Species: Sphalerite, Calcite
Locality: Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Dimensions: 22 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm.
China’s Shuikoushan Mine has produced superb gemmy honey-brown to red sphalerite specimens for over twenty five years. In recent years, however, few of these beautiful and distinctive sphalerites have been available. This is a KILLER and quite large plate of lustrous, super-gemmy orange-red crystals to 1.5 cm. associated with contrasting white bladed calcite crystals, from a small NEW find. The quality is really superlative for this locality, and the contrast with the calcite crystals is wonderful as well. In super condition as seen. A fine contemporary Chinese mineral classic!! Mark Cross photo.