A thin concave plate of matrix typical of the Xuebaoding deposits that has crystals of most of the known minerals from here (Aquamarines, Scheelites, Cassiterites, Quartz, Muscovite etc). However, these are just the background for dozens of fine, sharp Kesterites coated by the equaly rare Mushingtonite. This is unquestionably the worlds best locality for these uncommon minerals, and these are excellent examples. Individual crystals reach about 1 CM though most are smaller. Clusters to about 3CM show the many forms and complex twinning well. A great combination piece this would usualy be trimmed into many fine thumbnails and miniatures but we chose to offer it as a rarely seen larger display specimen.
Irridescent thin stalactitic growths in a tight cluster showing a classic form . This material had been marketed as Siderite by some dealers, and priced very high. It is not Siderite, but it is very attractive and a great example of this small find.
This piece has some contacts but not that distract from the display quality. Comparisonsto some classic Geothite/ Hematite finds in Europe and the USA s inevitable. This materials is similar in many ways but far less pricey!