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Cassiterite- gemmy crystals on matrix
Ximeng County, Pu'er Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2020

An nice older Chinese specimen of the dark transparent Cassiterites from Ximeng that are now very uncommon. These lustrous crystals on contrasting matrix show both twinned and untwinned forms. These are a dark brown to almost golden on some edges and are prettier in person. This find was unlike any other Cassiterites found in China, being more similar to the best from Bolivia, yet still recognizably different.




Cassiterite- gemmy crystals on matrix
Ximeng County, Pu'er Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2020

An nice older Chinese specimen of the dark transparent Cassiterites from Ximeng that are now very uncommon. These lustrous crystals on contrasting matrix show both twinned and untwinned forms. These are a dark brown to almost golden on some edges and are prettier in person. This find was unlike any other Cassiterites found in China, being more similar to the best from Bolivia, yet still recognizably different.