Dragon Minerals - Update January 20, 2019

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RF345: Stibnite and Calcite - $300
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang County, Loudi, Hunan, China
Cabinet - 9.5 x 9.3 x 6.5 cm (3.7 x 3.3 x 2.6 inches)
Weight - 230 grams (0.51 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available    Send an email to order

A classic Chinese stibnite specimen, featuring brightly metallic stibnite crystals stabbing though and surrounded by a multitude of colorless and mostly hexagonal, transparent calcite discoid crystals. Individual stibnite crystals reach 5.8 cm, and as is typical for this material, most are not terminated. The calcites reach almost 2 cm, and most are quite sharp. The specimen is complete 360 degrees as shown in the photos, with many possible display angles and only one 'back face'. The photos just don't capture the sculptural aesthetics of this specimen.

This specimen was part of Roy's 2003 Tucson display case, for which he was won a First Place ribbon and a Best Master trophy.









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