Dragon Minerals - Update January 28, 2019

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RF190: Cassiterite - $160
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Miniature - 5.7 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm (2.2 x 1.9 x 1.6 inches)
Weight - 230 grams (0.51 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

The Pingwu Beryl Mine on Mt Xuebaoding produces world-class scheelite, cassiterite, and aquamarine specimens, as well as the world's finest kësterite. Here we have a cassiterite example from this locality, composed of numerous sharp-edged and roughly triangular crystals with curved faces and very high luster. The color is a fine, deep metallic black. Minor silvery muscovite is also noted. A few small incomplete areas are noted, but these are not significant. Sits quite nicely for display without needing a stand.

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