Dragon Minerals - Update July 14, 2019

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Scheelite and Muscovite - $75
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm (1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 inches)
122 grams (0.27 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

Mt Xuebaoding has long been famous as a premier locality for scheelite. In this example, an opaque but sharp and nicely lustrous scheelite crystal sits on a bed of silvery muscovite. As is typical for the species, the scheelite glows a brilliant bluish-white under shortwave UV (second picture). Very minor edgewear is seen under the hand lens but there is no damage visible to the naked eye. Sits beautifully for display on the muscovite nest and feldspar 'legs' (fourth picture). A fine example.

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