Sphalerite - China
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
12cm x 11.5cm
In our opinion the sphalerite from this mine are some of the best to have come out of China. This specimen represents the top end. The crystals are bright and gemmy. The faces are complex and well defined; and the intense orange-red color is luscious. The two large lustrous sphalerite crystals are flawless and the specimen is well balanced.
Photo credit: Tom Spann