Stibnite Clusters on Quartz with Calcite


I’m not sure where to begin with this piece – it’s another one of my favorites and I notice something new every time I study it. Besides being huge, the most obvious feature are the Stibnite clusters – their delicateness, metallic luster and flower-like shape is amazing. Then you have Calcite crystals in a few places, but none as attention-grabbing as the perfect rectangular crystal dead center – crazy. Then the crystalline Quartz contrasting with the black matrix. This piece has so much going on – but it’s top notch and in excellent condition.

Location: Xikuangshan Mine, Hunan Province, China

Size: 23 x 12 x 8 cm