This is a huge size cervantite and stibnite from a locality that ceased production at least 80 years ago, Fordhams Reef, Pretty Gully via Tabulum, NSW. The stibnite basically makes up the whole specimen, with the earthy cervantite making up less than 5 percent of the specimen. The stibnite is bright and shiny on the display side, and somewhat duller on the rear ( see pic) This classic norther NSW piece, is incredibly rare, I would be surprised if there was another cervantite and stibnite from this location, outside of the Australian Museum collection. The specimen has identification P G 410 on the base in old marker. This is a seriously rare stibnite location, and as for the combination cervantite and stibnite this is without doubt the largest I have ever seen from Australia!! Very very few specimen are ever seen from this old Drake-Tabulum field, which in its early years bore all the hopes of a new Broken Hill!!!
FORDHAMS REEF, PRETTY GULLY, VIA TABULUM, NSW.
110 x 88 x 74mm.