For sale is an outstanding gem spalerite group from Aliva mine, Spain. Sphalerite is a zinc sulphide mineral (Zn,Fe)S that is the chief ore of zinc. While common as massive ore and crystals, gem quality rough is extremely rare. Gems that display flashes of light are prized for their exceptional fire. Wonderful size specimen, with no damage, its actually a floater group. Crystal definition is first rate! This location has been of limited from collectors since 1989, and its now inside a national park. These world famous specimen rarely come to market now days. Ex Alan Arnold collection.
ALIVIA MINE, PICOS DE EUROPA, SPAIN.
42 x 39 x 18mm.