For sale is a beautiful gemmy sphalerite and quartz from Shizhuyan mine, China. This specimen is virtually solid sphalerite, with some quartz crystals on the surface, except for two negligible contacts this amazing piece is in pristine condition. This is a splendid example of the stunningly lustrous, large gem sphalerites found about 11 years ago, the crystals have glowing orange-red color and complex, glassy faces. As seen in the pic the crystals on one side of the specimen are darker but still have a good translucent color. This is a top specimen of Chinese sphalerite, the likes of which have not been seen for many years now.
KANGJIAWAN DEPOSIT, SHUIKOUSHAN FIELD, HUNAN, CHINA.
100 x 56 x 48mma