Description

    STANNITE
    Hunan Province
    China
    5.15 x 3.75 x 3.35 inches (13.1 x 9.55 x 8.52 cm)


    This mineral is a sulfide of Copper, Iron and Tin, and Stannite is used as an ore of Tin. From the Latin stannum meaning Tin, it is also known as "bell metal ore." The graphite gray Stannite over this piece surrounds a clustering of nice small Quartz crystals, and one relatively big, single Quartz crystal, with minimal damage to its tip and edging, bursts off the rock in majestic fashion. Where the crystal starts going from opaque to clear moving up towards the top, there is a crystal inclusion within the Quartz, which measures a not insignificant 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) from the flat base to the point of the crystal.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th-21st Thursday-Thursday
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