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    Scheelite
    Pingwu beryl mine (Huya W-Sn-Be deposit; Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit)
    Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co.
    Mianyang, Sichuan
    China

    From the famed Mt. Xuebaoding locality, this Scheelite is incredibly gemmy with superb luster and sharp shape. From "older" material, circa the 1990s era, this phenomenal example features one relatively massive well-formed crystal with a diamond shape and layered faces joined by several lesser crystals all revealed naturally from an expansive yet limited and balanced Muscovite matrix. A nick to the smaller "sidecar" is the only visible issue with this amazing representation of the iconic mineral. From the collection of Dr. Steve Smale, this impressive offering with a superb, saturated golden coloration comes presented on a custom engraved acrylic base. This is simply an amazing Scheelite with incredible coloration and excellent luster.
    Measurements: 4.59 x 3.46 x 2.03 inches (11.65 x 8.80 x 5.15 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Steve Smale Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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