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    Stibnite
    Wuning Mine (Wuling Mine; Qingjiang Mine)
    Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang Prefecture
    Jiangxi Province
    China

    Presented on a custom engraved acrylic base, this truly spectacular Stibnite consists of a highly aesthetic cluster, with a primary superb terminated single crystal and numerous, pronounced smaller crystals with varying degrees of placement, even perpendicular, to the main shaft. This metallic wonder is supremely aesthetic and quite robust for the variety. Nice terminations with minimal damage define the piece that exhibits a fine luster and complex form. The shiny offering is a classic gun metal gray coloration with lots of blue accents. This is simply an outstanding collector specimen of Stibnite. Measuring over 8 inches (20 cm) in height, this is an impressive representation with a phenomenal combination of size and quality. A most unique bonus is the fact this EXACT specimen is featured on the 'USGS Mineral Resources Program' page for Antimony. This offering showcases compelling geometry and is a very impactful display mineral. This discovery was the best of all, so tit is notable this hails from the famous 2003 pocket still regarded as producing the best of the species.
    Measurements: 8.27 x 4.72 x 2.19 inches (21.00 x 12.00 x 5.55 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Robert Lavinsky Collection


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    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
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