Scheelite on Muscovite, Ping Wu Mine, Xue Bao Ding, Sichuan, China, Mined ca. 1998, Kalaskie Collection #346, Small Cabinet 6.0 x 7.0 x 9.5 cm, $1500. Online 1/12.
Rich orange, lustrous scheelite, 4 x 4.5 cm on the edges contacting matrix and up to 5.5 cm along pyramidal edge. Muscovite crystals envelop the scheelite on all sides and the specimen is in top condition. Prior to the discovery of the Chinese scheelites, orange crystals of this size an magnitude were incredibly rare. As is often the case, recent Chinese discoveries have re-written the books on classic species. Mined ca. 1998 from the early finds. Betty Kalaskie Collection #346.