SOLD Sphalerite and Calcite, Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia Large Cabinet 10 x 19 x 29 cm $4800.
SOLD The Nikolaevskiy Mine is one of the most famous and productive operations in Dal'negorsk. Superb specimens have been produced for years from this classic skarn-type deposit. The numbers of fine specimens in the last few years has tapered off to a trickle and a great percentage of these are being brokered in Russia and never leave the country. This is a great museum cabinet specimen from mining c. 2004 and precedes the current hot collecting scene in Russia. The sphalerites are exceptionally sharp and lustrous with a light druse of iridescent chalcopyrite that contrast perfectly with the calcite matrix. Beautiful and dramatic display specimen in all regards. In top condition.