Dims: 1.4" x 1.1" x 0.9" (3.6 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 22.4 g
Yaogangxian Mine, Cheng Zhu, Hunan Province, China
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single, nearly complete Wolframite crystal that is attached to shards of at least 3 other crystals. All have the standard black color and bright, adamantine luster that is common for this mineral The most complete crystal has dimensions of 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.1" (2.8 x 2.0 x 0.3 cm) and has good form, showing its monoclinic form and a complete, intact termination. It is broken down near where its base would be. The other crystals are less than 50% complete and show both breakage and partial healing. They are held together by what appear to be small crusts of misshapen, bladed calcites, along with tiny muscovite crystals and a dark green material that I cannot identify.