Dims: 1.97x1.18x0.83" (5.0x3.0x2.1cm)
Wt: 3.48oz (98.4g)
Yao Gang Xian Mine, Chen Zhou, Hunan Province, China
This is a nice wolframite specimen, dense, black with a metallic luster, and boasting the striated crystals and typical shapes and terminations of the specie. It also has at least 3 other minerals present, most notably a very nice cubic fluorite crystal perched nicely towards the top of the wolframite, and also a thin druze of arsenopyrite on the opposite side, and a mineral I have not identified is wedged into the wolframite. It is off-white, translucent, and looks like it may be a member of the mica family. The fluorite is transparent and nearly colorless but with a hint of blue, and it has a dusting of black specs dulling its luster.