Here we have a large and hefty compound crystal of scheelite measuring to over 8cm and weighing over a pound, with complementing muscovite on the sides. The complex ‘stacked’ growth with its multiple terminations is very reminiscent of a series of mountain peaks. At and around the terminations the scheelite is super gemmy and glassy with its luster, and with backlighting the whole thing absolutely glows with vibrant orange and gold hues. This specimen has the characteristic ghostly white fluorescence under UV light that these pieces are known for.



Pingwu Beryl Mine, Mount Little Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China