Scheelite and Muscovite, Mt Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China

Large, brightly fluorescent, pseudo-octahedral scheelite crystal on a matrix of non-fluorescent muscovite plates. From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China; likely collected from the Pukouliang Mine. The size of this specimen is 100 x 89 x 80 mm, and it weighs 591 grams.

Scheelite specimens from the Mt Xuebaoding area were once relatively abundant, but this area is now closed to mining and these beautiful scheelites have become much less common and far more expensive.