Classic Stolzite from Zinnwald

Classic Stolzite from Zinnwald from Zinnwald, Saxony, Germany (or Cínovec, Bohemia, Czech Republic)


Robert Lavinsky


Sharp crystals of Stolzite with a good yellow color, to 9 mm in size, make this a rare locality and an important rarity piece. It is interesting to note that this specimen has a label dated 1835, which predates the identification of Stolzite, which was actually discovered on material from this locality mislabeled as Scheelite or Wulfenite. While both occur here, this elongated habit is indicative of the Stolzite, and the timing is right as the material was collected at this time. In 1845, Stolzite was recognized as a species and remains the only species first identified from this very prolific locality. Note the locality listed is Zinnwald - this can either be in Germany, or directly across the Czech border in Cínovec.


Zinnwald, Saxony, Germany (or Cínovec, Bohemia, Czech Republic)


6.0 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm.