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TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU61 - Quartz with Helvite $ 700
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 6 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61a.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61b.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61c.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61d.jpg]

Large, transparent Quartz crystal with attached and partially included black Helvite crystals. The Quartz has chlorite inclusions and has a well defined green phantom right near the termination. It also hasa slight reddixh cast in areas. As a bonus, the base of the crystal is completely rehealed.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


A304 - Calcite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.


CH103 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 290
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes atop a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 1500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.


TU224 - Quartz $ 600
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
large cabinet - 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm


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Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224a.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224b.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224c.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224d.jpg]

Amazing floater cluster composed entirely of double-terminated Quartz crystals. This stunning piece is complete all around and surprizingly undamaged for it's size and with so many different points sticking out in all directions. Individual Quartz crystals reach 14.5cm long. WAY better in person.


B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time. The backside is sawn revealing another small vug containing typical, darker blue Azurite crystals. If you want to add a large amount of bright blue to your case, this is the one.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B924 - Mimetite $ 400
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924c.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color.


T200 - Fluorite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Guyang, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200a.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200b.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200c.jpg]

Stepped octahedral Fluorite crystals that are highly translucent with a beautiful green coloration. Undamaged.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T425 - Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz $ 350
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425c.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425d.jpg]

Floater specimen of intergrown Quartz crystals covered on one side by Inesite, Hubeite (rare!), and Pyrite. The tip of the large Quartz crystal has damage, but this specimen is really about the great coverage of Inesite and Hubeite. These are now uncommon and no longer being found.

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