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


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.


T462 - Cinnabar $ 280
Fenghuang, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462a.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462b.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462c.jpg]

Quartz crystals and Dolomite lined vug with a perfect 1.3 cm 'drill-bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal.


T584 - Fluorite $ 300
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584c.jpg]

Complex, stepped Fluorite crystal, characteristic for this mine, on matrix. The crystal is 4.2cm wide and transparent, with a purple/blue color. Glassy luster, complete and undamaged.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C246 - Fluorite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246c.jpg]

Large, clear octahedron of Fluorite with Quartz crystals. Large, smooth flat crystal faces with a small natural step on the back face.


C287 - Fluorite with Scheelite $ 350
Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287a.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287b.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287c.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite crystals to 2.8cm on matrix associated with Scheelite crystals and Calcite. The Scheelite crystals reach 1cm in size.


C398 - Veszelyite $ 400
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over this one, with the main vug open a full 4cm across the front and another 5cm running down the side. Very rich sample. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C399 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm lining open vug in matrix. Numerous small but very good undamaged crystals. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Sawcut on base.


C401 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 9mm lining vugs in matrix. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C400 - Veszelyite $ 350
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 3mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over the ridges and vugs. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C426 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 400
Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426c.jpg]

Tabular Aquamarine crystals adjacent to a clear Quartz crystal, on Muscovite. These Aquas are typically found on flat plates of Muscovite and the structure and display of this one is unique and striking. There are 3 main Aqua crystals, one of which has some interference growth on one side which is not damage. Professionally cleaned and exceptionally clean and bright.


C430 - Ilvaite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430c.jpg]

A double-terminated Ilvaite with a smaller crystal sticking out one side. All the terminations are perfect, and there are small attached Quartz crystals.


C496 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496d.jpg]

Smokey Quartz crystals that are covered by small, outwardly growing white Quartz crystals, that are in turn covered by inky blue Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


C520 - Cerussite $ 350
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 1.8 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520c.jpg]

Reticulated Cerussite crystal from a limited (one time?) find in the Daoping Mine. An unusual coloration for Cerussite with yellows and pinks making rare and unique specimens. Front and back sides shown.



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