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C531 - Grossular $ 490
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .


C564 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 1200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564d.jpg]

Color-zoned purple/blue Fluorite cube with 5 terminated Quartz crystals grown along the sides.Two small trivial nicks otherwise pristine. Wonderful transparency and aesthetics.


C584 - Roweite, Olshanskyite $ 200
Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584a.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584b.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584c.jpg]

Crystals of brown Roweite and white Olshanskyite in crystal sizes and quality not seen before this find. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found.


C602 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602d.jpg]

Chunky Quartz matrix covered on multiple sides by drusy Pyromorphite and on one side by larger crystals. The Crystal range from yellowish green to bright neon lime green that contrast well against the white matrix. A couple missing crystals keep the price much lower than the visual impact would suggest.


SM295 - Scorodite $ 250
Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295a.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295b.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295c.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295d.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295e.jpg]

Sharp lustrous scorodite crystals to 8mm, intergrwon with bright golden pyrites. The crystals from slightly translucent blue to darker, almost black.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


SM210 - Babingtonite $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM210a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM210b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM210c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM210d.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM210e.jpg]

A beautiful cluster of sharp black babingtonite crystals, with numerous being double terminated. This specimen is a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and with no visible damage. A couple of small, light green prhenite crystal groups are present as well. A very aesthetic and superb classic from this Chinese locality.


SM211 - Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211b.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211c.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211d.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211e.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211f.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211g.jpg]

A beautiful specimen hosting sharp black babingtonite crystals with light green prehnite on Quartz points. It's a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and no visible damage to any of the species. This example is in pristine condition and is as superb classic from this Chinese locality.


SM319 - Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite $ 300
Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
cabinet - 11.0 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM319a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM319b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM319c.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM319d.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Pingwu beryl mine, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM319f.jpg]

This is specimen with light blue, hexagonal, tabular crystals of gemmy aquamarine, on a three-dimensional matrix covered with bladed muscovite. Numerous large glassy crystals to 5cm wide, very clean.


SM459 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 6 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over. 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.


SM493 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. 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.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM593 - Cerussite $ 200
Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593a.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593b.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593c.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593d.jpg]

A solid V-shaped grouping of lemon-yellow/peach color Cerussite crystals from Yangshuo. It's a superb example with only one crystal showing contact, otherwise near perfect. A most pleasing combination of high luster, sharply terminated crystals, and beautiful color transition.


SM559 - Veszelyite $ 150
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.4 x 5.0 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. 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.


SM560 - Veszelyite $ 200
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. 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. Bottom of specimen has been sawn flat to better show display angles.



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