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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.


SM394 - Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz $ 160
Tongren Prefecture, China
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394a.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394b.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394c.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394d.jpg]

A 1cm wide group of sharply terminated Cinnabar crystals on white Calcite crystals is seen in the center of this specimen surrounded by yellow, iridescent Quartz crystals. The Cinnabar crystals are also slightly iridescent and have no damage other than very minor edge chipping.


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.


SM561 - Veszelyite $ 90
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 4.6 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM561a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM561b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM561c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM561d.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.


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.


SM565 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565d.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM564 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM563 - Veszelyite $ 120
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM563a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM563b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM563c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM563d.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.


SM562 - Veszelyite $ 120
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM562a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM562b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM562c.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.



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