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D462 - Quartz with inclusions $ 75
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462c.jpg]

Black hydrocarbon inclusions inside a transparent, double-terminated Quartz crystal. Fine and undamaged. Prefessionally mounted in a perky box.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.


LL117 - Acanthite $ 500
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.


LL122 - Hemimorphite $ 260
Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122d.jpg]

Bright blue, botryoidal Hemimorphite. Rich, translucent blue layer over matrix. From 1990s finds at a zinc mine in China.


LL408 - Babingtonite $ 180
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408d.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408e.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/LL408f.jpg]

Cluster of double-terminated Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's a floater, well crystallized all around with a contact or damage along the side of the large crystal, otherwise perfect all around.


LL493 - Calcite $ 250
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493a.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493c.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493e.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493f.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493g.jpg]

Double-terminated transparent Calcite crystals with sharp phantoms from Hematite inclusions. There are additional smaller crystals sticking out at right angles from the main crystal. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL417 - Ferberite with Fluorite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


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Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417a.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417b.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417c.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417d.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417e.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, complete all around. Thick and heavy with a small fluorite cube, Muscovite, and Calcite attached.


LL699 - Veszelyite $ 400
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL699a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL699b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL699c.jpg]

Two clusters of thick, blue, well terminated Veszelyite crystals atop a Quartz matrix. Undamaged and complete all around cluster. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.). There is also a vug on the bottom with additiional Veszelyite.
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