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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.


LL830 - Wulfenite $ 2400
Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830a.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830b.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830g.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830h.jpg]

Large specimen loaded with red Wulfenite crystals (top Red Cloud color) with individual crystals to over 2cm. The majority of these have a more orange color, sometimes with white coatings, and are paper thin. This one has great color, no white coatings, and robust crystals - a very good one for the locality! A very good example from this find, specimens from which were previously labelled as coming from the "Kurutag Mountains'.


LL873 - Fluorite $ 1200
Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 8 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873a.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873b.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873c.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873d.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873e.jpg]

Transparent green crystals to Fluorite to 3.5cm on matrix. These are often found as solid masses of Fluorite crystals without matrix and this one is uncommon for the well isolated crystals on matrix. A beautiful large and showy specimen in great condition. An older piece, I have owned this specimen for about 20 years.


LL861 - Veszelyite $ 350
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861c.JPG] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. This recently mined specimen features a sharp 7mm crystal of vivid blue Veszelyite crystal on matrix. 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.).


LL862 - Veszelyite $ 400
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. This recently mined specimen features a number of crystal groups of vivid blue Veszelyite to 7mm in size on matrix. 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.).


LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL691 - Veszelyite $ 380
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.8 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691c.jpg]

A 9mm cluster of blue Veszelyite crystals on matrix. 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.). Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable, and these new specimens have an added bonus of sometimes forming fan-shaped clusters such as this one. The cluster is well isolated, complete and undamaged all around.


LL990 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 275
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990d.jpg]

Transparent to translucent Scheelite octahedra to 2.2 cm on Muscovite. Aesthetic stacked group of crystals.


LL991 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 175
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991c.jpg]

Transparent to translucent Scheelite octahedra to 2.5 cm on Muscovite. Undamaged.


LL988 - Scheelite with Aquamarine $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988a.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988b.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988c.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988d.jpg]

Vibrant orange Scheelite octahedra to 2cm wide on Muscovite with tabular Aquamarine crystals.
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