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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


ANHUI PROVINCE

Copper with Cuprite
Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Side
Side
Copper with Cuprite.

Recorded under neon light
 

ETW74AP3: Arborescent aggregate of native Copper, very aerial, with well defined crystals for the species, with good luster and partially coated by very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals, lustrous and deep red.
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 12.3 × 4.8 cm = 4.49” × 4.84” × 1.89”




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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TFB76AN9: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit and very well marked, transparent, lustrous polycrystalline growths, with shades between deep blue and violet and with intense geometric color zoning, on a matrix of small Quartz crystals. From a locality not well known for quality fluorites.
Jingbian Mine, Hengbu, Zongyang, Anqing Prefecture, Anhui Province  China

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.32” × 2.28” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
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FUJIAN PROVINCE

Manganese oxides after Helvine with Spessartine
Manganese oxides after Helvine with Spessartine.
 

TR50V2: Manganese oxides after tetrahedral crystals of Helvine. On a matrix with small crystals of Spessartine that also partially coat the former Helvine. These samples were initially described as the species “Helvine” but later they were confirmed as pseudomorphous after Helvine.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2005)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.24” × 1.69” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.42” × 0.83”




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Beryl

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR29AN9: Single Beryl crystal with an unusual cylindrical habit, with a progressive narrowing in the lower part and a finely polycrystalline termination. It is transparent, lustrous, and with very distinct color zoning: pink in the middle, with greenish blue tones at the ends. Of the best possible quality for this deposit.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China

Specimen size: 5 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.55” × 0.55”




Beryl. Front
Front
Beryl. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EP74AM0: Fluorite crystals with the combined faces of the cube and the dodecahedron. Very transparent, with good luster and a very intense violet color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.9 × 3.6 cm = 2.87” × 2.32” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 0.75” × 0.67”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

MG89AM0: Cubic crystals clearly beveled by dodecahedron faces, transparent, very shiny, and somewhat bicolored between blue and green. On matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.48” × 2.40” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.02”

Minor fluorescence long UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

MF70AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Fluorite crystals with the dominant faces of the dodecahedron, with slightly rough surfaces that are with smaller and smooth cube faces. The crystals, very transparent and bright, are dichroic and their color varies from the blue to the green depending on the kind of light that is used. On a matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.44” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.42”




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GUANGDONG PROVINCE

Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

THL86AN3: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.42”




Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Side
Side
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TMR96AN4: Aerial Malachite floater group with very aesthetic irregular growths. It has an intense silky luster, bands of different shades of green, and surface areas with a fibrous appearance. Very elegant.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 1.26”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM27AN6: Botryoidal Malachite growth of extraordinarily aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6 × 4.4 cm = 2.68” × 2.36” × 1.73”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TGM98AN3: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.8 × 4 cm = 2.72” × 2.68” × 1.57”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

TRM66AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 7 × 3.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.76” × 1.46”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EYZ71AO0: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic forms of Malachite, banded with different shades of green and with an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.95” × 2.91” × 1.61”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

TRT91AN4: Aerial Malachite floater group with very aesthetic irregular growths. It has an intense silky luster, bands of different shades of green, and surface areas with a fibrous appearance. Very elegant.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.03” × 1.69” × 1.46”




Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
Malachite. Side
Side
Malachite. Side
Side
Order
Malachite
Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TFN27AN6: Botryoidal Malachite growth of extraordinarily aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5 × 3.2 cm = 3.11” × 1.97” × 1.26”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA66AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 3.15” × 1.77” × 1.06”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

MXZ72AO2: Columnar and stalactitic growths, very aerial, of Malachite, with the intense silky sheen typical of specimens from this locality, which gives them a peculiar "chatoyant" appearance. Deep green in color, it also has some curious concretionary Malachite growths with a much lighter tone, with small recrystallized holes in the terminations, probably due to very rapid growth.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.15” × 3.07” × 1.89”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

EEB94AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
This particular piece features a pareidolia phenomenon, simulating a group of human figures (or a pair of joined water bottles)
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 8 × 3.3 cm = 3.27” × 3.15” × 1.30”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EBR90AP3: Columnar and stalactitic growths, very aerial, of Malachite with the intense silky luster typical of specimens from this locality and which gives them a peculiar chatoyant appearance. Deep green in color, it also has some curious Malachite concretions of much lighter tone and small holes recrystallized in the terminations, almost certainly due to very rapid growth.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 6.7 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 0.6 cm = 1.54” × 0.24”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

EXA47AO0: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic forms of Malachite, banded in different shades of green and with an intense silky luster, which give it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 3.43” × 1.02” × 0.91”




Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz
Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TD53AL7: Rosette-like growths of very flattened sharp lenticular Hematite crystals with good luster and on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A modern classic which is now scarce due to the disappearance of the locality where they used to be found.
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China

Specimen size: 18.1 × 10.2 × 7.3 cm = 7.13” × 4.02” × 2.87”




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Mimetite

During the 2003 Tucson Show the main novelty was, without doubt, the new Chinese Mimetites.
As you can see their quality is exceptional. We selected the more colorful orange ones, leaving from those we saw the more yellowish ones as they are too similar in our opinion of the former Thailand ones. Also we tried to get the more perfect specimens with the nicer and sharper forms.

Mimetite
 

PZ67F2: Two generation of Mimetite, of a different color, come together in this specimen. The orange of the first is very intense and the second is a yellow.
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (01/2003)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 × 5 cm = 2.76” × 1.77” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION

Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

EFM71AP3: Very aerial crystal of translucent Fluorite, with a violet color on the edges and blue in the center of the crystal, on a fine Quartz matrix.
Higher quality than usual for this locality.
Dachang District, Nandan, Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 4.02” × 3.07” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4 × 4 cm = 1.57” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

ELP94AP3: Very aerial group of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit, translucent with a pale blue color, almost totally covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite microcrystals with the well known saddle-shaped habit. Very original, very different from those generally known, and with an extraordinary aesthetic.
Daguishan, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (08/2022)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 16.7 × 13.8 cm = 5.83” × 6.57” × 5.43”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.7 cm = 1.46” × 1.46”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€980 / US$1011 / ¥141960 / AUD$1511

Fluorite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Dolomite.
Reservado
Topaz
Topaz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Topaz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

ERB46AP3: Isolated Topaz crystal of good size, on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms, between transparent and translucent depending on the area, lustrous and pale blue, a rarity in China with this quality and size.
Daguishan, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (10/2021)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.1 × 6.8 cm = 2.87” × 2.01” × 2.68”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Rhodochrosite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TRF16AN6: Druse, on matrix, of very flattened and sharp lenticular crystals of Rhodochrosite, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. Very fine and elegant.
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu, Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2021)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.52” × 2.24” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Guilin area

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TYV66AN3: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with parallel polycrystalline growths and hopper growths. Translucent, with good luster and a very intense and uniform green color.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyromorphite
 

TH67T2: Group of crystals with slightly curved faces and edges, with excellent terminations and most of them doubly terminated, very bright and with excellent color, very uniform.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2009)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.83” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
 

TE57N9: Very aerial group of crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with multiple terminations as pinacoid. Their luster and color, very vivid and uniform, are excellent.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2009)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.91” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyromorphite
 

EQ46X3: Very aerial miniature formed by divergent aggregates of very elongated prismatic crystals, almost acicular but with good terminations. Those crystals show a good luster and a uniform apple-green color.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2010)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.18” × 0.98”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
 

TJ87S9: Group of translucent crystals with an intense green color and on matrix. Some of them are doubly terminated, with slight curvatures on their edges and hollow terminations.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2009)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyromorphite
 

LA69AK4: Floater group with parallel growths, very marked hopper formations and very sharp pyramidal polycrystalline terminations. Bright and a uniform yellowish green. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 680), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2009)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.73” × 0.79” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
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Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.
 

TB6Z7: Botryoidal Plumbogummite growth with velvety surfaces and a very deep and intense greenish-blue color coating a matrix of yellow Pyromorphite crystals. Due to the softness of the surface the sample has some small whitish points produced by light scuffs. Both the Plumbogummite and Pyromorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.63” × 0.59”




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Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
 

TE17Z6: Botryoidal Plumbogummite growths, with velvety surfaces and a very deep and intense bluish-greenish color, coating a matrix of yellow Pyromorphite crystals. Due to the softness of the surfaces the sample has some small whitish points produced by light scuffs. Both the Plumbogummite and Pyromorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.94” × 0.91”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.
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Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.
 

TF47Z6: Botryoidal Plumbogummite growths, with velvety surfaces and a very deep and intense bluish-greenish color, coating a matrix of yellow Pyromorphite crystals. Due to the softness of the surfaces the sample has some small whitish points produced by light scuffs. Both the Plumbogummite and Pyromorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 1.26” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite
 

MP48AA7: Aggregate of Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with parallel growths and slight curvatures on their faces and edges, with a yellowish green color and coated by bluish-green Plumbogummite with yellowish shades in some areas. Both the Pyromorphite and the Plumbogummite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (02/2014)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.12”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
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Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
 

MK87AA7: Aggregate of Pyromorphite crystals with parallel growths and slight curvatures on their faces and edges, with a yellowish green color and coated by bluish-green Plumbogummitewith yellowish shades in some areas. Both the Pyromorphite and the Plumbogummite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (02/2014)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.54” × 1.14” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.51” × 0.28”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite
 

TC94AB6: Parallel aggregate of elongated Pyromorphite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with hollowed terminations and partially coated and embedded by bluish Plumbogummite. The samples are from a very recent find and have different morphological characteristics compared to those previously known. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.30” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.5 cm = 1.57” × 0.59”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Top
Top
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Pyromorphite and Plumbogummite
Pyromorphite and Plumbogummite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite and Plumbogummite. Rear
Rear
 

TA50AB6: Fanlike aggregate of elongated Pyromorphite crystals with hollowed terminations and partially coated and embedded by intense sky blue Plumbogummite. The samples are from a very recent find and have different morphological characteristics compared to those previously known. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.1 × 2.2 cm = 2.20” × 2.01” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.35”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MHZ90AO1: Botryoidal aggregate of translucent Plumbogummite with a very vivid and uniform blue color. On Quartz matrix with Pyromorphite impregnations. Both the Plumbogummite and the Pyromorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (02/2014)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 3.3 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 1.30”

With analysis copy



Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite and Quartz. Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite and Quartz.
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GUIZHOU PROVINCE

Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB74AO1: Acute rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, twinned, doubly terminated, of a very considerable size, very aerial and on a matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and small water-clear Quartz crystals. Great quality.
Tongren Mine, Tongren, Tongren Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 4 × 3.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.22” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.59”




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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum

Recorded under neon light
 

TMB26AN5: Fluorite crystals, very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous, covering a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, and all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum. The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium were found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.50” × 1.42” × 0.75”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

With analysis copy



Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TFB46AN5: Fluorite crystals, very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous, covering a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, and all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum. The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium were found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.18” × 0.94”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

With analysis copy



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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum

Recorded under neon light
 

TFA47AN4: Very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Fluorite crystals that cover a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum.
The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium have been found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.8 × 2.6 cm = 2.72” × 1.89” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.55”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

With analysis copy



Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFB67AN4: Very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Fluorite crystals that cover a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum.
The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium have been found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.76” × 1.65” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.47”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

With analysis copy



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Fluorite
 

ET87AM1: Very aerial growth of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit, but with curious deformations and marked polycrystalline growths. The crystals are translucent, lustrous, and have an intense violet color that is concentrated especially on the edges. Different….
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 4.92” × 1.81” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.43”




Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear
 

AX11AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.35” × 0.28”




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

AV13AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.39” × 0.31”




Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear
 

AR12AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 2,7 × 1.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.51” × 0.55”




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HENAN PROVINCE

Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

MMX97AO0: Spheroidal growth of small translucent Fluorite crystals, with great luster and an intense and uniform emerald-green color, something remarkable since the vast majority of pieces found so far in this mining district were of a more or less intense lilac-purple color, but they are not noted for a greenish color as intense as the one shown by this specimen.
Guxian (Minggang), Tongbai Xian, Henan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.8 × 2,1 cm = 1.38” × 1.10” × 0.79”




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Top
Top
Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EDL99AN8: Spheroidal growth of small translucent octahedral Fluorite crystals, with good luster and an intense and uniform emerald-green color, something remarkable because the vast majority of pieces found so far in this mine were of a more or less intense lilac-purple color which, due to lack of the intense green shown by this specimen, did not stand out.
Guxian (Minggang), Tongbai Xian, Henan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.81” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 4 cm = 1.65” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

MXJ93AO0: Growth of small Fluorite crystals that form a large sphere. Translucent, with excellent luster and an intense and uniform dark green color, which is remarkable since the vast majority of pieces found so far in this mining district were more or less intense lilac-purple, but they are not noted for a greenish color as intense as the one shown by this specimen.
Guxian (Minggang), Tongbai Xian, Henan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.1 × 7.5 cm = 3.46” × 3.19” × 2.95”




Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

MZ74AH1: Globular Fluorite Crystal of great size. It is translucent with deep green color and white inclusions and is implanted on a crystalline Quartz matrix.
Guxian (Minggang), Tongbai Xian, Henan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 10 × 9.7 × 4.7 cm = 3.94” × 3.82” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.48” × 2.13”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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HUBEI PROVINCE

Chalcopyrite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

ETT50AP1: From a find made in the spring of 2022. Botryoidal microcrystalline growth of Chalcopyrite, shiny and with reddish and mauve metallic iridescence, on a Calcite matrix. Very unusual.
Daguangshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (05/2022)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.57” × 1.14” × 0.83”




Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcopyrite with Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

ERB90AP1: From a recent find in the spring of 2022. Botryoidal microcrystalline growth of Chalcopyrite, lustrous and with golden metallic iridescence, on matrix, with Calcite crystals. Very unusual.
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ number 168/2022, page 17
Daguangshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (05/2022)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.9 × 1.8 cm = 2.52” × 1.93” × 0.71”




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Pyrite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

EPR97AP2: Botryoidal Pyrite growths with very vivid metallic iridescence, very lustrous, in matrix, with acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Daguangshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.95” × 1.69” × 1.02”




Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

ETV96AP1: Twinned Calcite crystal rich in complex crystal forms. Very transparent and lustrous, colorless, and in matrix.
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.14” × 1.10” × 0.98”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

ELP48AP3: Doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal, on matrix, transparent and extraordinarily lustrous, with reddish inclusions of iron oxides. A miniature of great quality and very aesthetic.
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2022)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 0.79”




Calcite.
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Calcite with Hematite inclusions
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Hematite inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

ELM67AP1: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant, very rich in crystal forms, with the dominant scalenohedron, transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and with reddish inclusions of iron oxides. Elegant and very aesthetic.
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.71”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

EMM91AP3: Group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and of good size, translucent, very bright and with reddish inclusions of iron oxides that got concentrated at the vertices.
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2022)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.8 × 6.3 cm = 4.49” × 4.25” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 4 cm = 2.52” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite. Calcite.
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Hubeite with Inesite
Hubeite with Inesite. Hubeite with Inesite.
Hubeite with Inesite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR78AP3: Equant transparent to translucent Hubeite crystals, with great luster and a brown color with very deep reddish tones, in a group of deep pink, very elongated and flattened Inesite crystals.
This specimen comes from the type locality for Hubeite.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (±2003)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.09” × 0.94”

Type locality



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Calcite with Pyrite
 

TT89AE3: Two generations of Calcite crystals, one of them in small white scalenohedral crystals and the other in two large, colorless, clear and very bright crystals with the faces of a dominant scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedron. They are on matrix, with cubic Pyrite crystals. A very elegant sample, very different from specimens previously seen from the locality.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2015)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7.4 × 8.6 cm = 4.61” × 2.91” × 3.39”

Main crystal size: 7.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.99” × 2.01”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
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Analcime with Quartz
Analcime with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Analcime with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

ELR67AP1: Very sharp trapezohedral Analcime crystals, transparent, lustrous, on matrix, with small quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from a find from the year 2021, and is characterized by an unusual transparency of the crystals.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 0.87” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”




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Analcime with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

EML88AP1: Very sharp trapezohedral Analcime crystals, transparent, lustrous, on matrix, with small quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from a find from the year 2021, and is characterized by an unusual transparency of the crystals.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 0.91” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”




Analcime with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Analcime with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) with Calcite, Hubeite and Quartz
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) with Calcite, Hubeite and Quartz. Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) with Calcite, Hubeite and Quartz.
 

EX47AL4: Clusters of tabular Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) crystals, very sharp, transparent and shiny, with dark inclusions of small Hubeite crystals that are concentrated mainly on the edges. On matrix and with related Quartz and Calcite crystals.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.17” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”




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Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite
 

TVR64AN4: A centered fan-shaped group of very elongated Inesite crystals with sharp crystal forms and good terminations. They are translucent, deep pink in color and on a crystalline ‘Apophyllite’ base with small dark crystals that were initially named Babingtonite-Mn but which, in the end, turned out to be the new species Hubeite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Front
Front
Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Front
Front
Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Side
Side
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Inesite with Hubeite
Inesite with Hubeite. Inesite with Hubeite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MG67AJ4: Hubeite crystals with a very good length for the species. They are very well defined and bright with a dark brown color and implanted on very fine Inesite crystals that are between translucent and transparent, bright and with an intense pink color. The Chinese Hubeites that even during their best times were scarce are currently very difficult to find.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9 × 4 cm = 4.41” × 3.54” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”

Former collection of Miguel Salvador Robles



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Hubeite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

MTA66AO0: Groups of very sharp Hubeite crystals much larger than usual for what was known up to now for the species, with good luster and a dark reddish brown color, implanted on a matrix with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (±2001)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 9.7 × 3.7 cm = 3.07” × 3.82” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”

Type locality



Hubeite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hubeite with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hubeite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcopyrite with Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EEA49AP1: From an unusual discovery made in the year 2022. Polycrystalline growths of crystals of very shiny Chalcopyrite on a Calcite matrix.
Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 8.2 × 5 cm = 3.31” × 3.23” × 1.97”




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Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

EBB46AP1: From an unusual discovery made in the year 2022. Botryoidal, spheroidal and very aerial stalagmites of very shiny Chalcopyrite microcrystals on a matrix of the same Chalcopyrite. Spectacular.
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ number 168/2022, page 16
Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.4 × 5.1 cm = 4.49” × 3.31” × 2.01”




Chalcopyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcopyrite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcopyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TGR14AN7: Stalactitic growths of Chalcocite covered by a thin film of Chalcopyrite, with dominant blue and magenta tones. The existing bibliography suggests that in some cases Chalcocite may be partially substituted by Djurleite.
Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2019)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.98” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




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Calcite with Celestine

Recorded under neon light
 

TRB87AN4: Calcite crystal with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron, translucent, with good luster and a pale yellow color, on matrix, with sharp crystals of Celestine, very transparent, lustrous and with a very pale blue color.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite with Celestine. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Celestine. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TXM37AP3: From a discovery in the year 2022 in the Daye area: Parallel growths of lenticular and very aerial Calcite crystals, on matrix. They are translucent, lustrous, yellow in color with red Hematite inclusions and geometric color zoning. Very aesthetic.
Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2022)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”


€230 / US$237 / ¥33310 / AUD$354

Reservado
Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TYB37AP3: From a discovery in the year 2022 in the Daye area: Parallel growths of lenticular and very aerial Calcite crystals, on matrix. They are translucent, lustrous, yellow in color with red Hematite inclusions and geometric color zoning. Very aesthetic.
Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2022)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.69” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TJA87AP3: From a discovery in the year 2022 in the Daye area: Parallel growths of lenticular and very aerial Calcite crystals, on matrix. They are translucent, lustrous, yellow in color with red Hematite inclusions and geometric color zoning. Very aesthetic.
Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2022)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.72” × 1.89” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”


€280 / US$288 / ¥40560 / AUD$431

Reservado

HUNAN PROVINCE

Calcite with iron oxides inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TFF67AO5: Parallel growths of Calcite crystals with very sharp prism forms, terminated by flattened rhombohedron faces, transparent, lustrous, with very pronounced phantom growths, colorless and with pink inclusions.
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.6 × 6.6 cm = 3.66” × 3.39” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.98”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite with iron oxides inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with iron oxides inclusions. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EP89AM0: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 2.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.70” × 0.94” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.79”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite
 

EK89AM0: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 7 × 3 cm = 4.41” × 2.76” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EAX52AO7: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform green color.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 13.4 × 9.8 × 5.4 cm = 5.28” × 3.86” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.47”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite
 

JR50X5: Group of very well defined octahedral crystals with clear green color, polycrystalline growths on their faces and small cubic recrystallizations on some of their octahedral points.
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2000)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.5 × 6 cm = 3.74” × 2.56” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 6 × 4.5 cm = 2.36” × 1.77”

Minor fluorescence long UV



Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
 

TM16X6: Aggregate of very sharp cubic crystals that are very bright and have very well marked phantom growths, translucent in the central area and transparent on the edges. They have an intense and uniform green color. A great decorative sample.
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (1998)

Specimen size: 16 × 12.5 × 5.7 cm = 6.30” × 4.92” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.61”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Valentinite with Quartz
 

MA89AG7: Spheroidal aggregates of radial Valentinite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright, with a color between yellow and orange, both intense and uniform. On a rocky matrix with Quartz coatings.
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 8.9 × 3.5 cm = 3.58” × 3.50” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.31” × 0.31”




Valentinite with Quartz. Valentinite with Quartz.
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Yaogangxian Mine

Stannite with Muscovite and Arsenopyrite
Stannite with Muscovite and Arsenopyrite. Stannite with Muscovite and Arsenopyrite.
 

TAZ76AO3: Group on matrix of lustrous dark grey Stannite crystals whose faces and edges show very pronounced curvatures. The Stannite contrasts with the lamellar crystals of Muscovite and the crystals of Arsenopyrite, which are very sharp and have a lighter metallic tone.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Bournonite with Boulangerite
 

TTV14AN4: Group of Bournonite crystals with a short prismatic habit, some of them doubly terminated, lustrous, and covered by acicular Boulangerite crystals. The Bournonite habit is unusual for the locality, so we had it analyzed, and it indeed turned out to be Bournonite.
We will send this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which contains the label, and also a copy of the analysis.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 0.83” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”

With analysis copy

Former collection of Bob Noble



Bournonite with Boulangerite. Bournonite with Boulangerite.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

JM76X9: Floater aggregate of crystals, formed by the dodecahedron, the octahedron and the cube, with a small coating of Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated. The sample is from the first Fluorite finds at the Yaogangxian mine.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±1992)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.93” × 1.65”

Former collection of James Catmur



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

GC29AK0: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals whose forms are disguised due to the intense polycrystalline growth which is translucent, bright with an uniform green color and on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 212) whose file we will send to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2006)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.1 × 4.8 cm = 4.06” × 3.19” × 1.89”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

TZ72J8: Group of cubic crystals, very transparent and extraordinarily bright, with echeloned growths on vertices and a very well marked zonation of color on corners and edges. The matrix is a group of Quartz crystals.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 18 × 9 × 6.2 cm = 7.09” × 3.54” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.65”




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Sphalerite
 

TZX14AN2: Floater twinned Sphalerite crystal, flattened, sharp and very lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Front
Front
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

EB13J0: A practically spherical group of small crystals of bright and very well defined faces and edges, on a matrix of prismatic crystals of Quartz. The specimen is much more esthetic than the picture suggests.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 4 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.30” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




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Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite)
 

TA78Z0: Spheroidal, almost a floater, aggregate of twinned Chalcopyrite crystals with parallel growths of Ferberite crystals and small mossy Boulangerite (variety plumosite) aggregates.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2006)

Specimen size: 4 × 4 × 3.9 cm = 1.57” × 1.57” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.55” × 0.24”




Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite) . Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite) . Rear
Rear
Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite) .
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Arsenopyrite with Quartz
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
 

TY16AN2: Group of Arsenopyrite crystals with very marked curvatures and parallel growths on some faces and edges that give them a curious habit reminiscent of a mushroom. The Arsenopyrite is on matrix, with lustrous and transparent Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.22” × 1.06” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Scheelite with Fluorite, Quartz and Calcite
 

EF97AC6: Dipyramidal Scheelite crystals with a very good smoky color, an unusual shape, flattened and with parallel growths, with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and on matrix, with Quartz, Calcite and small cubic Fluorite crystals.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2012)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.38” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.63”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Scheelite with Fluorite, Quartz and Calcite. Scheelite with Fluorite, Quartz and Calcite.
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Hübnerite with Quartz
Hübnerite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hübnerite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MBL88AO4: Groups of very sharp Hübnerite crystals, with a short prism that gives them an appearance between tabular and lamellar. Very lustrous, with vivid reddish internal reflections, implanted in a matrix covered by white microcrystals of Quartz. The matrix was sawn on the back.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.34” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

With analysis copy



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Hübnerite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MFA1AO4: Groups of very sharp Hübnerite crystals, with a short prism that gives them an appearance between tabular and lamellar. Very lustrous, with vivid reddish internal reflections, implanted in a matrix covered by white microcrystals of Quartz. The matrix was sawn on the back.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.05” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

With analysis copy



Hübnerite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hübnerite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Hübnerite with Quartz
Hübnerite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hübnerite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MLR52AO4: Groups of very sharp Hübnerite crystals, with a short prism that gives them an appearance between tabular and lamellar. Very lustrous, with vivid reddish internal reflections, implanted in a matrix covered by white microcrystals of Quartz. The matrix was sawn on the back.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 1.4 cm = 2.87” × 2.05” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

With analysis copy



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Sphalerite from Rucheng

In the Kanjianwan mine they found these excellent Sphalerites. They have very well defined crystal forms and are red (a little darker than the ones from Aliva, Spain). They are accompanied by Quartz and Galena so the overall effect is esthetic and competitive.

Sphalerite with Quartz
 

MJ16R4: Aggregate of complex crystals, very rich of faces, bright, translucent and with good color. Partially covered by microcrystals of Quartz.
Kangjianwan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz. Top
Top
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

MA47N8: Complex isolated crystals of good luster and transparency and a very deep color, on a matrix coated by very small Quartz crystals.
Kangjianwan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2008)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 9.6 × 4.8 cm = 3.82” × 3.78” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”




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Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz
 

TR51AE1: Equant complex Sphalerite crystals that are transparent, very bright with a very intense color and on a matrix coated by microcrystalline Quartz and cubo-octahedral Galena crystals that have very well defined faces and edges.
Kangjianwan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7 × 5.5 cm = 4.13” × 2.76” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.38” × 1.18”




Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz.
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INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION

Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group)
Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MHR27AO2: Spheroidal and centered growths of white acicular Bultfonteinite crystals, covered almost entirely by a subsequent growth of pink Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite. The specific spot at the locality where the find was made has already been closed, so no new discoveries can be expected in that specific place.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.91” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.31” × 0.31”

With analysis copy



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Bultfonteinite with Calcite and Tobermorite (Group)

Recorded under neon light
 

MLP99AO2: A novelty for 2021. Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, on matrix, forms small fibrous spheroidal coatings of an intense pink color that accompany spheroidal growths of Bultfonteinite, of a good size and of an orange-brown color, all of this on a matrix of cleavages of Calcite.
The specific spot at the locality where the find was made has already been closed, so no new discoveries can be expected in that specific place.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

With analysis copy



Bultfonteinite with Calcite and Tobermorite (Group). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bultfonteinite with Calcite and Tobermorite (Group). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite
Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Bultfonteinite with Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR50AP2: Spheroidal growths of Bultfonteinite, of good size, on matrix, with Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite that forms small fibrous spheroidal coatings of white color associated with Andradite on the matrix.
The specific area in the locality where the discovery took place has now been covered over, so no new finds are expected at that specific location.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.1 × 4.6 cm = 3.23” × 2.40” × 1.81”

With analysis copy



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Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EFH96AN9: New for summer 2021: Tobermorite forms small, snow-white fibrous spheroidal coatings on translucent orange-pink spheroidal growths of Datolite (bakerite variety).
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine, it is essential to read the article 'Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China' whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rock & Minerals magazine, September-October 2021, Volume 96, Number 5.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.57” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite). Front
Front
Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite). Rear
Rear
Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite).
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite.
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EPF67AN8: A novelty in the summer of 2021 and, in all likelihood, the best known for the species thus far. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very sharp crystals, with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and colorless to slightly yellow, associated with spheroidal growths of pinkish Bultfonteinite, with small white fibrous coatings of Tobermorite (Group) and on an Andradite matrix.
The specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine, it is essential to read the article 'Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China' whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rock & Minerals magazine of September/October 2021, volume 96, number 5
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.34” × 1.06” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.51” × 0.24”




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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

MFG10AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs as numerous very sharp crystals, with a tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and colorless to slightly yellow, which occur together with spheroidal growths of pink-orange Bultfonteinite, with small white fibrous coatings of a Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, on Andradite matrix.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021).
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.61” × 1.46” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”




Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MZL29AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs as numerous very sharp crystals, with a tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and colorless to slightly yellow, which occur together with spheroidal growths of pink-orange Bultfonteinite, with small white fibrous coatings of a Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, on Andradite matrix.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 1.65” × 0.83” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

MMX70AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very well defined crystals, with a tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and between colorless and slightly yellow, which are associated with small white fibrous coatings of a Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, on an Andradite matrix.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.06” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”




Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EYA11AO0: A novelty of 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very sharp crystals, with tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, with great luster, and with white globular growths of Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite and some Calcite crystals
The specimen, which appears reviewed and photographed in issue 162 (November-December 2021) of the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral‘ (page 15), has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.26” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




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Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe)

Recorded under neon light
 

MAB88AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs as numerous very sharp crystals, with tabular shape and hexagonal contour, transparent, very lustrous and colorless to slightly yellow, together with small, very sharp Axinite-(Fe) crystals that are translucent and light brown.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.10” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Front
Front
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Side
Side
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe).
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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EYZ11AN9: A novelty for the summer of 2021 and, in all likelihood, the best known for the species so far. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very sharp crystals, with a tabular habit and hexagonal contour, transparent, very lustrous and between colorless and slightly yellow, occuring together with spheroidal growths of pinkish Bultfonteinite and with small white fibrous coatings of some Tobermorite group species, on Andradite matrix. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine, it is essential to read the article 'Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China' whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rock & Minerals magazine, September-October 2021, Volume 96, Number 5.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”




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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

EQT3AN6: New in the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species thus far. Sharp crystals, of great size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal contour, very lustrous, transparent, colorless, with pinkish Bultfonteinite and small white coatings of Tobermorite (Group).
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.30” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”




Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite)
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EFJ86AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species so far, in very sharp crystals, of large size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous, colorless, on matrix, associated with Andradite, pinkish Bultfonteinite and small white coatings of Tobermorite.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.73” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




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Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

EZR26AO0: A novelty for 2021: Very sharp crystals of Imayoshiite, a rare calcium and aluminum carbonate-borate, many of them doubly terminated, with a hexagonal prismatic shape and very well defined parallel growths, transparent, very lustrous, and on matrix. With Andradite and small reddish brown crystals of Datolite (bakerite variety) and Fluorapophyllite-(K). Very good quality for the species.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 2.24” × 1.46” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”




Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MRL46AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species, with spheroidal growths of Bultfonteinite, of good size and pink color, with very sharp Imayoshiite crystals with tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and colorless.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of the mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.76” × 2.44” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group), Datolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

EYB99AO0: A novelty for 2021: Imayoshiite crystals, a rare calcium and aluminum carbonate-borate, many of them doubly terminated, with a hexagonal prismatic shape and very well marked parallel growths, transparent, very lustrous, on matrix, with white fibrous coatings of some Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, small reddish brown crystals of Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and some lamellar orange-brown Calcite crystals.
This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of the mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.5 × 2.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.17” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group), Datolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Calcite. Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group), Datolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety)
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EMX49AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021: Very sharp crystals of Imayoshiite, a rare carbonate-borate of calcium and aluminum, many of them doubly terminated, with a prismatic hexagonal habit and very marked parallel growths, transparent, very lustrous and largely covered by white spheroidal growths of a Tobermorite group mineral. On matrix, associated with small reddish brown crystals of Datolite (variety bakerite) and Fluorapophyllite-(K). Very good quality for the species.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.91” × 2.24” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




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Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

EBR36AO0: A novelty for 2021: Very sharp crystals of Imayoshiite, a rare calcium and aluminum carbonate-borate, many of them doubly terminated, with a hexagonal prismatic shape and very well defined parallel growths, transparent, very lustrous, and on matrix. With Andradite and small reddish brown crystals of Datolite (bakerite variety) and Fluorapophyllite-(K). Very good quality for the species.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021)
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 8 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 3.15” × 1.34” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Datolite (variety bakerite), Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EJM67AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species so far, in very sharp crystals, of large size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent, with very bright luster, colorless, on matrix, associated with pinkish Bultfonteinite, Andradite and small white coatings of Tobermorite. A good size piece worthy of any Museum.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.8 × 3.6 cm = 3.82” × 2.28” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”




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Imayoshiite

Recorded under neon light
 

MFR96AP3: Novelty of the summer of 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. The Imayoshiite occurs as numerous very sharp crystals with a hexagonal lenticular habit, transparent, very lustrous and colorless to cream-colored, with a single large crystal. An exceptional specimen, worthy of any museum. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine it is essential to read the article ‘Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China', whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rocks & Minerals, September/October 2021, volume 96, number 5
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 8.9 × 5.3 cm = 4.53” × 3.50” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”




Imayoshiite. Front
Front
Imayoshiite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Andradite
Imayoshiite with Andradite. Front
Front
Imayoshiite with Andradite.
Imayoshiite with Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TBF27AP3: Novelty in the summer of 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. The Imayoshiite occurs as numerous sharp crystals with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent and very lustrous, directly associated with crystalline Andradite that, due to its intense color, gives a good contrast to the Imayoshiite. An exceptional specimen, worthy of any museum. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine it is essential to read the article ‘Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China', whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rocks & Minerals, September/October 2021, volume 96, number 5
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.6 × 6.8 cm = 4.61” × 3.78” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
 

TK48AF7: Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology superficially substituted for and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite crystals are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
Qagan Obo deposit (Rongguan), Diyanqinamu mining district, East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 20.3 × 3.2 × 3.4 cm = 7.99” × 1.26” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”




Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
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Quartz with Hematite
Quartz with Hematite. Front
Front
Quartz with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Hematite. Quartz with Hematite.
 

MR50AE9: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Translucent quartz crystals that are between white and colorless, with zones of intense pinkish color due to Hematite staining, and with rosette aggregates (iron rose variety) of laminar Hematite crystals. We’ll send a copy of the Hematite analysis to the buyer. Due to their similarity to the samples from the Huanggang mines they can easily be confused with those.
Qagan Obo deposit (Rongguan), Diyanqinamu mining district, East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 21.5 × 8.5 × 7.8 cm = 8.46” × 3.35” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 21.5 × 4.8 cm = 8.46” × 1.89”




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Quartz with Hematite
 

MT87AL3: Single crystal of Quartz, very large and also very special for two reasons: it comes from a deposit from which only a few pieces are known and the Hematite inclusions give it a very attractive reddish color. The presence of small Hematite iron roses also completes its appeal.
Qagan Obo deposit (Rongguan), Diyanqinamu mining district, East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 23 × 4.8 × 4.6 cm = 9.06” × 1.89” × 1.81”




Quartz with Hematite. Front
Front
Quartz with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Hematite.
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Olshanskyite

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Olshanskyite
Olshanskyite. Olshanskyite.
 

EV28AI0: Druse, on matrix, of well-differentiated elongated crystals that are transparent, colorless and extraordinarily bright with very sharp crystalline forms. On the Olshanskyite small Andradite crystals have grown. The Olshanskyite from the Shijiangshan mine was previously well-known for its quality, largely overtaking the best known to date for the species, but a recent find has raised the roof of quality to unforeseen levels. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.35” × 0.08”




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Roweite

Roweite with Olshanskyite, Andradite and Calcite
 

EF89AF9: Aggregates of laminar Roweite crystals of great size and quality for what has been known of this species. They are on matrix, with colorless and translucent Olshanskyite crystals and small Andradite crystals. The Roweite crystals, that are well differentiated, have a light creamy color with very well defined faces and edges. The quality of the specimens is undoubtedly superior to what was previously known, both for the individuality of the crystals and for their sharpness, but also for the size of the crystals and their association with first class Olshanskyite which makes them deserving to be in the best private collections and museums. We have analyzed specimens to confirm the identity of the species and we will send a copy of the different species to buyers.
The specimen has been published in the book 'China II', by Berthold Ottens, on page 258
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (04/2017)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.9 × 2.9 cm = 2.60” × 1.54” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




Roweite with Olshanskyite, Andradite and Calcite. Roweite with Olshanskyite, Andradite and Calcite.
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Huanggang Mines

Fluorite (spinel twin)
Fluorite (spinel twin). Front
Front
Fluorite (spinel twin). Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite (spinel twin). Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

ERR1AP2: Curious growth of Fluorite, a complete floater crystal with a very flattened and elongated morphology, a very distinct spinel-law twin. Between transparent and translucent, with good luster and concentric geometric color zoning. In matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 2.48” × 1.57” × 0.98”




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Fluorite (octahedral) with Calcite and Quartz
 

MG98AM2: Parallel growth of octahedral Fluorite crystals finely beveled by dodecahedron faces and with polycrystalline growths at some vertices. Translucent, with an intense violet color, on a matrix of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with Quartz crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2017)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.4 × 6.1 cm = 4.49” × 4.09” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite (octahedral) with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite (octahedral) with Calcite and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite
Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite. Side
Side
 

MK90X5: Group of clear and extraordinarily bright Fluorite crystals. They are morphologically complex, as they have equilibrated growth of the cube, the octahedron and the dodecahedron. The sample, also rich in inclusions, is with small Pyrite and Dolomite crystals. We note that the photograph doesn’t do justice to the exemplary, very much better, beauty of the piece.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2012)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.95” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.46”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EB37AL4: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals with edges bevelled by the rhombododecahedron, with an unusual habit for the species due to the balanced growth of these isometric forms, polycrystalline and with deep hoppers and smooth rhombododecahedral faces, but with pronounced curvatures on faces and edges. The color is very deep and vivid, between indigo and navy blue. On Quartz matrix. Totally different from other Huanggang specimens.
Huanggang Mines, shaft 4, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2014)

Specimen size: 9 × 4.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.54” × 1.85” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.94”




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EY87AL4: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals with edges bevelled by the rhombododecahedron, with an unusual habit for the species due to the balanced growth of these isometric forms, polycrystalline and with deep hoppers and smooth rhombododecahedral faces, but with pronounced curvatures on faces and edges. The color is very deep and vivid, between indigo and navy blue. On Quartz matrix. Totally different from other Huanggang specimens.
Huanggang Mines, shaft 4, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2014)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7.4 × 6.6 cm = 4.13” × 2.91” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.91”




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Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite
 

TY29AL3: Group of Scheelite crystals with bipyramidal habit rich in faces, very well defined, of unusual color, white with reddish areas, translucent, shiny and implanted on matrix with Magnetite and Arsenopyrite crystals. Also it has notable Molybdenite inclusions, giving a kind of peculiar fluorescence. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.72” × 2.20” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.77” × 0.91”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite. Side
Side
Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite.
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Löllingite with Arsenopyrite
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite. Front
Front
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite. Rear
Rear
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite. Bottom
Bottom
 

MF68AL3: Group of Löllingite crystals with polycrystalline growths, very sharp for the species, brilliant, and with small bipyramidal Arsenopyrite crystals scattered non-epitactically on the surface of the faces. Both the Löllingite and Arsenopyrite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.56” × 2.40” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.26”




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Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite
 

TY87W1: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Crystals of Löllingite, very well defined for the species, with polycrystalline growths, very bright, with clear colorless crystals of Fluorite showing the forms of the dodecahedron, the octahedron and the cube, all them well defined. They are on matrix, with Magnetite. The sample has been analyzed and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.6 × 4.3 cm = 2.64” × 2.20” × 1.69”




Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite. Front
Front
Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite. Top
Top
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Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Magnetite and Calcite
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Magnetite and Calcite. Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Magnetite and Calcite.

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EX66AG9: Löllingite crystal with strongly curved edges, completely coated by equant Arsenopyrite crystals and on matrix, with aggregates of Quartz crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2012)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.68” × 2.17” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 6 × 4.6 cm = 2.36” × 1.81”




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Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite
 

TX88W1: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Crystals of Löllingite, very well defined for the species, with polycrystalline growths, very bright, with clear colorless crystals of Fluorite showing the forms of the dodecahedron, the octahedron and the cube, all them well defined. They are on matrix, with Magnetite. The sample has been analyzed and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.93”




Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite. Front
Front
Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Fluorite and Quartz
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Fluorite and Quartz. Front
Front
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Fluorite and Quartz. Side
Side
Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Fluorite and Quartz.
 

TR99AL3: Group of Löllingite crystals with polycrystalline growths, very sharp for the species, with great luster and with small bipyramidal Arsenopyrite crystals scattered non-epitactically on the surface of the faces. On a matrix of Quartz crystals with water-clear Fluorite crystals dominated by octahedral and rhombododecahedral forms. Both the Löllingite and Arsenopyrite have been analyzed and we will send copies of both analyses to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 7.1 × 3.7 cm = 2.87” × 2.80” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 1.89” × 1.30”




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Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Magnetite, Fluorite and Calcite

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TV69W1: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Group of very bright crystals of Löllingite with polycrystalline growths. They have an extraordinary size for the species and have radial, not epitactic, dipyramidal crystals of Arsenopyrite on the surfaces of their faces. They are on matrix, with Calcite, Fluorite and Magnetite. Both the Löllingite and Arsenopyrite have been analyzed and we'll send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.27” × 2.28” × 1.73”




Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Magnetite, Fluorite and Calcite. Löllingite with Arsenopyrite, Magnetite, Fluorite and Calcite.
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Löllingite with Magnetite and Calcite
Löllingite with Magnetite and Calcite. Front
Front
Löllingite with Magnetite and Calcite. Rear
Rear

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TT88W1: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Group of crystals of Löllingite, very well defined for the species, with polycrystalline growths, very bright, and with some radial, not epitactic, small dipyramidal crystals of Arsenopyrite on the surface of their faces. They are on matrix, with Calcite and Magnetite. Both the Löllingite and Arsenopyrite have been analyzed and we'll send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 2.64” × 1.77”




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Sphalerite on Arsenopyrite
 

TT37AC4: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of Sphalerite crystals with rounded and poorly defined faces. The crystals are translucent, with a clear yellow color, and with small but very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, shaft 5, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (10/2014)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.61” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sphalerite on Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite on Arsenopyrite.
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Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite, Calcite and Magnetite
Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite, Calcite and Magnetite. Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite, Calcite and Magnetite.
 

TJ29AC4: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with a greenish-yellow color and on matrix, with very sharp and bright Arsenopyrite crystals, lenticular Calcite and small Magnetite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.17” × 2.17” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.47”




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Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite
 

EG88AK7: Complex crystal of Sphalerite with sharp faces and edges, translucent, intense yellow, on matrix, with very sharp small crystals of Arsenopyrite, white lenticular Calcite crystals, Quartz crystals and other small, darker and more metallic looking Sphalerite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite. Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite.
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Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Front
Front
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Side
Side
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite.
 

EF97AA5: Parallel growths of dipyramidal Quartz crystals with sceptered terminations, some of them doubly terminated. Some of the crystals have no prism faces and such crystals have sometimes been erroneously described as β-Quartz. The crystals are very rich in inclusions and are partially coated by aggregates of acicular carbonate crystals and by Magnetite.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 6.9 × 4.2 cm = 4.57” × 2.72” × 1.65”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Quartz with inclusions, Magnetite and Calcite
 

EV50AA8: Divergent parallel growths of Quartz crystals with dipyramidal-shaped sceptered terminations, and very rich with inclusions, with Magnetite and Calcite. Most of the crystals have no prism faces and such crystals have sometimes been erroneously described as β-Quartz.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 7.1 × 4.6 cm = 6.10” × 2.80” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 1.6 cm = 2.80” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Quartz with inclusions, Magnetite and Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with inclusions, Magnetite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with inclusions, Magnetite and Calcite. Side
Side
Quartz with inclusions, Magnetite and Calcite.
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Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Quartz (variety prase). Rear
Rear
 

EA72AE6: Very well defined spear-shaped crystals that are dipyramidal, with absent prismatic faces. They are bright with an intense green color due to inclusions, probably Actinolite and/or Hedenbergite. On the sample there is Quartz with a very different shape, probably a first growth phase, a coating or a substitution of Calcite crystals which have disappeared. The Quartz has formed parallel polycrystalline growths with flattened, almost laminar forms filling and following the empty spaces left by the earlier Calcite.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 13.6 × 11.4 × 6.2 cm = 5.35” × 4.49” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.91”




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Ilvaite with Quartz
 

MB99R5: A novelty in Munich 2010. Divergent growths and parallel growths of bright crystals of Ilvaite, with very well defined faces and edges with perfect terminations and small coatings of Quartz.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (10/2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 2 × 2 cm = 2.52” × 0.79” × 0.79”




Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
Front
Ilvaite with Quartz. Top
Top
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Ilvaite with Quartz
Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
Front
Ilvaite with Quartz. Side
Side
Ilvaite with Quartz. Top
Top
 

MV34R5: A novelty in Munich 2010. Aggregate of prismatic crystals with slightly curved edges. They are very bright and have big polycrystalline terminations and small coatings of Quartz.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (10/2010)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.2 × 5.2 cm = 2.68” × 2.05” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.50”




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Ilvaite
 

MX52X4: Group of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, perfect terminations, a good size, and especially with a splendid luster. The supply of samples with these characteristics has currently decreased because most of the pieces now seen have a dull matte luster.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (10/2010)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 3.07” × 1.57” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 3.7 cm = 3.07” × 1.46”




Ilvaite. Front
Front
Ilvaite. Top
Top
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Ilvaite with octahedral Fluorite and Quartz
Ilvaite with octahedral Fluorite and Quartz. Ilvaite with octahedral Fluorite and Quartz.
 

MA66AD2: Aggregate of very thick short prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are partially coated by small octahedral Fluorite crystals and are on a Quartz matrix. The crystals are really large, and brighter than usual with Ilvaite from this mine whose samples are progressively scarce.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.5 × 10.5 cm = 4.13” × 3.35” × 4.13”




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Helvine with Quartz

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TJ74W1: Group of very sharp tetrahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are brown, with reddish reflections, and are locally coated by small crystals of Quartz. Analysis indicates that it is really Helvine, both externally and in the interior. We'll send both analytical results (external and internal) to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 1.89” × 1.61” × 1.38”




Helvine with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine with Quartz. Side
Side
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Helvine with Magnetite and Garnet
Helvine with Magnetite and Garnet. Helvine with Magnetite and Garnet.
 

TR91Z0: Group of very sharp tetrahedral Helvine crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a very intense luster, deep color and on matrix. The crystals, carefully analyzed, note the absence of Genthelvite, so the crystals are only Helvine. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2012)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.54” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




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Helvine with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MJ27Z5: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral Helvine crystals with very well defined parallel growths and partially coated by Quartz crystals. The crystals have been Raman analyzed on their surface and in the interior, both analyses giving Helvine. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Due the size and perfection of the crystals it is a sample worthy being in a Museum.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5 × 4.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.97” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4.2 cm = 1.69” × 1.65”




Helvine with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine with Quartz. Side
Side
Helvine with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Helvine with Quartz
Helvine with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine with Quartz. Side
Side
Helvine with Quartz. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
 

TK16W1: Group of very sharp tetrahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are brown, with reddish reflections, and are with a group of Quartz crystals in parallel growths. Careful analyses indicate it is really Helvine, both externally and in the interior. We'll send both analytical results (external and internal) to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 6 × 6.2 cm = 3.50” × 2.36” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.38” × 1.18”




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz
 

TD88Z7: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral crystals, bright with a dark brown color and with small parallel Quartz aggregates. They are between transparent and translucent, as the picture under intense light shows, and this confers a special quality to the samples from this cavity. The sample has been analyzed showing dominant Helvine forming a solid solution with Genthelvite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TQ87Z7: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral crystals, bright with dark a brown color and with small parallel Quartz aggregates. They are between transparent and translucent, as the picture under intense light shows, and this confers a special quality to the samples from this cavity. The sample has been analyzed showing dominant Helvine forming a solid solution with Genthelvite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz and Calcite
 

TP88Z7: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral crystals, bright with a dark brown color and with small parallel Quartz aggregates and a strongly flattened Calcite crystal with its contour complete. They are between transparent and translucent, as the picture under intense light shows, and this confers a special quality to the samples from this cavity. The sample has been analyzed showing dominant Helvine forming a solid solution with Genthelvite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.26” × 1.22” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”




Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz and Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz and Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Front
Front
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TB98Z7: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral crystals, bright with a dark brown color and with small parallel Quartz aggregates. They are between transparent and translucent, as the picture under intense light shows, and this confers a special quality to the samples from this cavity. The sample has been analyzed showing dominant Helvine forming a solid solution with Genthelvite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.14” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Calcite and Magnetite
 

E36X6: Group of very sharp tetrahedral crystals on matrix, with Calcite and Magnetite. They have very well defined faces and edges, and are very bright, with a salmon color. They are zoned so the crystals are Helvine inside and Genthelvite on their edges. The sample has been individually analyzed and we’ll send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.10” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Helvine-Genthelvite with Calcite and Magnetite.
Helvine-Genthelvite with Calcite and Magnetite. Helvine-Genthelvite with Calcite and Magnetite.
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Genthelvite with Calcite and Chlorite
Genthelvite with Calcite and Chlorite. Genthelvite with Calcite and Chlorite.
 

EN99Y6: Very aerial group, on a Calcite matrix, of very sharp tetrahedral crystals with a clear salmon color and zonal growth. The analysis indicates that both the external zone and the inner crystal are Genthelvite. We’ll send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (±2012)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 3.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.42” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Genthelvite with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite
 

MR32AB1: Very sharp polycrystalline Genthelvite growth with a neatly tetrahedral shape and dark brown color. It is on a matrix with Quartz crystals and extremely flattened Calcite crystals (papierspat). Analyzed by Raman, the sample is Genthelvite both on its surface and its interior. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 3.27” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3 cm = 1.30” × 1.18”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Genthelvite with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite. Front
Front
Genthelvite with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite. Side
Side
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Galena with Quartz
Galena with Quartz. Front
Front
Galena with Quartz. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

EJA88AP3: Very sharp cubic Galena crystals, very shiny, implanted on a matrix of small white Quartz crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.46” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.59” × 0.59”




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Galena with Quartz and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

EFE99AP3: Cubic crystal of Galena with the vertices beveled by minor octahedron forms, on a little matrix with Quartz coatings and Pyrite microcrystals.
Exceptional quality for the species at this locality.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.65” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.50”




Galena with Quartz and Pyrite.
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Chalcopyrite coating Tennantite-Tetrahedrite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions
Chalcopyrite coating Tennantite-Tetrahedrite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite coating Tennantite-Tetrahedrite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

ETP37AP2: Very aerial group of Tennantite-Tetrahedrite crystals covered by a fine surface film of Chalcopyrite, on matrix with Quartz crystals rich in reddish inclusions of iron oxides.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (07/2021)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.54” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




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Sphalerite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

ELY98AO9: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022
Group of sharp twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous, and an intense reddish orange. On matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.61” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”




Sphalerite with Calcite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Sphalerite with Calcite. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Calcite. Side with light behind
Side with light behind
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Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Calcite. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Calcite. Light behind
Light behind

Recorded under neon light
 

EFG97AP3: New at Ste. Marie 2022
Twinned Sphalerite crystals, more isolated than usual, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous and very intense reddish, on matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3 × 3.2 cm = 2.40” × 1.18” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.51”




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Sphalerite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

EBR50AP3: New at Ste. Marie 2022
Twinned Sphalerite crystals, more isolated than usual, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous and very intense reddish, on matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.7 × 4.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.64” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.94”




Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite. Detail with light behind
Detail with light behind
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena.

Recorded under neon light
 

ETV89AP3: New at Ste. Marie 2022
Twinned Sphalerite crystals, more isolated than usual, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous and very intense reddish, on matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.3 × 5.8 cm = 3.43” × 2.48” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.79”




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Sphalerite with Calcite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

ETB88AP1: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022. Twinned Sphalerite crystals more isolated than usual, sharp, with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and an intense reddish orange color. On matrix, with small white crystals of Calcite and Quartz.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 4.45” × 2.05” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.14” × 0.87”




Sphalerite with Calcite and Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Light behind
Light behind

Recorded under neon light
 

EXY51AP3: New at Ste. Marie 2022
Twinned Sphalerite crystals more isolated than usual, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous, with an intense reddish color, on matrix, with small white Calcite crystals and Galena crystals with a cubic habit.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.7 × 4.7 cm = 4.65” × 3.82” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”


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Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz and Galena

Recorded under neon light
 

ERT90AP3: New at Ste. Marie 2022
Twinned Sphalerite crystals more isolated than usual, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous, with an intense reddish color, on matrix, with small white Calcite crystals and Galena crystals with a cubic habit.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.4 × 6.8 cm = 5.04” × 3.70” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.83”




Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz and Galena. Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz and Galena.
Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz and Galena.
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Quartz with Hematite inclusions, Calcite and Pyrite
Quartz with Hematite inclusions, Calcite and Pyrite. Quartz with Hematite inclusions, Calcite and Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EXL49AP1: Group of Quartz crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with bright luster and intense red color due to Hematite inclusions, partially bordered by crystals of white Calcite and with small Pyrite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (2010)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7 × 4.7 cm = 4.02” × 2.76” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”




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Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TXP97AP3: Equant translucent Fluorite crystals with a very deep color and irregular zoning. On matrix, with Quartz and yellow Calcite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from finds made in March 2022.
Piaotang Mine, Dayu, Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (03/2022)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite. Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EPM96AP3: Equant translucent Fluorite crystals with a very deep color and irregular zoninG. On matrix, with Quartz and yellow Calcite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from finds made in March 2022.
Piaotang Mine, Dayu, Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (03/2022)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.48” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




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Copper

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB69AP3: Very aerial arborescent aggregate of Copper in which sharp crystals coexist with lamellar forms, with two different metallic tones, one more yellowish and the other more reddish.
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 6.4 × 4.8 cm = 4.06” × 2.52” × 1.89”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
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SHANDONG PROVINCE

Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MTA37AO2: A novelty on the market in 2022. Very aerial and aesthetic arborescent growth of Silver. On matrix of Calcite.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and which showed no evidence of such good silvers until now.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.43” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TTE96AO4: A novelty on the market in 2022. Aerial and aesthetic arborescent growth of Silver, with a very marked spinel-law twin plane. With small Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and which showed no evidence of such good silvers until now.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 0.91” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TXF99AO4: A novelty on the market in 2022. Very aerial and aesthetic arborescent growth of Silver, with a very marked spinel-law twin plane. With Calcite that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and which showed no evidence of such good silvers until now.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.13” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.1  cm = 1.38” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR89AO6: New on the market in 2022. Different from the usual. Apart from the filiform growths, the main crystal stands out, extraordinarily elongated but thick and sharp and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. With Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and of which until now there was no evidence that silver of such quality had been found there.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.89” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite.
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TVM88AO4: A novelty on the market in 2022. Very aerial and aesthetic arborescent growth of Silver, with a very marked spinel-law twin plane. With small Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and which showed no evidence of such good silvers until now.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 2.64” × 0.91” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 0.1 cm = 1.89” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBM88AO5: A novelty on the 2022 market. Very aerial arborescent Silver growths, with a very distinct spinel-law twin plane and with small Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and from which until now there was no evidence that such good silvers could be found there.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.64” × 1.77” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.12”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TXF73AO5: A novelty on the 2022 market. Very aerial arborescent Silver growths, with a very distinct spinel-law twin plane and with small Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and from which until now there was no evidence that such good silvers could be found there.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 7.1  × 6 × 3.9 cm = 2.80” × 2.36” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 0.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBR27AO3: A novelty on the market in 2022. Very aerial and aesthetic arborescent growth of Silver, with a very marked spinel-law twin plane. With small Calcite crystals that adorn it and differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and which showed no evidence of such good silvers until now.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 3.1 × 1 cm = 3.74” × 1.22” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 8.8 × 0.1 cm = 3.46” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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SHANXI PROVINCE

Acanthite with Silver
Acanthite with Silver. Front
Front
Acanthite with Silver. Side
Side
 

EC48K0: Very stylized group of deformed cubic crystals. Hooked and coiled wirelike crystals of native Silver contrast with the darker Acanthite.
66 line Mine, Gaoliangchun, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province  China (2007)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2 × 2.6 cm = 1.50” × 0.79” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39”




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Acanthite with Silver
 

EA56K0: Group of cuboctahedral crystals with strange curvatures and deformations. Hooked and coiled wirelike crystals of native Silver contrast with the darker Acanthite.
66 line Mine, Gaoliangchun, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province  China (2007)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.8 × 3.6 cm = 1.54” × 1.10” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Acanthite with Silver. Front
Front
Acanthite with Silver. Side
Side
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SICHUAN PROVINCE

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

TQ49Z7: Aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals with skeletal and hollow growths but with very well defined crystalline forms. The crystals are extraordinarily bright and have a very intense color.
Dongbeizhai Mine, Songpan, Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.35” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TX26AF0: Very aerial growth with elongated forms and very well defined octahedral crystals with hoppered faces. Some of the Quartz matrix remains dispersed throughout the Gold crystals
Dongbeizhai Mine, Songpan, Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (2014-2015)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.22” × 0.83” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Weight: 8.8 grams



Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz.
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Xuebaoding area

Scheelite with Albite and Muscovite
Scheelite with Albite and Muscovite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Scheelite with Albite and Muscovite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TFX71AO3: Very sharp bipyramidal Scheelite crystal, with parallel growths, translucent, lustrous and with a bright orange color. Associated with an unusually transparent-translucent polycrystalline growth of Albite, and also with lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.8 × 4 cm = 2.24” × 1.50” × 1.57”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite
 

MH21AJ8: Complete and partially dipyramidal Scheelite crystal that is translucent, very bright and has a very intense orange color. It is partially coated by laminar Muscovite crystals and white cubic Fluorite crystals.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.9 × 6 cm = 2.56” × 2.32” × 2.36”

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Rear
Rear
Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Top
Top
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Scheelite with Muscovite
Scheelite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Scheelite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRB94AP3: Parallel polycrystalline growth of octahedral Scheelite crystals, translucent, very lustrous and a very vivid orange, on matrix.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (1996)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Scheelite with Muscovite
 

TT50AE1: Very sharp dipyramidal Scheelite crystals, with parallel growths, translucent, very bright, with a color between yellow and orange and implanted on a matrix of Muscovite crystals.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 8 × 5 × 5.5 cm = 3.15” × 1.97” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5.7 cm = 2.36” × 2.24”

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side
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Scheelite with Albite
Scheelite with Albite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Albite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR53AP3: Group of dipyramidal Scheelite crystals of good size, translucent and deep orange, in an Albite matrix.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.58” × 2.52” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 5 cm = 2.80” × 1.97”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Cassiterite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

EBX49AP3: Polycrystalline aggregate of twinned Cassiterite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, extraordinarily lustrous and with a deep black color, on a matrix of very sharp lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.61” × 0.98”




Cassiterite with Muscovite. Cassiterite with Muscovite.
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Cassiterite with Muscovite
Cassiterite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Muscovite. Cassiterite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TM37AF6: Isolated groups of twinned Cassiterite crystals with very well defined forms. The highly lustrous crystals are implanted on a rocky matrix coated by sharp, bright, laminar Muscovite crystals. Because of its size and quality, this could be called a “museum” specimen.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 16.7 × 16.5 × 6.2 cm = 6.57” × 6.50” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.42”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
 

TZ99AA0: Aggregate of thick tabular crystals very rich in forms. They are transparent, extraordinarily bright and have a very uniform sky-blue color. They are on matrix with aggregates of very Sharp small Muscovite crystals.
Pingwu Mine, Huya township, Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (2013)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 3.7 × 4.2 cm = 3.43” × 1.46” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.14” × 0.75”

Slight fluorescence in the corners



Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite.
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YUNNAN PROVINCE

Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EXP51AP1: From important finds made in the Lanping area in early 2022. Coralloidal growths of Calcite on matrix with an intense pink-mauve color (cobalt-bearing variety)
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ number 168/2022, page 17
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (03/2022)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.3 × 5.6 cm = 4.92”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 4 cm = 1.93” × 1.57”




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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

ERF27AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystals coated by Talmessite with pinkish tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.24” × 2.09” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy



Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite. Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite.
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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

ETP33AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystals coated by Talmessite with pinkish tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen. On matrix, with white, slightly bluish growths of Calcite and with Calcite (cobalt-bearing variety) with a very intense mauve color.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ number 168/2022, page 17
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.1 × 4.1 cm = 3.35” × 3.19” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

ERM73AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystal rosettes coated by Talmessite with pink tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen. On matrix, with slightly bluish botryoidal growths of Calcite.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8 × 4.4 cm = 3.39” × 3.15” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Fluorescent long & short UV



Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite. Front
Front
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite. Side
Side
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite. Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite.
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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EFX90AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystals coated by Talmessite with pinkish tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen. On matrix, with coralloidal growths of Calcite (cobalt-bearing variety) of a very intense mauve color.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 1.9 cm = 3.54” × 2.05” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EAX33AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystals coated by Talmessite with pinkish tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen. On matrix, with botryoidal growths of Calcite (cobalt-bearing variety) of a very intense mauve color.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 8.2 × 5 cm = 3.58” × 3.23” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
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Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite
Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite. Talmessite coating Calcite and with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EPT99AP1: A novelty from China. Calcite crystals coated by Talmessite with pinkish tones, more or less reddish depending on the area of the specimen.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lanping, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 11.6 × 9.2 cm = 4.65” × 4.57” × 3.62”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy



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Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

EFM67AP2: Botryoidal and spheroidal growths of light bluish green Aurichalcite, on matrix, associated with trapezohedral Chalcopyrite crystals with an external patina of oxides.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.54” × 1.06”

With analysis copy



Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite. Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite.
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Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite, Baryte and Quartz
Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite, Baryte and Quartz. Aurichalcite with Chalcopyrite, Baryte and Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

EPR87AP2: Botryoidal and spheroidal growths of light green Aurichalcite, on matrix, associated with trapezohedral Chalcopyrite crystals with an external patina of oxides, Baryte and small Quartz crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 4.1 × 3.8 cm = 3.46” × 1.61” × 1.50”

With analysis copy



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Aragonite on Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

MLC96AO2: New on the market in 2022. Botryoidal growths of Aragonite, very aerial, translucent and with an intense blue color due to inclusions of copper salts. Curiously, its duller green matrix is Calcite instead of Aragonite, as analysis surprisingly showed the presence of both polymorphs in the same piece.
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.3 × 3.9 cm = 3.66” × 2.48” × 1.54”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Aragonite on Calcite. Aragonite on Calcite.
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Aragonite on Calcite
Aragonite on Calcite. Aragonite on Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MLE68AO2: New on the market in 2022. Botryoidal growths of Aragonite, very aerial, translucent and with an intense blue color due to inclusions of copper salts. Curiously, its duller green matrix is Calcite instead of Aragonite, as analysis surprisingly showed the presence of both polymorphs in the same piece.
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 8.4 × 5.1 cm = 5.39” × 3.31” × 2.01”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Cuprodongchuanite with Veszelyite

Recorded under neon light
 

MJR99AO3: Translucent and lustrous spheroidal aggregates with a pale bluish green color of Cuprodongchuanite, a rare phosphate of lead, copper and zinc, discovered very recently and approved by the IMA as a new species in 2021. On matrix, accompanied by numerous Veszelyite crystals, very sharp and deep blue.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.22” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Type locality



Cuprodongchuanite with Veszelyite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprodongchuanite with Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprodongchuanite with Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprodongchuanite with Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite
Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TVX46AO3: Translucent, lustrous pale bluish green spheroidal aggregates of Cuprodongchuanite, a rare phosphate of lead, copper and zinc, discovered very recently and approved by the IMA as a new species in 2021. On matrix, with white aggregates of Hemimorphite and small blue crystals of Veszelyite.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.42” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Type locality



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Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite

Recorded under neon light
 

TVV37AO3: Translucent, lustrous pale bluish green spheroidal aggregates of Cuprodongchuanite, a rare phosphate of lead, copper and zinc, discovered very recently and approved by the IMA as a new species in 2021. On matrix, with white aggregates of Hemimorphite and small blue crystals of Veszelyite.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.77” × 1.14” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Type locality



Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprodongchuanite with Hemimorphite and Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Veszelyite
Veszelyite.
 

TJA98AO7: Group, on matrix, of elongated and extraordinarily sharp Veszelyite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an intense, deep and uniform color. Of optimum quality for the species, with its very unique-looking sheaf of crystals.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.47” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”




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Veszelyite
 

TJB49AO7: Group, on matrix, of elongated and extraordinarily sharp Veszelyite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an intense, deep and uniform color. Of optimum quality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.59” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Veszelyite. Front
Front
Veszelyite. Side
Side
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Veszelyite
Veszelyite. Front
Front
Veszelyite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

MAR88AO0: Group of elongated and very sharp Veszelyite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. Of the highest quality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.43” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”




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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
 

TPE77AN3: Spheroidal group of tabular crystals of the rare species Veszelyite, with very sharp polycrystalline growths. Translucent, lustrous and deep blue. On matrix, with very pale greenish blue botryoidal Hemimorphite.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24” × 0.24”




Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
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Veszelyite with Quartz
Veszelyite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MFR16AO4: Small Veszelyite crystal, but peculiar for being isolated on the tip of a Quartz crystal. It has very sharp crystal forms, is translucent, and has good luster and an intense color.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.38” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
 

TFE3AN3: Groups of fine tabular crystals of the rare species Veszelyite, with very sharp polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and deep blue. On matrix, with greenish botryoidal Hemimorphite.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.42” × 1.42” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Side
Side
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
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Veszelyite
Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

ELM94AP3: Group, on matrix, of elongated Veszelyite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with very good luster and an intense, deep and uniform color. Optimum quality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.46” × 1.22” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MXM99AO1: Group of very sharp Veszelyite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with very bright luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. On matrix with white globular Hemimorphite growths that partially cover small Quartz crystals. High quality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.06” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Veszelyite with Hemimorphite and Quartz. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite and Quartz.
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Veszelyite with Cuprodongchuanite and Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Cuprodongchuanite and Hemimorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite with Cuprodongchuanite and Hemimorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA96AN5: Veszelyite crystals isolated or in small groups, very sharp, of extraordinary quality for the species and very similar to the famous ones from the Black Pine mine but even more intense in color. They are translucent, lustrous and deep blue, and on a matrix with green Cuprodongchuanite and white Hemimorphite. Only a few specimens of this type were uncovered during the finds of the year 2021.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”




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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TPD70AN5: Veszelyite crystals isolated or in small groups, very sharp, of extraordinary quality for the species and very similar to the famous ones from the Black Pine mine but even more intense in color. They are translucent, lustrous and deep blue, and on a matrix with white Hemimorphite. Only a few specimens of this type were uncovered during the finds of the year 2021.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 4.1 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MXE70AO2: Drusy aggregate of very sharp Veszelyite crystals, with well defined crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. On matrix, with globular growths of light blue Hemimorphite. High quality for the species.
The Hemimorphite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (10/2021)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite  

TC92AL5: Groups of crystals of Veszelyite with fairly well defined crystalline forms, intense color, randomly distributed in a matrix with white botryoidal coatings of Hemimorphite.
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (no. 8979), whose label we will send to the buyer. It has a sawn matrix on the rear.
Laochang ore field, Gejiu, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan  China

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.91” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Former collection of Rock Currier



Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
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Veszelyite on Quartz
Veszelyite on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite on Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite on Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

MJB27AO2: Groups of very sharp Veszelyite crystals, with well defined crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. On matrix, with colorless Quartz crystals, an uncommon paragenesis at this locality.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (10/2021)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.9 × 4.7 cm = 3.15” × 1.93” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Veszelyite on Hemimorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBR66AO4: Rosette aggregates of very sharp Veszelyite crystals, with well defined crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color, on matrix.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.8 × 3.4 cm = 3.54” × 2.68” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Veszelyite on Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Veszelyite on Hemimorphite. Side
Side
Veszelyite on Hemimorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Veszelyite on Hemimorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

TR94R9: Group of acute scalenohedral crystals of Calcite that formed on a stalactitic growth with a very neat central cannel.
Wenshan area, Yunnan  China (09/2008)

Specimen size: 16.2 × 10.4 × 10.4 cm = 6.38” × 4.09” × 4.09”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.83” × 1.06”




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Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite
 

EB68AE8: Double elongated cluster of cubic Fluorite crystals beveled by the faces of the dodecahedron. They are translucent, with lilac color on their faces and strongly saturated violet color on the edges. They are partially coated by Baryte and they growth around a Stibnite crystal that is partially visible by transparence.
The specimen has been published in the book 'China II', by Berthold Ottens, on page 370
Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.85” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite.
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Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite
Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Baryte and Stibnite.
 

EC66AE8: Elongated cluster of cubic Fluorite crystals that have clear lilac color on their faces and dark purple on their edges. They are partially coated on the back by Baryte with hoppered surfaces and they have grown around a Stibnite crystal that is partially visible through the transparent Fluorite.
Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.09” × 0.87” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




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Fluorite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

EFL69AP3: Stalactitic growth of translucent Fluorite crystals with an intense violet color, with geometric color zoning, more saturated on the edges, and with white coatings of Baryte.
Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 4.61” × 1.34” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Baryte.
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Cassiterite with Quartz
Cassiterite with Quartz. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Quartz. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Quartz. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EFR97AP3: Twinned Cassiterite crystal, very aerial on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms, between transparent and translucent, with very bright luster and with color zoning, denser in the center of the crystal.
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.42” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.59”




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Cassiterite

Recorded under neon light
 

MV68AL3: Multiple twin of Cassiterite with elongated habit, very rich in crystal forms, partially doubly terminated, translucent, shiny and of uniform dark brown color. From a locality that has given just few specimens.
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.46” × 1.22” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.34” × 0.94”




Cassiterite. Front
Front
Cassiterite. Top
Top
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Cassiterite with Quartz
Cassiterite with Quartz. Cassiterite with Quartz.
Cassiterite with Quartz.
 

TP70AA0: Transparent cyclic twinned crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, with a brown color and toasted honey reflections and on a Quartz matrix. Good Cassiterite samples from this locality are currently very scarce, especially, as in this case, for crystals free of damage.
Amo, Ximeng, Yunnan  China (2013)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.89” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”




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Babingtonite

Munich 2005 offered some samples from China that were offered as Manganbabingtonite. We had doubts about the composition so we did simple analysis and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results leave no doubts: they are really Babingtonite. They are exceptional in size, their association with Prehnite and Quartz and their agreeable esthetics.
Once more, China amazes us with something surpassing the best previously known for a species!

Babingtonite with Calcite and Quartz
 

MX97G5: Crystals, very definite and bright, grown on a Quartz group standing on a Calcite crystal. We’ll give a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.56” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




Babingtonite with Calcite and Quartz.
Babingtonite with Calcite and Quartz.
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Babingtonite on Prehnite and Quartz
Babingtonite on Prehnite and Quartz. Babingtonite on Prehnite and Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

EFE88AP2: Botryoidal growths of Prehnite, translucent and intense green in color, with coatings of small, very sharp Babingtonite crystals, on a matrix of very lustrous water-clear Quartz crystals.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (06/2022)

Specimen size: 8 × 3.1 × 3.3 cm = 3.15” × 1.22” × 1.30”




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ZHEJIANG PROVINCE

Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz
 

TX17AN2: Druse of octahedral Fluorite crystals, lustrous, translucent and with an intense green color, with a second generation of violet crystals, and all of them outlined by fine white Quartz coatings. Some matrix has been cut awayt at the back, as is often the case with specimens from China.
Wuyi ore field, Wuyi, Jinhua Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 22.4 × 10.2 × 3.9 cm = 8.82” × 4.02” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.34” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz. Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz.
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Calcite with Inclusions
Calcite with Inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Inclusions. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TC51AM0: Doubly terminated floater Calcite crystal with dominant elongated faces and a very flattened terminal rhombohedron. Translucent, lustrous and very rich in oriented inclusions. The back is complete and exhibits a curious recrystallized growth that makes the crystal appear to be hemihedral.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.73” × 1.02”




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Calcite with inclusions
 

TT51AE9: Floater aggregate of thick tabular Calcite crystals with clear and very bright prismatic faces and a greatly flattened terminal rhombohedron, transparent in the interior and whitish and translucent on their borders. We especially note the unusual crystalline morphology of the sample, but typical for this locality.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.3 × 5.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.69” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 4 cm = 1.93” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite with inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with inclusions.
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Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with inclusions. Top
Top
 

TA71AF1: Floater aggregate of crystals that have a thick tabular shape, with clear and very bright prismatic faces, with inclusions, and a greatly flattened terminal rhombohedron, transparent in the interior and whitish and translucent on their borders. We especially note the unusual morphology of the crystals and, typical for this locality, the curious “mossy” inclusions of, very probably, iron oxides.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 3.4 × 3.8 cm = 3.39” × 1.34” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Calcite
 

TA90AM8: Lenticular Calcite crystal formed by a very thin prism and an extraordinarily flattened, translucent, lustrous white rhombohedron with concentric geometric zoning. Larger than the usual size for specimens from this locality.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 4.02” × 2.36” × 1.18”




Calcite. Front
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