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FUJIAN PROVINCE

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
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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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Spessartine with Feldspar
 

ME36Z9: Druse with spheroidal aggregates of very well defined trapezohedral Spessartine crystals. On a feldspar matrix, they are between translucent and transparent, very bright and have a very intense and uniform orange color. Relatively common just a few years ago, this kind of Spessartine is quickly disappearing from the mineral market.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.5 × 2.3 cm = 2.44” × 2.17” × 0.91”

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




Spessartine with Feldspar. Spessartine with Feldspar.
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Spessartine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar
Spessartine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar. Spessartine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar.
Spessartine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar.
 

TA67AL8: Groups of trapezohedral Spessartine crystals, very shiny, transparent and with a vivid orange color. On matrix, on smoky Quartz and on a group of Feldspar crystals. These pieces were abundant at one time but have practically disappeared from the market.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (02/1999)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.4 × 5.9 cm = 3.35” × 2.13” × 2.32”

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




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Helvine with Spessartine, smoky Quartz and Chlorite
 

MD86X4: Very sharp Helvine crystals formed by the positive and negative rhombohedron, with the color between dark honey brown and yellow and implanted on a matrix coated by leafy aggregates of Chlorite and with orange trapezohedral Spessartine crystals. The species has been analyzed and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (±2004)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.60” × 1.46” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”




Helvine with Spessartine, smoky Quartz and Chlorite. Helvine with Spessartine, smoky Quartz and Chlorite.
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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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GUANGDONG PROVINCE

Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz
 

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”




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
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Scorodite with Pyrite
Scorodite with Pyrite. Scorodite with Pyrite.
 

MF89W5: Sharp dipyramidal crystals of Scorodite. They are translucent, have a color between blue-green and green, have a considerable size and are on matrix, with small crystals of Pyrite.
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.31” × 2.68” × 1.69”

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




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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 PROVINCE

Kermesite with Gypsum
Kermesite with Gypsum. Front
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Kermesite with Gypsum. Rear
Rear
 

BG89W8: Divergent growth, more compact than usual, of elongated and flattened crystals almost feathery at their terminations, and with vivid and intense reddish reflections. In some limited areas the Kermesite is partially coated by small masses of Gypsum. Actually it is very difficult to obtain these quality Kermesite specimens.
Kermesite occurrence, Damingshan Range, Dafeng, Shanglin, Nanning Prefecture, Guangxi Province  China (2002)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.72” × 1.42” × 0.91”




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GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION

Cuprian Adamite
 

MT16Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. Botryoidal growth of microcrystals, of intense yellowish green color, on limonite matrix. Recently discovered in China, closely resembles the typical Mexican samples. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Pinggui area, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (06/2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.85” × 1.02” × 0.83”

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

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
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Guilin area

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TF66AL8: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals with slightly curved faces and edges, many of them doubly terminated, bright and with an intense and uniform green color.
We will ship the specimen 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: 2.7 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 1.06” × 0.67”

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

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

TA98AK3: Parallel columnar growths of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, excellent terminations, lustrous and very bright green. This very aesthetic specimen comes from the first finds of Chinese Pyromorphites.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (05/2000)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.57” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite
 

EQ3AI8: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals, some of them having a very well defined hexagonal shape and others with hollow growths and some unusual flat shapes and crystalline deformations. The luster is extraordinary, among the best for the Daoping mine, and the color, a uniform apple green, is intense.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2012)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.36” × 1.69” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Rear
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Pyromorphite. Side
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
Pyromorphite with Baryte  

EG16AK9: Sharp translucent Pyromorphite crystals with very deep hopper faces, intense luster, bright and uniform green color, implanted on a white Baryte matrix.
The specimen is from the Raúl Sanabria collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2013)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.8 × 6.7 cm = 3.82” × 2.68” × 2.64”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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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”




Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
 

ME7AA7: Aggregate of elongated Pyromorphite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, on matrix and coated by bluish-green Plumbogummite with yellowish shades in some zones. Both the Pyromorphite and the Plumbogummite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #39, December 06, 2014 edition.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (02/2014)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.14” × 1.10” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.12”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

ET53AI4: Divergent aggregates of very large Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined skeletal terminations, coated and almost completely replaced by pale blue Plumbogummite. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2017)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.68” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.39”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
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GUIZHOU PROVINCE

Fluorite
Fluorite. 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”




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

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”




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




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

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”




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

AT46AL9: 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: 2.8 × 2.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.87” × 1.14”




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

AR46AL9: 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: 6 × 3.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.36” × 1.30” × 1.46”




Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite.
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Chalcopyrite with Tetrahedrite
Chalcopyrite with Tetrahedrite. Front
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Chalcopyrite with Tetrahedrite. Rear
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TD47Z2: Parallel Chalcopyrite growths coating two large Tetrahedrite crystals. The Chalcopyrite crystals along the Tetrahedrite edges are clearly more developed. This Chalcopyrite-Tetrahedrite association is very scarce at the locality, better known for very good Chalcopyrite with Siderite.
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.46” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.26” × 1.18”




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Chalcopyrite with Siderite
 

TF88X5: Sharp short disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a false appearance of the tetrahedron. They have parallel growths, are extraordinarily bright and have very well defined faces and edges. They are on matrix with brown strongly flattened lenticular Siderite crystals and with small white Dolomite crystals and colorless crystals of Calcite on the back.
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2012)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.5 × 6.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.56” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Chalcopyrite with Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Siderite.
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Chalcopyrite with Siderite
Chalcopyrite with Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Siderite.
 

MX54AI0: Complex growths of disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals that have the false appearance of a tetrahedron, with very well defined faces and edges and extraordinarily bright. The Chalcopyrite has grown paragenetically with a group of lenticular Siderite crystals that are translucent, bright and have a dark brown color. The sample is undamaged, something unusual because most of the samples from this mine are usually more or less broken.
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2017)

Specimen size: 14.9 × 8.2 × 3.1 cm = 5.87” × 3.23” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 3 cm = 3.07” × 1.18”




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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Siderite
 

MV14AG9: Large tetrahedral Tetrahedrite crystal with irregular surfaces and almost completely coated with bright and very well defined Chalcopyrite crystals, and some white Siderite crystals.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection (num. 1091), who’s label and collection card we’ll send to the buyer.
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.89” × 1.85”




Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Siderite. Front
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HENAN PROVINCE

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, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, 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”

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HUBEI PROVINCE

Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite
 

TF66AL3: Remarkably elongated Chalcocite crystals and stalagmitic clusters. The Chalcocite is completely covered by iridescent Chalcopyrite, with dominant blue, violet, green and yellow tones. From the existing bibliography, it seems that in some cases the Chalcocite crystals are partially replaced by Djurleite.
Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2013)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.42” × 1.02” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.08”




Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite. Front
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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 Hubeite

Recorded under LED 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



Inesite with Hubeite. Inesite with Hubeite.
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Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. 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”

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HUNAN PROVINCE

Fluorite
 

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



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

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”

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Fluorite
 

EM73AK7: Group, on matrix, of very sharp cubic crystals of Fluorite, extraordinarily transparent, lustrous, and very intense green. Although thousands of these have come out, so far I have not seen any that had the intense color and transparency of these.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.07” × 2.52” × 2.13”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

€860 / US$1011 / JPY106700 / AUD$1390

Fluorite. Front
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Fluorite. Side
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Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

EJ72AK7: Group, on matrix, of very sharp cubic crystals of Fluorite, extraordinarily transparent, lustrous, and very intense green. Although thousands of these have come out, so far I have not seen any that had the intense color and transparency of these.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.6 × 4.6 cm = 4.09” × 2.99” × 1.81”

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

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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



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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”

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Scheelite
 

TE49AL5: A sharp lustrous brownish floater bipyramidal Scheelite crystal, partially covered by what appears to be a gray colored sulfide, perhaps Molybdenite. Among the best known for the locality.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Scheelite. Front
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Scheelite. Front
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite.
 

TY1AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Fluorite crystals that are composed of the very well balanced forms of the cube and the octahedron. Transparent and very bright, they have a very deep and uniform blue color and are on matrix with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Shizhuyuan Mine, Dongpo, Yizhang District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 7.1 × 3.5 cm = 4.84” × 2.80” × 1.38”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz
 

EA89AK8: Fluorite as a cubo-octahedral crystal with the cube faces being smooth and the octahedron faces having polycrystalline growths. Transparent, lustrous, with inclusions, and intense lilac color, deeper on the cube faces. The crystal is implanted on a matrix with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals, small Quartz crystals, Dolomite rhombohedra, and cubic Pyrite crystals.
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2015)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 5.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.94”




Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite
Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite.
 

ER99AK7: Cube-octahedral Fluorite crystals with their cube faces being smooth and the octahedron faces showing marked polycrystalline growths. Transparent, very lustrous, with bright lilac color, denser in the cubic faces. The crystal is implanted on a Quartz matrix coated with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals and with small Pyrite crystals.
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8.1 × 4.1 cm = 4.09” × 3.19” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.26” × 1.02”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Cinnabar with Dolomite
 

TG14AJ1: Elongated Cinnabar crystals with excellent rhombohedral terminal faces cut by the pinacoid. The crystals, on a matrix of rhombohedral Dolomite, are transparent, extraordinarily bright and have a very intense color.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Chatian Mine, Chatian District, Fenghuang, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 1.06” × 0.71” × 0.39”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
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Valentinite with Quartz
Valentinite with Quartz. 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”




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Yaogangxian Mine

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
 

EB68AK9: The Fluorite crystal, on a Chalcopyrite matrix, although of simple forms, appears relatively complex by combining the basic outline of an octahedron with the staggered cubic forms that form "Aztec pyramid" growths. Especially noteworthy is the color zoning, light blue inside and strongly violet on the edges of the cubic faces.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. 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



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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”




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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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
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Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite) . Rear
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Chalcopyrite with Ferberite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite) .
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Stannite with Arsenopyrite and Quartz
Stannite with Arsenopyrite and Quartz. Stannite with Arsenopyrite and Quartz.
 

AF27Q0: Botryoidal growths of Stannite crystals whose faces and edges have very pronounced curvatures, of deep grey color, with very well defined crystals of Arsenopyrite and Quartz. The piece has a slight fissure but the matrix is stable. The Stannite, which in this locality is easily confused with Sphalerite, has been properly analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2004)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.44” × 2.13” × 1.54”

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



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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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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
Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
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Sphalerite with Quartz. Top
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MJ16R4: Aggregate of complex crystals, very rich of faces, bright, translucent and with good color. Partially covered by microcrystals of Quartz.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou 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”




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Sphalerite with Quartz
 

HK26S9: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals. They are transparent, very bright, and have a very intense orange color with red shades being partially coated by microcrystalline Quartz.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.2 × 3.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.26” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”




Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite
Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
 

MA26R9: Complex crystals of Sphalerite, very rich in faces, transparent and having excellent color and luster. They are on a matrix of microcrystalline Quartz and are with rhombohedral crystals of Calcite.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.46” × 2.91” × 1.26”

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




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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.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou 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”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz
Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz. Front
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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.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou 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”




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INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION

Borcarite with Cahnite
 

EB92AM1: Floater group of sharp Borcarite crystals, a very rare borate-carbonate. The crystals exhibit very well defined forms, are translucent, with a uniform green color and are partially covered by small, well-defined white crystals of Cahnite, an arsenate which is also considered very rare.
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.67” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.55” × 0.31”




Borcarite with Cahnite. Front
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Borcarite with Cahnite. Borcarite with Cahnite.
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Borcarite with Cahnite
Borcarite with Cahnite. Borcarite with Cahnite.
 

EA16AM1: Very aerial floater group of sharp Borcarite crystals, a very rare borate-carbonate. The crystals show well defined shapes, are translucent, with a uniform green color, and are partially covered by small, sharp white crystals of Cahnite, another very rare arsenate. Exceptional!
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2011)

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.63” × 0.43”




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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, 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”




Olshanskyite. Olshanskyite.
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Olshanskyite with Andradite
Olshanskyite with Andradite. Olshanskyite with Andradite.
 

EX87AI0: 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, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (04/2017)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.76” × 2.05” × 0.91”

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




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Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite
 

ET57AJ3: Lenticular Roweite crystals with an orange color and of great size and quality for what has been known of this species, with very sharp, colorless, clear and very bright Olshanskyite crystals, octahedral Magnetite crystals and small reddish Andradite crystals. The sample has been analyzed to confirm the identity of the species and we will send a copy of the different analyses to buyers.
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 1.34”

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

Olshanskyite fluorescent short UV



Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite. Front
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Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite. Rear
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Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite.
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Roweite with Olshanskyite, Andradite and Calcite
Roweite with Olshanskyite, Andradite and Calcite. 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.
Shijiangshan Mine, 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”




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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
 

TM47AF7: Aggregates of Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology and superficially substituted and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite aggregates are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 15.3 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 6.02” × 1.46” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.67”




Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Front
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Side
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
 

TX69AF7: Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology superficially substituted for and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite crystals are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 5 × 4.1 cm = 7.80” × 1.97” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”




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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.
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
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
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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.
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.
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
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Quartz with Hematite. Rear
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Quartz with Hematite.
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Huanggang Mines

Fluorite (octahedral) with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite (octahedral) with Calcite and Quartz. 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



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Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite
 

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”




Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite. Front
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Fluorite with Dolomite and Pyrite. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

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”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

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”




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
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Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Top
Top
 

MT66AK7: New in Denver 2019: Sharp octahedral deep pink Fluorite crystal, translucent, with growth figures on the faces and partially covered with white Calcite crystals and small cubic pyrite crystals.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 66 of number 1/2020

Huanggang Mines, shaft 6, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2019)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 5.9 cm = 2.44” × 2.28” × 2.32”




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Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

MR96AK7: New in Denver 2019: Outstanding group of octahedral Fluorite crystals, with well defined shapes, translucent, intense and uniform pink color, with inclusions of Calcite, and whose matrix is a crystal of the same Fluorite but of cubic habit and whitish color.
Huanggang Mines, shaft 6, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 4.7 × 4.9 cm = 3.54” × 1.85” × 1.93”

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

White Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite.
 

MC26AE6: Extraordinarily sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals on matrix. They are very clear and bright, colorless, and are with thick tabular Calcite crystals. The sample has a great quality, both for the species and for the best known from this locality.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2014)

Specimen size: 19.5 × 8.5 × 6.5 cm = 7.68” × 3.35” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3 cm = 1.57” × 1.18”




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Scheelite on Magnetite
 

TT7AC4: Single Scheelite crystal on a matrix of very well developed dodecahedral Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite, with a white color and dipyramidal shape, has very well defined faces and edges, is translucent, bright and has noticeable Molybdenite inclusions that create grayish areas that give the crystal a kind of different fluorescence. The sample 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 (2014)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.46” × 1.26” × 0.91”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Scheelite on Magnetite. Scheelite on Magnetite.
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Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite
Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Molybdenite, Arsenopyrite and Magnetite. Side
Side
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



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Scheelite with Magnetite, carbonates and Quartz
 

EV89AD5: A group of dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very unusual bright greenish color. On a crystalline Magnetite matrix, with Quartz and small carbonate crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2015)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.2 × 5 cm = 2.76” × 2.05” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.65” × 1.22”

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Magnetite, carbonates and Quartz. Scheelite with Magnetite, carbonates and Quartz.
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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
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Löllingite with Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite. 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
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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
 

EC49AK7: Group of complex twinned crystals of Sphalerite, translucent, intense yellow, on white Calcite matrix. A very aesthetic specimen and with the Sphalerite being quite large for the locality.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.1 × 4.4 cm = 2.28” × 2.01” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.34” × 1.02”

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite
Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite. 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



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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



Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Front
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Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Side
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Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite.
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
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TT96W2: Parallel growth of crystals with a dipyramidal habit, sometimes erroneously described as β-Quartz. They are translucent, rich with inclusions, and have very well defined faces and edges.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2012)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 4.84” × 1.85” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 4 cm = 1.73” × 1.57”




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

MB66AE7: Pinecone-like aggregate of very well defined spear-point-shaped crystals that are dipyramidal, with no prism faces. They are bright with an intense green color due to inclusions, probably Actinolite and/or Hedenbergite. On the sample there are parallel thin laminar gaps, left by dissolved Calcite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.4 × 3.1 cm = 1.57” × 1.34” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”




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Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite and Quartz
 

TR97AC9: Divergent polycrystalline growths of prase Quartz, bright and with very well defined faces and edges and small rosette growths of laminar Hematite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 9.2 × 8 cm = 4.21” × 3.62” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 2.9 cm = 3.07” × 1.14”




Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite and Quartz. Front
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Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite and Quartz. Side
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Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Front
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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
 

MV96X5: Very aerial crystal of Ilvaite with very well defined faces and edges and partially doubly terminated, implanted on a Quartz crystal with very notable polycrystalline growths. An excellent sample of the progressively scarce Chinese Ilvaites.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.1 × 1.9 cm = 2.24” × 1.22” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.65” × 0.51”




Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
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Ilvaite with Quartz. Rear
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Ilvaite with Quartz
Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
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Ilvaite with Quartz. Top
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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”




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Ilvaite with Quartz
 

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”




Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
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Ilvaite with Quartz. Side
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Ilvaite with Quartz. Top
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Ilvaite with Hedenbergite
Ilvaite with Hedenbergite. Front
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Ilvaite with Hedenbergite. Rear
Rear
Ilvaite with Hedenbergite. Top
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EB39Y8: Parallel growth, slightly divergent, of very bright elongated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, perfect terminations and a small growth of Hedenbergite crystals at the base. This Ilvaite has much better quality than most Huanggang samples, which are generally more matte-textured and rough.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 2.95” × 0.98” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 7 × 1.6 cm = 2.76” × 0.63”




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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
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Ilvaite. 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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Hedenbergite with Quartz and Calcite
 

ME87W5: Parallel growth of Hedenbergite crystals with perfect terminations. The prismatic faces have a slightly fibrous aspect, grayish-green color and silky luster. They are partially coated on their base by lenticular crystals of Calcite and crystals of Quartz.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2010)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 4 × 3.3 cm = 4.45” × 1.57” × 1.30”




Hedenbergite with Quartz and Calcite. Front
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Helvine with Quartz
Helvine with Quartz. Front
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Helvine with Quartz. Side
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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”




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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”




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

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”




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Helvine with Quartz
 

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”




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

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”




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz
 

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”




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

TP48Z7: Aggregate of very sharp tetrahedral crystals, bright with a dark brown color and with small parallel Quartz aggregates and a very 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: 2.9 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.94”

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




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz and Calcite
 

TC98Z7: 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 almost 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 × 2.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 1.06”

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




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 and Calcite
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
 

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”




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Helvine-Genthelvite with Quartz
 

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”




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



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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



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



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JIANGXI PROVINCE

Stibnite
 

ME56AK3: Group of very elongated crystals, two of them clearly dominant, with excellent terminations, brilliant, with a small white lenticular crystal of Calcite. This type of specimen, which used to be relatively common, are becoming a rarity.
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (2004)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 6.5 × 2.4 cm = 5.59” × 2.56” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 14.2 × 1.1 cm = 5.59” × 0.43”




Stibnite. Front
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Stibnite. Rear
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SHANXI PROVINCE

Acanthite with Silver
Acanthite with Silver. Front
Front
Acanthite with Silver. Side
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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
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Acanthite with Silver
Acanthite with Silver. Front
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Acanthite with Silver. Rear
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ED89K0: Very stylized group of deformed cubic crystals. An aerial branch is partially covered by mossy native Silver that contrasts with the darker Acanthite. Very esthetic.
66 line Mine, Gaoliangchun, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province  China (2007)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 2.05” × 0.98” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.43”




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Silver

Recorded under LED light
 

TM69AL7: Very aerial and aesthetic specimen with growths of highly stylized Silver crystals, with hooked terminations and lateral twists. The luster and state of preservation are excellent. On matrix with deformed pseudo-octahedral crystals of Acanthite.
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province  China (10/2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.87” × 2.05” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.2 cm = 1.42” × 0.08”




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

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

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

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



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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
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Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
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Scheelite on Muscovite
Scheelite on Muscovite. Front
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Scheelite on Muscovite. Rear
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Scheelite on Muscovite. Side
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Scheelite on Muscovite. Top
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Recorded under LED light
 

MR47AL5: Multiple growth of dipyramidal crystals with sharp faces and edges, excellent color, very intense, on matrix with leafy aggregates of Muscovite crystals. Large size of both the piece as a whole and the Scheelite crystals, which at the time were a relatively abundant species and which today have become difficult to obtain, especially in pieces like this.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 13.2 × 11.6 × 8.6  cm = 5.20” × 4.57” × 3.39”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 6.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.60”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Cassiterite with Beryl and Muscovite
 

TT50X5: Polycrystalline growths of Cassiterite with a very prominent twinning, very bright deep black color and with a small matrix of colorless beryl and leafy growths of Muscovite.
Pingwu Mine, Huya township, Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (2012)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.38”




Cassiterite  with Beryl and Muscovite. Front
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Cassiterite  with Beryl and Muscovite. Top
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Cassiterite with Muscovite
Cassiterite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Muscovite. Side
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Cassiterite with Muscovite. Cassiterite with Muscovite.
 

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 Albite and Muscovite
 

EM99T7: Tabular crystal of Beryl (Aquamarine), more aerial than usual with samples from this locality, very transparent and bright, clear color, very rich in faces and on a matrix of Albite and Muscovite crystals.
Pingwu Mine, Huya township, Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (06/2011)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm = 2.64” × 2.28” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.42” × 1.38”




Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite and Muscovite. Front
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite and Muscovite. Rear
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. 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



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YUNNAN PROVINCE

Fluorite with Baryte
 

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.
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. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Rear
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Fluorite with Baryte.
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Rear
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Fluorite with Baryte.
 

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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Cassiterite
 

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
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Cassiterite. Top
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Cassiterite with Quartz
Cassiterite with Quartz.
 

TR87V4: Transparent crystal of Cassiterite with a very transparent brown color. It is very bright and shows an uncommon morphology due to its extraordinary flatness. It is on Quartz matrix.
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (08/2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.7 × 1.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.85” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”




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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”




Cassiterite with Quartz. Cassiterite with Quartz.
Cassiterite with Quartz.
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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. 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



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Calcite
 

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”




Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Rear
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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
Babingtonite with Calcite and Quartz.
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”




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Babingtonite with Quartz, Prehnite and Analcime

Recorded under LED light
 

MD89AK0: Group of very sharp Babingtonite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a matrix of transparent Quartz crystals. Also there are groups of green spheroidal Prehnite crystals and white trapezohedral Analcime crystals. Specimens of such quality are already classics for global mineralogy.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2010)

Specimen size: 14.7 × 12.5 × 5.9 cm = 5.79” × 4.92” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.71”




Babingtonite with Quartz, Prehnite and Analcime. Front
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Babingtonite with Quartz, Prehnite and Analcime. Rear
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Babingtonite with Quartz, Prehnite and Analcime. Rear
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Babingtonite with Quartz, Prehnite and Analcime.
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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz. Front
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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz. Front
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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz. Side
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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz.
 

TA98R3: Extraordinary group of sharp Babingtonite crystals. They are very bright and with perfect terminations, on matrix with Prehnite and Quartz. A museum piece.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2006)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 7.4 × 6.4 cm = 6.50” × 2.91” × 2.52”

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




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Calcite with Inclusions
 

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”




Calcite with Inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Inclusions. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Front
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Calcite with inclusions. Side
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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



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Calcite with inclusions
 

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



Calcite with inclusions. Front
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Calcite with inclusions. Top
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