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

 

 

 



Jeffrey Post, Smithsonian - 2011
Bryan Less and Dave Wilbur with a nice group - 2011
Days Inn - 2005
Jack Crawford and wife - 2014
Jeffrey Post,
Smithsonian - 2011
Bryan Less and Dave Wilbur
with a nice group - 2011
Days Inn - 2005 Jack Crawford
and wife - 2014

CHINA


Charlie Sahlman - 2013
Rock Currier - 2010
Westward Look - 2013
META in Tucson - 2011
Charlie Sahlman - 2013 Rock Currier - 2010 Westward Look - 2013 META in Tucson - 2011

Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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




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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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Azurite

Recorded under neon light
 

MXL1AO0: Group, on matrix, of Azurite crystals very rich in sharp crystal forms, with good luster and a very vivid color.
Tongshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.83” × 2.44” × 1.54”

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




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite.
Order
Cuprite with Copper
Cuprite with Copper. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprite with Copper. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprite with Copper. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

MRB26AO0: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals, translucent, lustrous, with a very vivid red color, implanted on a dendritic growth of Copper crystals. Altogether a very esthetic specimen.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7 × 4.6 cm = 3.86” × 2.76” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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




Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
Order
Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EFR89AO0: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic forms (nicknamed 'The Kiss') of Malachite, banded with different shades of green and with an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.76” × 2.68” × 1.30”


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Malachite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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

Type locality



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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe)
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Front
Front
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Side
Side
Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe). Imayoshiite with Axinite-(Fe).

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




Order
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) y Andradite

Recorded under neon light
 

MBC90AO0: New for 2021 and, in all probability, the best known so far for the species. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very well defined crystals, with a tabular shape and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous and between colorless and slightly yellow, which are associated with small white fibrous coatings of a Tobermorite-Clinotobermorite, on an Andradite matrix.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. If you want to go deeper into the species and the paragenesis of this mine, you can consult the article by Menor-Salván, C.; Ottens, B.; Richard, E. “Rare borate minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.” Rocks & Minerals, 96(5) (September/October 2021).
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.02” × 0.83”

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




Order
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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Jolyon Ralp, Mindat - 2013
Arizona Daily Star - Brrr - 2011
Karl Warning, MAD Texas - 2013
Smuggler's Inn - 2006
Jolyon Ralp, Mindat
- 2013
Arizona Daily Star - Brrr - 2011 Karl Warning,
MAD Texas - 2013
Smuggler's Inn - 2006

ASIA (excl. China)


Alain Martaud and Christophe Gobin - 2013
Crowdy at Casa Vicente - 2012
Along the I-10 highway - 2010
Ryan Bowling - 2010
Alain Martaud and
Christophe Gobin - 2013
Crowdy at Casa Vicente - 2012 Along the I-10 highway - 2010 Ryan Bowling - 2010

Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light
 

TPP27AO0: Coating, on matrix, of Smithsonite crystals with very pronounced curvatures, the so-called “rice grain” habit, translucent and greenish in color due to copper salts. An excellent Australian classic.
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.32” × 1.81” × 0.94”




Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Rear
Rear
Smithsonite.
Order



Hopi - 2006
Contrast - 2006
Executive Inn - 2005
Hics - 2007
Save this! - 2008
Hopi - 2006 Contrast - 2006 Executive Inn - 2005 Hics - 2007 Save this! - 2008



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