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36 specimens found
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Fluorite with Acanthite, native Silver, Sphalerite etc.
stock #8.1-311
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guangxi, China
3.9 x 2.4 CM (small miniature)
price: $200

Clear Fluorites (very light green) are the matrix for Native silver, Acanthite and other silver minerals. Some of the Fluorite is included by these minerals - it is best appreciated with magnification. A single sharp Sphalerite crystal is partially coated with acathite and a film of silver. Micro crystals that appear to be polybasite are also noted. A very different sort of Silver specimen!
SOLD Fluorite included by native Silver with Rhodochrosite, Acanthite, etc.
stock #SOLD 8.1-309
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guangxi, China
4.5 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $0

A fantastic oddity! Gemmy Fluorites are visibly included by wires and crystals of Native Silver. The clear crystals (up to 2 cm diagonal) also show well pink Rhodochrosites, Acanthites and other Sulfides inside. The matrix includes some Bertrandite and what seems to be Stephanite in micro crystals. A great assemblage and a very displayable piece as well. This is the kind of oddity that keeps mineral collecting exciting!
Copper in Calcite
stock #8.1-263
Bufa Mine, La Bufa, Municipio de Batopilas
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.5 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $425

A very esthetic, pristine and fine specimen from this old find. Exceptional patina on the copper and complex branching on and in the calcites which also exhibit some twinning.
Quartz (green-blue artichoke type)
stock #8.1-111
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan, China
10.5x8.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $250

A bright and esthetic cluster of quartz showing several forms and reaching over 6 CM. There are also fluorites (white to 1 CM size), pyrite, dolomite and small bismuthinites as well but the main attraction is the greenish "artichokes" that are famous from Shangbao. Most of the main crystals are in excellent condition but some minor damage is visible on smaller side crystals with magnifcation. This can be displayed without any damage visible at all. Some terminations at first glace seem damaged but with magnification it becomes clear that they are fully terminated with either an unusual cupped and cavernous structure or many tiny fibrous parallel growths which are in turn terminated. Some small scepters are here too. The color for these is usually referred to as Green, but depending on the light and the viewer, the color can be more blueish. Either way this is very attractive and lustrous piece.
36 specimens found
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