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1219 specimens found
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Native Silver on Acanthite
stock #8.1-075
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guangxi, China
3.2 x 2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $375


An exceptional silver / acanthite from an unusual locality in China better known for Rhodochrosites . This has very well formed acanthites (largest reaches 1 cm) that host a mass of silver wires of several forms. A very nice silver in general and the very best I have seen from this locale. This can be displayed to feature either the silver or the acanthites, both are well presented. 2007 find.
Fluorapatite (apatite-CF) on albite and muscovite
stock #7.1-003
Chamachu, Haramoush Mts.
Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan
4.8x3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $100


A very well presented apatite crystal of 2.7 CM (2.3 CM wide) dominates this small miniature. Shows great form and some transparency, the color changes somewhat from a pinkish hue to a greenish grey depending on the light type. Very esthetic and yet reasonably priced.
Manganite
stock #7-AC-030
Ilfield
Harz Mountains, Germany
5 X 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $400


A classic from the worlds greatest source for crystalized manganite. This piece is probably well over 150 years old and shows the most desirable crystal form, luster and style that has made the Ilfield manganites famous. These are rarely available at this price level, I expect this will not last long. There is some damage at the edges (see the photos) and on some crystals but is not distracting, and it still displays well. If perfect this would easily command 1500.00 or more. A very attractive miniature and a great piece of mineral history!
Mimetite
stock #7 CNA-434
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
4.3 x 3 CM (small miniature)
price: $350


A very fine small miniature or toenail of excellent quality. The Pingtouling Mine mimetites are legendary and considered by many to be the best ever found. The mine has been closed for years and nothing new found since. This has fine color and form, displays well and is priced below market levels
Sphalerite on Quartz
stock #7 CNA-492
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan, China
13 x 10.6 (cabinet)
price: $500


Deep red complex crystals of Sphalerite sit on a plate of sparkling reddish quartz. Some are claiming the quartz is red due to inclusions of Sphalerite, I am not sure about that. There is galena here too and the back of the piece is crystalized calcite. The largest crystal is 3.3 cm and with good backlight it glows a rich red. No damage and great luster, this looks like globs of jelly on matrix. Way above average!!
Fluorite
stock #7CNA -457
Xianghualing Tin Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou
Hunan, China
13 x 11 CM (cabinet)
price: $375


The large Octahedron here is over 7 CM, undamaged, lustrous and esthetically perched with others on a contrasting matrix . The crystalas all show the "micro stepping" being composed of hundreds of tiny fluorite crystals that are arranged together in the octahedra. A deep green that can backlight well, this piece is a very fine example of an older style of fluorite from Xinghauling not often available anymore.
Euclase
stock #8.1-219
Piaotang, Dayu
Yunnan, China
4.5x3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $600


Sharp and glassy Euclase on matrix to 1.4 CM. A great example from this small one time find. These were the best Chinese examples of this rare Berylium gem mineral. The crystals have some micro cavities on a few faces with unknown black materials inside. Good condition in general, there are broken and damaged crystals on the edges and back the display side looks fine to the unaided eye.
Bournonite with Fluorite
stock #7 -CNA-442
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
5x3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $650


An exceptionally large metallic crystal, sharp, lusterous and with fine termination. As a bonus it is sprinkled with lotss of small light violet fluorites for an extra sparkle. In very good condition overall though there are some small spots of damage that are very forgivable in a crystal of this size and can be minimized with careful display. This is FAR better than average and really shines!
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