A large ferberite crystal that is perfect is very rare. So often there are cleaved edges or damaged, incomplete terminations. Not here! With the addition of a sharp and shiny arsenopyrite crystal at the base and contrasting muscovite this is an exceptional specimen. The main crystal is fully perfect as are all the others except one smaller crystal. That crystal is on the back side, with a cleave on one edge but is not visible from the display sides. Great luster, stands unaided and with a very attractive price for a far above normal piece.
From the last of the good Shangbao fluorite finds of 2005. These are the jewel like cubooctahedral crystals that are most sought after. The purple color changes to blue under some light sources. Great clarity and perfect condition on this piece, These fluorites are unique to this mine and now are valued highly in China it is hard to find such a pristine and esthetic specimen.
stock #7 CNA-434
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
4.3 x 3 CM (small miniature)
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
stock #7-13 CR-527
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
8.7 x 6 CM (cabinet)
A very fine and showy Cerussite from the Daoping lead mine, better known for the world class Pyromorphites it has produced. Parts of this piece are the cuprian variety showing bright green crystals while other areas are yellow to clear. Displays well and has some crystals reaching a centimeter. Not often available in any quality and rarely this esthetic!