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.
5 X 3.1 CM (miniature)
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!
A super attractive combination piece of Yaogangxian material, with top notch luster, form and color. There is minor damage to crystals on the backside and a fluorite cleave at the right edge of the piece, however the display face is perfect even under 10x magnification. Undamaged and esthetic ferberite is quite rare, this one really stands out from the crowd of Yaogangxian minerals.