Fluorite on Quartz
19.8X15 CM (cabinet /museum)
A very large cabinet plate of Quartz and Fluorite layers with the top covered with fluorite octahedra of purple to violet color. Very esthetic and different from the usual fluorites from this location. The quartz has been etched to expose the fluorite and the result is impressive. Crystals exceed 3.4CM and there is no damage.
Stibnite and Barite
Dehegou Mine, (Zhangergou, Lushi) Lushi County
An outrageous mineral! A large Stibnite (12 cm long, crudely terminated)) grows through a large sharp translucent to transparent rhomb of Barite. Stibnite is coated in part with alteration minerals (probably Stibiconite or Valentinite) that add a color contrast. Impressive from many angles, the Stibnite has some dings on one edge that can be hidden depending on the angle selected for display. This is a truly fine piece!
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
8.5x8.5 CM (cabinet)
A very well developed almost spherical aggregate of blocky azurite crystals up to 1.4 CM and some smaller flattened rhomb forms. This piece is also encrusted with many lemon yellow micro crystals of an unknown mineral (awaiting analysis we will send results if you wish). Quite attractive and a good value.
stock #HOLD 6.2-112
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Huya
The two large main crystals are intergrown and form a very attractive display piece. Nice yellow orange color, some gemmy areas and a lot of esthetic impact. The larger crystal is 7.3 CM.
A very good main crystal of 7.2 CM sits esthetically on a Muscovite matrix. The Beryl is a very pale green blue color - almost colorless enough to be called Goshenite but not quite. The crystals have the unusual tabular form that has made the Pingwu area famous, it displays well from either side.
A matrix of reddish muscovite provides a good contrast to these Goshenite crystals. The largest is 3.8CM and is partly gemmy with a very sharp tabular form. This form is also different from the usual tabular beryl (aquamarines) from this location, and are far less common. Goshenite is one of the rarer types of beryl and these are very fine examples, not often available.
A very gemmy light blue main Aquamarine (3.6 CM) rising from the matrix of Muscovite. Great esthetics and a really fine gem crystal. Classic tabular form and a top quality example from this important location. There are saw marks on the base of the matrix (from collecting at the mine) The Aquas are in perfect condition and display well from either side.
Simply incredible! A brilliant red cluster of calcite on matrix with small realgar crystals. Killer esthetics. We obtained this at the mine in 2003 and sold it shortly after- it was the best of the find. Since then we have not seen anything like this. We are pleased to have it back again for resale, The largest calcite crystal is 7.2 CM, and the piece displays well from multiple angles, but it does have a cleave on the backside. The red color on the calcite is from both a coating and inclusions that is primarily realgar, some recent analysis of similar materials have fund trace amounts of some rare rsenic minerals, this one has not been tested for those. Really striking color, the display side has no noticable damage. This will really jump out of any calcite display!