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Apophyllite, Hubeite and Quartz
stock #6.2-462
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
9 x 6.9 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $160


Windowpane type Apophyllite crystals mixed with sharp, transparent Quartz, and all dusted with tiny Hubeite crystals. A few of the smaller Quartz are Japanese twins. An attractive combination specimen in very good condition, the main Apophyllite crystals are undamaged. There is some minor chipping and damage on the outside edge where this was removed, overall in nice shape. The Hubeite, (this is the type locality), are numerous but tiny best seen with magnification. The Apophyllite is almost certainly Fluorapophyllite, it is what is known from here but as this piece has no confirming analysis we use only the group name. An attractive cabinet specimen with nice three-dimensional form. This find was made in 2006-7 and very little has come out since.

Calcite -
stock #7.AE-470
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
7 x 5.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $340


From a find in 2005 in Hubei, these mushroom like Calcites made big news then in the mineral world. We sold this example at that time and it is now back with us to be offered again. This is colored on some faces by inclusions of Hematite which adds a nice contrast. The display face is in fine condition with no visible damage, but there is a notable cleave on back of the left side that is seen from that side, and the bottom is broken at an angle so the base is also cleaved. Despite that cleave this is still an attractive displayable specimen that shows the form perfectly. The "stem" has a series of flat Calcite tabular crystal ridges that are more deeply colored red.

Inesite with Quartz, Hubetite etc.
stock #16.1-174
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
7.2 x 7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Winter 2016-17

A fine Chinese Inesite from the Daye Mine (Fengjiashian Mine). Great esthetic with a very delicate, perfect standing spray of Inesite on top of a matrix of smaller Inesite, Quartz and Hubeite crystals. Excellent form and color, this has the richest red-orange hue that is most desirable. Not much has been found in recent years and little of that has good form or color. An impressive specimen for the mineral and for the locale.

Inesite, Calcite & Quartz
stock #AX-15-276
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Fall 2015

A sizable red to pink "bowtie" spray of well-formed crystals is nicely perched on Calcite crystals. From the collection of Shields Flynn and supplied by Bert Ottens, this is a way above average quality Inesite from the great finds in 2002. The main spray is 4.1 cm tall which is unusually big, and the condition is excellent with no visible damage. This location was once quite prolific but we have seen nothing in the past few years. A choice specimen of a modern classic.

Hubeite and Inesite (very fine, type locality)
stock #AX-15-131
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
12.6 x 11.9 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Post Tucson 2015

A superb Hubeite specimen. This is a fine, large and impressive plate fully crystallized by sharp transparent Inesites and darker brown red Hubeites. This Hubeite is especially good as it is very sharply formed, densely packed and in much larger than usual crystals. All in all this is showy and damage free which is remarkable for such delicate minerals.

Amethyst with Apophyllite and Hubeite
stock #7AE-545
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
7.3 x 3.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $175


A very neat, clean and colorful example of this find from about 8 years ago at Fengjiashan. In fine condition the Amethyst shows multiple growth steps and has excellent transparency and luster. The tabular Apophyllite covering 3 faces has nice crystals to 1.5 CM and a dusting of micro minerals including Hubeite.

Calcite
stock #6.2-712
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
6.8 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A wonderfully displayed gemmy calcite (4.2 CM across)sits on a small shard of matrix that is dusted with smaller gemmy Calcites as well. Great form and condition, the calcite has some glass clear faces and interior and others with a very light frosting. This looks great from any angle, from one side looking like an old English Calcite and from others like a modern Dalnegorsk piece. This is from the Daye Mine in Hubei, China which has produced a lot of great Calcites, but this one is distinctly different than others we have seen.

HOLD Fluorapophyllite with Hubeite
stock #HOLD 6.2-908
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
6.2 x 5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $175


From the type locality for Hubeite, this is an esthetic and unusually pristine apophyllite. Clear crystals to over 2 CM cover the matrix and these are sprinkled with rosettes and clusters of reddish brown Hubeite and some micro calcites. Most of these have lots of serious damage, this one is far better than usual but not perfect. The most important crystals are very clean with only minor edge rubbing seen at 10X magnification, there is some visible damage at the outside edges. This displays well and makes a good addition to a suite of Chinese minerals, rarities or new minerals. There has not been new Hubeite on the mineral market recently.