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Wurtzite, Bismuthinite and Quartz etc.
stock #6.2-842
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.2 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $750
Pre Tucson

A well-formed Wurtzite crystal cluster on a complex multi-specie specimen from the amazing Yaogangxian Mine. The specimen has several Quartz crystals that are partly coated with Muscovite and sprinkled with metallic hairlike crystals of Bismuthinite. The Wurtzite is mostly seen in a 2.2 CM diameter cluster of stacked brown-red crystals that have a bright luster. In some photos these look silvery metallic due to the reflections on the surface but in hand the color is typical dark brown to almost black. Wurtzite from Yaoganxian is a very rare specie, this is the largest and best we have seen and is exceptional for the locality.

SOLD Copper and Mimetite etc
stock #SOLD 16.1-664
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

An unusual multi-specie piece from the incredible Tsumeb Mine. Native copper in branching fingers and thin wires are protruding from a complex matrix with a few yellow Mimetites crystals among other species. Tsumeb is famed for its odd mixtures of species, forms and chemical elements. A cute miniature that has the uncommon combination of Copper and Lead elements.

Quartz - with inclusions of red Hematite
stock #AX-11-095
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $280
Pre Tucson

The occasional finds of red Quartz from the Orange River area of South Africa are well-known in the mineral world. This is a choice example with better than usual color intensity and nice form. Conjoined crystals of Quartz with transparent tops and opaque lower sections that contrast with the bright terminations. In great condition aside from a tiny tip contact that is hard to see with naked eye. This piece is from the last good find that was more than 5 years ago. An excellent value for quality / esthetics to price.

Mimetite - modern Chinese classic
stock #17.1-849
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong Province, China
8.3 x 4.4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Pre Tucson

The Pingtouling mine in Guangdong China was for a short period the source of incredible Mimetites with world-class color and luster. The mine soon flooded and collapsed, there will never be more from here. This is a very good example of the color, habit and gemmy nature of the Mimetites. A modern classic and highly regarded by collectors as a very distinctive and special find.

Fluorite on Quartz and Pyrite
stock #23.1-066
Akchatau Mine, Akshatau, Shet
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
9.7 x 5.5 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1550
Pre Tucson

Exceptional Fluorite on Quartz from the find almost 20 years ago In Kazakstan. This piece has etched purple octahedrons perched on smoky Quartz crystals. In fine condition, the Quartz is transparent and lustrous. The octahedrons reach 3.4 CM across and the textured faces contrast with the glassy Quartz crystals. This was not a large find and very few were available at the time of discovery. This piece is far better than typical for form, esthetics and condition. This has a lighter hue than most of the Fluorites found which were dark purple to almost black. The mine here is in fact several hundred individual excavations in small localized deposits. The mine area is well-known for occasional finds of purple Creedite and several rare species. This habit and style though uncommon is also still easily recognized as a Kazak specimen.

Inesite, Apophyllite and Hubeite on Quartz
stock #AX-15-196
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Mine), Daye County, Huangshi Pref.
Hubei Province, China
10.4 x 8.3 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Pre Tucson

From a small find about 10 years ago, a most unusual but also very esthetic specimen. From the Chinese suite of the Shields Flynn collection, this is an amazing style of Inesite unlike any other. The matrix of this is nearly all Quartz crystals in two generations and a little Pyrite, it is covered with dozens of long slender Inesite crystals most of which are covered by tiny sparkling Apophyllite crystals. The Hubeite crystals are lustrous brown, scattered all over but especially rich on the backside. Overall the specimen is very three dimensional, visually complex and has a superb display impact. There are a few small uncoated Inesites which are bright pink to orange, but the main Inesite are fully covered by clear Apophyllite. In fine condition as seen.

Fluorite - etched 360 degree cluster
stock #23.1-265
Leadhill Mine area, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
4.6 x 3.1 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Pre Tucson

From the recent find at Lead Hill, this is a highly etched cluster of stacked cubes that is crystalized on all sides with no point of attachment. The color ranges from a deep purple to almost colorless. On close exam there are some phantoms as well. The surface is highly etched but still geometric in structure. Some faces have a distinctive melted look. No obvious damage or chipping, this is a complete floater. It is great to see a few nice Fluorites are still being found in Southern Illinois.

Cerussite - Arizona classic
stock #23.1-646
Mammoth -St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150
Pre Tucson

A Tiger Cerussite thumbnail with thick habit crystals and minimal matrix. The Cerussite has a light orange to yellow color, not the more typical white. There is chipping on the backside and one edge so not for perfectionists but still a nice thumbnail from the legendary Tiger. The chipping is shown on the last two photos. The largest crystal is 1.6 CM, terminated and has some translucence.