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Quartz with Hematite
stock #21.1-272
Lechang Mine, Lechang County, Shaoguan Prefecture
Guangdong Province, China
6.7 x 4.5 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Early summer 2021

Red Quartz crystals are clustered with bladed Hematite in an esthetic presentation. This piece has 6 terminated free standing prisms, all with some orange to red color. From the display side there is no visible damage, however, on the back some damage can be seen. The Quartz has very good transparency and the terminations are clean and sharp. This find was big news in the mineral world about 15 years ago, but no new material has come out for quite a while. We have handled quite a lot of the Quartz from Lechang and it is rare to find any without considerable damage; this is much better than typical.

Helvite (unusually sharp crystals) on Quartz. Ex George Loud
stock #AX-12-483
Lechang Mine, Lechang County, Shaoguan Prefecture
Guangdong Province, China
8.6 x 7.2 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500


An excellent, highly esthetic, sharp and lustrous specimen from the first great find of Helvite in China. The Leichang Mine produced several good to great Helvites in the 2002-3 era; later examples tended to be dull and small in size. This fine example with super sharp crystals to 2.2 CM was sold by Carter Rich in 2003 to George Loud who later sold it back to Carter, it went then to the William Hladysz collection. Old labels and collection cards are included with the piece. Overall in good condition despite the obvious delicate nature of the slender Quartz. Some broken Quartz crystal can be see at some angles and micro chips are on a few edges of the Helvite. Not distracting from display impact this is a very good value for an impressive specimen. Not for an ultra picky perfectionist, and not 5-7K!