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Axinite and Quartz
stock #AX-15-068
Dachang Ore Field, Nandan
Guangxi Province, China
7 x 4.7 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $475
Winter 2016-17

An unusually well-crystallized Axinite from China that host well-perched doubly terminated Quartz crystals for a nice contrast. Ex Shields Flynn collection, this is older material from about 2004. The Nandan mines have mostly been shut down and were only producing good minerals for a few short years. The Axinites from the area are probably the best ever to come out of China. In excellent condition (few were not badly damaged) with the only real bruising at the outside edges. Very nice luster and three dimensional relief.

Golden Barite with Calcite
stock #6.2-746
Dachang Ore Field, Nandan
Guangxi Province, China
7.8 x 5.4 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
pre Tucson 2015 update

A sweet gemmy golden Barite with tabular Calcites that are decorated in turn with Pyrite. The Barites have dark phantoms and the overall contrast is excellent. This is from a small find at Nandan in 2002, which were mostly very damaged. This has minimal damage, none of which is naked eye-visible from logical display angles. Much nicer in person too.

Calcite on Sibnite
stock #6.2-902
Dachang Ore Field, Nandan
Guangxi Province, China
6.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $150


An attractive and rather unusual habit of Calcite on Stibnite from the less well-known locality of Nandan. The main Calcite is a sharp scalenohedron 3.5 CM long that seems to be heavily included by Stibnite giving it a dark, cloudy interior. The overall composition and esthetics are very good, there is nice contrast with the metallic Stibnite crystals. Not typical, this is quite different from other such combos I have seen.