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Scheelite with Apatite on Muscovite
stock #AX-15-162-(C76)
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
9.3 x 7.2 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A fine early Xuebaoding piece ex Bert Ottens and Shields Flynn. A prominent well-formed orange octahedron of Scheelite is surrounded by a scattering of gemmy Apatite crystals, all set on Muscovite blades with a little Calcite as well. The Apatites are transparent and glassy with a pale color, in some light sources they look slightly pink or violet and in other light they are almost colorless. The Scheelite, Apatite and Calcites are all vividly fluorescent and the combination of yellow, pink and bright red is especially vibrant. The Scheelite has sharp, gemmy corners and excellent luster throughout, most faces show well-defined geometric growth structures as well. No damage, a fine Chinese classic.

Scheelite on Muscovite
stock #6.2-899
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
4.3 x 3.4 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $880
Late Summer 2021

Outstanding miniature with a sharp and glassy Scheelite crystal nestled in Muscovite blades. The Scheelite is translucent to transparent and has the sought-after orange color. There is no damage or chipping but there is some cracking to note near the base which have been stabilized. This is not distracting or easy to find without some magnification. The price has taken this into account. Good Scheelites with fine color have become costly, larger specimens of this quality are often well into the 5 figures. This piece was collected in 2005 while the small mines on the higher reaches of Mt. Xuebaoding were active. More recent finds from Pingwu are found at lower elevation and mostly are a light yellow to brownish. A pretty modern classic.

Scheelite on Quartz
stock #21.1-241
Tae wha Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju
Chungcheongbukdo, South Korea
3.8 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (small miniature)
price: $80
Early summer 2021

A Scheelite octahedral crystal perched on some clear Quartz crystals from the famed Tae Wha Mine in Korea. There are some chips on the Quartz but the Scheelite is in good condition. In strong light the Scheelite is translucent to transparent.

Scheelite with Calcite
stock #16.1-395-(CN3488)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.4 x 5.1 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
new year 2021

A very fine Scheelite from the famed Yaogangxian Mine, ex Charles M. Noll collection. The Scheelite is very sharp and glassy, very large for this locality, and has a color that looks like a brown stout or root beer hue in reflected light. When backlit with a strong light source the color is more reddish-purple. Transparent on the edges but translucent overall the Calcite adds a very nice accent. The bottom of the piece is broken where it was attached but some of that area is recrystallized. Fine luster and great striations on the glassy faces help set this piece apart. From the "golden years" at Yaogangxian this is really fine for the locale and a choice dark Scheelite from any place.

SOLD Wolframite pseudo after Scheelite - classic, USA
stock #SOLD 12.1-268-JC
Long Hill, Trumbull
Connecticut, United States
7.1 x 4.9 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

One of the most classic of USA psuedomorphs the Wolframite (Ferberite) after Scheelite from Trumbull, Connecticut. This specimen is well documented, passing through the hands of Larry Conklin, Jim Chenard, Leonard Himes and Joe Stachura. This is a sizable piece with several crystals showing the elongated pseudo-octahedral form of the Scheelite in distinctive crude sooty Ferberite. The matrix is largely Scheelite and the specimen is quite rich in Scheelite for the locality. The mining at this locality dates from the 1820's to just after 1900. Some specimens were collected from the dumps years ago but the better pieces date from the working era.

Scheelite on Muscovite
stock #20.1-159
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
10.4 x 7.5 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring 2020

Three perfect and sharp crystals of light orange Scheelite are arranged in a connected chain on matrix. Well exposed and nicely nested in the surrounding crystals of Muscovite, this is a a far better thasn typical specimen from the great finds at Xuebaoding almost 20 years ago. The crystals have the classic pseudo Octahedral form and have great luster, some transparency and no damage. Most faces also show complex growth structures and multi stepped zones that are epitaxially aligned. All in all a very clean early Chinese Scheelite with very strong display impact. Sawn on the back from when this was removed, the saw marks are not visible from any display view.

Scheelite with Quartz and Magnetite
stock #16.1-117
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
4.8 x 4.3 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $720
Spring 2020

A fine looking, well formed Scheelite crystal in pyramidal form with a flowerlike Quartz cluster on one edge. Very esthetic, the Scheelite has a glassy, translucent, micro pitted and slightly etched surface that makes a nice contrast. In excellent condition, the matrix at the base of the piece is a mass of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite and Quartz are in excellent undamaged condition. The Scheelite has a few green coatings and inclusions of Hedenbergite which gives it this color. Far better than the typical Scheelites from here and better in person.

Scheelite on Quartz -classic European
stock #19.1-295
Cinovec, Krusne Hory Mts.
Usti nad Labem Region (Bohemia), Czech Republic
5.7 x 2.9 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


A rarely available habit of Scheelite in balls and masses of tiny crystals on a doubly terminated Quartz. This is a very old specimen from the area also known as Zinnwald (on German side of the border) in the Erzgebirge / Krusne Hory mountains. The Scheelite balls are up to 5mm and composed of masses of small crystals clustered together. With good magnification it can be seen that some of the crystals are elongated pseudo-octahedra. In fine condition the quartz is undamaged and iridescent in person. From an old Czech collection, this is the most esthetic example of this habit I have ever seen.