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Fluorite (purple cloud) with Calcite
stock #21.1-167
Yindu Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City
Inner Mongolia Region, China
3.9 x 2.4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $1350


An incredible Yindu Fluorite with a glass-clear blue crystal that has a deep purple cloud inside and a fine edge phantom as well. Super sharp and resting on Calcite the Fluorite has impeccable bright luster. The overall effect is like looking into an aquarium. Good Yindu Fluorites are now very much admired and sought after, as they are both beautiful and unlike most any other Fluorite. One edge of this elongated cube is contacted where it was on matrix but there is no damage, breaks or chips. This rests on a crystalized mass of white Calcite and the contrast is excellent. Better in person too.

SOLD Fluorite - gemmy zoned on Calcite
stock #SOLD 21.1-166
Yindu Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City
Inner Mongolia Region, China
3.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A killer thumbnail from the unbelievable finds at the Yindu Mine (China). We have been very impressed with the this locality since it began producing fine specimens, however there has been almost nothing in thumbnail size of any quality. This is the first really good piece we have seen in this size. Well-composed and balanced with a perfect gem clear zoned cube prominently perched on matrix. Excellent luster and better in person, the vivid purple core is set in a clear blue box. Yindu has made some great impressions for a few of the better specimens found over the past two years. The great ones are just a tiny percentage but they are amazing and already command some very high prices. This is a fine piece of competition grade in a small size that is not insanely expensive.

Fluorite (pink) on Hedenbergite
stock #AX-18-330
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
6.7 x 4.8 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Early summer 2021

A "nest" of octahedral pink Fluorites crystals on a contrasting Hedenbergite and Quartz matrix. From early finds at the amazing Huangang deposits, this is from the first significant discovery of good pink Fluorites that made international mineral news. More recent finds have overshadowed this earlier material with far large crystals, but this original type are noticeably different. These crystals are over 1 CM across, very distinct and have good color. Pink Fluorites have always been prized as they are found in very few places on earth and usually never in large amounts. The main central crystals are in very good shape, the only damage is at the outer edges. A choice Fluorite for a fraction of the price of a Swiss or French piece!

Hedenbergite with Arsenopyrite
stock #16.1-061
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
6.4 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
new year 2021

Metallic bright Arsenopyrite crystals in clusters and rosettes are the matrix for a radiating spray of Hedenbergite crystals. In fine condition, this displays well from many angles. The Huanggang Mine has become the most prolific source of many diverse mineral species. This is an esthetic example of two of these species.

sceptered Quartz with Mangano-Calcite and Dolomite
stock #16.1-113
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
7.6 x 4.4 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


Amazing form and structure on this remarkable specimen. The core of this is a doubly terminated Quartz that has a narrow waist forming the scepter and also has the "jacare" steps and faces along some faces, and some smoother "bending" on others. The addition of the stacked flat Calcites gives contrast and adds a nice pink color. The Quartz are clear to milky but have many inclusions that add a bit of color and interest. The overall form and presentation is unusual even for Huanggang which has produced some wonderful and unusual Quartz over the past few years. Choice.

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.

SOLD Fluorite - pink
stock #SOLD 19.1-677
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
2.2 x 1.4 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A choice little thumbnail cluster of light pink transparent Fluorites. From the important new find at Huangang, these clear octahedrons are included by fibers of an Asbestos like mineral, perhaps Byssolite clearly seen inside. The specimen is a chain of 4 discrete complete Octas with no matrix. Can be displayed in any orientation. This was a large find at Huangang but this level of quality was very rare, perhaps 1 in 100 pieces at best. This style of Fluorite is unique, absolutely unlike the pinks from any other locality. The faces are lightly frosted but the interiors are very clear with good color. The large number of specimens recovered has helped keep the prices affordable this is certainly the right time to get a choice piece. Better in person.

Fluorite -Pink Octahedral with inclusions
stock #19.1-676
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
1.8 x 1.2 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


From the great new finds at Huangang, this is a perfect thumbnail of two light pink octahedral crystals. The crystals are nicely juxtaposed and the whole is a small but esthetic piece of high quality. These transparent octahedrons are included by fibers of an Asbestos like mineral, perhaps Byssolite. The condition of this is perfect on all sides, each corner and edge is undamaged. This was a very large and impressive find but this level of perfection was very rare, perhaps 1 in 100 pieces at best. This style of Fluorite is quite unique and absolutely unlike any pinks from any other locality. The faces are lightly frosted but the interiors are very clear and the included fibers are easily seen. The large number of specimens recovered has helped keep the prices very affordable this is certainly the right time to get a choice piece.