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SOLD Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
stock #SOLD 21.1-488
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.9 x 3.8 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $0


Unusual flower-like group of radiating crystals which are about half Pyromorphite (yellow) and half Plumbogummite (powder blue). The pseudomorphing is roughly frozen in the middle of the process. Seen on one side the crystals all look like yellow Pyro and on the other side the blue color is dominant. The radial arrangement of the crystals makes this a nice esthetic miniature and a fine example of this classic pseudomorphing. The Plumbogummite of Yangshao Mine/ Daoping are widely considered to be be the best ever found in the world.

Scorodite with Pyrite
stock #AX-5-066
Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co, Hezhou Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
4.6 x 3.6 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $950


Bright gemmy blue and purple Scorodite mixed with Pyrite on a Scorodite matrix. The matrix looks brown in some lighting but the color is from inclusions inside many small Scorodite which are both massive and crystalized. The main crystals are very defined, lustrous and have a very intense color. Overall in fine condition exam with 10-20X magnification finds some tiny rough areas but no serious damage is seen by naked eye. From the find at Henzoh almost 10 years ago, we have not seen any Scorodite from China since, it seems this was a one time find. Scorodite is known from many localities but only a few have good, sizable, bright crystals like these and those are never common.

Pyromorphite
stock #8.AE-894
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7.8 x 6.7 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2021

A sizable specimen of nearly pure Pyromorphite with most of the "matrix" being pyro as well. From the spectacular finds at Daoping in the early 2000 era, this is a nice three dimensional specimen. The crystals are small, tightly packed and most are slender but some other habits are present, the color and luster are good, this is overall in fine condition. Specimens with larger crystals from this zone are some of the best of the specie and can command very high prices. This piece with relatively small crystals is just as colorful but far less costly.

Stibnite - radiating flower form
stock #6.2-367
Nanping, Hechi prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
6.2 x 3.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2021

Flower-form Stibnite in a radiating cluster of metallic crystals on a shard of matrix. From the find in Nandan in 2006, this is similar to an older find in Romania but slightly different on close exam. There is minimal matrix here just some shards of white Quartz that set off the darker metallic blades of Stibnite. Overall this has good luster but some of the individual crystals have some tiny pitting which gives a more matte finish. Excellent display impact most crystals are terminated some with prism tips others with a more jagged end. There is some damage seen by loupe exam but overall the condition is very good especially for this delicate mineral. These have not been found for many years, now they are a modern classic.

Rhodochrosite with minor Silver, Fluorite and Quartz
stock #20.1-915
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
3.3 x 2 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $320
new year 2021

An older specimen from the Wutong Mine (China) with very good pink to red Rhomb crystals. Close exam with magnification will find several very small crude crystals and masses of Silver on the underside. This is certainly not a display grade Silver specimen but more of interest as an accessory mineral on the Rhodos. This find was an important discovery and in the first zones exploited the crystals usually had a rhomb form while later finds tended to be more flattened or disk shaped. Overall in very good condition and with with some faces showing etching and brighter luster.

Pyromorphite with partial Galena pseudomorphs
stock #20.1-877
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
5.7 x 3.7 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350
new year 2021

A very rich and super esthetic Pyromorphite from the great finds at Daoping in Guanxi, China. Two generations of well-formed Pyros have slightly different hues of green and all have excellent bright luster. The larger crystals are free standing and reach 1.3 CM. Terminations of the larger crystals are both hopper habit and prismatic with the larger being more the cavernous hoppered type. On a few sides of these prisms there are secondary alterations of rare pseudomorphing to a Galena sheath which is the overgrown by a third generation of extra bright green Pyro. This phenomenon is very rare worldwide, but well-known from just a few European locales and ultra rare from China. Overall this is incredible condition, it is even better in person and is an excellent example of the specie and the locality.

Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Pyrite etc.
stock #AX-22-050
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
6.2 x 4.2 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
new year 2021

A well-composed pink-red Rhodochrosite with both equant rhombohedral crystals and the flattened habit. In great undamaged condition, there are a few small Fluorites on the display face that are transparent light violet dodecahedral crystals. Very good luster for a Chinese Rhodo, this is a a wonderful esthetic specimen with a great visual pop in person.

Pyromorphite - modern classic
stock #20.1-598
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
new year 2021

Superb toenail Pyromorphite with outstanding rich color and luster. This piece is a flat plate like spray with no matrix, just bright green to yellow-green Pyro. Looks fine on either side. Excellent condition, all of the main crystals are fully perfect when examined with 10x magnification. The finds of this quality at the Daoping Mine have slowed to almost nothing what has been found recently has very dull color or is heavily altered.