Euclase - gemmy crystals
Piaotang Mine, Xihuashan Intrusion, Dayu County, Ganzhou Prefecture
6.8 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
An exceptional Euclase from Piaotang (China) from the one time find in 2007. In excellent condition, no naked eye visible damage. The crystals are up to 1.4 CM though most are 1 CM or smaller. These are all water clear, gemmy, well-striated and very sharp. There is a silvery sheen reflected from lustrous faces much like an Apophyllite. The habit of the crystals is similar to older Brazilian specimens, but they are also distinctly different on close exam. This specimen is from Dr Marcus Lueg collection and stands as one of the very best of the find.
Fluorite on Quartz
11.4 x 10 cm (cabinet)
Two deep purple cubo-octahedrons etched from the Quartz matrix are well placed and displayed with great form and contrast. In fine condition with no damage, however the fluorites do show some stress cracks as do almost all of these. Some color changes can be noted in this fluorite in different light sources.
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
8.5x8.5 CM (cabinet)
A very well developed almost spherical aggregate of blocky azurite crystals up to 1.4 CM and some smaller flattened rhomb forms. This piece is also encrusted with many lemon yellow micro crystals of an unknown mineral (awaiting analysis we will send results if you wish). Quite attractive and a good value.