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Ferberite & Dolomite
stock #10.1-024
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.3 x 3.3 x 3.8 cm (cabinet)
price: $250
Winter 2016-17

Lustrous black Ferberite crystals with sharp terminations contrast with the snow white Dolomite crystals. A nicely composed cluster that looks great from many angles. All the main crystals are in fine condition, there is a contact on one lower side edge that is not seen on display.
Bismuthinite inside Fluorite on Arsenopyrite
stock #AX-15-243
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $285
Fall 2015

A attractive miniature with a prominent Fluorite cube that is densely filled with needles, hairs and curls of metallic Bismuthinite. Since the Fluorite rests on a well-crystallized cluster of Arsenopyrite, the overall contrast and esthetic structure is excellent. As with many fine Yaogangxian specimens, there are many associated species, this has Sphalerite, Stannite and Quartz. Better in person, this is an older specimen from the Shields Flynn collection.
Scheelite (milky white crystals) on Fluorite
stock #AX-29-038
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
4.4 x 3.2 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $675
May 2015

A sparkling bright purple matrix is the host for lustrous white Scheelites to 1.5 CM in size. An unusual combination (to me at least) from Yaoganxian, this is in fine condition. A few Dolomite crystals are sprinkled on the Scheelites and on the back of the matrix. Several options for display angle, the color is a little more vivid in person.
Fluorite - zoned
stock #14.1-283
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
9 x 8.1 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Post Tucson 2015

Outstanding deep grape purple color in large gem-clear phantom crystals. The contrasting greenish Muscovite matrix presents the Fluorites as very three dimensional. The crystals reach over 4.4 CM which is very large for this type, but they still have fine color. In exceptional, undamaged condition, this is a strong, eye-catching display piece. Nothing of this quality has come from Yaogangxian for a few years, these are now considered modern classics and make a fine esthetic addition to any good Fluorite or Chinese suite.
Fluorite w. Boulangerite and Scheelite inclusions (rare)
stock #6.2-565
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
2.8 x 3.5 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Single clear cube of Fluorite densely filled with metallic needle crystals of Boulangerite. There are also a few tiny gemmy Scheelites and Calcites scattered on the sides and edges. With a loupe it is impressive to see that there are several perfect clear golden Scheelites inside the Fluorite, with excellent clarity. These Scheelites also have Boulangerite growing inside of them, in an arrangement that I have not seen ever before. The specimen in vintage 2002, and a very special oddity.
Fluorite & Quartz
stock #15.1-096
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Sharp and clear Fluorites with some unusual (for Yaogangxian) frosted faces sit nicely on unusual flatted Quartz crystals. Obtained in China in 2002 at the peak of Yaogangxian's productivity. In excellent condition, this has a different look than most YGX pieces and is quite esthetic.
Scheelite on Dolomite with minor Ferberite
stock #4.2-175
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.3 x 4.1 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
pre Tucson 2015 update

A Yaoganxian Scheelite that is really attractive and has very sharp individual crystals to 1.3 CM. Great luster and translucent Scheelite contrasts well with the crystallized Dolomite matrix. A few crystals at the edges are incomplete they seem contacted, but the main specimen is in excellent condition. The entire specimen is formed over Ferberite crystals that are responsible for the bladed shape of the whole piece. The Ferberite is encased in Dolomite and only visible at the base where it was removed.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #AX-27-216
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
8.9 x 1.1 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
pre Tucson 2015 update

A choice, sharp, clear Fluorite cube is neatly sitting like a jewel on a flattened Quartz plate that is itself complexly crystallized. An older, classic style Yaogangxian specimen Ex. Terry Szenics collection, this better quality is no longer produced and the mine is shut down.
42 specimens listed
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