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Stibnite -delicate
stock #20.1-178
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.4 x 4.8 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
Spring 2020

Slender bright metallic crystals of Stibnite radiating in interlocking clusters with no matrix. This habit was from a major find in 2009 at Xikhuahshan, and shows well the "fractal" or multi-generational crystalization. On this piece the main radiating sprays are the base for much smaller needle crystals some of which are the base for even smaller crystals. The crystals have a bright metallic luster on several sides, and the specimen display well from many angles. This form at first glance may look a bit like some of the old Stibnite finds in Felsobanya, Romania, but a closer look shows that this is a unique habit, different from any others we have seen. Despite the delicacy his can be shipped safely but is not recommended for export due to the potential for customs inspections which is not usually as gentle as we would like.
Barite with Stibnite
stock #AX-12-099
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
10.1 x 6.8 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A series of lustrous crystals in alignment that forms a cluster much like a winged figure. A few Stibnite crystals are on and in the Barite, but the main attraction is the Barite itself. The crystals show epitaxial arrangement and have stepped modifications on terminal faces. In good condition overall, there are very minor edge rubs found on a few edges but not evident without magnification. A very nice example of this important find and an esthetic arrangement of good transparent Barites.
Valentinite crystals on Stibiconite ps after Stibnite
stock #AX-15-290-(C003)
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.5 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Dec 2018

Sharp, clear prismatic crystals of Valentinite scattered on and esthetic spray of Stibiconite. The Stibiconite has fully replaced the original Stibnite but the form is perfectly preserved. Despite the delicate nature of this specie, this specimen is in excellent condition, complete and undamaged. The Stibnites of Xikhuangshan are world famed, but the less well known, alteration species (like Valentinite) are also world class. This piece is ex Shields Flynn collection and looks good from every angle.
Stibnite and Calcite
stock #AX-12-106
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
4.3 x 3.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Late Summer 2018

A delicate and complex miniature specimen of transparent, zoned Calcite scalenohedra mixed with metallic Stibnites. In fine condition this is a very three dimensional piece. From the prolific finds of 2008-9, an affordable Calcite/Stibnite combo that is complex and very detailed.
Calcite with Stibnite inclusions
stock #8.1-410 GWT
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
8.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $950


A top quality example from a small recent (2008) find of rhombohedral calcites included by lustrous stibnite. A few of these were sold in Munich last year but nearly all had damage. We were fortunate to obtain at the source a few fine, esthetic and quite pristine pieces. There have been no more since. These are far more delicate and rare that the material found at Nandan in 1998, I expect these will also become modern classics and quite sought after. The glassy, tranlucent to transparent rhomb is 5.5 CM wide and has no eye visible damage. Magnification shows only a few rough spots on edges. The stibnites are clearly visible inside the calcite. Esthetic and displayable from several angles.
Calcite with Stibnite inclusions
stock #8.1-412-GWT
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.8 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


A fine gemmy calcite well included by shining Stibnites. A very good example from this important small find. The sharpness and clarity are excellent, and the calcite is the largest complete crystal I have seen from this find.
Calcite included by Stibnite
stock #8.1-411 GWT
Xikuangshan Sb Deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.1 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $440


A single gemmy flattened rhomb sits on matrix and shows well the stibnites included and protruding from the crystal. Very sharp, nice color with no noticable damage but some very minor roughness to edges and contacts on back. Esthetic and eye catching!
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