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Azurite- spherical nodule with radiating crystals
stock #18-AX-7-061-(1067)
Daye Copper Mine, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
2.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $480


A perfect 360 degree ball of crystallized Azurite from the ancient mining area of Daye, China. A top thumbnail with beautiful form and simple esthetics. In incredible condition with no damage seen by naked eye or 10X magnification. Ex Larry White collection, he obtained this in 2004 when these were more available. They are now uncommon and never in this quality. We know of a few larger specimens but never quite so perfect and complete.
Calcite -"Mushroom habit"
stock #7AE-470
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
7 x 5.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $340


From a find in 2005 in Hubei, these mushroom like Calcites made big news then in the mineral world. We sold this example at that time and it is now back with us to be offered again. This is colored on some faces by inclusions of Hematite which adds a nice contrast. The display face is in fine condition with no visible damage, but there is a notable cleave on back of the left side that is seen from that side, and the bottom is broken at an angle so the base is also cleaved. Despite that cleave this is still an attractive displayable specimen that shows the form perfectly. The "stem" has a series of flat Calcite tabular crystal ridges that are more deeply colored red.
SOLD Chalcocite (coated by Chalcocite, with Djurlelte)
stock #SOLD 18AX-24-433
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref.
Hubei, China
4.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 (miniature)
price: $880
Spring 2019

Outstanding form and patina with excellent iridescent hues on this Tongshankou Chalcocite. This discovery from 2013 was big news in the mineral world, the Chalcocites were unbelievable, unlike any found before. The supply has long ago dried up and these have become scarce and very desirable. This is an excellent, colorful example in perfect condition. Chalcocite is a fairly common, important Copper ore but almost never seen as anything but massive deposits. Good crystals are rare and much prized and these rounded tree-like growths are really only known from this one very unusual find. Choice.
Calcite- Complex twin
stock #18.1-230
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
7.4 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Worldwide mix summer

From the Daye mining area in 2002 before it became a well known mineral locality, this Calcite has a form unlike later finds. The Calcite is almost 6 CM in diameter, transparent (more so than the photos show) and with glassy luster. Some contacts are noted on the back (see the last photo of the back) but overall as seen it is in very fine condition damagewise. Displays well from several angles, we obtained this on one of of earliest trips to China and until recently it was in my personal collection.
Inesite with Quartz, Hubetite etc.
stock #16.1-174
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
7.2 x 7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Winter 2016-17

A fine Chinese Inesite from the Daye mine (Fenguashian Mine). Great esthetic with a very delicate, perfect standing spray of Inesite on top of a matrix of smaller Inesite, Quartz and Hubeite crystals. Excellent form and color, this has the richest red-orange hue that is most desirable. Not much has been found in recent years and little of that has good form or color. An impressive specimen for the mineral and for the locale.
Chalcocite
stock #ALEC-24-432
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref.
Hubei, China
5 x 2.1 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $875
Winter 2016-17

An especially attractive specimen from the now famed finds at Hubai. Fine patina and form with the treelike structure perched on crude Chalcocite crystal base. These have been found in many forms in this find but this habit is especially nice and quite rare.
Calcite w. Hematite
stock #15.1-992-(SM4995)
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
6.1 x 3 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


Hematite included Calcite crystal with fine color, luster and an overall esthetic presentation. This is an unusual form twin that is completely differnet from any others I have seen from Daye. With well developed phantoms, this is in excellent undamaged condition.
Inesite, Calcite & Quartz
stock #ALEC-15-276
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Fall 2015

A sizable red to pink "bowtie" spray of well formed crystals is nicely perched on Calcite crystals. From the collection of Shields Flynn and supplied by Bert Ottens, this is a way above average quality Inesite from the great finds in 2002. The main spray is 4.1 CM tall which is unusually big, and the condition is excellent with no visible damage. This location was once quite prolific but we have seen nothing in the past few years. A choice specimen of a modern classic.
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