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Spessartine with minor Hyalite Opal
stock #15.1-472
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6 x 5 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


Bright lustrous Garnet crystals fully cover the front of this matrix plate. From an older find at Tongbei, there is some minor Hyalite opal as well, but mostly this is a Spessartine that has dozens of sharp, perfect crystals. No damage seen at 10 x magnification, the color is a dark red that is best seen with strong lighting. These represent a great value for the price as this locality had produced so many fine pieces when it was operating.
Fluorite,
stock #17.1-188
Samning prefecture
Fujian, China
6.5 x 2.9 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


From the impressive finds of 2016 this is an nice example of this purple to blue color change Fluorite. The crystals are gem clear (this has been referred to as "Tanzanite Fluorite" due to the deep color) and most show slight wispy zoning or phantoms. The specimen is contacted on the backside and some crystals have a few rough spots so it is not right for a perfectionist but it still displays very well and is much more affordable as a result. The matrix is a duze of small Quartz crystals and the Fluorites are nicely perched on the matrix stalk. The color shift is seen under different light sources, ranging from a grape purple to indigo blue.
Calcite - manganoan
stock #17.1-129
Langyang Mine
Fujian, China
12.1 x 7.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
Dec 2018

Like a pagoda on a snowy mountain, this is an especially esthetic example of this habit. The front display surface is in impeccable condition, the Quartz and Calcite are perfect, undamaged. The backside is incomplete but not visible in any display angle. The final cap or top story of the Pagoda has a classic three faced termination and the whole has great luster as well as contrast. There werenot many of these in such fine condition, the find was in 2016 and there have not been more as far as we know.
Fluorite -color change
stock #17.1-193A
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6.3 x 3.1 x 2.2 (cabinet)
price: $480
Late Summer 2018

From this great new find, this is a superb small cabinet specimen of sharp, undamaged and very colorful Fluorite. The color shift on these Fluorites is striking, it goes from a royal blue to a deep purple depending on the light source. The crystals are wonderful modified cubes, transparent and have a fine contrast to the matrix. We examined hundreds of pieces from this find and selected just a few, there were many damaged pieces and this level of perfection was not common. The discovery of these in Fujian province was an exciting new find last year and has now already dried up.
Fluorite-
stock #17.1-202
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
3 x 2.8 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Spring update

A superb toenail sized Fluorite is very fine condition with amazing color. New find that has been making big news, very few of these are damage free or have such well defined faces all around. These have been called by some "Tanzanite" Fluorite due to the similar color and dramatic color change to deep purple under incandescent light. An outstanding small specimen with lots of display impact, choice and with color unlike any other Fluorite known worldwide!
Calcite
stock #17.1- 125
Langyang Mine
Fujian, China
6.7 x 4.7 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Pre Holiday 2017

A stacked habit style of Calcite from a 2016 find in Fujian, China. Resembling a pagoda or a stack of umbrellas, this habit is very distinctive, and this small cabinet specimen is in excellent condition. A delicate pink to tan color, this turns a vivid red in SW ultraviolet light. The cap or top of the stack has an especially odd form with a zoned inclusion.
Spessartine on Hyalite Opal and Quartz
stock #15.1-471
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

A very remarkable and attractive Tongbei Spessartine quite unlike others. This matrix is a Quartz crystal that is encased in a layer of Kaolin that is in turn covered by a hard jacket of Hyalite Opal. The Opal is densely studded with sharp Spessartine crystals that are deep red and lustrous. Tongbei was at one time producing many fine specimens but is now exhausted with very little if any new production, now a classic location. The Garnets are choice and in fine condition, the form and contrasts make a nice display.
Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
stock #15.1-1030 (SM4660)
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
7.7 x 5.5 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2017

An impressive specimen far beyond average with very large Spessartine of deep red- orange color perched on dark Quartz. Strongly esthetic and with a eye catching architecture. The largest Garnets are over 1.1 CM and in fine condition. Some contacts and very minor chipping mostly just on the backside. Ex Charles Noll collection, this quality of Garnet is no longer being found.
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