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102 specimens listed
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Scheelite with Fluorite
stock #19.1-854
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzohou prefecture
Hunan Province, China
3.7 x 2.8 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $260


Sharp white octahedral Scheelites cover most of this matrix along with a sharp Fluorite and some scattered Calcite crystals. In fine condition from the Dongpo mine, a locality better known for large Fluorites. This is from a small find made this fall, these are the first Scheelites I have seen from Dongpo, It has some similarities to an older find at Huangshaping mine not very far away.
Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Calcite, Muscovite and Quartz
stock #19.1-420
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7.2 x 5.8 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $850


A long list of species on this early (2000) Yaogangxian specimen that features a prominent bright purple Fluorite. The Fluorite is a stepped cube that shows perfectly the stairlike form of this habit. In excellent condition, this has an intense deep color and contrasts with the other species on the specimen. Esthetic and an unusual habit for this famed locality, the stepped form is better known in Green crystals from Shangbao (Hunan Province) but very rare at Yaoganxian.
Barite with Stibnite
stock #18-AX-12-099
Xikuangshan, Lengshijiang, Loudi Prefecture
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.
Calcite "butterfly twins" with Hematite
stock #18.1-657
Leiping Mine, Leiping, GuiyangCo., Chenzhou Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $280


A juxtaposed pair of "butterfly" twin Calcites with bright faces, fine clarity and red Hematite phantoms. From the last mining at Leiping, these are excellent examples from this locality. These twins made big news in the mineral world when found in 2002, partly because they looked so much like the classic British twins from over a century ago. Sharp. clean and elegant these are modern classics that look like the vintage old world classics.
Stannite, Quartz and Arsenopyrite
stock #18AX-15-251-(C288)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7.1 x 4.3 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $650


From the "golden age" of mineral finds at Yaogangxian, this is a super choice Stannite. Ex Shields Flynn collection, the Stannites are bright brassy, well formed, undamaged and very rich. This specimen was exhibited at Tucson in the TGMS displays in 2005 celebrating the minerals of China. Most pieces from this find had much more Arsenopyrite and or Sphalerite than Stannite, this is almost all Stannite with clear Quartz crystals adding a nice accent. Most will agree that the old Yaogangxian finds were the best ever found. This specimen is well better than typical and now Chinese Stannite is rarely available in such size and attractive quality.
Calcite with Realgar inclusions
stock #6.2-066
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
11x7x4CM (cabinet)
price: $2250


Simply incredible! A brilliant red cluster of calcite on matrix with small realgar crystals. Killer esthetics. We obtained this at the mine in 2003 and sold it shortly after- it was the best of the find. Since then we have not seen anything like this. We are pleased to have it back again for resale, The largest calcite crystal is 7.2 CM, and the piece displays well from multiple angles, but it does have a cleave on the backside. The red color on the calcite is from both a coating and inclusions that is primarily realgar, some recent analysis of similar materials have fund trace amounts of some rare rsenic minerals, this one has not been tested for those. Really striking color, the display side has no noticable damage. This will really jump out of any calcite display!
Orpiment on Calcite
stock #18-AX-15-177-(C117)
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
11.5 x 9.9 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Spring 2019

A very large specimen of fine Calcites richly coated with bright needle Orpiment crystals. Most of the Calcites are twinned and in fine condition, the matrix is a large shard of the same Calcite. A few areas of Realgar are noted too. With backlighting the some of the Calcites show bright red realgar inclusions. Ex Shields Flynn collection, these were a major find about 12 years ago, none since, and the mine is now inactive. A modern Chinese classic not often available in this size or quality. Esthetic.
SOLD Realgar- Group of doubly terminated crystals
stock #SOLD 6.2-832
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
3.8 x 2.5 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Spring 2019

A cluster of dark red doubly terminated crystals on just the smallest sliver of matrix. The color and luster are quite fine, a few minor edge rubs are noted but are very small. Not for perfectionists but in far better than average condition, the crystals are especially remarkable for such a soft and delicate mineral. The largest crystal is 2.9 CM long. An older Shimen specimen, this locale is no longer producing, but is considered to be the greatest source of Realgar crystals ever. Affordable and esthetic.
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