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Fluorite on Quartz with Pyrite, Bournonite
stock #18.1-AX-15-013
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
10.8 x 7.8 x 8.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Spring update

Quartz crystals to 9.5 CM decorated with sparkling purple Fluorite and small Pyrites, Bournonites etc. Impressive and very attractive (better in person) this is in fine condition, an unusual yet very esthetic display piece from the great Yaoganxian mine. This locale has produce thousands of good specimens but undamaged Quartz of this size and quality were very rare. With the colorful presentation of the accessory minerals this becomes something really special
Manganocalcite- Pagoda Style
stock #18.1-AX_15-104
Manoshan Mine, Dongpo, Suxian District, Chenzoh area
Hunan Province, China
10 x 9.1 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Spring update

Pagoda style calcite towers formed of stacked flat disklike rhombs. The color is a pale pink and the Calcite has a vivid red Fluorescence. Very sharp and undamaged on the display face, broken on the back underside where it was removed. An older specimen ex Shields Flynn collection, from a 2004 find. In this fine condition, these are very uncommon, and very esthetic in any sort of display.
Fadden Quartz -Tabular crystal
stock #18.1-AX-015
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
4.8 x 3.9 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Spring update

A perfectly transparent, sharp glassy flattened Quartz with a well defined Fadden (string) included in the middle. Choice piece from the best of the Waziristan finds. No damage, crystallized all around and a perfect textbook example of this odd, flattened morphology.
Topaz with Cassiterite and Apatite- Vintage specimen
stock #15.1-987-SM-2690
Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge
Saxony, Germany
7.3 x 6.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200
Spring update

An old Saxony specimen with several lustrous Cassiterites to 2 CM mixed with a hundreds of small, gemmy Topaz crystals and Apatites as well. Ex Charles Noll Collection, with a very esthetic addition of what seems to be rich green Allophane encrusting both species. I have only seen one other similar old specimen (19th century vintage). Vintage label included. In very good condition, some minor chipping seen only with magnification. Crystallized on all sides.
Grossular - two colors
stock #18.1-128
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.3 x 2.3 x .6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $175
Spring update

A thin plate of matrix hosts two generations of sharp, gem Grossular. The larger crystals are the well known orange hue but the smaller crystals are colorless to light pink. A nice and uncommon contrast. This is in fine condition, no damage seen at 10X magnification. Excellent glassy luster, sharp striations and quite three dimensional.
Quartz- Tabular Faden habit
stock # 18.1-AL-25-030
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
5.3 x 2.4 x .4 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Spring update

A perfect "floater" that is crystallized all around and is remarkable, in perfect undamaged condition. From the finds in 2014 in Waziristan that produced some of the best Fadens ever found. This is a textbook example, fully transparent with bright luster and sharp edges. The Faden or string inside is distinct, bright and clear see from any angle. We have seen and handled many from these finds, undamaged floaters with such sharp details were very few.
Quartz on Rhodochrosite on Calcite
stock #18.AX-10-482
Los Remidios Mine, Level 4, Taxco
Guerrero, Mexico
10.8 x 7.1 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Spring update

A bright, sparkling old Mexican Rhodo with Scalenohedra that are covered by clear tiny quartz crystals that add a bright luster. The rich pink color of the Rhodocrosite is clearly seen through the druzy Quartz. Some typical sulfides make up the rest of the matrix, the dark colors adding contrast. In very good condition, a few old breaks are noted and seem at least partly revealed, however as seen this is still a very fine display piece.
Fluorite on Quartz (older Chinese)
stock #6.2-731
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.9 x 5.7 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring update

Beautiful light green transparent Fluorite crystals in modified Cube-Octahedral forms perched on a matrix of Massive Fluorite and Quartz crystals. Exceptional in person, a very choice and quite unusual habit, no longer seen for sale. The Quartz has an Iron tinge and so adds a nice color contrast. Displays well from several angles. The Xianghauling mines produced just a few of this habit in 2004-5. We obtained several at the mine and sold them all long ago, including this one that has come back in a collection purchase. The mine is non producing for many years now.
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