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Fluorite on Quartz
stock #6.2-124
De'an Mine
Jiangxi, China
19.8X15 CM (cabinet /museum)
price: $375


A very large cabinet plate of Quartz and Fluorite layers with the top covered with fluorite octahedra of purple to violet color. Very esthetic and different from the usual fluorites from this location. The quartz has been etched to expose the fluorite and the result is impressive. Crystals exceed 3.4CM and there is no damage.
Azurite
stock #6.2-102
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
Jiangxi, China
8.5x8.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $560


A very well developed almost spherical aggregate of blocky azurite crystals up to 1.4 CM and some smaller flattened rhomb forms. This piece is also encrusted with many lemon yellow micro crystals of an unknown mineral (awaiting analysis we will send results if you wish). Quite attractive and a good value.
Goshenite (Beryl) on Muscovite
stock #6.2-074
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
12.8x10x4.5 (cabinet)
price: $475


A matrix of reddish muscovite provides a good contrast to these Goshenite crystals. The largest is 3.8CM and is partly gemmy with a very sharp tabular form. This form is also different from the usual tabular beryl (aquamarines) from this location, and are far less common. Goshenite is one of the rarer types of beryl and these are very fine examples, not often available. The underside of the matrix is sawn which is common in collecting these, this one has a crack that seems to be a repair of the matrix, it is completely invisible on the display side.
Calcite
stock #6.2-057
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
9x5.5CM (cabinet)
price: $375


A single sharp, gemmy calcite crystal that has a light amber color and is in outstanding condition. Great form and luster, the clarity at the tip is very good. Shimen has produced some very fine calcites, among the world's best they are still a bargain compared with most other locations.
Cinnabar on Dolomite
stock #6.2-053
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang
Hunan Province, China
7.2x4x6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $400


A sawn matrix block shows an open vug with several forms of cinnabar crystals, some are gemmy and very sharp reaching 1 cm. Some damage to crystals at the edge of the pocket but not excessive. This relatively dense coverage (there are about 10 crystals here) is not common and the best crystals here are very good indeed.
Calcite with minor realgar
stock #6.2-064
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
14.5x13.5x11 CM (cabinet)
price: $485


A substantial cluster of fine calcites in very good condition and with great translucence and some transparency. The largest crystal is 13 CM and the color is a light yellow to amber ranging to white. A good sized cabinet piece this has several possible display sides.
HOLD Beryl (aquamarine) on Muscovite
stock #HOLD 6.2-073
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8.2x5 CM (cabinet)
price: $800


A single tabular crystal perfectly perched on a reddish muscovite matrix. The crystal could not be better displayed, and is in fine condition. The crystal is 5.5 CM across and over 2 cm thick with a light green to blue color and some clear parts showing some etching. Tiny bits of muscovite are embedded in the beryl adding some texture. Really great form on this small cabinet piece!
Mimetite on Gossan matrix
stock #5.1-158.3
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.9x3.8 (miniature)
price: $300


Sharp crystals with good color on a very delicate gossan matrix. A very good example from this important location which like many others is no longer producing any quality materials. Very reasonable price for a very good miniature!
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