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Fluorite on Stibnite
stock #6.2-251
Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Pref.
Guizhou, China
6.7 x 6.7 x 3.5 (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring 2020

Purple to blue "melted" or tiny rounded crystals of Fluorite are covering a radiating mass of metallic Stibnite crystals from a find at Dushan almost 20 years ago. Similar to the Fluorite on Stibnite from Thailand that was found nearly 50 years ago, these are the only discoveries ever made of this sort. and both were small. Fluorite on Stibnite like this are only rarely found in the mineral market today. This is a choice small cabinet with most Stibnite having sharp terminations seen where they extend from the enclosing Fluorite. The backside of this piece has some minor bruises but that side is less attractive regardless, the front is showy and displays perfectly.
Calcite on Quartz fingers
stock #AX-15-285
Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Pref.
Guizhou, China
5.6 x 4.7 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Fall 2015

Green Calcite in flattened disk-like crystals are perched on slender fingers of Quartz. When these were found the color was attributed to copper salts in the calcite, this was never confirmed though it is likely. An older specimen obtained in 2002 at the mine and formerly in the Shields Flynn collection. A very good example in fine condition from the one time discovery.
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