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4 specimens found
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Wulfenite -Thin habit bright red
stock #8.1-366WAM
Jianshan mine (stone crack), Ruoqiang County, Bayin gholin prefecture
Xinjiang, China
6.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Dec 2018

Brilliant red Wulfenites with a delicate, paper thin habit that are free standing on a gossan matrix. Choice and esthetic example from the earlier finds at Xinjiang. The centers of many Wulfenites have a zoned coating on one side of the crystal, but others are unzoned. The delicate thin edges are mostly intact and undamaged but there is some damage on a few spots which is almost inevitable with such thin crystals. The color is as brilliant a red as is possible.
Wulfenite coated with Calcite/ Cerussite
stock #8.1-346
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, China
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.
Wulfenite on Calcite
stock #16.1-065
Jianshan mine (stone crack), Ruoqiang County, Bayin gholin prefecture
Xinjiang, China
9.2 x 4.3 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
new june 17

A thin plate of matrix hosts dozens of brilliant orange-red Wulfenites with a particularly bright luster. The contrast with the white matrix is excellent and the condition overall is very good, a few chipped crystals at the edges have to be mentioned, but the main central area is quite damage free. From the remarkable finds near Urumqi in Xinjiang. This specimen has not been damaged by cleaning in strong acids so the color and luster are well above average. A good value for such an esthetic piece.
Scapolite (purple gem crystal) v. Marialite
stock #7AE-474
Deposit 1677, Subashi, Aketao Co., Kizilsu Pref. Formerly Daftar
Xinjiang, China
1.7 x 1 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
Post Tucson 2015

A rare Chinese gem Scapolite with very intense purple color, much of which is clear enough to facet. We see very few specimens of any sort from Xinjiang, this Scapolite was from a small one time find over ten years ago when the deposit was listed as "Daftar". Analysis shows that these are a Marialite variety with some chrome adding the color. This is much deeper hue than most. Some chipping is noted with 10x magnification so this is not for perfectionists but it is still a very good, richly colored crystal that shows some clear dichroism.
4 specimens found
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