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16 specimens found
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Elbaite -Bi-color gem crystal
stock #18.1-339
Baoshan Prefecture
Yunnan, China
1.2 x .9 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $120
Dec 2018

A small but very clear perfect Tourmaline with a dark termination. We see very few good Chinese gem Elbaite and few of those with this color. In fine condition the matrix is another Elbaite crystal that is contacted with a little feldspar, but is also undamaged. Tghis is also a dichroic crystal so the color can shift from a more yellow to more green hue. A nice thumbnail from an unusual locale.
Cassiterite on Quartz
stock #18AX-12-417
Amo Mine, Ximeng
Yunnan, China
3.8 x3.4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Late Summer 2018

Cassiterites in gemmy crystals with brilliant luster and sharp form. The Amo mine in Ximeng county (Yunnan, China) produced a few spectacular Cassiterites. They were immediately prized and have almost disappeared. Unlike from any other location, these had a unique, recognizable style that could be very esthetic. This fine example is sharp, well formed, nicely perched on a cluster of quartz crystals that have some green inclusions as a bonus. In great condition there is contacting only on the back side not in view. In some photos what may look like damage is internal reflections inside the Cassiterites. Much better in person.
Veszelyite on Hemimorphite
stock #18-AX-15-226
Gejiu Ore Field, Gejiou ounty, Honghe Prefecture
Yunnan, China
10.2 x 7 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $720
Spring update

A large blue Hemimorphite in botryoidal form hosts dozens of brilliant blue Veszelyite crystals. Ex Shileds Flynn collection, a very esthetic presentation for this rare mineral. This comes from an important find in Yunnan province that made big news in 2006. The specimen has been sawn on the back/ underside but the display faces are natural in form. The Hemimorphite has a very three dimensional form, and this also has a range of blue hues that add to the relief.
Fluorite -Stacked cast with Barite
stock #17.1-169
Weishan Co, Dali Prefecture
Yunnan, China
5.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $380
new june 17

Deep purple color Flourite cubes in a chain arrangement. From the recent find of stacked or stalactitic Fluorites which had originally formed over Stibnite crystals that no longer present. Some edges have an epitaxial coating of Barite that makes a nice contrast. In fine condition and very esthetic. This was a very small find and few had this intense color.
Hemimorphite- Finger like growth
stock #16.1-628
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.8 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $475
Spring 2017

An exceptionally esthetic botryoidal growth of Hemimorphite with a rich blue green color. Looks a lot like a Smithsonite. This is in undamaged condition, has perfect wet-look luster and a coating of micro clear Hemimorphite crystals to add a little sparkle. Wenshan has become a world class producer of Hemimorphite but this habit is not at all typical, a very choice miniature.
Hemimorphite- blue botryoidal
stock #15.1-371
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
7.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $90
Spring 2017

A choice small cabinet specimen of blue Hemimorphite from Wenshan. Very nice sparkling luster and good blue color, this is similar to some older Mexican material. Sawn on the backside, the matrix also shows layered deposition and stacked vugs of Hemi. This is a very good piece from this current, prolific find. There are several lots of these on the market so the cost for a nice specimen is unusually low.
Cassiterite on Quartz w. Chlorite
stock #8.1-086
Gaoligong Shan, Baoshan Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.7 x 4.5 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Spring 2017

A nice Cassiterite is perched atop a quartz crystal matrix. Dark opaque black with good luster the condition is very good but there is some chipping on the front and contacts on the backside (not seen on display) From the unusual locale at Gaoligong Shan, a well developed Cassiterite.
Wulfenite on Gibbsite (rare association)
stock #Alec 15-053
Baoshan Prefecture
Yunnan, China
7 x 5.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Winter 2016-17

An attractive, delicate and rich color Gibbsite is host to dozens of sharp Wulfenite crystals. This is the only specimen of this rare association that I have ever seen. Ex. Shields Flynn collection which he obtained from Bert Ottens. In perfect condition, this would be a really fine Gibbsite even without the Wulfenites. Displays well from many angles. Choice!
16 specimens found
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