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Rhodochrosite with Apatite, Fluorite, and Pyrite
stock #13.1-026
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
5 x 4.9 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $920


A flat habit rhombohedral crystal of Rhodochrosite sits aesthetically on matrix. Tiny purple Fluorite and Pyrite is also on the front face of the Rhodo adding some character. The matrix has clusters of elongated white Apatites (not visible in the photos) mostly on the backside. These are vividly fluorescent (yellow) in long wave. The condition is excellent and the Rhodo is partly transparent. Better color than is usually seen, this piece was from the earliest finds of Rhodochrosite at Wudong. I do not think any Apatites were found in the later pockets.
Pyromorphite
stock #20.1-287
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $880


Elongated chain crystals in an intricate cluster showing exceptionally bright color and luster. The form and overall display esthetics clearly show why the Daoping mine is considered by many as the greatest Pyromorphite locality in the world. This piece displays super well from any angle and has a lot of visual impact. In fine condition as seen, this is almost a complete "floater" just a tiny contact on the base and on the back, the front side is flawless and shows beautifully the epitaxial alignment of the stacked crystals. A lot of good pyromorphite came from Daoping from 2000 to 2017, but top grade pieces have always been uncommon and desirable.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
stock #10.1-194
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
2 x 1.6 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $155
Spring 2020

Small, but very cute, cluster of sharp and slightly-etched Rhodochrosite rhombs. Several faces show complex stepped modifications that add extra pop. Aside from a tiny spray of Quartz crystals, there is no matrix, just Rhodochrosite. This thumbnail from an important find at Wuzoh in 2009, this was one of the last of this form, as most later pockets have more flattened and disk-like crystals. Nice color, form and presentation, if this was larger, it would be a very costly specimen!
Pyromorphite
stock #20.1-172
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
5.4 x 5.2 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $950
Spring 2020

Pyromorphite can be an incredibly beautiful mineral, the best having great color, luster and form. This piece is certainly a fine one from the great Daoping Mine which many consider to be the greatest locality for Pyros in the world. This from one of the last good finds for the bright green unaltered type in 2017. More recent materials have much less bright color and are often at least partly altered. Crystals reach 1 CM on this piece in isolated prisms and radiating clusters these have both pointed terminations and the hollow hoppered tops so well known from this mine. In incredible condition, good Daoping Pyromorphites are one of the modern mineral markets best values. This one is especially so and it displays well from almost any angle.
Pyromorphite
stock #19.1-057
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
10 x 6.4 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2800
Spring 2020

A sizable, deep green color Pyromorphite from the modern classic locale of Daoping. From the now famous finds that started in 2000, this is an older specimen of a style that is no longer being found. This habit came from the lower adits that have been closed for a while, some newer specimens come from the upper areas but most recent finds are altered to Plumbogummite. In fine condition, the only damage is a few chipped crystals on the outer edges, but the rest of the specimen is in fine condition and has bright wet-look luster. The deep forest green color is not seen in recent finds, this is a choice example of what was probably the greatest Pyromorphite discovery of all time. Better in person.
Pyromorphite
stock #AX-15-051-(C085)
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7.4 x 5.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $2600


Outstanding small cabinet specimen of very well crystallized Pyromorphite from the "golden years" of the great Daoping Mine. Ex. collection of Frances and Shields Flynn, this is a now classic habit that has grown on a hollow cast of pure Pyromorphite that is seen on the backside. In super clean condition with rich deep color, many of the crystals show hoppered terminations but others have tapered or flat tips. This locality became instantly famous in 2000 when the first good pieces can out. The "golden years" that followed produced what many feel were the best ever Pyros. Production is now minimal and sporadic, this quality and size is no longer to be found. This specimen was exhibited in 2005 in the Tucson (TGMS) China display. Excellent value for this quality.
Plumbogummite replacing Pyromorphite
stock #19.1-336
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7.5 x 5.1 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $950


An elegant specimen with flowerlike crystal sprays on a powder blue matrix. The crystals are in several stages of pseudomorphing from Pyromorphite to Plumbogummite. These are in excellent condition, complete and undamaged which is very rare in these specimens. Many of the free standing crystals are light blue on one side and yellow-green on the opposite side. These amazing Plumbogumites from China were big mineral news when these were first found, they have been recognized as the worlds best.
Pyromorphite -unusual color for locale
stock #AX-19-049
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
6.1 x 4.5 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


Delicate sprays of glassy, transparent and sharp Pyromorphite crystals covering all sides of this specimen from Daoping. Minimal matrix, this Pyro has unusual pale colors mixed with a few of the more typical bright green hues. In impressive condition overall, this is incredible for such a delicate specimen. The pointed light yellow to brown crystasls are arranged in radiating clusters and bunches. The Daoping mine at Yangshao has become world famed for top Pyromorphites. This is a fine quality specimen and it is much more rare to see this color and habit so well presented.
48 specimens listed
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