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42 specimens listed
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Smithsonite -two toned yellow to green
stock #18.1-686
Xiafu, Zhoaping Co. Henzoh Prefecture
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.1 x 3.4 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Spring 2019

A wet looking luster on this botryoidal Smithsonite with the so-called Cadmium color. From the find in 2016 in Guangxi, China, this is an attractive large miniature with two colors and two different textures. In excellent condition the display side of this has no bruises or issues. These were originally sold as a Cadmium Smithsonite due to the color but later testing shows little to no Cadmium. Still a great color for Smithsonite no matter the source.
Hydrozincite
stock #7.AE-533
Muqiaomian Depsit, Xinlu-Shuilyanba Quanzhou County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.6 x 4.5 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2019

From the one time find over a decade ago that produced some of the worlds best ever Hydrozincites. This is a very well formed example with perfect form and fine luster. Hydrozincite is not normally thought of as an esthetic mineral but this is certainly very attractive. These were at first mistaken for Aragonite with odd luster but on closer study proved to be much rarer and with amazing quality. We have not seen any like this for sale in years.
Smithsonite -
stock #18.1-682
Xiafu, Zhoaping Co. Henzoh Prefecture
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
7.8 x 6.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Dec 2018

A colorful and very well formed knob of botryoidal Smithsonite with good yellow color. Choice and three dimensional, this looks great from most any angle. Except at the base where this was removed, there is no damage or bruises on any surface. The satiny luster is especially rich. These have been marketed as "Cadmium" Smithsonite but there have been some different analysis that conflicts with this and some claim that none of the yellow Smithsonites from any deposit owe their color to Cadmium. I suspect the truth is someplace in the middle. I do not know if Cadmium is involved in this specimen or this find but this is the sought after "Cadmium'" color. Excellent eye appeal and overall esthetics, no matter the color source. An excellent value for one of these complete knobs which are quite uncommon and priced far higher when available.
Pyromorphite
stock #18.1-697
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.1 x 4 x 3.1 CXM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $2850
Dec 2018

A perfect, killer miniature. Top intense color, brilliant luster and elegant form in an undamaged specimen. Even though many of these were found since the first finds in 2000, very few were this well formed and esthetic. This specimen comes from a small recent pocket, that gave the first Pyromorphites of any quality in more than 4 years. These are modern classics and the best Daoping Pyros like this one are quite prized as they stand out from the average pieces. This presents well on every side and angle, the crystals show several habits but are mostly elongated freestanding hexagons some with central hoppers. The smaller, slender crystals are a little less bright green and are also perfect in radiating clusters. Minimal matrix, a perfect large miniature with a display impact much larger than this size. It is incredible this is so perfect and undamaged, even better in person.
Pyromorphite -hoppered crystals.
stock #18.1-634
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $520
Dec 2018

A pretty Pyromorphite with better than average, very distinct hoppered crystals on smaller prisms. From late finds at the amazing Daoping mine, this is a not the typical color from here, it is more like an olive green hue in person. Choice and in excellent condition, Daoping has become a great modern classic locality and this sort of Pyromorphite shows why.
Axinite with Quartz and Calcite
stock #9AE-1077
Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
6.5 x 4.3 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Dec 2018

Well defined, sharp Axinite crystals from a find over 10 years ago in the little known mines of Nandan. At the time these were the first Axinites found in China and as far as I know are still the only good quality specimens found so far. No damage but a few contacts are noted, the crystals are free standing and reach over 1.5 CM.
Pyromorphite
stock #7AE-036
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
8.8 x 7.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $875
Spring update

Large mass of pure Pyromorphite in 3 dimensional hills with good grass green color. From the Daoping mine near Yangshao, this was mined before 2005 in the upper oxidized zone. That area has now been finished and the mine is closed. Well covered on the face with dense crystals, nearly all are perfect a few chips can be found with careful looking, but obviously not very noticable. The price reflects this. The luster is mixed, some crystals are quite bright and others have a more matte look. A good rich, sizable Pyromorphite from an important mine.
Plumbogummite - dark blue replacing Pyromorphite
stock #18.1-174
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5 x 4.5 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $150
Spring update

The rare deep indigo blue Plumbogummite from the earliest finds at Daoping that is very different from the later powder-blue replacement crystals. This botryoidal mass covers a bright yellow to greenish zone of unaltered Pyromorphite. Sawn on the base and with some bruises mostly at the outer edges, so this is not for a perfectionist but is still choice and very attractive for one of these. For centuries the worlds best Plumbogummites were the British specimens that were priceless treasures in top collections. This Chinese specimen even though modest is richer and esthetically superior to most of those. Collected before 2004 from a zone that was mined away soon after.
42 specimens listed
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