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6 specimens found
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Fluorite on Quartz
stock #15.1-1010-SM0
De'an Mine
Jiangxi, China
5.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2014

A super sharp, well exposed and choice Fluorite on Quartz matrix. The main octahedral crystal is 2.6 CM across the axis and contrast nicely with the matrix. An older piece from the first wave of specimens produced at Dean mine, this was in the Charles Noll collection. These were exposed by dissolving the enclosing Quartz with hydrofluoric acid, and tricky and dangerous task. This one is especially esthetic and has some zoning. No damage, the Fluorite looks really fine from all angles. Although a lot of these did come out in the 2005-7 era, this quality was never very common.
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite with Malachite
stock #12.1-208
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
Jiangxi, China
7.2 x 5.6 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $575
pre Tucson 2015 update

Electric red crystals of Chalcotrichite in characteristic hair-like form are densely clustered in and near a protective vug. Great display quality for such a delicate mineral. This was found over 7 years ago, we have not seen new material from this locale since. Crystals reach well over 1 CM and are gem clear under magnification. This can be shipped (with insurance and special packaging) or delivered in person at a show or elsewhere. Please write us for details.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #7-13-592
De'an Mine
Jiangxi, China
11.4 x 10 cm (cabinet)
price: $390


Two deep purple cubo-octahedrons etched from the quartz matrix are well placed and displayed with great form and contrast. In fine condition with no damage, however the fluorites do show some stress cracks as do almost all of these. Some color changes can be noted in this fluorite in different light sources.
Azurite
stock #6.2-104
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
Jiangxi, China
12.4 X 11 CM (cabinet)
price: $440


A very large and striking example of this find, this ball like cluster has distinct and sharp crystals of Azurite reaching 2 CM with deep blue color. This is less "rose like" than some other examples and more a spherical aggregate of blocky crystals. There is minimal damage (some very small bruises not immediately seen and not in the better display areas) but the overall impact is very strong. One of the very best we have seen from this mine.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #6.2-124
De'an Mine
Jiangxi, China
19.8X15 CM (cabinet /museum)
price: $375


A very large cabinet plate of Quartz and Fluorite layers with the top covered with fluorite octahedra of purple to violet color. Very esthetic and different from the usual fluorites from this location. The quartz has been etched to expose the fluorite and the result is impressive. Crystals exceed 3.4CM and there is no damage.
Azurite
stock #6.2-102
Changmenshan Copper Mine, Jiulang
Jiangxi, China
8.5x8.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $560


A very well developed almost spherical aggregate of blocky azurite crystals up to 1.4 CM and some smaller flattened rhomb forms. This piece is also encrusted with many lemon yellow micro crystals of an unknown mineral (awaiting analysis we will send results if you wish). Quite attractive and a good value.
6 specimens found
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