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Pyromorphite (fine hoppered crystals)
stock #Alec 14B-123
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
4.6 x 4.6 CM (miniature)
price: $975
Spring 2013

Top color, luster and with great esthetic form, these Pyros are up to 2 CM free standing above the contrasting matrix. There are 2 generations here, the smaller, lighter green crystals have a unusual prismatic pyramidal termination that is very uncommon. The larger deeper "electric" green crystals exhibit the hoppered form and "veil" structures that are classic for this location. In perfect condition by naked eye, with 10x magnification some very tiny broken crystals can be found. Displays well from all sides, this is a the sort of quality that made Daoping Pyros world famous.
Scheelite with Fluorite, Lollingite, Magnetite etc.
stock #Alec 14B-122
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
8.2 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Spring 2013

From an exciting 2012 find, a single bright Scheelite (3.6 CM) is neatly perched on contrasting matrix. An important note: there has been recent discussion about the yellow green color of some Scheelites with rumors of faking by dyes or other chemicals. This is not certain and may well not be true, but it does have to be considered. Color aside, the form, habit, luster and presentation of these Scheelites are just incredible. In great condition overall, the Scheelite is quite transparent and inclusions of silvery Lollingite are noted with magnification. This find will certainly be remembered as exceptional for the species and the prices of these are already increasing fast even in China.
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