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4 specimens found
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Hubeite and Inesite (very fine, type locality)
stock #ALEC-15-131
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
12.6 x 11.9 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Post Tucson 2015

A superb Hubeite specimen. This is a fine, large and impressive plate fully crystallized by sharp transparent Inesites and darker brown red Hubeites. This Hubeite is especially good as it is very sharply formed, densely packed and in much larger than usual crystals. All in all this is showy and damage free which is remarkable for such delicate minerals.
Datolite
stock #15.1-413
Verhniy mine, Dalngorsk
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
6.5 x 6.3 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Post Tucson 2015

An attractive, fine specimen of older Dalngorsk Datolites. Transparent lustrous crystals with orange-brown phantoms in greenish prisms cover the matrix in an esthetic arrangement. Individual crystals are up to 2.9 CM, this sort of Datolite was rare when first found, and has not been available for several year.
Bixbyite, Pseudobrookite & Topaz
stock #A7-026-1356
Thomas Range, Juab County,
Utah, United States
4.6 x 3.4 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Post Tucson 2015

From the Thomas Mountains a multi-species specimen with nice esthetics. This could be trimmed to thumbnail size but I like it as is. Fine condition, although with magnification some small contacts are noted on the Bixbite. It is not common to see all these species on the same matrix in close proximity.
Spessartine over Orthoclase
stock #ALEC-12-426
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
11.6 x 9.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2015

A big bright Spessartine garnet plate in which the original matrix of blocky Orthoclase crystals are now covered with bright sparkling garnets. Wonderful form, great condition with deep color, good luster and lots of sparkle. This quality was never common when Tongbei was productive, it is all but completely exhausted now. A future classic and likely to appreciate quickly.
4 specimens found
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