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Mimetite- modern classic
stock #18- AX26-006
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

Superb top quality specimen from the great finds at Pingtouling over a decade ago. Top color and bright glassy luster, the condition is remarkable. We have handled a lot of these Mimetites and just a few really stand out, this is one of the best with display impact far bigger than its size. The color is the most desirable orange-yellow. Crystals are up to 1.5 CM which is huge for the find. The Pingtouling mine flooded and collapsed years ago but the Mimetites it produced in a vey short period are regarded as some of the best yet found on the planet. Excellent value.
Ferberite- doubly terminated
stock #18-AX-1-405
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7 x 2.6 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Worldwide mix summer

An excellent sharp Ferberite crystal from the great Yaoganxian, with top bright luster. The crystal shows the distinct pointed tip termination that is the less common habit. Yaogangxian specimens are often multi-specie, there are almost always a few species on any specimen. This may seem like just a Ferberite crystal, but it has micro crystals of Fluorite, Quartz, Muscovite, Chalcopyrite and one small Bournonite. The color is jet black but looks metallic as it is so lustrous, in very good condition, a few contacts are visible but no real damage at all. Ferberite is not often attractive, but good lustrous crystals like this are.
Wulfenite coated with Calcite/ Cerussite
stock #8.1-346
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, China
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.
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