Minerals from China



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A786 - Sphalerite on Quartz $ 90 (=~ £ 67) SOLD
Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sphalerite on Quartz from Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a786.jpg]

Two gem orange Sphalerites on Quartz. The crystals are transparent and reach 1.3cm wide. These orange crystals are less common than the darker reds more commonly seen. Size 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


A789 - Pyromorphite SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a789a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a789b.jpg]

Long spikey crystals of pyromorphite from a recent find of this different habit. Crystals reach 1.5+ cm in size, a few missing crystals. Size 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


A790 - Pyromorphite $ 50 (=~ £ 37) SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 1.7 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a790a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a790b.jpg]

Isolated crystals of neon green pyromorphite. Size 4.5 x 4 x 1.7 cm.


A661 - Fluorite, Spessartine, Mica on Orthoclase $ 100 (=~ £ 74) SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite, Spessartine, Mica on Orthoclase from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a661a.jpg] Fluorite, Spessartine, Mica on Orthoclase from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a661b.jpg] Fluorite, Spessartine, Mica on Orthoclase from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a661c.jpg]

Transparent light purple/green Fluorite octahedrons to 7mm wide with orange Spessartine and green coated Mica clusters on tan Orthoclase. I count 3 Fluorites. Colorful mixture of minerals on this specimen, size 11 x 9 x 3.5 cm.


A612 - Stibnite with Calcite $ 125 (=~ £ 93) SOLD
Henan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Stibnite with Calcite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a612a.jpg] Stibnite with Calcite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a612b.jpg] Stibnite with Calcite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a612c.jpg]

A small bit of matrix serves as the base for a 3cm wide white Calcite crystal with a 4.5 cm Stibnite crystal grown sideways through the Calcite, size 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm.


A628 - Stannite, Quartz $ 150 (=~ £ 111) SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Stannite, Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a628a.jpg] Stannite, Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a628b.jpg] Stannite, Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a628c.jpg]

Excellent Stannite specimen in the thumbnail size with large, distinct crystals to 9mm set around Quartz crystals with Jamesonite needles and Chalcopyrite for added interest, size 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm.


A675 - Calcite on Stibnite SOLD
Henan Prov., China
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Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a675a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a675b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a675c.jpg]

Long, terminated Stibnite crystal with an attached 1cm Calcite crystal, 10.5 cm.


A878 - Spessartine on Quartz SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 6 cm


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Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a878a.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a878b.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a878c.jpg]

These Quartz and garnet combos have been coming out of China steadily for a while now, however most of the Quartz, while being a good dark color, are not very transparent. This piece features a 4cm water clear Quartz with attached gemmy orange Spessartine on a matrix with similar Quartz and spessartine. Sawn base, size 7 x 6 x 6 cm.


A907 - Arsenopyrite SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a907a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a907b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a907c.jpg]

Large intergrown Arsenopyrite crystals across top of matrix. Showy piece that is way better in person than the photos.  The crystal cluster sits up atop the matrix and is complete 360 degrees around. Valued at $100-$150,  5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm.


A404 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 250 (=~ £ 185) SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a404a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a404b.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite crystals on a Ferberite crystal with white Calcite and Chalcopyrite, size 5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.


A962 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite $ 70 (=~ £ 52) SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a962a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a962b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a962c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous 3cm Arsenopyrite with blue and purple Fluorite cubes and muscovite, super Yaogangxian combo, size 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


A174 - Ferberite $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a174a.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a174b.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a174c.jpg]

Large, fine single Ferberite crystal. A very good example of a mineral that is somewhat common now, however will soon will be a classic, ranking as the worlds best, size 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm.


A688 - Scorodite with Pyrite $ 200 (=~ £ 148) SOLD
Pingtouling Mine, Guangdong Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Scorodite with Pyrite from Pingtouling Mine, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a688a.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Pingtouling Mine, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a688b.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Pingtouling Mine, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a688c.jpg]

Numerous glassy blue 2mm crystals across surface with pyrite crystals. These are have good color and transparency unlike many from the find which are almost black. Note that the locality is still in question, size 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm.


A321 - Arsenopyrite SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 2 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a321a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a321b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a321c.jpg]

Large single arsenopyrite crystal with bright luster.  Big, showy Arsenopyrites such as this one are one of the minerals that put the Yaogangxian mine on the map as one of the best specimen producing mines in the world, 4.5 x 4.2 x 2 cm.


A111 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 260 (=~ £ 193) SOLD
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a111a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a111b.jpg]

A 2.8 cm Scheelite octahedron in Muscovite with good luster and sharp edges, size 5 x 4 x 3 cm.

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