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


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 SOLD
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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.


A696 - Orpiment with Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a696a.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a696b.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a696c.jpg]

Bright golden Orpiment intermixed with scalenohedral white Calcite, size 14.5 x 7 x 6 cm.


A669 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Muscovite $ 900 SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a669a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a669b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a669c.jpg]

Superb, 3-dimensional specimen with glassy, purple Fluorites to 2.4cm with unusually light or white colored Arsenopyrites, all on yellow Muscovite. I have searched through thousands of Yaogangxian specimens over the years and only a small percentage have the aesthetic appeal as this one, especially in a larger size like this. Very attractive display specimen, size 11 x 7 x 5 cm.


A734 - Bournonite $ 350 SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a734a.jpg] Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a734b.jpg] Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a734c.jpg] Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a734d.jpg]

Bournonite crystals with brilliant, lustrous terminations intergrown with Quartz crystals. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm.


A446 - Orpiment with Calcite $ 450 SOLD
Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a446a.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a446b.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a446c.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a446d.jpg]

Translucent orange Orpiment crystals with white scalenohedral Calcite. The most attractive Orpiment specimens from this mine occur associated with these Calcites, and this is a beautiful example, size 7 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm.


A791 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 290 SOLD
Ping Wu Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Scheelite on Muscovite from Ping Wu Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a791a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Ping Wu Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a791b.jpg]

4cm wide orange Scheelite set in large Muscovite crystals. Size 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm.


A447 - Orpiment with Calcite $ 600 SOLD
Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a447a.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a447b.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a447c.jpg]

Translucent orange Orpiment crystals with white scalenohedral Calcite. The most attractive Orpiment specimens from this mine occur associated with these Calcites, and this is a beautiful example. Some Realgar present too and is in some of the Calcite. The large Calcite tip tapers and is complete andundamaged, size 7 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm.


A449 - Calcite on Fluorite with Pyrite on Ferberite $ 425 SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Calcite on Fluorite with Pyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a449a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite with Pyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a449b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite with Pyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a449c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite with Pyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a449d.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite crystals partially covered by stacked, disk-shaped white Calcite crystals. Intergrown with the Fluorite is a large Ferberite crystal that is partially covered by Pyrite crystals. The Fluorites are also lightly coated by tiny pyrites. A fine quality classic Yaogangxian combo specimen, size 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm.


A618 - Fluorite, Pyrite on Green Quartz $ 275 SOLD
Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite, Pyrite on Green Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a618a.jpg] Fluorite, Pyrite on Green Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a618b.jpg] Fluorite, Pyrite on Green Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a618c.jpg]

Large, fat single Green Quartz crystal with attached purple Fluorite cubes and Pyrite. From the new find, size 9.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm.


A956 - Azurite $ 375 SOLD
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a956a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a956b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a956c.jpg]

Cluster of big, thick crystals, biggest crystals of the lot. Well crystallized on all around with exception of bottom which is undamaged but not well crystallized, size 5.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm.


A212 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 325 SOLD
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bill Hiss


Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a212a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a212b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a212c.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin 1.4cm on Quartz druse with Calcite. Translucent red when backlit. Ex. Bill hiss collection, size 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm.


A877 - Spessartine on Quartz $ 250 SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a877a.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a877b.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a877c.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 6cm water clear Quartz with attached gemmy orange Spessartine on a matrix with similar Quartz and spessartine. Sawn base, size 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.


A945 - Scheelite on Cassiterite $ 375 SOLD
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm


Scheelite on Cassiterite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a945a.jpg] Scheelite on Cassiterite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a945b.jpg] Scheelite on Cassiterite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a945c.jpg]

Three small, gemmy Scheelite crystals to 6mm (two on the Cassiterite, one on the mica) with attractive Cassiterite on muscovite, size 6 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm.


A106 - Cinnabar $ 440
Tongren, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a106a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a106b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a106c.jpg]

2.8cm cluster of Cinnabar crystals on Dolomite. Sawn base and edges, size 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.



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