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A609 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Dolomite $ 200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a609a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a609b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a609c.jpg]

Fine, near floater grouping of light purple Fluorite cubes, Arsenopyrite in and interlocking 4cm cluster, pearlescent pink Dolomite that wraps all around the backside, and Muscovite, size 5.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm.


A251 - Quartz on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251a.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251b.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251c.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251d.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystals on a large, well formed Ferberite crystal. Classic Yaogangxian piece, 7 x 6 x 3 cm.


A910 - Epidote on Quartz $ 600
Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 15 x 14 cm


Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910a.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910b.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910c.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910d.jpg]

Large cabinet sized specimen of Epidote crystals on cluster of large Quartz crystals. Waht makes this specimen is the 10.5cm double terminated crystal setting pererfectly in the center, as if being held in an hand. A couple of tiny trivial nicks, otherwise all crystals complete and in good condition, it's even recrystallized all along the bottom, 18 x 15 x 14 cm.


A196 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 1200
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4 cm


Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196c.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin rising up 1.7cm and 1.5 cm wide on Dolomite. Fine quality Cinnabar that glows red when backlit. Fine undamaged piece, Chinese Cinnabar is by far the world's best, get a good one while supplies are still plentiful. Although there is plenty of lower quality material available now, the better ones are few and far between, size 9 x 8 x 4 cm.


A990 - Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite $ 550
Hubei Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4 cm


Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990c.jpg]

Large red Inesite crystal spray with other areas of Inesite, good clusters of Hubeite (brown), Quartz crystals, and tiny drusy Apophyllite, size 9.5 x 8 x 4 cm.


A406 - Bournonite on Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406a.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406b.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406c.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406d.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406e.jpg]

3cm double terminated Bournonite attached to the tip of a 10.5 cm Quartz crystal. Another great Yaogangxian combo specimen. One ding on the side of the Quartz crystal, otherwise undamaged, size 10.5 x 4 x 3 cm.


A398 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398b.jpg]

Lustrous blue Azurite crystals with velvety Malachite, size 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 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.


A944 - Arsenopyrite $ 190
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 7 x 6 cm


Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a944a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a944b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a944c.jpg]

Large, well displayed single crystal 3.2 cm wide on muscovite and Quartz. About as good as it gets for a single crystal, size 6 x 7 x 6 cm.


A174 - Ferberite $ 250
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


A901 - Pyrhottite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901c.jpg]

Floater rosette of Pyrhottite, the best of a small lot purchased about 10 years ago.  These are not as well known as other minerals from Yaogangxian and are excellent specimens and a must for a Yaogangxian suite. Undamaged and pristine.


A431 - Aquamarine $ 600
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431d.jpg]

Tabular, glassy Aqua crystals on Muscovite matrix. The quality of the Aqua is much better than typical for this locality, and the main crystal is much thicker than normal, being 3.8cm wide and 2.3 cm thick. One or two tiny nicks present, but basically undamaged. Ex. Matthew Webb #353.


A949 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 300
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949c.jpg]

Terminated Stibnite crystal with two attached white Calcite crystals to 3.5cm wide. I've had this piece for over 10 years and still have not seen one with larger and better Calcites, despite the quantities that have come out.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102c.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .



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