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A609 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Dolomite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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A252 - Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite $ 175 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm


Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252a.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252b.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252c.jpg]

Three rosettes of Pyrrhottite on on Chalcopyrite with metallic needles of Jamesonite. This is older material from Yaogangxian that was not common, 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm.
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A251 - Quartz on Ferberite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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A910 - Epidote on Quartz $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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A196 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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A990 - Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite $ 550 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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A406 - Bournonite on Quartz $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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A307 - Cinnabar with Calcite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tongren, China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307a.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307b.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307c.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307d.jpg]

Exceptionally gemmy 1.1cm Cinnabar crystal in Dolomite vug with a 2.2cm orange Calcite crystal. You can see right through the Cinnabar to the Dolomite behind it. Two saw cuts on sides, size 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.
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A398 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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A107 - Ferberite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107a.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107b.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107c.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, a small fluorite attached on back, size 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm.


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A106 - Cinnabar $ 440 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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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A944 - Arsenopyrite $ 190 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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A174 - Ferberite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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A901 - Pyrhottite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.



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