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TU224 - Quartz $ 600
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
large cabinet - 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm


Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224a.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224b.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224c.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224d.jpg]

Amazing floater cluster composed entirely of double-terminated Quartz crystals. This stunning piece is complete all around and surprizingly undamaged for it's size and with so many different points sticking out in all directions. Individual Quartz crystals reach 14.5cm long. WAY better in person.


B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4000
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time. The backside is sawn revealing another small vug containing typical, darker blue Azurite crystals. If you want to add a large amount of bright blue to your case, this is the one.


B561 - Azurite with Malachite $ 300
Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time.


B656 - Wulfenite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 450
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. A good sized flat plate of crystals.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B792 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.4cm with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals.


B796 - Apatite, Fluorite $ 100 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 60
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796a.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796b.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.1cm across with purple cubic Fluorite.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.


B924 - Mimetite $ 400
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924c.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color.


T200 - Fluorite $ 280
Guyang, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200a.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200b.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200c.jpg]

Stepped octahedral Fluorite crystals that are highly translucent with a beautiful green coloration. Undamaged.


T222 - Cerussite $ 390
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink, with especially bright yellow in the central area of this one. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T236 - Wulfenite $ 900 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 540
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
large cabinet - 20 x 12 x 8 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t236a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t236b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t236c.jpg]

Red/orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite coated matrix. One of the biggest and best I've ever had.


T235 - Wulfenite $ 1200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 720
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
large cabinet - 25 x 11 x 11 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t235a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t235b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t235c.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/t235d.jpg]

Large, vuggy specimen of Wulfenite on white Calcite. Tons of great crystals that have been well protected in the cavities.


T425 - Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz $ 350
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425c.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425d.jpg]

Floater specimen of intergrown Quartz crystals covered on one side by Inesite, Hubeite (rare!), and Pyrite. The tip of the large Quartz crystal has damage, but this specimen is really about the great coverage of Inesite and Hubeite. These are now uncommon and no longer being found.



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