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A692 - Apatite on Quartz $ 290 SOLD
Chongyi, Jiangxi, China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Chongyi, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/a692a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Chongyi, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/a692b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Chongyi, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/a692c.jpg]

New find of Apatite, this one the only one I've seen so far on Quartz. Apatite is pink with glassy luster and 9mm wide. The Quartz is included and covered with Chlorite with an internal phantom covered with a layer of tiny green spheres. Back side of Quartz crystal is covered by tiny white unidentified acicular crystals, size 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm.


A897 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 320 SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a897a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a897b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a897c.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a897d.jpg]

Flat matrix covered by Dolomite crystals with two areas of Cinnabar. Although lighter colored in some areas, the Cinnabar crystals are undamaged, 8 x 5 x 2.3 cm.


A455 - Azurite on Malachite $ 450 SOLD
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a455a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a455b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a455c.jpg]

Lustrous rosettes of blue Azurite crystals in a Malachite. No damages, size 6 x 6 x 4 cm.


A626 - Realgar with Calcite $ 450 SOLD
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Realgar with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a626a.jpg] Realgar with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a626b.jpg] Realgar with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a626c.jpg]

Fine, gem transparent Realgar crystals with Calcite, size 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm.


A578 - Azurite $ 275 SOLD
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a578a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a578b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/a578c.jpg]

Cluster of thick crystals of Azurite with minor amounts of Malachite tucked between the Azurites. Well crystallized specimen, complete and undamaged all around, size 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm.


A395 - Azurite on Malachite $ 350 SOLD
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a395a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a395b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a395c.jpg]

Lustrous blue Azurite crystals in a Malachite lined vug. Best is a single tooth-like crystal of approx. 1cm rising off bottom. Nice hollow cavity filled with crystals and better than photos indicate, size 5.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm.


A397 - Azurite with Malachite $ 450 SOLD
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a397a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a397b.jpg]

Lareg, lustrous blue Azurite crystals covering matrix, size 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm.


A307 - Cinnabar with Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Tongren, China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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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.


A401 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 350 SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a401a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a401b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a401c.jpg]

Thin, tabular, gemmy Cinnabar crystals to 1.3cm wide. You can see right through some of the crystals. Though abundant in mediocre specimens, good ones are not common and I expect will rapidly rise in value when production eventually dries up, size 6 x 4 x 4 cm.


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


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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.


A634 - Green Quartz, Pyrite, on Fluorite $ 275 SOLD
Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Green Quartz, Pyrite, on Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a634a.jpg] Green Quartz, Pyrite, on Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a634b.jpg] Green Quartz, Pyrite, on Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a634c.jpg]

Green Quartz crystals with Pyrite on a matrix of purple Fluorite. From the new find, size 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm.


A454 - Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz $ 500 SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm


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Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a454a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a454b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a454c.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a454d.jpg]

Three gemmy Cinnabar crystals set in Dolomite lined vug with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is big, 1.6cm in longest dimension, size 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm.


A580 - Pyromorphite $ 800 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a580a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a580b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a580c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a580d.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals from the original finds, with a mixture of both large and small crystals, 4.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


A403 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 1200 SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a403a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a403b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a403c.jpg]

Well formed, gemmy Cinnabar crystals on Dolomite. Great luster and transparency to the crystals. Though abundant in mediocre specimens, good ones are not common and I expect will rapidly rise in value when production eventually dries up, size 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.


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


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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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