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


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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.


A105 - Cinnabar $ 550 SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a105a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a105b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a105c.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a105d.jpg]

Open Dolomite lined vug with a ridge of large, gemmy Cinnabar crystals to 1.2cm running through the center, size 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm.


A591 - Vesuvianite $ 180 SOLD
Fushan Mine, Hebei Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm


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Vesuvianite from Fushan Mine, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a591a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Mine, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a591b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Mine, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a591c.jpg]

This specimen was on display as part ofthe Crystalline Treasures exhibit at the University of Arizona and comes with label. Tabular, root-beer brown Vesuvianite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. These used to be found fairly commonly with Chinese dealers at shows, but they almost always have some degree of damaged edge. This one however, is pristine.

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