A larger cabinet size specimen with an attractive grouping of three minerals. The dolomite preferentially covers one face of the red quartz. Chalcopyrite crystals are sprinkled across the display face. This specimen comes from Dongxiang Co., Jiangxi Province, Inner Mongolia, China.
An interesting specimen from Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. The contrast between the green and purple fluorite crystals is striking. intermittent exposure of the white matrix attenuates the color in the fluorite. The majority of the purple fluorite crystals are octahedral. However there are also some cubes.
An attractive larger plate of ‘sea foam’ green fluorite cubes. Crystals are sharp and up to 2.0 cm on edge. There is no damage and the luster is great.. This piece is very three dimensional. The specimen is from Xianghuapu Mine, Linwo Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Well center crystals of deeper green fluorite crystals up to 4.0 x 3.8 cm. A small pink octahedral fluorite sits to one side of the main green fluorite crystal. Isolated crude quartz crystals and equally crude arsenopyrite crystals are also present. Overall a very nice composition piece. This specimen is from Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia China.
A large 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 lustrous calcite crystal sits proudly atop a matrix covered with small quartz crystals. This piece is attractive under normal light and gorgeous under UV light. The specimen is from Xianghuapu mine, Linwo Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Attractive floater grouping of multiple pink octahedral crystals from Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. Crystal luster is good and faces are sharp. These specimens were mined in 2019. When backlit faint needles of hedenbergite can be seen as inclusions.
This specimen is from Yaogangaxion Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China. Several cubes with faces up to 0.7cm sit on a matrix covered by small white quartz crystals. The cubes are somewhat isolated and contrast nicely. The fluorite crystals themselves all contain phantoms. The luster is good. Very attractive small cabinet specimen.
Large bladed calcite accompanied by a smaller grouping of calcites at the base. Upon closer examination there are several clear fluorite cubes at the base of the smaller calcite grouping and covering additional matrix. This specimen is highly UV reactive as shown in the supplemental pictures. It is from Xianghuapu Mine, Linwo County, Chenzhou, Hunnan Province, China.
Veszelyite is a rare secondary Cu-Zn phosphate mineral. I have not often seen specimens for sale. This specimen consists of a reasonable size grouping of quartz crystals with a scattering of electric blue veszelyite crystals on the quartz. The specimen comes from Jinhonghe, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.
Rather stout tourmaline grouping in pristine condition. The colors vary from a green to blue/green. Multiple terminations are all intact. The non terminated end of the group is pocket healed. This specimen is from Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.
Two parallel crystals. Both are well terminated. Several smaller tourmaline crystals project outwards from the main crystal at the base. Color ranges from pink at the base and somewhat in the core to an apple green top of the crystal. Overall length of this group is 7.7 cm! This specimen is from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.
This specimen is a classic from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA. As shown in the photos it varies from pink to green and is translucent. Both ends of the crystal are terminated. There are three small groups of lavender/pink lepidolite on the crystal. It was recently acquired from a private collection in California.
The colors in this tourmaline are incredible. The base of the crystal starts with a pale blue/green which turns to a pink color in the center of the crystal. A slightly more intense blue green follows and leads to the ultimate thin cap of blue. The crystal is transparent. Overall length of this crystal is 3.9 cm. It comes fromPederneira Mine, Sao Jose do Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was original purchased by a private collector in the mid 80’s.
Great display piece. Half of this specimen shows large dolomite rhombs. The other half is a combination of azurite and malachite in gypsum covered nodules. This specimen is from Bou Baker, Touissit – Bou Beker mining district, Oriental Region, Morocco.