Pseudo-octahedral orange crystals with white barite. Ex David Vince. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 63 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
ncat VHD3 Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Wutong Mine (Wudong Mine), Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
Pink rhodochrosite rosettes on quartz with minor sulphides. 38mm wide.
ncat MAR05 Roweite, Olshanskyite, Andradite, Shijiangshan mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
Tan roweite with colourless olshanskyite. Also present, tiny green andradite crystals. Width of view 38mm. Stack of 72 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
ncat ER5 Imayoshiite, Datolite, Plombièrite, Shijiangshan mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Rosette of colourless hexagonal imayoshiite crystals. Width of specimen 15mm. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
3497 Akaganeite, Maghemite, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Cohenite, Schreibersite, Nandan Meteorite, Lihu, Nandan, China
Fragments of meteorite in a capsule, magnetic. Width of view 5.75mm.
ncat OW201 Roweite, Olshanskyite, Shijiangshan mine, Linxi, Linxi County, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Tan roweite and colourless/white fibrous to prismatic olshanskyite. Much of the white material could be something else but has not been analysed. Width of specimen 70mm. Click on the image below for a higher resolution...
ncat WD112 Beryl, Muscovite, Albite, Pingwu beryl mine, Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Half a dozen beryl crystals on a matrix of muscovite and albite. The largest beryl measures 22mm across. Width of crystal in photo 16mm. Stack of 60 images. Whole specimen measures 54x32x30mm. Click on the...
20060 Cassiterite, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A group of cassiterite crystals on a striated single ferberite crystal. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images.
Superb cluster of azurite crystals. Very solid piece. Video best viewed full screen.
Sharp orange-red tabular/platey crystals. Locality likely Jianshan Mine, although not labelled as such. Labelled as Guangxi, China – no wulfenite listed in Mindat in this region. Recent similar specimens from seller are noted as Xinjiang...
Butterfly twin. Pink fluorescence. Video best viewed full screen.
An attractive copper specimen partially altered to dark red cuprite. Video best viewed full screen.
20052 Wulfenite, Calcite, Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin’gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
Sharp orange wulfenite blades, some with a dusting of white calcite on one face. Video best viewed full screen.
Sharp cassiterite crystals. Video best viewed full screen.
Two well-formed joined at the base crystals.
20003 Quartz, Huanggang (Huanggangliang) Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Two greenish opaque quartz crystals joined together. Not smooth faces.
Gemmy rich emerald-green fluorite octahedrons, to 15mm on edge, cover the matrix plate 75x70x25mm. This colourful two-generation fluorite is from a small 2016 find near Yiwu City, a very obscure locality in Zhejiang Province, China....
5525 Hubeite, Calcite, Pyrite, Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Type Locality. Ex John Sobolewski, Matt Gibbs
10077 Chalcopyrite, Siderite, Ganzhizhou Mine, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Superb twinned chalcopyrite crystals, similar to one found at Mt Lyell in Tasmania. Mindat suggests chalcopyrite is doubtful from this locality.
10056 Wurtzite, Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Perfectly-formed wurtzite crystals, doubly-terminated quartz, plus other sulphides? Purchased at Keystone, priced at $500.
Three sharp red cinnabar crystals on white dolomite. Ex Eugene Carmichael Collection (EWC 437), ex The Aesthetics Underground, Alberta, Canada.
Purple cubes of fluorite on double quartz crystals. 57x35x22mm. #500640.
10042 Topaz, Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite, Fluorite, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Two bluish green topaz crystals on a quartz matrix. Minor arsenopyrite, muscovite and purple fluorite. 45x45x30mm. #520679.
Dehne McLaughlin 2/2005
Minsoc Xmas Auction
Pyrite disease. Removed from collection.
0330 Helvite, Dolomite, Calcite, Chamosite, Huanggang (Huanggangliang) Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
White dolomite crystals on superb brown helvite crystals.