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.
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.