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CCC02 Wulfenite with Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.5x 5.5x 4.4 cm
$64

A nice example of elongated bipyramidal wulfenite crystals with botryoidal green mimetite, from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.







CCC02 Fluorite
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Pref., Hunan Prov., China
5.4x 5.3x 3.0 cm
$58

A beautiful example of the ultra-transparent green fluorite habit that this area is best known for.







CCC03 Quartz, Pyrite with Sphalerite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
4.7x 3.6x 3.0 cm
$56

A beautiful example of cubic pyrite associated with sphalerite and quartz, from the major pocket hit abou 3 years ago.  This is perhaps one of the most prolific specimen producing localities in the world, and examples from this mine can be found everywhere from small gift shops to museums.  Combination specimens like this however, are extremely rare-- and were virtually unavailable prior to this discovery. The luster on the pyrite crystals is also exceptional.









CCC04
Meigu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
7.7x5.9x 3.2 cm
$78

A great example of rare black babingtonite, with green prehnite and quartz, from finds made years ago in southwestern China.  This one features a nicely positioned, sharp and well isolated crystal. Babingtonite is a rare iron, calcium bearing sillicate that in recent years has been found as specimens in New Jersey, China, and in small quantities in India.  







CCC05 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
10.0x 6.5x 4.0 cm
$94

A good cabinet sized example of plumbogummite that has pseudomorphed pyromorphite.  There are crystals scattered around on all sides of the specimen.  These retain a good amount of sharpness, compared to the larger, more melted looking examples.







CCC06 Orpiment with Barite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
8.2x4.6x 2.7 cm
$68

A nice sample of barite rhombs with orange orpiment from finds made several years back at the Quiruvilca Mine.







CCC07 Calcite
Yunnan Prov., China
8.9x 4.8x 4.2 cm
$68

A beautiful, flower like cluster of well formed calcite crystals, arranged in a sort of cave formation.  If viewed form below, you can see a hollow tube where calcium carbonate-rich water would have been passing through, slowly depositing the material that formed these crystals. 







CCC08 Garnet
Yueyang Pref., Hunan Prov., China
11.3x 9.7x 4.5 cm
$215

A very large half-crystal of garnet, from somewhere in northeastern Hunan Prov.  Although it is only half a crystal, it displays well from the front.  Priced at $325 in my show stock.







CCC09 Lazurite
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
5.8x 3.9x 2.7 cm
$62

A well exposed lazurite crystal on a marble matrix.

. The mines at Sar-e-Sang have been producing for over 6,000 years. They supplied the lapis that adorns King Tutankhamen’s famous burial mask, as well as various Greek and Roman artifacts. Although a lot of lapidary grade lazurite now comes from Chile, crystals of this size and quality have only come from Afghanistan.  There are saw marks, but it's a good reference for the price.







CCC10 Prehnite on Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
4.9x 4.0x 3.1 cm
$48

A beautiful and well balanced example of prehnite with epidote, this one has a group of green orbs sitting atop a a jackstraw cluster of epidote crystals.







CCC11 Hubnerite with Quartz
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
7.8x 6.5x 3.9 cm
$92

A beautiful example of hubnerite with quartz from a classic locality.  This one has a well formed, terminated hubnerite crystal associated with quartz.  There is a bit of damage, but pretty good for the price. 







CCC12 Apophyllite on/ incl. Actinolite
No.2 Mine, Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
21.2x 5.2x 3.2 cm
$110

A very unusual specimen of Huanggang, this is a large group of stalactitic growths composed of thousands of tiny, hair-like actinolite (?) crystals, over which hundreds of small apophyllite crystals have grown.  I have seen apophyllite from this area before, but it has always been something of a rarity, and this is the first time I've seen this particular combination.  Really interesting stuff, probably from the early days of mining at the site.  







CCC13 Cornetite
Star of Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
8.8x 8.2x 3.2 cm
$58

A large and very rich example of this rare hydrous copper phosphate from Congo.







CCC14 Vorobeyevite
Deo Darrah, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
4.7x 3.0x 2.2 cm
$64

A nice specimen of "vorobeyevite."  These are an alkali-rich (usually cesium) beryl that have sufficient alkali impurities to effect their crystallization, yet not enough of the additional element to qualify as a separate species.  Examples from this find are not particularly cesium rich, though because there is a sufficient quantity of *some* alkali element to alter its habit, they are considered vorobeyevites.







CCC15 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.6x 2.8x 2.5 cm
$86

A rare example of tourmaline from the Manapa Pegamtite Field, perhaps best known as the source of any of the rhodizite-londonite specimens on the market.  This one has a terminated crystal semi-embedded in matrix.  Finding terminated examples from this location ins quite unusual. 







CCC16 Fluorite on Quatz
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.7x2.5x 4.8 cm
$46

A nice example of dodecahedral green fluorite with quartz, from recent finds at the Xiayang Mine.  The color varies with lighting, and is best under indirect sunlight. 







CCC17 Prehnite on Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
4.1x2.5x 2.2 cm
$40

A nice example of a prehnite orb on epidote, from Mali.  I liked the form of this one, it reminded me a bit of an ice cream cone. 







CCC18 Quartz, Pyrite with Sphalerite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
5.0x 3.2x 2.8 cm
$48

A nice combination specimen of ultra-lustrous pyrite, with quartz and sphalerite form the major find about 3 years ago at the Huanzala Mine.  While pyrite from this mine is perhaps the most readily available mineral specimen on the planet, combinations such as this are quite rare.  The main quartz crystal has a slightly odd termination, but it isn't broken. 







CCC19 Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
Meigu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
12.0x 8.5x 2.7 cm
$76

A large example of rare black babingtonite with green prehnite and quartz, from finds made years ago in southwestern China.  Babingtonite is a rare iron, calcium bearing sillicate that in recent years has been found as specimens in New Jersey, China, and in small quantities in India.  







CCC19 Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
Meigu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
12.0x 8.5x 2.7 cm
$76

A large example of rare black babingtonite with green prehnite and quartz, from finds made years ago in southwestern China.  Babingtonite is a rare iron, calcium bearing sillicate that in recent years has been found as specimens in New Jersey, China, and in small quantities in India.  







CCC20 Barite on Fluorite
Guizhou Prov., China
5.7x 4.4x 2.0 cm
$42

A very beautiful example of blady barite on dark purple fluorite, from southwestern China.  The color contrast makes fro quite an attractive specimen. 







CCC21 Carrollite
Star of Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
3.6x 2.2x 2.7 cm
$42

A nice sample of this rare copper, cobalt sulfide on a piece of calcite.  







CCC22 Smithsonite
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eualia, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.4x 5.7x 2.4 cm
$58

A nice example of botryoidal, greenish brown smithsonite form recent finds at Santa Eualia.  It looks a lot like the old material from the 70's, but it is in fact more recent.  Great satin luster. There is smithsonite on both sides.







CCC23 Copper with Heterogenite
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
12.5x2.5x 2.8 cm
$68

A very rare example of copper from the Katanga Copper Crescent region of the Southern D.R. Congo.  It might sound ridiculous for copper to be rare in a region bearing its name, and that also happens to contain one of the world's richest deposits of the metal, but native copper is almost never seen as specimens from here. These are rather crude crystals, but you can definitely see the form of the copper, and they seem have a surface alteration of cuprite.  This one also has a bit of waxy blackish green heterogenite in one area. Unusual stuff.  These were being offered for a 200-300 hundred dollars on another website.....







CCC24 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
15.1x 9.1x 2.5 cm
$100

A large Japan law twinned quartz, from recent finds in Inner Mongolia.  Pieces from his find have been appearing at wholesale shows, but the twins have remained something of a rarity.  This one has a surface that is a bit more etched than I would like, so it goes on the clearance page.  Pretty much at my cost... where else are you going to get a complete Japan law twin this large, this cheaply?







CCC25 Wulfenite with Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.5x 4.4x 2.8 cm
$39

A nice example of elongated bipyramidal wulfenite crystals with botryoidal green mimetite, from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.







CCC26 Rhodochrosite
Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.6x 2.1x 1.5 cm
$68

A showy thumbnail of rhodochrosite from Mexico, the crystal is complete but naturally truncated (not broken).  Despite the face that it is not damaged, its incomplete *appearance* means that it winds up on the clearance page.  It's still a very good reference from the location, and likely dates to the 1970's.







CCC27 Stibiconite ps. Stibnite
Mun. de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
3.3x 0.6x 0.5 cm
$32

A nice thumbnail sized example of stibiconite that has pseudomorphed stibnite, from finds made decades ago in Mexico.







CCC28 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
3.0x 2.5x 1.7 cm
$44

A nice example of dodecahedral green fluorite from China.  It is somewhat difficult to find thumbnail sized samples of Chinese fluorite, they are almost always large plates.  This is a nice example from recent finds in Fujian Prov., 







CCC29 Hematite
Hormuz Island, Hormozgan Prov., Iran
2.5x 1.9x 1.3 cm
$39

A nice hematite crystal from an unusual locality-- an island off the Iranian coast, in the Straight of Hormuz that connects the Persian Gulf to the rest of the Indian Ocean. 







CCC30 Cornetite
Star of Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
12.5x 11.8x 4.3 cm
$74

A large and very rich example of this rare hydrous copper phosphate from Congo.







CCC31 Boulangerite
Noche Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
7.0x 5.8x 3.2 cm
$48

A very rich example of hairy boulangerite from 1970's finds at the Noche Buena Mine, in Mexico.







CCC32 Carrollite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
6.5x 6.0x 4.2 cm
$66

A large cubic crystal of rare carrollite on matrix, from Congo.  There is a bit of damage to one edge of the crystal, but this is a very good price for a crystal of this size.







CCC33 Fluorite on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
3.8x3.3x 3.0 cm
$42

A nice little sample of flourite on quartz, from Yaogangxian.  The fluorite has frosted surfaces, but you can still see the phantom within.







CCC34 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
4.8x 3.7x 3.1 cm
$44

A nice example of Japan law twinned quartz, with a ingle twin nestled among other quartz crystals.







CCC35 Axinite on Andradite Garnet
Canta Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
6.6x 6.5x 3.1 cm
$68

A nice example of sharp, brown axinite crystals on a matrix composed of thousands of tiny andradite garnets.  From the find made approximately 3 years ago.







CCC36 Andorite
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
3.6x 2.8x 1.1 cm
$56

A decent crystal of this very rare lead, silver, tin sulfosalt from the major find made almost a decade ago.







CCC37 Cassiterite with Quartz
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
11.8x 9.1x 3.5 cm
$78

A nice reference sample of cassiterite with quartz from this recent find.  There is damage, hence the much cheaper price.  Still quite rich and a good example from the locality.







CCC38 Miargyrite
San Genaro Mine, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
3.4x 2.8x 1.4 cm
$86

A nice "toenail" sized specimen of this very rare silver antimony sulfide.  On this piece, many tiny crystals form an almost botryoidal surface-- the typical habit for miargyite from this location







CCC39 Wulfenite with Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.5x 4.8x 4.3 cm
$58

A nice reference sample of pointy, bipyramidal wulfenite crystals associated with dark green, botryoidal mimetite.







CCC40 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
10.5x 8.8x 7.0 cm
$68

A cabinet sized sample of fluorite, etched out of quartz.  Because it has been etched out of quartz, the surfaces are naturally rough and someone somewhere along the line oiled it.  Still, it's a good reference piece of green fluorite from this locality-- while common everywhere else, it is actually one of the rarer colors from this area.







CCC41 Garnet
Ialamitana, Antsirabe 2 District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.1x 2.8x 1.5 cm
$28

A sharp, half-crystal of garnet from Madagascar







CCC42 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
5.1x 5.0x 4.1 cm
$48

A nice example of Japan law twinned quartz from Peru.







CCC43 Arsenopyrite with Quartz and Fluorite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
10.0x 5.2x 4.8 cm
$68

A rich example of arsenopyrite crystals with a partial quartz crystal and a bit of fluorite, from finds made several years back at Yaogangxian.  







CCC44 Calcite
Yunnan Prov., China
8.5x 6.0x 3.9 cm
$42

A beautiful, coral-like specimen of calcite crystals, arranged in a sort of cave formation from Yunnan Prov., China.







CCC45 Fluorite on Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
6.3x 5.6x 4.6 cm
$68

A nice sample of dark, inky blue fluorite on quartz, from finds made several years back at the Huanggang Mines.  The color is more of a dark, inky blue in person-- the lighting makes it look brighter than it is.  There is a bit of damage, but the piece is exactly as shown.







CNN04 Scheelite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
5.7x 3.8x 2.4 cm
$48

A nice sample of scheelite from the prolific Yaogangxian Mine. 







CNN06 Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
5.0x 3.4x 3.4 cm
$68

A beautiful example of zoned fluorite from the southern Illinois fluorspar mines.  The last mine closed in 1994, and anyone following the hobby knows how in-demand these things have become. Not perfect, but quite beautiful for the price.









CNN08 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.4x 3.8x 3.2 cm
$135

A nice pink fluorite octahedron on matrix, from finds made a couple years back at the Huanggang Mine.  It could probably use a bit more cleaning/ work, but for the price I think it's very good (and cheap.)

Priced at $285 in my show stock,









CNN09 Shattuckite
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.1x 2.1x 1.5 cm
$58

A beautiful example of deep blue shattuckite, this is a cast that seems to have formed in a fissure, or in between crystals, then come loose when the crystals it was originally adhering to dissolved away.  A nice miniature sized sample of the material.







CNN12 Plumbogummite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
8.6x 5.2x 3.5 cm
$82

A nice example of botryoidal plumbogummite coating a quartz matrix, from the find a couple years back.  This one has a particulary good blue color-- not too dark, and not influenced by underlying pyromorphite.







CNN13 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.7x 2.1x 1.3 cm
$40

A beautiful example of blocky orange wulfenite on a nicely contrasting (I'm guessing mottramite coated) matrix, from a recent find at Mina Ojuela.  Yet another interesting wulfenite habit/ association from the mine. 







CNN14 Rosasite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.0x 1.7x 1.8 cm

A beautiful (and quite pristine, scuff free) thumbnail of rosasite from a find made several months ago.  I've mounted this in a thumbnail box to protect it from scuffs-- this is one of those annoying minerals that seems to suffer when it is touched.  This way, the deep green color can be preserved.







CNN15 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
2.3x 1.8x 1.1 cm
$62

A beautiful thumbnail sized cluster of green pyromorphite from recent finds in China. Oddly enough, the color varies a bit with lighting-- it's a bit more yellow in sunlight.







CNN16 Fluorite
Weishan Co., Dali Pref., Yunnan Prov., China
6.0x 2.2x 2.1 cm
$48

A nice sample of stalactitic purple fluorite from the find made about 2 years ago.







CNN18 Calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
3.1x 3.0x 2.7 cm
$48

A light green, ball shaped aggregate of tabular calcite crystals from Inner Mongolia.   Very cute little piece. 







CNN18B Copper
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
4.5x 3.3x 1.9 cm
$46

A very rare example of copper from the Katanga Copper Crescent region of the Southern D.R. Congo.  It might sound ridiculous for copper to be rare in a region bearing its name, and that also happens to contain one of the world's richest deposits of the metal, but native copper is almost never seen as specimens from here. These are rather crude crystals, but you can definitely see the form of the copper, and they seem have a surface alteration of cuprite.  Unusual stuff.







CNN19 Cuprite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
2.5x 2.0x 1.4 cm
$39

A nice thumbnail sized sample of cuprite from the famous Tsumeb Mine.  The crystals are more metallic than red in person, the strong lighting just makes them glow.







CNN21
Tri-State Lead Zinc District, Oklahoma, United States
7.9x 4.0x 3.7 cm
$42

A nice example of sphalerite from the classic Tri-State district.  There are crystals on both sides of the chert matrix.  These things are the slowest sellers (not the best sales pitch, I know) but I can't help but keep buying them-- the contrast between the sulfide species that show up on these specimens (in this case sphalerite) and the clean chert matrix, as well as the general distinctness and sharpness of the sulfide crystals from this locality always draw my eye. 

  

Mining in the area began around the 1850's-60's on the Missouri side of the district, with the last mine closing in Oklahoma in 1967 (that should provide some idea of the age of this piece.)  Because of the environmental impact of the extensive lead mining, the area is today home to 3 Superfund sites, and Picher itself is a ghost town.








CNN22 Creedite
Mina Navidad, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.0x 4.1x 4.5 cm
$48

A nice sample of creedite balls composed of radiating crystals clustered together.









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