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RM1930   Fluorite

Jingbian Cu-Au deposit, Zongyang Co., Anqing, Anhui, China

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, with defined edges and faces with tiled growths. Good brilliance, translucent to transparent and intense violet-purple color with marked geometric zoning. When the light passes through them, a purple tone is shown and the lines of growth are observed. On one of the crystals there is a small group of calcite crystals. A fine quality fluorite.


Size: 10.8 x 9 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 28 x 25 mm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 300 €Buy
 

RM1738   Fluorite and quartz

Sanming, Fujian, China

These fluorite specimens are particularly interesting as they show dodecahedral crytals, which is an uncommon habit for fluorite, with minor octahedral and cube faces. To give a touch of aesthetics, crystals have a marked geometric color zoning, revealing a purple replica of the larger crystal inside. Good transparence and brilliances. They are disposed on a quartz matrix. Really aesthetic.


Size: 6.3 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 15 mm.
Found in 2017.

 

RM1971   Spessartine

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China

Rich group of  spessartine crystals, well defined, with faces of the trapezohedron and dodecahedron. Transparent, gemmy and with the characteristic orange colour, on matrix.


Size: 13 x 7 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.

 

RM1195   Spessartine with smoky quartz

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China

On a solid matrix of feldspar, several groups of spessartine crystals partially covering it; with an intense orange-red color, very brilliant and with transparence. Well defined faces and edges. Some of them are disposed on a remarkable group of well developed quartz crystals with very intense smoke tone. A good sized specimen, perfect for any display case.


Size: 13.5 x 10.5 x 7.2 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 14 mm (qz) - 7 x 6 mm (spes.)

 

RM1938   Pyromorphite

Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China

Excellent group of prismatic, slightly barrel-shaped crystals of pyromorphite. They show defined faces, with parallel growths and hoppered terminations, very brilliant. The green color is very good. Very aerial, skeletal, a first class piece. Nowadays it is not easy to find samples with this quality, remembering past times in which they were seen more often.


Size: 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 mm.

Price: 310 €Buy
 

RM1969   Pyromorphite

Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China

Rich group of hexagonal prismatic pyromorphite crystals. Some of them with hoppered forms and marked color zoning. Excellent green color, brilliance and with translucent crystals. A specimen of good size and exceptional quality. Today it is difficult to find them in the market, if we take note that they were seen more often years ago.


Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 6.8 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 380 €Buy
 

RM347   Pyromorphite on quartz

Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China

On a matrix formed by corroded quartz crystals, due to chemically aggressive media, are disposed several small pyromorphite crystals of hexagonal prismatic habit, with a extraordinary brilliance, transparence and definition. In addition, its color, almost yellow-green near fluorescent, adds a special touch to this sample. The Daoping Mine has produced a large variety of pyromorphite since ca. 2000 and this is a particular example.


Size: 6,8 x 4,7 x 3,2 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 1 mm.
Found in 2009

 

RM126   Carbonate-cyanotrichite with Fluorite

Quinglong (Dachang), Sb-Au deposit, Qianxi'nan, Guizhou, China

Thin needle like Carbonate-cyanotrichite crystals disposed as radial aggregates on a matrix partially covered by cubic colorless Fluorite crystals. These aggregates show a intense blue sky color, deep in the core. Really good specimen.


Size: 6,5 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm
Main crystal: 3 mm (aggr)
Found in 2009

 

RM127   Carbonate-cyanotrichite with Fluorite and Malachite

Quinglong (Dachang), Sb-Au deposit, Qianxi'nan, Guizhou, China

Thin needle like Carbonate-cyanotrichite crystals disposed as a velvet layer and as radial aggregates on a matrix with cubic colorless Fluorite crystals. These aggregates show a intense blue sky color, deep in the core.


Size: 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm
Main crystal: 3 mm (aggr)
Found in 2009

 

RM1536   Cinnabar and dolomite

Tongren Mine, Tongren Co., Tongren, Guizhou, China

Very rich group of cinnabar crystals, well defined, rich in faces, with a really intense red color that grows when the light crosses them. They are accompanied by several crystals of dolomite. Very aesthetic specimen.


Size: 8.0 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 11 mm.

 

RM705   Calcite with Fluorite and quartz

Jiepaiyu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen As-(Au)deposit, Shimen, Changde, Hunan, China

A perfectly balanced specimen. On the one hand we have a large scalenohedral crystal (5.2 x 2.3 cm.) showing perfectly defined the 180° twin between two scalenohedrons. This crystal is very defined and "doubly terminated" shows good transparency and brilliance. On the other hand we have a group of calcite crystals, also scalenohedral, interpenetrating each other, brilliant and translucent, with a slight yellowish tone. They are disposed on a matrix of tiny quartz crystals on which observe small aggregates of cubic violet fluorite, also interpenetrated. A specimen to be displayed.


Size: 9,0 x 7,2 x 5,0 cm.
Main crystal: 52 x 23 mm.
Found in 04/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM704   Calcite

Leiping Mine, Guiyang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Group of very sharp calcite crystals, two of them predominant, those show very developed prism faces mixed with the positive rhombohedron faces. Regarding the upper terminal faces we can observe the negative rhombohedron with striations. This type of crystallization is very unusual, I have not seen this combination, with this quality, never before. It presents some transparence and a more remarkable brilliance. It is accompanied by other calcite crystals of the same habitus, with a developed prism. A seldom seen piece for this mine. A sample for the best calcite collector display.


Size: 10,7 x 10,4 x 9,5 cm.
Main crystal: 8,0 x 3,5 cm.
Found in 2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM802   Fluorite with arsenopyrite

Xianghualing Mine, Linwu, Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Isolated fluorite crystal showing cube and octahedron faces with polysynthetic growths. Nice zoning violet to deep violet color. Good brilliance and transparence. On a matrix with small arsenopyrite crystals.


Size: 11,2 x 5,8 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 20 mm.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 85€
 

RM1557   Fluorite with quartz

Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Very aesthetic group formed by sharp cubic crystals of fluorite, some of them interpenetrated, very transparent and with an excellent brilliance. They show a very uniform apple green color. They are disposed in an matrix of quartz crystals


Size: 11.7 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm.
Main crystal: 21 x 17 mm.

 

RM903   Fluorite with siderite

Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Druse of fluorite crystals with a marked color zoning. An intense violet crystal core and colorless in the edges, with some geometrical zoning on some edges. An interesting fluorite specimen. Accompanied by lenticular crystals of siderite. Very aesthetic.

 


Size: 12.3 x 9.0 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 7 mm.

 

RM439   Scheelite with clinochlore and quartz

Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang, Hunan, China

A very rich group of sharp psedo-octahedrical scheelite crystals, with an intense brown color, excellent luster and some transparence. They are disposed on a quartz matrix partially covered by small clinochlore green crystals. A very nice specimen for display.


Size: 8,2 x 6,4 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 11 mm.
Found in 2009

Fluorescent under short wave UV
 

RM899   Fluorite with quartz

Huanggang Mines, Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China

These specimens, novelty, 2014, show very unusual fluorite crystals, with an uncommon color. They show cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron and deep hoppered growths. Also almost globular crystals in which the dodecahedral forms predominate. The color is very, very intense, vivid shades that vary between indigo and navy blue, clearly visible when light is incident. We observed also green tones within a few crystals. They have grown on quartz crystals covered by layers of smaller milky quartz. An aesthetic specimen for fluorite and crystal collectors.


Size: 9.4 x 6.7 x 6.0 cm.
Main crystal: 21 x 20 mm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM900   Fluorite with quartz

Huanggang Mines, Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China

These specimens, novelty, 2014, show very unusual fluorite crystals, with an uncommon color. They show cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron and deep hoppered growths. Also almost globular crystals in which the dodecahedral forms predominate. The color is very, very intense, vivid shades that vary between indigo and navy blue, clearly visible when light is incident. We observed also green tones within a few crystals. They have grown on quartz crystals covered by layers of smaller milky quartz. An aesthetic specimen for fluorite and crystal collectors.


Size: 11.4 x 7.6 x 7.4 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 19 mm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM2040   Roweite with Johnbaumite and andradite

Shijiangshan mine, Linxi, Linxi Co., Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China

Fan-shaped aggregates of excellent roweite crystals, beige orange colour, defined, good size and with quality for this species. Roweite is a rare calcium and manganese borate. They are accompanied by white hexagonal prismatic crystals of johnbaumite, up to 7 mm, excellent for the species. Johnbaumite is a very rare calcium arsenate, the arsenic analog of hydroxylapatite. In a matrix with green andradite and transparent colorless pentahydroborite. A very complete specimen, with very rare and well crystallized species.


Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm (Roweite)/ 7 mm (Johnbaumite)
Found in 2017.

Fluorescent under short wave UV
Price: 190 €Buy
 

RM1831   Stibnite with calcite and 'stibiconite'

Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China

Good sized specimen formed by well developed prismatic crystals of stibnite, with striated faces and well defined terminations; some of these crystals show very visible curved forms. They are partially covered by calcite, of an intense orange color, together with yellowish tone stibiconite aggregates.
Stibiconite was for a long time an acknowledged species, but is now questionable, in line with the revised nomenclature of the minerals of the pyrochlore supergroup (Atencio et al. 2010).


Size: 9.5 x 7 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 0.8 cm.

Col. C. Manresa (Balaguer)
 

RM1552   Baryte

Baryte locality, Xichang Co., Liangshan, Sichuan, China

Rich group of lanceolate baryte crystals, with well defined faces and edges, brilliant and transparent. We can see a certain color zoning. The exact location of these specimens is not known since, according to the information available, they appeared in 2007 as coming from Xichang, sure from the mining works in the area. A brilliant and aesthetic specimen.


Size: 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 8 mm.
Found in ±2006

 

RM1044   Hematite with quartz

Xichang Co., Liangshan, Sichuan, China

A rarely seen hematite "iron rose" very gemmy, sharp and thick, good size, with smoky transparent quartz crystals. The hematite rose is very lustrous, and aethetically disposed on the quartz matrix and with the classic silvery metallic color. From a Chinese locality from not many specimens have been yield.


Size: 8.3 x 6.4 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 34 x 15 mm.

 

RM1259   Wulfenite

Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang, Bayin'gholin, Xinjiang, China

Group of very sharp and tabular wulfenite crystals, with an excellent brilliance, color varies between orange to red and from translucent to transparent. They are disposed very aerial on a matrix of goethite. Main crystallographic forms we can be observe are the first and second order tetragonal pyramids, truncated by the pinacoidal faces. These specimens often have some crystals with small breaks, in this sample there is only a small fractured crystal, not visible. It is one of the most complete and damage free specimen I found.


Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x. 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 7 mm.

 

RM1210   Wulfenite

Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang, Bayin'gholin, Xinjiang, China

Group of very sharp and tabular wulfenite crystals, with an excellent brilliance, color varies between orange to red and from translucent to transparent. They are disposed as rossettes very aerial on a matrix of goethite. Main crystallographic forms we can be observe are the first and second order tetragonal pyramids, truncated by the pinacoidal faces. These specimens often have some crystals with small breaks. 


Size: 6.8 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 6 mm.

 

RM1214   Wulfenite

Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang, Bayin'gholin, Xinjiang, China

Group of very sharp and tabular wulfenite crystals, with an excellent brilliance, color varies between orange to red and from translucent to transparent. They are disposed as rossettes very aerial on a matrix of goethite. Main crystallographic forms we can be observe are the first and second order tetragonal pyramids, truncated by the pinacoidal faces.


Size: 6.5 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 5 mm.

 
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