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CSS01 Creedite
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong Co., Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
7.5x 5.5x 2.9 cm
$68

A nice sample of very light purple creedite from a recent find in China.  Most of the examples of this species that you are likely to see on the market these days come from Mexico. These Chinese examples have been coming out intermittently for quite a while, but they have always been brown or colorless-- this occurrence was the first time the Chinese examples had the more sought after purplish color without the brown tinge of iron oxide. 







CSM2304 Orpiment with Barite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
6.4x 4.1x 2.1 cm
$46

A nice sample of bright orange orpiment associated with barite, from finds made several years ago at the Quiruvilca Mine. 







CSM31162 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
8.5x 7.3x 5.9 cm
$136

A sizable and very rich example of pyromorphite pseudomorphing to plumbogummite, from the Daoping-Yangshuo orebody.







CSS05 Calcite incl. Marcasite
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, United States
6.5x 5.3x 4.6 cm
$62

A beautiful example of colorless calcite with marcasite inclusions from he Linwood Mine.  This locality is best known for its barite crystals, though in my opinion the true stars from the mine are these calcites-- the barites reach a large size and some have good transparency, but there is just something about the sharpness and clarity of these calcites that (at least in my opinion) makes them some of the best examples to come from he US.  This is a nice reference. 







CSM6335 Dioptase
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.0x 2.5x 2.5 cm
$39

A nice sample of green dioptase on matrix fromt he famous Tsumeb mine.  Not entirely perfect, but I cute little miniature for the price. 







CSM4551 Fluorite, Arsenopyrite, Quartz on Magnetite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinang
10.3x9.5x 5.0 cm
$126

A nice combination sample from the Huanggang Mine, featuring numerous colorless fluorite octahedrons and silvery arsenopyrite crystals on a black magnetite matrix.









CSM4553 Fluorite on Quartz
Jiangxi Prov., China
9.7x 7.8x 4.7 cm
$78

A nice example of fluorite from Jiangxi Prov., with a green modified octahedron on a matrix of quartz crystals. The crystal has etched surfaces-- at some point it was coated with quartz and this was removed using HF, as is standard for many fluorites from this location.







CSM31037 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
9.3x 6.4x 6.5 cm
$88

A beautiful cluster of green fluorite crystals from the Xiayang Mine.  The piece is somwhatbetter than the pictures show-- the crystals are actually quite distinct but unfortunately they look somewhat more jumbled it he pictures.  Like many pieces from this mine, there is a degree of color shift-- the color appears most saturated under indirect sunlight or equivalent lighting (as pictured) and is at its least saturated in incandescent light.







CSM2308 Orpiment with Barite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
3.2x 3.2x 1.6 cm
$58

A beautiful, very bright orange example of well crystalized orpiment from finds made several years ago at the Quiruvilca Mine.   This piece has been coated with a UV absorbing spray to help preserve it from UV damage. Crystals of this size were never common at the mine, most examples tended to be pseudo-botryoidal crusts with thousands of small orange crystals. 









CSS12 Calcite with Aurichalcite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.2x 3.9x 2.4 cm
$44

A nice example of calcite that has overgrown aurichalcite, all on a limonite matrix.







CSS13 Pentagonite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.7x 3.4x 2.4 cm
$66

A beautiful example of bright blue pentagonite on matrix.  







CSS14 Quartz var. Amethyst
Chibuku Mine, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
5.2x 1.7x 1.1 cm
$78

A beautiful example of sceptered amethyst that also displays a degree of phantoming, and if you look very closely, a small enhydro.  Zimbabwe is a mineral rich country, but contemporary specimens from the country are not often seen, and what does come out tends to be a bit on the pricier side.  This is a nice reference piece form the mine.









CSS15 Lollingite with Genthelvite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinang
4.6x 3.9x 3.6 cm
$64

A beautiful example of sheaf-like lollingite crystals with numerous small brown genthelvite tetrahedrons, from recent finds at the Huanggang Mine. 







CSS16 Quartz var. Amethyst
Madhya Pradesh, India
3.7x 3.2x 2.3 cm
$46

A beautiful miniature sized example of amethyst crystals in a basalt vug.  This comes from a new find made within the last year.  Small, but beautiful.







CSS17 Beryl var. Heliodor
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
2.7x 0.75x 0.8 cm
$58

A nice thumbnail sized sample of greenish yellow beryl from central Madagascar.







CSM73108 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.6x 4.5 3.2 cm
$58

A nice example of the "sandwich" wulfenite found at the Ojuela Mine about 2 years ago.  This one has smaller crystals nicely positioned near the center of a limonite matrix.







CSS19 Fluorite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.2x 3.6x 2.9 cm
$48

A nice reference sample of fluorite from the Ojuela Mine.







CSM6341 Quartz incl. Chrysocolla
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
6.4x 3.8x 2.8 cm
$48

A beautiful example of drusy quartz over bright blue chrysocolla, from finds made a few years ago at the Acari Mine. 







CSS21 Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.4x 5.8x 3.3 cm
$62

A beautiful example of yellow mimetite on a limonite matrix from the Ojuela Mine. 







CSS22 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.2x 2.9x 3.3 cm

A nice example of rare yellow austinite from the Ojuela Mine in Mexico.







CSS23 Tetrahedrite with Ferberite
Julcani Dist., Angaraes Prov., Huancavelica Prov., Peru
2.5x 2.3x 2.0 cm
$58

A great thumbnail of tetrahedrite from finds made approximately 3 years ago at Julcani.  This piece features a dark crystal on a blade of ferberite, with a luster that is not immediately apparent but that lights up as soon as light hits it from the right angle. A bit of contacting on the bottom and lower back/side, but it displays exceptionally well from the front-- after all, you odnt usually see isolated single crystals like this that fit in a thumbnail box, and the ferberite association makes it particularly nice. 









CSS24 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
3.5x 3.0x 2.7 cm
$38

A nice miniature sized sample of fluorite from recent finds at the Xiayang Mine in China's Fujian Province.







CSS25 Fergusonite
Mogok, Burma (Myanmar)
3.4x 1.4x 1.0 cm
$82

A rare example of this rare earth bearing oxide from Mogok.  While have never been quite common on the market, the bulk of the examples I have seen have tended to come from Madawaska, Ontario.  These Burmese examples were found a few years ago.  Not terminated, but quite a sizable prism with very good lateral faces.







CSM6342 Fluorite on Quartz
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
5.2x 3.4x 3.0 cm
$76

A beautiful example of deep green fluorite on a terminated quartz crystal, from Peru.







CSS27 Quartz incl. Hedebergite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinan
6.8x 4.4x 4.7 cm
$66

A nice example of green quartz, with a color derived from minute hedenbergite inclusions.







CSS28 Cuproaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.2x4.6x 3.0 cm
$68

A rich sample of rare cuproaustinite from the Ojuela Mine, at a good price.   The bits of purple showing up in the pictures are almost invisible in person, so assume that it is just green.-- I'm not sure why the camera picks up on the very faint bits of cobaltoaustinite so strongly.....







CSS29 Tetrahedrite
Julcani Dist., Angaraes Prov., Huancavelica Prov., Peru
3.6x 2.7x 2.3 cm
$46

A beautiful example of dark tetrahedrite on a matrix composed of more tetrahedrite.  When the piece is angled just right and catches the light, its luster becomes apparent. 







CSS30 Cassiterite with Muscovite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
10.6x 8.4x 3.0 cm
$88

A very rich sample of cassiterite from recent finds in Inner Mongolia. The piece is not perfect, and there is some scuffing, but it remains an excellent (and sizable) reference from this interesting new location.  Not to mention, casiterites this rich are not exactly common from anywhere in the world-- the only two locations that come close in terms of producing similarly rich specimens are Viloco in Bolivia, and to a lesser extent Ping Wu in Sichuan Province.







CSS31 Andradite Garnet
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
3.1x 2.2x 3.2 cm
$38

A nice sample of andradite garnet on matrix from Mali.  This one displays best with just the main crystal showing (as in the first image) but there are other partial crystals on the back as well.







CSS32 Adamite with Calcite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.0x 3.7x 3.9 cm
$58

A nice example of yellow adamite combined with calcite, from the Ojuela Mine.  Usually you just ee one species or the other, not both in combination 







CSS33 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.1x 2.6x 1.9 cm
$38

A beautiful miniature sized samples of light green fluorite on matrix from recent finds at the Xiayang Mine in Fujian Province. 







CSS34 Scheelite with Fluorite
Chashan Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Pref., Hunan Prov., China
4.7x 4.0x 1.7 cm
$48

An interesting sample of colorless scheelite combined with light purple fluorite.  Contacted on the reverse and a bit flat, but still rather pretty and a very unusual combination from the area-- particularly with the purple fluorite, as most scheelite/fluorite combos I have seen incorporate green fluorite. 







CSS35 Quartz var. Amethyst
Chibuku Mine, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
4.3x 2.4x 1.8 cm
$68

A nice example of a sceptered amethyst from Zimbabwe.  These have been intermittently coming out over the last couple years, though the prices have been a bit on the high side.  This one is not perfect, but is a decent reference for the price.









CSS36 Rosasite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.9x 1.6x 1.8 cm
$38

A nice thumbnail sized example of rosasite from the Ojuela Mine.  This one has pretty good color and is in exceptionally good condition-- they usually get scuffed rather easily, on this piece the scuffing is minimal. 







CSS37 Ixiolite- (Sc)
Namivu Pegmatite, Alto Ligonha Dist., Zambezia Prov., Mozambique
1.2x 1.1x 0.6 cm

A nice hemispherical sample of this rare niobium bearing oxide from Mozambique.







CSS38 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.6x 3.3x 2.8 cm
$56

A nice reference sample of rare yellow austinite from the Ojuela Mine, at a very affordable price.







CSS39 Cuproaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.6x 4.8x 2.0 cm
$58

A nice example of green cuproaustinite on a limonite matrix, from Mina Ojuela.  This is a rather rich reference piece of this rare mineral at a good price.







CSM6348 Wulfenite
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, United States
1.4x 1.1x 0.4 cm
$34

A nice thumbnail sized example of a sharp orangey-red wulfenite crystal from the famous Red Cloud Mine.







CSS41 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
14.0x 6.1x 4.8 cm
$66

A nice example of adamite clusters scattered on a piece of rare sculptural limonite.  The adamite has a light coating of iron oxide that gives it an interesting color that is slightly more orangish than usual. 







CGC01 Chalcedony var
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
10.4x 8.4x 4.0 cm

A nice cabinet sized example of grape agate from Indonesia.







CGC02 Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.4x 5.0x 4.1 cm
$66

A nice example of yellow mimetite on limonite from the Ojuela Mine.







CGC03 Calcite incl. Marcasite
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, United States
6.1x4.9x 6.5 cm

A very beautiful example of transparent calcite from the Linwood Mine. Although the mine is most famous for it barite, I personally feel that the finest items to come from the mine are actually the calcites (after all, the barite is big but it does tend to be kind of clunky and have a muddy color.) This ones a only a couple very small blemishes, but again, for the price it's a damn good piece.







CGC04 Autunite
Unknown
9.0x 6.8x 1.6 cm
$96

A rich, cabinet sized example of autunite from an unknown locality.  If I had to guess, I'd day it was probably French or Portuguese.... Priced nearly at my cost.







CGC05 Pentagonite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.4x 3.5x 2.1 cm

A rich and vividly colored example of pentagonite from Wagholi.







CGC06 Fluorite on Quartz
Jiangsu Prov., China
6.8x 4.7x 2.7 cm

A beautiful example of greenish fluorite with light purple cores, from recent finds in Jiangsu Province.  Priced at $185 in my show stock. 







CGC07 Hematite on Quartz
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
8.0x 2.0x 1.7 cm
$66

A beautiful quartz point, with faint reddish hues resulting from minute iron oxide inclusions, and a few bladed hematite rosettes clinging to its sides. 









CGC08 Calcite on Quartz
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
11.5x 10.0x 5.0 cm

A beautiful example of stacked "pagoda calcites" on a quartz covered matrix, from the Daye Mine.









CGC09 Chalcedony var "Grape" Agate
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
11.9x 6.4x 5.5 cm
$84

A nice (and very three dimensional) example of grape agate from Indonesia.  There are a few scuffs and blemishes, but the piece is pretty much exactly as shown. 









CGC10 Prehnite
Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
7.5x 5.1x 3.5 cm
$82

I very nice example of prehnite from the recent find, at a very cheap price-- particularly for the size.  These display a degree of color shift, and the color is at its most vivid in indirect sunlight.  Given the translucency and intensity of their color, I would consider the examples form this find to be some of the best prehnites recovered anywhere. 







CGC11 Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
3.4x 3.8x 2.2 cm
$34

A nice little miniature sized example of primary malachite from Milpillas-- this locality is best known for its azurite, and the bulk of the malachite recovered has been as pseudomorphs after that mineral.  Primary growths of malachite have been somewhat rarer. 







CGC12 Titanite
Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
3.8x 2.2x 1.7 cm
$68

A well formed (but not perfect) titanite crystal from Tanzania.  Mineral specimens from this area OTHER than tanzanite and tsavorite are not seen too often. It seems they all go to the cutters, if they are a cuttable species, and as such, when they are available as specimens they are usually priced at a premium, regardless of quality.  Here is a nice reference piece of one of the less frequency encountered minerals that won't break the bank.







CGC13 Marcasite
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, United States
6.8x 4.6x 2.2 cm
$56

An interesting specimen of marcasite form the Linwood Mine, in Iowa.  This locality is primarily known for its  giant barite crystals, and to a slightly lesser extent for its calcites.  In almost all cases, these calcite contain tiny marcasite inclusions that give them a distinctive shimmer-- actual (non-included) marcauseh crystals are something of a rarity however.  This piece comes from a find made in 2018, and is a great reference from this Midwestern American locality.







CGC14 Creedite
Mina Navidad, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3x 3.3x 3.0 cm
$40

A beautiful radiating cluster of creedite from central Mexico.







CGC15 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.8x 2.5x 3.8 cm
$76

A beautiful example of purple fluorite on matrix, from recent finds at the Xiayang Mine.  The crystals is a bit darker than the pictures (taken under strong lighting) show.







CGC16 Wulfenite with Mimetite
Level 6, America Poniente, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.9x 5.0x 4.6 cm
$66

A nice example of wulfenite with greenish mimetite from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.  These should be labeled "America Poniente," not "San Juan Poniente" as is often marked on accompanying labels. 







CGC17 Andradite Garnet
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
5.8x 3.8x 2.4 cm
$48

A nice example of andradite garnets on matrix, from Mali.







CGC18 Gibbsite
Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
10.5x 3.5x 5.4 cm

A rich specimen of botryoidal gibbsite on matrix, from recent finds in southwestern China.







CGC19 Cuprite
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
7.6x 4.3x 2.3 cm
$56

A nice example of cuprite from a recent find at the Daye Mine.  The crystals have a metallic color, the red you see in the pictures results from the strong lighting.







CGC20 Calcite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.5x 3.8x 4.3 cm
$46

An interesting calcite specimen from the Ojuela Mine.  These are not rare at the site, but tend to be rarer as specimens because no one really collects them unless they are associated with a more colorful arsenate or carbonate mineral.  







CGC21 Malachite
Nacheng Ag-Au Deposit, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang, Guangdong Prov,. Chinah
12.6x 9.5x 5.8 cm
$98

A cabinet sized reference sample of malachite from the new find in southern China.  







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