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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.16.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added some beautiful new specimens in this China Fluorite Update (click here). These include specimens from Xiayang, Yongchin Co., Fujian, where the 2017 find of “tanzanite fluorites” was made. This update also features a gorgeous fluorite with calcite from the famous Xianghuapu Mine, water-clear crystals from Huanggang Mines, and purple octahedra from the De’An Mine.

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchin Co., Fujian, China – 5.2 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 3.5 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China
Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 5.4 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 9.7 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 8.0 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

 

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 6.0 cm

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China – 4.8 cm

Fluorite with Calcite, Xianghuapu Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Fluorite with Calcite, Xianghuapu Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China – 12.7 cm

Fluorite with Calcite, Xianghuapu Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
Field of view 3.5 cm

Fluorite, De'An Mine, China

Fluorite, De’An Mine, Wushan, Jianxi, China – 9.8 cm

Fluorite, De'An Mine, China

Fluorite, De’An Mine, Wushan, Jianxi, China – 5.8 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.15.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added a selection of fine, distinctive specimens in the new China Update (click here). The pieces in this group are very high quality, picked from many different lots. There are beautiful fluorites of various colours and habits, including stunning clear crystals, deep blue, green, purple, and there are great phantoms and zoning in some of them. The update also includes a great pyromorphite, an unusually fine quality Xiefang golden barite (these are virtually always damaged) with a nice phantom, a super cabinet specimen of Shimen calcite with a large twinned crystal, excellent lustrous spessartines and more.

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China – crystal 1.1 cm

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China – crystal 1.2 cm

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China

Fluorite and Quartz, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China – 5.1 cm

Pyromorphite, Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guanxi Zhuang A.R., China

Pyromorphite, Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guanxi Zhuang A.R., China – 6.2 cm

Fluorite (Phantoms), Huangshaping Mine, Guiyang Co., Hunan Province, China

Fluorite (Phantoms), Huangshaping Mine, Guiyang Co., Hunan Province, China – field of view 4.5 cm

Fluorite, Quartz, Yaoganxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

Fluorite and Quartz, Yaoganxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Field of view 4.0 cm

Fluorite, Quartz, Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan Province, China

Fluorite, Quartz, Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan Province, China
Field of view 2.3 cm

Barite, Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Jianxi Province, China

Barite, Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Jianxi Province, China – 5.1 cm

Calcite, Jiepayu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen Co., Hunan Province, China

Calcite, Jiepayu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen Co., Hunan Province, China – 11.8 cm

Quartz, Fluorite, Magnetite, Calcite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China

Quartz, Fluorite, Magnetite and Calcite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad,
Inner Mongolia A.R., China – 7.1 cm

Spessartine Garnet, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian Province, China

Spessartine Garnet, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian Province, China – 5.2 cm

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China

Fluorite, Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
Field of view 5.7 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.21.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

This China Update (click here) features a diverse group of excellent specimens, including super fluorite, ilvaite and löllingite from the Huanggang Mines in Inner Mongolia. There are connoisseur level pieces here.

Fluorite and Quartz from Huanggang Mines, Inner Mongolia, China

Fluorite on Quartz, Huanggang Mines, Inner Mongolia, China – 5.6 cm

Ilvaite from Huanggang Mines, Inner Mongolia, China

Ilvaite, Huanggang Mines, Inner Mongolia, China – 4.5 cm

The update also includes beautiful individual pieces from the Yaoganxian Mine and other well-known Chinese localities – an aquamarine from Xuebaoding with amazing morphology (almost no presence of prism faces), a gorgeous group of twinned cinnabar from Tongren, colourful blue hemimorphite from Wenshan, a wonderful little twinned cerussite from the famous mines at Daoping and an exquisite barite from Lushi.

 Barite from Lushi, China

Barite from Lushi Co., Henan Province, China – 5.7 cm