Catagory :  GALLERY 7 - CHINA
Locality: Xue Bao Diang Mine, Sichuan Prov., China
Size: 4.5  x 4.7 x 3.8 cm
A group of lustrous Scheelite crystals to 2.5 cm on edge on a matrix of Muscovite.
An excellent full size miniature from what is now
considered the local for the worlds finest scheelites.  This one has quite
good color and translucency with no damage on the crystals. Choice.
Locality: Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Pref., Sichuan Prov., China
Size: 4 x 5 x 3 cm
A fantastic full size miniature , 2 inches tall, from the original find back in 2005.  
A beautiful, completely undinged mound of the highest luster crystals to about 1.3 cm
on light green Prehnite.
Ex Ertel Collection 2006
Locality: Daoping, Yansuo, Guangxi, China
Size: 3.7  x 3 x 2.3 cm
Very nice miniature from the now famous Daoping locale.
Locality: Daoping, Yansuo, Guangxi, China
Size:  6 x 3.5 x 3.6 cm
An interesting specimen with large crystals filling a seam in the matrix.  The
crystals range in size to over a cm and are a very pleasing green color.
Specimens with large crystals like these have become very difficult to
obtain in recent years.
Locality: Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
Size:  7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
Bright baby blue, drusy Hemimorphite from the early finds around 2004.  
Ex Gene Schlepp (Western Minerals) with label.
Locality: Xikuangshan Mine, Lengshuijiang, China
Size:  7 x 6 x 4 cm
Very large, blocky Barite crystals with outstanding glassy luster.
Distinct phantom lines visible. Minor edge wear in a few places.
Great large crystals.
Locality: Huya Mine, Ping-wu Co., Sichuan, China
Size: 4.5  x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Tabular gemmy crystals to 2.5 cm standing up on edge on matrix with small
microcline xls. Chip on the back side on one xl does not show or detract.
Beautiful miniature!
Locality: Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China
Size: 6.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm
This is a great combo specimen featuring a very large tan colored Dolomite crystal with neat scalloped
textured faces and complete all around with a cleaved surface on the bottom where it sits.
Many complex Fluorite crystals are scattered over the Dolomite crystal as seen.
The Fluorites are a pale lime green . . . . the color was washed out in the picture taking, as very
pale greens and pale blues often are.
Locality: Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
Size:  5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
A very good miniature from older finds at this now famous locale.
Very fine condition as seen in the pics
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Locality: Mt. Xuebaoding, Hujia, Pingwu Co., Dichuan Prov., China
Size: 6  x 5  x  3.5 cm
A cluster of large, translucent Scheelite octahedron's with associated Muscovite crystals. Luster is
even better than the pictures show. This is almost a floater with the point of attachment either on the
bottom of the muscovite or where one incomplete scheelite separated from others. This is a great
scheelite from what is now the classic locale for scheelite, and where good specimens have
become increasingly scarce.
Locality: Yangshuo, Mt.Haiyang, Guangxi Zhuang AR, China
Size:  4 x 3 x 3 cm
Large Pyromorphite crystals to 1 cm on matrix altering to the rare mineral
Plumbogummite. From the find a few years ago, now quite uncommon on the
market, these have already become world classics.
PLUMBOGUMMITE after Pyromorphite
Locality: Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Hubei Prov., China
Size: 3  x 4.8  x 2.2 cm
A very aesthetic arborescent Cuprite from the find of about 15 years ago.  
Ex Ertel collection