The China Gallery presents various specimens from some of the many new localities that have made this country the dream of most collectors in the last few years, including stibnites, garnets, wulfenites and others.

 

WMISC-06/25 - Prehnite and quartz

Hongxi, Meigu Co. (Sichuan, China)

Nice floater cluster of white to colorless quartz crytals acting as a matrix for a 2-cm. across ball of apple-green prehnite. There are small black highly lustrous crystals of babingtonite to 2 mm. on the prehnite as well as small clusters of tiny green epidote crystals. The green area observed inside the large quartz is also epidote. Very minor contacted areas in a few quartz crystals, otherwise undamaged. A really nice miniature specimen from this Chinese locality better known for its epidote on quartz.

3.7x3.3x2.1 - 85 €

MS 9/12

 

 

WMISC-05/19 - Stibnite

Wuning Mine, Wuning (Jiangxi, China)

Slightly divergent group of lustrous metallic striated crystals of stibnite. The two main crystals are 10x1.3x0.6 and 12x1.2x0.9 cm. and are nicely terminated. A few small white platy crystals of barite are attached at bottom. Some crystals at the bottom cluster are contacted or present small cleavages, otherwise undamaged and of better quality than the majority of specimens seen currently in the market.

14.5x4.2x2.5 - 220 €

MS 4/12

WCHIN-07/106 - Cassiterite

Xuebaoding Mt., near Huya, Pingwu Co. (Sichuan, China)

A matrixless floater cluster of highly lustrous black twinned crystals of cassiterite. One corner shows some damage as seen in the pictures, otherwise undamaged.

2.5x1.9x1.8 - 42 €

 

 

WCHIN-07/107 - Cassiterite

Xuebaoding Mt., near Huya, Pingwu Co. (Sichuan, China)

A matrixless floater cluster of highly lustrous black twinned crystals of cassiterite to about 1.8 cm. across. Undamaged and a great thumbnail.

2.4x1.7x1.5 - 43 €

MS 2/12

 

 

WCHIN-07/30 - Wulfenite

Kuruktag Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

A thin matrix with some thin-paper crystals of translucent zoned orange wulfenite to about 1.5x1.3 cm. across from the recent find at this remote locality in China. Many crystals are lacking and the remaining are quite damaged due to the extreme fragility of these crystals but still a good reference specimen from this locality.

5x4.2x1.6 - 10 €

 

 

WCHIN-07/32 - Wulfenite

Kuruktag Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose thin-paper crystal of translucent zoned orange wulfenite from the recent find at this remote locality in China. Some damage at the edges.

1.8x1.6x0.1 - 9 €

 

 

WMISC-07/10 - Almandine

Altay, Altai Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose dark red opaque crystal of almandine, mainly dodecahedral with striated faces of trapezohedron at the edges. Complete and undamaged.

2x2x1.7 - Sold

 

 

WMISC-07/13 - Almandine

Altay, Altai Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose dark red opaque crystal of almandine, mainly dodecahedral with striated faces of trapezohedron at the edges. Complete and undamaged.

2.8x2.2x2 - Sold

MS 12/12

 

 

WMISC-07/15 - Almandine

Altay, Altai Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose dark red opaque crystal of almandine, mainly dodecahedral with relatively large striated faces of trapezohedron at the edges. Complete and undamaged.

2.7x2.3x2.3 - Sold

 

 

WMISC-07/16 - Almandine

Altay, Altai Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose dark red opaque crystal of almandine, with dodecahedral and striated trapezohedral faces. Complete and with little bruising in a few corners, otherwise undamaged.

3x3x2.4 - 16 €

MS 12/11

 

 

WMISC-07/18 - Almandine

Altay, Altai Mtns. (Xinjiang, China)

Loose dark red opaque crystal of almandine, mainly dodecahedral with striated faces of trapezohedron at the edges. Complete, presents some fissures with some bits of mineral lacking here and there as can be seen in the pictures.

3.5x2.7x2.6 - 18 €