Dragon Minerals - Update March 17, 2019

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RF359: Quartz, Pyrite, and Fluorite - $400
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang County, Hengyang, Hunan, China
Large cabinet - 15.5 x 11.1 x 9.2 cm (6.1 x 4.4 x 3.6 inches)
834 grams with stand (1.84 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

Sprays of lustrous, light green, opaque quartz crystals host a few scattered pyrite and fluorite crystals. The quartzes have a fascinating, alien plant symmetry, and all have pristine terminations. The pyrite exists as simple cubes (or elongated cubes) reaching 1.0 cm and having submetallic luster. The fluorites are also simple cubes, purple in color and frosty of surface, and also reaching 1.0 cm in size. Many display angles possible with (or also probably without) the accompanying stand. Except for the usual edge and base issues, the specimen is pristine. A very fine and choice example from a classic Chinese locality.












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