Chinese Apophyllite Specimens

 

Apophyllite and Hubeite, Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye Mining Area, Hibie Prov., China   Apophyllite, Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye Mining Area, Hibie Prov., China

                                          Fluorapophyllite

 

The tabular apophyllites in combination with other minerals from the Fengjiashan Mine, Daye, Hubei Prov., China are quite nice.  This silicate mineral forms tabular crystals which often have other inclusions.  Rarely are the apophyllites found alone with out other mineral associations.  The crystals are often clear along the length of the specimen.

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OKO-153

OKO-153    Hubeite on Fluorapophyllite   Daye Mines, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China.  3.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm plate of calcite coated by clear and cloudy  apophyllites to 1.2 cm on edge.  Brown balls and coatings of the rare species hubeite.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-219

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OKI-219     Fluorapophyllite     Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye Mining Area, Hibie Prov., China.  Thesae are the fist we have seen of this new color for the Daye mine material.  Huge crystals for this locale, too!  The crystals are gemmy and a peach color which is very attractive, in hand.  The crystals on this one are up to 3 cm each and the entire piece is a 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm cluster which sits on edge and displays beautifully.  High luster.  I only found about a dozen of these at Tucson and all the others had excessive damage.  Will there be more?  If no these are important specimen which you had better get after now.  I only have these three and Iím not asking an arm and leg for them.  135$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI_219..random views.

OKI-219     Fluorapophyllite     Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye Mining Area, Hibie Prov., China.  These are the first we have seen of this new color for the Daye mine material.  Huge crystals for this locale, too!  The crystals are gemmy and a peach color which is very attractive, in hand.  The crystals on this one are up to 3 cm each and the entire piece is a 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm cluster which sits on edge and displays beautifully.  High luster.  I only found about a dozen of these at Tucson and all the others had excessive damage.  Zero damage, almost floater with very minor base contact.  Will there be more?  If no these are important specimen which you had better get after now.  I only have these three and Iím not asking an arm and leg for them.  135$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-227

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OKI-227     Fluorapophyllite on Amethyst     Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye Mining Area, Hibie Prov., China.  These are the first we have seen of this new color for the Daye mine material.  Huge crystals for this locale, too!  The crystals are gemmy and a peach color which is very attractive, in hand.  The crystals on this one are up to 2.5 cm each and the entire piece is a 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm cluster which sits on edge and displays beautifully.  High luster.  Harsh contacts on back.  Damage free display face.  Amethyst crystals are on back so not really displayable.  I only found about a dozen of these at Tucson and all the others had excessive damage.  Will there be more?  If no these are important specimen which you had better get after now.  I only have these three and Iím not asking an arm and leg for them.  An important specimen.  250$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-084

OKI-084    Quartz (Amethyst), Hubeite and Fluorapophyllite    Daye Mines, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China.  This fine specimen was in my personal collection for many years and now needs a home due to my change in what I collect.  The amethyst is a very light purple and the crystals even look smoky due to the brown hubeite on there reverse sides.  Perfection with only a tiny, couple of millimeters, ding on the backside of one quartz.  Sits beautifully and measures in at 5.5 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm.  Back view is great too...I just forgot to photograph it.  230$

 

 

 

 

OKF-414

OKF-414        Quartz, Calcite, Hubeite and Fluorapophyllite    Daye Mines, Hhuangshi, Hubei Prov., China.  This fine specimen is the 14th piece I added to my private collection back in the mid-1990s when I collected Chinese minerals exclusively.  It was even before the identification of the species Hubeite!!  The specimen is 9.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm overall and is comprised of a wonderful mix of species.  The quartz is milky to clear and along with the calcite rhombs (to 1.7 cm on edge) make up the body of the specimen.  Sprinkled on these minerals are gem clear apophyllite tabs to 1.2 cm and brown hubeite balls to .9 cm each.  There is a frosted effect to the front of the specimen yet the back of the piece is missing this effect.  This piece is better that almost all I have seen.  Perfectly sized and very aesthetic.  Everything is terminated, damage free and interesting to look at.  Minor basal contact and viewable from all sides.  The specimen even sits well for display.  This piece has it all!  I do not believe you will find a more displayable specimen of this mix of minerals for sale anywhere.  350$

 

 

 

 

OKD-029

OKD- 029      Fluorapophyllite included by Hubeite and Quartz    Daye, Fengjiashan Mine, Huangshi,  Fengjiashan, Hubei Prov., China.   Superb tabular apophyllite crystal with hubeite balls to .5 cm and a quartz crystal of 1.7 cm in length.  Very unique specimen which is 3.4 cm across and .5 cm thick.  Specimen is a complete floater with no attachments.  Very clean.  Clear from side.  50$

 

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