Chinese Inestite Specimens

 

  

                                                            Inestite, Calcite, and Hubeite

 

Inestite is rarely found in good or large crystals anywhere.  Except for the fine crystals found in Africa the Chinese inestites of China are second to no others.  They are occasionally found in large museum sized specimens but can almost always be had in good collector grade pieces.  The fragile acicular crystals should be handled with care.

 

 

 

OKI-091

OKI-091    Hubeite, Calcite and Inesite    Daye Mines, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China.  7 x 5 x 3.8 cm cluster which stands on edge nicely.  There is mineralization on the primary face and across the top.  Great views of the rare and attractive crystals.  This is an exceptional specimen, not one of those small piece which you have to squint at to find the crystals.  This is damage free and way under priced.  If you have been looking for one of these I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  Youíll just wonder why itís so inexpensive.  175$

 

 

 

 

OKI-087

OKI-087    Quartz on Hubeite on Inesite/ Pyrite on Quartz     RESERVED      Daye Mines, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China.  This specimen is so interesting with its combination of both common and rare minerals.  Showy enough to be published in any article showing the best of Chinese minerals.  The crystal quartz measures 6.1 cm x 4 x 3.5 and stands on end nicelt.  Zero damage.  The inesite reach over a cm and the hubeite is exceptionally thick on the one side of the specimen.  A fine layer of druze quartz ads sparkle!  I think Iíll let the photos describe the restÖ 250$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-411

Back

OKF-411    Inestite, Hubeite and Feldspar    Feng Jai Shan, Da Ye, Hubie Prov., China.  This attractive mix of crystals measures 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm with the largest inestite measuring 2.1 cm.  The underlying rhombohedral forms are most likely calcite.  The piece is a damage free floater so this price is excellent for such a rare and quality mineral specimen.  35$

 

 

 

 

OKE-241

Inestite close up

OKE-241     Inestite, Hubeite, Calcite, Feldspar and Quartz    Feng Jai Shan, Da Ye, Hubie Prov., China.  A 1.6 cm spray of pink, translucent inestite on a mix of minerals.  7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.  Back is rough, display face in good condition.  Nice and inexpensive example.  30$

 

 

 

 

OKB-223

OKB-223    Inestite/ Hubeite/ Quartz    China.  Nice coating of rare minerals on a quartz crystal.  5 x 2.5 cm.  15$

 

 

 

OKB-240

OKB-240    Inestite and hubeite on Quartz    China.   1.5 cm spray of inestite on quartz.  4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.  10$

 

 

 

OKB-241 Front and Back

OKB-241    Inestite and Hubeite on Quartz.   China.   Nice mineral mix on a 3.8 cm quartz crystal.  20$

 

 

 

 

OKB-547

OKB-547   Inestite, Hubeite, Feldspar, Quartz   Feng Jai Shan Da Ye, Hubei Prov., China.    Several nice pink sprays of inestite to 2 cm each.  6.5 x 5 x 5 overall.   25$

 

 

 

 

OKB-548

OKB-548   Inestite, Hubeite, Feldspar, Quartz   Feng Jai Shan Da Ye, Hubei Prov., China.    Very attractive specimen with inestite sprays to 1.2 cm each.  7 x 5 x 5 overall.    38$

 

 

 

 

OKB-239

Closeup

OKB-239    Inestite and Hubeite on Quartz.   China.   Big 1.8 cm spray of inestite on quartz.  Brown hubeites also make up this mix of minerals.  8 x 3 x 3 cm.  35$

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