Chinese Mimetite Specimens For Sale

 

                       Mimetite

 

Mimetite is an uncommon mineral and always attracts attention when found in good crystals.  The material from China created great excitement in 2005 and a feeding frenzy began.  Prices were unprecedented and have not gone down since.  The only thing that has gone down is the supply.  The locale is now exhausted according to reliable sources and the pieces are getting difficult to find.  Smaller ones with decent crystals are available but the thickly coated specimens with cm plus crystals are uncommon and very costly.  The colors are diverse ranging from brown to bright yellow to orange.  Crystals can be elongated or tabular.  In almost all cases they are very aesthetic mineral specimens and highly desired by collectors.

 

 

 

 

OKK-681

OKK-681     Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Province, China.  Crystals are bright orange on front and bright yellow orange on back.  Acicular on back and nicely double terminated, barrel shaped on front.  Up to .8 cm each and very transparent.  6.4 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm.  No damage front or back.  Nice example of this difficult to find material.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-941

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OKK-941    Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  Good views and crystallization on all sides of this 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm specimen.  Some minor coatings and a couple very tiny crystals are missing (visible with 10x).  Generally I would say it is in excellent condition overall.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-136

OKN-136    Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  A nice 7 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm specimen with prismatic crystals of a bright orange/ yellow crystals over most of its upper surface.  Some chipping to crystals but the vast majority are very clean and attractive.  Great translucence and luster.  Difficult to get this material now and this crystal form is unusual.  Never found at this price....$35

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-711

OKJ-711     Mimetite     Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  5 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm piece coated on one side with nice gemmy crystals of a golden yellow color.  Several damaged crystals but overall in good condition and worth the price asked.  This was short lived material and the aesthetics are amazing.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKE-255

OKE-255    Mimetite     Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.   The top surface of this piece is fully crystallized with mimetite crystals to .7 cm in length.  Most of these are scepters with bright yellow stems and orange yellow caps.  They are of the highest luster and not damaged.  There is also mineralization on other sides of the piece but I would consider this top surface more displayable than the others.  Entire piece is 5.8 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm.  An attractive specimen with lots of interesting crystals.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-239

OKE-239     Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  This material made itís splash on the market and is done.  The supplies with dealers is dwindling fast so grab one up while you can.  This specimen measures 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.5 overall and has bright yellow/ orange, translucent crystals to .7 cm each.  Nice example  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-563

OKB-563   Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China     These impressive mimetite specimens are still to be found following their big splash on the market last year.  These represent good specimens with nicely formed crystal, not the top shelf pieces costing many thousands of dollars.  This specimen is 4.5 x 3.5 cm with nice coverage on one side of the piece.  I don't see any damage.  Crystals are gemmy to highly translucent, up to .8 cm and beautifully formed.  Excellent example of this tough to find material.   160$

 

 


 

OKB-562

OKB-562   Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China     These impressive mimetite specimens are still to be found following their big splash on the market last year.  These represent good specimens with nicely formed crystal, not the top shelf pieces costing many thousands of dollars.  This specimen is 5.5 x 4.2 cm with nice coverage on one side and minor coverage on the back of the piece.  I don't see any damage.  Crystals are gemmy to highly translucent, only up to almost a cm in size and more elongated in form.  Excellent example of this tough to find material.   175$

 

 

 

OKB-561

OKB-561   Mimetite       Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China     These impressive mimetite specimens are still to be found following their big splash on the market last year.  These represent good specimens with nicely formed crystal, not the top shelf pieces costing many thousands of dollars.  This specimen is 5.5 x 3 cm with nice coverage on both sides of the piece.  I don't see any damage.  Crystals are gemmy to highly translucent, only up to 3 millimeters in size but perfectly formed.  Excellent example of this tough to find material.   145$

 

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