Chinese Stannite Specimens

 

 

                            Stannite with Quartz                                               Stannite with Quartz

 

Stannite is an uncommon mineral and rarely found in decent crystal.  From the Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chen Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China this species is know in crudely formed, sometimes large crystals.  They are metallic and normally misshapen (often crystallized in ball shaped aggregates) and commonly found in association with quartz and sometimes other minerals.  These are often misidentified.  Expect them to always be expensive unless someone has messed up and not noticed there presence in a specimen. 

 

 

 

OKJ-407

OKJ-407    Arsenopyrite with Fluorapatite and Stannite     RESERVED     Yangangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhau Prefecture, Hunan Prov., China.  Lustrous miniature measuring 5 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm overall.  Big crystals in parallel growth with small yellow fluorapatites and one .8 cm ball of what appears to be stannite on the side.  Minor, hardly noticeable, chip on front otherwise in fine condition.  Good views all around.  Old material from this prolific mine.  Priced to go at $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-269

OKE-269    Stannite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz      RESERVED      Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chen Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Prov., China.   A good representative specimen with small wads of stannite tucked in tight alongside a damage free, clear quartz crystal and high luster arsenos.  5 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm.  30$

 

 

 

 

OKB-243

OKB-243    Stannite/ Quartz/ Pyrite/ Feldspar       RESERVED        China.   Big clear/ milky quartz with several big stannites (to 3 cm each).  Pyrites and small white feldspar ball sprinkled on top for added appeal.  11 x 6 x 5 cm.  Fantastic price on this rare mineral...70$

 

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