Chinese Stibnites

 

   

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The stibnites of China rival the best in the world, including the monsters from Japan, and are easy to find at reasonable prices.  Every year seems to find a new batch of fine stibnite specimens coming from China to eager customers here in the states and elsewhere in the world.  The rarity in the stibnite world is not as much about size as it is unusual mineral associations.  Specimens of stibnite in combination with barite, calcite, fluorite and other mineral are very uncommon and highly sought after.

 

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OKN-704

OKN-704      Quartz on Stibnite     Lu Shi Mine, Hunan Province, China.  18 x 13.5 x 10 cm overall with stibnite blades to approximately 7 cm each.  There is some minor damage as seen, but as can be seen, the condition is very good, and the specimen displays beautifully.  This came out of China in the mid-1990s and now you do not see many stibnite specimens of this magnitude.  Terminations are great and the quartz is lustrous.  Lots of sparkle and appeal.   $1,300

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-705

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OKN-705      Quartz on Stibnite     Lu Shi Mine, Hunan Province, China.  13 x 7.5 x 6.8 cm overall.  Sawn flat on base so it sits nicely.  Several small areas of quartz are broke off but still a display worthy and interesting specimen.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-624

OKN-624     Stibnite     Qingjiang Mine, Jiangxi Province, China.  A beautiful 5.5 cm miniature with fine luster, excellent terminations and no damage.  Displays well from any direction.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-387

OKN-387    Stibnite on Calcite    Le Shi Mine, Hunan Prov., China.  No longer readily available material that showed up once about ten years ago on the market.  This damage free piece measures 5.5 x 5 x 2.7 cm overall.  Beautiful primary stibnite spray and minor ones too.  Back contact, displays great.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-812

OKK-812    Stibnite and Barite    Xi Kuangshan Mne, Hunan Province, China.  This 11.5 x 8 x 5 cm piece is sawn on base and part of one side so it displays better.  Lustrous stibnites to 3 cm each are nested in mounds of clear barite blades.  Old material and a nice quality piece.  Good condition overall but a couple barites show cleaves and stibnites show contacts.  Displays well from several directions.  Needs a light washing.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-707

OKJ-707    Stibnite    Leng Shui Jiang, Hunan Prov., China.  A nice cluster with minor quartz crystal overgrowths near base.  A small crystal clipped off on back otherwise in super condition.  6.4 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm.  Nice luster and form.  Good specimen for the price.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-526

OKH-526    Calcite and Stibnite    Xikuangshan Antimony Mine, Lengshuijiang County, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  We have seen a fair number of the specimens over the past six or seven years.  Almost all have been damaged, and/or, heavily oiled.  This year I was able to purchase for fine specimens that are in good condition and not heavily oiled to hide their flaws.  This first one measures 6.5 by four by 3 cm overall.  The largest calcite is slightly over 3 cm.  There are several intergrown calcites that are extremely tabular and gemmy.  This specimen is a damage free floater that displays beautifully.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-527

Small tabular twin

OKH-527    Calcite and Stibnite    Xikuangshan Antimony Mine, Lengshuijiang County, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  We have seen a fair number of the specimens over the past six or seven years.  Almost all have been damaged, and/or, heavily oiled.  This year I was able to purchase for fine specimens that are in good condition and not heavily oiled to hide their flaws.  This piece is another damage free floater with fine terminations have a single large 5 cm tabular calcite.  It is gemmy and highly included by stibnites.  There is a small .7 cm calcite twin on one of the stibnite blades.  Another damage free floater which is superb for this locality in all regards.  $375

 

 

 

 

OKH-528

OKH-528    Calcite and Stibnite    Xikuangshan Antimony Mine, Lengshuijiang County, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  We have seen a fair number of the specimens over the past six or seven years.  Almost all have been damaged, and/or, heavily oiled.  This year I was able to purchase for fine specimens that are in good condition and not heavily oiled to hide their flaws.  This piece is another beautiful floater composed of two tabular calcites which show parallel growth.  One calcite is 2.2 cm and the other 1 cm.  The stibnites are well terminated with a couple showing the classic bent form.  This fine example measures 6.7 x 3.5 x 4 cm overall.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-529

OKH-529    Calcite and Stibnite    RESERVED   Xikuangshan Antimony Mine, Lengshuijiang County, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  We have seen a fair number of the specimens over the past six or seven years.  Almost all have been damaged, and/or, heavily oiled.  This year I was able to purchase for fine specimens that are in good condition and not heavily oiled to hide their flaws.  This final example is what I believe to be the finest specimen in a lot.  It is dominated by a single tabular calcite measuring 4.2 cm.  This calcite is a wonderfully formed twin.  The entire specimen measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm overall.  This also is damage free floater in a superb example for the locale.  A really rare thing in numerous regards.  $400

 

 

 

 

OKE-279

OKE-279    Stibnite    Wuling, Jiangxi Prov., China.    Beautiful, high luster, group of superbly terminated stibnite crystals with fine aesthetics.  Mounted on acrylic plate.  8 cm high.  Zero damage and great price…45$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-280

OKE-280    Stibnite     RESERVED      Wuling, Jiangxi Prov., China.    Beautiful, high luster, diverging spray of superbly terminated stibnite crystals with fine aesthetics.  Mounted on acrylic plate.  6.7 cm high.  Ding on one side and small missing crystal on other…30$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-281

OKE-281    Stibnite     RESERVED      Wuling, Jiangxi Prov., China.    Beautiful, high luster, diverging spray of superbly terminated stibnite crystals with fine aesthetics.  Mounted on acrylic plate.  4.7 cm high.  A couple small missing crystals on back…40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-487

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Secondary calcites and terminated stibnites.

OKB-487    Calcite and Stibnite  Near town of Lan Tan, Guangxi Prov., China    Limestone matrix holds a large golden calcite (4.5 cm).  Perfect stibnites with spectacularly well formed terminations (to a cm each) jut out in various directions.  Some of these stocky stibnites are nicely branched.  Some are even double terminated.  Whitish yellow, double terminated secondary calcites also adorn the limestone.  These have nice phantoms within them as well.  8.4 x 5 x 5.2 cm overall.  Interesting and uncommon specimen in that I have never again seen one quite like this since 2002 when I purchased it.   Damage free.    475$

 

 

 

 

OKD-063

OKD-063   Stibnite     RESERVED    Wulin Mine, Jiongxi Prov., China.  Very aesthetic spray of crystals to 6.5 cm each.  One nice double terminated crystal hangs on the end of one of the larger crystals.  Everything is nicely terminated, fine luster.  No Damage.  Some of the classic stibnite bends in crystals.  10 cm.  Fine piece for….65$

 

 

 

OKA-687A Stibnite Leng Shui Jiang, Hunan Prov., China. Beautifully formed and terminated 7.5 cm crystal with several small side branching crystals. This piece has wonderful aesthetics with the small dolomites which are climbing its sides. 32$

 

 

OKA-687 Stibnite Leng Shui Jiang, Hunan Prov., China. Cute little stibnites with small white/cream colored dolomites. Poor or no terminations on all.

OKA-687B

OKA-687B 5 cm intergrown grouping. 15$

OKA-687C 8 cm main crystal with several side crystals. 15$

 

OKA-593 Stibnite Xichang Shan Mine, Jiang, Hunan, China. Slender swords and clusters of chrome colored metallic stibnite crystals. Well formed but usually poorly terminated pieces that display nicely. Very popular specimens. Great prices on these.

OKA-593A Slender 16 cm sword. 10$

OKA-593B 10.5 cm piece with some overgrowth. 8$

 

OKA-593 Stibnite Xichang Shan Mine, Jiang, Hunan, China. Slender swords and clusters of chrome colored metallic stibnite crystals. Well formed but usually poorly terminated pieces that display nicely. Very popular specimens. Great prices on these.

OKA-593C 7 x 3.8 cm cluster. Very attractive form. 25$

OKA-637 Beryl Var. Aquamarine/ Muscovite/ Albite China. Beautiful gem material on matrix. Very similar color to the Pakistan aquas but at a fraction of the price. More interesting and complex crystal form. Also nicer mineral associations.

OKA-637C 5.5 x 2 x 2.5 cm specimen. Nice aquas to 2 cm each stand up on each end of this almost floater piece. Muscovite and albite matrix. Aesthetic miniature. 35$

 

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