Chinese Quartz Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

Fine quartz from China has been taken for granted.  The Leshan specimens are among the finest quartz clusters around.  Lots of graphite and enhydro inclusions, too.  Fine scepter quartz like these from China has been taken for granted.  The Leshan specimens are among the finest quartz clusters around.  Lots of graphite and enhydro inclusions, too.    Fine quartz from China like this black stemmed scepter have become very rare.  The Leshan specimens are among the finest quartz clusters around.  Lots of graphite and enhydro inclusions, too.

Quartz comes from too many locations in China to even attempt listing here.  It takes many forms and has numerous types of including minerals depending on the locale.  Some look like Herkimer diamonds and some even look very close to the Herkimer diamond scepters from Little Falls, New York.  In fact, these two locations are the only ones known to produce black stemmed scepters anywhere in the world.  The Chinese scepters are included with graphite and other minerals while the New York State scepters are included by anthraxolite.  Whatever the form or location, we are discovering some of the finest quartz specimens ever are coming from China.

 

 

 

OKL-573

OKL-573      Quartz with Calcite      Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.   Large, translucent, lustrous quartz points to 6.5 cm each radiate out from a base of pink calcite blades.  No damage and sits nicely, viewing well from any side.  10 x 8 x 6.5 cm overall.  Great hand specimen!  $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-165

OKK-165    Quartz    RESERVED     Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.   A single scepter that is nicely translucent, ogg good form and high luster.  Double terminated and only one contact.8.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm overall.  Very nice for the price.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-166

OKK-166    Quartz    Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.   A fine example of this material that is a floater with no contacts or damage.  Better luster than most and only minimal coatings which are not distracting.  This fine scepter cluster is better in hand and priced to go!  7.8 x 6 x 5.5 cm overall with largest crystal measuring over 7 cm.   $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-161

OKK-161    Quartz    Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.   An interesting piece with good views and high luster.  a couple of small contacts from where other crystals were at one time.  Not distracting.  7.7 x 4 x 3.2 cm overall.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-778

OKK-778     Scepter Quartz and Fluorite       Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.   This is an 8 x 5.5 x 5.5 piece composed of several damage free scepters.  The specimen is high in luster and the quartz varies from clear to milky with minor tan colored inclusions helping to highlight the scepter stems.  One of the things making these scepters rather unique is the stems being stepped or coated by termination overgrowths and finally terminated by a beta form cap.  There are only two other world locations that I am aware of where this interesting and visually interesting from occurred.  Edge contacts but all the scepters are in great condition.  A nice and affordable example of this normally very costly material.  $290

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMSCEPTER-3

IMSCEPTER-3      Quartz Scepter    Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.    I have spent a great deal of time scoping out these quartz specimens as they have trickled out of this prolific mine in Inner Mongolia.  There have not been many to be had in China or here stateside.  This is one of the very finest examples I have been able to find, and I have been very thorough regarding this issue.  The luster, usually lack of, is what determines if these are what one would expect to have in an exceptional quartz specimen.  So few have even a moderate luster.   This is by far the finest scepter quartz I have seen from this locality.  It is simply huge!  The specimen measures an amazing 17 cm long and is up to 7 cm wide with the cap measuring over 5 cm across!  The luster is moderate to high and might be improved with professional cleaning (there is some calcite deposition which will be great in some collector’s minds while in others it might be something to be removed).  I have not attempted to clean the piece.  As can be seen in the images it is a complex scepter that may be considered several crystals with a very slightly divergent growth from a central point at its base.  In hand it really looks like a single crystal and most would probably consider it to be one.  Internally the translucent crystal has a tan colored tint and the tips of the major terminations have an unusual inclusion on their tips.  This was the only crystal in the pocket according to the dealer I acquired it from.  I have seen grouping of decent material from this location that were up to 12 cm in diameter, total, but nothing approaching the magnitude of this specimen.  I’ve shown it to several others “in the know”  about this mine and it appears to be the finest example to come from the site.  A couple very minor dings however you’ll have to look closely to find them.  Impressive is an understatement.  An important piece that may end up being among the few finest specimens of any species to come from this prolific location.  $4,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-535

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Back with chlorite

Bottom with hubeite

Inclusions

OKH-535   Quartz, Hubeite and Chlorite    Daye Mine, Edong Mining District, Daye County, Hubie Province, China.  This unusual piece represents a somewhat unique find for this prolific locality.  I've only seen two of these, and this was the only one without substantial damage.  It is composed of three beautifully formed scepters of clear quartz having a slightly smoky tint.  Internally the crystals are somewhat milky.  There stems show stepped growth on some faces while on others they are totally flat.  The base is coated by brown hubeite.  The entire specimen is a floater.  Some areas of the back side of the specimen have chlorite overgrowths.  7 x 5 x 3.5 cm overall with scepters to 5 cm each.  Minor skeletal growth in parallel growth features on the caps.  What appears to be hematite or hubeite appears as red and silver inclusions on the crystal surfaces.  Micro Wilber's on two terminations otherwise damage free.  Excellent aesthetics, luster, and form.  Custom engraved acrylic base.  Impressive.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-677

OKF-677    Quartz    Leshan, Sichuan Prov., China.  A lustrous cluster of Herk style crystals to 5.1 cm each which are transparent.  They have moderate inclusions and a very slight smoky tint.  The group is a floater which views fine from any side and sits well in numerous positions.  Really a killer quartz specimen for a minimal cost.  There are a couple tiny nicks to terminations visible with magnification that are not distracting when the specimen is viewed on display or when handled.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-678

This is closer to the proper color.

OKF-678    Scepter Quartz    Leshan, Sichuan Prov., China.  This 7.2 cm specimen is what would be referred to as a dumbbell scepter.  There is a small branch on one side.  Scepter form is not highly pronounced but it is there.  There is a ding on one tip (small but visible) and the other has a micro ding which is evident with 10x magnification.  Still a good displayable example of material that we are seeing less and less of through the past several years.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-646

OKF-646     Scepter Quartz     Leshan, China.  A nice specimen which is more parallel growth in form than sceptered.  Nicer luster than usual and good clarity.  Slightly tabular.  The specimen has a couple very minor tip rubs.  These have become much less common than they were 5 or 6 years ago.  Floater!  This one measures 6.3 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  48$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-679

OKF-679     Scepter Quartz     Leshan, China.  A nice specimen which is more parallel growth in form than sceptered.  Nicer luster than usual and excellent clarity.  There is a minor tip rub visiable with magnification.  These have become much less common than they were 5 or 6 years ago.  Floater!  This one measures 5.9 x 3.5 x 3 cm.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-123

OKI-123     Scepter Quartz     Leshan, China.  A nice specimen has two nice scepters along one edge.  Nicer luster than usual and fair clarity.  Tabular.  The specimen has a tiny tip rub and a small basal contact.  These have become much less common than they were 5 or 6 years ago.  This one measures 6.7 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-084

OKI-084    Quartz (Amethyst), Hubeite and Apophyllite    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$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-265

OKE-265    Scepter Quartz    Leshan, Sichuan Prov., China.   Rare, black stemmed scepter measuring 3.2 cm.  Very dark specimen.  Outstanding double terminated floater with one small tip ding.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-266

OKE-266    Scepter Quartz    Leshan, Sichuan Prov., China.   Rare, black stemmed scepter measuring 4.1 cm.  Lots of interesting inclusions including a tiny dolomite rhomb and a graphite.  Very minor tip ding.  Outstanding double terminated floater.  55$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-244

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OKE-244    Dumbbell Scepter Quartz    Leshan, Sichuan Prov., China.  A dumbbell scepter measuring 8.2 cm.  Great form composed of parallel growth crystals.  Two tip dings (one large) which do not show when displayed properly.  Attractive high luster specimen.    90$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-236

OKE-236     Quartz (Included by Graphite)    Sichuan Prov., China.   This piece is a large attractive cluster of double terminated crystals to 3.7 cm each.  This one is a damage free floater.  The grouping measures 11 x 7 x 5.5 cm.  Nice specimen.   40$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-237

OKE-237     Quartz (Included by Graphite)    Sichuan Prov., China.   This piece is a large attractive cluster of double terminated crystals to 8.5 cm each.  This one is a floater with on crystal on the base having a contact mark and one small crystal being clipped off.  The grouping measures 11 x 6 x 5.5 cm.   A great, showy specimen.   45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-238

OKE-238     Quartz (Included by Graphite)    Sichuan Prov., China.   This piece is a large attractive cluster of double terminated crystals to 8.5 cm each.  There are two broken crystals.  The grouping measures 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm.  A great, showy specimen.   65$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-226

OKE-226     Quartz (Included by Graphite)    Sichuan Prov., China.   This piece is a large attractive cluster of double terminated crystals to 9.3 cm each.  Two tiny points missing on base of cluster.  The grouping measures 9.3 x 8.5 x 5 cm a great, show specimen.   40$

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skeletal tip on quartz

Fluorite

OKE-205

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OKE-205    Skeletal Quartz and Fluorite Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chen Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Prov., China.   This is a rather interesting specimen which in composed of large, clear quartz crystals which have some faces that are skeletal in form and filled by a secondare, white, opaque mineral.  One crystal is only the tip of a larger point which is entirely regrown and filled by the same white mineral.  I’ve seen lots of unusual minerals from this mine over the years but do not remember anything quite like this.  The big point was attached to more quartz but is now the only contact surface on an otherwise complete and damage free piece.  There are tiny fluorites of a light bluse color attached in numerous places on the quartz (to .7 cm each on edge).  A very interesting and unusual specimen.  100$

 

 

 

OKA-864 Quartz/ Chlorite/ Feldspar Nepal. Several green (chlorite included) quartz crystals to 6.5 cm each stick out of a small piece of feldspar and chlorite matrix. One crystal is tapered down to a needle like point. 20$

 

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