Red Calcite on matrix # TUC0814

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Quite the dramatic and large cabinet size specimen of red (Hematite inclusion) Calcite crystals on matrix.

Many perfectly formed scalenohedral crystals of varying sizes of Calcite w/Hematite (up to 6.5 cm!), grace the matrix. Perfect double terminations throughout! Displays beautifully.

Dimensions in cm: 15.0 x 11.0 x 9.0
Largest crystal in cm: 6.5

Daye County, Hubei Province, China

Specimen # TUC0814

Scheelite Crystals on Quartz

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Dazzling small cabinet specimen featuring one larger Scheelite crystal, and several smaller ones scattered throughout a Quartz matrix. Great "root beer" color, with sharp terminations! The Quartz has a wonderful, sparkly snow white drusy coating, creating a wonderful color contrast. A real attractive specimen!

Dimensions in cm: 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.0
Largest crystal in cm: 1.0

Yaogangxian Mine
Hunan Province, China

Specimen # CM05

Calcite w/Scheelite & Quartz

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Whopping white hexagonal Calcite crystal on matrix! Although I only scored a few specimens at the Denver 2007 show, they were all very especially unique, and this cabinet piece is exceptional! There are also a couple of smaller hexagonal Calcite crystals; Quartz needles; and a few smaller, lighter colored Scheelite's (see detailed close up top right). The translucent Calcite's have sharp terminations, as well as interesting striations working towards the crystal centers. Outstanding and very striking cabinet specimen!

Dimensions in cm: 12.5 x 11 x 4.0
Largest crystal in cm: 8.0

Xianghuapu Mine
Hunan Province, China

Specimen # CM06

Fluorite, w/Muscovite & Scheelite

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Also from the Denver 2007 show, this is one of the most amazing Fluorite crystals on matrix that I have ever seen. First of all it has the clarity of a pristine mountain river; gorgeous violet coloring; and unique inclusions! I did the photo shoot with two different colored backgrounds. Due to the light reflecting, it still falls short of how transparently clear it is, but you can still get an idea to the great quality I am talking about here. The Muscovite weaves inside and out of the Fluorite. To top it off, there are several small, bright, Scheelite crystals on the bottom right side (see lower right photo). The Fluorite measures almost 2.0 cm across. Very cool, and unique small cabinet specimen.

Dimensions in cm: 5.5 x 4.0 x 4.5
Largest crystal in cm: 1.9

Yaogangxian Mine
Hunan Province, China

Specimen # CM07

Yellow Calcite on matrix # TUC0811

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Gorgeous cabinet piece featuring a wonderful arrangement of three large yellow, modified scalenohedral, Calcite crystals on a matrix with dozens of smaller crystals.

Great honey color, luster, and perfect double terminations. I have not seen many others of this quality and color!

Dimensions in cm: 13.5 x 9.0 x 4.5
Largest crystal in cm: 5.0

(Daye Copper Mine)
Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

Specimen # TUC0811

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