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Crystallized Bournonite For Sale  - Bournonite Crystals For Sale from Yaoganxian Mine in China and other worldwide localities

Below is a gallery of  crystallized bournonite for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY.

BOURNONITE FROM CHINA

Fifteen to twenty years ago bournonite specimens from China were readily available, yet quite expensive. The Yaogangxian Mine was producing fine specimens then, some worth up to $1 million. Bournonite is an uncommon (there are only 138 photos of bournonite from China listed on Mindat.org) sulfosalt mineral, with the formula: PbCuSbS3. Bournonite crystals are commonly complexly twinned, resulting in complex clusters of parallel twinned crystals, with parallel crystal faces, and if cyclic-twinned will exhibit the classic "cog wheel" habit.

Included in this gallery is bournonite for sale from the famous find many years ago at the Yaoganxian Mine in China. Bournonite is a trithioantimoniate of lead and copper and is categorized as a sulfosalt mineral. Bournonite is most famous for cyclic twinning resulting in the cogwheel habit. Below are bournonite specimens acquired last year from Georg Gebhard, the famous mineral collector and authority on Tsumeb. Bournonite from China first appeared on the mineral market in 1989 with erroneous locality information, probably caused by Chinese dealers trying to conceal the true source of the bournonite crystals. After about 4 years it was finally revealed that they originated from the Yaoganxian Mine. Gebhard and other German collectors obtained these in the late 1990s when it was possible for collectors to lease the mine for specimen collecting. Gebhard used these for trading with mineral museums and mineral collectors. The size and quality of these bournonite crystals is exemplary and few are available from other sources these days. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the Online order form.

 Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet

 

Bournonite (doubly terminated crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75253, Bournonite (doubly terminated crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $100

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75249, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $375

Bournonite (doubly terminated crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75251, Bournonite (doubly terminated crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $250

Bournonite (doubly terminated twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75231, Bournonite (doubly terminated twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $325

Bournonite, Quartz, Pyrite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75235, Bournonite, Quartz, Pyrite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $375

Bournonite (cyclic twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#73758, Bournonite (cyclic twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $150

Bournonite and Sphalerite with Boulangerite and Pyrite for sale from Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
#72808, Bournonite and Sphalerite with Boulangerite and Pyrite, Baia Mare, Romania (c) $125

Bournonite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Jamesonite-Boulangerite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#73402, Bournonite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Jamesonite-Boulangerite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $150

Bournonite (tabular doubly-terminated crystal) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75044, Bournonite (tabular doubly-terminated crystal), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $165

Bournonite (floater crystal) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75046, Bournonite (floater crystal), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $150

Bournonite (doubly terminated) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75365, Bournonite (doubly terminated), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $85

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75527, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $225

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75363, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $65

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75519, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $115

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75516, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $135

Bournonite (cyclic twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75364, Bournonite (cyclic twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $135

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75518, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $175

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75522, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $150

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75520, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $165

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75524, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $165

Bournonite (complexly twinned crystals) on Quartz for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75497, Bournonite (complexly twinned crystals) on Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $275

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75525, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $375

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75521, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $195

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75523, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $225

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75529, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $400

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75526, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $500

Bournonite (twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75528, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $400

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