Hubeite (Type Locality), Fluorapophyllite, Pyrite & Quartz (Lemanski Coll.)

Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei, China
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Striking, rich and sculptural two-sided small cabinet combination rib from the Type Locality of the RARE complex hydrated Ca-Mn-Fe-silicate, Hubeite. One side is totally covered with clusters of tiny light to dark brown Hubeite blades, which in turn are festooned with scintillating, gemmy Fluorapophyllite microcrystals, adding a dramatically sparkling effect. The other side of this aesthetic piece features striking parallel clusters of larger, uncoated Hubeite blades next to a central row of glassy Quartz points. Splendent, mirror-bright brass-yellow Pyrite cubes finalize this side, that is dominated by the large 1.1 cm pyrite cube on one end. Hubeite was not named until 2001 from the well-known Fengjiashan Mine and there are only two localities known worldwide for the species (MINDAT). Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 2001. This is an exceptionally showy and rich two-sided combination piece highlighted by rare Hubeite.