Xiaojun Chen: An emissary to promote Chinese and worldwide mineral specimen culture communication!

Mineral specimen, as the crystallization of minerals, abbreviated as mineral crystal. Due to its mineral properties, as first, it is a treasure of the Earth, and secondly, due to its perfect combination of scientific and ornamental qualities, be loved by worldwide mineral lovers, collectors, museums etc very much. The discovery and research of a considerable portion of mineral crystals have greatly promoted the development of science or culture. As a global traditional collectible or artwork, mineral specimen business has a history of several hundred years in Europe and America since the Age of Discovery. With the deepening of reform and opening up, and frequent international communications, the mineral specimen business is also flourishing in China.

Xiaojun Chen displays hundreds of mineral species from around the world in his office in Shanghai, China.

Xiaojun Chen (born in 1983, Rudong, Jiangsu, and living in Shanghai, China) has been focusing on the mineral specimen business since 2006. He has a unique talent and strong passion for the mineral specimen business. In order to manage the mineral specimen business well, he travels throughout the country of China, actively conducting research in mining areas or markets, patiently guiding friends in the mining area or industry to understand, discover, and preserve rare mineral specimens. He is very enthusiastic about spreading knowledge or information related to mineral specimens and has made great contributions to the popularization and promotion of mineral specimens!

In 2009, Xiaojun Chen explored the mine in China.

And he has continuously gone abroad and participated in various exhibitions such as the Denver Mineral show in USA, the Tucson Mineral show in USA and the Munich mineral show in Germany. He has had in-depth communication and cooperation with numerous professionals from around the world, successfully promoting high-quality Chinese mineral specimens to various parts of the world, and helped many people around the world to learn more about high-quality mineral specimens from China. At the same time, he had successfully introduced numerous high-quality mineral specimens from worldwide to China, many of which have been exhibited in major museums in China. When some Chinese research institutions urgently needed some special mineral specimens, Chen Xiaojun immediately went all out to communicate with professionals in the global mineral specimen industry and successfully imported relevant rare mineral specimens from worldwide.

In 2011, Xiaojun Chen joined the Tucson show in QUALLITY INN show, the poster near his booth No.123.

In 2013, Xiaojun Chen founded the Shanghai crystal culture communication ltd, abbreviation: “Crystal Culture”, Main business of the company is: Supply Fine Mineral Specimens from China, also from worldwide. It is the one of most professional mineral specimen company in China, also found and analyzed new found mineral specimen in China, such as Liroconite, talmessite in the first time.

In 2019, Xiaojun Chen joined the international symposium on gemstones and minerals exhibition which held by Zhejiang Museum of natural history

And It has many and long-term cooperation with all worldwide mineral lovers, collectors, museums. Such as: The Geological museum of China, Shanghai natural history museum etc. Its customers are also from all over the world: Australia, Germany, USA, Spain etc. Its professional and efficient service team, meticulous and rigorous work style, has won the trust and praise of customers and society.

The report about Xiaojun Chen on The Mineralogical Record magazine from USA.

Xiaojun Chen also founded the professional mineral specimen website in Chinese and English: MineralCrystal.com, which is popular among mineral enthusiasts around the world. Through the screen, he constantly communicates with various parts of the world about high-quality mineral specimens and more mineral related content. He had also helped numerous Chinese and foreign experts and scholars successfully write books and have been reported by multiple Chinese and foreign media, such as The Mineral Record magazine in the USA and Lapis magazine in Germany. Xiaojun Chen has made many efforts and contributions to promoting global mineral specimen or crystal cultural communication and the development of the Chinese mineral specimen industry! Can be regarded as an emissary for promoting global mineral specimen culture communication!

Famous German mineral magazine <Lapis>, reported the new found mineral Liroconite from China in the end of 2021, also Xiaojun Chen and MineralCrystal.com

Some mineral specimens from Xiaojun Chen & MineralCrystal.com:

Native Gold

Locality:Wen County, Gansu, China.

Size:14-12-6 CM

Description: Many native Gold growing together on the white quartz matrix, the yellow color of native Gold and white color of the quartz matrix show the strong contrast, larger size, outstanding and typical native gold specimen!


Locality:Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China.

Size:14-11-4 CM

Description: This is the Pyromorphite specimen, from Guangxi, China, wide around 14cm. Pyromorphite is the mineral contain the elements: Pb, Cl, P, O. The Pyromorphite crystal show the hexagonal prism shape, with bright luster, and deep green color. Many Green Pyromorphite crystals on the matrix, looks like a cluster of green grass, color is very bright and charming. Very rare high quality specimen from this locality, professional collectors’ choice!


Locality:QingYuan, GuangDong, China.

Size:15-14-7 CM

Description: Brown Calcite crystals in large size, on the matrix which be covered by many small quartz. Calcite crystal has very outstanding geometric shape, adamantine luster, while look from different angles, the surface of crystal will show rainbow like color, and the crystal shape looks like the traditional wooden crystal model, quaint style, sharp edges, very interesting calcite specimen! Collectors’ choice!

Analcime, Epidote

Locality:Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China.

Size:15-11-8 CM

Description: This is the Analcime and Epidote combo specimen, from Hubei, China, wide around 15cm, pale red Analcime and dark green Epidote associated on the matrix. Most Analcime from this locality are white or colorless, but red color Analcime is very rare, above all the piece associate with Epidote, and it is the large size specimen from this locality finds. This specimen was from the collection before 2013! Very Rare Fengjiashan Analcime specimen!

Aquamarine, Cassiterite

Locality:XueBaoding Mine, Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan, China.

Size:14.5-12-5.5 CM

Description: This is the Aquamarine and Cassiterite combo specimen, wide around 14.5cm, from Sichuan, China. As a popular colored gemstone, Aquamarine also has many meanings or legends. Compared with normal Aquamarine from this locality, the size of Aquamarine of this specimen are more larger, more clear crystal, more better luster, combo with big Cassiterite crystal on the gray Muscovite matrix. High quality piece from this locality! Very shiny Aquamarine specimen!


Locality:Huangangliang Mine, ChiFeng, Inner Mongolia, China.

Size:13-13-9 CM

Description: Magnetite is an important strongly magnetic iron mineral, the specimen has large size, sharp geometric edges, silky luster, it’s prominent large crystal and bright luster, make it more outstanding in display.

Pyrite, Quartz

Locality:Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China.

Size:12.6-6-4.5 CM

Description: This is the Pyrite and Quartz combo specimen, many Pyrite crystals show cubic shape, with bright metallic luster, associated with translucent Quartz, biggest Pyrite wide 1.3cm, main crystals are completed. Also there is one small Chalcopyrite on the top of Quartz in center area. Over 15 years piece! Maybe mined out around 2007! No damage on the front main display face! No any cut saws marks! One of the best Pyrite specimen from this location!


Locality:Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

Size:8-6-4.5 CM

Description: This is the Fluorite specimen, from HuNan, China, wide around 8cm. Fluorite crystal is transparent to translucent, with deep purple color, and cubic shape, associated with obvious brownish black Scheelite crystals, on the Quartz cluster which be covered by small Mica, Calcite, Pyrite. Fluorite has very sharp edges! Two sides be covered by few small Pyrite, and there is small Scheelite inclusion! Rare high quality, deep color, sharp Fluorite from this locality! Professional Collectors’ Choice!


Locality:Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

Size:15-8.5-9 CM

Description: Bournonite is the mineral which contain: Pb, Cu, Sb, S elements. It is very rare to see nice quality Bournonite in the worldwide, nice quality Bournonite only be found in Yaogangxian Mine for now, and be loved by worldwide mineral collectors very much, the Bournonite crystal of this specimen wide around 4cm, has bright metallic luster, bournonite crystal formed very well, with obvious geometric shape, associated with clear quartz and pale purple fluorite, shiny large bournonite outstanding on the matrix, museum quality specimen! Professional collectors’ choice.


Locality:Longyan, Fujian, China.

Size:10.5-11-5.5 CM

Description: When we saw this specimen, we were suddenly attracted by its geometric patterns and lines. The square area in the middle show pale brown color, the rest areas are white, forming an interesting image with prominent crystal edges. And this is the Apophyllite specimen, about 11 cm. The pale brown square area is the crystal head, crystal is translucent and has bright glassy luster, very sharp crystal edges. Rare large Chinese Apophyllite crystal! Professional collectors’Choice!

Note:These mineral specimens were from Shanghai crystal culture communication ltd and MineralCrystal.com