Tag Archives: Miniature
Twinned glassy crystals of cerussite associated with bright green duftite crystals and calcite rhombs sit on a stalactite that apperas to be a mixture of mottramite, copper and galena. Choice!
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, namibia
Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.7 x 1.6cm
A group consisting of one main crystal of calcite with a couple of smaller crystals attached, as well as lustrous grey galenas, yellow orange gemmy sphalerites and minor chalcopyrite. Almost a floater but there is a minor attachment point at the base of the crystal. Excellent miniature.
Location: Denton Mine, Harris Creek Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois
Dimensions: 5 x 4.4 x 2cm
Locality: North America
Bright green, highly lustrous crystals of pyromorphite to 8 MM, on an iron stained matrix. Some very minor contact to some of the crystals does not affect the display quality of this very aesthetic piece.
Location: Les Farges, Ussell, Correz, France
Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.5 x 2.5cm
Bright and gemmy red, lustrous prisms of rhodochrosite to 2.5 cm, with a little manganite attached at the bottom. All the crystals in the center are oerfect, with the only contact being in the periphery. Fabulous miniature from this find of the 70’s.
Location: N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5cm
A lustrous, perfectly terminated single crystal of celestite with a bluish grey to color and a very gemmy termination. The sides of the crystal show some flattened additional crystals in parallel growth. Superb!
Location: Machow Mine, Tarnobzreg, Poland
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 2.3cm
An extremely sharp crystal of orange spessartine (1.6 cm) is surround by flower-like groups of cleavelandite with smaller spessartines scattered about. Beautiful piece from the Ex Barlow Collection.
Location: Little Three Mine, Ramona Dist. San Diego County, California
Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.9 x 3cm
You are all familiar with the yellow mimetites from the famous “gem pocket”. This specimen has three primary gemmy crystals that are terminated and undamaged. The hollow sections are natural. One crystal is damaged at the rear and is buried into the main crystal. There is also some slight beaverite present. Rarer than hair on a toad!
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 1.5cm