Tag Archives: Miniature
Very lustrous and gemmy, amber colored with darker zones, elongated blocky crystals of wulfenite to 1.2 cm associated with dark green spheres of mimetite on a limonite matrix. Poses very well for display!
Location: Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Dimensions: 4 x 2.3 x 2.2cm
A single, very lustrous and gemmy crystal of topaz with an orange to sherry color that this locality is known for. It has been repaired, which is common with the larger crystals sometimes. The termination and form are textbook, the luster is great and the color is fabulous.
Location: Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.4cm
Very gemmy hexoctahedral crystals of light lavender fluorite with clear faces and modified edges are associated with tiny quartz crystals, discoidal calcites and minor sprays and micro crystals of murdochite. Beautiful fluorite specimen with an AL Mc Guiness label!.
Location: Blanchard Mine, Harrisonburg Dist., Socorro Co., New Mexico
Dimensions: 6.7 x 4 x 2cm
A medium purple, gemmy and lustrous fluorapatite crystal measuring 1 cm on a gemmy quartz crystal that is coated with micro chalcopyrites and siderite crystals. Sharp!
Location: Panasqueira, Portugal
Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 2.7cm
Dark green, very sharp cubes of fluorite with excellent purple zones and some dark blue running through it. The reaction to light by these pieces make a good photograph very diffcult. There are some contact points on the bottom and the rear. The main crystals are all in great shape and the piece displays very well.
Location: Okaruso, Namibia
Dimensions: 5.6 x 4 x 3.6cm
Interpenetrating, translucent crystals of the adularia variety of orthoclase, tinted green by inclusions of chlorite. Textbook example of the mineral from Switzerland!
Location: Val Medel, Graubunden, Switzerland
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.8 x 3.5cm
A very gemmy, bright yellow brazilianite prism measuring 2 cm sits on a nicely contrasting greyish quartz crystal. Sharp!
Location: Divino do Larend, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7cm