Tag Archives: Miniature
A pair of water clear prisms of calcite on matrix. There’s a tiny nick on one of the terminations. This little guy was found during an excavation near the airport in Skardu, and I don’t think there’ll be any more. A find for the serious calcite collector!
Location: Skardu Airport, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.8cm
Deep yellow, gemmy and lustrous, intergrown cubes of fluorite. A fabulous specimen from this locality which rarely produces this type of quality!
Location: El Hamman mine, Meknes, Morocco
Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 2.4cm
A gem quality very pale blue terminated topaz crystal associated with iron stained quartz crystals and a smaller topaz. Two things of note. These are sometimes called silver topaz…and it is rare to find them with associations or on matrix. Choice crystal!
Location: Spitzkopje, Swapkomund, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.9cm
A bipyramidal crystal of orange scheelite sits on a quartz crystal with muscovite. One minor chip to the right tip of the crystal, but the color and gemminess are unreal! Superb!
Location: Miangyang Mine, Pingwu, Sichuan Prov., China
Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 3.5cm
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
A single crystal ( 2 MM) and a group (5 MM) of crystals, of the rare tin calcium silicate stokesite, sit on an attractive floater spessartine crystal. Sharp!
Location: Urucum Pegmatite, Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4 x 2.3 x .5cm
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