Tag Archives: Miniature
A group of approximately 17 crystals of the indicolite variety of elbaite in parallel growth forming a divergent spray. The color is a transparent deep greenish blue (with more blue than green), the luster is excellent and the terminations are sharp and clean, except for two, which do not affect the display. A wonderful small miniature!
Location: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8cm
Medium deep green, well defined pyromorphite crystals to 3 MM surrounding groups of drusy quartz crystals on massive quartz. Old timer in excellent condition from this uncommon European locale.
Location: Bwlchgals Mine, near Talybont, Wales, United Kingdom
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.9cm
A very gemmy, terminated and lustrous crystal of elbaite with color ranging from a light blue body that turns into light pink and then finishes with a red cap. This wonderful elbaite is the host for a doubly terminated herderite crystal that is partly coated with albite.There is also a smaller herderite crystal on the surface of the elbaite. Choice miniature!
Location: Pederneira Mine, Minas gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.8 x 1.3cm
A group of approximately 12 medium blue crystals that run from milky to gemmy, of the aquamarine variety of beryl, in parallel growth forming a divergent spray with textbook, complete terminations. There is one small broken crystal which prevents it from being a 360 degree rock, but as you can see from the photos, this miniature displays beautifully and is actually a good companion to the indicolite (no. 3449). Choice!
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu Road, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3 x 2.2cm
Water clear, lustrous dodecahedrons of fluorite perched on greenish quartz (from hedenbergite inclusions) with minor siderite. Super miniature from this world class locality!
Location: Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 4.6 x 2 x 1.8cm
A group of highly lustrous, very deep olive green (nearly black) prisms of schorl with a water clear quartz crystal and silvery muscovite crystals. Very aesthetic miniature! You can really see the unique color when light hits it.
Location: Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.8cm
A water clear, lustrous and textbook 2 cm topaz crystal with an inclusion of a bright orange sphene crystal sits on a matrix that consists of a doubly terminated quartz and another incomplete topaz. Super!
Location: Momeik, Mogok, Burma
Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2.2cm
Medium purple, lustrous intergrown cubes of fluorite with dark purple zones sit on a matrix of drusy quartz. 360 degree display specimen!
Location: Geoda Reguerin # 2, La Viesca, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.5 x 4cm
Greenish purple bipyramidal octahedrons of fluorite associated with a very sharp wolframite crystal. An unusual floater (crystallizezd on all sides), since the common association at this locality is smoky quartz. Another interesting thing is that one of the faces on the main fluorite is completely smooth, unlike the others that have the stepped growth. Very strange!!!!!
Location: Kara Oba, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5cm