Tag Archives: Miniature
A pair of very gemmy and lustrous, light blue green cubes of fluorite on a matrix of silvery muscovite. The crystal on the left of the photo is complete al the way around. The one on the right has a cleave at the rear that probably ocurred during extraction. The top of the piece also has a group of silvery, slightly irridescent crystals of arsenopyrite at the tip. No damage and spectacular!
Location: Yaoguangshian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.1cm
Elongated (not the typical tabular crystals) reddish lustrous prisms of uvite to 1.2 cm on a pinkish matrix of magnesite crystals. Very pretty!
Location: Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.8 x 3 x 2cm
A stunning group of deep green, penetrating twins of faceting grade fluorite are sprinkled with gemmy and glistening quartz crystals. Sorry, but the photo does not do the specimen justice. Superb miniature!
Location: Heights Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
Dimensions: 5.5 x 5 x 3cm
A medium green, lustrous emerald crystals with a flat termination measuring 2.7 cm sits vertically on a very dark schist matrix alongside a 2.5 cm emerald crystal that’s lying horizontally on it’s left. A very rare beryl from Afghanistan, I have seen very few emeralds from this locality on the market.
Location: Gamitha, Laghman, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4 x 3.5cm
A group of quartz crystals with minor albite sit at the gemmy termination of a single elbaite crystal that goes from a a deep olive to a medium grass green color. Very aesthetic miniature!
Location: Paprok, Kunar, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.5 x 1.3cm
A stunning clear fluorite with frosty etched faces and hints of pink and green running thru the crystal, associated with silvery crystals of mica. This fluorite appears to glow when close to a light source and the pastel colors can be seen clearly at this time. Undamaged and exceptional!
Location: Chumar Bakhoor Nalan, Above Sumayar Village, Nagar, Pakistan
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 4.5cm
Water clear, light purple zoned crystals of fluorite with beveled edges, on a matrix of tiny quartz crystals. Choice small miniature!
Location: La Cabana, Berbes, Asturias, Spain
Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5cm