Tag Archives: Miniature
Tan smithsonite crystals with mostly hollow centers (suggesting they are epimorphs after calcite) are sprinkled on the tips and sides of a trio of quartz crystals.
Location: San Antonio Mine, East camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 2cm
Locality: North America
A wonderful pair of gemmy and lustrous amethyst crystals with a reddish hue, on a bit of matrix. Great color. This locality is more famous for its beryls and topaz crystals.
Location: Murzinka Mine, Prigorodny Dist., Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.6 x 3.7cm
A highly aesthetic group of amethyst crystals crowning an iron stained drusy quartz coating over a sharp calcite prism. Super! Formerly in the Martin Zinn and Carl Acosta collections.
Location: Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Dimensions: 5 x 4.8 x 4.5cm
Locality: South America
A beautiful amber group of translucent bastnasite (Ce) crystals sits on a matrix of quartz crystals and acicular green titanite crystals that are also inclusions in the quartz. Fairly rare cerium member of the species.
Location: Zagi Mtn., Pershawar Dist., Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Dimensions: 5.7 x 3 x 2.1cm