Tag Archives: Miniature
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
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 frosted, deep green octahedron of fluorite on a greyish quartz and feldspar matrix. There appears to be some purple coloration within the fluorite, as well as an overgrowth over the original crysta and smaller crystals at the base. Excellent pegmatite fluorite from Colorado!
Location: Bristlecone Overhang, Mt. White, Chaffee County, Colorado
Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 4.5cm
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 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
A magnificent, bi colored single crystal of gemmy topaz with excellent luster, a super termination and esxceptional form. The color ranges from sherry to orange. Choice!
Location: Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.6 x 1.1 x .9cm
Deep olive green, lustrous prisms of epidote to 2 cm are nestled in between water clear to milky quartz crystals. Choice!
Location: Green Monster Mtn., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 2cm