Tag Archives: Miniature
A wonderful example of botryoidal medium green malachite that displays from any angle. Older specimen from the Sam Koster collection acquired from the Cureton Mineral Compan many years ago.
Location: Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Guandong Province, China
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.8cm
Intergrown, tabular hexagonal crystals of fluorapatite with wonderful luster and a light green color with darker green zoned in the cores of the crystals and ocher iron inclusions. One of the crystals has round pits on the faces.
Location: Sapo Mine, Conselheiro pena, MInas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5 x 4.8 x 3.2cm
Locality: South America
Spherical aggregates of white xonotlite crystals are intermixed with tan acicular crystals of bultfonteinite and a single calcite prism. The yellow you see is minor jouravskite.
Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 2.5cm