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Highly lustrous deep blue/purple prisms of scorodite with great form and some translucency. The mineral appears purple under incandescent light and blue in sunlight or cooler light (see photos). Acquired from the Lidstroms in 1971 by the Minettes. One of Tsumeb Holy Grail minerals.
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 3 x 2.8 x 2.5cm
A group of exquisite pink-orange, lustrous crystals of hureaulite in a 360 degree spherical rosette formation. Ex M. Zinn coll., who acquired it in a trade with Larry Conklin in 1989.
Location: Joao Claim, Conselherio Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.7cm
Size: Miniature, Thumbnail
Locality: South America
Magenta colored discoidal crystals of spherocobaltite associated with light pink groups of cobaltoan dolomite, on an unidentified metallic matrix, original label says djurleite (?) which does occur at Katanga. Very pretty specimen.
Location: Kamoto Mine, Katanga, D.R. Congo
Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.2cm
Very sharp and lustrous, bright green barrel shaped crystals of pyromorphite on matrix. From the find find of the early 2000’s, which produced the best pyromorphites to come out of Spain.
Location: MIna San Andres, Villaviciosa, Cordoba, Spain
Dimensions: 3 x 2.1 x 1.5cm