There are 186 minerals sized at miniature.
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Very sharp, red and silvery red octahedrons of cuprite averaging 2 MM lining vugs throughout a limonite gossan matrix. Some of the vugs (there are many) show the acicular variety of cuprite known as chalcotrichite as bright red needles.
Location: Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.4cm
Pearly dolomite crystals have completely replaced tarnowitzite crystals (the plumbian variety of aragonite) and are dotted by hexagonal cuprite crystals and tiny yellow mimetites, (most of them at the base of the specimen).
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.3 x 2.7cm
A multicolored, beautifully terminated, lustrous single crystal of elbaite with gemmy areas and a pair of smaller crystals and minor mica attached on one side. The colors range from yellow to orange to a brownish red. It might be better to call this tourmaline, since there are dravites that come from this locality also that resemble this one, but the old labels said elbaite. An important crystal from this obscure locality!
Location: Malkhan Pergmatite, Chithinskaya Oblast, Transbaikalia, East. Siberia, Russia
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 2.9cm
A group of approximately 17 crystals of the indicolite variety of elbaite in parallel growth forming a divergent spray. The color is a transparent deep greenish blue (with more blue than green), the luster is excellent and the terminations are sharp and clean, except for two, which do not affect the display. A wonderful small miniature!
Location: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8cm