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Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz
 Freiberg, Germany
This great Fluorite miniature, from the historic medieval mining district around Freiberg in Saxony, Germany,
Calcite with Pyrite
  Pribram, Czech Republic
This superb miniature Calcite is from the Příbram Mining District in the Czech Republic.  Close
Malachite with Native Copper
 Rudabanya, Hungary
A coral-like formation of Native Copper, largely covered by micro-crystallised druses of light peppermint to
Apatite with Albite and Muscovite
 Dolni Bory, Czech Republic
A well-formed translucent pale greenish-cream to zoned pastel bluish-green Fluorapatite crystal measuring to
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Rather surprisingly, well crystallised Galena was fairly rare at Tsumeb, despite it being one of the
Galena with Marcasite and Baryte
 Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department
Apart from forming fabulous specimens, Galena usually also delivers a lot of bang for your buck.  This
 Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province
A subtly tinted green, lilac and colourless group of octahedral Fluorite crystals from the Xianghualing mine
Calcite with Boulangerite
 Cavnic Mine, Romania
The resultant effect of micro-crystallised Calcite rhombs, jet-black due to Boulangerite inclusions and
Fluorite on Quartz
 Kara-Oba, Karagandy Province
A somewhat rugged looking combination of opaque, mottled purple octahedral Fluorite crystals perched on the
Hausmannite with Andradite Garnet
 N'Chwaning I Mine, South Africa
A small cabinet specimen displaying two fine Hausmannite crystals from the world famous N'Chwaning I mine at
 L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
This highly attractive nodular group of botryoidal, emerald green Malachite is from the L'Etoile du Congo mine
 Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Germany
The Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine was a polymetallic producer whose main ore was uranium, beginning operation in
Pyromorphite on Baryte
 Heilige Dreifaltigkeit Mine, Germany
The Heilige Dreifaltigkeit mine lies adjacent to the city of Zschopau, immediately on its eastern flank and by
Calcite with Pyrite on Quartz
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A beautiful and arresting small cabinet specimen of framboidal Pyrite richly coating stubby Quartz crystals,
Fluorite with Quartz
 Erika Mine, Bavaria
Elongated cubic Fluorite crystals, all roughly aligned with one corner pointing vertically, form a gentle
Native Bismuth
 Schneeberg District, Germany
Cleavages of metallic Native Bismuth measuring to 4 x 1.5 cm are embedded in a Quartz veinstone with a silvery
Rutile with Quartz and Chlorite
 Ticino, Switzerland
A beautiful and historic specimen of acicular crystals of Rutile on and in transparent Quartz (“rock crystal”)
Calcite with Pyrite
  Pribram, Czech Republic
Three intergrown crystals of steep pyramidal scalenohedral Calcite crystals showing a stepped lower section
Chalcopyrite var. Blister Copper
 Levant Mine, England
I think most collectors of Cornish minerals have a “thing” about Blister Copper. Despite sometimes being a
Cuprite with Native Copper
 Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, England
The structure of this quite remarkable and unique Cuprite coating Native Copper lends itself to some famous
 Wheal Gorland, England
If any mineral description needs to begin with a great big wow, then this is certainly one! Ready then?...
 Wheal Boys, England
A rare and superb Bournonite from its type locality at Wheal Boys at Port Isaac on the Cornish north coast.
 Greenlaws Mine, England
Greenlaws mine is situated about 1 km south of St John’s Chapel and Daddry Shield, both hamlets or small
Hematite with Chalcopyrite on Siderite
 Carn Brea Mine, England
Carn Brea mine formerly lay in the district of Illogan at the northern foot of Carn Brea, an elongated hill
Andrewsite (Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite) with Goethite
 Wheal Phoenix, England
Although we still refer to this mineral as Andrewsite, it was discredited in 1990, being a mixture of
Cassiterite ps. after Orthoclase
 Wheal Coates, England
The old Wheal Coates engine house, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, is an iconic image of
 Frazer's Hush Mine, Co. Durham
Glassy, vivid mauve Fluorite crystals, primarily as interpenetrant twins, are strewn over a high domed mound
Linarite on Quartz
 Red Gill Mine, England
Red Gill mine is well known for its fascinating suite of minerals, but is most famous for its excellent
Calcite (twin on matrix)
 West Cumberland Iron Ore Field, England
A very rare miniature of a gemmy, colourless twin Calcite crystal measuring to 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm, embedded on
 Fowey Consols, England
A pleasing small cabinet specimen composed entirely of Chalcopyrite, displaying many crystallised faces and
 Wheal Alfred, England
From Wheal Alfred, a fine miniature of well-formed, intergrown, bright oily lime green Pyromorphite crystals
Calcite on Quartz
 Botallack Mine, England
A botryoidal halo of glistening micro-crystallised, cream to deep apricot Calcite wraps around the termination
 Woolley Farm, England
Schorl Tourmaline from Woolley Farm is a favourite amongst collectors of British minerals and this superb
 West Cumberland Iron Field, England
A single prismatic crystal of Baryte from the West Cumberland Iron Field, mounted vertically on a clear square
 Roughton Gill Mine, England
Vivid deep sky to duck egg blue, botryoidal Hemimorphite from Roughton Gill mine is not just a Caldbeck Fells
  Great Laxey Mine, England
Many people who live outside the UK may not be familiar with just where the Isle of Man is. Covering an area
Arsenopyrite with Siderite and Quartz
 Virtuous Lady Mine, England
Virtuous Lady mine, close to the picturesque Devon village of Buckland Monachorum, has produced some of
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
 Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, England
Chalcotrichite, the acicular variety of Cuprite, is a favourite of many collectors and Cornwall certainly has
 Wheal Gorland, England
Attention all collectors of ex. Sir Arthur Russell specimens! We know many collectors who diligently collect
Baryte with Pyrite on Calcite
 Egremont, Cumbria
Without any doubt, a characteristic specimen from the Egremont iron mines in west Cumbria, yet also an
 Carn Brea Mine, England
Carn Brea mine formerly lay in the district of Illogan at the northern foot of Carn Brea, an elongated hill
Bournonite with Quartz
 Herodsfoot Mine, England
Silver-grey Bournonite crystals measuring to 1.7 cm form bladed, cogwheel-twins, intergrown amongst a later
Mimetite var. Campylite
 Dry Gill Mine, England
Highly lustrous, rich orange-caramel-brown composite crystals of Campylite, a variety of Mimetite, form a
 Red Gill Mine, England
A classic, old-time Linarite from Red Gill mine, Roughton Gill in the Caldbeck Fells of Cumbria. The Red Gill
 Roughton Gill Area, England
A rich, large miniature of intergrown, lustrous bright lime green to canary-lemon yellow Pyromorphite crystals
 Nentsberry Haggs Mine, England
An attractively formed specimen of double terminated hexagonal Witherite from the classic British location of
Zircon with Ilmenite and Albite
This is one of those specimens which, once you look a bit closer, certainly has the big wow-factor. From
 Dalnegorsk, Far-Eastern Region
I see Dal'negorsk is now spelt Dalnegorsk, without the mid-apostrophe, but I have used the older version as