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Opal in matrix
 Queensland, Australia
Opal is probably the mineral synonymous with Australia.  This splendid example is set in a limestone
 North Mine, New South Wales
Two translucent clove-burnt-orange Bustamite crystals forming a V-shaped specimen from North Mine at Broken
 Zinc Corporation Mine, Australia
Bannisterite is a black mica-like mineral and a rare phyllosilicate.  A 5.0 x 3.0+ cm area of platy
 Broken Hill, Australia
Apophyllite occurs at Broken Hill as very fine crystals and this is an excellent example.  Colourless
 M’Seal, Democratic Republic of the Congo
From the classic Mashamba West Mine in the Kolwezi mining district, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly
 Malmberget, Sweden
A group of fine Hedenbergite crystals from Malmberget in Norrbotten County, Sweden, set in an unusual very
 Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
This ex-matrix, complexly developed Topaz crystal is from the classic Volodarsk-Volynskii granitic chamber
 Nordmark Odal Field (Nordmarksberg), Sweden
An stunning specimen of highly lustrous Pyroxene crystals which range from perfectly developed equant crystals
Andradite (Garnet Group)
 Dognecea, Romania
A highly unusual specimen of Andradite garnet in the habit of two thick ribbons which branch from a common
Andradite on Chalcopyrite
 Dognecea, Romania
Lovely caramel brown rhombododecahedral lustrous andradites measuring up to 1 cm on matt black tetragonal
Epidote on Orthoclase
 Epprechtstein, Germany
An impressive 4.6 cm long opaque, creamy crystal of Orthoclase feldspar with small Orthoclase crystals
Nasonite in Datolite and Goethite
 Torr Works Quarry, England
Nasonite is one of the Holy Grails from the rare oxychloride suite occasionally found in Torr Works quarry at
Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase
 Melbur China Clay Pit, England
Colloquially referred to as a “Pig’s Egg” by miners, Kaolinite pseudomorphs after Orthoclase feldspar were
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
An elongated plate of cream to pale creamy-tan Willemite made-up entirely of crystals of between 2 and 5
Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
An exceedingly choice miniature of rhombohedral Calcite crystals preferentially coated with micro Calcite
Dioptase on Dolomite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
A thin Calcite plate (epimorph cast) completely masked by 1 mm and sub-mm slightly bluish-emerald-green
Titanite with Orthoclase variety Adularia
 Tormiq Valley, Pakistan
An interesting and aesthetic cluster of terminated Titanite crystals sat on a small matrix of opaque,
Calcite with Stilbite on Chalcedony
 Jalgaon, India
A stunning and remarkable gemmy Calcite twin crystal from the Jalgaon District in Maharashtra, India. 
Beryl var. Aquamarine
 Gilgit District, Pakistan
A single, off-matrix Beryl crystal, variety Aquamarine, from the Gilgit District in Pakistan.  The
Hubeite with Quartz, Pyrite and Calcite
 Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Hubei Province
Hubeite is a rare Ca-Mn-Fe sorosilicate and was only named in 2001 after Hubei Province in China.  This
 Obira mine, Japan
Axinite is not a common mineral in Japan, but the Obira mine by Bungo-Ono City in Kyushu Region certainly
Beryl var. Aquamarine
 Chumar Bakhoor, Pakistan
A transparent, pale sky-blue crystal of Aquamarine, the blue variety of Beryl.  This ex-matrix specimen
 Sapat Gali, Pakistan
A terminated stubby lime-green Forsterite forming a spear-shaped crystal from Sapat Gali by Naran in the
Almandine (Garnet Group)
 Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast
A beautiful miniature of Almandine garnet crystals richly covering a plate of massive Clinochlore and
Beryl var. Aquamarine
 Shaitanka District, Middle Urals
A translucent, cornflower-blue crystal of Aquamarine, the blue variety of Beryl.  From the Shaitanka
Titanite with Orthoclase variety Adularia
 Tormiq valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
A sharp, well developed oil-green crystal of Titanite measuring 2.1 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm on a crystallised Adularia
 Golconda Mine, England
Light fawn micro-crystals of Hemimorphite form drusy mounds to around 1.8 cm over a chalky-white Baryte
Beryl var. Morganite
 Brazil, South America
An off-matrix, part tabular crystal of pale coral pink Morganite, the pink variety of Beryl.  Admittedly
 Capelinha, Brazil
A large well-developed twin Titanite crystal measuring to 6.8 cm with gemmy to opaque green to light brown
 Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais
A single gemmy to translucent-opaque Aquamarine crystal displaying well-defined growth zones measuring to 5.9
 Brazil, South America
A large lustrous double terminated crystal of Beryl variety 'Aquamarine' with pastel green colour measuring
Beryl var. Aquamarine
 Shigar Valley, Pakistan
A showstopper specimen of blue Aquamarine with striation on the prismatic faces and a multitude of parallel
Spessartine Garnet on Muscovite
 Loliondo, Tanzania
A bright orange group of Spessartine garnets on a Muscovite matrix. There is one major crystal accompanied
 Baveno, Italy
A pleasing prismatic bicoloured single twinned crystal of Orhoclase measuring to 5.2 cm from Baveno, Piedmont,
Benitoite with Neptunite on Natrolite
 Benitoite Gem Mine, California
A well-formed single crystal of Benitoite with a colour that ranges from deep ink blue on the edges to white
 Kimmeria, East Macedonia and Thrace
A terrific small group of Epidote crystals which grade from a dark green at their base to a light
 Jeffrey Mine, Canada
A stunningly aesthetic group of limey-apple-green Vesuvianite crystals with gemmy Diopside crystals richly
 Green Monster Mountain, USA
A spectacular thick blocky tabular crystal of very dark green Epidote from the famed Green Monster Mountain on
 Hot Springs, Arkansas
A beautiful small cabinet specimen of transparent Quartz crystals of the variety Rock Crystal from the world
Epidote with Quartz (Japan law twin)
 Green Monster Mountain, USA
A gorgeous and outstanding cabinet specimen of beautifully crystallised, deep bottle-green Epidote dusted with
 Glen Cove, Colorado
The Pikes Peak area in Colorado is, of course, world famous for its Amazonite and smoky Quartz, but Topaz is
Grossular var. Hessonite (Garnet Group)
 Jeffrey Mine, Canada
A great miniature group of intergrown Grossular garnet of the variety Hessonite, from Jeffrey mine at Asbestos
 Esmeralda Mine, Durango
A superb cabinet specimen of translucent sky blue botryoidal bubbly Hemimorphite measuring overall to 13.2 cm
Neptunite with Joaquinite-(Ce)
 California State Gem Mine (Dallas Gem Min), California
Excellent lustrous black prismatic crystals of Neptunite measuring to 1.8 cm long pleasingly contrasted on the
 Jeffrey Mine, Québec
A superb crystal rich cabinet specimen of Jeffrey Mine Vesuvianite, Excellent lustrous crystals from a gemmy
 Dean Quarry, England
A typical specimen of white Analcime crystals measuring to around 2 cm with Calcite from Dean Quarry, St.
Corundum var Ruby
 Froland, Norway
A particularly well developed tabular crystal of purple-red Corundum variety Ruby stands well above the
 Saint Christophe-en-Oisans, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Classic gemmy triclinic bladed crystals of clove brown Axinite-(Fe) measuring to 4.3 mm, adorn a