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Cassiterite
$250
 Wheal Pendarves, England
Instantly, on lifting this specimen from Wheal Pendarves, it is apparent a good proportion is Cassiterite
Fluorite
$500
 Larkin's Quarry, Ireland
Larkin's quarry remained a totally unknown mineral locality until 2016 when blasting opened up magnificently
Calcite (twinned crystal)
$1,500
 Gillfoot Mine, England
Fabulous twinned Calcites from the West Cumbrian iron mines need little introduction as they are recognised
Phosgenite on Galena on Baryte
$3,500
 Bage Mine, England
A superb and rare specimen of the lead chlorocarbonate, Phosgenite, from Wirksworth near Cromford,
Fluorite with Quartz
$1,150
 Cambokeels Mine, England
Lustrous and gemmy lilac, interpenetrant-twinned Fluorite crystals measuring to 1.8 cm are aggregated and
Mimetite var. Campylite
$1,400
 Dry Gill Mine, England
A small cabinet specimen, rich in barrel-shaped crystals of mustard-lime-green Mimetite of the variety
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite with Malachite
$750
 Bedford United Mine, England
Plush, red velvet-like mats of post box red Chalcotrichite, the acicular variety of Cuprite, cover areas of up
Calcite
$850
 Millclose Mine, England
A characteristic Calcite miniature from Millclose mine at Wensley, South Darley in Derbyshire, England,
Fluorite
$900
 Heights Mine, England
A curious miniature of interpenetrant twinned Fluorite crystals attached to a Calcite stalactite from the
Calcite on Dolomite with Quartz
$500
 Shangbao Mine, China
You may possibly have seen photographs of the entrance to Shangbao mine in Leiyang County, Hunan Province,
Fluorite with Calcite
$2,500
 Elmwood Mine, USA
I’ve been describing specimens for longer than I care to remember.  Given the infinite variety in which
Azurite
$400
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This beautiful miniature Azurite from Tsumeb mine in Namibia forms three branching arms of intergrown, stacked
Ludlockite with Leiteite
$400
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
The rare minerals Ludlockite and Leiteite sit on top of a miniature block of Germanite ore from Tsumeb mine in
Scheelite on Quartz with Zinnwaldite
$600
 Cínovec / Zinnwald, Saxony & Ústí Region
A 9 x 5 mm group of tiny octahedral Scheelite crystals are attached to a prism face of a pair of black Morion
Cassiterite
$350
 Krásno, Bohemia
A large thumbnail/small miniature group of lustrous Cassiterite crystals from Krásno in the Karlovy Vary
Fluorite with Dolomite
$500
 Heißer Stein Mine, Bavaria
Pearly-white Dolomite crystals of 2 to 4 mm, dusted terracotta and burnt carmine, are richly scattered over a
Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz
$350
 Freiberg, Germany
This great Fluorite miniature, from the historic medieval mining district around Freiberg in Saxony, Germany,
Calcite with Pyrite
$2,500
  Pribram, Czech Republic
This superb miniature Calcite is from the Příbram Mining District in the Czech Republic.  Close
Malachite with Native Copper
$700
 Rudabanya, Hungary
A coral-like formation of Native Copper, largely covered by micro-crystallised druses of light peppermint to
Apatite with Albite and Muscovite
$2,500
 Dolni Bory, Czech Republic
A well-formed translucent pale greenish-cream to zoned pastel bluish-green Fluorapatite crystal measuring to
Galena
$500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Rather surprisingly, well crystallised Galena was fairly rare at Tsumeb, despite it being one of the
Galena with Marcasite and Baryte
$250
 Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department
Apart from forming fabulous specimens, Galena usually also delivers a lot of bang for your buck.  This
Fluorite
$120
 Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province
A subtly tinted green, lilac and colourless group of octahedral Fluorite crystals from the Xianghualing mine
Calcite with Boulangerite
$250
 Cavnic Mine, Romania
The resultant effect of micro-crystallised Calcite rhombs, jet-black due to Boulangerite inclusions and
Fluorite on Quartz
$350
 Kara-Oba, Karagandy Province
A somewhat rugged looking combination of opaque, mottled purple octahedral Fluorite crystals perched on the
Hausmannite with Andradite Garnet
$350
 N'Chwaning I Mine, South Africa
A small cabinet specimen displaying two fine Hausmannite crystals from the world famous N'Chwaning I mine at
Malachite
$140
 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
Baryte
$800
 Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Germany
The Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine was a polymetallic producer whose main ore was uranium, beginning operation in
Pyromorphite on Baryte
$1,250
 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
$750
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A beautiful and arresting small cabinet specimen of framboidal Pyrite richly coating stubby Quartz crystals,
Fluorite with Quartz
$900
 Erika Mine, Bavaria
Elongated cubic Fluorite crystals, all roughly aligned with one corner pointing vertically, form a gentle
Native Bismuth
$400
 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
$1,200
 Ticino, Switzerland
A beautiful and historic specimen of acicular crystals of Rutile on and in transparent Quartz (“rock crystal”)
Calcite with Pyrite
$750
  Pribram, Czech Republic
Three intergrown crystals of steep pyramidal scalenohedral Calcite crystals showing a stepped lower section
Chalcopyrite var. Blister Copper
$750
 Levant Mine, England
I think most collectors of Cornish minerals have a “thing” about Blister Copper. Despite sometimes being a
Cuprite with Native Copper
$5,000
 Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, England
The structure of this quite remarkable and unique Cuprite coating Native Copper lends itself to some famous
Liroconite
$6,000
 Wheal Gorland, England
If any mineral description needs to begin with a great big wow, then this is certainly one! Ready then?...
Bournonite
$4,500
 Wheal Boys, England
A rare and superb Bournonite from its type locality at Wheal Boys at Port Isaac on the Cornish north coast.
Fluorite
$1,200
 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
$3,500
 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
$1,200
 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
$2,000
 Wheal Coates, England
The old Wheal Coates engine house, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, is an iconic image of
Fluorite
$2,500
 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
$2,500
 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)
$500
 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
Chalcopyrite
$1,100
 Fowey Consols, England
A pleasing small cabinet specimen composed entirely of Chalcopyrite, displaying many crystallised faces and
Pyromorphite
$850
 Wheal Alfred, England
From Wheal Alfred, a fine miniature of well-formed, intergrown, bright oily lime green Pyromorphite crystals
Calcite on Quartz
$450
 Botallack Mine, England
A botryoidal halo of glistening micro-crystallised, cream to deep apricot Calcite wraps around the termination