New Specimen Update 17 August 2018

15 August 2018

Hello All,

This weeks update features a choice selection of fine minerals from various worldwide localities including:-

  • Classic gem purple Fluorapatite from the Ehrenfriedersdorf area in Germany with excellent thickened tabular crystals to 7mm on a creamy druse of Feldspar
  • A spectacular and beautiful group of highly lustrous, metallic black Hematite crystals forming a near-spherical cluster of around 2.5cm diameter. From the Cavradi Gorge in Switzerland, the Hematite is perched on creamy etched Quartz with colourless and transparent Adularia feldspar.
  • A bright yellow lustrous tabular crystal of Native Sulphur measuring to 4.3cm, formed on two creamy white crystalline balls of Aragonite, from the Cozzo Didi mine, Siciliy, Italy
  • Beautiful intergrown Fluorite crystals measuring to 4.3cm from the Frohnau area in Germany. The Fluorite cubes have wide modified bevel edges and display at least three colour phantom zones; from yellow to green with a thin red zone between. Stunning when backlit
  • A rare Mimetite pseudomorph after Cerussite from the Tsumeb Mine in Namibia. Light yellow lustrous intergrown Mimetite crystals display a two-phase replacement of intergrown Cerussite crystals to 2.2cm; aesthetically delineated by a thin deposition of red-brown Limonite
  • A stunning lustrous rich raspberry-pink Elbaite Tourmaline with many gemmy areas resembling pink water when backlit. From the Danburitovaya Pegmatite at Transbaikalia, Russia, this very fine 7.5cm crystal has vertically striated prism faces and two well-developed pyramidal faces

With many more specimens to see in the New Update  HERE.

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Our Next Show :

Our next major outing is to Denver in September.  This year, as in previous years, Crystal Classics will have two rooms, 225 and 227 for the "Denver Fine Mineral Show"  to be held at the Denver Marriott West Hotel from 12th - 15th September, 2018 and for the first time UK Mining Ventures Ltd will be exhibiting at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show (known as “The Main Show” at the Denver Mart) in Booth 305 (Expo II) from 14th - 16th September, 2018.


From the Crystal Classics Team.


Author: HS
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