New Specimen Update 24 August 2018

24 August 2018

Hello All,

This weeks update features a themed selection of Sulphides and Sulphosalts - Forty Shades of Grey!


  • A very fine, large, botryoidal Native Arsenic from Jáchymov in the Czech Republic, of metallic dark to light grey over a band of orange-red Sphalerite on a Calcite matrix
  • A classic, well-formed silvery metallic crystal of Cobaltite measuring 1cm in a matrix of characteristic dark-bronze Chalcopyrite from Tunaberg in Sweden. Cobaltite specimens such as this are becoming increasingly hard to find
  • A superb rich vein section of Argyrodite with Pyrargyrite and Stephanite from the Santiago Alto Mine within the Porco caldera of Bolivia. The sulphide and sulphosalts are zoned around a central vein of a volcanic country rock bounded by red-brown Sphalerite
  • A beautifully crystallised specimen of the antimony oxy-sulphide mineral Kermesite, from Pezinok in Slovakia. Characteristic dark maroon acicular Kermesite crystals to 3cm are associated with silvery metallic-grey Stibnite on a light country-rock matrix
  • Well-developed, tabular metallic silvery-grey twinned cogwheels of Bournonite to 3.5cm from the Viboras mine near the small town of Machacamarca in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals stand mainly on edge in the biscuit-tan coloured Siderite matrix with associated areas of Tetrahedrite crystals
  • A heavy small cabinet specimen of the silver antimonide mineral Dyscrasite, displaying intergrown metallic grey and grey-yellow crystals, many with a glistening micro-crystal surface of an undefined mineral species. An extremely rich specimen from a Harz mining area in Germany

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
Categories: Updates