New Specimen Update 12 October 2018

11 October 2018

 This weeks update features an excellent selection of specimens from the famous Tsumeb Mine:

  • Well-formed crystals of Pyrite are coated in a thin veneer of Goethite on a sulphide matrix with Brochantite, Linarite and Malachite
  • A very fine lustrous, broad tabular 2cm crystal of Azurite completely pseudomorphed by rich green Malachite sits on edge atop a crystalline pale green Cuprian Smithsonite
  • Highly reflective botryoidal mounds of pale apple-green Cuprian Smithsonite cover a core of Dolomite matrix. Attached are two double terminated crystals of Malachite pseudomorphing after Tennantite over which excellent vivid inky-blue Azurite crystals sit
  • Large intergrown lustrous crystals of Cuprian Adamite cover the surface of a brick-red, iron-stained Dolomite matrix. The Adamite ranges between bluish amazonite-green; dark-leaf green and opaque pale peppermint greenish-white, with individual sharp and well terminated crystals
  • A great cluster of white-colourless twinned crystals of Cerussite have grown on a blue-green druse of Rosasite; which itself covers a botryoidal crystalline pale green to mid-green Malachite
  • Classic specimen of white Dolomite forming an epimorphic cast after Calcite crystals, partly overgrown by gemmy colourless rhombic crystals of Calcite. When held up against a light source, a faint green colour is visible

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

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Our Next Shows:

Coming up this weekend for us is The Bakewell Rock Exchange at the Lady Manners School in Derbyshire. This lovely English show is now in its 38th year and will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on the 13th and 14th of October.

Then from the 26 - 28th October we will be heading over to Germany for the largest mineral show in Europe -  The Munich Show. We will have the biggest booth at the show, featuring 24 display cabinets filled with over 3500 specimens.

Next up will be The Sussex Mineral & Fossil Show at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. This show is run by the Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society on the 17th November from 10am to 4.30pm.

Lastly for us this year will be our Winter Open Day here at the Crystal Classics headquarters in East Coker. We will be open on the 24th November from 10am to 5pm. This year we will have on display the John Jones British Mineral Collection and recent purchases from other new collections. 


From the Crystal Classics Team.

Author: HS & PT
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