New Specimen Update 26 October 2018

25 October 2018

 This weeks update features a choice variety of specimens from various worldwide localities:

  • A magnificent Tourmaline crystal from the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan. Displaying excellent lustre, the crystal has a yellow-brown core overgrown by pink Tourmaline with an outer zone of blue-green. Some areas of the crystal show the pink colour through the blue-green zone. Stunning and beautiful
  • A very fine aesthetic specimen of excellent, well-formed and terminated crystals of Quartz Amethyst, measuring to over 5cm tall; from the Tonglüshan Mine in Hubei Province, China. The specimen is selectively coated by druses of white to pink 'dog-tooth' Calcite crystals, making a choice specimen for display
  • A sublime group of intergrown, well-formed crystals of Pyrargyrite measuring to a substantial 1.4cm from the Jáchymov mining district of the Czech Republic. The Pyrargyrite has a reddish metallic colour with some areas having a metallic blue overtone. A magnificent and rare old-time specimen
  • A magnificent array of lustrous glassy Erythrite crystals from the Bou Azer District in Morocco. Gemmy metallic crimson-pink-red Erythrite crystals are mixed with Quartz, Asbolane and small milky Quartz crystals. An outstanding example of Moroccan Erythrite.
  • Beautiful arborescent growths of crystallised Native Gold to 2cm richly cover a thin plate of creamy-grey Quartz, from the Romanian locality at Rosia Montana. The Native Gold is a rich brassy colour with robust individual crystals intergrown to form branch-like fronds and comes with an "F.H. Butler, late Talling, Mineralogist" label
  • A magnificent Pyromorphite on milky Quartz from the Daoping mine in Gongcheng County, China. The curved rib of Quartz is encrusted with Pyromorphite crystals ranging from a few mm to around 2cm; the numerous larger crystals all have complex hexagonal hopper terminations with a high aesthetic appeal

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

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Our Next Shows:

This weekend (26 - 28th October) we will be in Germany for the largest mineral show in Europe -  The Munich Show. We 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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