New Specimen Update 30 November 2018

28 November 2018

This week we have a remarkably beautiful selection of specimens from worldwide localities. 

  • An amazing group of equant, cuboctahedral Fluorite crystals from the Shangbao mine in Leiyang County, China. The Fluorite crystals, which measure between 2 to 3.2cm across, are set in milky-white to light tan Calcite matrix resemble large blackberry jelly sweets. A stunning and mouth-watering Chinese Fluorite.
  • Four prismatic, lime-apple-green to darker sour-apple-green Elbaite Tourmaline crystals to 2cm tall and up to 1.3cm across, protrude from a plate of blocky Albite feldspar crystals and greyish-colourless Quartz crystals. A superb specimen from Raikot in Pakistan
  • From Mindouli in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a superb specimen of deep emerald-green Dioptase crystals; powdery-sky-blue Plancheite and orangey-yellow Calcian Pyromorphite. A highly aesthetic and interesting specimen
  • A remarkable Mimetite from the Hat Yai District of Songkhla Province, Thailand. An 8 x 6cm surface is completely covered with gemmy and highly lustrous acid-honey-yellow Mimetite crystals to 1.5cm, many of which display a stepped growth structure, very rarely encountered, forming pagoda-like towers. A superb Mimetite from Thailand
  • A superb, equant translucent and glassy cherry-red Spessartine Garnet crystal, measuring to 1.8cm in diameter, nestles in a bed of snow-white Albite feldspar, colourless semi-transparent Quartz crystals and a little Muscovite mica. From the Haramosh Mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. A lovely and showy specimen
  • A fabulous Calcite that packs a big punch! From the Sarbaiskoe deposit at Rudny in Kazakhstan, five magnificent intergrown and modified rhombic Calcite crystals sit on a tiny zeolite matrix. The Calcites vary from 2cm to over 4cm on edge and are of a uniform and pleasingly pale honey-lemon-tan
  • A beautiful and striking off-matrix specimen of Elbaite Tourmaline from the Jos Plateau in the Plateau State of central Nigeria. A tightly clustered and beautifully coloured group of about 12 Elbaite crystals in parallel growth form an exquisite aligned gemmy assemblage. This highly attractive Nigerian Elbaite Tourmaline will display beautifully
  • A spectacular cabinet sized specimen of lustrous and glassy colourless Beryl and toffee-orange Scheelite crystals, richly embedded within a carpet of silver-white blades of Muscovite mica. The largest Scheelite measures 2cm on edge and the largest Goshenite Beryl measures 5 x 3 x 1cm. A wonderful Scheelite with Beryl from Pingwu in China

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

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In January 2019 we will once again be bound for The Tucson Show, where we will be displaying minerals at 9 locations this year! With official dates running from 29th January through to 17th February, we will keep you all up to date through the events section of the website and through social media.

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