New Specimen Update 01 February 2019

30 January 2019

This weeks update looks at sulphides and metallic specimens from various worldwide localities: 

  • A rich intergrown carpet of bright metallic grey Chalcocite crystals with red-brown 'Limonite', from the Levant mine, close to St. Just, Cornwall, UK
  • An interesting vein section of metallic grey Suredaite with successive veins of Sphalerite from the Oploca Mine, Argentina. Suredaite is a rare lead-tin sulphide
  • Two lustrous plume-like developments of metallic silvery-grey Zinkenite sit on a mixed matrix of Zinkenite and Andorite. A great specimen from the San José mine in Bolivia
  • Bright silvery-grey crystals of intergrown Galena measuring to 3.5cm with purple Fluorite, scattered over with lustrous white Quartz crystals. From the classic Rotherhope Fell mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, UK; a mine from which specimens are rarely seen
  • A mixture of mostly Umangite with spots of Ferroselite and rare Klockmannite, with a green Malachite alteration. From the Tumiñico mine in Argentina. Umangite and Klockmannite are copper selenides and Ferroselite an iron-selenide
  • A bright metallic golden-yellow specimen of intergrown Pyrite crystals measuring to 1.4cm on a Quartz and Fluorite matrix from the Blackdene mine in Weardale, UK
  • Crystals of Stannite are intergrown with Andorite, Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from the San Germán mine, Bolivia. A nicely crystallised specimen.

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

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Our Next Shows:

We are currently at 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.

Next we will be opening the doors of the Crystal Classics showroom for our annual Summer Open Day on Saturday 1st June. We will be displaying the very best of our existing stock alongside the latest finds from the mining operations in Weardale. New collection announcements will be made closer to the date.

Author: HS & PT
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