New Specimen Update 08 February 2019

6 February 2019

This weeks update plays host to the beauty and variety of minerals from the Americas: 

  • A rare specimen of Anglesite from the Wheatley Mines in the Phoenixville mining district of Pennsylvania, USA. A well-formed, lustrous, thick white bladed crystal of Anglesite measuring to 3.3cm displays well against white Cerussite covering a silvery-grey Galena matrix. A terrific specimen
  • A superb miniature of beautiful, highly lustrous Pyromorphite from the classic Bunker Hill mine at Kellogg in Idaho, USA. One face is predominantly spheroidal toffee-orange pyromorphite crystals sprinkled with bright acid-yellow prismatic crystals; the opposite face is entirely the latter habit, but with slightly larger crystals. Gorgeous!
  • A stunning Hemimorphite from the Santa Eulalia mining district in Mexico. Large individual Hemimorphite crystals radiate out to form an aesthetic stellate group. Most crystals are distinctly divided into two colours; initially pinkish-brick red with a sharp change to colourless and clear
  • A 'V' shaped cleft in ironstone matrix is delicately lined with colourless to slightly milky Calcite, tinged turquoise-blue by underlying Rosasite. From the world famous Ojuela mine at Mapimi in Mexico, most of the surface of this open cleft is lined with velvet-like druses of turquoise Rosasite with a satin lustre
  • A spectacular specimen of the extremely rare mineral Szenicsite with Molybdenite and copper-bearing Powellite, from the Jardinera No. 1 Mine at Inca de Oro in the Atacama region of Chile. The reddish-bronze-brown matrix is pervaded with metallic and silky deep green blades of Szenicsite up to 2.5 x 1.0cm. A world class specimen
  • A single and spectacular elongated cubic Galena crystal perched at almost 45 degrees on an attractive matrix of golden-metallic Marcasite. From the Sweetwater mine in Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
  • A beautifully developed, large prismatic Tourmaline crystal from the world-famous Himalaya mine in the Mesa Grande district of California, USA. The crystal grades from deep to mid-olive-green with a pale bubble-gum-pink upper zone and sub-millimetre olive-green pinacoid
  • A highly aesthetic miniature composed of opaque milky-white sharp rhombs of Calcite forming a stacked chain and linked by burnt-orange to brick-red Hemimorphite crystals. An aesthetic and very striking specimen from the Santo Domingo mine at Francisco Portillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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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