New Specimen Update 22 March 2019

21 March 2019

This week we have a choice selection of high quality specimens from worldwide localities: 

  • A stunningly beautiful miniature of various colours and habits of Vanadinite crystals delicately perched on tall narrow Goethite stalactites. A wonderful specimen from Taouz in Er Rachida Province, Morocco
  • A beautifully coloured part-crystal of Tourmaline with a fully intact and near-perfect termination from Maharitra in the Sahatany Pegmatite Field of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The crystal grades from pale candy-pink through colourless-greyish green to a glassy vibrant lime-green termination and is filled with stunning reflections from internal flaws
  • Two magnificent, highly lustrous Anglesite crystals lie flat against the top surface of a massive Galena matrix. The translucent Anglesite crystals grade from creamy-grey to pale zingy lemon with a citrus apple-green hue. A splendid group of Anglesite crystals from the Touissit mining district in the Jerada Province of Morocco
  • A classic salmon pink intergrown crystal specimen of Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada, with a central prismatic crystal measuring to 3.3cm
  • A rich druse of lustrous sparkling Libethenite micro-crystals cover most of a cavity and a stalactite of banded green Pseudomalachite. These are developed over previous layers of pale blue Chrysocolla and light green Malachite. A fine specimen from the Kolwezi copper mining area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A fabulous vivid fuchsia-pink bed of nicely crystallised Cobaltoan Calcite from the Mashamba West mine in the Kolwezi district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Cobaltoan Calcite forms a 0.5 to 2cm thick crust of intergrown crystals and shows colour zoning around the sides of the specimen, changing from flesh-pink through to mild candy-pink to a 5mm thick cap of shocking fuchsia-pink.

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

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Our Next Shows:

Next up for us is a brand new show in America - The Texas Mineral & Fossil Show 2019. This show will be open from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April at The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center in Conroe, Houston, Texas. We hope to see you there! If you have any special mineral requests for this show, please let us know by Monday 25th March.

We will be opening the doors of the Crystal Classics showroom for our annual Summer Open Day on Saturday 1st June. Our very best existing stock will be on display 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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