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Sphalerite on Chalcopyrite with Quartz
 Banska Stiavnica Co, Slovakia
An interesting miniature of Sphalerite on Chalcopyrite with Quartz from the Banská Štiavnica polymetallic
 Pfitsch Pass, Austria
This incredibly rich Rutile is from the famed Pfitsch Pass in Zillertal, North Tyrol, Austria.  It
Quartz var. Eisenkiesel on Fluorite
 Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria
A magnificent, large cabinet display specimen of the Eisenkiesel variety of Quartz, richly covering a bed of
Azurite with Tetrahedrite
  Kamsdorf, Thuringia
Deep royal blue micro-crystallised Azurite with sea green Malachite forms a pervading druse over pyramidal
Skutterudite var. Smaltite (Repaired x1)
 Richelsdorf District, Germany
Bright metallic silvery grey crystals of Skutterudite, variety Smaltite, are densely intergrown and display
 Uranium Mine No. 21, Central Bohemia Region
Dyscrasite is a rare silver antimonide, an alloy of silver and antimony, and in this beautiful miniature forms
Sphalerite with Calcite
 Joplin Field, Missouri
The Joplin Field is one of the classic areas of the Tri-State District in Missouri, USA and this excellent
Calcite with Boulangerite
 Herja Mine, Romania
Like so many intensely dark mineral specimens, it is only when you take that closer look does their true
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Siderite, Arsenopyrite and Marcasite
 Panasqueira Mine, Portugal
Panasqueira specimens never fail to please and this charming miniature continues the tradition!  The two
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
 Baia Sprie, Romania
The Baia Sprie mining region in Maramureș County, Romania is one of Europe's most famous ore deposits where
 Lavrion, Attikí Prefecture
Adamite occurs at most of the Lavrion mines and although specimens were relatively easy to find at surface up
Stibnite with Quartz
 Herja Mine, Romania
Long acicular silver Stibnite crystals form an 8.5 cm divergent spray, speared mid-way by a terminated milky
Fluorite with Quartz
 Frohnau, Saxony
Pale golden-honey to dark honey-lemon cubes of Fluorite form intergrown crystals over a matrix of massive
 Cicov Hill, Bohemia
A magnificent, finely crystallised Aragonite from Číčov Hill in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
 Mallnitz, Carinthia
A divergent array of Quartz crystals from Mallnitz in the Seebach Valley, Carinthia, Austria, with excellent
 Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Slovakia
A magnificent mass of platy Acanthite and Acanthite crystals, lightly dusted with microcrystalline Pyrite, all
 St. Andreasberg, Germany
Pink translucent-gemmy crystals of Fluorapophyllite are richly scattered over a matrix of Quartz mixed with
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Chlorite
 Giuv Valley, Switzerland
Well-developed blocky crystals of Smoky Quartz crystals form an intergrown cluster from the Giuv Valley, in
 Frizington, Cumbria
This rather superb, double sided Calcite is from the West Cumberland Iron Field in north-west England and
Fluorite with Dolomite
 Ullcoats Mine, England
The West Cumberland Iron Field is known for its famous five ‘iconic’ species, one of which is gemmy blue
 Charcas, San Luis Potosí
Danburite is a calcium-boron silicate and some of the world’s best specimens have come from this mining
Baryte with Quartz
 Jinkouhe, China
Whether you are a collector of Chinese minerals, Baryte or purely the aesthetic, this magnificent large
 Wagholi Quarries, Maharashtra
This amazing Pentagonite is from the Wagholi Quarries in the Pune District of Maharashtra State, India. 
 Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa
A superbly rich, small cabinet specimen of the rare mica silicate Ephesite from the Postmasburg Manganese
 Murzinka Mine, Urals Region
An off-matrix terminated Topaz crystal of bright cornflower ice-blue from the Murzinka mine in the Prigorodny
Quartz with Dolomite and Siderite
 Trepca Complex, Kosovo
An excellent and striking cabinet specimen displaying a slightly fanned, radiating cluster of gemmy to
 Pribram, Czech Republic
A circular domed cluster of translucent, colourless to light grey-white Calcite crystals from the Príbram
 St. Andreasberg, Germany
An excellent small cabinet specimen of intergrown, platy Calcite crystals standing edge-on across a porous,
Rhodochrosite on Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena
 Trepca Complex, Kosovo
There is no doubt this is one busy specimen with so much going on, a feast for the eye indeed. Rhodochrosite
 St Andreasberg, Germany
A fine, large, sharply formed Calcite crystal with a pseudohexagonal habit on Galena from the classic St.
 Cavnic, Romania
A fine candyfloss pink Rhodochrosite from the Cavnic mining district in Maramureș County, Romania, comprising
Siderite on Quartz
 Tincroft Mine, UK
Yet another quite different and splendid example of Siderite with fine Quartz crystals from Tincroft mine in
Siderite with Chalcopyrite on Fluorite
 South Crofty Mine, England
For some reason I have a weakness for Cornish Siderites, especially those from the Camborne-Illogan-Redruth
Baryte with Dolomite
 Frizington, Cumbria
This splendid blue and red Baryte crystal, partly encrusted with creamy Dolomite crystals, is from the iron
 Rogerley Mine, England
Gemmy, light sea green cubic crystals of Fluorite cover a small ironstone matrix from Rogerley mine, close to
 Wheal Pendarves, England
Instantly, on lifting this specimen from Wheal Pendarves, it is apparent a good proportion is Cassiterite
 Larkin's Quarry, Ireland
Larkin's quarry remained a totally unknown mineral locality until 2016 when blasting opened up magnificently
Calcite (twinned crystal)
 Gillfoot Mine, England
Fabulous twinned Calcites from the West Cumbrian iron mines need little introduction as they are recognised
Phosgenite on Galena on Baryte
 Bage Mine, England
A superb and rare specimen of the lead chlorocarbonate, Phosgenite, from Wirksworth near Cromford,
Fluorite with Quartz
 Cambokeels Mine, England
Lustrous and gemmy lilac, interpenetrant-twinned Fluorite crystals measuring to 1.8 cm are aggregated and
Mimetite var. Campylite
 Dry Gill Mine, England
A small cabinet specimen, rich in barrel-shaped crystals of mustard-lime-green Mimetite of the variety
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite with Malachite
 Bedford United Mine, England
Plush, red velvet-like mats of post box red Chalcotrichite, the acicular variety of Cuprite, cover areas of up
 Millclose Mine, England
A characteristic Calcite miniature from Millclose mine at Wensley, South Darley in Derbyshire, England,
 Heights Mine, England
A curious miniature of interpenetrant twinned Fluorite crystals attached to a Calcite stalactite from the
Calcite on Dolomite with Quartz
 Shangbao Mine, China
You may possibly have seen photographs of the entrance to Shangbao mine in Leiyang County, Hunan Province,
Fluorite with Calcite
 Elmwood Mine, USA
I’ve been describing specimens for longer than I care to remember.  Given the infinite variety in which
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This beautiful miniature Azurite from Tsumeb mine in Namibia forms three branching arms of intergrown, stacked
Ludlockite with Leiteite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
The rare minerals Ludlockite and Leiteite sit on top of a miniature block of Germanite ore from Tsumeb mine in