Pyrite cube partially altered to goethite. Collected on the dumps 31 July 2020. Crystal width 4mm. Stack of 80 images. Scene of Australia’s worst mining disaster in 1882 when 26 men perished. Water from the...
8518 Bariopharmacosiderite, Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Orange cubes. Type Locality. Width 6mm. Stack of 90 images.
Orange to red hessonite garnet showing a combination of dodecahedron and hexoctahedron forms with green curving worms of clinochlore. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 300 images.
8516 Natrolite, Phillipsite, Höwenegg Quarry (Hewenegg Quarry), Immendingen, Tuttlingen district, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Colourless prismatic natrolite with a stalactite of colourless phillipsite. Width 7.5mm. Stack of 200 images.
Pale yellow radiating groups that strongly fluoresce green under Convoy longwave light. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 126 images (white light). Stack of 34 images (UV). Ex Malte Bartholomaus.
7136 JL2851 Veatchite, Colemanite, Emet Eti Bor Mine (“Killik Mine”; “Kilik Mine”; Espey mine), Emet Borate deposit, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Turkey
Rounded crystals are veatchite, prismatic crystals are colemanite. Specimen is 19mm wide. Ex Joan Lamond Collection.
8514 Villiaumite, Tuperssuatsiaite, Ellingsenite, Unnamed Fe Analogue of Zakharovite, Aegirine, Albite, Nepheline, Aris Quarries, Aris, Windhoek Rural, Khomas Region, Namibia
Pink villiaumite, brown tuperssuatsiaite, white ellingsenite, tiny brown unnamed Fe analogue of zakharovite, green prismatic aegirine, colourless albite. Type Locality for ellingsenite and unnamed Fe analogue of zakharovite. Villiaumite fluoresces red (Convoy LW) and nepheline...
4660 Shadlunite, chalcopyrite, pentlandite, cubanite, magnetite, galena, sphalerite, and silver, Mayak Mine (Majak Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril’sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Type Locality. Polished section & analysis of this very rare lead-iron analogue of pentlandite, from the type locality, present as typical submicroscopic grains embedded in massive sulphides. Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (4272) obtained in 2007....
Greenish yellow platy crystals that react strongly to Convoy longwave ultraviolet light. Width 9.25mm. Stack of 120 images (white light). Stack of 15 images (UV). Ex Margaret Brown Collection.
White pseudocubes with a slight pinkish tinge (altering to erythrite). Width 18.5mm. Stack of 109 images. Ex Diederik Visser.
Thin twinned crystal, partial sixling. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 170 images.
5694 Bastnäsite-(Ce), Coronadite, Mimetite, Kintore opencut, Broken Hill South Mine, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales
Tiny triangular orange bastnäsite-(Ce) crystals on black coronadite. There are three vughs with at least a dozen bastnäsite-(Ce) crystals in each. Mimetite is mostly yellow prismatic crystals with one grey crystal. Width 3mm. Stack of...
Glassy brown bipyramidal crystals of a probable beudantite group mineral, with nearby yellowish-green material probably also the same species. Width 2.25mm. Collected underground. Stack of 90 images.
5692 Fluellite, Wavellite, Fairview Quarry, Robertstown, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia
Grey blocky fluellite crystals with tiny white wavellite crystals. Fluoresces under longwave UV. Width 18.5mm (except for cropped UV image). White light: stack of 130 images. UV: stack of 18 images. Ex John Weir. The...
Small glassy micro fluorite crystals to less than 2mm on an ironstone matrix. From a large hushed working within the Pike Law area. Collected in 1990’s. Fluoresces strongly. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 160 images. Fluorescent...
Lovely little thumbnail (in micro box) of a group of zoned golden mimetite crystals. Ex American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Collection number 45287. Ex Eugene Carmichael Collection. AMNH received it as a gift from...
Yellow prismatic crystals that fluoresce orange-pink under longwave ultraviolet. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 200 images. Ex Ambros Kissling.
1006 Barite, Smithsonite, Mimetite, Plaka mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Zoned white to brown barite with tiny colourless mimetite crystals and white “smithsonite”. The latter is not listed in Mindat. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 200 images. Ex Ted Johnson.
A single blue octahedral spinel with minor matrix attached. Width 11mm. Stack of 140 images. Ex Ted Johnson. Collected in July 1987.
A single black bixbyite with pale pinkish topaz crystals. Width 11mm. Stack of 140 images. Ex Ted Johnson. Labelled as from Delta, Utah.
A single grain of gold approximately 1mm wide, mounted on the point of a pin. Label says recovered from the rock run below the Eagle mine. Width 3mm. Stack of 50 images. Label also includes...
A small number of dark green uvarovite garnets with a single bronze pyrrhotite. Width 8mm. Stack of 150 images.
White agate-patterned calcite filling small vesicles in basalt. Width 5.5mm. Stack of 50 images. Collected 16/7/2020.
20060 Cassiterite, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A group of cassiterite crystals on a striated single ferberite crystal. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images.
5690 Zircon, Biotite, Taratimi Bay (Crater Bay), Mayor Island (Tuhua), Bay of Plenty Region, North Island, New Zealand
Sharp and very thin crystals of biotite with white concertina zircon crystal (indicated by red arrow). Width 5.5mm. Stack of 100 images.
5689 Calcite, Chabazite, Mn Oxide, Aranga Quarry (Stone’s Quarry; Hood Road Quarry), Aranga, Kaipara District, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Black manganese oxides on curved white calcite crystals and colourless pseudocubic chabazite crystals. Width 11mm. Stack of 100 images.
Colourless to white bladed crystals of hydromagnesite. There is also an unknown green tabular crystal towards the top left of the specimen, maybe apophyllite (see closeup). Width 18mm. Stack of 180 images. Ex Bernie and...
8202 M354 Epidote, Laumontite, Pumpellyite, Quartz, Kapaa Quarries, Kailua, Oahu, Honolulu Co., Hawaii, USA
Green prismatic epidote with apparent paler tips, white prismatic flattened crystals of laumontite, and green platelets of pumpellyite. Small colourless quartz crystals. Width 9mm, stack of 78 images (epidote). Width 4.5mm, stack of 30 images...
Zoned yellow and brown sphalerite crystals with colourless rhombs of dolomite and colourless round groups of quartz crystals. A couple of very pale yellow sphalerite crystals exhibit an unusual pinkish fluorescence. Width 9mm. Stack of...
5687 Cavansite, Waipouaite, Okenite, Chabazite-Ca, Aranga Quarry, Aranga, Kaipara District, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Pale blue tufts of cavansite with green crystal of waipouaite(?) on chabazite pseudocubes. Aranga is the Type Locality for waipouaite. Width 5.5mm. Stack of 110 images. Most crystals of waipouaite are almost black, but many...
Orange-red hexagonal crystals in tabular and prismatic habits on cream-coloured barite plates. Width 11mm. Stack of 150 images. Close-up photo of a 30x27x20mm specimen.
Brown-tinged cerussite crystals in argentiferous galena with pyrite and minor sphalerite and siderite. Width 11mm. Stack of 100 images.
20058 Mimetite, Guatomo Mine (‘Hat Yai’ mimetite locality), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province, Thailand
Zoned orange-capped yellow hexagonal prisms with small prism faces. Some twinning visible. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images.
0.2g of the Murchison meteorite (9 fragments). This meteorite which fell in 1969 is classed as a CM2 Carbonaceous Chondrite. 38 mineral species have been identified including 3 Type Locality minerals. Largest piece in photo...
Interpenetrant pseudo-cubic crystals.
5686 Mimetite, Goethite, Cerussite, Kintore opencut, Broken Hill South Mine, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales
Yellow butterfly of mimetite with goethite casts after cerussite. Width 5.5mm. Stack of 70 images.
5685 Axinite-(Mn), Iron Cap Mine, Landsman Camp (Landsman group), Aravaipa, Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa Mining District, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
Pale green transparent crystals. Width 5.5mm. Stack of 40 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
5684 Azurite, Malachite, Copper Queen Mine (Halero Mine), Queen Hill, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Azurite roses. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
5683 Goldichite, Halotrichite, Dexter No. 7 Mine, Calf Mesa, San Rafael Mining District, Emery Co., Utah, USA
Yellow masses of crystals of the rare potassium sulphate goldichite on crystalline pinkish halotrichite. Type Locality for goldichite. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 170 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
Intense blue linarite crystals. Width 8mm. Stack of 51 images.
A crudely-terminated 5mm tall bicoloured crystal (purplish-blue and greenish-grey) that has experienced dissolution. Stack of 100 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
5680 Manganbabingtonite, Johannsenite, Iron Cap Mine, Landsman Camp, Aravaipa, Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa Mining District, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
A brownish-black crystal of manganbabingtonite (actually a group of parallel grown crystals) together with pale green crystals of johannsenite. Width 11mm. Stack of 80 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
Green hemispheres on matrix. Width 11mm. Stack of 70 images. Ex John Sobolewski. Ex Matt Gibbs.
5678 Crocoite, Pyromorphite, Platt Prospect, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast municipality, Tasmania
Collected underground in 2004. Specimen width 11mm. Stack of 98 images (Helicon Focus).
Sharp native copper crystals. Specimen height 7mm. Stack of 100 images. Ex Joan Lamond Collection.
Phacolite habit of chabazite. Brown ferroan calcite is fluorescent and phosphorescent. Width 11mm. Stack of 110 images. Ex Joan Lamond Collection. Ex Museum Victoria.
5192 JL1451 Newberyite, Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin (Anderson’s Hill), Skipton, Corangamite Shire, Victoria
Ex Museum of Victoria. Width 11mm. Stack of 70 images. Some of the smaller crystals are transparent.