Prismatic rectangular cross-section colourless crystals of bertrandite formed in a cavity that once was a beryl crystal. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 70 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Thin white pearly cleavages on matrix, fairly sparse. 3.5×2.5cm. OW109.
Type Locality. Microscopic green spots on pink rhodonite.
Type Locality. Yellowish-green spots in aegirine syenite.
Yellow patches in matrix. Ōmi is noted as the Type Locality but it is not clear exactly where. Probably Ōmi River rather than this locality.
Silver crystals in cavities in quartz. Ex Jack and Dawn Leach Collection. Ex Gordon Jackson Collection. Width of view 1.75mm. Stack of 45 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
9152 JP2335 Beraunite, Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales
Ex Jo Price Collection. The green crystals are likely chalcosiderite. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 50 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Pale blue bechererite in slag from the South Mine slag dumps. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 35 images. Acquired from Albert and Marianne Schrander-Hettinga 1/2006. Click on the image below for a higher resolution...
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1991 from Melbourne Museum.
7471 JL1120 Azurite, Goethite, Malachite, Frances Creek Mine, Burrundie, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1986 from Mary Wilde of the Mordialloc Club.
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1995 from Barry Porter at the Horsham Gemkhana for $2.50.
A single orange zircon crystal mounted on a bristle(?). Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1983 from Hamish Pearson.
Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 60 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Greenish-grey beaverite with tiny yellowish hexagonal prisms of mimetite. Acquired from David Vince in 1992. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 100 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Cluster of pink octahedral crystals, pale blue fluorescence. Ex Roger Colling Collection.
Originally purchased from Marino Cristofli, a former miner from Dimbulah on 13th June 1996. Ex Martin Jensen Collection number MJ3254. 34x22x20mm. Pink-red fluorescence.
Pale orange calcite crystals partially coated by tiny colourless stilbite crystals. Specimen size 85x75x40mm. White fluorescence under longwave UV (Convoy) with a green afterglow. Ex Mark Hallam Collection. Ex Roseann Scotti Collection. Click on the...
20073 Azurite, Malachite, Calcite, Triako open cut, Mineral Hill, Condobolin district, New South Wales
Not all mineral specimens are perfect. This one has suffered a little, perhaps when mined or perhaps when collected. One of the azurite crystals (the one on the right) has a couple of breaks. One...
A lot of collectors like fluorite. Whether it be for the isometric (cubic) symmetry (for those that might be a little obsessive-compulsive 😁), the range of colours and zoning, the fluorescence, or for other reasons....
Thin colourless blades of bavenite with colourless fluorite on ferroan magnesite. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 45 images. VHD12. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.