A single sharp zoned blue and yellow anatase crystal on matrix. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 75 images.
Blue anatase crystals with orange rutile needles on albite and quartz. Width of view 4.5mm. Stack of 50 images.
ncat AA8 113 Titanite, Chlorite Group, Albite, Teufelsmühle, Habach valley, Bramberg am Wildkogel, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria
Green titanite crystals with tiny worms of dark green chlorite and colourless-white albite. Width of view 9mm. Stack of 85 images.
Sharp prismatic green crystals with quartz, dark green chlorite, and unknown pink balls. Height of view 5mm. Stack of 60 images. Locality not specifically in Mindat. Maltatal is a river north of Malta.
20066 Lavoisierite, Punta Gensane, Col San Giovanni, Viù, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Type Locality. Orange fibrous laths frozen in matrix. Width of view 18mm. Stack of 120 images.
8519 Tenorite, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia
Lustrous black rounded wires of tenorite. Width 7.5mm. Stack of 90 images.
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.
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.
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....
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 small number of dark green uvarovite garnets with a single bronze pyrrhotite. Width 8mm. Stack of 150 images.
9049 JP2360 Phenakite, Quartz, Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu District, Portugal
Colourless crystals. Width 11mm. Stack of 60 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Green brochantite and pale blue devilline. Width 9mm. Stack of 44 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9047 JP2218 Axinite-(Fe), Actinolite, Glandon Pass, Maurienne valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Fiery brown axinite associated with and included by pale needles of actinolite. Width 18mm. Stack of 100 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9044 JP2265 Senaite-Crichtonite series, La Léchère (Notre Dame de Briançon), Tarentaise valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Shiny black crystals. Width 5.5mm. Stack of 90 images. Closeup photo width 2.25mm and stack of 40 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9013 JP2318 Beudantite, Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece
Olive green beudantite crystals, and some as an epimorph after a cubic mineral (pyrite?). Width 11mm. Stack of 80 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Euhedral oxidised pyrite crystals with small rutile needles. Width 11mm. Stack of 60 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Dark bluish anatase crystals. Width 7mm. Stack of 50 (dark one) and 70 (one with reflected face) images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9038 JP2266 Raspite, Stolzite, Les Montmins Mine (Ste Barbe vein), Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Tiny orange-brown raspite crystals and yellow stolzite crystals. Width 9mm. Stack of 60 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9034 JP2220 Wollastonite, Saint-Maime mines, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France
Sharp colourless crystals. Width 9mm. Stack of 40 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
In slag. Colourless octahedral crystals of senarmontite, and yellow sulphur(?) crystals in other cavities. Maybe rosickýite? Senarmontite: Width 9mm. Stack of 54 images. “Sulphur”: Width 1.55. Stack of 16 images. I had to overexpose the...
9030 JP2226 Anorthite, Esseneite, Wollastonite, Leucite, Lapanouse-de-Severac slag locality, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
Colourless tabular anorthite (not shown in photo), black esseneite, colourless thin prismatic wollastonite and colourless euhedral leucite. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 40 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Green acicular camérolaite with light blue fibrous cyanotrichite. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 60 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9028 JP2267 Monazite-(Ce), Anatase, Fluorapatite, Quartz, La Léchère (Notre Dame de Briançon), Tarentaise valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Greyish-yellow monazite with yellow-orange anatase, colourless quartz and white apatite. The apatite fluoresces a pinkish white. Width 9mm. Stack of 60 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Sharp bluish crystals of anatase on quartz. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 52 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9022 JP2363 Synchisite-(Ce), Hematite, Quartz, Montecrestese, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Hexagonal pale-coloured prism of synchisite (label says Ce, but Mindat shows this as questionable), with silver hexagonal plates of hematite. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 56 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Cluster of pink octahedral crystals, pale blue fluorescence. Ex Roger Colling Collection.
9019 JP2268 Monazite-(Ce), La Lechere (Notre Dame de Briancon), Tarentaise valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
A single pale yellow crystal. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 20 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Rich hackly gold in quartz. Width 9mm. Stack of 62 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9014 JP2366 Tetrahedrite, La Sanguinede mine, Les Malines District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France
Tarnished silver tetrahedral crystals. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 24 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9010 JP2222 Kidwellite, Les Montmins Mine (Ste Barbe vein), echassieres, ebreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Brown puffballs of kidwellite in a cavity. Width 9mm. Stack of 42 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Brown equant crystals of andradite garnet. Width 6.5mm. Stack of 89 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9118 JP2620 Pseudobrookite, Nepheline, Fluorapatite, Biotite, Rhonite, Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel), Nickenich, Andernach, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Sharp black prismatic pseudobrookite, colourless hexagonal nepheline, white fluorapatite, brownish biotite, single reddish rhonite. Width 2.77mm. Stack of 16 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9108 JP2663 Phosgenite, Thorikos Bay slag locality, Thorikos area, Lavrion District slag localities, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attiki Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
Colourless blocky crystals fluoresce orange under longwave UV. Width 6.5mm. Stack of 64 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
9032 JP2374 Anatase, Brookite, Quartz, Hematite, La Lauzière massif, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Sharp orange-red doubly-terminated anatase crystals with platey brookite, on quartz with minor hematite. The specimen was only labelled as anatase, but the brookite, although small, is very nice. Header photo (anatase) width 9mm, stack of...
9004 JP2269 Scheelite, Tête des Econduits, Mont Chemin mining district, Martigny, Valais, Switzerland
Single yellow transparent scheelite crystal. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 44 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Flat bladed bright blue crystals. Width 4.5mm. Ex Jo Price Collection.
30102 Quartz, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
A lot going on here. Orange phantoms in quartz crystals. These are coated in white drusy quartz. Then there are colourless quartz scepters. But not just at the tips. There are tiny little sceptres ALONG...
30091 Sphalerite, Quartz, Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Complex black sphalerite with orange coated quartz crystals. Video best viewed full screen.
Fracture runs right through specimen. No sign of any repairs. Video best viewed full screen.
Hematite inclusions in amethyst. Video best viewed full screen.
30078 Calcite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz, Fluorite, Bor Pit, Dal’negorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Tiny white calcite on yellowish calcite, chalcopyrite partially covered by sphalerite, and quartz and colourless fluorite. Video best viewed full screen.
30060 Betrandite, Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Ferberite, Kara-Oba W deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karazhal, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Cream bertrandite with small pyrite cubes, black ferberite, and orange-brown rhodochrosite. Ex Barry Johnson Collection. Video best viewed full screen.
Labelled as clinozoisite but according to Mindat, all analysed specimens are epidote.
Ex Neil Kinnane Collection. Some orange fluorescence – cerussite maybe. Video best viewed full screen.
Fluorapatite crystals to 14mm across, pale pink fluorescence under longwave with blue rims. No response under shortwave. Video best viewed full screen.
Two small anatase crystals and albite on matrix. Video best viewed full screen.
20048 Hematite, Quartz, Muscovite, Cavradi gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch, Surselva Region, Grisons, Switzerland
Group of platy hematite crystals. Ex Brian Shelton Collection.
Cluster of lustrous sharp crystals. Ex Barry Johnson Collection. Video best viewed full screen.
Calcite after Ikaite
Ex Roger Colling Collection
Type Locality. Ex Ruth Coulsell Collection No. 3252.
Ex Ruth Coulsell Collection No. 4132. A sulphate that has a bad effect of paper labels, as can be seen! The label no longer is in contact with the specimen. Labelled as simply Teruel, but...
20004 Tertschite, Kurtpinari mine, Faraskoy (Faras), Bigadic, Balikesir Province, Marmara Region, Turkey
Type Locality. Tiny white fibres in a vial. Ex R. C. Erd, 1961.
Brown ball on quartz matrix. Minor pyrite present. Ex Elena van Schriver.
10063 Calcite, Quartz, Dal’negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Cream flattened calcite crystals on tapering quartz crystals.
Cluster of colorless-white quartz crystals. Collected by Tim Greenland in Spring, 1968.
Cluster of smoky quartz crystals on a feldspar base. Labelled as Santa lucia de Tallano.
10044 Sphalerite, Pyrite, Quartz, Dal’negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Stalactite of black crystals of sphalerite with a quartz crystal and minor pyrite on a few sphalerite crystal terminations, 58mm wide.
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 2002 from Pat Sutton at the Bendigo Show.
ncat JL3566 Cuprite (Chalcotrichite), Quartz, Malachite, Copper, Virneberg, near Rheinbreitbach, Germany
Ex Museum Victoria, acquired by Joan Lamond in 1999.
White fibrous fluorescent
Carolinos Mine, Jack Nelson Collection
Carolinos Mine, Jack Nelson Collection
Moulin Bardet Mine
Ex Jack Nelson Collection
Unlikely locality based on Mindat
“Antozonite” – Anzeme Mine, Gueret, Creuse, France. Advice on locality from Jean-francois Brochard