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.
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.
Bruzie Mine, Urals, Russia
Type Locality, Peter Hall
Ex John Sobolewski, Matt Gibbs
20001 Elbaite, Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan; Malechansk), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
A single rubellite crystal, typical pink, 25x5x5mm.
10046 Quartz, Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal’negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
The Rocket. Group of beta-quartz like crystals that looks like a rocket ready for lift-off.
4662 Azoproite, Tazheranskii Massif (Tazheran Massif), Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast’, Prebaikalia (Pribaikal’e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Type Locality. Small shiny black crystalline masses and grains of this unusual borate in white brucite marble. Analysed material, obtained in 2001. Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (3828)
Type Locality. Tiny green chip in capsule. Alters in air. Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (3839).
4659 Type Locality. Fedorovskite, Solongo B deposit, Vitim Plateau, Buriatia Republic (Buryatia), Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Small capsule of brown fibrous material of this rare manganese borate mineral. Obtained in 1997. Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (3345)
4660 Shadlunite, 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. Obtained in 2007. Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (4272)
4661 Arctite, Koashva Open Pit, Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast’, Northern Region, Russia
Small, glassy colourless inclusions (fluorescent blue in SW UV) in natrolite. A very rare sodium-calcium-barium phosphate, obtained in 2008 (at some cost!). Ex Raymond Hodgson Collection (4408)
4600 Uvarovite, Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya Village (Sarany), Gornozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast’, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Type Locality. Rich green uvarovite crystals to 1mm on every side.
Richard Bell 2007
Sauktown 6/2006. Likely Lemmleinite-Ba (no such mineral as Lemmleinite-Mg)
Jim Ferraiolo 6/2005
Brown couloured kentbrooksite in a matrix
Green euchlorine on matrix in vial
Peter Hall Colelction
ex Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow.
Or after calcite?
Several dozen of these little nuggets, at least, mounted on a square of stiff yellow paper glued to the top of a cork pedestal in a two piece black plastic micromount display case. From the...
1104 Kozyrevskite, Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast’, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as very tiny, grass-green to light green aggregates of coarse prismatic to acicular crystals on volcanic scoria, typically with darker green undefined Cu-sulfates and occasionally black tenorite. Formula: Cu4O(AsO4)2 ? orthorhombic...
0971 Chrysothallite, Belloite, Avdoninite, Chlorothionite, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast’, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this bizarre geological environment in Kamchatka, chrysothallite occurs as extremely small, bright golden yellow, equant micro crystals perched in scoria vugs, often with olive green belloite and occasionally other rare species...