GALLERY 3a

Reference Minerals from the Rosey Collection

SCHEELITE

Sharp crystals of brown Scheelite with quartz and dolomite matrix.
Good specimen with a brownish colour instead of the usual orange. These crystals are good sized at around 2 cm and quite glassy with smooth, glossy surfaces.
From the Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 4.1 x 4.2 x 3 cm.
Ex The Mineral Gallery

DIOPTASE

Large aggregate of sparkling green Dioptase crystals from Tsumeb. Impressive piece.
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia.
Measures 15 x 8 x 5.5 cm.
Ex Trinity Minerals

AMETHYST

Nice crystal cluster of Amethyst from this classic site, Las Vigas, Mexico.
Measures 9.5 x 7 x 6 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

PYROMORPHITE

Lustrous specimen of botryoidal arsenian Pyromorphite.
This is a pure orange Pyromorphite with very little bi-colouration.
From the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 6.8 x 5.2 x 2 cm.
Ex The Mineral Gallery

Pyromorphite

Specimen of arsenian Pyromorphite crystals on matrix.
The crystals are bright yellowish-orange and display a visible translucence.
From the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 4 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm.
Ex The Mineral Gallery

UVITE

Impressive group of translucent brown Uvite crystals.
From the classic locality for this species; Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Measures 8.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

VANADINITE

Cluster of dark brown Vandinite crystals.
Lustrous and a change from the usual blood red types.
From Mibladen, Morocco
Measures 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

VIVIANITE

Beautiful large, elongated dark green crystal group. 
From Huanuni Mine, Bolivia.
Measures 9 x 3 x 2.5 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

PYROMORPHITE

Beautiful cluster of barrel-shaped Pyromorphite crystals.
A classic specimen from a classic site for this species; Les Farges Mine, France.
Measures 7 x 4 x 3 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

GREEN QUARTZ (PRAZYM) ON ANDRADITE GARNETS

Excellent specimen of Green Quartz (Prazym) on dark red Andradite Garnet with great presentation from all sides. The green colour of the Quartz is due to inclusions of Hedenbergite.
Dal’negorsk, Russia
Measures 14 x 8 x 8 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

APATITE CRYSTALS ON ALBITE

Beautiful display of dark green hexagonal Apatite crystals (up to 1.5 cm) on white Albite matrix.
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Measures 7.6 x 6 x 3.5 cm.
Ex Hummingbird Minerals

Wulfenite

Nice cluster of thick butterscotch coloured lustrous crystals. From the famous Los Lamentos mine site.
On limonite matrix.
Measures 8 x 6 x 5 cm
Ex Your Mineral Collection

Garnet, var. Hessonite

Lovely cascade of lustrous cinnamon coloured garnets on white matrix (Albite?) on syenite. From the famous Jeffery Mine location (c.1985). 
Ex Fabre Minerals
Measures 10 x 8 x 6 cm

Garnet, var. Grossular

Nice cluster of ‘raspberry’ garnets on rhyolite matrix.
Sierra de La Cruz, Mexico
Ex Your Mineral Collection
Measures 7 x 7 x 5 cm

Fluorite

Multiple interpenetrating cubes of green fluorite with blue hues in natural light.
Rogerley Mine, UK. Rat Tail Pocket 2009
Ex Your Mineral Collection
Measures 13 x 8 x 5 cm

Fluorite

Pale yellow interpenetrating cubes with light blue rims. Nice example from this classic locality.
Denton, Illinois, USA
Ex The Mineral Gallery
Measures 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm

Azurite

Solid specimen of lustrous azurite rosettes
Shilu Mine, China
Ex Hummingbird Minerals
Measures 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Smithsonite

Unusual yellow-coloured botryoidal specimen
Wei Nan, China
Ex The Mineral Gallery
Measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm

Fluorite

Deep amber yellow sharp cubes.
Erika Mine, Germany
Ex Trinity Minerals
Measures 7 x 5.5. x 3.5 cm

Fluorite

Cluster of interpenetrating deep purple cubes and octahedra. Dark rims and cores against bright interiors when backlit.
Minerva #1 Mine, Illinois, USA
Ex IC Minerals
Measures 15 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm