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Crystal Classics - Weekly Update

8th February 2019

This weeks update plays host to the beauty and variety of minerals from the Americas:

- A rare specimen of Anglesite from the Wheatley Mines, USA. A well-formed, lustrous, thick white bladed crystal of Anglesite measuring to 3.3cm displays well against white Cerussite covering a silvery-grey Galena matrix

- A superb miniature of beautiful, highly lustrous Pyromorphite from the classic Bunker Hill mine, USA. The specimen features spheroidal toffee-orange pyromorphite crystals sprinkled with bright acid-yellow prismatic crystals

- A stunning Hemimorphite from the Santa Eulalia mining district in Mexico. Large individual Hemimorphite crystals radiate out to form an aesthetic stellate group

- A 'V' shaped cleft in ironstone matrix is delicately lined with colourless to slightly milky Calcite, tinged turquoise-blue by underlying Rosasite. Most of the surface of this open cleft is lined with velvet-like druses of turquoise Rosasite with a satin lustre

- A spectacular specimen of the extremely rare mineral Szenicsite with Molybdenite and copper-bearing Powellite, from the Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Chile. The reddish-bronze-brown matrix is pervaded with metallic and silky deep green blades of Szenicsite up to 2.5 x 1.0cm

- A single and spectacular elongated cubic Galena crystal perched at almost 45 degrees on an attractive matrix of golden-metallic Marcasite. From the Sweetwater mine, USA

- A beautifully developed, large prismatic Tourmaline crystal from the world-famous Himalaya mine, USA. The crystal grades from deep to mid-olive-green with a pale bubble-gum-pink upper zone and sub-millimetre olive-green pinacoid

- A highly aesthetic miniature composed of opaque milky-white sharp rhombs of Calcite forming a stacked chain and linked by burnt-orange to brick-red Hemimorphite crystals. An aesthetic and very striking specimen from the Santo Domingo mine, Mexico

With many more specimens to see, visit the website for the full update.








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