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Martyn Coles' Photo Gallery

4J1-487Antimony, Calcite

Multiple photos available
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

Dimensions: 37 mm x 20 mm x 5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Nice representative specimen of native Antinomy in Calcite. Some areas of cleavage and some crude crystals are present.
Photo ID: 945905     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4988 x 3325 pixels (16.6 Mpix)

723-NGAIron

Multiple photos available
Khungtukun Massif, Malaya Romanikha River, Khatanga, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Dimensions: 35 mm x 13 mm x 18 mm

Small sample of native terrestrial Iron in black rock matrix. Two sides of this specimen are polished to show the Iron in more detail, but the remaining side are left untreated to show the iron in its natural form.
Photo ID: 945747     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5256 x 3504 pixels (18.4 Mpix)

CJA-8JQCopper

Multiple photos available
Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 56 mm x 40 mm x 28 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 4.0 mm

Matrix-free sample of crudely crystallized copper.
Photo ID: 945644     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5136 x 3424 pixels (17.6 Mpix)

M9G-K2HMcguinnessite

Champion Copper Mine, Aniseed Valley, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Dimensions: 37 mm x 18 mm x 21 mm
Field of View: 4 mm

Small mammillary aggregates of sky blue (presumed) Mcguinnessite* lining a small vugh in matrix

(* Visual ID only)
Photo ID: 932332     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 31   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3254 x 2169 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

0LE-XXXVesuvianite

Champion Copper Mine, Aniseed Valley, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Dimensions: 22 mm x 12 mm x 8 mm
Field of View: 3 mm

A small spray of well-terminated colourless (slight green tinge?) Vesuvianite crystals on matrix.
Photo ID: 932272     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2732 x 1821 pixels (5.0 Mpix)

APH-X67Cuprite, Langite

Champion Copper Mine, Aniseed Valley, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Dimensions: 15 mm x 15 mm x 18 mm
Field of View: 1.5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 0.2 mm

A small cavity in massive cuprite has allowed cubic crystals to develop that show interesting growth patterns on the crystal faces. There are a few blades of blue Langite (visual id) also present.
Photo ID: 928948     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 17   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3207 x 2138 pixels (6.9 Mpix)

9GC-L0PBrochantite, Malachite

Champion Copper Mine, Aniseed Valley, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Dimensions: 21 mm x 17 mm x 12 mm
Field of View: 2.0 mm

A single upright blade of Brochantite in a cavity with several tufts of pale green Malachite
Photo ID: 928754     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2639 x 1759 pixels (4.6 Mpix)

7KX-L3EArsenic

Multiple photos available
Svornost Mine, Jáchymov, Karlovy Vary District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

Dimensions: 47 mm x 34 mm x 18 mm

Matt grey botryoidal covering of granular Arsenic on matrix. Thickness of about layer is about 7 mm.
Photo ID: 924901     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 35   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5212 x 3475 pixels (18.1 Mpix)

7M5-W20Pyrrhotite

Multiple photos available
Cambokeels Mine, Westgate, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England, UK

Dimensions: 19 mm x 18 mm x 10 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 19 mm

A classic cluster of brassy / silky Pyrrhotite crystals from the one-off find in the mid 1980s. The terminations are well formed, showing a layered slightly curved finish.
Photo ID: 921978     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 28   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4660 x 3107 pixels (14.5 Mpix)

4TG-EKDCopper

Multiple photos available
Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Dimensions: 33 mm x 18 mm x 12 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 5.5 mm

Small but well crystallized sample of native Copper (with coating of probable red cuprite / green malachite). A variety of crystal forms are present, from (modified) cubic to more a much more elongated form.

According to the seller (who purchased them directly from a Moroccan miner) these specimens were from a recent dig (2017) but no further location data was available.
Photo ID: 911841     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5484 x 3644 pixels (20.0 Mpix)
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