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Martyn Coles' Photo Gallery

P8E-QYYAnalcime Na(AlSi2O6)·H2O , Calcite CaCO3

Red Island, Waimarama, Hastings District, Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand

Dimensions: 33 mm x 22 mm x 18 mm
Field of View: 8 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 0.8 mm

Small cavity hosts several water clear Analcime crystals along woth some opaque (corroded?) Calcite crystals.
Photo ID: 1028343     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 65   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3393 x 2262 pixels (7.7 Mpix)

NXY-4VNPlatinum Pt

Multiple photos available
Goodnews Bay, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA

Dimensions: 1 mm x 1 mm x 1 mm

A small nugget of native Platinum
Photo ID: 1023249     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 31   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3402 x 2268 pixels (7.7 Mpix)

87U-U9TArsenic As

Multiple photos available
Akadani mine, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Dimensions: 8 mm x 8 mm x 7 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

A classic agglomerated cluster of native Arsenic crystals forming a cubic specimen.
Photo ID: 1023245     Uploaded by: Martyn Coles   View Count: 28   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4296 x 2864 pixels (12.3 Mpix)

4J1-487Antimony Sb , Calcite CaCO3

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: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4988 x 3325 pixels (16.6 Mpix)

723-NGAIron Fe

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: 32   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5256 x 3504 pixels (18.4 Mpix)

CJA-8JQCopper Cu

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: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5136 x 3424 pixels (17.6 Mpix)

M9G-K2HMcguinnessite (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2

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: 58   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3254 x 2169 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

0LE-XXXVesuvianite Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

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: 39   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2732 x 1821 pixels (5.0 Mpix)

APH-X67Cuprite Cu2O , Langite Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2H2O

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: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3207 x 2138 pixels (6.9 Mpix)

9GC-L0PBrochantite Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 , Malachite Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

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: 60   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2639 x 1759 pixels (4.6 Mpix)
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