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Bruce Cairncross' Photo Gallery

8EF-VHGCerussite

Kindergoed Farm, Carolina, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Dimensions: 10.5 cm

Several cerussite crystals scattered about on gossanous matrix. From Moore's Hill, Kindergoed, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, 10.5 cm. A local museum specimen.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965270     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

D08-8C5Chalcocite, Quartz, Calcite

Messina Mine, Musina, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa

Dimensions: 9 cm

A 9 cm composite chalcocite crystal, associated with quartz and minor calcite. This large Messina mine crystal is arguably one of the finest known from the mine and certainly one of the finest chalcocite crystals from South Africa.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965268     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

MM6-L1XCerussite, Malachite

Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

Dimensions: 6.4 cm

A local museum specimen of reticulated cerussite crystals on malachite, 6.4 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965267     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 16   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4956 x 3772 pixels (18.7 Mpix)

R6Y-YVLBornite

Mangula Mine, Mhangura, Makonde District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Dimensions: 6.5 cm

A large 6.5 cm bornite crystal from Mangula in Zimbabwe.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965266     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

AGV-N9QLudlockite, Siderite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Field of View: 4.5 cm

A somewhat dusty specimen of ludlockite with Zn-rich siderite, from a local geology museum. Field of view if 4.5 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965264     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5774 x 3865 pixels (22.3 Mpix)

F2N-24EEpidote

Rehoboth Rural, Hardap Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 5.2 cm

A group of epidote crystals backlit to show the main crystal's transparency, 5.2 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965261     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

PPL-DU6Calcite, Cuprite (Var: Chalcotrichite)

Onganja Mine, Helen Farm 235, Onganja mining area, Seeis, Windhoek Rural, Khomas Region, Namibia

Field of View: 4.5 cm

A partial vug containing calcite with inclusions of cuprite variety chalcotrichite. Field of view is 4.5 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 965257     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4536 x 3340 pixels (15.2 Mpix)

VKX-V9KCelestine, Olmiite

N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Field of View: 10.5 cm

Close-up view of a large cabinet-sized specimen of pale blue celestine forming the matrix to clusters of brown olmiite.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 964611     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4928 x 3264 pixels (16.1 Mpix)

DYH-6E4Hausmannite

N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Field of View: 2.8 cm

Close-up of a well-formed hausmannite crystal, 2.8 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 964610     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3388 x 3088 pixels (10.5 Mpix)

MP4-5TACalcite

N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Dimensions: 11.5 cm

a large fist-sized twinned calcite from N'Chwaning II mine, 11.5 cm.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 964609     Uploaded by: Bruce Cairncross   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4120 x 3264 pixels (13.4 Mpix)
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