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Stephen Eglinton's Photo Gallery

8T6-L4XLiroconite Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4·4H2O , Chalcopyrite CuFeS2

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Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK

Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm

A beautiful miniature of the rare Arsenate Liroconite. The prominent composite crystal measures to 1 cm, with surrounding crystals to 4 mm.
The matrix consists of massive iridescent Chalcopyrite.
Colour and luster are superb. The mix of classic blue with the far rarer green, sitting on iridescent Chalcopyrite is stunning.
From the type locality.

Acquired from Crystal Classics. Photos courtesy of same.
Now in my collection.
Copyright: © Stephen Eglinton.      Photo ID: 366365     Uploaded by: Stephen Eglinton   View Count: 629   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1559 x 1169 pixels (1.8 Mpix)

ATH-H7CQuartz (Var: Rock Crystal) SiO2 , Quartz (Var: Amethyst) SiO2 , Hematite Fe2O3 , Lepidocrocite γ-Fe3+O(OH)

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Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 44 mm x 24 mm x 13 mm

Stunning Brandberg miniature Enhydro Quartz crystal measuring 44 x 24 x 13 mm.
The crystal has an unusual flat pointed "arrow-like" shape, with striated markings and stepped ridges leading to the crystal point. The base has a self healed cavity extending into the crystal, seen from the underside. Of note is a cavity containing a moving bubble.
The crystal has a deeply coloured Amethyst section at the base, with associated bright red Hematite and Lepidocrocite inclusions extending through out the rest of the crystal. The vitreous luster is off the charts.
Copyright: © Stephen Eglinton.      Photo ID: 363000     Uploaded by: Stephen Eglinton   View Count: 538   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 700 x 522 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

9A4-X5XQuartz (Var: Smoky Quartz) SiO2 , Quartz (Var: Amethyst) SiO2

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Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 42 mm x 26 mm x 16 mm

Unique and stunning Brandberg miniature measuring 42 x 26 x 16 mm.
Specimen consists of a gemmy, doubly terminated and beautifully twinned, stepped formation Smokey Quartz crystal with a transparent, sharp tabular Amethyst crystal of deeply saturated purple colour, growing in parallel on matrix.
Both crystals exhibit superb vitreous luster.

Copyright: © Stephen Eglinton.      Photo ID: 362993     Uploaded by: Stephen Eglinton   View Count: 590   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 700 x 522 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

KFN-852Benitoite BaTi(Si3O9)

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California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 40 mm x 35 mm x 23 mm

A magnificent miniature of Benitoite measuring 40 x 35 x 23 mm. Featuring textbook perfect crystals on contrasting white Natrolite. One very small Neptunite can be seen to the left, of the lower left Benitoite crystal.
The major crystal measures 27 x 17 x 14 mm. Two of the crystals indicating triply terminated faces.
All crystals are sharp and extremely well defined, with merely a contact to one crystal tip. No Damage. All are gemmy and lustrous, displaying superb sapphire-blue colouration, with blue-white fluorescence under UV.
From the type locality for the species.
Ex. K. Proctor Collection. Acquired through Joseph Freilich.
Copyright: © Stephen Eglinton.      Photo ID: 362151     Uploaded by: Stephen Eglinton   View Count: 719   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 698 pixels (0.7 Mpix)
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