Thumbnails and Miniatures from the Irv Brown Collection

36 mixed thumbnails and miniatures from the collection of Irv Brown. Irv referred to this sub-collection of his as the "Bedroom Collection" and kept them displayed in a lighted glass case in his home. It's composed of a nice variety of quality minerals.



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T758 - Fluorite, Sphalerite on Galena $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 452)
Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Fluorite, Sphalerite on Galena from Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t758a.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite on Galena from Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t758b.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite on Galena from Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t758c.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite on Galena from Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t758d.jpg]

Silvery Galena crystals adorned with small red Sphalerite crystals and transparent purple Fluorite cubes. Complete undamaged floater.


T759 - Azurite on Malachite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581) SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t759a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t759b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t759c.jpg]

Smooth blobs of botryoidal Malachite form the matrix for sparkling hemispheres of Azurite crystals.


T760 - Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 258)
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760a.jpg] Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760b.jpg] Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760c.jpg]

V-formation of Calcite crystals with attached Chalcopyrite. Showy and undamaged except for the tip of another crystal grew into the lower backside of one of the Calcites.


T761 - Apatite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 516)
Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761a.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761b.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761c.jpg]

Large single Apatite crystal with drusy Quartz and Chalcopyrite on one side. Undamaged and as good as I've ever seen for one of these.


T762 - Spessartine $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 387) SOLD
Garnet Hill, Ely, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Spessartine from Garnet Hill, Ely, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t762a.jpg] Spessartine from Garnet Hill, Ely, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t762b.jpg] Spessartine from Garnet Hill, Ely, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t762c.jpg]

Two Spessartine crystals to 1.6cm in Quartz lined vugs in pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence. Undamaged.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1162)
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T764 - Silver on Calcite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 2324)
Himmelfurst Mine, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Silver on Calcite from Himmelfurst Mine, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/t764a.jpg] Silver on Calcite from Himmelfurst Mine, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/t764b.jpg] Silver on Calcite from Himmelfurst Mine, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/t764c.jpg]

Elegant Silver wires rising up from a Calcite matrix. There is also Acanthite and Pyrite present. This is 'just' the trim off the fabulous wire Silver pictured in the Irv Brown chapter of the California collectors edition of the Mineralogical Record. That specimen (before the the trim) was the mine managers choice from the mine and sat on his desk for years. No damage.


T765 - Copper $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 1226)
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t765a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t765b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t765c.jpg]

Copper crystals in an uncommon ring formation. Accented by green Epidote. Undamaged


T766 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 775)
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766c.jpg]

Single undamaged 2.1cm rhodochrosite crystal with pale green octahedra of Fluorite.


T767 - Zircon $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581)
Tanga Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Zircon from Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t767a.jpg] Zircon from Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t767b.jpg] Zircon from Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t767c.jpg]

Large, gemmy wine red Zircon crystal, one of the best I've seen from this locality. Multiterminated or intergrown cluster. Some edge chipping present, but overall a really nice one.


T768 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581)
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768c.jpg]

Two larger velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite crystals both on the matrix and on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T769 - Elbaite on Albite SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Elbaite on Albite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t769a.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t769b.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t769c.jpg]

Hot pink 3.2cm Tourmaline crystal on blades of white Albite. The Tourmaline is gemmy with a green termination. Displays beautifully. Collected by Irv Brown.


T770 - Rutile on/in Quartz SOLD
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Rutile on/in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t770a.jpg] Rutile on/in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t770b.jpg] Rutile on/in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t770c.jpg] Rutile on/in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t770d.jpg] Rutile on/in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t770e.jpg]

Rutile and Hematite 'stars' attached to Quartz crystals. The Quartz is included by golden needles of Rutile. This specimen should be hand delivered due to the fragile nature of the Rutile crystals.


T771 - Cerussite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 387)
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771a.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771b.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771c.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771d.jpg]

Cerussite from Mibladen is somewhat common, but this is an uncommonly good one. A nice compact knob of matrix covered on both sides with gemmy Cerussite crystals to 2cm with minor amounts of pink Barite. Good from both sides, undamaged.


T772 - Emerald $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 387)
Ural Mountains, Russia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Emerald from Ural Mountains, Russia [db_pics/pics/t772a.jpg] Emerald from Ural Mountains, Russia [db_pics/pics/t772b.jpg] Emerald from Ural Mountains, Russia [db_pics/pics/t772c.jpg]

Large medium green Emerald crystal on schist. Undamaged, with gem zones.



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