Thumbnails and Miniatures from the Irv Brown Collection


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T773 - Fluorite $ 600
Heights Mine, Weardale, England
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Fluorite from Heights Mine, Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/t773a.jpg] Fluorite from Heights Mine, Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/t773b.jpg] Fluorite from Heights Mine, Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/t773c.jpg] Fluorite from Heights Mine, Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/t773d.jpg]

Transparent green cube of Fluorite, 3.5cm on the diagonal. Large glassy top surface with just the tip of a twin sticking through. Old collection sticker attached indicating D. I. Green collection.


T774 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 280
Ajo, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774c.jpg]

Three interconnected velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite crystals on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T775 - Quartz $ 260
Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t775a.jpg] Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t775b.jpg]

Japan-law twin smokey Quartz crystal. Edge contacted along lower left side, otherwise undamaged.


T776 - Andradite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776a.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776b.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776c.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776d.jpg]

Large green Andradite crystal on matrix with Clinochlore. Largest Andradite is 1.9cm. Undamaged.


T777 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 SOLD
Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/t777a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/t777b.jpg]

Bubbly mounds of Rhodochrosite over Quartz. Satiny surface luster. Undamaged.


T778 - Chrysoberyl $ 250
Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t778a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t778b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t778c.jpg]

Gemmy Chrysoberyl crystals with a 1.3cm hexxagonal crystal at the top.


T779 - Rutile $ 400
Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t779a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t779b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t779c.jpg]

A mirror lustrous double-terminated 2.3cm Rutile crystal in a dark tan matrix. Undamaged, with gem zones.


T780 - Euclase $ 1500
Gachala Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Euclase from Gachala Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/t780a.jpg] Euclase from Gachala Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/t780b.jpg] Euclase from Gachala Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/t780c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy Euclase with superb blue color. It's actually a short, wide crystal with the contact along the long side, and can be displayed this way as an undamaged crystal. Because the long side is a smooth, flat cleave, it can be displayed vertically too, which is how Irv did.


T781 - Sphene $ 280
Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Sphene from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t781a.jpg] Sphene from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t781b.jpg] Sphene from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t781c.jpg]

Undamaged, twinned crystal. Gemmy with good green color.


T782 - Wulfenite $ 850
Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782a.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782b.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782c.jpg]

A 2.8cm wide red/orange Wulfenite crystal on Calcite matrix. The backside of the crystal has a druse of Calcite but the front is bright and lustrous. Minor chipping along the edges but overall great condition.


T783 - Boulder Opal $ 200
Queensland, Australia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Boulder Opal from Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/t783a.jpg] Boulder Opal from Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/t783b.jpg] Boulder Opal from Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/t783c.jpg]

Precious opal over a dark matrix. I see blues, greens, yellows, and reds.


T784 - Willemite $ 1500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t784a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t784b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t784c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t784d.jpg]

Blue Willemite on matrix, good from both sides. The most desired color of Willemite is this blue, especially on white Dolomite such as this. One side has distinct individual Willemite crystals, the other side has a large mass of blue Willemite.


T785 - Sphalerite $ 650
Balmat Mine, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Sphalerite from Balmat Mine, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/t785a.jpg] Sphalerite from Balmat Mine, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/t785b.jpg] Sphalerite from Balmat Mine, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/t785c.jpg]

Cluster of large Sphalerite crystals, translucent orange/brown with flashes of yellow. Undamaged and crystallized all around.


T786 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of bright, translucent blue Azurite. Good quality lustrous crystals.


T787 - Scolecite $ 200
Italy
miniature - 3.9 x 3.8 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787a.jpg] Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787b.jpg]

Small geode filled with white Scolecite crystals. There is one broken crystal deep in the vug, otherwise all crystals present though not terminated because they contacted the top of the geode. Unusual specimen, unfortunately no further locality information is available.



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