Thumbnails and Miniatures from the Irv Brown Collection


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T773 - Fluorite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T774 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T775 - Quartz $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T776 - Andradite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T777 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) 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.


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T778 - Chrysoberyl $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T779 - Rutile $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T780 - Euclase $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T781 - Sphene $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T782 - Wulfenite $ 850 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T783 - Boulder Opal $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
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.


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T784 - Willemite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0) 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.


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T785 - Sphalerite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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T786 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T788 - Copper with Calcite $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Copper with Calcite from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t788a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t788b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t788c.jpg]

Single clear Calcite crystal with attached hackly Copper. There is a small amount of untarnished Copper in the base of the crystal that really adds alot of visual appeal to the piece. Undamaged.



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