Selected Specimens

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SV455 - Sphalerite $ 125
Abbeytown Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Abbeytown Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV455a.jpg] Sphalerite from Abbeytown Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV455b.jpg] Sphalerite from Abbeytown Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV455c.jpg] Sphalerite from Abbeytown Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV455d.jpg]

Small, gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals scattered across a dark rock matrix. Well separated crystals with high luster giving lots of sparkle to the specimen. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV457 - Calcite on Dolomite $ 80
Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.2 cm


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Calcite on Dolomite from Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV457a.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV457b.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV457c.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV457d.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Convoy Quarry, Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV457e.jpg]

Jewel-like Calcite crystal on Dolomite. The Calcite is doubly-terminated and transparent. There are Dolomite crystals on both sides of the matrix and the tiny Pyrite gives the piece plenty of sparkle. Ex. Jim Wooldridge, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV461 - Epidote $ 125
Parnell Quarry, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.3 x 5 x 3 cm


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Epidote from Parnell Quarry, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV461a.jpg] Epidote from Parnell Quarry, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV461b.jpg] Epidote from Parnell Quarry, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV461c.jpg]

Pistacio green Epidote crystals covering matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV462 - Galena $ 150
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV462a.jpg] Galena from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV462b.jpg] Galena from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV462d.jpg] Galena from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV462e.jpg]

Galena crystals in white Calcite. The main crystal is a 2cm wide octahedron with stepped faces. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV463 - Calcite $ 120
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV463a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV463b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV463c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV463e.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV463f.jpg]

Cluster of large, scalenohedral white Calcite crystals. Complete all around with good luster. Comes with an old Richard Barstow label indicating it was collected by Barstow in May 1980. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV537 - Calcite $ 50
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV537a.jpg] Calcite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV537b.jpg] Calcite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV537c.jpg]

Elongated scalenohedral Calcite crystals in vug in basalt. The main crystal is 1.5cm long. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired in 2002.


SV549 - Quartz $ 50
Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV549a.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV549b.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV549c.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV549e.jpg]

Glassy transparent tabular Quartz crystals with white Calcite rhombs. A cute thumbnail specimen. Old label indicates it's from the Soloman's Mine Pocket found October 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV540 - Chabazite $ 120
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540a.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540b.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540c.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540d.jpg]

Glassy, large white Chabazite rhombs over matrix. The crystals are translucent to transparent and reach 1.2cm in size. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV541 - Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite $ 150
Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541a.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541b.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541e.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541f.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541g.jpg]

Breccia lined with Quartz crystals and needles of golden Millerite. Chalcopyrite and minor amounts of Annabergite are also present. Good crystals all around. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV543 - Calcite on Chabazite $ 250
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV543a.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV543b.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV543c.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV543d.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV543e.jpg]

Elongated, gem quality reddish orange Calcite crystals on a matrix coated by Chabazite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV545 - Smokey Quartz $ 40
Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545d.jpg]

Cluster of large smokey Quartz crystals collected in 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV546 - Calcite $ 30
Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2.3 cm


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Calcite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV546a.jpg] Calcite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV546b.jpg] Calcite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV546c.jpg] Calcite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV546f.jpg]

Cluster of platy white Calcite crystals collected in September 2003. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired from Lawson's in 2004.


SV547 - Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite $ 150
Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547a.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547b.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547e.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547f.jpg]

Large, hollow Quartz cast pseudomorphed after a now gone Calcite (?) crystal. Small Pyrite crystals add sparkle and platy white Calcite crystals are attached at the base. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV362 - Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362a.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362b.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362c.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362d.jpg]

Isolated bright green crystals of Zincolivenite (a mineral formerly known as Cuprian Adamite) with Cerussite. The crystals reach 0.5cm in size and contrast well against the dark matrix.


SV350 - Willemite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350e.jpg]

Deep blue, botryoidal Willemite coating matrix. The Willemite is translucent and here are small blue/green Rosaite spheres in association.
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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