Selected Specimens

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SV530 - Chabazite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158)
Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm


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Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530a.jpg] Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530b.jpg] Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530f.jpg]

Basalt vug lined with brilliant, sparkling white crystals of Chabazite. High quality, undamaged glassy crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV531 - Smithsonite with Fluorite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


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Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531a.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531b.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531e.jpg]

Vuggy specimen of bright yellow cadmium Smithsonite and purple Fluorite. Botryoidal, satiny Smithsonite is present in open vugs all around the specimen. The Sheshodonnell East Mine is a small former zinc mine that was worked in about 1862-63 (per MINDAT). The miners were lookng for the sphalerite and the smithsonite was placed in the dumps, and collected about 100 years later. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV532 - Halite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 79)
Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Halite from Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV532a.jpg] Halite from Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV532b.jpg] Halite from Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV532f.jpg] Halite from Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV532g.jpg]

Transparent cubes of Halite all around massive Halite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV533 - Dundasite $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 185)
Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Dundasite from Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV533a.jpg] Dundasite from Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV533b.jpg] Dundasite from Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV533c.jpg] Dundasite from Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV533d.jpg] Dundasite from Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV533e.jpg]

White Dundasite on matrix from the Tynagh Mine. Weakly fluorescent purple white. Comes with 6 old labels including one from Richard Barstow and one from the University of Delaware mineral museum. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV534 - Actinolite on Wollastonite $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 106)
Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm


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Actinolite on Wollastonite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV534a.jpg] Actinolite on Wollastonite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV534b.jpg] Actinolite on Wollastonite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV534e.jpg] Actinolite on Wollastonite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV534f.jpg]

Dark reddish green crystals of Actinolite on matrix. Collected in October 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV535 - Calcite $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 106)
Aughermore Quarry, Aughermore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 4 cm


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Calcite from Aughermore Quarry, Aughermore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV535a.jpg] Calcite from Aughermore Quarry, Aughermore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV535b.jpg] Calcite from Aughermore Quarry, Aughermore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV535c.jpg]

White lenticular Calcite crystals with flat edges densely packed together on their sides. Clean and bright specimen. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV536 - Calcite with Pyrite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Pyrite from K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV536a.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV536c.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV536d.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV536e.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from K orebody, Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV536f.jpg]

Yellow Calcite crystals intergrown with Pyrite atop Pyrite and small Dolomite crystals. Clean and in excellent condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV451 - Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158)
Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.7 cm


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Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451a.jpg] Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451b.jpg] Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451c.jpg]

Chunky white Apophyllite crystals to 1.8cm wide on Gyrolite and Mesolite. Collected in July 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV452 - Chabazite $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 119)
Aughrim Quarry, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Chabazite from Aughrim Quarry, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV452a.jpg] Chabazite from Aughrim Quarry, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV452b.jpg] Chabazite from Aughrim Quarry, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV452d.jpg] Chabazite from Aughrim Quarry, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV452f.jpg]

Translucent to transparent white rhombs of Chabazite on basalt matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Acquired from Peter Briscol in 1998.


SV453 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 106)
West Rupla Lode, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 2 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from West Rupla Lode, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV453a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from West Rupla Lode, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV453b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from West Rupla Lode, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV453c.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from West Rupla Lode, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV453d.jpg]

Cubic Galena crystals and reddish brown Sphalerite on a green Quartz matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV454 - Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238)
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV454a.jpg] Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV454b.jpg] Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV454c.jpg] Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV454d.jpg] Calcite with Chabazite, Thompsonite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV454e.jpg]

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


SV455 - Sphalerite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
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 (=~ AUS$ 106)
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.


SV458 - Pyromorphite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasa, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458e.jpg]

Yellow to green Pyromorphite crystals that stand out well against a white Quartz matrix. Tiny drusy crystals with larger crystals in the center of the main vug. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV461 - Epidote $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
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.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149

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