Tim Sherburn Collection of Irish Minerals - Part II

Presenting Part 2 of the Tim Sherburn collection of minerals from Ireland.  Tim is based in southern California and has been collecting minerals from Ireland, which are not commonly available and hard to track down, since 1995.  Many of Tim's specimens came from Robert Lawson (owner of Moorland Minerals), Stephen Moreton (a collecting partner of Robert Lawson), and David Green (the editor for the UK Journal of Mines & Minerals). Still more Irish minerals from the collection will be posted as time permits.


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SV451 - Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite $ 120
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
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
West Rupla Lode, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 2 cm


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


SV456 - Aquamarine $ 120 SOLD
Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456a.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456b.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456c.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456d.jpg]

A 2.1cm Aquamarine crystal embedded in Quartz. There are a few other small Aqua crystals in the Quartz. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Peter Briscol.


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.


SV458 - Pyromorphite $ 150 SOLD
Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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


SV460 - Calcite $ 75 SOLD
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460d.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460e.jpg]

Calcite crystals with modified form on both sides of matrix from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal is a beautiful undamaged yellow crystal 2.4cm wide. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Comes with a few old labels.


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.


SV538 - Boulangerite on Calcite $ 50 SOLD
Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538a.jpg] Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538b.jpg] Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538c.jpg]

Dark filament-like Boulangerite on white Calcite collected in 2004. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection purchased by Tim in 2013.


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.
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