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Unusual geode-like specimen of flat, recrystallized galena with needle quartz and sphalerite. The galena is extremely lustrous and difficult to photograph. This specimen is much more attractive in person! Minimal damage to the quartz. 10.1 x 7.9 x 6.7 cm.
Aesthetic grouping of large, brassy chalcopyrite crystals and slightly pink calcite. The chalcopyrite measures to about 2.5 cm on edge. Some minor galena is present on the bottom of the specimen. The calcite has some edgewear and the reverse side is contacted where it was attached to matrix, otherwise in good condition. 7.3 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm.
Unusual grouping of galena crystals with a slightly molten, hoppered appearance. The primary form is octahedral, with some prominent growth hillocks visible. Small crystals of dark sphalerite (to 6 mm) are also present. The central cluster is 5.6 x 4.5 cm; the overall specimen size is 12.2 x 8.9 x 7.4 cm.
Large, attractive plate of large crystals (to 3.4 cm) of very lustrous opaque sphalerite with needle quartz and minor chalcopyrite. As shown the photos, the sphalerite has some interesting growth patterns. The bottom of the specimen is flat where it was attached to matrix. 11.2 x 8.6 x 2.7 cm.
Exceptional specimen of blue baryte crystals from an unknown mine in Frizington. The small cleavage on one of the large crystals keeps this from being an extremely expensive specimen. Otherwise, the specimen is in excellent shape, with a few cleavages on the small secondary crystals on the left. The main crystal is about 7.7 x 6.6 cm and is transparent to translucent. 12.0 x 9.3 x 8.6 cm.
Balls of argentopyrite to 2 mm on proustite, both on a calcite matrix. The proustite is deep red in color and highly lustrous. The argentopyrite and proustite are in excellent contrast to the white calcite. Some minor damage to the proustite as shown in the photos. 6.1 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm.
From my personal collection, this is a terrific German mimetite reminiscent of "campylite" from Caldbeck Fells. The crystals are a brilliant yellow-orange and measure to 4 mm. This find was described in the April 2000 Lapis magazine. 9.7 x 9.6 x 7.8 cm.
From my personal collection, amber-colored stilbite bowties to 1 cm from an unusual German locality. The stilbite formed within vesicles in a basaltic matrix, clearly visible on the specimen. 4.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm.
From the type locality, this is an excellent cabinet specimen of light brown stolzite on quartz. The stolzite measures to about 4 mm and is fairly abundant. It shows typical, but weak, fluorescence. From my personal collection. 8.3 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm.
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