Campomorto Quarry, Montalto di Castro
Viterbo Province, Latium,
8.8 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
Exquisite spherical calcite on basalt from a classic old location. No damage, this displays well and has a beautiful soft luster.
Datolite-color change & Heulandite
Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, Passaic County
5.0 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
The yellow to green color change occurs between incandescent, flourescent and daylight. Lusterous crystals the largest measuring 2.9 CM with contact on the bottom of the crystal. From a 2009 find.
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County
7.5 x 4.5 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
Large bright iridescent crystal aggregate, undamaged from finds in the 1990's. Individual complex crystals up to 3.3 CM showing purple, blue and yellow iridescence primarily. Looks better in person, holds well among chalcocites from any location. Not just black and ugly!
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
3.4 x 2.3 CM (small miniature)
Cute azurite rose on a small piece of matrix from a destined to be classic locality. Lustrous and sharp with very minor malachite.