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Connellite
stock #AX-10-806
Wheal Edward, Botallack, St. Just
Cornwall, England
6.8 x 4.1 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
Spring 2019

Rich, brilliant blue masses of Connellite richly covers a double sided matrix plate. Classic Cornish material, this rather rare Copper mineral is usually seen in specks and areas measured in millimeters, not dense multi centimeter masses. A lighter blue area of Langite is present also, but far more of this is Connellite. From the Ruth and Andy Palmer systematic collection, this are mostly massive, with colorful crusts but strong magnification shows very tiny crystals in a few area. Bright and impressive for this uncommon Copper specie.

Galena with Ankerite -old English specimen
stock #16.1-568
Nenthead, Alston Moor District
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.2 x 3.8 x 1.6 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $130
Spring 2019

A dark Galena cube with complex face structures rests on a mix of Ankerite and druzy Quartz. The Ankerite is in two generations the older is translucent the newer is nearly black with inclusions and some faces are iridescent. A cute small cabinet (or large miniature) in perfect, undamaged condition from the historic mines of Nenthead.

Calcite- classic locale clear crystals
stock #17.AX-794(A10)
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
7 x 5.4 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Late Summer 2018

English classic Calcite crystals on a gossan Matrix. Glass clear and lustrous as these are supposed to be. These Egremont Calcites from the West Cumberland Iron fields were mostly being found in the 19th century or earlier, they are highly respected. On this piece there are a few cleaves and a recrystallized old break, this keeps the price lower, but none of these are easily seen on display. Ex Ruth and Andy Palmer, these clear Calcites are only available from the dispersal of old collections.

Barite-Classic locale
stock #15.1-171
Florence Mine, Egremont
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8.3 x 5.3 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, classic Barite (Baryte) with color zoned crystals that are also transparent, lustrous and doubly terminated. From the Florence Mine in the Frizington area, the matrix is distinctive Dolomite with Hematite coloring in some areas. This has the classic form from the Frizington area, but is by far the most attractive Barite I have seen from the Florence mine, a location better known for Hematite, Fluorite and Quartz. The Barites are in remarkable condition for such delicate, slender crystals which are free standing on the matrix. These crystals have quite small connection points and have zoned red phantoms.

Gypsum-
stock #AX-10-811
Kirkby Thore. Vale of Eden
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.3 x 4.6 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Worldwide mix summer

A sharp and curious old English specimen of Daisy bed or Daisy Wheel habit gypsum crystals on matrix. Some of the flowers have the rare but desirable Rhombohedral crystal preserved at the center or core of the flowers. The matrix has these flowers displayed on two sides.

Galena Pseudo after Pyromorphite -Classic locale
stock #0241-JM-331A
Wheal Hope, Perranzabuloe, St. Agnes District
Cornwall, England
2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Classic Cornish thumbnail specimen of the very desirable Galena after Pyromorphite crystals from Wheal Hope. Small but distinct crystals of Pyromorphite have full changed to Galena but the form remains. Ex John Marshall collection, obtained by him before 1970. These Pseudomorphs are only known from a few spots in the world and all seem to have been found over a century ago. These are especially uncommon from Cornwall, and while to many people are just black and ugly, they are a prize to those who understand these things!

Pharmacosiderite- very old classic
stock #18.1-201
St Day United Mines, St Day, Gwennap CP
Cornwall, England
4.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Spring update

A fine vintage specimen of crystallized Pharmacosiderite, a rather rare specie and a Cornish classic. The label on this specimen dates to pre 1870 when the Mines were absorbed and names changed. The crystals are as always best seen with magnification (or great eyesight!) they are very sharp and distinct, rich green, lustrous, glassy cubic and transparent to translucent. A very elegant small piece with a Frieburg collection label that adds a nice provenance.

Apatite- Ca rich Fluorapatite, classic casts after Anhydite
stock #15.1-339
Geevor Mine, Levant sect. Botallack-Pendeen Area
Cornwall, England
8.3 x 5.2 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Spring update

A fine old Cornish classic, a cast composed entirely of Apatite crystals have formed casts after Anhydites. The specimen is crystallized on all sides with just a few spots of contact. Lustrous and sparkling and very three dimensional, the shapes of the Anhydrite crystals are sharply preserved. The Apatite crystals are very sharp, glassy, translucent brown color in hexagons with flat pinacoids. Choice, Ex KP hammond collection, these were at one time called Francolite which is now discredited but is a varietal name still in use.