Klaussen (Chiusa) Eisacktal (Valle Isarco) South Tyrol
7.4 x 4.6 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
new year 2021
An old specimen of quite rich Langite in blue green crusts with tiny botryoidal masses and a few isolated crystals. The Langite is quite dense on several faces of the matrix. This specimen dates back to late 19th or very early 20th century, a nice vintage label is included. This locality is not well represented in collections it has a long mining history and sits at the Austrian border area in the South Tyrol region.
Spania Dolina, Banska Bystrica County
Banska Bystrica Region,
12.2 x 9.1 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
Worldwide mix summer
Incredibly rich, a large old Langite specimen with a fine blue-green color that is quite intense. This secondary copper Sulphate specie is a dimorph of Wroewolfeite and can be confused with it or Posnackite. While Langite is found as micros at many localities, the best and largest specimens are mostly from old Slovakian mines. The matrix here has at least some Langite on every side, but the 3 main faces have the best coverage and most distinct crystals. This could easily be made in to several very good specimens but we like the large size for impact. Formerly in the Vrzal collection in Brno, Czech Republic.
Bedford United Mine, Tavistock Hamlets, Tavistock
4.3 x 4.1 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
A small, brilliant colored English Langite from the classic location of Tavistock. Bright sparkling crystals and a nice contrast to the matrix too. In fine condition there looks to be some Caledonite (not verified) intermixed in the Langites, but it could also be an unusual Brochantite which is more common from the locale.