A sizable and colorful old specimen of Caledonite with crystals to 4mm mixed in a massive, platy mass. The matrix is a mass of Leadhillite and altered Galena and hosts areas of other Lead species including Pyromorphite, Linarite etc. While several crystals are reasonably sharp and transparent when magnified , the overall look is a "melted", opaque appearance. Leadhills is the type locale for both Leadhillite and Caledonite, this is a particularly good coverage and size.
A rich vug of nearly pure Cornwallite surrounded by Azurite. Outstanding form with fine and distinct sheaves and spherical masses. With several old labels dating to the late 19th century, (Erinite was the old group name for Cornwallite and Chalcophyllite). Dense coverage with no damage, an unusual and attractive USA specimen of this uncommon Copper mineral.
Brucite on Andradite
N Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province,
7.8 x 6.4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
A pearly-blue ball of Brucite crystals sits neatly on top of a contrasting Andradite matrix. An attractive setting for this usually unimpressive mineral, this is quite esthetic and in fine condition. The matrix is well-crystallized on all sides, so it is a floater and the Garnets are especially lustrous on the back side. This would be a really nice specimen of Andradite on its own, but with the Brucite this is especially choice.