Tim Sherburn Collection of Irish Minerals

Presenting Part 1 of the Tim Sherburn collection of minerals from Ireland (plus one specimen from Scotland).  Tim is based in southern California and has been collecting minerals from Ireland, which are not commonly available and hard to track down, since 1995.  Many of Tim's specimens came from Robert Lawson (owner of Moorland Minerals), Stephen Moreton (a collecting partner of Robert Lawson), and David Green (the editor for the UK Journal of Mines & Minerals). This is the first of likely 3 updates, with future updates posted as time permits.



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SV515 - Quartz with Pyrite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330) SOLD
Glengowla Mine, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz with Pyrite from Glengowla Mine, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV515a.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Glengowla Mine, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV515b.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Glengowla Mine, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV515c.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Glengowla Mine, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV515d.jpg]

Cluster of slender, water-clear Quartz crystals and small Pyrite crystals. Comes with a couple old labels indicating it was collected by David Green and Paddy Geoghen, the mine owner. This was the best one found at the mine and was saved for a museum, but later reaquired by David Green. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV516 - Smithsonite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99) SOLD
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV516a.jpg] Smithsonite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV516b.jpg] Smithsonite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV516c.jpg] Smithsonite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV516e.jpg]

Specimen of bright yellow cadmium Smithsonite. This is solid translucent crystalline Smithsonite without matrix. Botryoidal, satiny crystalline surfaces are present in vuggy areas. The Sheshodonnell East Mine is a small former zinc mine that was worked in about 1862-63 (per MINDAT). The miners were lookng for the sphalerite and the smithsonite was placed in the dumps, and collected about 100 years later. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV517 - Wavellite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165) SOLD
Fort Lismeenagh, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Wavellite from Fort Lismeenagh, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV517a.jpg] Wavellite from Fort Lismeenagh, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV517b.jpg] Wavellite from Fort Lismeenagh, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV517c.jpg] Wavellite from Fort Lismeenagh, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV517e.jpg]

Botryoidal pinish white to orange Wavellite covering a large shallow vug. Comes with a few old labels including one from richard Barstow. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV519 - Aquamarine $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165) SOLD
Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV519a.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV519b.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV519c.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV519d.jpg]

Glassy single Aquamarine crystal from the Mourne Mountains. Complete and undamaged and transparent in the upper half. Has an old collection number affixed to the side. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV521 - Calcite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99) SOLD
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.3 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV521a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV521b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV521c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV521e.jpg]

Cluster of white Calcite crystals from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal is a beautiful transparent crystal 1.7cm wide. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV522 - Amethyst $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165) SOLD
Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV522a.jpg] Amethyst from Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV522b.jpg] Amethyst from Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV522c.jpg] Amethyst from Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV522d.jpg] Amethyst from Keem, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV522f.jpg]

An uncommon Amethyst from Ireland. Glassy and lustrous crystals with a medium purple coloration, most in great condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV523 - Quartz with Epidote $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198) SOLD
East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Epidote from East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV523a.jpg] Quartz with Epidote from East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV523b.jpg] Quartz with Epidote from East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV523c.jpg] Quartz with Epidote from East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV523d.jpg] Quartz with Epidote from East side of Smerwick Harbour, north of Ballynagall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV523e.jpg]

Beautiful cluster of transparent Quartz crystals with attached and included green Epidote. Comes with an old note indicating it was collected at the cliff top at Ardamore at the east side of Smerwick Harbour. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection acquired from the David Green collection in 2014.


SV526 - Anglesite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297) SOLD
Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Anglesite from Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV526a.jpg] Anglesite from Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV526b.jpg] Anglesite from Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV526c.jpg] Anglesite from Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV526d.jpg] Anglesite from Tynagh Mine, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV526e.jpg]

A shallow vug in a sulphide-rich matrix loaded with glassy white Anglesite crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection purchased by Tim in 1998.


SV527 - Aquamarine $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 231) SOLD
Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV527a.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV527b.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV527c.jpg] Aquamarine from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mtns., Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV527d.jpg]

Glassy doubly-terminated Aquamarine crystal with a single terminated crystal crossing in the middle from the Mourne Mountains. Complete and undamaged with transparency. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV500 - Calcite on Dolomite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330) SOLD
Augharmore Quarry, Augharmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Dolomite from Augharmore Quarry, Augharmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV500a.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Augharmore Quarry, Augharmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV500b.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Augharmore Quarry, Augharmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV500c.jpg] Calcite on Dolomite from Augharmore Quarry, Augharmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV500d.jpg]

Large, complete honey-colored Calcite crystal on matrix with curvy Dolomite crystals. The Calcite crystal is 3.3cm wide. Complete and undamaged. Comes with a couple old labels including a Peter Briscoe collection label. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV502 - Botallackite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198) SOLD
Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.2 x 2 cm


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Botallackite from Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV502a.jpg] Botallackite from Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV502b.jpg] Botallackite from Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV502c.jpg] Botallackite from Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV502d.jpg] Botallackite from Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV502e.jpg]

Dense coverage of rich green Botallackite on matrix. Ex. Lindsay Greenbank collection, purchased by Tim in 1996 from Keith Williams. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV503 - Quartz pseudo. after Coral $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370) SOLD
Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
cabinet - 9.5 x 4.3 x 4 cm


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Quartz pseudo. after Coral from Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV503a.jpg] Quartz pseudo. after Coral from Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV503b.jpg] Quartz pseudo. after Coral from Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV503c.jpg] Quartz pseudo. after Coral from Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV503e.jpg] Quartz pseudo. after Coral from Mayo Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV503f.jpg]

Unusual psecimen of Quartz crystals that have replaced coral. Intergrown filaments of coral have been replaced by drusy Quartz crystals with larger clear Quartz crystals to 1cm in size. Never seen this before! Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV508 - Fluorite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158) SOLD
The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Fluorite from The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV508a.jpg] Fluorite from The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV508b.jpg]

Phantomed cubic Fluorite crystals. Purple and translucent to transparent. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV509 - Sphalerite with Dolomite $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 106) SOLD
1200 Level, Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite with Dolomite from 1200 Level, Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV509a.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from 1200 Level, Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV509b.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from 1200 Level, Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV509c.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from 1200 Level, Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV509d.jpg]

Yellow Sphalerite, wavy white Dolomite crystals, and elongated white Calcite crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV510 - Sphalerite $ 70 (=~ AUS$ 92) SOLD
Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


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Sphalerite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV510a.jpg] Sphalerite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV510b.jpg] Sphalerite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV510c.jpg] Sphalerite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV510d.jpg]

Crystals of honey-colored Sphalerite, complete all around and undamaged. Small disc-shaped Calcite crystals coat the bottom. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.

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