Tim Sherburn Collection of Irish Minerals - Part II

Presenting Part 2 of the Tim Sherburn collection of minerals from Ireland.  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). Still more Irish minerals from the collection will be posted as time permits.



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SV456 - Aquamarine $ 120 (=~ € 99) SOLD
Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456a.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456b.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456c.jpg] Aquamarine from Sheshkinnarone, The Rosses, Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV456d.jpg]

A 2.1cm Aquamarine crystal embedded in Quartz. There are a few other small Aqua crystals in the Quartz. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Peter Briscol.


SV458 - Pyromorphite $ 150 (=~ € 123) SOLD
Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Shallow Adit, Luganure Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV458e.jpg]

Yellow to green Pyromorphite crystals that stand out well against a white Quartz matrix. Tiny drusy crystals with larger crystals in the center of the main vug. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV460 - Calcite $ 75 (=~ € 62) SOLD
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460d.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Slipo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV460e.jpg]

Calcite crystals with modified form on both sides of matrix from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal is a beautiful undamaged yellow crystal 2.4cm wide. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Comes with a few old labels.


SV538 - Boulangerite on Calcite $ 50 (=~ € 41) SOLD
Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538a.jpg] Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538b.jpg] Boulangerite on Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV538c.jpg]

Dark filament-like Boulangerite on white Calcite collected in 2004. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection purchased by Tim in 2013.


SV539 - Amethyst $ 150 (=~ € 123) SOLD
Achill Island, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Achill Island, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV539a.jpg] Amethyst from Achill Island, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV539b.jpg] Amethyst from Achill Island, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV539d.jpg] Amethyst from Achill Island, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV539e.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent Amethyst crystals from Achill Isalnd. The right sides are preferentially coated/included by red Hematite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV542 - Wavellite $ 150 (=~ € 123) SOLD
Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Wavellite from Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV542a.jpg] Wavellite from Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV542b.jpg] Wavellite from Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV542c.jpg] Wavellite from Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV542d.jpg] Wavellite from Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV542e.jpg]

Bright blue Wavellite as drusy crystals and hemispherical masses of crystals. As blue of Wavellite as I've ever seen. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV544 - Pyrite on Calcite $ 200 (=~ € 164) SOLD
Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyrite on Calcite from Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV544a.jpg] Pyrite on Calcite from Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV544c.jpg] Pyrite on Calcite from Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV544e.jpg] Pyrite on Calcite from Galmoy Mine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV544f.jpg]

Large white Calcite crystals coated by a layer of sparkling golden Pyrite. Collected in 2006. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, purchased by Tim in 2006.


SV548 - Chlorite in Quartz $ 80 (=~ € 66) SOLD
Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Chlorite in Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV548a.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV548b.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV548c.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV548e.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV548f.jpg]

Bright and showy specimen of transparent Quartz crystals with coatings and inclusions of green Chlorite (analyzed as Chamosite). Specimen has individual crystals to 3.5cm. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.

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