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SV459 - Copper with Prehnite $ 750
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459d.jpg]

Massive Calcite, Prehnite and Copper with a crystallized vug of the same species. There is a large 4cm Copper crystal in the vug as well as a mass of Prehnite that rises up and contains 2 well formed Copper crystals to 2.5cm wide.


SV512 - Langite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512a.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512c.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is more green at the bottom and a more intense teal blue with better crystals at the top. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV513 - Sphalerite on Dolomite $ 175 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 88
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513a.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513c.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513d.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513e.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513f.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals on white Dolomite. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time. Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite. Small but bright and gemmy crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV514 - Gold $ 1500
St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514a.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514b.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514c.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514d.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514e.jpg]

Abundant Gold and black sulfides in an open pocket of vuggy Quartz. Mined in April 2007 from the 'B' vein of the Lecanvey prospect. The mountain where this was found, Croagh Patrick, is famous as Ireland's holy mountain, where it's patron saint, Patrick, is said to have fasted and prayed.  St. Patrick's pocket was a small area of porous quartz where sulfide (likely pyrite) had long ago oxidised and washed out, leaving the Gold.  This is considered an exceptionally rich specimen from the find.  The Gold is approximately 85% gold and 15% silver. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV518 - Langite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4 cm


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Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518a.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518b.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518c.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is an intense teal blue with lots of crystals. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Jim Knight, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV524 - Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 9.2 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524a.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524b.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524e.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524f.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524g.jpg]

Red 'ruby-blende' Sphalerite with Quartz crystals and Dolomite. The Mogul Mine was a large zinc-lead mine that closed in 1982 and was famous for it's Sphalerite and Galena specimens. Comes with a couple old dealer labels including Isis Minerals and Richard Barstow. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV525 - Sphalerite with Galena $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525a.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525b.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525c.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525d.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals to 4-5mm in a vug with Galena and Pyrite. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time.Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite. Bright and gemmy crystals collected in September 2007. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV501 - Sphalerite with Dolomite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 110
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 4 cm


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Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501a.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501b.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501c.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals with white Dolomite crystals. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time. Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite and the gemmy crystals on this piece reach 6mm. High quality bright and gemmy crystals. collected in September 2007. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV504 - Sulfur $ 50 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 25
Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504a.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504b.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504c.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504d.jpg]

Nodule of solid Sulfur in a hard grey rock matrix. There is a small vug of white Calcite crystals just below the Sulfur. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV505 - Quartz on Dolomite $ 80 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505a.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505b.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals on tan Dolomite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, purchased by Tim in 2006 from the David Green collection.


SV507 - Goethite $ 50 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 25
Glandore Mine, Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Goethite from Glandore Mine, Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV507a.jpg] Goethite from Glandore Mine, Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV507b.jpg] Goethite from Glandore Mine, Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV507c.jpg] Goethite from Glandore Mine, Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV507e.jpg]

Shiny black botryoidal formations of Goethite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired from Steve Moreton in 2008.


SV511 - Rutile with Chlorite $ 70 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 35
Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland
small cabinet - 6 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm


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Rutile with Chlorite from Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV511a.jpg] Rutile with Chlorite from Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV511c.jpg] Rutile with Chlorite from Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV511d.jpg] Rutile with Chlorite from Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV511f.jpg]

Dark green Chlorite and red Rutile crystals. Collected from boulders near a small hydroelectric dam. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV528 - Calcite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV528a.jpg] Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV528b.jpg] Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV528c.jpg] Calcite from Tara Mine, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV528e.jpg]

Transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals on matrix from the Tara Mine. Crystals to 3cm. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV530 - Chabazite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm


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Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530a.jpg] Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530b.jpg] Chabazite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV530f.jpg]

Basalt vug lined with brilliant, sparkling white crystals of Chabazite. High quality, undamaged glassy crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV531 - Smithsonite with Fluorite $ 300
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


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Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531a.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531b.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531e.jpg]

Vuggy specimen of bright yellow cadmium Smithsonite and purple Fluorite. Botryoidal, satiny Smithsonite is present in open vugs all around the specimen. 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.

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