Selected Specimens

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MK133 - Legrandite $ 7500 (=~ € 6158)
Aztec Sun Pocket, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm


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Legrandite from Aztec Sun Pocket, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk133a.jpg] Legrandite from Aztec Sun Pocket, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk133b.jpg] Legrandite from Aztec Sun Pocket, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk133c.jpg] Legrandite from Aztec Sun Pocket, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk133d.jpg]

Cluster of Legrandite crystals from a 1979 pocket that yielded the 'Aztec Sun', one of the world's largest and finest Legrandite specimens. Ex. Carl Acosta collection, purchased many years ago from John Veevaert. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


MK135 - Olmiite $ 750 (=~ € 616)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135c.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135d.jpg]

Two peach colored Olmiite crystals on matrix covered by drusy Calcite crystals. The crystals are translucent with high luster and display well from either side.


SV581 - Tourmaline $ 1250 (=~ € 1026)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/sv581f.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/sv581g.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581e.jpg]

Doubly-terminated Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Albite. The Tourmaline is 5 x 1.5cm with a pink, pyramidal termination on one end and a green, flat termination on the other end.


SV554 - Sphalerite $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Keel Mine, Co. Longford, Ireland
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Keel Mine, Co. Longford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV554a.jpg] Sphalerite from Keel Mine, Co. Longford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV554b.jpg] Sphalerite from Keel Mine, Co. Longford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV554c.jpg] Sphalerite from Keel Mine, Co. Longford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV554d.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals on matrix. Collected by Stephen Moreton in 1996. Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite. High quality bright and gemmy crystals. The Keel mine was an unsuccessful zinc mine advanced in the 1960s. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Acquired from Stephen Moreton in 2008.


SV555 - Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar $ 80 (=~ € 66)
Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV555a.jpg] Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV555b.jpg] Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV555c.jpg]

Open vug lined with well formed white Orthoclase Feldspar, transparent Smokey Quartz crystals, and Hematite. From one of the many old quarries on the southeast side of the mountain. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV559 - Actinolite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 5 cm


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Actinolite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV559a.jpg] Actinolite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV559b.jpg] Actinolite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV559c.jpg] Actinolite from Maghery, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV559d.jpg]

Large dark green to brown crystals on Actinolite on matirx. Found near the shore just north of Maghery Strand. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Robert Lawson.


SV560 - Mica pseudo. Feldspar $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560a.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560b.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560d.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560e.jpg]

Fine grained, pinkish Muscovite mica that has pseudomorphed former Felspar crystals, with Quartz crystals. Found in a greisen at the margin with granite.  Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Steve Moreton.


SV565 - Dolomite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4 cm


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Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565a.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565b.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565c.jpg]

Curving, pearlescent crystals of Dolomite on matrix. The Dolomite has a light pink color and are present on all sides (a floater). The large central crystal is 3cm wide. Ex. David Green, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV567 - Vesuvianite $ 50 (=~ € 41)
Carrickavrickan, near Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Vesuvianite from Carrickavrickan, near Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV567a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Carrickavrickan, near Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV567c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Carrickavrickan, near Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV567d.jpg] Vesuvianite from Carrickavrickan, near Dunglow, Co. Donegal, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV567e.jpg]

Crystals of brown Vesuvianite (Idocrase) in matrix. Ex. David Green, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV568 - Topaz, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Topaz, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV568a.jpg] Topaz, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV568b.jpg] Topaz, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV568c.jpg] Topaz, Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV568d.jpg]

Glassy Topaz crystals to 1cm in size with Orthoclase, transparent Smokey Quartz crystals, and Mica. Comes with an old Dave Bunk Minerals label showing a price of $450. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection from Dave Bunk in 2011.


SV569 - Calcite on Chabazite $ 80 (=~ € 66)
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV569a.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV569c.jpg] Calcite on Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV569d.jpg]

Stacked rhombs of Calcite crystals on a basalt matrix coated by Chabazite and other zeolites. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired from David Green in 2013.


SV570 - Dolomite $ 180 (=~ € 148)
Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570a.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570b.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570d.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570e.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570f.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV570g.jpg]

Curving, pearlescent crystals of Dolomite on matrix. The Dolomite have a light orange color, are good sized and in great condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired from Peter Briscoe in 1998.


SV572 - Cerussite $ 200 (=~ € 164)
Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Cerussite from Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV572a.jpg] Cerussite from Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV572c.jpg] Cerussite from Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV572d.jpg] Cerussite from Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV572e.jpg]

Richly crystallized specimen of Cerussite. Vugs on both sides of matrix are nearly filled solid with Cerussite crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV576 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Shannapheasteen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Shannapheasteen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV576a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Shannapheasteen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV576c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Shannapheasteen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV576e.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Shannapheasteen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV576f.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals associated with trransparent Quartz crystals. The Fluorite form cubes with bevelled edges. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV552 - Calcite on Quartz $ 1000 (=~ € 821)
Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
large cabinet - 22 x 14 x 7 cm


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Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552a.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552b.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552d.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552e.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552f.jpg]

Large specimen with large Calcite crystals on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. This is a from a well known find in 1997. Specimens from this find are highly coveted in Ireland andthis was the only one Tim ever saw for sale in his 25+ years of collecting Irish minerals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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