Category: Matrix

Tourmaline

Tourmaline

Locality: Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Size: 5.1 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm

Amethyst

Amethyst

Locality: Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Aegean Islands, Greece

Size: 8.6 × 2.7 × 1.6 cm

Fluorite

Fluorite

Locality: Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia

Size: 12 × 11.3 × 9 cm

Fluorite

Fluorite

Locality: Denton Mine, Illinois, United States of America

Size: 8.6 × 7.9 × 5.2 cm

Baryte

Baryte

Locality: Sidi Lachcen Mine, Nador, Oriental Region, Morocco

Size: 6.7 × 6.1 × 6.1 cm

Fluorite on Quartz

Fluorite on Quartz

Locality: Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russian Federation

Size: 12.8 × 11.4 × 4.2 cm

Rhodochrosite and Quartz

Rhodochrosite and Quartz

Locality: Trepča, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo

Size: 11.7 × 9.1 × 4.5 cm

Apatite

Apatite

Locality: Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Size: 6.3 × 5.9 × 4.8 cm

‘This is not from any newer or recent find in Sapo Mine, this is very old material from an old collection in Vienna, discovered in the early 80s. It looks different to Sapo, habit is more blocky, crystals are more thick and color is much darker, nearly black but with dark olive green color. It seems to have an internal structure. What you see is not on the surface, no cracks or damages – these are internal reflections.’

Mellite

Mellite

Locality: Csordakhut, Tatabánya, Komarom-Esztergom County, Hungary

Size: 10.9 × 9 × 4.9 cm

Smithsonite (Cuprosmithsonite)

Smithsonite (Cuprosmithsonite)

Locality: Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia

Size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm