Blocky opaque apophyllite with minor colourless stilbite and white laumontite on green prehnite. 65x45x10mm. Ex Joe Cilen (7403). Ex Eugene Carmichael (562). Hydroxyapophyllite-(K), prehnite, stilbite, laumontite, from the Fairfax quarry (Centreville Quarry; Sisslers Quarry), Centreville, Culpeper Basin, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA. Please follow and like us:

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Tiny cream calcite crystals on dark purple fluorite from the Hill-Ledford Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Illinois – Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA. Largest fluorite 65mm across. Mined in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Ex A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum (# DM 24769). Please follow and like us:

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The zinc ore from this mine was known as calamine, a mixture of hemimorphite, smithsonite and willemite. From Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Kelmis (La Calamine), Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district, Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium. An old William Jefferis specimen, dated 1873. Nicely fluorescent. This is also the Type Locality for willemite. Please follow and like […]

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