& Mineral Society
Monday evening, 18th May '09, the group put together selections of specimens,
artifacts and jewellery composed of and made from naturally pink materials,
all from their own private collections.
are just some of the things that turned up.
An impressive array of carved and polished eggs made from different
materials all from Margaret's collection.
egg from Argentina
("Raspberry") grossular garnets embedded in polished
egg, showing internal colour zoning.
de Cruces, Coahuilla, Mexico.
Polished Red "Aventurine"
Nicola brought in, amongst other items, this piece of Thulite,
possibly from Norway.
image has been taken close up to show the structure.
single Rhodochrosite specimen from Graham's collection showing
on one side the characteristic stalactitic formation typical of
The right hand image (taken from the other side of the specimen)
has been polished to show the rich pink banded structure.
more pink items from Graham's collection.
A carved Rhodochrosite Lion and Jasper (?) Pig.
a little closer to home a large slab cut from a Dulcote "Potato
More Dulcote specimens, this time a little smaller at around 3"
across from Ennis's collection.
also brought along this beatifully wire wrapped Rhodochrosite
All her own work!
from Paul's collection one or two more items (some self collected)
from the Somerset area.
large piece (about 8") of agate type Potato stone.
selection of smaller agate type potato stones from Ladye Bay,
Clevedon, Nr. Bristol.
One containing a silvery needle of goethite - below.