description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Adelaide Mine, near Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia <br /><br />2 1/2" tall <br /><br />The Adelaide Mine is commonly considered to be the "Rolls Royce" of the Tasmanian crocoite mines. <br /><br />This Adelaide Mine crocoite specimen consist of a high quality group of lustrous, terminated, hollow crystals. Such hollow crystals are referred to as "hopper crystals." They form when the rate of crystal lattice growth on the exterior of the crystal exceeds the growth rate on the interior.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was bought from Trevor Williams of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia in early 2004.  It had formerly been in the collection of Ambrose Kissling of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece must be rephotographed.  The color is well depicted by this photo but it does not show the striations on the crocoite crystals.  As a result of clumsy photo editing, the crystals as photographed display defects that are not present in the specimen when viewed in "real life."   </p>
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