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Mtorolite Chrome Chrysophrase

Posted Jan. 31, 2015

MTOROLITE. Beautiful Emerald green Chrome Chrysophrase. We have been busy with this rare and beautiful material for a dozen years or so now. Total production for many years was completely sporadic and could be anytime between 100-700kg per month. There are 3 small claims these days, but most of the ...

Name Mtorolite Chrome Chrysophrase
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted Jan. 31, 2015

Stichtite / Lavenderite

Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Rare Stichtite, also known as Lavenderite. This comes from Barbeton from the Ancient 3.5 Billion year old Greenbelt (Verdite, Buddstone, Bloodstone all comes from this same greenbelt). It has a hardness of 3 and is essentially a Serpentine Mineral, so is very soft, but its has a stunning silky fibrous ...

Name Stichtite / Lavenderite
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Semi-precious loads.

Posted April 8, 2014

Some semi-precious loads of rough mined, loaded, sent off to customers and various yards from Midrand, Messina, Nelspruit, Madagascar. We have mined and moved a couple of tons over the years. If you are looking for bulk tonnage you can e-mail Nick on info@toprocks.net. There are hundreds of deposits of ...

Name Semi-precious loads.
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted April 8, 2014

Namibian Desert Picture Stone

Posted April 2, 2014

My personal favourite stone type of all time, classic, subtle, but with such exquisite natural artistic detail. Namibian Desert Picture Stone has been formed in an area that was originally in inland lake/seabed, dried up, cracked up, silted up again and compressed, flooded, cracked up, silted some more...forming delicious intricate ...

Name Namibian Desert Picture Stone
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted April 2, 2014

Rough Materials; Dragonstone

Posted April 1, 2014

Dragonstone is a unique stone from Limpopo Province and is a mixture of green Epidote and red Piedmontite (also an Epidote Mineral). We first found it on the Messina Mines 23 years ago in very small quantities...literally a piece here and there ..my friend Raubenheimer used to manufacture a few ...

Name Rough Materials; Dragonstone
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted April 1, 2014

Madagascar Copper

Posted March 31, 2014

Some pictures of Mining in Madagascar. This is how it is done in not so modern countries....spade, pick, cow and cart, Most of these folks had never seen a whitey before I ruined their view!! I do like most Malagasy folks though. Although not rich in money terms, they have ...

Name Madagascar Copper
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted March 31, 2014

Mines

Posted March 31, 2014

Various Photos of mines in Southern Africa. Many more to come. 1)- The Old Head gear from 5th Shaft at the famous Messina Copper Mine in Limpopo..long famed for its delicious Ajoite & Papagoite Quartz crystals. 2)-Black Mountain. 1970's shot taken by Mr Mills, ex mine manager. There were some ...

Name Mines
Category Toprock Mining Gallery
Posted March 31, 2014
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