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Peter Andresen has uploaded:
205 Mineral Photos
165 Locality Photos
76 Other Photos

Peter has written 44 blog entries  RSS Link to blog for Peter Andresen
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I'm a Norwegian systematic collector, with focus on micromounts. My collection is worldwide systematics, but I also have several locality collections.
I'm living close to the larvikite complex, in Skien, Telemark to be more precise, and am collecting in the larvikite quarries as often as I can. There is almost always something to be found, and you can check out what was found on latest trip, reading my blog. Beside being out in field collecting, or checking the rocks under the scope, and mounting what I like, I also like to swap. You find my trade list as an article here. Do you find anything of interest, don't hesitate to contact me telling what you might have to trade.


Favourite Photos

89M-0RUEricaite : Fe2+3(B7O13)Cl

Bischofferode Potash Works, Bleicherode, Thuringia, Germany

Field of View: 9 mm

A 3 mm ericaite crystal on halite matrix.
Copyright: © Leon Hupperichs      Photo ID: 623879     Uploaded by: Leon Hupperichs   View Count: 127   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 978 x 891 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

JWX-4GQLavinskyite : K(Li,Cu,Mg,Na)2Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4, Scottyite : BaCu2Si2O7, Effenbergerite : BaCu[Si4O10], Sugilite : K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]

Multiple photos available
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Dimensions: 4 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm

Extremely rare small lavinskyite crystals associated to scottyite, effenbergite and pink sugilite from the type and only known locality for the mineral.

Col. and photo: David Hospital

Copyright: ©      Photo ID: 612587     Uploaded by: David Hospital   View Count: 163   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 811 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

XN1-9Y2Pyromorphite : Pb5(PO4)3Cl

Multiple photos available
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Dimensions: 2.3 cm x 1.1 cm x 1 cm

2.3 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm

The finest contemporary green Pyromorphites available right now are those from the Daoping mine in China. I was told that the section of the mine that produced these pieces is possibly closed and might not again produce these superb Pyromorphites. This specimen is a beautiful example consisting of sharp, green, hoppered, slender hexagonal crystals. A nice thumbnail size piece from this contemporary classic locality.

Copyright: © Brian Kosnar - Mineral Classics      Photo ID: 567593     Uploaded by: Brian Kosnar   View Count: 211   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 432 x 432 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

10W-53CFluorite : CaF2

Multiple photos available
Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK

Dimensions: 3 cm x 2.8 cm x 2.6 cm

3.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm. An aesthetic pair of gemmy and lustrous, light emerald-green, penetration-twinned fluorite cubes from the Rogerley Mine. The cubes glow with rich purple fluorescence under any light. Ex. Larry Krause specimen.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 450849     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 363   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 465 x 429 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

KJH-W5TChiavennite : CaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2·2H2O, Aegirine : NaFe3+Si2O6

E18 roadcut, Rønningen, Langangen, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway

A photo of a wonderful "rose" consisting of a chiavennite crystal aggregate on top of an aegirine needle. Height of chiavennite/aegirine: 0,7 mm. This SEM image was photographed by the Norwegian mineralogist Alf Olav Larsen, author/editor of the new book about the Langesundsfjord alcaline district: The Langesundsfjord, History, Geology, Pegmatites, Minerals. Author/editor: Alf Olav Larsen. Publisher: Bode Verlag GmbH. (The photo are from the new book) Photo of the Day - 11th Aug 2010
Copyright: © Alf Olav Larsen      Photo ID: 306467     Uploaded by: OT. Ljøstad   View Count: 2230   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 488 x 800 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

5R0-DF6Metauranocircite-I : Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2·7H2O

Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Field of view ca. 5 mm of a 15x20 mm specimen. By exchange from Dr. Richard Klagholz, collected in 1965.
Copyright: © Volker Betz      Photo ID: 223081     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 905   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 810 x 722 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

Little Patsy Mobile

Little Patsy pegmatite, South Platte Pegmatite District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA

All roads to these quarries are closed to motor vehicles. Except for the one person who owns a house further up the road. Mineral collecting is not a good enough excuse for the county to give you the combination to the lock. the distance to the mine is 4.5 miles one way. So I set up this rig. a ladder comes in very handy at this pegmatite. Although it was hard work on such a hot day. 100 degrees farenheit! Photo; Rudy Bolona; August 2, 2008.
Photo ID: 178334     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 1430   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

NET-XW2Tuperssuatsiaite : Na2Fe3Si8O20(OH)2·4H2O, Sugilite : K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]

Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

0.2 cm field of view, tuperssuatsiaite crystals on sugilite. S415-104
Photographer's specimen, deacquisitioned.
Copyright: © 2008, JGW      Photo ID: 168448     Uploaded by: Jeff Weissman   View Count: 675   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 703 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

H56-8L2Aluminium : Al

Bulla Island, Caspian Sea, Qobustan District, Azerbaijan

FOV 5x4 mm. Micronuggets of native aluminium extracted from matrix. It is well visible tadpole-like shape of some from them. P.M. Kartashov specimen and photo.
Copyright: © Pavel M. Kartashov      Photo ID: 44046     Uploaded by: Pavel Kartashov   View Count: 1670   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2272 x 1704 pixels (3.9 Mpix)

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