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G17-8TRPyrolusite : MnO2

Hesse, Germany

Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 7.3 cm x 6.5 cm

8.5 x 7.3 x 6.5 cm. A very rich, rare and fine example of botryoidal pyrolusite from a classic German area. Nearly a floater, all sides of this sculptural piece resemble grape clusters. This is old-time material. Ex. Herb Obodda specimen, his label says Hesse-Nassau, a province of the Prussian Empire created in 1866. It probably dates to the late 1800s.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 424035     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 638   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 465 x 552 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

7VW-9LYAzurite : Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, Malachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

Apex Mine, Jarvis Peak, Tutsagubet District, Beaver Dam Mts, Washington Co., Utah, USA

Azurite and Malachite epimorph after Selenite. This locality is known for these casts.

Long cast in front is 4.5 cm.

Photograph and collection of Bill Besse.
Copyright: © WWB      Photo ID: 313108     Uploaded by: William W. Besse   View Count: 784   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 749 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

CEH-55ENatrolite : Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O

Mariánská Skála, Ústí nad Labem, Ústí Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Very nice pink natrolite. Long needles are rare there. FOV 9cm.
Copyright: © Petr Fuchs      Photo ID: 303096     Uploaded by: Petr Fuchs   View Count: 489   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 516 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

7DH-P3NGypsum : CaSO4·2H2O, Hematite : Fe2O3

Multiple photos available
Chelva, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain

Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 3.8 cm x 2 cm

A large transparent gemmy colorless well formed gypsum crystal measuring 7.5 x 3.8 x 2.0 cm in size, this showing a red "veil" of hematite inclusions spanning the length of the crystal. The inclusion is quite striking making for an unusual and attractive specimen. The crystal is complete all around and damage-free. Ex Lloyd Tate collection.
Copyright: © Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals      Photo ID: 278875     Uploaded by: Dan Weinrich   View Count: 426   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 604 x 1024 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

1KA-6LLBitumen (Var: Elaterite)

Matlock, Derbyshire, England, UK

Elaterite. A hydrocarbon. A variety of bitumen on Baryte?. Strange specimen. Specimen is from the collection of the British Museum of Natural History #60855 (1975). Scale at bottom of image is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Photo ID: 278021     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 981   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1398 x 1268 pixels (1.8 Mpix)

C5E-F3EAragonite : CaCO3

Multiple photos available
Thermal springs area, Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Classical specimen of Aragonite var. "cave pearls" or "Erbsenstein" or Hrachovec (in Czech Pea Stone). Specimen 8x10 cm, individual pisolites 3-5mm. Collected in world famous spas (Carlsbad) in 1920s. The specimen obtained from high school collection after the geology course was abolished. See details in child photo.
Copyright: © A.Tomek      Photo ID: 273149     Uploaded by: Aleš Tomek   View Count: 736   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 815 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

1RH-DPUGypsum : CaSO4·2H2O

Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

Gypsum, 5cm by 7cm. Joseph Polityka collection from Hans Von Binsbergen, 1988. The inclusions are unknown but I suspect some sort of algae; any suggestions?
Photo ID: 271478     Uploaded by: Peter Megaw   View Count: 466   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 529 x 793 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

ERV-L6LQuartz : SiO2

Banská Štiavnica, Banská Štiavnica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

"leopard" quartz, as some local collectors call it, 5x7 cm
Copyright: © Albert Russ      Photo ID: 262639     Uploaded by: Albert Russ   View Count: 435   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 950 x 631 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

7G3-4F6Goethite : α-Fe3+O(OH)

Rožňavské Bystré, Rožňava Co., Košice Region, Slovakia

6x5 cm specimen
Copyright: © Albert Russ      Photo ID: 262635     Uploaded by: Albert Russ   View Count: 425   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 664 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

WPC-EC9Galena : PbS, Quartz : SiO2

Krushev dol deposit, Krushev dol mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Dimensions: 5.4 cm x 5.2 cm x 3.9 cm

Choice mirror-bright lustrous flattened twinned crystals of galena to 2.9 cm in size are nestled attractively amongst a 5.4 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm crystallized quartz matrix. No damage. The galenas are extremely bright and lustrous making them difficult to photograph. Ex Peter Gillis collection.
Copyright: © Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals      Photo ID: 237686     Uploaded by: Dan Weinrich   View Count: 363   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 737 x 620 pixels (0.5 Mpix)
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