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I fell in love with minerals in the third grade thanks to a teacher who brought minerals she had collected most notably a large Quartz crystal. Living in far south Texas we didn't see much in the way of crystals so I was hooked. After getting a degree in Chemistry and Geology, I worked in the Uranium solution field and then for the oil industry. After about 15 years and as a result of one of the many down turns in the oil business, the company "retired" me. Not finding anything available in the geochemistry field I decided to turn my part-time business/hobby into a full time business and opened Nature's Gallery in Carrollton, TX. which is a suburb of Dallas. My favorite mineral is Pyrite and just about everything else I like which is almost everything except the "rare uglies" :-). My wife thinks I am crazy but I think I am just a fanatic.


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K17-KA1Nováčekite-I : Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2·12H2O

Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

Specimen is 15cm x 8cm. It was photographed using my Canon Powershot. Unfortunately the vibrant yellowish green color doesn't show up as bright in the photo. I obtained it in an old collection about 4 years ago. The collector I bought it from said that he had acquired it from another collector about 35 years before that.
Photo ID: 295283     Uploaded by: Donald Slater   View Count: 424   Approval status: User gallery only    Type: Photo - 2865 x 1697 pixels (4.9 Mpix)

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