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am i nuts or smarter then most

Registered member since 10th Nov 2009

Mike Royal has uploaded:
137 Mineral Photos
4 Locality Photos
53 Other Photos
Hi all I'm a rock hound and collector in Ohio Ive collected in Ohio Indiana Michigan New-York Kentucky North Carolina and lately the Internet,local and not so local shows I'm by no means as well versed in mineralogy as some here but full of enthusiasm and the love of minerals. Most of my friends think I'm nuts ( you spent how much on that rock) is there common question in awe .Its my plane to be a dealer when i retire so for now I'm just filling my closets with rocks who knows in 20 years i might have a few good pieces. its gotta be better then a 401k and more fun to


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DNN-C81Fluorite : CaF2, Albite : NaAlSi3O8

Multiple photos available
Borów I quarry, Borów, Świdnica District, Strzegom-Sobótka Massif, Lower Silesia, Poland

Here a fantastic and very rare pink Fluorite octahedron spinel law twinned on Albite. 18 mm.
Twinned fluorite is not rare on {111}, as interpenetrating cubes, but is very rare on {111} as conctac spinel twinned of 2 octahedron and it know for only 2 or 3 localities in the world.
This twin is a news from Strzegom area and it is perhaps the best example known of this rare twinned

Ryszard Tomczak legit 2005, ex Spiriferminerals. Twinned minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 461842     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 831   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 452 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

UR3-0QEBoulangerite : Pb5Sb4S11, Fluorite : CaF2

Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

2,7cm x 2,0cm
A single Fluorite cube with Boulangerite and unidentified green inclusions.
Copyright: ©      Photo ID: 454350     Uploaded by: Nadya Georgieva   View Count: 261   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 870 x 648 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

0H1-N0HFluorite : CaF2, Hübnerite : MnWO4, Quartz : SiO2, Muscovite : KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

9,4cm x 4,3cm
Fluorite cubes up to 2,3cm with Quartz, Hübnerite and Muscovite.
Copyright: ©      Photo ID: 453737     Uploaded by: Nadya Georgieva   View Count: 292   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 894 x 596 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

76K-ND8Pyromorphite : Pb5(PO4)3Cl

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

2,9cm x 1,5cm
A large hopper Pyromorphite crystal with yellow-orange color and green zones at the tips.
Copyright: ©      Photo ID: 444017     Uploaded by: Nadya Georgieva   View Count: 277   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 694 x 637 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

P5A-U94Pyromorphite : Pb5(PO4)3Cl

Haus Baden Mine, Sehringen, Badenweiler Pb mining District, Badenweiler, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Very nice pyromorphite in colour-zoned crystals.

Field of view: 4.3 mm
Collectoin and Photo: Gerhard Niceus Photo of the Day - 25th Nov 2010
Copyright: © geni 2010      Photo ID: 283589     Uploaded by: Gerhard Niceus   View Count: 1437   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

JDK-0H1Rhodochrosite : MnCO3, Fluorite : CaF2, Quartz : SiO2

Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Locality: WuDong mine,Cangwu co.,WuZhou city,Guangxi province,China
Rhodochrosite area diameter is 4cm
quartz,rhodochrosite associated with purple fluorite crystal,
Copyright: © Chen XiaoJun &      Photo ID: 273726     Uploaded by: XiaoJun Chen   View Count: 467   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 796 x 647 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

880-K8PCorundum : Al2O3

Chunky Gal Mountain, Clay Co., North Carolina, USA

ruby chip 16.48 mmw x17.53 mmh x 4.63 mmd collected by mike royal mc#1
Photo ID: 273606     Uploaded by: Mike Royal   View Count: 489   Approval status: User gallery only    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

the roads end at the hunting area

Chunky Gal Mountain, Clay Co., North Carolina, USA

to lazy to carie my finds to the road so drove up only hit 2 trees turning around next time ill back up
Photo ID: 273543     Uploaded by: Mike Royal   View Count: 707   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

EWT-KMJBeryl (Var: Heliodor) : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Tripp No. 1 Mine, Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA

11” X 9” overall. 2.12" X 1.88" tall Heliodor crystal nested into a good grouping of mica crystals. 2009 Tripp Mine
Photo ID: 237383     Uploaded by: James Tovey   View Count: 840   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 760 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

3D5-D94Beryl (Var: Emerald) : Be3(Al,Cr)2Si6O18, Calcite : CaCO3

Coscuez Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

Gemmy green Beryl var. Emerald crystal sitting atop dark Calcite crystals!
Emeralds with deep color are always in demand but Emeralds with deep color on dark Calcite
are the cream of the crop! This Emerald crystal measures 1.7 cm with a perfect termination!
From the Coscuez Mine, Muzo, Boyaca Department, Colombia.
Measures 4.8 cm by 3.4 cm in size.
Ex. Schorsch Mineral Collection
Currently in the Kevin Ward Collection
Copyright: ©      Photo ID: 155234     Uploaded by: Kevin Ward   View Count: 1076   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 492 x 616 pixels (0.3 Mpix)
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