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Registered member since 7th May 2007

Alfred Passath has uploaded:
20 Mineral Photos
88 Locality Photos
Welcome to my Mindat Home Page,

I am an Austrian collector of minerals and fossils. I live near Graz in Styria. I was born in 1966, I have been collecting minerals since my childhood.

I have not yet developed a specific "method" for collecting minerals. However, I do prefer self collected specimen. For me collecting minerals is a favourite hobby and adventure. I haven't got any favourite mineral, I like all of them.


Favourite Photos

YV6-E9LForsterite : Mg2SiO4

Lake Ellen Kimberlite Prospect, Lake Ellen, Iron Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 3.0 cm

This little container of forsterite (var. peridot) was acquired through a trade many years ago. The individual specimens are quite small, the largest being approx. 2.5 mm across. The kimberlite was known to contain many of these peridots and garnets; however, very few diamonds were ever found here.
Copyright: © Paul T. Brandes      Photo ID: 431673     Uploaded by: Paul Brandes   View Count: 481   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 844 x 864 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

QKQ-2ELMalachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

Power station, Sportgastein, Naßfeld valley, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Malachite xls from the Gotelinde tunnel extension in 2006. This specimen was collected in 2008 on the very last dump.
Xls size: 1,34mm
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 247018     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 540   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2007 x 1647 pixels (3.3 Mpix)

RXK-75FLazulite : (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2

Monte Folgorito, Pietrasanta, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Crystal of 1 mm
Photo and Collection: Michele Betti Photo of the Day - 15th Oct 2009
Copyright: © Michele Betti      Photo ID: 211890     Uploaded by: Michele Betti   View Count: 1352   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

DYR-KL9Lazulite : (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2, Quartz : SiO2

Multiple photos available
Faschingbauerkreuz - Reithkogel area, Fischbach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria

Lazulite in Quartz
Size 6 x 11 cm
Photo and Collection Alfred Passath
Found by AlfPas in October 2008
Copyright: © Alfred Passath      Photo ID: 194715     Uploaded by: Alfred Passath   View Count: 1170   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 768 x 1024 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

DA3-TFHDesert Rose, Gypsum : CaSO4·2H2O

La Pared, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain

30x25 mm. Collected 1996.
Copyright: © Volker Betz      Photo ID: 179716     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 1428   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 901 x 722 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

RW5-KR7Limonite : FeO(OH)·nH2O

Multiple photos available
Clay Pit, Neusafenau, Hartberg, Styria, Austria

Limonite aggregate
Size 6.7 x 5 cm
Photo and Collection Alfred Passath
Found by AlfPas in 1988
Copyright: © Alfred Passath      Photo ID: 141185     Uploaded by: Alfred Passath   View Count: 1045   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 501 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

LP3-C9XLimonite : FeO(OH)·nH2O, Calcite : CaCO3

Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, Germany

Field of View: 20 cm

Spezimen 14 cm wide, 8 cm high. - Typical Salzgitter "Trümmererz" = residual ore, consisting of Limonite, Quartz grains, clay minerals and others. Iron content in this kind of ore ca. 25 - 48 %. - On the top side a thin crust of Calcite crystals, fluorescent and phosphorescent. - Found in November 2007 at the former open pit at the Glockenberg, near the village of Dörnten, some kilometers south of Salzgitter. - Photo taken by a Canon EOS400D, program "close-up"; lighting with the lamp of a slide projector.
Copyright: © GG      Photo ID: 133099     Uploaded by: Georg Graf   View Count: 2013   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 668 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

L3D-6P5Malachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2, Quartz : SiO2

Christandl quarry, Peunt, Naintschgraben, Anger, Weiz, Styria, Austria

on Quartz;
Picture width: ~12mm;
Field collected /by: 2003/ReMi;
Collection/photo: ReMi/ReMi
Copyright: © ReMi      Photo ID: 51563     Uploaded by: Michael Reicht   View Count: 830   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2048 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

8EU-T1CGypsum : CaSO4·2H2O

Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Selenite 25 mm.
Rui Nunes specimen and photo.

NOTE that this specimen has been subjected to a torch which has dehydrated the edges of the crystals turning them white. For discussion see,7,281000,page=1
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2005      Photo ID: 42689     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 654   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 521 x 388 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

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