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Here i am at Halls Gap, Kentucky!

Halls Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA

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Registered member since 25th Aug 2007

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Hi everyone. I am from the wonderful state of Kentucky (USA). Leitchfield, Ky. I am relatively new (about three years)to the world of minerals. And have a million questions! Mindat members have taught me allot so far. I have just purchased the Donald Peck "Mineral Identification" book and cd (as suggested). Seems like a great place to start!

I just went on my first "collecting" trip (November 2007), to Halls Gap, Ky. Cracking that first self-collected geode was a great experience. I will write an article about it here in the near future. Kentucky, though not recognized as a great state for collecting minerals, has allot to offer and a variety of minerals.

I received a severe neck injury recently that has left me unable to work (at age 48). When I mentioned it initially, the first response I had was "Well, that leaves you with plenty of time to spend with your minerals". And they have actually helped me in the healing process by filling some of the endless hours. And even in the beginning when I was extremely depressed, I still managed to crack a big smile when looking thru the 'scope! And as mentioned above, I still have the ability to get out for a couple of hours at times to collect too!

Thank you for the opportunity to be a member of such an outstanding group and for making me feel right at home!


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1T5-7TRChalcocite : Cu2S

Mammoth Mine, Mount Gordon, Gunpowder District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area, Queensland, Australia

Dimensions: 3.6 cm x 2.7 cm x 2.7 cm

3.6 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm. This specimen is a competition-level, complete-all-around STUNNING miniature, with a cluster of three intergrown crystals to 3 cm long, perched on a small knob of matrix. It is STUNNING, visually, both for the lustre and the sharp geometry of the piece. Complex beveled terminations throw off reflections in every direction. There is no damage except a teeny contact atop and a few contacts or breaks on the bottom peripheral crystals, while the major crystals are not only upright, but astoundingly 3-dimensional (more so in person!). This is a MAJOR miniature for the species, to my eye better in absolute quality than some Bristol or Wisconsin locality specimens I have seen over the years.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 139814     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 1601   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 755 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

VQ0-8X3Chalcocite : Cu2S

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Mammoth Mine, Mount Gordon, Gunpowder District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area, Queensland, Australia

Dimensions: 3.6 cm x 2.5 cm x 2 cm

3.6 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm. A sharp heart-shaped twin (1.4 cm), of rare habit, surmounts this small miniature matrix specimen. There is damage elsewhere on the specimen and also a small tiny ding on one side of the twinned crystal, but it is still a great little reference specimen for this new find, showing a super twin habit!
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 139809     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 717   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 639 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

6KK-93VChalcopyrite : CuFeS2, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Quartz : SiO2

Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown district, Tasmania, Australia

Irridesent chalcopyrite crystals on dolomite with minor quartz. FOV approximately 35mm. Specimen and Photo A. Tuma
Copyright: © Andrew Tuma      Photo ID: 129762     Uploaded by: Andrew Tuma   View Count: 901   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2816 x 2112 pixels (5.9 Mpix)

3XE-G90Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2, Quartz : SiO2

Prince Lyell Mine, Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown district, Tasmania, Australia

Dimensions: 30 mm x 30 mm x 20 mm

Chalcopyrite and quartz crystals. Specimen 30x30mm. Specimen and photo: R. Bottrill
Copyright: © R. Bottrill 2006      Photo ID: 87830     Uploaded by: Ralph Bottrill   View Count: 1526   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 688 x 500 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

JAL-01RSphalerite : ZnS

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Hellyer-Que River Mines, Waratah district, Tasmania, Australia

Dimensions: 30 mm x 20 mm

Red sphalerite crystals coating fractures in the Helleyer mine. 30x20 mm. Specimen & photo: R. Bottrill.
Copyright: © R Bottrill 2006      Photo ID: 85464     Uploaded by: Ralph Bottrill   View Count: 1472   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1216 x 865 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

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