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Q4H-5L7Prehnite : Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2, Epidote : {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH), Quartz (Var: Rock Crystal) :

Road 744 road cut, Skagi peninsula, Northwestern Region, Iceland

Largest Crystal Size: 0.7 mm

Tabular prehnite crystal with epidote on quartz.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 901736     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 22   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 2123 pixels (4.2 Mpix)

9E4-APNGobbinsite : Na5(Si11Al5)O32·11H2O

Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Field of View: 4 mm

Complex twinned cluster of gobbinsite crystals from MSH. Zeolite collection of Volker Betz.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 897946     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 33   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3456 x 3509 pixels (12.1 Mpix)

FG8-JQMOsumilite-(Mg) : KMg2(Al5Si10)O30, Wollastonite : CaSiO3

Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 0.5 mm

Short prismatic osumilite-(Mg) crystal with wollastonite.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 891533     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2996 x 3106 pixels (9.3 Mpix)

JLX-698Gonnardite : (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10·3H2O, Chabazite-Na : (Na3K)Al4Si8O24·11H2O, Lévyne, Phillipsite

Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain

Field of View: 22 mm

Vug in basaltic matrix with two dull yellowish spheres of gonnardite (XRD confirmed), phacolitic chabazite-Na (left side), hexagonal, tabular levyne and some tiny phillipsite-Na. Collected in january 1977 from a rock dump, which rocks are originally most likely from the coast at the marina. The same rock also contains phillipsite-Na spheres up to 2 cm.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 886136     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 39   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5265 x 3814 pixels (20.1 Mpix)

VNA-NCYZircon : Zr(SiO4)

Göltzsch river, Mylau, Reichenbach, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 11 mm

Water worn crystal of zircon in day light (Top picture) showing zonar fluorescense in SW UV light (Lower picture).
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 879821     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 27   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 2018 pixels (4.0 Mpix)

CAK-VQFFaujasite-Ca : (Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]·32H2O, Thomsonite-Ca : NaCa2(Al5Si5)O20·6H2O

Graulay, Hillesheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 0.3 mm

Faujasite-Ca octahedron (0.3 mm) on a sphere of thomsonite-Ca and phillipste. Collected by Bernd Ternes.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 879585     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 74   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1250 x 1121 pixels (1.4 Mpix)

JQE-AG2Pollucite : (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Dimensions: 30 mm x 18 mm x 10 mm

Tranparent colorless sample of pollucite. Zeolite collection of Volker Betz.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 877146     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4330 x 2943 pixels (12.7 Mpix)

7RD-6X9Corundum (Var: Sapphire) : Al2O3

In den Dellen quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 1.0 mm

Light blue, tabular, transparent crystal of sapphire with triangular growth patterns in a vug of sanidinite matrix. Collected by Bernd Ternes.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2018)      Photo ID: 866498     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 149   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3419 x 3456 pixels (11.8 Mpix)

K81-NYPFluorapatite : Ca5(PO4)3F

Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Field of View: 2.5 mm

Cluster of Fluorapatite crystals in a vug of a xenolith. Collected in 1986 by Bernd Ternes.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2017)      Photo ID: 862834     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 90   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 1616 pixels (3.2 Mpix)

H8J-ACQVivianite : Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2O

Nickenicher Sattel, Nickenich, Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 0.8 mm

Tabular blue-black crystal of vivianite. Collected in 1975 by Bernd Ternes. Analysed sample.
Copyright: © Volker Betz (2017)      Photo ID: 862784     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 109   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1556 x 2000 pixels (3.1 Mpix)
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