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Dmitriy Belakovskiy's Photo Gallery

Fumaroles with salammoniac-sulfur crust and grifons

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Kukhi-Malik area, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

The slope at Kukhi-Malik tract above coal layer with active fumarols forming salammoniac crusts and grifons. Salammoniac covered with yellow sulfur needle crystals. To understand scale: gryphons (holes) in salammoniac crust are 20-40 cm.
Copyright: © Dmitriy Belakovskiy      Photo ID: 234070     Uploaded by: Dmitriy Belakovskiy   View Count: 980   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 316 x 460 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

4VK-1LCGreenockite CdS

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Ravat Village, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

Greenockite crystals
Copyright: © Dmitriy Belakovskiy      Photo ID: 233999     Uploaded by: Dmitriy Belakovskiy   View Count: 576   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5255 x 4005 pixels (21.0 Mpix)

8FC-EF1Gwihabaite (NH4,K)NO3

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Ravat Village, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

Dimensions: 0.5 m

Nitrammite (gwihabaite) stalactite collected 1986. Length close to 0.5 m.
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UA9-AKESalammoniac NH4Cl

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Ravat Village, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

Salammoniak hopper crystal 6cm in size along 4-fold symmetry axis
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Coal conflagration near Gaberug Stream estuary

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Ravat Village, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

Coal burning close to the surface at coal conflagration near Gaberug Stream estuary. Circa 1980.
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Going to Kukhi-Malik burning coal place (pointed by an arrow)

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Ravat Village, Yagnob River, Zeravshan Range, Sughd, Tajikistan

The way up to the Kukhi-Malik burning coal place from nearby of former Ravat Kishlak (Village). An old pit at the destination pointed by an arrow.
Fanskie Mountains of Gissar Range of Tien-Shan system, Central Tajikistan. Cirka 1983. Group of geology undergraduate students of Moscow Geology-prospectical Institute.
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QAJ-5GKCelestine SrSO4

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Aurtash Strontium Deposit, Munaily, Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan

Dimensions: 12 cm

Spherical cellular celestine concretion, 12 cm in diameter. Collected by Fersman Mineralogical Museum staff (D. Abramov, D. Romanov, A. Nikiforov) in 1987. Cat # OP2185.
Copyright: © Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moccow, Russia      Photo ID: 233914     Uploaded by: Dmitriy Belakovskiy   View Count: 861   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1858 x 1457 pixels (2.7 Mpix)

N87-6MGCelestine SrSO4

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Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan

Celestine crystals in limestone geode. Specimen size 22cm. Crystals up to 4cm.
Collected by Fersman Museum staff (D.Abramov, D.Romanov, A.Nikiforov) in 1987. Cat. # 90135
Copyright: © Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia      Photo ID: 233273     Uploaded by: Dmitriy Belakovskiy   View Count: 656   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1783 x 1469 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

XW5-JC8Celestine SrSO4

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Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan

Geode with blue celestine crystals inside and red celestite colored by hematite inclusions in geode's periferal part. Ruler in santimeters.
Fersman Mineralogical Museum (Moscow, Russia) specimen # OP2183. Collected by museum staff (D.Romanov, D.Abramov, A.Nikiforov) in 1987. Specimen lenght -18 cm
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QAM-0EQCelestine SrSO4

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Mt Ungoza, Tupkaragan, Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan

"Sand celestine" Celestine crystals grew in limy sand which gaves them that grey color.
Fersman Mineralogical Museum (Moscow, Russia) specimen # 85313. Collected by Dmitriy Romanov and Dmitriy Abramov in museum expedition 1986. Photo: Nataliya Pekova
Specimen size: 12x9cm
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