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5UP-JMCDiamond

DR Congo

Dimensions: 5.4 mm x 4.7 mm x 3.9 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 5.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 carats

Diamond crystal with sharp termination and trigons.
Photo ID: 857722     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1020 x 1320 pixels (1.3 Mpix)

NXL-RL9Quartz (Var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz)

Multiple photos available
Zhob District, Balochistan, Pakistan

Dimensions: 6 mm x 8 mm x 9 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 9 mm
Weight: 0.47 g

"Herkimer-style" quartz with negative crystals containing 3-phase hydrocarbon inclusions.
Focus-stacked from 175 images, composed in Helicon Focus.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 811039     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 185   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1644 x 2166 pixels (3.6 Mpix)

84P-7Q5Moonstone

Pili Mine, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

Dimensions: 14 mm x 13 mm x 13 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 14 mm
Weight: 3.14 g

A crystal of sandine "moonstone", showing its reflected colors. While not complete, there are a few sharp crystal faces. Focus-stacked from 44 images in Helicon Focus.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 807229     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 344   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2292 x 2844 pixels (6.5 Mpix)

GXC-ANMCorundum (Var: Sapphire)

Eldorado Bar deposit, Eldorado Bar, East Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, USA

Dimensions: 7.97 mm x 6.58 mm x 5.46 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 7.97 mm
Weight: 2.76 carats

Two photos, showing the rough sapphire crystal (8.3cts) as found, and the final cut form. This stone is completely natural with no treatments. It represents the highest quality of sapphire from this location in terms of clarity, color saturation, as well as cut size. Cut by Peter Torraca.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 779668     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 95   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 689 x 1220 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

APC-PTQRealgar, Calcite

Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA

Field of View: 6.5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 6 mm

A well-defined realgar crystal on calcite. Stacked and composed in Helicon Focus.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 778249     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 70   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 952 x 924 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

R5T-T5NTorbernite, Heterogenite

Multiple photos available
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, DR Congo

Field of View: 8 mm

Torbernite and botryoidal heterogenite.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 777781     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 45   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1195 x 1295 pixels (1.5 Mpix)

PAP-KPFCorundum (Var: Sapphire)

Eldorado Bar deposit, Eldorado Bar, East Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, USA

Dimensions: 6.5 mm x 6 mm x 4 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 6.5 mm
Weight: 2.4 carats

Sapphire crystal from Missouri River, Montana USA. Photographed in polarized light to show reflective growth zoning and inclusions. Focus-stacked from 72 images.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 756260     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 96   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1255 x 1206 pixels (1.5 Mpix)

L0R-FWWCorundum (Var: Sapphire)

Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Rock Creek District, Granite Co., Montana, USA

Dimensions: 2.8 mm x 4.8 mm x 5.5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 5.5 mm
Weight: 0.65 carats

Corundum with natural geometric pattern on a very reflective face. Focus-stacked from 48 images.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 743427     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 72   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 984 x 956 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

VE2-KDQCorundum (Var: Ruby)

Multiple photos available
Mysore District, Karnataka, India

Dimensions: 8 mm x 5 mm x 2.5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 8 mm
Weight: 1 carats

Tabular ruby crystal with trigonal termination.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 742934     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 95   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1484 x 1268 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

KYA-ET6Corundum (Var: Sapphire)

Anamushi alluvials, Kashiba City, Nara, Japan

Field of View: 7 mm

Small tabular sapphire crystals showing trigonal termination. Anamushi alluvials, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan. FOV 7mm. Shot with Nikon D810, 60mm micro, stacked from 50 images.
Copyright: © Kurt Story      Photo ID: 738533     Uploaded by: Kurt Story   View Count: 135   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1233 x 1043 pixels (1.3 Mpix)
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