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P81-W6JTremolite (Var: Hexagonite)

Gouverneur Mine, Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA

Dark lavender tremolite variety hexagonite from the Gouverneur mine,Fowler, New York. Specimen measures approximately 4 by 3 1/4 by 2 inches.
Copyright: © 2010 by John J. Duck All Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 461138     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 647   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

DD4-KK4Anthophyllite, Tremolite

International Talc Company Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA

A shortwave UV (254nm) photo of anthophyllite (fluorescent red) and tremolite (fluorescent orange) from the International Talc Company Mine (Reynold Mine), Talcville, St. Lawrence County, New York: dimensions approximately 11.5 cm by 9 cm (4.5 inches by 3.5 inches). The anthophyllite is pink in visible light and partly transparent in some crystal sections. The tremolite is white or off-white in visible light.

The specimen originally labelled "tirodite" was confirmed to be anthophyllite by XRD performed by John Attard in April, 2012.
Copyright: © 2009 by John J. Duck All Rights Reserved.      Photo ID: 278698     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 765   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

JF9-JF7Anthophyllite, Tremolite

International Talc Company Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA

A shortwave UV (254nm) photo of anthophyllite (fluorescent red) and tremolite (fluorescent orange) from the International Talc Company Mine (Reynold Mine), Talcville, St. Lawrence County, New York: dimensions approximately 11.5 cm by 9 cm (4.5 inches by 3.5 inches).

The anthophyllite occurs as light pink semi-transparent crystals in a white tremolite matrix. The specimen originally labelled "tirodite" was determined to be anthophyllite as confirmed by XRD analysis performed by John Attard in April 2012.
Copyright: © 2009 by John J. Duck All Rights Reserved.      Photo ID: 278693     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 1157   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

Albany Rose Quarry working face July 2008

Albany Rose Quarry, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

A view of rose quartz insitu in the working face of the quarry in the summer (July) of 2008. Five gallon bucket provides scale. Some microcline crystals are visible insitu immediately above the bucket at the top of the picture.
Copyright: © 2008 John J. Duck All rights reserved      Photo ID: 271731     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 712   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

KW7-3CXMicrocline

Albany Rose Quarry, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Dimensions: 13 inches x 12 inches x 8 inches

Microcline crystals in quartz with minor muscovite; overall specimen size is 13 inches by 12 inches. Collected in July 2008 from surface dump material.
Copyright: © 2008 John J. Duck All rights reserved      Photo ID: 271727     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 526   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

XLX-KLLMicrocline

Albany Rose Quarry, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Microcline crystals, approximately 30 centimeters (12 inches) on longest dimension (work glove for scale), from Albany Rose Quarry, Oxford Co., Maine. Photographed in July 2008. The Albany Rose Quarry was developed over the summer of 2008 by Barry Heath on his property. Observed minerals of note were good microcline crystals up to one meter in three dimensions (sitting by the mine road on the way into the quarry), fluorapatite crystals up to 7.5 centimeters (3 inches) in length and over 2.5 centimeters (one inch) in diameter, some terminated, and massive pale rose quartz with some samples of excellent color.
Copyright: © Copyright 2008 John J. Duck. All rights reserved.      Photo ID: 269405     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 447   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

GWU-91QMicrocline

Albany Rose Quarry, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Microcline crystals, approximately 30 centimeters (12 inches) on longest dimension (work glove for scale), from Albany Rose Quarry, Oxford Co., Maine. Photographed in July 2008. The Albany Rose Quarry was developed over the summer of 2008 by Barry Heath on his property. Observed minerals of note were good microcline crystals up to one meter in three dimensions (sitting by the mine road on the way into the quarry), fluorapatite crystals up to 7.5 centimeters (3 inches) in length and over 2.5 centimeters (one inch) in diameter, some terminated, and massive pale rose quartz with some samples of excellent color.
Copyright: © Copyright 2008 John J. Duck. All rights reserved.      Photo ID: 269403     Uploaded by: John Duck   View Count: 531   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpix)
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