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MHV-4EEPhenakite Be2SiO4 , Fluorite CaF2 , Beryl Be3Al2(Si6O18) , Orthoclase K(AlSi3O8)

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Skatvedt, Sætre, Hurum, Buskerud, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 30 mm

Probably the only known specimen from this locality with this combination of minerals. Enjoy! Phenakite, fluorite, beryl (goshenite) on orthoclase. A topaz on the reverse side is not visible. . Largest phenakite ca 3 cm.
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1025186     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2569 x 1973 pixels (5.1 Mpix)

EG3-Y06Anatase TiO2

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Reinsnos, Odda, Hordaland, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 4.65 mm

Very blue anatase from Reinsnos, Odda

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1023536     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 16   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1132 x 1044 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

REN-GX7Zircon Zr(SiO4)

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Store Kufjord, Seiland Island, Alta, Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Dimensions: 50 mm x 40 mm


Gemmy zircon on matrix from Seiland Island

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen 2019

Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1010964     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3928 x 3346 pixels (13.1 Mpix)

22L-UMKVanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl

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ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

Dimensions: 20 mm x 25 mm


Vanadinite from ACF Mine, Mibladen,Midelt, Morocco.

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen 2019
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1010963     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3152 x 2985 pixels (9.4 Mpix)

9JK-KTUFluorite CaF2 , Baryte BaSO4

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Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

Dimensions: 43 mm x 40 mm

Fluorite on baryte from Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental, Morocco.

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1010493     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2550 x 2613 pixels (6.7 Mpix)

MNV-T7EWillemite Zn2SiO4 , Wulfenite Pb(MoO4) , Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

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Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran

Dimensions: 36 mm

Willemite pseudomorph after descloizite (with some reddish mimetite crystals coating the pseudomorph) with a perfect wulfenite crystal.
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Photo & collection Øivind Thoresen 2019.

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 25th Dec 2019
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K6L-RFRZoisite (Var: Thulite) {Ca2}{Al,Mn3+3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

Multiple photos available
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Mjønes Tunnel, Åstfjorden, Snillfjord, Orkland, Trøndelag, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 30 mm


Crystals of thulite from the new tunnel. Collected January 2019 . It was etched out from a calcite vain.

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1009598     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 80   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5236 x 3476 pixels (18.2 Mpix)

LVM-HYFArmenite BaCa2Al6Si9O30·2H2O

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Bratteskjerpet Mine, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 19 mm


Single crystal of armenite

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1005685     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 35   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1562 x 2144 pixels (3.3 Mpix)

25W-LKHAmphibole Supergroup (Var: Uralite) AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2 , Andradite Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3 , Quartz SiO2

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Skjerpemyr Mine, Grua mining district, Grua, Lunner, Oppland, Norway

Dimensions: 110 mm x 80 mm

Uralite (amphibolepseudomorphose after diopside) together with andradite and quartz (rare) from Skjerpemyr, Grua, Oppland.

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen 2019
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JVV-MJ0Fluor-schorl Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F

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Tennvatn pegmatite, Sørfold, Nordland, Norway

Dimensions: 70 mm x 70 mm


Cavity with crystals of fluor-schorl from this amazonite pegmatite

Photo & Collection Øivind Thoresen 2019
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 1005146     Uploaded by: Oivind Thoresen   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3370 x 3465 pixels (11.7 Mpix)
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