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Rex Biggers' Photo Gallery

RCK-2PECavansite

Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India

Width of mineral in this view is 3.5"
Copyright: © Rex Biggers      Photo ID: 291819     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 574   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

20H-EERCorundum (Var: Ruby), Corundum

Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Specimen is 4" tall
Copyright: © Rex Biggers      Photo ID: 291818     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 338   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 768 x 1024 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

6MK-P9LDioptase

Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit, Altyn-Tyube area, Bukhar-Zhyrau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

Beautiful green specimen of dioptase from Kazakhstan. Crystals are relatively large in size, specimen is 2 7/8 inches or 7.3 cm across. Photo taken in 2007 by Rex Biggers.
Copyright: © Rex Biggers      Photo ID: 244486     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 282   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 676 x 456 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

J1M-P6WWulfenite

Red Cloud Mine, Silver Mining District, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

Excellent color wulfenite crystals from the famous Red Cloud Mine in Arizona. Width of photo covers a span of 3.5 inches or 8.89 cm. Photo taken in 2007 by Rex Biggers.
Copyright: © Rex Biggers      Photo ID: 244394     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 318   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 720 x 389 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

WMA-LQGCorundum (Var: Ruby), Corundum (Var: Sapphire), Garnet Group, Pyrope (Var: Rhodolite)

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

Rubies, sapphires, garnets, and rhodolites. Container is 37mm across. Photo was taken in 2001 by Rex Biggers.
Photo ID: 14484     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 1738   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 544 x 529 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

698-YFUCorundum (Var: Sapphire), Corundum (Var: Ruby), Garnet Group, Pyrope (Var: Rhodolite)

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

Sapphires, rubies, garnets, and rhodolites. The container is 37mm across and the photo was taken in 2001 by Rex Biggers.
Photo ID: 14483     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 989   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 536 x 547 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

FX7-A5LPyrope (Var: Rhodolite)

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

Rhodoite garnet, this shade of light colored rhodolite seems to be somewhat rarer even though it is the main color that comes from this region of North Carolina. The container here is 37mm across. The photo was taken in 2004 by Rex Biggers.
Photo ID: 14482     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 3986   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 464 x 459 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

QK5-MVDPyrope

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

Pyrope garnets. The container here is 37mm across and the photo was taken in 2004 by Rex Biggers.
Photo ID: 14481     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 1354   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 404 x 397 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

174-0KQQuartz

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

The largest crystal here is 31mm in length. Quartz crystals found at this mine are often slightly water-worn. Photo taken by Rex Biggers in 2004.
Photo ID: 14480     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 918   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 392 x 414 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

9V2-C9HKyanite

Jacobs Ruby Mine, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA

Kyanite in host rock. It is rare to find kyanite crystals still imbedded in host rock at this mine since it is a placer deposit. This kyanite crystal is 17mm in length. Photo taken in 2004 by Rex Biggers.
Photo ID: 14479     Uploaded by: Rex Biggers   View Count: 1005   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 310 x 302 pixels (0.1 Mpix)
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