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Bri Dragonne's Photo Gallery

CK4-2G9Topaz, Quartz

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Schneckenstein cliff, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm

Close up of Topaz and Quartz pair, approximately one centimetre high.

Over all size of the specimen is 5.5cm x 5cm x 3cm.

Schneckenstein, Kielberg Mt., Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany.

This specimen was collected likely way before the ban on collecting at the cliff face.

Purchased in 1970 by the Witkam family in Germany.

Photo ID: 360134     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 448   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 637 x 515 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

0P2-VKYMolybdenite, Quartz

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Moly Hill mine, La Motte, Abitibi RCM, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada

Dimensions: 3 cm x 2.5 cm x 3 cm

Height: 3cm x 2.5cm x 3cm.

Molybdenite crystal size: 1.8cm.

Quite a delicate specimen of Molybdenite with the form of a Rosette.

Very crisp detail and unique structure.

Moly Hill Mine, Canada.
Photo ID: 271116     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 248   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 715 x 715 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

73R-RHNSugilite

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Dimensions: 10 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm

This is a close-up view of a polished section of sugilite.

Specimen size is about 10cm x 5cm x 2cm.

Quite interesting, dendritic patterns.
Photo ID: 269046     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 535   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 607 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

N5M-ED3Malachite, Azurite

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Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 50 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm

Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia

Malachite and Azurite on Limonite (?) from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. The Azurite forms spheres on the specimen and the Malachite seems to be little rosettes. Very aesthetic specimen from this classic locality.
Photo ID: 266107     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 232   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 500 x 500 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

5Y5-HQTInesite

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Brookite occurrence, Mad River Rock, Coastal Range, Trinity Co., California, USA

Hale Creek, Trinity County, California, United States of America

Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: H:4.5cm x W:3.5cm x D:2cm

Description

Extremely pleasant specimen of Inesite from California.

All of the crystals are in very pristine condition and with a certain gemminess to them.

This is one of the better specimens from this locality that I have seen.

Witkam family collection.
Photo ID: 266094     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 268   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 500 x 500 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

MUC-8TCZircon

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Helgeroa, Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

Quite an unusual, compressed Zircon. Locality is given as 'Helgeroa, Norway'. Nice orange-ish colour.


Size: H:2cm x W:2cm x D:1cm
Photo ID: 266044     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 386   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 500 x 500 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

NKR-55YSmithsonite

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Marion Co., Arkansas, USA

Quite large specimen of Cadmian Smithsonite from Marion County.

Possibly a Pseudomorph from Dolomite to Cadmian Smithsonite?

Two areas of white show through the Cadmian Smithsonite. It does not appear to be damage (There is no breakage showing on the areas themselves.)

A very deep coloured specimen and quite large for this area.

Size: H:11cm x W:7cm x D:5cm
Photo ID: 264512     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 308   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 402 x 500 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

P5T-CWTBoulangerite, Calcite (Var: Manganoan Calcite), Galena, Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Calcite

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Trepča Stan Terg Mine, Trepča complex, Trepča valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, District of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo

This is quite an amazing specimen from the Stari Trg Mine in Kosovo.

There are many, many minerals on the specimen.

There is the large crystal of Galena (Complex shape and very glassy), mats of Boulangerite (Including individual crystals piercing the Manganoan Calcite single crystals, like beads on a string), Arsenopyrite (Some with iridescence), highly etched Quartz crystals, Manganoan Calcite (Starting with tiny individual crystals that show all over the specimen that form into Spheres and also crystals impaled upon the Boulangerite needles), Calcite blades with Boulangerite inclusions and possible even more minerals.

Size: H:10cm x W:8cm x D:4.5cm
Photo ID: 264461     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 859   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 500 x 378 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

QX0-V2GWolframite, Quartz (Var: Chalcedony)

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Little Dora Mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA

Quite an interesting specimen of Wolframite blades that are slowly being replaced with Chalcedony.

Total specimen length is around 4.5cm.

Little Dora Mine, Colorado.
Photo ID: 263757     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 626   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 566 x 426 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

725-2HMRhodonite, Galena, Bustamite

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Broken Hill South Mine, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

A quite lovely specimen of Rhodonite and Bustamite with Galena from Broken Hill. Most of the Rhodonite crystals are fully intact with a beautiful, ruby red colour. The largest crystal is about 2cm.

The label describes 'Rhodonite, Bustamite and Galena from Broken Hill Australia'.

I assume the orange-ish material is Bustamite but I have no chemical analysis of it so I am just going by the label.

Whole specimen is about 10+ cm long.
Photo ID: 262851     Uploaded by: Bri Dragonne   View Count: 681   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 500 x 500 pixels (0.3 Mpix)
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