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31R-543Chrysoberyl

Ambatosoratra pegmatite, Ambatosoratra, Ambatondrazaka, Alaotra-Mangoro, Madagascar

Dimensions: 15 mm x 11 mm x 3 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 10 mm

Aesthetic and gemmy CHRYSOBERYL twinned crystals.
Copyright: © www.quebulfineminerals.com      Photo ID: 766640     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 90   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 798 x 645 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

3NE-0K5Ktenasite, Gypsum

Multiple photos available
Glomsrudkollen Zinc Mines, Åmot, Modum, Buskerud, Norway

Field of View: 1 mm
Largest Crystal Size: .4 mm

Emerald green crystals of ktenasite with gypsum crystals.
Copyright: © Carsten Slotta.      Photo ID: 719508     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 151   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 385 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

XL8-1NGFedotovite

Multiple photos available
Great Fissure eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia

Field of View: 2 mm

Wonderful nice green crystals and dark green massive aggregates of rare fedotovite crystals in a cavity of a Thumb nail size specimen as viewed on child photo.
Copyright: © Systematica minerals      Photo ID: 719503     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 118   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 368 x 303 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

MG3-2G0Beryl (Var: Emerald)

Multiple photos available
Muzo Mine, Muzo Municipality, Vasquez-Yacopí mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombia

Dimensions: 2.05 cm x .91 cm x .84 cm

Unique and exquisite Emerald specimen. An Emerald crystal with a scepter of an actual trapiche Emerald crystal and all gem. Check out the photo of the trapiche and different view of this specimen.
Copyright: © Jasun McVoy      Photo ID: 718750     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 120   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1066 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

E5N-MTUJahnsite Subgroup, Whitlockite

Multiple photos available
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer Mining District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA

Field of View: 2 mm

Yellow to brown jahnsite crystals on colourless whitlockite crystals with white flower-like crystals not identified, but may be tiptopite crystals.
Copyright: © Joy Desor      Photo ID: 717862     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 118   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 550 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

YFK-C7DWhitlockite, Jahnsite Group

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Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer Mining District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA

Field of View: 2 mm

Colourless whitlockite crystals on and around honey brown jahnsite crystals.
Copyright: © Joy Desor      Photo ID: 717857     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 121   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 550 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

F3Q-PMPNordstrandite

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Cerro Sapo, Ayopaya Province, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Field of View: 20 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm

Golden yellow Nordstrandite crystals in and around a cavity. Very nice thumb nail collected by Alfredo Petrov and now in my collection.
Copyright: © Val H. Collins      Photo ID: 717343     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 123   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4237 x 3668 pixels (15.5 Mpix)

U27-27UPentagonite, Calcite

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Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India

Dimensions: 15 mm x 15 mm x 12 mm

Wonderful and exciting mineral crystals, many times come in small fragile and delicate specimens. This gem has pentagonite crystals sticking out all around with calcite crystals sprinkled here and there.
Copyright: © Ashwini Minerals..      Photo ID: 717235     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 545   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 857 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

J58-429Pectolite, Grossular, Diopside, Quartz

Multiple photos available
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada

Dimensions: 15 mm x 15 mm x 8 mm

Wonderful specimen with at least 4 minerals from the famous and now flooding and closed location of the Jeffrey mine in Asbestos, Canada. Fragile Pectolite crystals that formed bow ties on grass green Grossular Garnets crystals along with yellow-green Diopside Crystals on Quartz crystals.
Copyright: © Quebul Fine Minerals.      Photo ID: 716224     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 101   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 674 x 535 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

395-JDWNambulite

Kombat Mine, Kombat, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 7 mm x 5 mm x 3 mm

Wonderful, deep red, translucent crystals of Nambulite with double terminations.
Photo ID: 715957     Uploaded by: Val Collins   View Count: 112   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 229 x 278 pixels (0.1 Mpix)
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