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Craig Bosel's Photo Gallery

KQD-JH8Epidote

Kunar, Afghanistan

Dimensions: 45 mm x 45 mm x 40 mm
Field of View: 60 mm

Curved radiating sprays of terminated Epidote crystals forming an aesthetic specimen with high lustre. Bowtie or wheat sheave habit, for want of a better word. I purchased it from a reputable Peshawar dealer who is 100% positive it is from the Kunar area rather than Balochistan in Pakistan. The small patches of white mineral adhering to it is not a carbonate, most likely a feldspar variety.
Copyright: © CRAIG ALAN BOSEL      Photo ID: 963007     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2731 x 2690 pixels (7.3 Mpix)

6K4-HYVChalcanthite

Teutonic Bore Mine, Ten Mile Outcamp, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 110 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm
Field of View: 130 mm

A mass of 'modern' chalcanthite crystals recovered from an evaporating puddle, possibly related to a recent copper heap leach operation.
Copyright: © CRAIG ALAN BOSEL      Photo ID: 954918     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 17   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3113 x 2974 pixels (9.3 Mpix)

W8K-W41Dolomite

Teutonic Bore Mine, Ten Mile Outcamp, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 55 mm x 40 mm x 30 mm
Field of View: 100 mm

semi-spherical 'balls' of complexly-twinned zincian dolomite crystals on a goethitic matrix makes for a great colour contrast. Was privileged to fossick on the dumps when the original Tectonic Bore copper open-cut was active around 1984, however didn't find anything like this at the time.
Copyright: © CRAIG ALAN BOSEL      Photo ID: 954913     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 12   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3427 x 3602 pixels (12.3 Mpix)

QP1-KVUTopaz

Multiple photos available
Klein Spitzkopje granite stock, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 62 mm x 43 mm x 35 mm
Field of View: 70 mm
Weight: 159 g

a large topaz crystal displaying some etched faces (scalloping) and most pleasingly a number of internal reflections off at least two internal phantom crystals (white lines in photo)
Copyright: © Craig Bosel      Photo ID: 950173     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 17   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2634 x 3848 pixels (10.1 Mpix)

6V3-U4RWulfenite, Goethite

Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 140 mm x 110 mm x 50 mm
Field of View: 170 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm

A generous coating of modified pyramidal wulfenite crystals resting on goethite in the classic association from this well known locality.
Personally collected by Mr Tony Davies (year unknown), it is a visual delight on many levels.
Copyright: © CRAIG ALAN BOSEL      Photo ID: 933412     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4578 x 3731 pixels (17.1 Mpix)

8EJ-R2UEpidote

Multiple photos available
Mitchell Plateau Deposit, Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 27 mm x 20 mm x 12 mm
Field of View: 23 mm

Very aesthetic spray of lustrous epidote from this out-of-the-way locality in Western Australia.
Photo ID: 881292     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 59   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2129 x 2813 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

DKD-CMCDiopside, Magnetite, Chalcopyrite

Mount Elliott Mine, Selwyn District, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia

Dimensions: 170 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm
Field of View: 180 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 35 mm
Weight: 997 g

An aesthetic large cabinet cluster of euhedral stubby diopside crystals generally with an unknown white coating. Small clusters of magnetite crystals (individuals up to 3mm) dot the surfaces, and occasional chalcopyrite crystals (max 0.5mm).
Photo ID: 881291     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 60   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3938 x 2755 pixels (10.8 Mpix)

K7K-J89Copper

Rocklands mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia

Dimensions: 115 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm
Field of View: 140 mm
Weight: 899 g

A pleasing large-cabinet piece of the crystalline native copper that is apparently fairly abundant at the Rocklands mcopper mine. I understand this to be recent material (2017?) but can't confirm. Not a huge amount of separate crystal faces, but rounded branching finger-like masses with a pleasing 'clean' natural patina, arborescent in parts.
Photo ID: 881280     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 67   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2954 x 3002 pixels (8.9 Mpix)

YHT-5MDMillerite

Rocky's Reward Ni Mine, Leinster, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 190 mm x 100 mm x 90 mm
Weight: 3.35 kg

A huge Millerite specimen self-collected by geologist Des Lascelles when he spent 3 months working in the mine in 1984. Some marcasite in the base but happily not enough for this specimen to fall apart after being on a shelf for over 30 years. Has been soaked in WD40 to lessen the marcasite reactivity, hence the lustre.
Photo ID: 823813     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 120   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4264 x 3000 pixels (12.8 Mpix)

XY1-T5PHematite (Var: Specularite)

Windarling Iron Ore Mine, Mount Jackson Goldfield, Yilgarn Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Dimensions: 160 mm x 130 mm x 70 mm

Collected from the W2 Pit in the Windarling mine area, an impressive chunk of a 70mm thick specularite vein passing through the BIF iron ore. This material was commonly seen in this pit although not normally as thick as this.
Photo ID: 758725     Uploaded by: Craig Bosel   View Count: 173   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3127 x 2312 pixels (7.2 Mpix)
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