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5NC-WH9Brannockite KSn2(Li3Si12)O30

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Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.6 mm

Exceptional crystals of brannockite in a vug with fluorapatite and bavenite in the foreground. One of the best known examples of the mineral with 10 such clusters and individual crystals to nearly 2mm. Collected by Emory McDanal in the 1980s.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1130205     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5158 x 3448 pixels (17.8 Mpix)

PY8-KWUHelvine Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S

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Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.0 mm

Nice tetrahedra of helvine on albite in albitite. Collected from a drainage ditch with Foote Mine gangue material used as erosion control in Shelby, NC in 2002.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1130202     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4633 x 3136 pixels (14.5 Mpix)

0L6-XM6Kayrobertsonite [MnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2(H2O)4]·2H2O

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Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.7 mm

Large spray of kayrobertsonite needles on matrix. Collected in 2002 and confirmed in 2019. Probably the most well-crystallized example of the species.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1130200     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5160 x 3438 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

460-AFVLithiophilite LiMn2+PO4

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Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.6 mm

Nice prisms of lithiophilite on matrix. Collected 2004
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1130198     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5156 x 3444 pixels (17.8 Mpix)

115-0JQFluorapatite Ca5(PO4)3F

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Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.3 mm

Complex, pale blue fluorapatite crystal found in the deepest section of the inactive quarry in 1999. Associated minerals are crystals of lithiophilite, bertrandite, metaswitzerite and skin-like swinefordite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129922     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5160 x 3444 pixels (17.8 Mpix)

9N3-C8HSinkankasite Mn2+Al(PO3OH)2(OH)·6H2O , Hureaulite Mn2+5(PO3OH)2(PO4)2·4H2O

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Barker-Ferguson Mine, Keystone, Keystone Mining District, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA

Field of View: 1.8 mm

Nice, single sinkankasite blades with hureaulite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129921     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4442 x 3036 pixels (13.5 Mpix)

A31-E62Schoderite Al2(PO4)(VO4)·8H2O

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North Wilson pit, Union Carbide Mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA

Field of View: 1.7 mm

Nice blades of schoderite/metaschoderite on matrix. Most likely the world best locality for the species.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129646     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 33   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5158 x 3444 pixels (17.8 Mpix)

28V-CD7Gilalite Cu5Si6O17·7H2O , Kinoite Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]

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Christmas Mine, Christmas, Banner Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 2.7 mm

Nice clusters of gilalite needles on matrix with a cluster of kinoite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129540     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5144 x 3436 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

AWT-P30Ankinovichite (Ni,Zn)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12·2.5H2O

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Kara-Chagyr Mountain, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan

Field of View: 1.2 mm

Tiny crystals of rare ankinovichite on matrix.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129539     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5150 x 3414 pixels (17.6 Mpix)

LJR-1RRCacoxenite Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O

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North Wilson pit, Union Carbide Mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA

Field of View: 3.4 mm

Exceptional sprays of cacoxenite on matrix from the North Wilson Pit.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129538     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5162 x 3428 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

5UM-Q6WHennomartinite SrMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2·H2O , Tweddillite {CaSr}{Mn3+AlMn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) , Sugilite KNa2Fe3+2(Li3Si12)O30

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

Field of View: .8 mm

Nice sheaves of hennomartinite crystals on the side of a tweddillite crystal with purple sugilite. .8mm vertical FOV.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129537     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3438 x 3439 pixels (11.8 Mpix)

FGL-2WNLibethenite Cu2(PO4)(OH)

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Clegg Mine, Sanford, Lee Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.1 mm

Exceptional crystals of libethenite for this locality. Collected the last day before this locality was reclaimed.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129536     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5148 x 3438 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

0RG-RATBournonite PbCuSbS3 , Gold Au

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Săcărâmb, Deva, Hunedoara, Romania

Field of View: 3.1 mm

Nice crystals of bournonite with minor native gold and petzite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129535     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 12   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5162 x 3444 pixels (17.8 Mpix)

K2D-FQCCurite Pb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2 , Metatorbernite Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O

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Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

Field of View: 2.4 mm

Sprays of curite on metatorbernite from Shinkolobwe.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129534     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5148 x 3434 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

4C9-55GLinarite PbCu(SO4)(OH)2

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Redmond Mine, Waterville Lake, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 2.1 mm

Beautiful crystals of linarite on matrix. Associated with susannite, caledonite, langite and wroewolfeite. Collected 12-7-2018
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129533     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5156 x 3442 pixels (17.7 Mpix)

NM5-UK1Cuprite Cu2O

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Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope Mining District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA

Field of View: 2.2 mm

Octahedrons of cuprite on earlier, elongated tabular cubic crystals of cuprite, in a vug in chalcocite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129532     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 31   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4289 x 2846 pixels (12.2 Mpix)

7X2-J05Bechererite Zn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]

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Redmond Mine, Waterville Lake, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 1.1 mm

Beautiful barrels of bechererite, deep in a vug. Associated with elyite and two as yet undescribed species. Collected 11-8-2020 with permission.
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CGU-WTUWhitecapsite H16Fe2+5Fe3+14Sb3+6(AsO4)18O16·120H2O

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White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Manhattan Mining District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

Field of View: .9 mm
Largest Crystal Size: .7 mm

Perfect crystal of whitecapsite with stibnite.
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6EN-XXQNevadaite (Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2·22H2O

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Gold Quarry Mine, Maggie Creek Mining Subdistrict, Carlin Trend, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA

Field of View: 1.6 mm

Beautiful single crystals of nevadaite. Associated with strengite. A crystal from this small discovery was used to solve the structure of the mineral. Collected by Martin Jensen.
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A0G-AREWhelanite Cu2+2Ca6[Si6O17(OH)](CO3)(OH)3·2H2O , Stringhamite CaCu(SiO4)·H2O

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Christmas Mine, Christmas, Banner Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 2.8 mm

Nice sprays of whelanite blades with a cluster of dark blue stringhamite.
Copyright: © 2021 Bucket of Holes      Photo ID: 1129528     Uploaded by: Jason B. Smith   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4670 x 3089 pixels (14.4 Mpix)
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