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Xiao-dong Xu's Photo Gallery

AN5-2WQHalite NaCl

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Heringen, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hesse, Germany

Dimensions: 42 mm x 25 mm x 8 mm

Deep blue halite. The rough surface is caused by deliquescence.
Copyright: © Xiao-dong      Photo ID: 631078     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 101   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 750 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

E82-116Quartz (Var: Amethyst) SiO2

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Adrar Tirecht Bou Oudi, Tata Province, Souss-Massa, Morocco

Dimensions: 43 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm

Copyright: © Xiao-dong      Photo ID: 630830     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 175   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

KYW-3YXFluorite CaF2 , Sphalerite ZnS , Chalcopyrite CuFeS2

Multiple photos available
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Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 75 mm x 64 mm x 40 mm

Aesthetic, well formed, transparent violet Fluorite crystals with lustrous Sphalerite. There’re some little Chalcopyrite crystals over the surface.
Copyright: © Xiao-dong      Photo ID: 630282     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 117   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1200 x 900 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

CND-VDLMelonite NiTe2 , Gold Au

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Cresson Mine, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 4 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm

Melonite is a rare nickel telluride. A nice crystallized flake of melonite with minor native gold. Rarely available - from a find in the 1920s.
Copyright: © Xiao-dong      Photo ID: 629143     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 268   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 800 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

7XH-AQMMimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

Multiple photos available
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Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 55 mm x 42 mm x 39 mm

Photo ID: 628883     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 96   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 750 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

2VC-CVJAragonite CaCO3

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Werfen, Salzburg, Austria

Dimensions: 57 mm x 51 mm x 38 mm

Photo ID: 628878     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 103   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

AHE-8V3Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl

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Bou Almaden, Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Dimensions: 62 mm x 47 mm x 16 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 15 mm

Vanadinites to 15 mm on a thin shard of matrix speckled with dark iron oxides.
Photo ID: 628714     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 134   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

RTJ-T5THausmannite Mn2+Mn3+2O4 , Andradite Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

Multiple photos available
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N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Dimensions: 35 mm x 20 mm x 15 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 20 mm

Photo ID: 628681     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 279   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1200 x 800 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

T29-VAWWulfenite Pb(MoO4)

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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico

Dimensions: 53 mm x 34 mm x 27 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 22 mm

Lustrous, bi-pyramidal, butterscotch-colored Wulfenite crystals are festooned on this specimen. Largest crystal reaches 2.2 cm (doubly terminated). Very few crystals are broken in the front. There are contacted crystals on the back, but they are totally out of sight.
Photo ID: 628583     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 131   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 750 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

2P8-728Wulfenite Pb(MoO4) , Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico

Dimensions: 45 mm x 30 mm

Wulfenite on green Mimetite.
Photo ID: 628582     Uploaded by: Xiao-dong Xu   View Count: 127   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)
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