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Rock Currier's Photo Gallery

ACR-UJTTennantite, Pyrite

Multiple photos available
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad, Peru

Dimensions: 60 mm x 35 mm x 20 mm
Weight: 43.3 g

An intergrown cluster of sharp black tetrahedral tennantite crystals up to about 2 cm dusted for the most part with tiny pyrite crystals. Well at least I think they are tennantite. Bought the specimen at the mine. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704241     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 281   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2902 x 2280 pixels (6.6 Mpix)

L0Q-68KSphalerite, Pyrite

Infiernillos Mine, Canutillos subdistrict, Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí, Bolivia

Dimensions: 50 mm x 35 mm x 30 mm
Weight: 98.6 g

Black somewhat iridescent intergrown sphalerite crystals to about 2.5 cm with a dab of small pyrite crystals at their base with a few DGNs (damn grey needles.) Bought the specimen at the mine. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704240     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 134   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2836 x 2470 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

VMN-HYCAugelite

Machacamarca Mine, Machacamarca subdistrict, Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí, Bolivia

Dimensions: 40 mm x 30 mm x 30 mm
Weight: 31 g

A cream colored doubly terminated prismatic augelite crystal of about 2 cm on a limonite matrix with a few other smaller augelites. Selected from a lot of about 500 other specimens of Augelite. Machacamarca is one of the earliest silver mining districts in Bolivia. It is credited with having the first bank in all of Bolivia, even before Potosi. It is built up and down a little tight canyon with mine dumps spilling into the canyon from both sides. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704239     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 128   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2357 x 2319 pixels (5.5 Mpix)

59L-VNPHematite, Quartz

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 60 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 106.3 g

A high domed cabochon of transparent light colored smoky quartz with a flat window cut on one side showing a thin hexagonal black crystal of hematite about a cm in diameter growing up into the quartz. Selected from a ~50 kg lot of polished quartz with inclusions in Curvelo, Brazil. One would think that the specimen is from the sand stone area in Minas Gerais rather than the pegmatite area. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704238     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 228   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3212 x 2447 pixels (7.9 Mpix)

EXK-7DGCopper

Inspiration Mine, Miami-Inspiration deposit, Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 40 mm x 30 mm x 30 mm
Weight: 72 g

A mass of small copper crystals growing on some dark, perhaps a little charred, wood. X Cureton Mineral Co. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704237     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 165   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

PKH-K38Chrysocolla, Malachite

Pisco Province, Ica, Peru

Dimensions: 60 mm x 45 mm x 20 mm
Weight: 95.6 g

A hand sized polished nugget of chrysocolla, malachite and other minerals. This massive material has been mined in Ica since the 1970s, A lot of it was sold to customers in Israel to be cut up and sold to tourists as Elat stone which was a similar material that in ancient times was found in the region. It is still being dug and cut and polished into balls, eggs and other lapidary items by lapidaries in Lima. The quality is highly variable. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704236     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 184   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3263 x 2577 pixels (8.4 Mpix)

07F-WTLAzurite

Lianmeng Ag-Au occurrence, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China

Dimensions: 40 mm x 40 mm x 30 mm
Weight: 57.5 g

A floater nodule of small shiny blue crystals. Specimen selected from a 1000 kg lot of similar specimens. There were few good specimens in shipment. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704234     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 133   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2584 x 2497 pixels (6.5 Mpix)

N35-01UQuartz (Var: Rutilated Quartz)

Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil

Dimensions: 55 mm x 30 mm x 20 mm
Weight: 7065 g

An over polished quartz crystal with thick golden rutile crystal sprays included. Taken from a large shipment of included crystals. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704222     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 136   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1391 x 2465 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

XW9-AH2Scorodite, Quartz

El Guanaco Mine, Guanaco, Santa Catalina, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile

Dimensions: 50 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 57.8 g

Micro apple green pseudo octahedral crystals on drusy quartz. X Terry Szenics specimen. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704221     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 141   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2455 x 2822 pixels (6.9 Mpix)

TH0-5KXVivianite

Tomokoni mine, Canutillos subdistrict, Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí, Bolivia

Dimensions: 40 mm x 30 mm x 10 mm
Weight: 10 g

A thin crust of gemmy green intergrown vivianite crystals up to about a cm. Selected from a shipment of several hundred similar specimens imported from Bolivia. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm.
Copyright: © Rock Currier      Photo ID: 704219     Uploaded by: Rock Currier   View Count: 146   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2815 x 2369 pixels (6.7 Mpix)
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