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3R9-PVPStibnite Sb2S3

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Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China

Dimensions: 18 cm x 13 cm x 12 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 6 cm
Weight: 1.325 kg

Beautiful Stibnite crystal cluster from this famous mine in China.
Photo ID: 736939     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 80   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2299 x 1725 pixels (4.0 Mpix)

DE8-2KGQuartz SiO2 , Arsenopyrite FeAsS

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Mt Washington mine, Comox District, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm
Weight: 174 g

Well formed Arsenopyrite crystals to 5 mm. in and around Quartz crystal vug. Probably collected around 1968. Ex Winnie Espitalier Collection.
Photo ID: 736937     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 89   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

N26-E98Quartz SiO2

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Bluebell Mine, Riondel, Slocan Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 13 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 cm
Weight: 466 g

Beautiful clean Quartz crystal specimen from this famous locale. Probably collected late 1950's. Ex Don Clerke Collection. His brother-in-law worked in the Bluebell Mine.
Photo ID: 736936     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

7C3-3PDQuartz SiO2

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Bluebell Mine, Riondel, Slocan Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 21 cm x 17 cm x 9.5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 cm
Weight: 2.072 kg

Exceptional Quartz crystal specimen. Collected probably late 1950's. Ex Don Clerke Collection. His brother-in-law worked in the Bluebell Mine.
Photo ID: 736934     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 48   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

6C6-N05Arsenopyrite FeAsS , Chalcopyrite CuFeS2 , Quartz SiO2

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Mt Washington mine, Comox District, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 11 cm x 8.5 cm x 7 cm
Weight: 762 g

Massive to crystalline Arsenopyrite with minor Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Collected late 1960's. Ex Winnie Espitalier Collection.
Photo ID: 736842     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 113   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3529 x 2647 pixels (9.3 Mpix)

C9F-C92Palygorskite (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2·8H2O

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Clexewe River Area, Port McNeill, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 150 mm x 95 mm x 75 mm
Weight: 18 g

Strange specimen of Palygorskite var. "Mountain Cork". Location Clexewe River Area, near Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada. Identified by structure and habit by Jim McKinnon.
Photo ID: 732197     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 93   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

LXG-HX0Wollastonite CaSiO3 , Bornite Cu5FeS4

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Little Billy Mine, Texada Island, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 90 mm x 50 mm x 55 mm
Weight: 195 g

Brilliant white Wollastonite sample with small spot of Bornite visible. Collected in 2015 from this turn of the century (1900) mine.
Photo ID: 731912     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 142   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3529 x 2647 pixels (9.3 Mpix)

WKE-VLRBornite Cu5FeS4

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Little Billy Mine, Texada Island, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 55 mm x 30 mm x 25 mm
Weight: 61 g

Striking colorful Bornite specimen from this turn of the century (1900) mine.
Photo ID: 731908     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 132   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3415 x 2561 pixels (8.7 Mpix)

7DF-MTTPrehnite Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 , Quartz SiO2

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4th Lake Granite quarry, Nanimo Lakes, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 110 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
Weight: 400 g

Light green Prehnite with minor Quartz crystals. 4th Lake Granite Quarry, Nanaimo Lakes Area, near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Identified by form and habit by Jim McKinnon.
Photo ID: 731898     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 110   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

RNC-C7CGypsum CaSO4·2H2O

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Barnes Lake Area, Ashcroft, Kamloops Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions: 90 mm x 55 mm x 20 mm
Weight: 68 g

Gypsum Selenite "Fish Tail Twin" from Barnes Lake Area, near Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada. Identified by form and habit by Jim McKinnon.
Photo ID: 731895     Uploaded by: Jim McKinnon   View Count: 123   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3648 x 2736 pixels (10.0 Mpix)
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