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Joe "Orbital" Kienle's Photo Gallery

0D7-J9YDanburite

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Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Named for the type locality at Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
This one is from Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico...
There was a big run on these at the shows for a few years..
About 2" tall
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 156328     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 668   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 1200 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

V7V-4ENFluorite

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Hunan, China

These blue-green cubes of fluorite have reddish-brown inclusions and phantoms. From Oolong Gong Mine, China. Measures 1 1/2" (3.7 cm) by 1" (2.5 cm) wide and 1/2" (1.3 cm) deep
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153764     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 325   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1576 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

YTM-H8CCinnabar, Dolomite, Quartz

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Guizhou, China

A cluster of nice Cinnabar crystals nested in a Dolomite on Quartz matrix

Cinnabar Approx. 14mm x 9mm
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153761     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 437   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1838 x 1200 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

MKR-H3HQuartz (Var: Amethyst), Quartz

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Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Cactus Quartz (Amethyst)
Sometimes refered to as "Spirit Quartz"
about 2" across
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153542     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 337   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1701 x 1200 pixels (2.0 Mpix)

49V-3CCSpessartine, Garnet Group, Quartz

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Fujian, China

Entire specimen approx 2" x 2"

Gemmy Spessartine Garnets on a druzy Quartz matrix
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153076     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 380   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1609 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

Y7P-4FNFluorapatite

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Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico

Apatite crystal.

Approx 1/2" x 1"
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153061     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 373   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 909 x 1200 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

ERK-PY2Tourmaline (Var: Watermelon Tourmaline), Elbaite, Rubellite

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Minas Gerais, Brazil

"Blue-capped Watermelon Tourmaline"
Notice (towards the bottom) the faint pink Rubellite core surrounded by pale green Elbaite rind...very tough to capture in this specimen
measures 7mm x 28mm
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 152949     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 746   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1249 x 1800 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

4PT-58WElbaite, Lepidolite (Var: Cs-rich Lepidolite)

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Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lithium rich Lepidolite crystals act as accent and contrast to this 3 x 1 cm Elbaite crystal.
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 152613     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 372   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1443 x 1800 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

KXG-F44Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)

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Gilgit, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Gemmy Aqua crystal I recently picked up at a local mineral show...

Measures about 1" x 1/2"
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 151979     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 354   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 642 x 900 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

057-5N5Quartz (Var: Amethyst)

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Mun. de Las Minas, Veracruz, Mexico

In my opinion, some of the most stunning Amethyst in the world comes from the mines in Las Minas, Vera Cruz, Mexico...
The trouble is, it's so water clear, that it's very hard to photograph.
This one's about 1 1/2" x 5/8"
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 151971     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 491   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 850 x 850 pixels (0.7 Mpix)
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