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0D7-J9YDanburite CaB2Si2O8

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Charcas, Charcas Municipality, 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: 747   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 1200 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

V7V-4ENFluorite CaF2

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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: 352   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1576 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

YTM-H8CCinnabar HgS , Dolomite CaMg(CO3)2 , Quartz SiO2

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Guizhou, China

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

Cinnabar Approx. 14mm x 9mm
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XA8-X6XPrehnite Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2

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Kakamas, Kai !Garib, ZF Mgcawu, Northern Cape, South Africa

Prehnite specimen from Kakamas, Northern Cape
South Africa
2 1/2" x 2"
Copyright: © 2008 - Joe Kienle - Some Rights Reserved      Photo ID: 153741     Uploaded by: Joe "Orbital" Kienle   View Count: 263   Approval status: User gallery only    Type: Photo - 2005 x 1200 pixels (2.4 Mpix)

MKR-H3HQuartz (Var: Amethyst) SiO2 , Quartz SiO2

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

Cactus Quartz (Amethyst)
Sometimes refered to as "Spirit Quartz"
about 2" across
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49V-3CCSpessartine Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3 , Garnet Group X3Z2(SiO4)3 , Quartz SiO2

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Fujian, China

Entire specimen approx 2" x 2"

Gemmy Spessartine Garnets on a druzy Quartz matrix
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Y7P-4FNFluorapatite Ca5(PO4)3F

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Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Durango Municipality, Durango, Mexico

Apatite crystal.

Approx 1/2" x 1"
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ERK-PY2Tourmaline (Var: Watermelon Tourmaline) A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z , Elbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) , Tourmaline (Var: Rubellite) A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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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
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4PT-58WElbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) , 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.
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KXG-F44Beryl (Var: Aquamarine) Be3Al2Si6O18

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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"
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