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Rudy Bolona's Photo Gallery

L58-9Y8Stibiotantalite, Lepidolite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Quartz

Multiple photos available
Brown Derby No. 1, Brown Derby Mine, Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 270 mm

This sample hosts some rare stibiotantalite from this locality. It's the yellow 15 mm section towards the center of the piece.
Photo ID: 912380     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 68   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

5V9-F20Monazite

Opportunity Mine, Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 24 mm x 18 mm x 12 mm

Well formed crystals; Monazite is very rare from this locality. I expect these to be the cerium dominant end member, as most of Colorado monazite is. Collected by Rudy Bolona. Sept. 2018. Dimensions are of largest crystal.
Photo ID: 911486     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 45   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

TNK-89QStibiotantalite

Multiple photos available
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Letpanhla, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Dimensions: 22 mm x 15 mm x 9 mm

Crystal; I found this one at this year's Denver Show (2018). Looks like a piece of orange candy! The specific gravity of this specimen is 7.19. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 909704     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 46   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

1FE-5PWCuprite

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Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

Dimensions: 18 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm

Crystal with some hoppered faces and beautiful red translucency in light. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 905652     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 64   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

LWD-9L4Pyrargyrite

St Andreasberg, Braunlage, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany

Dimensions: 14 mm x 10 mm x 9 mm

Beautiful cluster of crystals with superb red translucency. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 905651     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 43   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5152 x 3864 pixels (19.9 Mpix)

Y32-14EPhenakite, Microcline (Var: Amazonite)

Crystal Park, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA

Largest Crystal Size: 3 mm

Crystal on an amazonite crystal. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 895701     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 44   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Core of Pegmatite

Multiple photos available
Lesser White Cloud pegmatite, South Platte Pegmatite Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA

Core of pegmatite left in relief after mining of microcline. Site was used as dump after operations ceased. I found a fluoritic vein containing good crystals of Gadolinite-(Ce) at this locality.
Photo ID: 895699     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 73   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

481-4D6Pyrite

Multiple photos available
Climax Mine, Climax, Climax Mining District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 17 mm x 15 mm x 10 mm
Weight: 11 g

Bright, flattened, floater crystal. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 826452     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 48   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4752 x 3168 pixels (15.1 Mpix)

14F-HMAHauerite

Multiple photos available
Jeziórko Mine, Tarnobrzeg City Co., Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland

Dimensions: 9 mm x 9 mm x 8 mm
Weight: .8 g

A superb, complex, compound crystal with good submetallic luster. The specimen is complete all around with no damage. This piece is a little magnetic, which is a property of hauerite. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 820940     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 85   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4752 x 3168 pixels (15.1 Mpix)

JYN-THWBeryllonite, Fluorapatite

Multiple photos available
Telírio claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 22 mm x 18 mm x 15 mm
Weight: 4.1 g

Twinned gem beryllonite hosting three green fluorapatites. Collection of Rudy Bolona.
Photo ID: 818214     Uploaded by: Rudy Bolona   View Count: 77   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4752 x 3168 pixels (15.1 Mpix)
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