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LGJ-LKJCelestine SrSO4 , Sulphur S8

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Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland

Dimensions: 24 mm x 19 mm x 17 mm

Blue celestine crystals stood on sulphur. ex Wendy & Frank Melanson (1984).
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09V-6QEPhenakite Be2SiO4

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Phenakite Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar

Dimensions: 26 mm x 18 mm x 11 mm

Gemmy twinned phenakite crystal on matrix.
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HTQ-6YUFluorite CaF2 , Sphalerite ZnS , Arsenopyrite FeAsS

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Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China

Dimensions: 17 mm x 17 mm x 15 mm

Fluorite with minor brownish sphalerite & metallic arsenopyrite attached. The fluorite crystals are constituted with [100], [110] and [111] faces. And each of the [110] faces are purpleish-blue. A very thin blue layer could be seen under these [110] faces.
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UF9-UH7Spessartine Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3 , Albite Na(AlSi3O8)

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Escondido pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 26 mm x 18 mm x 13 mm

Bright orange spessartine crystals on albite.
Ex. Wendy & Frank Melanson Collection.
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K7U-X9UChalcophyllite Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24·36H2O

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Gengma Co., Lincang, Yunnan, China

Dimensions: 9 mm x 7 mm x 2 mm

Chalcophyllite crystal from Gengma Dai and Va Autonomous County of Lincang Prefecture. New find around 2014.
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WTQ-RJPSapphire (Var: Padparadscha) Al2O3

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Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Dimensions: 12 mm x 6 mm x 4 mm
Weight: 0.76 g

Gemmy padparadscha crystal. Specimen & Photograph by Alexander Sapphirious. Photo by a Canon 60D camera with adaped Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.8 lens.
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723-NRJKyanite Al2(SiO4)O , Quartz SiO2

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Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 22 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm

Kyanite crystal on Quartz. Ex. Wendy & Melanson Collection.
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GXC-YQ7Fluorite CaF2 , Calcite CaCO3

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No. 5 Mine, Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China

Dimensions: 15 mm x 11 mm x 10 mm

Waterclear colourless cubic FLUORITE crystal with balanced octahedral and dodecahedral faces stands on the top of a piece of pale yellow CALCITE. A tiny PYRITE ball occurs on the surface of the CALCITE as well. Over all size: 15 x 11 x 10 mm
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882-2F5Microcline K(AlSi3O8)

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Tawara, Hirukawa, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Dimensions: 19 mm x 14 mm x 14 mm

Specimen size 19 x 14 x 14 mm. A piece of microcline crystal shows Manebach law twin.
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2XY-JVEBastnäsite-(Ce) Ce(CO3)F

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Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Dimensions: 22 mm x 9 mm x 7 mm

specimen size: 22 x 9 x 7 mm. A piece of prismatic crystal with excellent termination, and there are some acicular crystals included.
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