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Ashton Dato's Photo Gallery


California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 65 mm x 35 mm x 25 mm
Field of View: 70 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 23 mm

An aesthetic specimen of Benitoite on matrix with crystals reaching up to 23mm. Ex. John Veevaert Collection
Photo ID: 834453     Uploaded by: Ashton Dato   View Count: 31   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2763 x 2011 pixels (5.6 Mpix)


Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA

Dimensions: 20 mm x 17 mm x 9 mm
Field of View: 30 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 15 mm

A large and exquisite 15mm crystal of Linarite on Quartz matrix. Ex: Norman and Jocine Robinson Collection
Photo ID: 834451     Uploaded by: Ashton Dato   View Count: 84   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1136 x 1048 pixels (1.2 Mpix)


Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China

Dimensions: 50 mm x 35 mm x 30 mm
Field of View: 7 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 31 mm

This pyromorphite specimen was acquired at the Denver Gem Show through a friend of mine. I really think this image shows great color for the species and has the premium NEON Green color that so few produced.
Photo ID: 834450     Uploaded by: Ashton Dato   View Count: 107   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2311 x 2057 pixels (4.8 Mpix)


Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta, Chile

Dimensions: 72 mm x 60 mm x 28 mm
Field of View: 9 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 72 mm

A gorgeous sky-blue kröhnkite from the type locality, and this is the only locality so far that has produced these incredible kröhnkite specimens. This piece was acquired from Dr. Rob Lavinsky.
Photo ID: 834443     Uploaded by: Ashton Dato   View Count: 36   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2459 x 2736 pixels (6.7 Mpix)
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