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Herbert Obodda's Photo Gallery

9C5-K84Graphite

Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA

Dimensions: 44 mm x 39 mm x 14 mm
Weight: 29.7 g

A rounded water-worn pebble of lustrous black graphite with veins of white quartz. 4.4x3.9x1.4cm.
Photo ID: 791628     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 89   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 720 x 720 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

11Y-3L9Fluorite

Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy


17.0 x 12.4 cm.

A choice, totally transparent, lustrous, highly etched cubic xl with a few smaller, similar xls attached. The xl is of an unusual oily green color tinges with subtle streaks of purple an is one of the very largest and attractive specimens from the locality.
Photo ID: 218856     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 310   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

9NW-FA2Fluorite

Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China


11.5 x 7.2 cm.

A very choice group of transparent and lustrous modified cubes to about 3.5 cm.
Photo ID: 218855     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 282   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

UYT-4PLFluorite, Calcite

Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

9.9 x 7.8 cm.

A superb group of two deep purple cubo-octahedral xls perched on a matrix of drusy CALCITE xl covered rock. One of the best found at the locality sometime in the 1960's.
Photo ID: 218853     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 598   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

4LQ-GEYFluorite

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA


10.5 x 7.5 cm.

A superb, older, specimen consisting of the optically clear corner "points" left after thorough in-ground etching. This specimen is one of the most symmetrical known to me and was originally in the Gene Meieran collection.

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 6th Mar 2010
Photo ID: 218852     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 908   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

E67-XL4Diamond

Mirny Mine, Mirny, Malo-Botuoba kimberlite field, Sakha Republic, Russia

4.0 x 2.3 cm.

An extremely sharp, colorless, clean octahedral xl measuring 8.3 mm from point to point imbedded in a dark gray KIMBERLITE matrix. The crystal exhibits the extreme adamantine luster that the species is known for. The xl is perfect with absolutely no damage and is totally unrepaired and original in its matrix! From a find in the 1970's, specimens like this are extremely rare now.
Photo ID: 202728     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 818   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

PLH-J34Bastnäsite-(Ce), Riebeckite

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

6.0 x 3.5 cm.

A superb group of lustrous black xls to 3.3 cm on a granite matrix. A small reddish-brown BASTNÄSITE xl is nestled amidst the group. Although RIEBECKITE is the most common black mineral at the deposit is is very uncommon as nice xld specimens. According to Dr. Leaven's analysis "An analysed grain is close to pure RIEBECKITE, but has some K and Ca as well as NA, and minor MN and MG substituting for FE, as well as trace AL, probably substituting for Si." This specimen is pictured in an article on Zagi Mountain by Dr. Peter Leavens and myself published in the "Rare Earths" issue of The Mineralogical Record, May-June 2004 (Volume 35, number 3) as figure 25 on page 218.
Photo ID: 195402     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 772   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

08F-VTGBastnäsite-(Ce)

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

6.2 x 4.3 cm.

An unusually large and fine xl of rich, translucent, resinous brown color. Most of the BASTNÄSITE xls from the area average under 3 cm in size and few of the large xls retain much luster.
Photo ID: 195401     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 348   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

8WE-7H8Limonite, Pyrite

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


6.0 x 5.5 cm.

A very good specimen of brown LIMONITE a pseudomorphs after cubooctahedral xls of PYRITE. Usually founs as small singles, groups such as this are rare.
Photo ID: 195400     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 698   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

U69-WWTFluorite

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


7.2 x 6.0 cm.

A 4 cm, light green, cubooctahedral xl on a granite matrix. The FLUORITE fluoresces bright blue under longwave UV light , and bright blue with persistant green phosphorescence under shortwave UV light. This specimen is pictured in an article on Zagi Mountain by Dr. Peter Leavens and myself published in the "Rare Earths" issue of The Mineralogical Record, May-June 2004 (Volume 35, number 3) as figure 19 on page 215.
Photo ID: 195397     Uploaded by: Herbert Obodda   View Count: 414   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 400 x 300 pixels (0.1 Mpix)
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