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CLF-X75Millerite NiS

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Gap Mine, Gap, Bart Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Millerite, 5 cm by 7 cm. Formerly in the Florian A. Cajori collection. Cajori was a famous Swiss-American mathematician who acquired this specimen in 1927. Currently in the collection of Joseph Polityka.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 533324     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 509   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1402 x 1545 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

U6U-LL9Chalcopyrite CuFeS2 , Pyrite FeS2

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French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Chalcopyrite with pyrite, French Creek Mines, Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 18 cm in width. On display in the DuPont collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum in Newark. Photo taken on March 3, 2013. A huge specimen from and extinct location.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519741     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 368   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2560 x 1920 pixels (4.9 Mpix)

H2V-AR0Azurite Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 , Malachite Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

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Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Azurite-malachite, 12 cm in width. In the DuPont Collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum in Newark, Delaware. Photo taken on March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519703     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 423   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1498 x 1037 pixels (1.6 Mpix)

RPT-NFRCuprite Cu2O

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Onganja Mine, Helen Farm 235, Onganja mining area, Seeis, Windhoek Rural, Khomas Region, Namibia

Cuprite with a malachite coating, Emke Mine, Namibia, 12 cm in width. These huge crystals are in the DuPont collection at the University of Delaware Museum of Natural History in Newark, Delaware. Photo taken March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519701     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 403   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1603 x 1044 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

2CR-164Wulfenite Pb(MoO4)

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Stevenson-Bennett Mine, Organ Mining District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA

Wulfenite from the Stevenson Bennett Mine, New Mexico, 30 cm in width. This magnificent specimen is in the DuPont Collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum in Newark, Delaware. Photo taken on March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519700     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 451   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1005 x 583 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

C0P-CVWSilver Ag

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Kongsberg silver mining district, Buskerud, Norway

Silver, Kongsberg, Norway, 15 cm tall. In the DuPont collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum in Newark, Delaware. Photo taken March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519699     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 454   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1355 x 981 pixels (1.3 Mpix)

4CL-QJQSmithsonite ZnCO3

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Masua Mine, Masua, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

Smithsonite, cadmian, 6cm in diameter. In the DuPont collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum, Newark, Delaware. Photo taken March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519512     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 425   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 973 x 763 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

NMH-EY9Benitoite BaTi(Si3O9) , Neptunite Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24

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

Benitoite, Neptunite, 15cm in width with crystals to 4cm plus in diameter. In the DuPont collection at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum. Photographed on March 3, 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519510     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 346   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1553 x 936 pixels (1.5 Mpix)

Y9F-RN2Rhodochrosite MnCO3

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Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma Mining District, Park Co., Colorado, USA

Rhodochrosite, 15cm in width. On loan from the Dave Bunk collection currently on display at the University of Delaware Mineral Museum in Newark, Delaware. This photo was taken on March 3, 2013. The exhibit is temporary and is scheduled to be dismantled in May 2013.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519509     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 437   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1573 x 1050 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

7XE-4DETopaz Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

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Mason Co., Texas, USA

Topaz, Mason County, Texas, 13cm in width. In the collection of the University of Delaware Mineral Museum, Newark, Delaware. This specimen was donated by the DuPont family and was in the George Kunz collection when he was working for Tiffanys in New York.
Copyright: © Joseph Polityka      Photo ID: 519508     Uploaded by: Joseph Polityka   View Count: 451   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1658 x 983 pixels (1.6 Mpix)
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