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Frank P. Butler's Photo Gallery

PXF-DCTRhodochrosite

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Potosí Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico

Field of View: 40 mm

A superb deep blood red rhodochrosite on matrix. Collected in the 1960-1970's era. Heavy sulfide matrix with cronstedtite lining the vug. A fine deep red stone could be cut from this. Very eye catching specimen from this locality. This is a shot of the crystal itself which measures 30x20x15mm. From the Main Silicate Orebody 10th Level.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 607145     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 134   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 856 x 713 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

5K0-LJLBeryl (Var: Aquamarine)

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Mt Antero, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 3.8 cm x 2.2 cm x 1.7 cm

Recently acquired from an old collection (Sherman Sack, Southwest Minerals, Newton, Kansas) who received it from Les Wagner, who in turn received it from Edna Andregg. Collected late 1940's to mid 1950's. All of this is from a hand written label which accompanies the specimen. Complex termination, three sides striated, three smooth, two smaller crystals clinging on, one with a flat terminal, the other pinacoid. The general coloration is a superb blue, with a much deeper blue heart to the crystal.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 606970     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 396   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1415 x 1206 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

UY3-6HMPhenakite

Lord Hill Quarry, Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Field of View: 20 mm

Phenakite (phenacite) crystals on a large smoky quartz crystal.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 601401     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 154   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1260 x 997 pixels (1.3 Mpix)

J4T-8FKFluorite

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Green-Defender Mine, Austin Group, Spar Mountain, Cave-in-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Field of View: 3.5 inches

Fluorite Crystals nearly completely coated with bitumen. The crystals appear to be nearly red underneath the bitumen but are most likely the pinkish/yellow coloration.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 589416     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 164   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2309 x 1872 pixels (4.3 Mpix)

33K-G69Aragonite

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Los Cerrillos, Monterde, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Field of View: 4 inches

Three superb aragonites from this rather obscure locality. From the Clifford J. Awald Collection.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 588456     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 245   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1471 x 1399 pixels (2.1 Mpix)

6NQ-6RLSphalerite (Var: Cleiophane), Galena

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Osikovo deposit, Septemvri mine, Madan ore field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria

Field of View: 35 mm

Outstanding gemmy yellow sphalerite (cleiophane) with finely modified galena from this locality.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 586525     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 215   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 908 x 774 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

TVX-J54Almandine, Phlogopite

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Green Mountain Mine, Day Book, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA

Field of View: 30 mm

Garnets in green mica originally from the Clifford J. Awald collection, added thereto in 1953.
Copyright: © Frank Butler      Photo ID: 586288     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 177   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2816 x 2112 pixels (5.9 Mpix)

RQ1-RJRFluorite, Pyrite

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Standard Mine, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 7.3 cm x 5.4 cm
Weight: 409.5 g

From the collection of Sharpe Osmundson of Council Bluffs, Iowa in the early to mid- 1900’s (#440). Close up examination reveals an exquisite landscape on which I see sharp fluorite and pyrite formation as well as possible gold for which the mine was known.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 585432     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 151   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1969 x 1727 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

24E-Q0CSpessartine

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Betts Manganese Mines, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions: 3.375 inches x 2.5 inches x 2.125 inches

A classic from the Clifford J. Awald collection.
Copyright: © Frank P. Butler      Photo ID: 584550     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 177   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2422 x 1685 pixels (4.1 Mpix)

6CN-4TNIsoferroplatinum

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Fox Gulch, Salmon River - Red Mountain District, Goodnews Bay, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA

Isoferroplatinum nugget from Alaska. 2.5mm across the specimen.
Copyright: © Geoasis Crystals      Photo ID: 518132     Uploaded by: Frank P. Butler   View Count: 341   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 692 x 584 pixels (0.4 Mpix)
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