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Best photographs of specimens larger than 1cm

Posted by Rudolf Hasler  
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Rudolf Hasler March 28, 2013 11:11AM
When scrolling through Mindat's photo galleries I can see lots of excellent photographs of micro mounts but not very many of larger specimens.
The reason for this might be that people who specialize on micro photos are mostly real experts while photographs of larger specimens (measuring at least 1cm) are usually made by collectors like myself who are more interested in collecting than in photographing.
With this thread I want to invite all collectors to show her/his best photographs of specimens larger than 1cm. Everybody can show his own favorites side by side. These photos can be exchanged whenever somebody thinks she/he has new better ones.
The result might be a very nice collection if many follow my example. Please, don't let me stand alone with my pictures!

Rudolf



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 04/04/2014 09:43PM by Rudolf Hasler.
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Rudolf Hasler March 28, 2013 11:16AM
Rutilated Quartz 3cm wide
Calcite on Baryte & Galena 15cm wide
Fluorite 6,5cm wide
Fluorite, Baryte 6cm wide
Wulfenite 4,5cm wide




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Simone Citon March 28, 2013 04:58PM
Hello Rudolf! Take these 3 of my 5:

Phenakite, Rio Piracicaba (Old São Miguel de Piracicaba), Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4 cm crystal group


Rhodochrosite, N'Chwaning I Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Pr., South Africa, 10x9 cm specimen



Rhodochrosite, Oppu mine, Nishimeya-mura, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan, 9 cm specimen


Simone Citon



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Ronnie Van Dommelen March 28, 2013 10:02PM
Chabazite, Nova Scotia, Canada, 10cm
Manganite, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2.5cm crystal
Calcite, Nova Scotia, Canada, 3.5cm
Howlite, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2.6cm cluster
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Rock Currier March 28, 2013 10:32PM
Ronnie,
That's good stuff.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Tim Jokela Jr April 03, 2013 12:50AM
Jesus, Ronnie, you're kicking ass and taking names! Sick howlite.
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Ronnie Van Dommelen April 03, 2013 02:19AM
Thanks guys. They represent a LOT of field trips though. And I only helped collect two of them.

Tim - yes that is a unique howlite. We've never found one so well exposed before.

What I don't understand is why more people haven't added their best pics. I was really looking forward to this thread growing quickly.
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Simone Citon April 03, 2013 10:22AM
...because it's easy to talk about, but it is not easy to do!

Simone Citon
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Maggie Wilson April 03, 2013 11:55AM
And, Simone, the standard is high! Which is a good thing, but a tad intimidating!
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Bob Harman April 03, 2013 12:07PM
Millerite with calcite on chalcedony 7cm x 7cm. The millerite is 4 cm. Self collected from Monroe County, Indiana
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Keith A. Peregrine April 03, 2013 02:05PM
Bob,

That is one of the most amazing geodes I've seen. I want one too!

Cheers!

Keith
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Rudolf Hasler April 03, 2013 07:48PM
Hi,
first of all I want to thank all of you who have already posted their best photographs. I hope that more and more will soon join in. Don't bother about any standards because you can update or exchange your photos whenever you have new better ones.

Cheerio!
Rudolf



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Simone Citon April 08, 2013 12:14PM
The other two...

Millerite in Siderite, Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany, 6x5 cm


Gypsum, Cabernardi mine, Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy, 4,5x4 cm twinned crystal on Aragonite and Sulphur


Simone Citon



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AM Mizunaka April 09, 2013 01:43AM
Fluorite Cubes Dalnegorsk


Berbes Fluorite


Obira Mine Quartz


Rhodochrosite Peru


Fluorite and Quartz Rock Candy Mine




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Karsten Ivan April 15, 2013 03:53PM


For start only three of my shots from Slovak minerals. Will be filled and changed soon :-)
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Paul Brandes April 16, 2013 02:38AM
I guess I'll throw my name/photos in as well. I'll start with a fine agate:

Crazy Lace Agate, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Rudolf Hasler May 19, 2013 08:48AM
Hello,
I can see some phantastic pictures already. I hope there are going to come more and more.

Regards,
Rudolf



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Jean Marie Laurent May 19, 2013 09:51AM
Hello all !
Nice pictures indeed !
But... a question : do you use a stacking software (Helicon Focus, Combine Z, Zerene...) ?

Best regards
Jean-Marie
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Rudolf Hasler May 19, 2013 10:04AM
Hello Jean-Marie,
I think that most of us are using stacking softwares.


Best regards,
Rudolf



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Oivind Thoresen May 19, 2013 11:28AM
Calcite, Malmberget, Sweden. FOV 25 cm
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Rudolf Hasler May 19, 2013 01:02PM
Hello Oivind,
great photograph!!!
If you upload it into Mindat database you can make it visible without having to click on the link.

Best regards,
Rudolf
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Paul Brandes May 19, 2013 03:25PM
Another one of my better specimens:

Hematite, Jackson Mine, Negaunee, Michigan




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Robert Brandstetter May 25, 2013 01:37PM
One of the world's best Genthelvites 12 x 12cm
Fluorite in it's best quality 17,5 x 14,4cm
"Frederic"- fluorite on smoky quartz, 9,5cm wide




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2013 07:48AM by Robert Brandstetter.
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Rock Currier May 26, 2013 10:14AM
Robert,
Those are very good pictures and very fine specimens. These two attributed often do not go together in our image gallery, but here they do. They will be good additions to our best minerals articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Rock Currier May 26, 2013 10:11PM
Ron,
That's a good picture. On my monitor however the black in the crystals, especially on the left side seems to make the left side of the crystal disappear into the background. I took the picture into Photoshop and increased the dynamic range of the image, or lightened the shadows as they call it and the result is below.



I think it looks a lot better. Knowing how careful with color and light and your background as a color scientist I have to assume that the image you downloaded did not look like it appears on my monitor. My recent work on some of the Best Minerals articles, especially all those black schorl specimens makes me think that perhaps most images that are uploaded to mindat have their dynamic range downgraded automatically by the upload process and it might be a good idea to develop an algorithm to automatically increase the dynamic range of uploaded images when needed if that would be possible.

I would be interested in your thoughts on the matter.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Ronald J. Pellar May 26, 2013 10:37PM
Hi, Rock,

Playing in Photoshop can change a lot of things in an image, some for the better. Your manipulation is OK but the uploaded image is a JPEG and any manipulation of JPEGs can actually make it worse. An automatic enhancement as you suggest would not be good for a lot of the images. The enhancement that you did may look better to you, but it is not very representative of the specimen itself. Its kind of un-natural. The dynamic range in the original specimen as I look at under normal lighting is closer to what I have uploaded.

Ron
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Rock Currier May 27, 2013 01:46AM
So the picture you took didn't show a distinct edge to the crystal of tourmaline?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Mineralogical Research Company May 27, 2013 03:18AM
Rock,

Your monitor may not be displaying the full dynamic range of the image. Those $129 monitors from Costco don’t make it. A man of your means can surely afford a good one. :-D I think Ron has it right on. The left edge is just barely perceptible on my photo editing monitors, so the full range of dark to light is nicely reproduced. I find the photo to be very pleasing. Nice shot Ron!

Gene
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Paul Brandes May 27, 2013 03:57AM
The original photo looks fine as it was posted on my monitor with no fading to black as you saw, Rock. In all honesty, the photo after you Photoshop'ed it looks unnatural now, as though there is too much light on the subject or it was overexposed when the photo was taken. The only slight knock I have on the original photo is that to me it is still too shiny with the light reflecting back off the specimen, but that's just me.
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Robert Brandstetter May 27, 2013 06:29AM
Great Fluorite, Rogerley Mine
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Rock Currier May 27, 2013 10:46AM
Even my secretary has a better monitor than a $129 Cosco special.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Ronald J. Pellar May 27, 2013 08:02PM
Rock,

Maybe you would like this version better?



Or would you prefer a different color? :-D



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Ronald J. Pellar May 27, 2013 09:24PM
Rock,

Manipulation of images is as old as photography. I remember before the digital age when I used dodging paddles to selectively adjust the exposure in certain areas of a photo. Some people took the adjustments too far and the result was more art than documentation. For minerals I think documentation is far more important than art and photoshopping should be restricted to improving the presentation without introducing any kind of distortion of reality concerning the specimen itself. Change the backgrounds all you want but try to present the mineral image honestly and as realistically as possible. I feel that "edge sharpening", e.g., "unsharp masking", "sharpen edges", etc., "shadow" and/or "highlight" adjustment, "color correction", etc. is sometimes overused to the point of making the mineral look "unnatural" even though the image is very impressive. Don't get me wrong some sharpening is definitely an improvement, it is only when carried a little beyond that it becomes too much.

Because of camera metamerism, white imbalance, etc., some "color correction" may be necessary, but if your monitor is not properly setup with a decent color profile, you could do more harm than good. It might look good on your monitor after your corrections but not on anyone else's monitor.

I am totally against any automatic processing by MinDat on upload (other than scaling of size). Let the photographer and/or uploader be responsible for their own photos. Any auto processing exposes MinDat to all sorts of complaints, criticism, etc. and should be avoided at all costs.

Ron
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Harjo Neutkens May 27, 2013 10:28PM
There are lots that I could count amongst my favourites, but I'll limit myself to just two.
I always use either black or white paper (always paper!) for background, so one of each ;-)

Emerald, Habach valley, Austria


Calcite, Landelies, Belgium


Cheers,

Harjo



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Rudolf Hasler May 27, 2013 11:44PM
Great pictures of wonderful specimens!
Harjo, I cannot stop admiring your Calcite! I wish you added some more.:)-D

Cheers
Rudolf



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Rock Currier May 28, 2013 08:45AM
Now your talking!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Rock Currier June 03, 2013 02:19AM
Those are very good photos. Would you consider uploading them to Mindat's database?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Account Closed June 03, 2013 08:09PM
mostly are ever on mindat ;)...
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Simon Baxter June 04, 2013 12:16PM
Three newly acquired thumbnail specimens. Small but with great aesthetics


Dioptase thumbnail from Tsumeb mine Namibia (15x10x8mm).


Spessartine Garnet thumbnail from Tongbei , Fujian Province , China (25x20x13mm).


Rhodochrosite with pyrite thumbnail apparently out of the Sweet Home mine but I have my doubts (14x11x6mm).
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Markus Rosenkranz July 08, 2013 01:52PM
Here you can see one of my favourite speciemens from the famous and historic mining district "Oberzeiring" in styria.

location: oberzeiring styria
size: 135x125x85mm
max. diameter of the crystalsaggregates: 53mm !!!
Markus Rosenkranz collection (Stoafex78)

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Markus Rosenkranz July 08, 2013 02:03PM
Here you can see one of my favourite speciemens from the famous and historic mining district "Bleiberg" in carinthia.

location: bleiberg rudolfshaft
Size: 240x150x90mm !!!
max. size of the galenacrystals 35mm !!!
weight: 3900g
In this size very hard to obtain!
Markus Rosenkranz collection (Stoafex78)

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Markus Rosenkranz July 08, 2013 02:08PM
Here you can see one of my favourite speciemens from the famous "summit cleft" on the top of the weißeck mountain".

location: weißeck salzburg
mineral: fluorite
size of the speciemen: 132x120x68mm
max. distance between two parallel surfaces: 125mm!!!
weight: 1200g
With backlight you can see a intense blue colour with daylight and a violett colour with artificial light!
The faces show a fine natural gloss and are not etched by water!
Markus Rosenkranz collection (Stoafex78)

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Rudolf Hasler July 22, 2013 07:18PM
I do enjoy looking at these wonderful pictures and I desperately hope that many new ones are going to come.

Rudolf



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Bob Harman July 22, 2013 09:45PM
Isolated pale milky blue, double terminated CELESTINE, 5.8 cm x 3.8 cm on fossiliferous dolostone. Self-collected in August 2008 in Lime City Quarry, Ohio. Collecting on that club field trip was fabulous with most everyone finding high quality celestines. Sadly, the quarry closed about 2010 and is now flooded. CHEERS.......BOB
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Jeff Krueger January 21, 2014 12:56AM
I just assembled a photo gallery (http://www.mindat.org/g/222) of some mineral photos by some of my favorite photographers on MinDat. I think they are all photos over 1cm. Enjoy.
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Rudolf Hasler January 22, 2014 07:27PM
Thank you, Jeff.
It is a very nice collection. http://www.mindat.org/g/222
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Harjo Neutkens January 22, 2014 10:05PM
Harjo, I cannot stop admiring your Calcite! I wish you added some more


My pleasure, Rudolf ;-)

Landelies, 10cm


Landelies, 5cm


Landelies, 12cm


Landelies, 8cm


Ave et Auffe, 10cm


Ave et Auffe, 16cm


Cheers,

Harjo
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Mark Heintzelman January 23, 2014 02:19AM
Harjo,
I must agree, and as a fairly dedicated calcite collector myself, I too admire all these wonderful calcites you've recovered. That green calcite, the Landelies, 12cm in particular, is still one of my all time favorites here on mindat! Thanks again for sharing them all!

MRH
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Rudolf Hasler January 23, 2014 05:54AM
Harjo,
thank you for sharing these wonderful pics!

Rudolf:-)
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Matteo Chinellato January 23, 2014 06:47AM
I have take photos of few macro and up specimens why I have many request of photos of micro specimens, and take photos of macro specimens take to me many time to build the set etc.. and unfortunaly I not have a my study where leave the set mounted everyday

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http://www.mindat.org/user-5018.html


Attrezzatura e tecnica sono solo l'inizio. È il fotografo che conta più di tutto. (John Hedgecoe)
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Rudolf Hasler January 23, 2014 09:20AM
Matteo,
I am looking forward to see some of your excellent photographs here in this thread.

Rudolf
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Rudolf Hasler April 02, 2014 06:02PM
Matteo, I hope it is OK that I make your wonderful pictures visible.

Pezzottaite 6cm wide
Fluorite, Quartz, Calcite 2,2cm
Sulphur, Aragonite 3,3cm
Andradite 7,8cm wide
Aragonite 5,2cm wide
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Matteo Chinellato April 02, 2014 08:01PM
thanks

Mindat Page

http://www.mindat.org/user-5018.html


Attrezzatura e tecnica sono solo l'inizio. È il fotografo che conta più di tutto. (John Hedgecoe)
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Bob Harman April 02, 2014 08:17PM
Groups of small milky quartz crystals sprinkled over a 6 cm calcite and very minor reddish dolomites. Large, 14 cm
segment of an Indiana geode from Monroe County. Acquired 2012.
CHEERS……BOB
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John Montgomery April 03, 2014 02:17AM
CLICK ON PICS FOR INFO








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Bob Harman April 04, 2014 12:32AM
BARITE in the American Midwest is found in a variety of circumstances. In the Michigan copper country, it is found very sparingly. It is common and quite collectible in the Illinois Kentucky fluorite area as it is in the Elmwood Tennessee mining area. In Midwest quarries, perhaps the best crystals come from the recent finds in Iowa. There are many small and localized sites where it can also be found. In the sedimentary geodes of the Midwest, it is common, but, by far, the best and largest BARITE crystals are found in the geodes of south-central Indiana.This geode, from Monroe County, Indiana collected in the 1980s, is 14 cm x 9 cm and contains a single stout 5 cm x 3.8 cm x 0.9 cm thick crystal. Tiny marcasite and/or smythite crystals are included into the barite; this is quite common. CHEERS……BOB
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Mineralogical Research Company April 04, 2014 02:17AM
Whereas I normally photograph micro-mounts, Sharon has had me photographing some of her thumbnail collection recently. So, for me, these are gigantic specimens (they do exceed 1 cm) and present their own problems in photographing them. Of course, she had to provide me with a decent macro lens in order to start the project. :-)


Diamond 1.5 cm, 37.16 ct (sphere), Saha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia



Diamond, 1.4 cm, 18.10 ct (octahedron), Premier Mine, Cullinan, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa



Diamond, 1.3 cm, 7.04 ct (macle twin), Kimberley, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Gene
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AM Mizunaka April 04, 2014 03:09AM
Rhodochrosite from South Africa with what appears to be phantoms in some of the crystals. 4.1 x 2.5 cm.



High Resolution Version
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Gerhard Brandstetter April 04, 2014 07:01AM
Azurite on Baryte and Dolomite - 42 mm
Lilien adit, St. Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria

Hope you like it too. What i have seen there is really high quality photography in this thread. Hope to see more!
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Debbie Woolf April 04, 2014 11:27AM
Gene, I really liked the diamonds from SA, have captured them to galleries.
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Marco Albertazzi April 04, 2014 03:21PM




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Mineralogical Research Company April 04, 2014 06:17PM
Debbie,

Thanks, that was kind of you.

Gene
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Stephen Rose April 05, 2014 04:57AM
A few of my favorites:

Galena, Double Rainbow Mine, Lawrence Co., S. Dakota 12x7.5x4 cm


Quartz, Trinity Range, Pershing Co., Nevada DT xl is 4 cm long.


Wulfenite, Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona 6x3.5x2.5 cm


Cheers!

Steve
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Rudolf Hasler April 05, 2014 08:04AM
Great photographs! Gerhard, your Azurite is one of my favorites!

Titanite on Quartz FOV: 12cm
Adularia, Quartz, Hematite 19cm wide


Cheers,
Rudolf
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Johan Kjellman April 05, 2014 05:31PM
Frederic (tu) for your erythrite
Gene :)-D for your first diamond

cheers
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Mineralogical Research Company April 05, 2014 06:54PM
Rudolf,

Great Titanite, it pops right out at you and has such presence! It's hard to pick from all of these great shots... very nice work, everyone.

Gene
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Rudolf Hasler April 05, 2014 10:21PM
Gene,

thank you for your friendly comment and your wonderful pictures of diamonds!
If we started a voting for the best picture your first diamond would be one of the top favorites, I am sure.

Rudolf



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Stephen Rose April 05, 2014 10:56PM
After seeing some of the impressive fluorites (Robert!) posted I will add my $.02 worth. And I agree with Gene; that titanite is remarkable.

Clear fluorite on fluorite cast after baryte, Boulder Hill Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada 6x3.5x2 cm.


Cheers!

Steve
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John Montgomery April 06, 2014 01:29AM
SPINEL octahedral xl 1cm on edge on forsterite matrix, from Quebec, Canada





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Jonathan Levinger April 06, 2014 02:30PM
I have a lots of pictures taken before the Stacking got popular and many of those are already posted in my albums on Facebook and elsewhere. Pictures posted here are so good that they show all information about the specimen so fast that it is overwhelming and kind of shocking.
Now my question is; Should I go and re do all my photos or do my old photos provide the enough visual information about the specimens.
Anyone that has the time please look at some examples here;
https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.zvonko/media_set?set=a.10151820878048823.1073741873.757958822&type=3&uploaded=111
Part of this was taken with 4MP Nikon Coolpix 4500 and part with the Olympus C 8080. I still use both this Cameras despite the Nikon D90 that is sitting here unused.
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Rudolf Hasler April 06, 2014 07:17PM
Jonathan,
I had a quick look at some of your pictures in facebook and I wish all my pictures were as good as yours. There is no need in my opinion to redo them. If I were you I only would take new pictures of those that I am not content with. That is what I often do with my older pics.

Regards,
Rudolf
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Martin Rich April 06, 2014 08:44PM
If I'm right, this is my first post here. I'm a beginner in photographing minerals but I hope you have some funn!



Goethite from the Styrian Erzberg, Austria. Very hard to get a specimen from there, becaus the oxidation zone is carryed to end. 7 x 6.4 x 4.5 cm.



Magnesite from the Kaswassergraben, Styria. 2.7 x 1.8 cm.

Martin


"Komme gleich" ("I'll be right there") - Godot



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Rock Currier April 07, 2014 01:37AM
Excellent pictures. I'm glad you took the time to upload them to our galleries.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Mineralogical Research Company April 07, 2014 04:59PM
I'm posting these because I just like the colors.



Dioptase, Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.



Gold, Colorado Quartz Mine, Mariposa County, California, USA.

Gene



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Henri Koskinen April 07, 2014 06:12PM
A lucky find from Lanzarote.



A cavity in basalt with white/clear chabazite and golden flowers of thomsonite with golden mesolite needle sprays.

FOV about 20mm. Self-collected 2014.
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Geoff Van Horn April 08, 2014 12:15AM
Here is a picture of my favorite sulfide. A 1cm carrollite crystal in calcite from Congo.

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Rudolf Hasler April 09, 2014 10:35PM
Thank you all who share these beautiful pictures! :)-D

Calcite on Galena from Bad Bleiberg 6cm wide




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