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5YG-UP7Molybdenite : MoS2, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Multiple photos available
Mount Stronach, Scottsdale district, Dorset municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 9.7 cm x 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 6 mm
Weight: 567 g

Aggregations of Molybdenite crystals, plus irregular grains of disseminated Chalcopyrite, in unaltered biotite adamellite. The Chalcopyrite can be more readily seen in the daughter images. Self collected from Bert Farquhar's sample pit in the early 1960's. Image is a 4-layer CombineZP stack.
Photo ID: 595169     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 178   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4008 x 3396 pixels (13.6 Mpix)

12Q-8AMCerussite : PbCO3, Galena : PbS

Beams Quarry, Flowery Gully, Beaconsfield district, West Tamar municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Lustrous, cerussite crystals in a 6.5mm-wide cavity in limestone. The metallic-grey particles, outside the cavity, are relict galena. Personally collected, June 2013. Image is a 7-layer CombineZP stack.
Photo ID: 567700     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 158   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3016 x 2616 pixels (7.9 Mpix)

2RV-248Forsterite : Mg2SiO4

Multiple photos available
West Scottsdale Quarry, West Scottsdale, Scottsdale district, Dorset municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Fractured, gemmy Forsterite in fine-grained olivine nephelinite. 'Top' view, FOV 4.1cm. Image is a 3-layer CombineZP stack. Self-collected in the 1960's. Bob Beattie specimen & photo
Photo ID: 555266     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 188   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3702 x 3348 pixels (12.4 Mpix)

CET-DU1Forsterite : Mg2SiO4

Multiple photos available
West Scottsdale Quarry, West Scottsdale, Scottsdale district, Dorset municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.2 cm

Fractured, gemmy Forsterite (approx 3.5x3.5x3.2 cm) in fine grained Olivine Nephelinite. Specimen width in image is 6.5cm. Image is a 7-layer CombineZP stack. Self-collected in the 1960's. Bob Beattie specimen & photo.
Photo ID: 555264     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 259   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4038 x 3312 pixels (13.4 Mpix)

X9W-YUQCassiterite : SnO2, Torbernite : Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O

Multiple photos available
Royal George Mine, Avoca-Royal George district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Cassiterite and occasional Torbernite, filling a 3-5mm-wide joint in quartz greisen. Specimen size 12.8 x 10cm. Self-collected in 1966. Bob Beattie specimen & photo.
Most of the cassiterite is fully contacted across the joint (in the brighter, grey-brown areas), but there are also pockets containing lustrous, translucent, dark brown cassiterite crystals, to 8mm. Several of these are detailed in the associated images.
Photo ID: 553342     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 223   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3720 x 2982 pixels (11.1 Mpix)

NCQ-THJPhillipsite, Thomsonite

Multiple photos available
Olivers Road, Gads Hill, Upper Mersey Valley, Meander Valley municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Geode in altered basalt, containing translucent, grey, globular balls of Thomsonite, to 1mm, on fine grained, often 'stalactitic', Phillipsite. Specimen size 7.8 x 5.5cm. Bob Beattie photo & collection. Specimen collected by Mathew & Elizabeth Latham.
Photo ID: 545476     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 210   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4410 x 3354 pixels (14.8 Mpix)

293-QWFCalcite : CaCO3, Chabazite, Thomsonite

Olivers Road, Gads Hill, Upper Mersey Valley, Meander Valley municipality, Tasmania, Australia

A small vesicle containing a single, honey-coloured Calcite, plus phacolitic Chabazite, on globular Thomsonite. The matrix is altered basalt. FOV 26mm. Image is a 6-layer, CombineZP stack. Bob Beattie specimen and photo.
Photo ID: 538743     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 157   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 763 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

QTM-M3MCalcite : CaCO3, Stilbite subgroup

Multiple photos available
Giblin Street Quarry, Lenah Valley, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia

Pale honey-coloured Calcite encrusted in clear, colourless blades of Stilbite, to approx 0.5mm. FOV 2.0cm. Self-collected July 2009. Bob Beattie specimen & photo.
Photo ID: 536976     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 163   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 846 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

1FK-YU0Chabazite

Multiple photos available
Giblin Street Quarry, Lenah Valley, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia

White, translucent Chabazite crystals, to 5mm, on a joint surface in slightly altered dolerite. Self-collected in the mid-1960's. FOV 6.5cm. Bob Beattie specimen & photo.
Photo ID: 536974     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 194   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

TJX-Y6GTorbernite : Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O

Multiple photos available
Royal George Mine, Avoca-Royal George district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australia

Torbernite crystals on a joint surface in quartz greisen. FOV 10.5cm; max crystal size 5.0mm. Self-collected in 1966. Bob Beattie specimen & photo.
Note: The specimen may well be Metatorbernite, as the late Ramsay Ford identified this species in an XRD of another of my 1966 samples.
Photo ID: 535682     Uploaded by: Bob Beattie   View Count: 151   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 740 pixels (0.8 Mpix)
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