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Tom Costes' Photo Gallery

VK9-AYPAragonite, Calcite

Multiple photos available
Gralex Quarry, Mont-sur-Marchienne, Charleroi, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium

Field of View: 3.2 mm

Calcite with aragonite from the first place winner at the Nautilus-Gent micromount trophy

Owner: Alain Legrand
Thanks to Eddy Van Der Meersche for the photo
Photo ID: 875039     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 154   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 850 x 567 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

577-NP2Calcite

Multiple photos available
Stinkal quarry, Ferques, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France

Field of View: 3.5 mm

Calcite from the second place winner at the Nautilus-Gent micromount trophy

Owner: Tom Costes
Thanks to Eddy Van Der Meersche for the photo
Photo ID: 875036     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 99   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 850 x 567 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

PH4-D3LCalcite, Natrolite

Multiple photos available
Mariánská Skála, Ústí nad Labem District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic

Field of View: 2.9 mm

Calcite on natrolite from the third place winner at the Nautilus-Gent micromount trophy
FOV: 2.9 mm
Owner: Bert Verschuren
Thanks to Eddy Van Der Meersche for the photo
Photo ID: 875032     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 105   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 850 x 567 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

61D-RW7Gypsum

Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Dimensions: 23 cm x 14 cm x 12 cm

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837051     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 34   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

FNC-4L0Gypsum

Bou Beker, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco

Dimensions: 11 cm x 15 cm x 4 cm

A very fine gypsum cluster growing on dolomite.
I don't know if you can consider this to be a single crystal or a cluster.
Apparently these kind of forms can easily be bent when wet to increase the curvature of the crystal.

Bought on the Nautilus Mineral Fair

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837050     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 61   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

QA9-G9RGypsum

Hallstatt, Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria

Dimensions: 12 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm

A nice floater nodule of gypsum.

Exchanged with Auer Christian

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837049     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

0Y7-U14Gypsum

Lubin Mine, Gmina Lubin, Lubin Co., Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Dimensions: 17 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm

A typical secondary gypsum cluster.
These are still mined today.

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837048     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

9L6-5PWGypsum

Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico

Dimensions: 13 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm

These gypsum crystals grew in sand and pebbels and the gypsum is keeping the whole specimen together.

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837047     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

K84-HENGypsum

Multiple photos available
Lubin Mine, Gmina Lubin, Lubin Co., Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Dimensions: 20 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm

A piece with nice transparent Gypsum crystals.

The crystals are around 2-3cm.

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 837044     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

0DM-T03Gypsum

Multiple photos available
Betekom, Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium

Dimensions: 18 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm

One single cluster of systematic growth of gypsum crystals following one axis.

Recieved from the collection Keustermans in 2008

Photographer: Verschuren Louis
Collection: Costes Tom
Photo ID: 835714     Uploaded by: Tom Costes   View Count: 89   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 6000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)
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