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Michael J. Bainbridge's Photo Gallery

EU1-3NLClinohumite : Mg9(SiO4)4F2

Essonville Line, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada

Dimensions: 8 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.6 cm

The one of the top pieces of a find of well-formed, twinned clinohumite crystals. This specimen is now in the collection of Robert H. Beckett.

ID by microprobe by Glen Poirier at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
Copyright: © Michael J. Bainbridge      Photo ID: 601399     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 317   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 924 x 1024 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

PFY-FDDClinohumite : Mg9(SiO4)4F2

Essonville Line, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada

Dimensions: 6.5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.9 cm

The top piece of a find of well-formed, twinned clinohumite crystals. This specimen is now in the collection of Robert H. Beckett.

ID by microprobe by Glen Poirier at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
Copyright: © Michael J. Bainbridge      Photo ID: 601398     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 432   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 825 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

8QV-4THClinohumite : Mg9(SiO4)4F2

Essonville Line, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada

Dimensions: 10 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.8 cm

One of the top specimens from a find of very well-formed, twinned clinohumite crystals. This specimen is now in the Royal Ontario Museum collection in Toronto, Ontario.

ID by microprobe analysis by Glen Poirier at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
Copyright: © Michael J. Bainbridge      Photo ID: 601397     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 310   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 773 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

Shuttle Bus

For 2011 Bancroft Gemboree Show Report.

See my articles page.
Photo ID: 417190     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 646   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 1000 x 669 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Tremolite

For 2011 Bancroft Gemboree show report.

See my articles page.
Photo ID: 417028     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 987   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 479 x 550 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

VR5-U6PLazulite : MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2, Siderite : FeCO3, Quartz : SiO2

Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp, Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada

Private Collection

8.8cm high, lazulite crystals to 1cm.

Photographed at the 2011 Bancroft Gemboree.
Copyright: © Michael Bainbridge      Photo ID: 417027     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 1455   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 890 x 1000 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

5E4-5X2Fluorapatite : Ca5(PO4)3F, Calcite : CaCO3

Smart Mine, Miller property, Sebastopol Township, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada

George Thompson Collection

23cm high, crystal is 13.5cm long. Label indicates that it is from "near" the Smart Mine.

Photographed at 2011 Bancroft Gemboree. George actually bought this piece, plus about another 20 pounds of calcite, at the Gemboree the previous year. In the time between, he carefully trimmed it down to this beauty.

Large apatite crystals such as this (and even bigger) are not particularly unusual in this part of the world, but to have one like this survive removal, let alone this amount of prep is pretty damn good. George brought me a number of his Canadian apatites for me to photograph for the upcoming Lithographie apatite issue.
Copyright: © Michael Bainbridge      Photo ID: 417026     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 1246   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 660 x 1000 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

F22-HLUSilver : Ag

Silver Miller Mine, Coleman Township, Cobalt area, Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada

George Thompson Collection

7.5cm high, approximately 13cm long.

Photographed at the 2011 Bancroft Gemboree.
Copyright: © Michael Bainbridge      Photo ID: 417025     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 1050   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 718 x 1000 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

PP0-VALSilver : Ag, Bornite : Cu5FeS4

Strathcona Mine, Levack Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

George Thompson Collection

5cm wide.

Photographed at the 2011 Bancroft Gemboree. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
Copyright: © Michael Bainbridge      Photo ID: 417024     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 1063   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 920 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

0AY-71YSodalite : Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

Princess Sodalite Quarry, Dungannon Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada

Robert Beckett Collection

4.8mm round brilliant, 0.3ct

Photographed at the 2011 Bancroft Gemboree. The rough was acquired from Andy Christie, owner of the Princess Mine, in the summer of 2010 and given to Brad Wilson of Alpine Gems (Coast to Coast Gems) for cutting.
Copyright: © Michael Bainbridge      Photo ID: 417023     Uploaded by: Michael J. Bainbridge   View Count: 1892   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 908 pixels (0.9 Mpix)
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