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Keith Compton has uploaded:
1138 Mineral Photos
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Keith has published 10 articles on mindat.org
 
Hi to all

I am an amateur Mineral Collector and have been since the early 1960s.

I have a particular interest in Australian Minerals (especially New South Wales).

Do I have any particular favourites? No, but I do have a liking for Cassiterite (any locality - worldwide) and Smithsonite from Broken Hill, NSW.

I sometimes try and "adopt" a mineral for one year and add a few of that species to my collection, particularly in miniature/thumbnails. Previous years have included Zeolites, Feldspars, Galena, Hematite, Baryte, Fluorite and Sphalerite.

I always try to add a couple of different (especially locality wise) Cassiterite specimens each year and did so again in 2017 with yet another Wheal Coates specimen.

In 2016 I was hoping to start a collection of micro minerals. I started at least, but did not get very far. I only succeeded in "making" two micromount specimens and then I wasn't able to photograph them very well.

My challenge for 2017 was to improve my micro mounting ability and to successfully photograph at least one micromount, but I failed!

My challenge for 2018 is to complete my 2017 challenge!

I also like to look up at the night sky and know that I'm sponsoring a mineral locality that I can always see!

 

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