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Gem and fine Spessartine Garnet crystals grown atop attractive Smoky Quartzes
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 5 Dec 5 11 comment
Fantastic polished dendritic quartz from China
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 4 Dec 4 11 comment
1. Perfect pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China 2. Smoky Quartz sits perfectly perched in a matrix of Fibrous Aegirine and a Parisite crystal attached! From Mt Malosa, Zomba Malawi.
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 3 Dec 3 22 comments
Skeletal, iridescent crystal of galena from Radvanice, Trutnov, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 2 Dec 2 00 comments
Insect trapped in opal. Indonesia. Second insect trapped in stone other than anber ever found.
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 2 Dec 2 00 comments
1. Crystallized gold 2. acicular crystal sprays of agardite-ce on matrix 3. Garnet Var. spessartine from Northern area Shiger valley, Pakistan. 4. This is a 16 inch tall specimen features a calcite scepter on amethyst. It is from the Medina ...
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 30 Nov 30 22 comments
Float copper (i.e., copper carried by glaciers) is found throughout the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and many nearby states. So cool!
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 26 Nov 26 22 comments
Natural sapphire crystal from Sri Lanka
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 23 Nov 23 11 comment
known simply as the 'Cave of Crystals'. In Mexico.
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 23 Nov 23 22 comments
1. Fantastic Quartz with Tourmaline and Lepidolite from Brazil 2. chrysocolla and malachite from Kolwezi Mine, Lualaba, DR Congo 3. tabular pink crystals of rare cobaltkoritnigite with rose koritnigite on matrix. from Svornost Mine, Jáchymov, ...
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 21 Nov 21 11 comment
Colorful Fluorite from Bergmännisch Glück Mine, Frohnau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany I have never seen one like this!
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 20 Nov 20 22 comments
Thunderstone Very rare! Hoganite crystals from Bou Nahas Mine, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 19 Nov 19 11 comment
Polished and cut Acicular golden rutile from Brazil
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 18 Nov 18 22 comments
Vanadinte on Barite From Coud’a, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 17 Nov 17 11 comment
Multi Phantom (over 30 growth lines!) inclusion of green chlorite in Brazilian quartz.
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 17 Nov 17 11 comment
Dark Vivianite crystals from Huanuni Mine, Bolivia
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 17 Nov 17 11 comment
Moldavite from Bohemia
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 16 Nov 16 22 comments
An excellent specimen crystals of Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Italy
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 13 Nov 13 11 comment
Afghanite Cryatals on Matrix From Koksha Mine Badakhshan Afghanistan.
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 13 Nov 13 22 comments
Hello, there are some gorgeous photos in this group! I got hooked on collecting minerals with hyperactive particles, which are most easily found locked up in glass, or dishware glazes, though I do run across raw pieces of minerals now and then. But...
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Observer-Effect 5 VT Nov 12 Nov 12 22 comments
Unique rare combo of amethyst and prase quartz from Serifos Island, Greece Misspellings in the description and I'm not sure what they meant!
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 8 Nov 8 22 comments
Beautiful Chalcanthite from Planet Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona (Toxic mineral)
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 7 Nov 7 22 comments
Spectacular rainbow obsidian (Volcanic glass) from California.
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 3 Nov 3 11 comment
Chinese smokey quartz sunglasses, 12th century. Stone sunnies!
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 3 Nov 3 33 comments
Combo of sharp and lustrous calcite crystals
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Hathacat 9 IL Nov 2 Nov 2 11 comment


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