Rockhounds, Gem Club, Mineral Collectors, Lapidary

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Amethyst druze whit a super amazing Calcite formation from Ametista do Sul, Brasil
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 7 Oct 7 22 comments
Iridescent chalcopyrite balls from the tonglushancoppermine in Daye, China. Yes, they’re real! Not repaired or treated. They NEVER say how big the specimen is though! I am guessing pretty small.
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 6 Oct 6 11 comment
This is a really fantastic tourmaline! from Sapo Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 4 Oct 4 11 comment
Stunning Cobaltoan Calcite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi, DR Congo
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 4 Oct 4 11 comment
Wild looking Calcite & Pyrite Crystal formation! This is from Chenzhou, China.
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 3 Oct 3 11 comment
Stibnite crystals from Herja, Baia Mare, Romania
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Hathacat 9 IL Oct 2 Oct 2 11 comment
Boucheron - A Belle Epoque platinum, gold, black opal and diamond necklace Even though I love jewelry, I normally don't post it here. But the opals in this piece are stunning.
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 27 Sep 27 11 comment
Fluorescence aragonite spray in clay
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 20 Sep 20 22 comments
This is one way to obtain a fossil collection! Someone had the cheek to steal a WHOLE TRAILER of rare and valuable fossils ... (I received the notice from my rock club this morning, help is asked to report any information). QUOTE: "Valuable ...
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dede18 7 CA Sep 14 Sep 14 33 comments
Cerussite crystals from Nakhlak Mine, Esfahan Province, Iran Ghostship!
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 13 Sep 13 22 comments
Tourmaline, Brazil
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 9 Sep 9 11 comment
Morion Smoky Quartz from Recruta Farm, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil.
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 9 Sep 9 11 comment
Natural Blue Dumortierite Flowers inside Polished Crystal Quartz
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Hathacat 9 IL Sep 5 Sep 5 22 comments
I cracked open some brick shaped rocks I found and I think the pattern of quartz and feldspar or maybe just quartz is interesting. Reminds me of a labyrinth or Egyptian writing , even a little bit of The Matrix lol
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ClaytonE83 7 CA Aug 29 Aug 29 33 comments
How cool is this! Incredible large Calcite complex from China
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 26 Aug 26 22 comments
The chrysanthemum stone is approximately 270 million years old.
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 23 Aug 23 22 comments
Unique Koroit ‘nut’ Opal from Queensland, Australia.
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 22 Aug 22 11 comment
Iridescent Hematite
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 22 Aug 22 22 comments
Seeing this pretty garnet cluster reminded me I wanted to try to make some resin crystals with silicon molds. Just wish I had a mold in a shape like this instead of the standard quartz molds I'm seeing.
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ClaytonE83 7 CA Aug 20 Aug 20 33 comments
Stunning Rhodochrosite with Manganite from Hotazel, South Africa
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 16 Aug 16 00 comments
Cobaltian Calcite crystals atop Malachite covered matrix! From the Kamoto Principal Mine, Congo.
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 12 Aug 12 11 comment
What is Sombrero rock? [geologyin.com]
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 12 Aug 12 11 comment
Me like big rockS. When I tell big lie about me and my big rock Dig mines.
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Bushshaker 7 CA Aug 11 Aug 11 11 comment
I can't put my finger on it, but this make me uncomfortable.... Rare Urchin Quartz (Quartz crystal with Mannardite phontom inside) from Brazil
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 11 Aug 11 11 comment
Gorgeous quartz phantom from Nepal
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 8 Aug 8 11 comment


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