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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 6 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
Sparkly Hemimorphite Crystal Spray Specimen from Ojuela Mine, Durango, Mexico
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 3 Aug 3 11 comment
Highly lustrous transparent baryte crystals attractively set on orange orpiment from Quiruvilca, Quiruvilca District, Libertad Department, Peru
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 3 Aug 3 00 comments
Fluorite on Calcite from Shangbao, China
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 2 Aug 2 11 comment
Milky-white sharp rhombs of Calcite on Hemimorphite crystals Copied and pasted. Reminds me of modern art.
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Hathacat 9 IL Aug 2 Aug 2 22 comments
Hard to find in a shaped cab, but I love them!
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Hathacat 9 IL July 31 Jul 31 22 comments
Baker Ranch thunder-egg agate from New Mexico.
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Hathacat 9 IL July 31 Jul 31 22 comments
A very pretty and very large cut gem [geologyin.com]
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Hathacat 9 IL July 30 Jul 30 11 comment
Natural rainbow Iris agate I love this one!
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Hathacat 9 IL July 28 Jul 28 44 comments
I've been meaning to post about a rare gemstone called Benitoite and at last am sharing with you. It is named after the area (a river, and a small town) named San Benito in a geologically interesting area The photos show it in the form in which it ...
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dede18 7 CA July 26 Jul 26 22 comments
Augelite with Quartz. Peru
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Hathacat 9 IL July 26 Jul 26 11 comment
Glassy gem tabular crystals from Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru
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Hathacat 9 IL July 25 Jul 25 11 comment
Scolecite with stilbite from India
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Hathacat 9 IL July 22 Jul 22 11 comment
1. Red Mexican Cherry Opal with Fire 2. Sticks of azurite in a natural axurite malachite bowl
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Hathacat 9 IL July 21 Jul 21 11 comment
Fantastic Moss agate from Indonesia. I have some like this and just like to look at it, lol. Too irregular to use.
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Hathacat 9 IL July 20 Jul 20 11 comment
Stunning Fossil Coral cabs
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Hathacat 9 IL July 17 Jul 17 33 comments
Deep blue Azurite crystals from Morocco Such a color of blue!
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Hathacat 9 IL July 16 Jul 16 33 comments
Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada
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Hathacat 9 IL July 15 Jul 15 22 comments
Remember that agate that was so pretty? This one was the one I was telling you I wanted to find and show you when you were complimenting THAT one, lol. Landscape picture agate
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Hathacat 9 IL July 14 Jul 14 11 comment
Peridot in Volcanic Lava from the mountains of Canary Islands in Spain.
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Hathacat 9 IL July 13 Jul 13 11 comment


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