Rockhounds, Gem Club, Mineral Collectors, Lapidary

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Fluorite I would not have guessed that.
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 16 Jan 16 00 comments
Moss agate Oregon
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 16 Jan 16 00 comments
Any Southern Californians interested in group outings for rock collecting? Please share your recommendations for hounding locations!
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JenBeberstein 8 CA Jan 13 Jan 13 00 comments
Wow! Amazing Scolecite crystals with Heulandite matrix geode from India
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 12 Jan 12 44 comments
Tiffany jewelry Really stunning in my opinion.
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 6 Jan 6 11 comment
Really pretty foursome! Fire opal Fluorite from Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrucke, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany Gorgeous Quartz with inclusions of halloysite from Cabiche, Mun. de Quipama, Boyaca Department, Colombia Large Elbaite Tourmaline from the Paprok...
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 6 Jan 6 22 comments
Hi, so is anyone from the great lakes area?
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Boudica 5 MI Jan 5 Jan 5 22 comments
Awesome bumblebee jasper from Indonesia Vanadinite with coronadite on pyrolusite and hollandite from Taouz (Morocco)
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Hathacat 9 IL Jan 4 Jan 4 33 comments
Ajoite and Papagoite Phantom Quartz from Musina South Africa
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 22 comments
Eye Agate The "eyes" were formed by silica-rich liquid filling gaps (occlusions) in the rocky chalcedony. Other minerals in the liquids crystalised to produce the different coloured layers.
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019 33 comments
Polished moss agate from Indonesia
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019 22 comments
Beautiful Cerussite crystals from Nakhlak Mine, Esfahan Province, Iran cubic crystal of pyrite FeS₂ with Sphalerite from Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Bologesi, Ancash, Peru
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019 00 comments
Hemimorphite crystals with orange-red inclusions from the famous Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico. Shining Pyrite FeS₂ crystals from Huanzala, Peru
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2019 11 comment
hi to all my rocky pals ... Found this pic on one of the FB rockhound sites to which I belong, thought it would be perfect to share with you here! I just dropped in a colored frame around it ... Happy Festive Season/Solstice to all, may a few ...
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dede18 8 CA Dec 24, 2019 Dec 24, 2019 22 comments
1. Brilliant blue bladed crystals of linarite from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, USA 2. Brochantite and Chrysocolla from Mine Los Azules, Quebrada San Miguel, Tierra Amarilla, Chile 3. Exceptional specimen of Brochantite crystals from ...
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 22, 2019 Dec 22, 2019 11 comment
Fantastic Kutnohorite Crystals From Broken Hill, Australia Prase Quartzes with Hematite on matrix that have ever been found in Serifos, Greece.
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 11 comment
1. Golden Mimetite crystals from Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto, Namibia 2. Green Elbaite crystals on terminated Quartz crystal from Manoel Mutuca Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 19, 2019 Dec 19, 2019 11 comment
Sharp edged and colorzoned fluorite crystals from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019 00 comments
Botryoidal & Stalactitic Hematite from Socorro County, New Mexico
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 9, 2019 Dec 9, 2019 11 comment
Gem and fine Spessartine Garnet crystals grown atop attractive Smoky Quartzes
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 5, 2019 Dec 5, 2019 11 comment
Fantastic polished dendritic quartz from China
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 4, 2019 Dec 4, 2019 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, 2019 Dec 3, 2019 22 comments
Skeletal, iridescent crystal of galena from Radvanice, Trutnov, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 2, 2019 Dec 2, 2019 11 comment
Insect trapped in opal. Indonesia. Second insect trapped in stone other than anber ever found.
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Hathacat 9 IL Dec 2, 2019 Dec 2, 2019 11 comment
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, 2019 Nov 30, 2019 22 comments


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