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Vivianite - Oruro department, Bolivia Size: 4.0 x 4.0 cm
Pyromorphite, Grünbleiberg Mine, Niedergelpe, Gummersbach, Gummersbach, Bergisches Land, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phosphophyllite - Cerro de Potosí (Cerro Rico), Potosí City, Potosí Department, Bolivia Striking single crystal of a species that has become a holy grail in the mineral world.
Cuprite - Onganja, Windhoek District, Komas Region, Namibia.
Elbaite - Priatnoe mine, Tajikistan
Vivianite - Oruro department, Bolivia Size: 3.0 x 4.0 cm
Sea Flower by Perry Brent Davis - Brazilian Agate. Note the large fortification pattern with druzy quartz in the center
Stibnite - Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehim-ne-Ken, Iyo Province, Japan Size: 13.5 cm
"Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been recycled as eco friendly jewelry" I also know that the overspray build up stopped around 1972 and all of the fordite around is from old collections...
Opalised dinosaur tooth - Australia Museum
Awesome rare earth mineral collection Note: Bismuth is manmade but still intriguing to look at.
Nice to know! Gemstones chart
Realgar on Stibnite - Baia Sprie, Maramures Co, Romania