David Fryauff

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:13:36 +0000

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.[1] 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.[2] 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