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Epidote and Quartz, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.06.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a small group of specimens in this new Pakistan Update. These are fans of sharp, lustrous epidote crystals, some of which are associated with quartz crystals.

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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.07.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful new specimens in this Moroccan Prehnite Update. These are from a recent find of excellent prehnite near Taza, Fès-Meknès, Morocco.

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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.30.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

True, we had no choice and had to cancel the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester April 23-26, 2020… However, it turns out that the spirit of Rochester is not so easily defeated. We made a late-breaking decision to host a shortened version of the 47th RMS online, on April 23: the e-RMS 2020.

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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.11.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

In these strange days, it’s hard to believe how different the world was, only a few weeks ago. Who imagined then, all the ways in which our lives would be impacted in the weeks after Tucson… As events evolve, it’s clear that it will be a while until all of us are once again together at a large international show, which makes it all the more important to enjoy a few memories of our most recent gathering and stay connected online. In that light, let’s travel back to Tucson…

Bournonite, Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.10.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted exquisite new specimens in this Bolivia Bournonite Update. These bournonite crystals are from the Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia.

Corundum var. Sapphire, Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added great new specimens in a new update of pieces from the Steve Szilard Collection. Steve is a well-known and highly respected Canadian mineral collector and this update includes fine mineral specimens from all over the world.

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.04.2020 | Filed under: Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added beautiful specimens of golden stilbite and glassy analcime from a recent collecting project in this new Five Islands Update. These specimens are from a pocket that was in an area of the cliff face often regarded as precarious (fortunately it was safe enough to save these pieces!).

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.18.2019 | Filed under: Latest

I’ve added some great new specimens from famous Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia in this new Red Chabazite Update.

Natrolite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.30.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful new natrolite specimens in this Mont Saint-Hilaire Update. These are from a relatively recent pocket – they are great crystals with sharp, glassy pyramid faces and they fluoresce bright green under short-wave ultraviolet light.