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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.

Hydroxyapophyllite, Prehnite, Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.19.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted the second in a series of updates with superb specimens from John White’s collection.

Carrollite, Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.29.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted the first in a series of updates with superb specimens from John White’s collection. These wonderful high-quality specimens from John’s collection are from a wide range of localities (classic to contemporary) and include a variety of minerals.

JohnandMerle
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.16.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Profiles and Tributes

John White is is the former Curator-in-Charge of the U.S. National Mineral and Gem Collection, Smithsonian Institution, founder of the Mineralogical Record, author of two books and over 200 articles and hundreds of reviews and column contributions on mineral subjects and consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals magazine and the Russian journal Mineralogical Almanac. He is also a collector and a good friend.

030 Dioptase MR supplement
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.12.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium is one of the best mineral events of the year. Here’s my report from RMS 2019, with lots of great mineral photos.