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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.

Grossular garnet, Vesper Peak, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.24.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added super new specimens in this latest US Update, including a great Vesper Peak grossular, a top quality rutile from Graves Mountain, a Bisbee malachite after azurite, new lightly-amethystine quartz from North Carolina, and Colorado amazonites with excellent colour.

Fluorite, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron’i Mania, Madagascar
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.26.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted great new fluorites in this Madagascar Fluorite Update. Discovered in 2017, this Madagascar green fluorite is from Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron’i Mania.

Quartz, var. Amethyst, Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.09.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted great new amethyst specimens in this Indonesia Update. Known as “grape amethyst”, these pieces feature beautiful groups of amethyst balls.

ArizonaSunset
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.27.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The report from Tucson 2019, with great new specimens. Also a few views of the winter wonderland to which I returned back home…

Calcite (Twinned), Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.27.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some super new specimens in this Elmwood Update. This update features beautiful high-quality twinned calcite crystals, and also a great fluorite.

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.03.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted some excellent new specimens in this Tinejdad Red Quartz Update. The quartz crystals from the Tinejdad area in Er Rachidia Province, Morocco, contain red colouring, red zones, or distinct red phantoms, due to included iron.

Wulfenite, Les Dalles, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Morocco
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.14.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a small number of specimens in this Morocco Update. From a recent find at Mibladen, there are vibrant orange wulfenite crystals – the colour of these crystals is intense. I have also posted top quality blue barites from Jebel Ouichane – these are from about four years ago (this locality is no longer producing).