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Clinozoisite, Cerro San Cristobal, San Vincente de Cañete, Cañete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.31.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some great new specimens in this Clinozoisite Update. These clinozoisites were found in 2017. Excellent display specimens of clinozoisite are generally uncommon – these are really nice!

Pyrite Iron-Cross Twin, Gachalá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.22.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a small number of excellent pyrite iron cross twins from Colombia in this update.

Quartz. var. amethyst, Potosí, Bolivia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.13.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some great specimens from a new find in this Bolivia Amethyst Update. These are beautiful glassy crystals – some doubly-terminated, and some exhibit a great reverse-sceptre habit. The specimens were discovered by farmers, at the edge of a field area, bordering hills.

Pyrite, Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Dept., Peru
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.30.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added excellent specimens from two great Peruvian localities in this Peru Update – tennantite specimens from Mundo Nuevo and pyrite specimens from Huanzala.

Fluorite, Xiayang, Yongchun Co., Fujian, China
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.16.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some beautiful new specimens in this China Fluorite Update. These include specimens from Xiayang, Yongchin Co., Fujian, where the 2017 find of “tanzanite fluorites” was made. This update also features a gorgeous fluorite with calcite from the famous Xianghuapu Mine, water-clear crystals from Huanggang Mines, and purple octahedra from the De’An Mine.

Palo Verde Sunset
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.23.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

I’ve just added a post with my report from the Tucson shows, 2018. Some new finds and lots of excellent new mineral specimens!

Spessartine, Navegadora Mine, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.05.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted some excellent new specimens from the Conselheiro Pena area in this Brazil Update – a small number of spessartines from the famous 2003 pocket at the Navegadora Mine, and some fine crystals of wodginite from the recent find at the Itatiaia Mine.

Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite, Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a number of beautiful elbaite crystals from Afghanistan and Pakistan in this Tourmaline Update. Several of the tourmalines from Stak Nala were very recently collected – I acquired them from a family that is mining the specimens.

Emery McDougall
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.13.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Tributes

Emery (2005-2017) was an amazing guy. He was our great dog (Labrador Retriever), and he was also a founding member of McDougall Minerals, shaping every day out here. This post gives a glimpse into his strong personality, and some of the fun and laughter he brought us.