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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.

102557(1)(14.5)
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.

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!).

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.