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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.

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.