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Wodginite, Linopolis District, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.25.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted the first of the new Tucson specimens in this Wodginite Update. These are sharp, lustrous wodginite crystals from a small recent find in the Linopolis district, near Divino das Larajeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Palm
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.22.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Tucson Gem and Mineral show was great this year! This report includes photos of mineral specimens from many new finds.

Fluorite, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.14.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some excellent specimens in this Russia Update. In particular, there are some super, transparent, colourless fluorites from Dal’negorsk, with crystals exhibiting up to five crystal forms. Among these area couple of great overgrowth and phantom pieces. This update also includes some great calcite specimens, with some fascinating crystal forms, and some fine datolite specimens with sharp crystals.

Two Islands, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.23.2016 | Filed under: Adventurers, Latest

This new post is Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy Part 2: The Islands. Superb specimens of many minerals have been found at Two Islands and Five Islands, including world class gmelinite crystals, and great specimens of natrolite, analcime and stilbite. This post offers a glimpse into these classic Canadian localities.

Kermesite, Caiwa Mine, Danfeng Co., Shaanxi, China
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.25.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a very small group of excellent specimens from the 2002 find in the new China Kermesite Update. These kermesite specimens are from the find of the best kermesite crystals known to date. Unfortunately no specimens have been collected since the 2002 find, so it seems to have been a one-time find.

Andradite Garnet, Marki Khel, Spin Ghar Range, Khogyani District, Nangharhar, Afghanistan
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.06.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a small number of great new specimens in this new Afghanistan Update. This update includes brilliant lustrous andradite crystals from the Spin Ghar range, and red zircon from the Dara-i-Pech District.

Prehnite on Epidote, Arrondissement Diako, Cercle de Bafoulabé, Kayes Region, Mali
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.01.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added new specimens in this Mali Update (click here), including excellent prehnite, epidote, grossular and a particularly sharp vesuvianite.

Spessartine Garnet, Navegadora Mine, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.27.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

The new Brazil Update on the website features a mix of excellent specimens from Brazil, including spessartine, rutile, struverite-ilmenorutile, alexandrite, montebrasite, brazilianite, kunzite and more.