I have added excellent new specimens in this Brazil Update, including brazilianite, fluorapatite, elbaite, aquamarine, hematite, rutile, spessartine and beautiful fuchsite crystals, along with quartz and calcite.
Another Rochester Mineralogical Symposium has come and gone – and it was a great event! Most of the program is available to watch on the RMS YouTube channel – the link is here.
You’re invited to the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium 2022 – entirely online and coming soon! We have a great lineup this year and I hope you’ll join us. The RMS is meant for you!
I’ve added excellent new specimens from the John S. White collection. The theme of this update began as quartz with inclusions, but there are specimens exhibiting other phenomena as well – phantoms, zoning, selective deposition.
I’ve posted great new U.S. specimens from the Pete Richards Collection. These include copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula, a world-class awaruite, personally-collected NY hematite specimens and more
I’ve added beautiful copper specimens from Cap D’Or, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Excellent new laumontite specimens are from two finds: one at Stronach Brook in the summer of 2021 and another at Harbourville in 2020.
New “chocolate laumontites” from a single pocket at Long Beach, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. To my knowledge, this pocket was unique – I’ve never seen or heard of laumontite like these specimens.
I’ve added excellent specimens from the John S. White quartz collection. The specimens in this update are from China and include real killers from John’s collection.
I’ve posted a great selection of U.S. specimens from many different collections in the new US Update. There are specimens from the collections of Rock Currier, Robert Bartsch, John S. White, Pete Richards, Steve Szilard and from my collection too.
I’ve posted excellent new specimens from the John S. White quartz collection, representing many different phenomena of quartz crystallization, also from a great diversity of localities and mineral environments.
I’ve added great specimens from the Pete Richards collection, from localities around the world, including Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and more.