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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.14.2024 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful crystallized copper from Australia in this latest Australian Copper Update. These are branching aggregates of crystals from the Rocklands Mine near Cloncurry, Queensland.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.07.2023 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added great new specimens to the website in this Mexico Update. The update includes several mineral species for which Mexico is famous, including adamite, austinite, wulfenite, danburite and datolite.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.18.2023 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted an update with some superb new pyrite iron-cross twins from Colombia. These are some of the finest specimens from the 2022 production at the Gachalá workings. The iron-cross twins from 2022 are among the finest quality to date. In this size range, the quality is fantastic and they are like crystal models. The specimens in this update were selected out of stacks of flats, and are top pieces from the locality’s 2022 production.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.23.2023 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I have posted great new specimens from the John S. White Collection – Virginia & Maryland suite. These include superb apophyllites from the famous finds at the Fairfax Quarry, and also many more interesting pieces: apophyllite, prehnite and datolite from the Virginia trap rock quarries; and more unusual finds such as Virginia pyromorphite and Maryland gold.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.07.2023 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added new specimens in this new Worldwide Update, including specimens from the Pete Richards collection and the Steve Szilard collection. I hope you enjoy them!

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.13.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted excellent specimens from the John S. White Pennsylvania collection. These include some of the best Smoky Mountain smoky quartz specimens known, along with great specimens of classic Pennsylvania minerals and rarities – pyromorphite, celestine, andradite, magnetite, rutile, calcite, stellerite, ruizite, and more.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.08.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a new update featuring the first of many specimens to come, from the collection of my friend Tracy A. Kimmel. Tracy built an excellent, substantial collection of fine minerals, and I acquired it this year. I have also written a post about Tracy (see Profiles and Tributes), and I really hope you’ll enjoy reading about her – she was a remarkable person.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.30.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted new worldwide mineral specimens from the Gerald Panneton collection. This update features spectacular pieces, some of which are right up with the best I’ve offered on the website.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.08.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.16.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.10.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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


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