I am excited to tell you that the Pete Richards collection is here! Over his lifetime, Pete has built a remarkable large mineral collection with great diversity and great specimens. This first of many Pete Richards collection updates to come features excellent U.S. specimens.
I’ve posted some beautiful specimens in the new Brazil Update. These include gorgeous spessartine crystals (one from a rare locality), dravite crystals, blue topaz, rutile and hematite roses, among others.
I’ve posted beautiful specimens in this new Nova Scotia Gmelinite Update. These include superb crystals from Two Islands and also some sharp, glassy specimens of gmelinite after chabazite from Five Islands.
I’ve added some great new specimens in this latest update from the Steve Szilard Collection. These are beautiful pieces from around the world.
I’ve posted a small group of specimens in this new Pakistan Epidote Update. These are fans of sharp, lustrous epidote crystals, some of which are associated with quartz crystals.
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.
I’ve posted exquisite new specimens in this Bolivia Bournonite Update. These bournonite crystals are from the Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia.
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.
I’ve posted the fourth in a series of updates with superb specimens from John White’s collection.
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!).
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.
I’ve posted the third in a series of updates with excellent quartz specimens from John White’s collection.