Pete Richards Collection (1) – United States – January 2021
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.11.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I am excited to tell you that the Pete Richards collection is here! (Click here for available specimens). Over his lifetime, Pete has built a remarkable large mineral collection with great diversity and great specimens. He has fine minerals from all over the world, including large suites from the U.S. and Canada, and I thought we’d start with a first update with a few from the U.S.

Many of you know Pete is one of the world’s foremost experts on crystal shapes and the phenomena that influence them. If you’d like to read more about him, click here.

Natolite, Bound Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey – 9.4 cm

Pectolite, Millington Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey – 8.7 cm

Staurolite, Cook Road, Windham, Maine – 3.7 cm

Siderite,  Jesse Mine, N. of Grand Rapids, Minnesota – 6.8 cm

Hematite, Alleghany Co., Virginia – 8.4 cm

Hematite with quartz, Yuma Co., Arizona

Epidote, Calumet Mine, Chaffee Co., Colorado

Celestine, Stoneco Portage Quarry, Portage, Wood Co., Ohio – 10.4 cm

Heulandite, Rats Nest Claim, Challis, Custer Co., Idaho – 4.1 cm

Elbaite, Berry-Havey Quarry, Poland, Androscoggin Co., Maine – 2.4 cm

Diopside, Calvin Mitchell Farm, De Kalb, St. Lawrence Co., New York – 4.4 cm

Copper replacing agate, Wolverine #2 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan – 2.5 cm

Pyrite, Sparta, Illinois – 7.4 cm

Azurite, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona – 3.2 cm

Azurite, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona – 6.3 cm

Azurite, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona – 6.6 cm