I’ve posted a small number of super new specimens in this Milpillas Brochantite Update. These good-sized brochantite crystals are sharp, lustrous and unusually robust for the species, which is often seen in very thin needle-like or hair-like crystals.
Tucson: urban field collecting at its finest! Some years are better than others, and this was a great year at the Tucson shows – many excellent mineral specimens and good fun with mineral friends. This post includes interesting news from Tucson, with glimpses of Tucson specimens to be posted on the website over the coming weeks.
This Mexico Update includes great new specimens from a few localities. There are some super ones from the Milpillas Mine, with brochantite from the recent find, along with beautiful deep blue azurites and an eye-catching malachite pseudomorph after azurite. Also in this update are some sharp glassy datolites from Charcas, a gemmy danburite also from Charcas and a pretty smithsonite.