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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.02.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

It’s hard to believe how different the world was, only a few weeks ago. Who imagined then, all the ways in which our lives would be impacted in the weeks after Tucson. It will be a while until all of us are once again together at a large international show, which makes it all the more important to enjoy show memories and stay connected online. In that light, let’s travel back to Tucson…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.19.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted the second in a series of updates with superb specimens from John White’s collection.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.23.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted fun new specimens in this Mali Update. This update features particularly good clinochlore crystals, and also specimens of prehnite, grossular and andradite specimens, with some distinctive finds and a couple of unusual Mali localities.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.01.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added new specimens in this Mali Update (click here), including excellent prehnite, epidote, grossular and a particularly sharp vesuvianite.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.11.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some excellent yellow stilbites on the website in the new Mali Update. Among the nicest and most distinctive stilbites I’ve ever seen from anywhere, specimens from Diamonkara have beautiful colour and form. These new Mali stilbites are perhaps not yet appreciated for what they are – these are striking, colourful display specimens of a mineral that is often pale and drab.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.27.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

This South-Africa – Kenya Update includes a small number of excellent specimens. From South Africa, there are beautiful complex hematite crystals from the N’Chwaning II Mine. And from Kenya, there is a small group of the superb epidotes from Pakot, North Eastern Province, from the 2002 find.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.18.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Beautiful new specimens from Mali, featuring yellow balls of stilbite crystals from Diamonkara, a new find. The Diamonkara workings are in the same general vicinity of the Arrondissement Diako which has produced the now well-known specimens of prehnite and epidote. Also new among these specimens is an exceptionally fine prehnite on epidote.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.07.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Sharp, lustrous epidote specimens from the relatively new (and apparently depleted) locality, Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Cañete Province, Lima Department are now posted on the site under Peruvian Epidote – July 2014 Update. These are great epidotes!