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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.07.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some great new specimens in this latest update from the Steve Szilard Collection. These are beautiful pieces from around the world.

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 06.12.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium is one of the best mineral events of the year. Here’s my report from RMS 2019, with lots of great mineral photos.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.28.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.20.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

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.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.14.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Excellent new specimens from Mexico, including some exceptional fluorapatite crystals from Cerro de Mercado, beautiful wulfenite crystals with mimetite from the Ojuela Mine and a sweet azurite miniature from Milpillas.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.19.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Great specimens in this Mexico Update. Excellent sharp, light green datolite crystals from Charcas, Mexico – these are super! This Mexico update also includes fine danburite crystals and some beautiful amethyst crystal specimens from Piedra Parada.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.13.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Each year when “Tucson” nears, I’m like a kid who can’t wait to race downstairs on Christmas morning. Just the chance to experience the sprawling mineral shows all over the city (known collectively in Mineral World simply as “Tucson”)… there is so much to see! This is a brief blog post about a few finds from Tucson 2014.