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US Update – October, 2021
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.20.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a great selection of U.S. specimens from many different collections in the new US Update (click here). There are specimens from the collections of Rock Currier, Robert Bartsch, John S. White, Pete Richards, Steve Szilard, Ernie Schlichter and from my collection too. I hope you enjoy the update!

Millerite, Sterling Mine, Antwerp, St. Lawrence Co., New York
From the Rock Currier collection
Field of view 1.6 cm

Wulfenite, Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona  Р3.1 cm
From the Steve Szilard Collection


Barite, Meikle Mine, Bootstrap Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada – 8.9 cm
From the Pete Richards Collection
(formerly in the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech)


Smoky quartz from Black Cap Mountain, North Conway, Conway,
Carroll Co., New Hampshire – 10.0 cm
From my personal collection, formerly the Ernie Schlichter collection


Quartz, var smoky quartz (graphic granite), Dream Time Mine,
Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado – 7.7 cm
From the John S. White collection


Rhodochrosite, American Tunnel Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado
From the Robert Bartsch collection, through Rock Currier

Fluorite and sphalerite, Bluffton Stone Company Quarry, Bluffton,
Richland Twp., Allen Co., Ohio – 6.0 cm
From the Pete Richards collection

Galena, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas – 3.5 cm
From the Bob Whitmore collection, through Rob Lavinsky and my collection


Epidote and quartz, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska


Rutile, Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California – 4.0 cm


Brookite on quartz, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas – 7.3 cm


Pyrite (trisoctahedral crystals), Bargers Quarry, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Virginia
From the Pete Richards collection

Dravite tourmaline from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co, NY
From the Steve Szilard collection

Tremolite var. hexagonite from the 2 1/2 Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co., NY
From the Pete Richards collection

Calcite, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois – 10.3 cm
From the Steve Szilard collection

Same specimen, UV light

Quartz, Jeffrey Quarry, Pulaski Co., Arkansas – 5.0 cm