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Beryl var. Aquamarine with Fluorapatite on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Aquamarine with Fluorapatite on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Case 2

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Case 2

Detail of Spessartine Garnet on Schorl Tourmaline from Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan

Spessartine Garnet on Schorl Tourmaline from Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Specimens

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Specimens

Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Daglari, 70 km WNW of Erzurum, East Anatolia, Turkey

Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive No. Kammererite from Kop Daglari, 70 km WNW of Erzurum, East Anatolia, Turkey.

Quartz (museum specimen, Photo: Terra Mineralia)

Quartz (museum specimen, Photo: Terra Mineralia)

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Calcite on Heulandite from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Calcite on Heulandite, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Feather-shaped translucent yellow calcite crystals up to 16 mm long on pink heulandite crystals up to 2 mm. The calcite crystals have unusual triangular cross-sections.

Detail of Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive No. Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia.

Pink-Beige Olmiite Balls from N'Chwaning Mine #2, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive No. Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite).

Mexican Amethyst This beautiful amethyst specimen is from a mine in Guerrero, Mexico. Photo by Robert WeldonGIA, courtesy Gem & Mineral Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  Visit Amazing Geologist for more..

Mexican Amethyst This beautiful amethyst specimen is from a mine in Guerrero, Mexico. Photo by Robert WeldonGIA, courtesy Gem & Mineral Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Visit Amazing Geologist for more.

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Tsumeb Case

Front view of Tsumeb Case. Olivenite - Tsumeb, Namibia Olivenite - Tsumeb, Namibia Bayldonite with Olivenite and Ada.

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Specimens

FineMineralBlog / Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Collection: Mixed Specimens

Fluorapatite from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fluorapatite from Minas Gerais, Brazil Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive

A miniature specimen from the Doroteja 2005 find with bipyramidal wulfenite crystals on hydrothermally altered limestone matrix. Specimen size 4x3 cm. Mežica Mining Museum collection.  Copyright © A. Rečnik

A miniature specimen from the Doroteja 2005 find with bipyramidal wulfenite crystals on hydrothermally altered limestone matrix. Copyright © A.

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