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Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141b.jpg]

Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia

www.minerals.net    "Cerussite is a very interesting mineral due to its fascinating crystal formations and bizarre twinning habits. It is easily identifiable by its heavy weight, brilliant luster, and crystal habits. It also performs interesting reactions during blowpipe testing. Specimens may be fragile and should be handled with care."

Classic Reticulate Cerussite - The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom

Elbaite and Lepidolite Jonas Mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais Brazil

Elbaite and Lepidolite Jonas Mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais Brazil

Alamosite: PbSiO3 Comments:	White alamosite crystal group. John Schneider Collection. Location:	Tsumeb, Namibia. Scale:	3.5x3x2 cm.

March 1836 was the day the Alamo fell in Texas. To commemorate the anniversary, here is a nice specimen of Alamosite from Namibia, Africa.

Xenotime from Zagi Mountain, Pakistan

Xenotime-(Y), Zagi Mountain, Pakistan

Serandite

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Weloganite : Na2Sr3Zr(CO3)6·3H2O, Quartz : SiO2   © 2012 Michael C. Roarke

Weloganite : Na2Sr3Zr(CO3)6·3H2O, Quartz : SiO2 © 2012 Michael C. Roarke

Grandidierite, (Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2, Andrahomana, Ranopiso Dep., Anosy Reg., Tuléar Prov.,/ Madagascar (type locality),

Sharply crystallized examples of this species are very rare, and this is the first I personally have handled.

Serandite with Analcime and black Aegirine

The Serandite is surrounded by glassy crystals of white Analcime and accented by black crystals of Aegirine.

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+ quartz

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Sturmanite - from N’Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Hessonite Garnet, Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada.

Super gemmy and quite large Hessonite Garnet! Actually, this is a cluster of gemmy Hessonite Garnets but I was referring to the largest.

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Milarite, K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60·(H2O), Near Rossing, Namibia. Single transparent crystal of yellow Milarite. Copyright: © Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Milarite, Near Rossing, Namibia. Single transparent crystal of yellow Milarite. Copyright: © Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Cerussite 'Honeycomb'     Cerussite (red) with Bayldonite and Calcite     Smithsonite with Hydrocerussite     Calcite with Cuprite inclusio...

OneStonedCrow: The Tsumeb Mine - A Crystal Paradise Cerussite "honeycomb"

Cerussite, Malachite, quartz, Chlorite, Azurite, Willemite, Aurichalcite, peridot, Minium

Cerussite with Malachite inclusions - Namibia Faden Quartz with Chlorite inclusions - Pakistan Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Azurite.

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