Hi. My name is Andy. I'm a geologist from Canada who has been collecting minerals for decades and now I have added meteorite collecting to my hobby. This blog is loaded with photos of my personal collection of minerals and meteorites. I have also been adding my own photos of what I think is cool and interesting geology. Unless I indicate otherwise, all the microscope photos amd macro photos have been taken by myself. Please use the "Ask me anything" option to leave comments or questions. I'd love to hear from you.

23rd August 2014

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QUARTZ (Silicon Dioxide) crystals from Brazil. Variety is smokey quartz. Taken with a microscope at 10X magnification .

QUARTZ (Silicon Dioxide) crystals from Brazil. Variety is smokey quartz. Taken with a microscope at 10X magnification .

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23rd August 2014

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AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China.

AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China.

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23rd August 2014

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FLUORITE (Calcium Fluoride) crystal cluster from the Muzquiz Mine, Coahuila, Mexico.

FLUORITE (Calcium Fluoride) crystal cluster from the Muzquiz Mine, Coahuila, Mexico.

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23rd August 2014

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APOPHYLLITE fromta Poona, India. Green cubic apophyllite crystal on a matrix of stilbite

APOPHYLLITE fromta Poona, India. Green cubic apophyllite crystal on a matrix of stilbite

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19th August 2014

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QUARTZ (Silicon Dioxide) crystals from Brazil. Variety is smokey quartz. 

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19th August 2014

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APOPHYLLITE and SCOLECITE and STILBITE ( Zeolite Silicates) crystals from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

APOPHYLLITE and SCOLECITE and STILBITE ( Zeolite Silicates) crystals from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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19th August 2014

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CELESTITE (Strontium Sulfate) from Bombetoka Bay, Mahajanja, Madagascar.

CELESTITE (Strontium Sulfate) from Bombetoka Bay, Mahajanja, Madagascar.

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19th August 2014

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CALCITE (Calcium Carbonate) scalenohedral crystals on dolomite  from the Tri-State District, USA.

CALCITE (Calcium Carbonate) scalenohedral crystals on dolomite  from the Tri-State District, USA.

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17th August 2014

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AMETHYST (Silicon Dioxide) from Brazil. Large amethyst crystals measuring up to nearly 2 inches in length.

AMETHYST (Silicon Dioxide) from Brazil. Large amethyst crystals measuring up to nearly 2 inches in length.

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17th August 2014

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CROCOITE (Lead Chromate) crystals from the Adelaide Mine in Tasmania, Australia.

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