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.

20th April 2014

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KYANITE (Aluminum Silicate) crystals with milky quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil.

KYANITE (Aluminum Silicate) crystals with milky quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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20th April 2014

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WULFENITE (Lead Molybdate) crystals on limonite from Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.

WULFENITE (Lead Molybdate) crystals on limonite from Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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19th April 2014

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CERUSSITE (Lead Carbonate) from Mibladen, Khenifra Province, Morocco, Africa. Microscope photo taken at 10X showing the countless crystal faces and complex crystal growth in this cerussite crystal.

CERUSSITE (Lead Carbonate) from Mibladen, Khenifra Province, Morocco, Africa. Microscope photo taken at 10X showing the countless crystal faces and complex crystal growth in this cerussite crystal.

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19th April 2014

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AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China. A vein of deep blue azurite crystals have grown within a green malachite matrix.

AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China. A vein of deep blue azurite crystals have grown within a green malachite matrix.

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19th April 2014

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MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Zaire, Africa. Microscope photos showing acicular green crystals of malachite less than 1 millimeter in length.

MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Zaire, Africa. Microscope photos showing acicular green crystals of malachite less than 1 millimeter in length.

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19th April 2014

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AZURITE (Copper Carbonate) rosettes from Hubei Province, China. Microscope photo taken at 20X.

AZURITE (Copper Carbonate) rosettes from Hubei Province, China. Microscope photo taken at 20X.

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19th April 2014

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CERUSSITE with BARITE and GALENA from Mibladen, Khenifra Province, Morocco, Africa. A single 1.5 millimeter crystal of cerussite sits on dark colored galena which is surrounded by light colored platy barite crystals. Photographed with a binocular microscope at 10X and 20X magnification. 

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19th April 2014

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ROSASITE (Copper Zinc Carbonate) from Arizona, USA. showing the botryoidal character of the mineral. Photos taken with a microscope at 10X and 25X  Rosasite crystals are 2mm in size.

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18th April 2014

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PYRITE (Iron Sulfide) from Huanzala Mine, Peru. Octahedral crystals of pyrite.

PYRITE (Iron Sulfide) from Huanzala Mine, Peru. Octahedral crystals of pyrite.

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18th April 2014

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CROCOITE (Lead Chromate) crystals from the Adelaide Mine in Tasmania, Australia. Thin acicular crystals of red crocoite sit delicately on a dark matrix. 

CROCOITE (Lead Chromate) crystals from the Adelaide Mine in Tasmania, Australia. Thin acicular crystals of red crocoite sit delicately on a dark matrix. 

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