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 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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23rd April 2014

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VANADINITE (Lead Chlorovanadate) crystals from the classic location at Mibladene, Midelt, Morocco Photo taken with a microscope at 10X..

VANADINITE (Lead Chlorovanadate) crystals from the classic location at Mibladene, Midelt, Morocco Photo taken with a microscope at 10X..

Tagged: vanadinitecrystalsmineralogy

23rd April 2014

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

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

Tagged: Celestitecrystalmineralogy

22nd April 2014

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HEMIMORPHITE with ROSASITE (Silicate and Carbonate) from Chihuahua, Mexico

HEMIMORPHITE with ROSASITE (Silicate and Carbonate) from Chihuahua, Mexico

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22nd April 2014

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STILBITE (Zeolite Silicates) from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Golden wheat sheaf crystals of stilbite on a matrix of white chalcedony.

STILBITE (Zeolite Silicates) from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Golden wheat sheaf crystals of stilbite on a matrix of white chalcedony.

Tagged: Stilbitecrystalmineralogy

22nd 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. 

ROSASITE (Copper Zinc Carbonate) from Arizona, USA. showing the botryoidal character of the mineral. Photos taken with a microscope at 10X. 

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21st April 2014

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DOLOMITE (Calcium-Magnesium Carbonate) rhombohedral crystals from the Tri-State District, USA. Microscope photos taken at 20X.

DOLOMITE (Calcium-Magnesium Carbonate) rhombohedral crystals from the Tri-State District, USA. Microscope photos taken at 20X.

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21st April 2014

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VANADINITE (Lead Chlorovanadate) crystals from the classic location at Mibladene, Midelt, Morocco Photo taken with a microscope at 10X..

VANADINITE (Lead Chlorovanadate) crystals from the classic location at Mibladene, Midelt, Morocco Photo taken with a microscope at 10X..

Tagged: vanadinitecrystalsmineralogymineralsgeology

21st April 2014

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AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China. Photo shows the intense electric blue of microscopic azurite crystals.

AZURITE and MALACHITE (Copper Carbonate) from Hubei province, China. Photo shows the intense electric blue of microscopic azurite crystals.

Tagged: AzuriteMalachitecrystalsmineralogy

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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