Selections from Kreigh Tomaszewski's
Rock and Mineral Collection

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Someday I hope to have my entire collection posted here. Until then, I hope you enjoy what I have posted so far. Come back again as I plan to update my catalog pages monthly.


Page A: Magnificent Obsessions Collection
Page B: Magnificent Obsessions Collection


Index by Mineral Name


Index by Mineral Type

Native Elements
Sulfides, Arsenides, Tellurides
Oxides
Halides
Carbonates
Nitrates and Borates
Sulfates
Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates, Chromates, and Uranates
Tungstates, Wolframates, and Molybdates
Silica Group (open network)
Tectosilicates (framework structures)
Phyllosilicates (sheet structures from sharing three oxygen)
Inosilicates (chain silicates)
Cyclosilicates (a ring structure)
Sorosilicates (two tetrahedra share one oxygen)
Nesosilicates (no direct sharing between tetrahedra)
Complex Silicates (share two or more of the other forms)
Organic and Odd/Exception Minerals


Numerical Index; 0000-0249
Numerical Index; 0250-0449
Numerical Index; 0500-0749
Numerical Index; 0750-0999
Numerical Index; 1000-1249
Numerical Index; 1250-1499
Numerical Index; 1500-1749
Numerical Index; 1750-1999
Numerical Index; 2000-2249
Numerical Index; 2250-2499
Numerical Index; 2500-2749
Numerical Index; 2750-2999
Numerical Index; 3000-3249
Numerical Index; 4250-4499
Numerical Index; 4500-4749
Numerical Index; 5000-5249
Numerical Index; 5250-5499
Numerical Index; 6250-6499
Numerical Index; 8750-8999
Numerical Index; 12250-12499
Numerical Index; 12500-12749
Numerical Index; 13000-13249
Numerical Index; 80750-80999



Geology Merit Badge
for Boy Scouts

Rocks and Minerals displayed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in 1965 with the Grand Rapids Rock and Mineral Society. The display showed all the requirements for the Boy Scout's Geology Merit Badge, which I had recently acquired. The original label information is in normal type, and my added comments are in italic. This was my first merit badge.

Kreigh's Geology Merit Badge Collection
Principal Mineral(s) Formula
Locality When Collected Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments Reference Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz Crystals in Limestone Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Cascade Gravel Pit, Grand Rapids, MI early 1960s Limestone Calcite Collector's item #01 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Honey Gypsym Formula Grand Rapids, MI actually, the Alabastine Gypsum Mine, Wyoming, Michigan early 1960s Matrix A halite impurity gives the honey color to the gypsum Plaster, Paint, Terra Cotta, Insulation #02 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Garnets Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Grand Rapids, MI early 1960s Granite Secondary Mineral(s) Collector's item #03 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Jackson Mine Slag Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Jackson Mine, MI early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments #04 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Chrysocalla Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Arizona early 1960s Quartz Bornite, a red mineral I have not identified, an metallic iron colored mineral I have not identified Source of Copper #05 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Celestite Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Clay Center, Ohio early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments #06 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity blades of blue and white celestite
Iron Ore Hemetite Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Upper Peninsula of Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Source of Iron #07 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Mexican Crazy Lace Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

New Mexico early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Jewelry and Collector's item #08 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Fossil bearing rock Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Locality early 1960s Siltstone calcite crystals Collector's item valuable for area history Lots of crinoid stem parts and other small fossils #09 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Petrified Wood Formula Arizona early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collected for historical value #10 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Talc Schist and deformed Garnets Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Belknap Hill, Grand Rapids, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collector's item #11 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Sandstone Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Cascade Gravel Pit, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments #12 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Champiosaur Vertebrae Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Williston, N. Dakota early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Valuable for historical interest #13 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Specular Hematite Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Upper Peninsula, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Source of Iron #14 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Jaspelite Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Jasper, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Source of Iron #15 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Uranium Ore carnotite in sandstone Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Texas early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Source of Uranium #16 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Natural Graphite Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Locality early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Used as pencil lead and as a lubricant #17 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Rose Quartz Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Montana early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collector's Item #18 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Sapphire Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Montana early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Used for jewelry #19 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Marble Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Portugal early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Used for table tops, building stone, floors #20 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Petoskey Stone Prismatophyllum or Hexagonaria (and pick a species), depending on which book or expert you prefer; officially Hexagonaria pericarinata according to the State of Michigan. individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Traverse Bay, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Used by Gerry Morris, and for historical value; see #0464. #21 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Tiger Eye Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Africa early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Used for jewelry and collector's item this slab is the second half from the second cab I cut (the first was a snowflake obsidian) #22 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Gold and Silver Ore Formula individual specimen picture not yet available

this specimen may be included in the group pictures at the beginning and end of this section

Locality early 1960s Quartz unidentified green and brown minerals Refined for gold and silver #23 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Selenite Formula Alabastine Gypsum Mine, Wyoming, Michigan early 1960s Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Crystal form of Gypsum #24 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form
Principal Mineral(s) Formula
Locality When Collected Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments Reference Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)


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