Selections from Kreigh Tomaszewski's
Rock and Mineral Collection
in Numerical Order
1750 - 1999

Selections from Kreigh Tomaszewski's
Rock and Mineral Collection


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Principal Mineral(s) Formula /Images/shelfa.jpg Locality When Collected Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments Reference # Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Principal Mineral(s) Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality When Collected Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments #???? Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Agate Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality Acquired 2003 from Aleta's Rock Shop 'going out of business basement sale' Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments 1750 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz Geode Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mexico left in my stocking by an elf, Christmas, 2004 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified The label from "GeoCentral, Discover The Wonders Of Our World" reads, "Break-Your-Own Geodes!" and adds "90% of these geodes have hollow centers with crystals. Take a chance! You might be lucky.

Geodes are formed from fluids wich crystallize in cavities within the rounded rock or nodule. They are found in many parts of the world. These geodes come from Mexico.

HOW TO BREAK OPEN YOUR OWN GEODE
Put the geode in a bag or a sock. Hit it firmly wth a hammer aiming for the center.* Take care not to hit your fngers. Be sure to use an old sock -- it will probably get a hole in it!
* Adult supervision suggested for children under 10".

I would suggest it is more fun to whack the sock onto a steel plate on the floor than hit it with a hammer.

The best way to break geodes is to tape two triangle files to the faces of a large vise. Put the geode betwen the points of the files and close the vise. The geode will crack on a line between the two file points. Wear safety glasses; expect the two halves to fly.

1751 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz Geode Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mexico left in my stocking by an elf, Christmas, 2004 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified The label from "GeoCentral, Discover The Wonders Of Our World" reads, "Break-Your-Own Geodes!" and adds "90% of these geodes have hollow centers with crystals. Take a chance! You might be lucky.

Geodes are formed from fluids wich crystallize in cavities within the rounded rock or nodule. They are found in many parts of the world. These geodes come from Mexico.

HOW TO BREAK OPEN YOUR OWN GEODE
Put the geode in a bag or a sock. Hit it firmly wth a hammer aiming for the center.* Take care not to hit your fngers. Be sure to use an old sock -- it will probably get a hole in it!
* Adult supervision suggested for children under 10".

I would suggest it is more fun to whack the sock onto a steel plate on the floor than hit it with a hammer.

The best way to break geodes is to tape two triangle files to the faces of a large vise. Put the geode betwen the points of the files and close the vise. The geode will crack on a line between the two file points. Wear safety glasses; expect the two halves to fly.

1752 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Malachite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Keweenaw District, Michigan Acquired 2003 from Aleta's Rock Shop 'going out of business basement sale' Quartz Azurite after Malachite, Chalcocite after Malachite, Cuprite, Prehnite, and a couple I have not been able to identify (but also after malachite) -- and copper is still possible, but more likely has become a pseudomorph. Comments 1753 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Jackson Mine Slag Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality Acquired 2003 from Aleta's Rock Shop 'going out of business basement sale' Matrix Secondary Mineral appears to have a limestone origin One edge has a lip impression showing it was probably broken off handling equipment after hardening. 1754 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz Geode Formula /Images/picture.jpg Iowa acquired 2004 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Ed Krzeminski. This was an IMRMC Silent Auction item. 1755 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Stellerite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India acquired 2004 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29042; label notes "From my personal collection". 1756 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Opal var. Precious Opal Formula /Images/picture.jpg New South Wales, Australia acquired 2004 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #27592. From the collection of A. Lincoln Sherk, MD. (1890s-1969). From the collection of M. Biernbaum Baldwin.
The original label was included and lists "Coll. of M. G. Biernbaum". Biernbaum changed his name to Baldwin.
1757 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Duftite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otavi-Bergland District, Nambia acquired 2004 Calcite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #23647. From the collection of John Rumble (South Africa). 1758 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Hydrocerussite Formula 1759a Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otavi-Bergland District, Nambia acquired 2004 Cerussite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #23688. From the collection of John Rumble (South Africa). 1759 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Tetra-ferri-annite var Lepidomelane Formula /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Betafite Apatite, Hornblende, possible Cyrtolite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. The original name was Ferri-annite. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1760 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Betafite (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Matrix Apatite, probable Hornblende, possible Cyrtolite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1761 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Betafite (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Matrix Apatite, probable Hornblende, possible Cyrtolite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1762 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Betafite (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Matrix Apatite, probable Hornblende, possible Cyrtolite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1763 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Amber Formula /Images/picture.jpg Columbia acquired 2004 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Christmas Gift arranged by Ed Benjamin; from the collection of Kurt Patzlaff (www.amber-werx.com). This is young amber that is only about a million years old. Tree bark cast mold, but no insects. 1764 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Garnet var. Spessartine Formula /Images/picture.jpg Xsian Sung, China acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Wild About Rocks, #110969. 1765 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Garnet var. Pyrope Formula /Images/picture.jpg Xsian Sung, China acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Wild About Rocks, #111186. 1766 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Garnet var. Hessonite (a gemmy var. of Grossular) Formula /Images/picture.jpg Xsian Sung, China acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Wild About Rocks, #110969. 1767 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Hematite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tessemer Farm, Chubb Lake, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York [now closed to collecting] acquired 2005 Smoky Quartz [transparent] di-pyramidal quartz crystals (aka, Cumberland habit), some with included hematite. From the collection of John Betts, #29272; label notes "From my personal collection". Bottom has been sawn flat. John's description noted it was hard to photograph; in person it is awesome. 1768 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pyrite Formula /Images/picture.jpg road cut near Lyman, Grafton County, New Hampshire acquired 2005 slate schist [greenish] Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29245; label notes "From my personal collection, #284". 1769 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vanadinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Morocco When Collected Matrix Aragonite [colorless] From the collection of John Betts, #24931. 1770 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Lenticular Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg England acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29196. From the collection of A. Lincoln Sherk, MD. (1890s-1969). From the collection of Reuben Haines, #D746; label notes #28.3.1.1 (which I assume is Dana). From the collection of D. Conrad (not sure of first initial on label); Conrad was probably between Sherk and Haines.
Reuben, a noted early Quaker mineral collector and a founding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Pennsylvania, lived in Germantown. The specimen was probably collected in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
The three parts of this specimen (1771, 1772, 1773) fit together to make a 'lenticular crystal of gypsum' as noted on Conrad's label.
1771 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Lenticular Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg England acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29196. From the collection of A. Lincoln Sherk, MD. (1890s-1969). From the collection of Reuben Haines, #D746; label notes #28.3.1.1 (which I assume is Dana). From the collection of D. Conrad (not sure of first initial on label); Conrad was probably between Sherk and Haines.
Reuben, a noted early Quaker mineral collector and a founding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Pennsylvania, lived in Germantown. The specimen was probably collected in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
The three parts of this specimen (1771, 1772, 1773) fit together to make a 'lenticular crystal of gypsum' as noted on Conrad's label.
1772 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Lenticular Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg England acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29196. From the collection of A. Lincoln Sherk, MD. (1890s-1969). From the collection of Reuben Haines, #D746; label also notes #28.3.1.1 (which I assume is Dana). From the collection of D. Conrad (not sure of first initial on label); Conrad was probably between Sherk and Haines.
Reuben, a noted early Quaker mineral collector and a founding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Pennsylvania, lived in Germantown. The specimen was probably collected in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
The three parts of this specimen (1771, 1772, 1773) fit together to make a 'lenticular crystal of gypsum' as noted on Conrad's label.
1773 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Lazulite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Crosscut Creek (Km 32), Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #25265. From the collection of Dr. David H. Garske, #3410; label is noted C190 and has a 45.00 sticker. 1774 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Cuprosklodowskite [metallic green] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area, Shaba Cu belt, Shaba (Katanga), Congo (Zaire) collected 1970s (per Rob Lavinsky), acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Metatorbernite [dark green] From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #T106. This is probably a Type Locality specimen for Cuprosklodowskite as the Musonoi Mine appears to have worked the Kolongwe deposit. 1775 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Basalt var Phonolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Ancient Hawaiian Adz Quarry, around 12000 ft level of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, Hawaii August 2003 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Specimen identification is very tentative based on macro attributes; lab analysis is pending. See #1776 for updates; other cataloged specimens include #1785. 1776 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Jeremejevite Formula /Images/picture.jpg NE corner of Ameib Farm, between Tubussis and Usakos, Erongo Mountains, Namibia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1777 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Villiaumite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq, Greenland acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1778 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Libethenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg L'ubietova (Libethen), near Banska, Bystrica, Slovakia acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Pseudomalachite From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1779 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Andorite [silver] Formula /Images/picture.jpg San Jose Mine, Oruro, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia acquired 2005 Matrix Zinkenite [grey/white] From the collection of Rob Lavinsky, #A-145. From the collection of Bolovian Mineral Classics Ltd. 1780 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Potosiite Formula /Images/picture.jpg San Jose Mine, Oruro, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia acquired 2005 Unidentified Matrix appears composed of four different minerals Franckeite From the collection of Rob Lavinsky, #PST-5. From the collection of Bolovian Mineral Classics Ltd. 1781 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg near Gui Lin, Guangxi Province, China acquired 2005 Shale Secondary Mineral(s) From the collecion of Rob Lavinsky, #T49. 1782 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Neotocite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Taylor Site, Baraga County, Michigan acquired 2005 Hematite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1783 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Franklinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Franklin Furnace, New Jersey acquired 2005 Calcite (Kalkspar) Willemite var. Troostite (per Smithsonian label) From the collection of Rob Lavinski, #T100. From the Carl Bosch collection at the U.S. National Museum, Divison of Mineralogy, #B12350. From the collection of Staatl. Mineralien-Niederlage, #14198. From the collection of Sanco Global Resources. From The John F. Barlow Mineral Collection, #1728. Specimen was "Restored" per label on specimen that appears identical to the Barlow # near it. 1784 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Basalt var Phonolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Ancient Hawaiian Adz Quarry, around 12000 ft level of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, Hawaii August 2003 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Specimen identification is very tentative based on macro attributes; lab analysis is pending. See #1776 for updates; other cataloged specimens include #1785. 1785 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Bieberite [red] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Buick Mine, Iron County, Missouri acquired 2005 Pyrite and Dolomite and Quartz Siegenite [metallic lustre; grey, violet] From the collection of Kevin Conroy. 1786 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Siegenite [metallic lustre; grey, violet] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Buick Mine, Iron County, Missouri acquired 2005 Pyrite and Dolomite and Quartz Bieberite [red] From the collection of Kevin Conroy. 1787 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Bieberite [red] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Buick Mine, Iron County, Missouri acquired 2005 Pyrite and Dolomite and Quartz Siegenite [metallic lustre; grey, violet] From the collection of Kevin Conroy. 1788 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Uranophane Formula /Images/picture.jpg Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada acquired 2995 Matrix unidentified Secondary Minerals unidentified From the collection of Kevin Conroy. 1789 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Honessite pseudomorph after Millerite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Antire Road, Saint Louis County, Missouri acquired 2005 Quartz Geode in Limestone matrix Secondary Mineral inidentified From the collection of Kevin Conroy. 1790 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Zircon var. Cyrtolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Betafite Apatite, Hornblende From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Small rounded crystals. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1791 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kottigite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico acquired 2005 Matrix Adamite [yellow], Adamite var. Cuprian Adamite [blue] From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1792 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Motukoreaite [clear, tabular] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Brown's Island, within Waitemata Harbor, New Zealand acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1793 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gillespite [red] Formula /Images/picture.jpg La Madrelena Mine, Tres Pozos, Baja California, Mexico acqyured 2005 Matrix Sanbornite [orange/yellow/white] From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1794 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Valleriite [bronze/grey, metallic] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Little Chief Mine, near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Bornite [blue/purple], Magnetite [black/silver] From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1795 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Rauvite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Monument #2 Mine, Apache Co., Arizona acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1796 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Beyerite [white to yellow] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Heraklion Mine, Laurium, Greece acquired 2005 Matrix Kettnerite [brown], Adamite [yellow/green] From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1797 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Caysichite-(Y) Formula /Images/picture.jpg Evans-Lou Mine, St-Pierre0de-Wakefield, Portland Township, Papineau Co., Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1798 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Brownmillerite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Bellerberg, Ettringen, Laacher See, Eifel, Germany acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1799 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Takovite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Sounion, Laurium, Greece acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1800 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Stibiotantalite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Greenbushes (Sn placers), Tinfield, Western Australia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1801 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quadridavyne [clear] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Bellerberg, Ettringen, Saacher See, Eifel, Germany acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1802 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Monohydrocalcite Formula /Images/picture.jpg South Maricopa Mountains, Maricopa Co., Arizona acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1803 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Margaritasite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Margaritas Uranium Deposit, Pena Blanca District, Chihuahua, Mexico acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1804 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kulanite [blue/black] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Rapid Creek area, 120 km west of Inuvik, Richardson Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Brazilianite {yellow/green], Fluorapatite, Aragonite From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen for Kulanite. 1805 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Valentinite [black] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, Ham Sud Toiwnship, Wolfe County, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Stibnite Antimony, Kermesite [red] From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1806 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Suolunite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Black Lake Mine, Thetford, Colrain Township, Quebec acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1807 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vanadinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Morocco acquired 2005 Barite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29889. Shipping damage (appears to have been from thermal stress) resulted in a minature (#1839) and three thumbnails (#1808-1810). 1808 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vanadinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Morocco acquired 2005 Barite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29889. Shipping damage (appears to have been from thermal stress) resulted in a minature (#1839) and three thumbnails (#1808-1810). 1809 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vanadinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Morocco acquired 2005 Barite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29889. Shipping damage (appears to have been from thermal stress) resulted in a minature (#1839) and three thumbnails (#1808-1810). 1810 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Dickthomssenite [pale green] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Vanadium Queen Mine, Paradox Valley, San Juan County, Utah acquired 2005 Sandstone probable (minor) Sherwoodite [black], probable (minor) Tyuyamunite [bright yellow-yellow/green], both based on crystal, habit, and association -- and at least two other minerals based on color [ (minor) darker green, reddish brown/magenta] that remain unidentified. From the collection of Rob Lavinsky. 1811 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Agrellite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Sheffield Lake complex, Kipawa River, Villedieu Township, Temiskaming County, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Agrellite With the agrellite is red eudialyte, black amphibole, white feldspar, and a little greenish mosandrite. Under SW you'll also see a lot of brilliant green fluorescing due to a thin film of what is most likely opal/hyalite. From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen for Agrellite. 1812 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Beryllonite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Telirio Mine, near Corregio Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1813 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Paravauxite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1814 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Poldervaartite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Section 58, N'Chwaning Mine, near Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1815 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Mountkeithite [white to pink] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Clear Creek Canyon, San Benito Mountains,m California acquired 2005 bleached Serpentine Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1816 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Aschamalmite [grey] Formula /Images/picture.jpg near Ascham Alm (s/b Alp), Untersulzbachtal (valley), (Hohe Tauem Mts, Salzburg,) Austria acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1817 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Sideronatrite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1818 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Libethenite [light to dark green] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mindola Open Pit, Rokana Mine, near Kitwe, Zambia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1819 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gustavite [steel gray] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Rotgulden Mine, Langau, Salzburg Province, Austria acquired 2005 Pyrite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1820 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Lavendulan Formula /Images/picture.jpg Hilarion Stollen, Agios Konstantinos (St. Constantine, Lavrion District), Attika (Prefecture), Griechenland (Greece) acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1821 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Jasmundite [brownish green] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Bellerberg, Ettringen, Laacher See, Eifel, Germany acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1822 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Feitknechtite [brown] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Noda-Tamagawa Mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Tim Jokela, Jr. 1823 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Sillimanite Formula /Images/picture.jpg North Carolina acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1824 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Triphylite LiFePO4 /Images/picture.jpg New Hampshire acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1825 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Amblygonite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Maine acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1826 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Witherite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Illinois acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1827 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Lorenzenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Lowozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russsia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #17229. 1828 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Liddicoatite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #B23; invoice listed 'B23 Mogok lidds'. 1829 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Bournonite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Yaogangxran Mine, Hunan Prov., China acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #tch55; label on specimen was 'itch55'. 1830 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Euchroite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Lubietova (Libethen), Banska Bystrica (Neushol), Banskobystricky Kraj, Slovak Republic acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #MU81. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1831 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Cinnabar Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tongren, Euizhou Prov., China acquired 2005 Matrix Calcite, Quartz From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #tch91; label on specimen was 'itch91'. 1832 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Carrollite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Kamoye Mine, Kambowe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) acquired 2005 Calcite Secondary Minerals unidentified From the collection of John Betts, #29534. 1833 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Corundum var. Ruby Formula /Images/picture.jpg Maswingo, Zimbabwe acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of the Grand Valley State University Geology Club. 1834 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Fayalite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Roadside rock exposure between Copper Harbor and Estavant Pines, Keweenaw County, Michigan Collected 1998 Fayalite Bornite, Limonite, probable Jarosite This specimen had been bothering me for years and I finally sent it to Excalibur Mineral Corporation for analysis so I could give it a name. See also #1836. 1835 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Fayalite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Roadside rock exposure between Copper Harbor and Estavant Pines, Keweenaw County, Michigan Collected 1998 Fayalite Bornite, Limonite, probable Jarosite This specimen had been bothering me for years and I finally sent it to Excalibur Mineral Corporation for analysis so I could give it a name. See also #1835. 1836 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction item donated by Ed Krzeminski. 1837 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Zincite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ acquired 2005 Franklinite Calcite IMRMC Silent Auction item donated by Keith Hayes. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1838 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vanadinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Morocco acquired 2005 Barite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #29889. Shipping damage (appears to have been from thermal stress) resulted in a minature (#1839) and three thumbnails (#1808-1810). 1839 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Mattagamite [violet] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mattagami Lake Mine, Galinee, near Mattagami, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Pyrrhotite Altaite [tin white to bronze yellow], Tellurantomony [pink, cream] From the collection of John Betts, #29675. This is a Type Locality specimen for Mattagamite and Tellurantimony. 1840 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Dycrasite Ag3Sb /Images/picture.jpg St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany acquired 2005 Native Arsenic (probably) Calcite From the collection of John Betts, #29651. The label indicates this is a Type Locality specimen; I have checked several reputable sources and now have four type localities (they all appear to be near each other). 1841 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Sugilite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Iwagi Islet (island), Ochi Gun, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan acquired 2005 Baratovite var. Katayamalite Sugilite From the collection of John Betts, #29698. This is a Type Locality specimen for both minerals. 1842 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Mohawkite (Cu, As) /Images/picture.jpg Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan collected early 1980s, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) This is from the Type Locality; date and location were confirmed verbally. From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1843 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Chalcanthite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Santa Cruz Co., Arizona collected 1995, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1844 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Zircon Formula /Images/picture.jpg Saranac, Ontario, Canada collected 1993, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1845 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pumpellyte-(Mg) var. Chlorastrolite var. Isle Royal Greenstone Formula /Images/picture.jpg I was told this was collected at the Copper Falls Mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan collected 1970s, acquired 2005 Basalt Secondary Mineral(s) This is The State Gem of Michigan from the Type Locality. From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1846 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pumpellyte-(Mg) var. Chlorastrolite var. Isle Royal Greenstone Formula /Images/picture.jpg I was told this was collected at the Copper Falls Mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan collected 1970s, acquired 2005 Basalt Secondary Mineral(s) This is The State Gem of Michigan from the Type Locality. From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1847 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Scapolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Keith Hayes. From the collection of IMRMC.
Scapolite is a synonym for the Marialite-Meionite Series, and is usually considered to be a mix of Marialite, Wernerite, and Meiolite. The label notes it glows under SW.
1848 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Sugilite Formula /Images/picture.jpg labeled Africa, probably Wessels Mine, North Cape, Republic of South Africa acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1849 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Sugilite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Wessels Mine, North Cape, Republic of South Africa acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Keith Hayes. From the collection of IMRMC. 1850 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Barian Celestine var. Barytocelestite [white] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Hampstead Farm Quarry, Chipping Sodbury District, Gloucestershire, England, UK acquired 2005 Sphalerite Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From tke collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1851 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Titanite var. Sphene Formula /Images/picture.jpg Ontario Canada collected 1900s, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1852 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Boulangerite Pb5Sb4S11 /Images/picture.jpg Noche Buena Mine, near Mazapic Zacatecas, Mexico collected 1970s, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1853 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity monoclinic, acicular
Melanite [black] Formula /Images/picture.jpg San Bernito Mtns., California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified From the collection of IMRMC. From the collection of Keith Hayes. 1854 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Muscovite var. Phengite var. Mariposite Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1855 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Schorl Tourmaline Formula /Images/picture.jpg Champion, (U.P.) Michigan acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Quartz, other Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of IMRMC. 1856 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Schorl Tourmaline Formula /Images/picture.jpg Champion, (U.P.) Michigan acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC. 1857 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Iridescent Basalt Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. 1858 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Basalt 'stalactite' drip Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. There are two overlapping, dripping, flows in this specimen; the broken base of both flows is iridescent. 1859 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pele's Tears Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Some with brown spots, some with iridescent spots; see #1680, 1581, and 1682. 1860 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pele's Tears Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Some with brown spots, some with iridescent spots; see #1680, 1581, and 1682. 1861 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pele's Tears Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Some with brown spots, some with iridescent spots; see #1680, 1581, and 1682. 1862 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Olivinite var. Olivine Formula /Images/picture.jpg Jas Glover Quarry, Hilo, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i probably collected 2004, received 2005 Basalt Secondary Minerals unidentified Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. 1863 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Reticulite Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Basalt Pumice Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Expected shipping damage on something this fragile produced two fine minatures (#1865, 1866), a great thumbnail (#1854), and many excellent micros (traded/gifted, not cataloged). 1864 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Reticulite Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Basalt Pumice Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Expected shipping damage on something this fragile produced two fine minatures (#1865, 1866), a great thumbnail (#1854), and many excellent micros (traded/gifted, not cataloged). 1865 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Reticulite Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Basalt Pumice Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. Expected shipping damage on something this fragile produced two fine minatures (#1865, 1866), a great thumbnail (#1854), and many excellent micros (traded/gifted, not cataloged). 1866 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Glauberite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Camp Verde, AZ collected 1987, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. The label indicated Glauconite (pseudo). 1867 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ruby Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tanzania collected 2004, acquired 2005 Zoisite Ruby From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1868 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz var. Faden Quartz Formula /Images/picture.jpg Arkansas collected 1994, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1869 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz var. fan quartz Formula /Images/picture.jpg A. Lydberg Mine, Negaunee, MI collected 2004, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. Kevin told me there were only 32 known specimens of this 'fan' quartz. 1870 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Allanite-(Ce) [brown] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Shipton Township, Richmond Co., Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Diopside [lightr green] Grossular [dark green] From the collection of IMRMC. From the collection of Keith Hayes. 1871 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Copper Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC; silent auction item. 1872 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Malachite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Quartz Azurite, Chrysocolla, native copper, native silver, and several other unidentified minerals From the collection of IMRMC. 1873 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity acicular
Beryl, var. Goshenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Resplendor, Minas Gerias, Brazil acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1874 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Fossils Formula /Images/picture.jpg Rock exposure on US2 between Garden Corners and Thompson, U.P., Michgan 2003 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments 1875 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Aventurine Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality lost (Nebraska possible) acquired 2003 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From Aleta's Rock Shop gone out of business basement sale by the landlord. 1876 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Chalcopyrite [gold] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds Co., MO collected 2005, acquired 2005 Dolomite [white] Covellite pseudomorph after Chalcopyrite [blue], Bornite pseudomorph after Chalcopyrite [purple] From the collection of Kevin Ponzio. 1877 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Staurolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Keivy, Kola Peninsula, Russia acquired 2005 Schist Mica, Quartz From the collection of Jim Below (Blue Chip Minerals). 1878 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Petoskey Stone colony Formula /Images/picture.jpg Petoskey, MI area assummed acquired 2005 limestone Single shell (cerastoderma?) attached to underside of colony. From the collection of IMRMC. 1879 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ematite (Italian for Hematite) Formula /Images/picture.jpg Elba Island, Livorno, Italy acquired 2005 gangue minerals not identified Pyrite From the collection of IMRMC. From the collection of Keith Hayes. From the collection of Alessandro Genazzani. Under 'Alessandro Genazzani' the label notes 'Via G. Jervis, 3, Tel. (055) 453.900, C.A.P. 50141 (FIRENZE)'. Some of the Hematite exhibits iridescence. 1880 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
'Halfbreed' Copper Silver Crystal Cu, Ag /Images/picture.jpg Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan collected probably 1980, acquired 2005 Copper Silver From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). Collection information provided verbally by Craig, who remembered collecting them with his Father, Kenneth. 1881 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
'Halfbreed' Copper Silver Crystal Cu, Ag /Images/picture.jpg Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan collected probably 1980, acquired 2005 Copper Silver From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). Collection information provided verbally by Craig, who remembered collecting them with his Father, Kenneth. 1882 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Black Magnetic Sand Formula /Images/picture.jpg Kiritehere Beach, North Island, New Zealand collected 2004, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. 1883 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kaimu New Black Sand Formula /Images/picture.jpg New Kaimu Beach, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2004, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. This is new, unweathered, volcanic sand. 1884 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Green Olivine Sand Formula /Images/picture.jpg Green Sand Beach, South Point, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2004, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. There are a few magnetic particles in this sand. South Point is the southernmost point in the United States. 1885 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Brown New Sand Formula /Images/picture.jpg east of Mauna Ulu, just beyond the Park boundary, Puna district, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Basalt Pumice Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. This is composed of wind consolidated bits of Pele's Tears, Pele's Hair, and broken Reticulite. 1886 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Black Sand Formula /Images/picture.jpg Hilo Bay, Hilo, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i collected 2005, received 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Collected by Kitty & Bill Heacox; received as a gift. This sand is weakly magnetic. 1887 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Colemanite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Little Biddy Mine, Ryan, Furnace Creek District, Inyo County, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30460. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1888 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Coalingite Formula /Images/picture.jpg San Benito County, California acquired 2005 Serpentine Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30461. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. This is a Type Locality specimen. Label on specimen is "16.2-B". 1889 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Hanksite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Searles Lake, San Bernadino County, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #39451. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1890 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Oil-Filled Geode Formula /Images/picture.jpg Niota, IL acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction item. From the collection of Ed Krzeminski. 1891 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Linarite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico acquired 2005 Quartz Spangolite, Brochantite, probable pseudomalachite, possible pyromorphite IMRMC Silent Auction item. From the collection of Keith Hayes. 1892 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Wulfenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Rowley Mine, Theba Area, Maricopa Co., AZ acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction item. From the collection of Keith Hayes. 1893 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Tungsten Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). This appears to be a tungsten ore, but I have not identified it yet. 1894 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Phyllite Formula /Images/picture.jpg RI, PN, NC acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1895 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kimberlite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Arkansas acquired 2005 Kimberlite Diamond [good lens, light source, required] From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1896 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Novaculite, a var. of Diatomaceous Earth Formula /Images/picture.jpg Arkansas acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1897 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Rutile Formula /Images/picture.jpg Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #RUT22. 1898 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Calcite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Irai, Rio Grande, do Sul, Brazil acquired 2005 Amethyst Malachite From the collection of The Arkenstone (Rob Lavinsky), #Braz7. 1899 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Copper Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC; silent auction item. 1900 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Copper Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC; silent auction item. 1901 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Copper Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC; silent auction item. 1902 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Copper Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Michigan UP acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of IMRMC; silent auction item. 1903 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1904 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1905 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1906 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1907 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1908 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1909 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1910 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1911 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1912 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Concretion Formula /Images/picture.jpg Cascade Gravel Pit, Cascade at 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI Collected 1964 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) This was a 'saddle' stone in a stream, and bears the indentations from the stone sitting on it, and the stone under it. 1913 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Honey Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Alabastine Mine, Wyoming, MI Collected 1965 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments 1914 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gypsum var. Honey Selenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Alabastine Mine, Wyoming, MI Collected 1965 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments 1915 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Native Selenium Formula /Images/picture.jpg "Burning culm bank" (per Lininger label), Glenn Lyon, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Collected 1972 (per Lininger hanwritten label), acquired 2005 burned Shale other Secondary Minerals not identified From the collection of John Betts, #30423. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) Pennsylvania Mineral Collection, #PM-045; auction lot 253, item no. 01229. From the collection of Bryon Brookmyer, who collected it. Betts label notes Lininger # as P-045, and date collected as 1974. Back of Lininger label notes: 1 3/4 x 2 3/4"; front notes "Superb crystallized specimen". The selenium crystals formed when a coal culm bank burned, causing the selenium to precipitate. It was reported as having been started by lightning, so this is a native element. 1916 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Howieite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Longvale Quarry (which appears to be the Laytonville Quarry), Mendocino County, California acquired 2005 Mica Schist Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30445. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. This may be a Type Locality specimen (if Laytonville Quarry is correct). 1917 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Desautelsite Formula /Images/picture.jpg New Idrea District, San Benito County, California acquired 2005 Serpentine Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30445. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. 1918 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Inesite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Hale Creek Mine, Trinity County, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30443. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California reference collection. 1919 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is an extremely fine grained dike diabase from near the upper surface. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1920 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is an extremely fine grained dike diabase from near the upper surface. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1921 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is an atypical dike diabase with extremely large grain. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1922 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Cates Creek, about 100 yards north of US/70/NC86 highway (36.06895 79.08730) in the town of Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina When Collected Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is a typical dike diabase. Specimen is numbered 2495. 1923 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1924 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1925 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1926 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1927 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1928 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Goethite Formula /Images/picture.jpg E. Haven, CT acquired 2005 Basalt Goethite in/on Calcite and Quartz From the collection of Larry Rush. See related specimens, #1924-1929. Some of the Goethite sprays start as inclusions; outstanding micro. 1929 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Artinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Sprint Street sewer excavation, Staten Island, New York City, New York acquired 2005 Serpentine Hydromagnesite From the collection of John Betts, #30525. Label notes "From my personal collection". 1930 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Melanterite var. Cuprian Melanterite var. Pisanite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Placer County, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of John Betts, #30544. From the collection of Jay Lininger (1939-2004) California Reference Collection, #753. 1931 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Clinochlore Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Putnam County, New York acquired 2005 Calcite Chondrodite From the collection of John Betts, #27735. From the collection of A. Lincoln Sherk, MD. (1890s-1969). 1932 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Betafite (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Matrix Apatite, probable Hornblende, possible Cyrtolite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1933 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Betafite (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) /Images/picture.jpg Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada collected 7/13/1977, acquired 2005 Matrix Apatite From the collection of Dan Zabriske. Collected by Ray Haskell. Betafite has a distinct smell. 1934 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Borax Formula /Images/picture.jpg California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) IMRMC Silent Auction Item donated by Ed Krzeminski 1935 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Quartz var. Amethyst, with included water bubble Formula /Images/picture.jpg Oaxaca, Mexico acquired 2005 Amethyst bubble of paleowater From the collection of Rob Lavinsky (The Arkenstone), #TN10. From the collection of Marilyn Dodge, #323. 1936 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Crinoid Fossil, var. Agaricocrinus splendens Formula /Images/picture.jpg Borden Group, Edwardsville Formation, Mississippian Period, Montgomery County, Indiana acquired 2005 Limestone Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of James P. Below (Blue Chip Minerals), EZWW#51. 1937 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Peruvian Blue Opal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Peru acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Burnie's Rock Shop. 1938 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Clinochlore var. Seraphinite (Mg, Fe, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8 /Images/picture.jpg Bratsk Region, Siberia, Russia (northeast of Lake Baikal) acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Burnie's Rock Shop. This is the only known location for this variety. 1939 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ocean Jasper Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marovato, Madagascar acquired 2005 silicated rhyolite flow Quartz druze, Opal From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Eugene Mueller (The Gem Shop). From the collection of Paul Obenich (Madagascar Minerals). 1940 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ocean Jasper Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marovato, Madagascar acquired 2005 silicated rhyolite flow Quartz druze, Rhyolite From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Eugene Mueller (The Gem Shop). From the collection of Paul Obenich (Madagascar Minerals). 1941 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ocean Jasper Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marovato, Madagascar acquired 2005 silicated rhyolite flow Quartz druze, Opal From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Eugene Mueller (The Gem Shop). From the collection of Paul Obenich (Madagascar Minerals). 1942 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ocean Jasper Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marovato, Madagascar acquired 2005 silicated rhyolite flow Quartz druze, Opal From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Eugene Mueller (The Gem Shop). From the collection of Paul Obenich (Madagascar Minerals). 1943 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ocean Jasper Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marovato, Madagascar acquired 2005 silicated rhyolite flow Quartz From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Eugene Mueller (The Gem Shop). From the collection of Paul Obenich (Madagascar Minerals). 1944 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Datolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Clark Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). 1945 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Hematite 'Needle Ore' Formula /Images/picture.jpg Negaunee, Michigan acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Alex and Darlene Fagotti (Prospector's Paradise). From the collection of Blue Chip Minerals. 1946 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Chalcocite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, WI Collected 1997 or 1998, shortly before the mine closed, acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Swede's (formerly Keweenaw Minerals), #R-731. 1947 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is a typical dike diabase from this quarry, but the grain is a little larger than a typical dike diabase. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1948 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is a typical dike diabase from this quarry, but the grain is a little larger than a typical dike diabase. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1949 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is a typical dike diabase from this quarry, but the grain is a little larger than a typical dike diabase. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1950 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Diabase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Nello Teer Quarry (later Hansen's Aggregates), end of Deerfield Street (SR 1641), near Mill Grove, in the town of Durham, Durham Co., NC (Northwest Durham 7.5 minute quadrangle). Collected June 15, 2005 Diabase Plagioclase, other Secondary Minerals unidentified From a trade with Kenny Gay, who collected it. This is a typical dike diabase from this quarry, but the grain is a little larger than a typical dike diabase. The diabase is Juriassic in age; the dike at the quarry is still a concordant sill; the Triassic sediments that overlay the diabase are baked to a black shale like rock. 1951 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ilmenite Crystal Formula /Images/picture.jpg Chester, MA acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01390-ILMENI. From the collection of Roy Haskell, #959. From the collection of M. Bugbee, 5/1/83, per Haskell catalog. 1952 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kolwezite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Kolwezi, Congo acquired 2005 Cobaltian Calcite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01362-KO. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1953 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Botallackite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Copiapo, Chile acquired 2005 Atacamite Secondary Mineral(s) possible From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00635-ATAC. 1954 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Cornetite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Likasi, Shaba Prov., Congo acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01426-CORNET. 1955 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ferro-Axinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Calaveras Co., CA acquired 2005 Quartz Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01956-AXINI. From the collection of Pathfinder Minerals, #MADP_136. 1956 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Papagoite Formula /Images/picture.jpg New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine), Ajo, Ajo District, Little Ajo Mts., Pima Co., Arizona acquired 2005 Matrix complex Secondary Mineral(s) possible From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01192-PAP. 1957 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Witherite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock, IL acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-739. 1958 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Jamesonite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Zacataecas, Mexico acquired 2005 sphalerite pyrite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01227-JAMESO. 1959 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Austinite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mina Oejuala, Mapimi, Mexico acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Secondary Mineral(s) possible From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01641-AU. 1960 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Uralite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Calumet Mine, Salida, Colorado acquired 2005 Uralite Secondary Minerals not identified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01314-URALIT. Uralite is a hornblende group mineral, usually actinolite, pseudomorph after a pyroxine group mineral, usually augite. This specimen appears to be actinolite pseudomorph after jadeite. 1961 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Clinopyroxine Formula /Images/picture.jpg Bear Lake diggings, Tory Hill, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada acquired 2005 Garnet var. Grossular Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00156-GR. Clino-pyroxine is a subgroup of the Pyroxine group and contains minerals including Aegirine, Clinoenstatite, Clinoferrosilite, Diopside, Essenite, Hedenbergite, Jadeite, Jewrvisite, Johannseite, Kosmochlor, Kanoite, Namansukutem Natalyite, Petedunnite, Pigeonite, and Spodumene. 1962 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Chlorargyrite [brown] AgCl /Images/picture.jpg Gold Hill Mine, Utah Acquired 2005 Quartz Malachite, Azurite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01508-CA 1963 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Ludlamite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Rob Lavinsky (The Arkenstone), #TN54. From an old collection by a thumbnail/micromounter in Kansas, #334. 1964 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Anorthoclase Formula /Images/picture.jpg Daichi cho, Wakayama, Pref., Japan acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Rob Lavinsky (The Arkenstone), #TN23. From an old collection by a thumbnail/micromounter in Kansas, #109. 1965 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Fossil Fern Formula /Images/picture.jpg Pit II, Ill. acquired 2005 concretion Secondary Mineral(s) This is a split concretion with the leaf pattern showing on both halves (see #1967 for other half) from an almost perfect split. From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1966 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Fossil Fern Formula /Images/picture.jpg Pit II, Ill. acquired 2005 concretion Secondary Mineral(s) This is a split concretion with the leaf pattern showing on both halves (see #1966 for other half) from an almost perfect split. From the collection of Craig Croner (The Christopher Collection). 1967 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Herderite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Waisanen Quarry, Greenwood, Maine acquired 2005 Quartz Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01609. 1968 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Inderite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Boron, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00691-INDERI. From the collection of Melvyn Machin, #PDXT0807. 1969 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Asphaltum var. Albertite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Albert, New Brunswick, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-02020-ALBE. 1970 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Erythrite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Mt. Cobalt, Queensland, Australia acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00964-ERY. 1971 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Kulanite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Cross Cut Creek, Yukon, Canada acqwuired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-1722 (was SMP-1322). From the collection of S. C. Chamberlain, #9756. 1972 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Margarite Formula /Images/picture.jpg "Old Mine", Chester, MA acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified, possibly talc Secondary Mineral(s) possible From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets). 1973 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Klebelsbergite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Pereta Mine, Groselto, Italy acquired 2005 Stibnite Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01515-KLE; label gives location as Tuscany, Italy and notes it is Rare. From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #IDXT-189; label gives location as Pereta Mine, Grosetto, Italy, and back of label has #IDTT0711_189. From the collection of Melvwyn Machin, #IDXT_189; label gives location as Pereta Mine, Groselto, Italy. Original was #1874, shipping damage produced micro #1975. 1974 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Klebelsbergite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Pereta Mine, Groselto, Italy acquired 2005 Stibnite Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01515-KLE; label gives location as Tuscany, Italy and notes it is Rare. From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #IDXT-189; label gives location as Pereta Mine, Grosetto, Italy. From the collection of Melvwyn Machin, #IDXT_189; label gives location as Pereta Mine, Groselto, Italy. Original was #1874, shipping damage produced micro #1975. 1975 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vashegyite [chalky white] Formula /Images/picture.jpg VanNavSan Claim, Fish Creek Mtns, Eureka Co., NV Collected 6/95, acquired 2005 Matrix Schoderite [yellow orange] From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01706-VASHES. From the collection of DS & M.Shannon, #IDKT0909. This is a Type Locality specimen for Schoderite. 1976 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Dumortierite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Ogilly, Imperial County, California acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01079-DUM. From the collection of Minerals Unlimited. Zabriskie label notes "Gem Dumortierite, Ogilby, California, Good for Carving!". Minerals Unlimited label notes "Dumortierite, Basic aluminum borosilicate", and gives the longer location. 1977 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Serendibite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Johnsburg, New York acquired 2005 Marble Mica From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01271-SEREND. 1978 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Metastibnite Sb2S3 /Images/picture.jpg Steamboat Springs, Nevada acquired 2005 Sulfur Metastibnite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00976-METAS. This is a Type Locality specimen. 1979 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Marialite-Meionite Series var. Scapolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Bear Lake, Quebec, Canada collected before 1990, acquired 2005 Scapolite Secondary Mineral probably Titanite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01041-SCA. From the Herschorn collection (Horn Minerals), #SCA-1. 1980 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gyrolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Junah, Maharastra, India collected before 1990, acquired 2005 Basalt Quartz, Stilbite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01465-GYRQ. From the Herschorn collection (Horn Minerals), #GYR-38. 1981 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Anthraxolite included in Herkimer Diamond Formula /Images/picture.jpg Herkimer Co., New York acquired 2005 Quartz Anthraxolite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets). Anthraxolite is a coal like carbon rich rock often associated with Herkimer Diamonds. 1982 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Anthraxolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Herkimer Co., New York acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets). Anthraxolite is a coal like carbon rich rock often associated with Herkimer Diamonds. 1983 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Plattnerite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Hidden Treasure Mine, Tooele County, Utah acquired 2005 Smithsonite Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-206; label notes #RDMM0809_218 and the numbering supports it came to Dan from Melvyn Machin as part of a bulk lot. 1984 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Lorenzenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Lovozeno Massif, Northern Region, Russia acquired 2005 Matrix Zircon From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01657-LZ. 1985 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Lindgrenite [green] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Childs Adwinkle Mine, Pinal co., Arizona acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01709-LIN. 1986 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Enstatite var. Ferroan-Enstatite var. Hypersthene Formula /Images/picture.jpg Barton Mine, Gore Mtn., NY acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01310-HY. 1987 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Spurrite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Tres Hermanes, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01699; label notes 'Good Cutting Material" and places Tres Hermanes in CA. From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #ADPT05XX_129; this older label gives correct location, and the numbering supports it came to Dan from Melvyn Machin as part of a bulk lot. 1988 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Szaibelyite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Marin Co., California When Collected Matrix unidentified Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01664-SZ. From the collection of Melvyn Machin, #PDTT0810. The specimen was labeled "60" on a small paper label. 1989 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Urananite var. Gummite UO2 /Images/picture.jpg Bennett Mine, Buckfield, Maine acquired 2005 Beryl Gummite is usually a mix of Urananite with Boltwoodite, Clarkeite, Curite, Kesolite, Soddyite, and/or Uranophane. From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00101-A. From the collection of Roy Haskell, #692. 1990 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Brucite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Cross Quarry, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00658-BRUCIT. From the collection of Roy Haskell, #818; catalog notes acquired at Wilberforce, Ontario Show 8/15/82. 1991 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Pyrite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Locality When Collected Actinolite var. Byssolite Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01762-B. From the collection of Roy Haskell, #516; catalog notes swapped at Winfield Quarry (PA) during Albany Mineralogical Club trip. 1992 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Andalusite var. Chiastolite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Lancaster, MA acquired 2005 andalusite The carbon forming the 'cross' in this polished section. From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00840-CHIAST. From the collection of Roy Haskell, #154; catalog notes gift from Marie Osbenlighter (Osbenlighter Rock Shop, Albany, NY), 3/8/75. 1993 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Friedelite [red, pink] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Franklin, New Jersey acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01505-FRIEDE. From the collection of Melvyn Machin. 1994 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Edenite [white, grey, green, brown] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Fluoro-edenite [pale, white, grey, yellow, green] From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-00609-EDEN. 1995 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Cummingtonite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Franklin, New Jersey acquired 2005 Matrix unidentified Secondary Mineral(s) unidentified From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01070-CU. From the collection of Melvyn Machin. It is named after its type locality, Cummington, MA. 1996 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Childrenite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Big Fish, Yukon, Canada acquired 2005 Wardite Childrenite From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01107-CHILD. 1997 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Vlasovite [clear] Formula /Images/picture.jpg Kipawa Complex, Sheffield Lake, Quebec, Canada acquired 2005 Agrellite [grey-white] Eudlalite [red-pink], Amphibole [black], feldspar [white] From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01524-VLASOV. From the collection of Melvyn Machin, #KODPX0807. 1998 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Gormanite Formula /Images/picture.jpg Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada acquired 2005 Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) From the collection of Daniel & Carolyn Zabriskie (Many Facets), #SMP-01320-G. 1999 Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)
Principal Mineral(s) Formula /Images/shelfb.jpg Locality When Collected Matrix Secondary Mineral(s) Comments Reference Hardness Streak Specific Gravity Crystal Form(s)



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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



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