EarthShaped
12 April 2014 @ 4:01 PM

flameovereffectminerals:

Chalcanthite

CuSO4·5H2O  -  07.CB.20 (Strunz)
(from Poland, grown lab)

Here we have a richly-colored blue water-soluble cooper sulfate named Chalcanthite. That was grown in a laboratory in Poland. Chalcanthite is a secondary copper mineral and crystals do occur naturally in regions where there is a very dry climate and where there are copper deposits. ‘Natural’ occurring Chalcanthite crystals usually form as very small crystals or as bluish crusts of Chalcanthite or as solid ‘stalactites’ of chalcanthite. Under laboratory conditions Chalcanthite forms as surreal ‘electric’ blue colored crystals that are well-formed and sharp and very lustrous. This specimen is a very colorful and aesthetic display specimen. Another amazing feature of this mineral is that it is poisonous when we eat or aspire.

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Cerussite with goethite

Tharsis Mines, Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain

(Source: rosellminerals.com)

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8 April 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Duftite and mimetite

Namibia

Duftite and mimetite

Namibia

(Source: ebay.com)

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7 April 2014 @ 4:01 PM

Realgar calcite

Hunan

(Source: wyp-790116.blog.163.com)

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4 April 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Gypsum Selenite

Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Gypsum Selenite

Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

(Source: mineral.x-graf.com)

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3 April 2014 @ 4:01 PM

Amethyst Phantom with Quartz and Epidote

Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo region, Namibia

(Source: wellarrangedmolecules.com)

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28 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Smoky Quartz and Microcline var. Amazonite 

Smoky Hawk Mine, Jewel Pocket, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Smoky Quartz and Microcline var. Amazonite

Smoky Hawk Mine, Jewel Pocket, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

(Source: johnbetts-fineminerals.com)

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26 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Azurite and malachite

Azurite and malachite

(Source: site.douban.com)

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25 March 2014 @ 5:35 PM
Boulder Opal

Boulder Opal

(Source: wisin.com)

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23 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
morgandria:

Elbaite in Albite, Pakistan.

morgandria:

Elbaite in Albite, Pakistan.

4 weeks ago via morgandria (originally morgandria)
22 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
ggeology:

Ludlamite // Mexico

ggeology:

Ludlamite // Mexico

4 weeks ago via ggeology (originally ggeology)
21 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite

Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia

Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite

Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia

(Source: marinmineral.com)

1 month ago
20 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Ettringite with Calcite

N’chwaning Mine, Kalahari FieldsNorthern Cape Province, South Africa

Ettringite with Calcite

N’chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields
Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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19 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM
Acanthite matrix w/ silver wires

Imiter Mine in Djebel Sahro, Ourzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco

Acanthite matrix w/ silver wires

Imiter Mine in Djebel Sahro, Ourzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco

(Source: treasuremountainmining.com)

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18 March 2014 @ 4:01 PM

Veszelelyite

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(Source: wellarrangedmolecules.com)

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