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Thursday Daily Feed, July 13, 2017

July 14, 2017
The Rockhound Connection
and numerous quotes and images from my Facebook friends.
These are the images and quotes that appeal to my sensibilities or the lack thereof.

Enjoy!  R
Rainbow’ Paprok Tourmaline _
Personal Collection (not for sale)

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For Real!  R
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Here is something you don’t see everyday. This is a natural opal doublets from Lambina. It looks like a synthetic doublets but is real. It has inclusions and is a ridiculous formation on Mother Natures behalf.

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Moenave Candles | #Geology #GeologyPage
Locality: Colorado Plateau, Arizona, Utah
Photo Copyright © John Mumaw

Vanadinite is a mineral belonging to the apatite group of phosphates, with the chemical formula Pb5(VO4)3Cl. It is one of the main industrial ores of the metal vanadium and a minor source of lead. H = 3-4.” Wikipedia R
Locality: ACF Mine (incl. Coud’a shaft; Coudia shaft), Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Picture size 8mm
Photo Copyright © CP minerals

“Zircon ( /ˈzɜːrkɒn/[6][7] or /ˈzɜːrkən/[8]) is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate and its corresponding chemical formula is ZrSiO4. H = 7.5.”  Wikipedia
I love looking at the light shining through. The “Trellis” ring was inspired by my garden. The gem shines through the trellis. This one, a super intense 7.70 carat Blue Zircon set in 18 kt yellow and rose gold.


The Hairy Ones?


Natrolite is a tectosilicate mineral species belonging to the zeolite group. It is a hydrated sodium and aluminium silicate with the formula Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O.[3] H = 5-6.” Wikiipedia R
Stunning Natrolite crystals in Geode from India.
#Minerals #Geology

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Akanthite on silver-wire (FOV: 1.9 mm)


Brochantite is a sulfate mineral, one of a number of cupric sulfates. Its chemical formula is Cu4SO4(OH)6.[1][2][3] Formed in arid climates or in rapidly oxidizing copper sulfide deposits, ” Wikipedia
Dos Adriana Mine, Zapaller District, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile…
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