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« on: January 05, 2013, 10:33:10 pm »

Some of my thumbnail minerals.
I invite anyone else who collects thumbnails to share them here.























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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 10:46:19 am »

Six more.











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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 01:45:57 pm »

Beautiful specimens. I've collected TNs too only way to get affordable examples of some materials though photographing them is challenging for me.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 01:50:34 pm »

Me too R2D. Right now I don't have a place to set up my light tent and tripod, so everything is shot with my computer screen for back light, my desk lamp with a daylight bulb, and hand held camera.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 02:10:20 pm »

Six more.











This one is Scolecite from Maharastra, India.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 04:05:59 pm »

11 More and I'll quit boring you folks for today.





















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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 07:00:18 pm »

Oh what the hay, 10 more.



















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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 09:20:50 am »

Ten more this morning.





















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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 11:21:35 am »

I'm going to have to look up a couple of those unfamiliar names. Beautiful xtls.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 02:19:06 pm »

Last 7, until I win more on ebay.













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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 02:46:19 am »

Man, what a terrific collection! I wish my thumbnail collection was as extensive. I did some self collecting with a local from the Lolo Hot Springs at the Snowbird Mine this last august. We got up on the side of the cliff and tore into the side of the mountain. As we did so, we came across pockets of Parisite but had no idea at the time what they were. He would just smack them away with his hammer as he went after the massive quartz crystals. I on the other hand, took my time to dig in those pocket. Got a bowl full of them! Some thumbnail sized ones but several quite sizable ones with green annabergite on them. The annabergite worried me bc i found out that its related to arsenic. Worried me to point that i emailed John Betts Fine Minerals to find out if that should be a concern. Lol, he assured me that its not something to worry about....but recommended to not lick those crystals still.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 01:10:04 pm »

Got a bowl full of them!
You probably knew we were going to ask for a picture acamerashot
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 01:05:40 pm »

Bid on and won another 6 last night. Bidding on 5 more tonight. Stand by for another flood of pics.  ura ura ura
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 08:34:37 pm »

Christmas all over again. Mailman brought 9 more today. The first 3 didn't have labels with them.

Silver Wire Crystals from the Tong Bai Mine, China. Some wires broken off in shipment, I'll try to super glue them in place tomorrow.


Azurite Concretions from the Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, New Mexico.


Malachite on Native Copper from the Ray Mine, Arizona.


Natural Tangerine colored Quartz.










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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 11:41:25 am »

Too bad about the broken piece of silver wire. Somewhere I have a box full of little silver threads that broke off a mini piece that shattered. Was still enough left over to make a few TN's, but I'd rather have had the intact bigger specimen. Those are beautiful pictures of more very nice and unusual specimens.
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