Spent a pleasant half day today collecting minerals with good friend, Toby Billing. And the best part, it was less than 1 kilometre from home! We spent a bit of time looking around the mullock[…]
This week’s Mineral of the Week is fluorite… Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Had to rejig my setup today. Decided to use an old LED ring light so that I didn’t have to disconnect either the one on my microscope or the one on my camera (both of[…]
Kicking off the new week a day early… Specially for Kay Macy! A phyllosilicate! This week’s Mineral of the Week is… chrysocolla! Photo is chrysocolla with arsentsumebite, quartz, mimetite, and wulfenite, Reward Mine, Inyo Co.,[…]
Mineral inclusions can be fun. The included mineral is often pristine, but can be difficult to photograph. This fluorite in quartz from Madagascar was one of a number found a few years ago. They still[…]
Another one into the mix. The Woodlawn mine has been closed for a long time. I was fortunate to acquire a few micros towards the end of the mine life. Based on the specimens that[…]