Red crocoite and green vauquelinite from the Tsvetnoi Mine, Uspenskaya Mt, Berezovskoe Au Deposit (Berezovsk Mines), Berezovskii (Berezovskii Zavod), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast’, Middle Urals, Urals, Russia. This location is the Type Locality for both crocoite and vauquelinite. Specimen is 30mm wide. Please follow and like us:

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Often orange-yellow to yellow, the orpiment from the El’brusskiy Arsenic mine (Elbrusskii), Elbrus Mt, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia is a much deeper orange. This specimen is 55mm across and from the Al Ordway Collection. Please follow and like us:

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Calcite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, quartz and pyrite from the Bor Pit (Boron Pit; Bor Quarry), Dal’negorsk B deposit, Dal’negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia. The sphalerite is enclosing chalcopyrite. Specimen is 40mm wide. Please follow and like us:

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