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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The zinc ore from this mine was known as calamine, a mixture of hemimorphite, smithsonite and willemite. From Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Kelmis (La Calamine), Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district, Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium. An old William Jefferis specimen, dated 1873. Nicely fluorescent. This is also the Type Locality for willemite. Please follow and like […]

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Melkovite, U-Mo occurrence, Shunak Mts, Mointy Railway Station, Mointy, Balkhash Region, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan. Type Locality. Certified (microprobe analyzed) sulfur-yellow melkovite, a rare hydrous Ca-Fe phosphate-molybdate, known only from the single locality in the world. Associated minerals are represented by dark-violet (almost black) fluorite, feldspars, hematite and very minor and microscopic admixtures of other molybdates – […]

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So far, seventeen minerals new to science have been described from this mine. This is another one of them. Belakovskiite as tiny pale silky fibres (mainly in the bottom left of the photo), with a highly fluorescent yellow mineral (see second photo), likely either zippeite or natrozippeite, from the Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White […]

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Plášilite (yellow), and manganoblödite (pink), from the Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah. Plášilite is also recorded from one other locality, the nearby Green Lizard Mine. And manganoblödite is only recorded from one other locality too. And that one is here in Victoria, at the Womobi Mine, Thologolong, Towong Shire… […]

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