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  Posted: Apr 12, 2016 5:45 AM
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hexagonal prisms of PYROMORPHITE - Pb5(PO4)3Cl - from the Wheatly Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA - 3.7mm field of view. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Aug 20, 2017 2:28 AM (UTC)
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Only a day left in this weeks auction! 20 weird and unusual pieces including thomasclarkite, neighborite, bobdownsite, munakataite, stillwellite, rapidcreekite, plus these and others! If you have a look i really appreciate it! Link in bio. L to R
Becquerelite - Congo
Bakhchisaraitsevite - Russia
Berborite - Norway
Salesite- Chile
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Aug 8, 2017 4:42 AM (UTC)
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this mimetite from the Rowley Mine in AZ got me like woah
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jul 16, 2017 4:00 AM (UTC)
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balls of radial crystals of POUGHITE - Fe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O - from the Bambolla Mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. 3.1mm field of view
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jul 16, 2017 3:59 AM (UTC)
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prism of MILARITE - K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O - from the Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC. 5.4mm field of view
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jul 16, 2017 3:57 AM (UTC)
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bright orange blades of the new species KUMMERITE - Mn2+Fe3+Al(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O - from the Cornelia Shaft, Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany. 3.6mm field of view
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Feb 8, 2017 9:31 PM (UTC)
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Hi Guys! I know it's been awhile but I'm still here. If you have a moment check out this weeks auction of incredibly rare and hard to find minerals from the famous Franklin/Sterling Hill mines in New Jersey. Some really rare and nice things like hauckite, franklinfurnaceite, hodgkinsonite, larsenite, zincite, cahnite, friedelite, sarkinite and many others. These minerals are very hard to find these days. Link in bio! L to R
1. allactite
2. willemite and friedelite
3. zincite
4. hodgkinsonite
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Oct 5, 2016 5:42 PM (UTC)
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Hi guys! Only a few hours left until this weeks auction ends. Some real weird ones this week including L to R:

1. barnesite- utah
2. allactite - new jersey
3. shomiokite-Y - canada
4. natanite - mexico

link to the auction in my profile. if you look and bid good luck!
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Aug 6, 2016 7:48 PM (UTC)
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unusual wax-like crystals of BROMARGYRITE - AgBr - with malachite from the Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., AZ - 3.6mm field of view.
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Aug 6, 2016 7:45 PM (UTC)
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small spherules of CLARAITE - (Cu,Zn)3(CO3)(OH)4•4H2O - from the Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Bavaria, Germany - 4.2mm field of view. my specimen and photograph. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Aug 6, 2016 7:42 PM (UTC)
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sprays of SKLODOWSKITE - Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•6H2O and colorless THOMSENOLITE - NaCa[AlF6]•H2O from the Spider Mine, Honeycomb Hills, Juab Co., UT - 4.1mm field of view.
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jun 24, 2016 4:57 PM (UTC)
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Phosphophyllite - 5.3mm field of view
Fluorapatite - 4.9mm field of view
Footemineite - 3.2mm field of view
Fairfieldite - 4.6mm field of view
All from the Foote Mine, Cleveland Co., NC

About 20 years ago this week I was first introduced to the minerals found at the Foote Mine in Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC. I was just a kid, but I still remember being astonished at what I was looking at under that microscope. That day changed my whole life. 157 species can be found at the mine with 13 of those first found in nature there. It's a very important little corner of the planet for me.
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jun 24, 2016 4:54 PM (UTC)
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Tinsleyite on Strengite - 3.1mm field of view
Kingsmountite - 2.9mm field of view
Siderite on Fluorapatite - 8.2mm field of view
Brannockite - 2.7mm field of view
All from the Foote Mine, Cleveland Co., NC

About 20 years ago this week I was first introduced to the minerals found at the Foote Mine in Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC. I was just a kid, but I still remember being astonished at what I was looking at under that microscope. That day changed my whole life. 157 species can be found at the mine with 13 of those first found in nature there. It's a very important little corner of the planet for me.
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Jun 24, 2016 4:52 PM (UTC)
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Rhodochrosite - 4.7mm field of view
Beraunite - 2.6mm field of view
Eakerite - 5.1mm field of view
Laueite - 2.4mm field of view
All from the Foote Mine, Cleveland Co., NC

About 20 years ago this week I was first introduced to the minerals found at the Foote Mine in Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC. I was just a kid, but I still remember being astonished at what I was looking at under that microscope. That day changed my whole life. 157 species can be found at the mine with 13 of those first found in nature there. It's a very important little corner of the planet for me.
my specimens and photographs. .
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#bucketofholes #micro #macro #chemistry #mineral #geology #crystal #rare #nature #collection #crystals #mineralspecimen #beautiful #natural #microscope #tiny #natureporn #geologyporn
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 23, 2016 4:57 AM (UTC)
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clusters of PSEUDOMALCHITE - Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 - from the Silberbrünnle Mine, Gengenbach, Black Forest, Germany. 3.2mm field of view. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 23, 2016 4:53 AM (UTC)
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not the prettiest mineral, but this is a very rare crystal group of COSKRENITE-Ce - (Ce,Nd)2(C2O4)(SO4)2•12H2O - from Alum Cave Bluff, Sevier Co., TN - 6.2mm field of view. This rare and unusual mineral was recently featured in a sciencenews.org article on extraterrestrial life. Some scientists believe that rare earth minerals like this one can be indicators to early life on other planets. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 23, 2016 4:45 AM (UTC)
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hexagonal barrels of CLINTONITE - Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2 - from Lago Della Vaca, Breno, Brescia, Italy - 5.2mm field of view. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 13, 2016 6:16 PM (UTC)
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This weeks auction ends on e-rocks in 4 hours! Check the link in the bio for weird tiny goodies like L to R:
Lithiophilite from North Carolina
Native Osmium from Siberia
Euchroite from Slovakia
Jahnsite from South Dakota
Also in the auction are some extremely rare minerals like stoiberite, esperanzaite, ferraioloite, gajardoite and others. If you have a look thanks so much! .
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my specimen and photograph. #bucketofholes #micro #macro #chemistry #mineral #geology #crystal #rare #nature #collection #crystals #mineralspecimen #beautiful #natural #microscope #tiny #natureporn #geologyporn #auction
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 12, 2016 5:55 AM (UTC)
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nice, twinned crystal of LINARITE - PbCu(SO4)(OH)2 - from the Eaglebrook Mine, Nant-Y-Moch Reservoir, Talybont, Wales - 3.1mm field of view. .
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User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 12, 2016 5:49 AM (UTC)
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a URANOPHANE - Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•5H2O - pseudomorph after a uraninite crystal from the Hoppis Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., NC - 3.6mm field of view. A pseudomorph happens when one mineral totally replaces a previous one but retains the form of the first.
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my specimen and photograph. #bucketofholes #micro #macro #chemistry #mineral #geology #crystal #rare #nature #collection #crystals #mineralspecimen #beautiful #natural #microscope #tiny #natureporn #geologyporn #northcarolina
User Image bucketofholes Posted: Apr 12, 2016 5:45 AM (UTC)
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hexagonal prisms of PYROMORPHITE - Pb5(PO4)3Cl - from the Wheatly Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA - 3.7mm field of view. .
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my specimen and photograph. #bucketofholes #micro #macro #chemistry #mineral #geology #crystal #rare #nature #collection #crystals #mineralspecimen #beautiful #natural #microscope #tiny #natureporn #geologyporn #pennsylvania