Saturday, July 26, 2014

Arizona Minerals!

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Malachite.
Planet Mine Malachite!
 Various pieces we have found in the recent past.


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Malachite.
More Planet Mine Malachite.
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Amethyst with Smoky tips.
Just what it sounds like. Mostly Amethyst but it turns smokey at the ends. Looks black.
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Calcite.
Just one more type of calcite found south of Camp Verde.
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Calcite on Amethyst in calcite/fluorite.
Found this inside one of the fluorescents we picked up at the Purple Passion mine.
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Quartz on Petrified Wood.
The wood in this piece is not completely petrified. Another piece from the same
spot was damaged by my rock hammer when digging and it splintered.  
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Rhomboidal Calcite with phantoms.
A photo cannot do this piece and a few others like it justice.
The color is just off white and has a slight pearlescent luster.
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Siderite(?) with azurite coating.
What appears to be an Azurite coating on Siderite(?). From the Cunningham Pass area.
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Siderite(?) with quartz druse.
The druse on this piece is particularly nice to look at under a loupe. The crystals are saccharoidal and each individual crystal appears to be colored either yellow, amber, or golden brown. From the Cunningham Pass area.
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Chrysocolla dendrites(?) on a nice iron oxide coating.
Not sure what to say here. Just thought it was appealing I guess.
From the Cunningham Pass area.

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