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A very large and perfect Cuprite crystal from the Red Dome Mine in Chillagoe, 30x22mm, if anybody is familiar with cuprite, crystals of this size & upwards are incredibly rare. They appear jet black however appear blood red when they are of gem quality and are backlit. The mine has long since stopped producing specimens of this quality, and only a few of this quality ever made it into collections.

A very large and perfect Cuprite crystal from the Red Dome Mine in Chillagoe, 30x22mm, if anybody is familiar with cuprite, crystals of this size & upwards are incredibly rare. They appear jet black however appear blood red when they are of gem quality and are backlit. The mine has long since stopped producing specimens of this quality, and only a few of this quality ever made it into collections.

Rhodochrosite and Quartz from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, CO, USA. 2013 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show WM-7 by The Secret Life of Color, via Flickr

Rhodochrosite and Quartz from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, CO, USA. 2013 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show WM-7 by The Secret Life of Color, via Flickr

Красные кристаллы ванадинита на барите, Мароккоприродные камни

Красные кристаллы ванадинита на барите, Мароккоприродные камни

GOETHITE coating CERUSSITE after ANGLESITE Broken Hill, Australia A neat specimen of sharply formed Anglesite crystals coated by black to red-brown Goethite, measuring to 1.8cm and replaced by crystallized Cerussite, formed on stalactite of Goethite.

GOETHITE coating CERUSSITE after ANGLESITE Broken Hill, Australia A neat specimen of sharply formed Anglesite crystals coated by black to red-brown Goethite, measuring to 1.8cm and replaced by crystallized Cerussite, formed on stalactite of Goethite.

Black Phantom Skeletal Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystal Point Mineral Specimen

Black Phantom Skeletal Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystal Point Mineral Specimen

I used to be obsessed with quartz crystals when I was a kid. I wonder what happened to my rock collection.

I used to be obsessed with quartz crystals when I was a kid. I wonder what happened to my rock collection.

Tucson 2016-Vanadinite Mibladen Morocco Large, glassy surfaced crystals of reddish-orange Vanadinite on matrix!

Tucson 2016-Vanadinite Mibladen Morocco Large, glassy surfaced crystals of reddish-orange Vanadinite on matrix!

A meteorite is a solid piece of debris, from sources such as asteroids or comets. Originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. Divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites are rocks, mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites that are largely composed of metallic iron-nickel; and, stony-iron meteorites that contain large amounts of both metallic and rocky material. Meteorites are always named for the places they were found.

A meteorite is a solid piece of debris, from sources such as asteroids or comets. Originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. Divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites are rocks, mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites that are largely composed of metallic iron-nickel; and, stony-iron meteorites that contain large amounts of both metallic and rocky material. Meteorites are always named for the places they were found.