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The Australian Gold Rush

The story of the settlement of Australia is the story of a remote penal colony unexpectedly turning into a cauldron of repeated mass migrations driven by the discovery of rich gold deposits. The gold discoveries were simply unbeliavable, including the biggest nugget ever found!


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Scheelite - The Fluorescent Tungsten Ore

Scheelite is an important ore of tungsten and exotic faceting material. Great scheelite specimens are also highly appreciated among mineral collectors.
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Thulite mineral collecting trip to Lia, Norway

Thulite (pink zoisite variety) is a Norwegian national stone and popular lapidary material. One of the well known thulite localities is Lia near Lom, Norway. Here is the trip report from the visit in summer 2017:


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Munich Show 2017

Munich show is probably the most important European mineral show. Munich 2017 was well worth it, many new mineral finds, many interesting mineral deals and offers.


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Celestine - The Sky-Blue Mineral

Celestine (aka celestite) owes its name to its delicate blue (celestial) color. Although not a well-known mineral name, celestine has a certain cachet because the strontium it contains is famous for the brilliant red flashes it produces when used in fireworks.


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Quartz (var. smoky)

Jámy - Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

60 x 30 mm

Quartz (var. smoky)

Jámy - Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

30 x 55 mm

Quartz (var. smoky)

Jámy - Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

30 x 55 mm

Quartz (var. smoky)

Jámy - Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

90 x 160 mm

Quartz (var. citrine)

Jámy - Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

170 x 90 mm

Chalcopyrite

Hodruša - Hámre, Slovak Republic

50 x 70 mm