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Wavellite - The Colorful Spheres

Wavellite normally occurs as a secondary product in the near-surface environment in phosphate-bearing rock. Specimens can be spectacularly beautiful as radiating starburst or spherical clusters. Wavellite spheres - and especially the colored varieties - are very popular among mineral collectors.


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Fossheim Steinsenter Museum - Lom, Norway

The small town of Lom is located in southern part of Norway, just next to the famous Jotunheimen National Park. A very interesting mineral museum Fossheim Steinsenter is located at the western end of the town.


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Anhydrite - the Dry Gypsum

Anhydrite is a common mineral, widely found in desert environments. It is also found on the tops of salt domes piercing the younger sediments in oil-rich compressional mountain belts and in evaporite deposits.


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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 unbelievable, 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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Beryl (var. aquamarine)

Erongo, Namibia

40 x 50 mm

Beryl (var. aquamarine)

Erongo, Namibia

160 x 70 mm

Phenakite, quartz

Erongo, Namibia

32 x 31 mm

Phenakite

Erongo, Namibia

20 x 20 mm

Quartz (var. smoky)

Strážek, Czech Republic

30 x 25 mm

Fluorite, baryte

Dřínová, Czech Republic

30 x 20 mm