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Titanite - The Sphene

Titanite is a common titanium silicate, which can form outstanding and gemmy crystals. It is an attractive gemstone and collector material with vibrant green and yellow crystal forms. However, its low hardness and intrinsic fragility makes it unsuitable for commercial jewelry use, keeping it from becoming a mainstream product.


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Hydraulic Gold Mining

Hydraulic mining is easy and efficient method to move huge amounts of dirt. It was used by Romans in their placer gold mines and later became very popular during California and Alaska gold rush events.


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Smithsonite - The Calamine Carbonate

Smithsonite, aka zinc spar, is an uncommon mineral carbonate ore of zinc with the formula ZnCO3. It was rarely mined as a zinc ore, but its rich variety of colors and aesthetic specimens make it a highly valued mineral by many collectors.


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Mineral Collectors Safety

Collecting minerals is not like playing chess: it is more like driving. If you do stupid things and make bad decisions, you might get yourself or someone else injured or even killed. It is less painful to learn from mistakes of someone else.


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Munich Show 2016

Munich show is the important European mineral show. Munich 2016 was definitely worth to see, many new minerals, many old friends. The exposition of the Alpine minerals was very nice, as well as wide selection of minerals for sale.


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Marcasite

Pezinok, Slovak Republic

60 x 50 mm

Beryl

U Obrázku, Údraž, Czech Republic

20 x 25 mm

Beryl

U Obrázku, Údraž, Czech Republic

30 x 25 mm

Baryte

Dřínová, Czech Republic

80 x 80 mm

Quartz (var. rock crystal)

Korálové jámy, Czech Republic

7 x 17 mm

Quartz (var. rock crystal)

Grimsel area, Switzerland

70 x 45 mm