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Monday, January 13, 2020

More new mineral images

More microscope images....

Scorodite and parmacosiderite





parmacosiderite




 Smithsonite
 pyrite on stilbite

 Strengite

 Pharmacosiderite
 Strengite
 Anatase






Turquoise + other copper salts 
 Scorodite and parmacosiderite
 Scorodite 
 Scorodite and parmacosiderite



 Scorodite 
 Strunzite + rockbridgeite

 parmacosiderite

Saturday, January 11, 2020

More mineral photos

More mineral photos.  I adjusted the position of my digital camera which greatly improved the quality of the photos.


Pharmacosiderite, Richmond Sitting Bull mine, Galena SD. FOV: 0.5mm
Pharmacosiderite, Richmond Sitting Bull mine, Galena SD. FOV: 0.5mm


Pharmacosiderite, Richmond Sitting Bull mine, Galena SD. FOV: 0.5mm 


Cornetite, Nevada

Wurtzite, western Pennsylvania.

My new microscope and digial camera rig.

I bought myself nice starter AMScope stereo microscope with continuous zoom 20x to 90x.
The digital camera is Celestron 5MP  USB camera.  I added a adjustable level LED light ring to complete my digital microscope rig.


This is first 'real' microscope I've purchased capable of capturing digital images.  I own about small Celestron handheld digital microscopes which were cheap and fun to play with.  

Here is the first batch of images I've taken with my AMScope microscope.  Field of View (FOV) various between 0.25 mm to 0.5 mm in these images.  Here is nice article on how to calculate field of view from from Sciencing.com

Mixite Gold Hill Mine, Toole, UT,USA


 Wurtzite, Germany


 Cuprite var chalcotrichite Ajo. AZ, USA


Cornetite, Nevada, USA



Thursday, December 12, 2019

One of my favorite specimens - anhydrite core sample from Oak Island, NS


I have a chance to visit Oak Island in person in  April 2019.  Oak Island, NS.

Friday, August 30, 2019

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