Post ones you like, your collections and purchases, etc.
Pyrite (Fools Gold) Cubic Cluster
Azurite (Blue) with Malachite (Green)
Heliodor (Yellow Beryl)
Bismuth (Hopper Crystal Formation)
Diamond in its matrix, Kimberlite
Obsidian (Volcanic Glass Rock)
Pele’s Hair (Volcanic Glass Fiber) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%27s_hair
Purple Fluorite with Quartz
Stalactitic Gem Silica Arizona Geode (Blue Chalcedony)
Megalodon Tooth (with banana for scale)
Quartz with Hematite and Rutile
Rainbow (Titanium Treated) Quartz
>>2914847Amazing.I'm not sure what this is, but I found it on the beach a while ago, in New England.Much heavier than any other rock of the same size. I have a feeling it's a meteorite, but I've never gotten it checked. It also has a weird indentation on it, like a profile view of somebodies thumb.Any ideas?
Yellow, Green, and Blue Calcite
>>2914874Geologist here.It could be a meteorite, I'd definitely get it checked. Is it magnetic?other possibilities are industrial slag or perhaps a manganese oxide nodule of some sort. But it does look similar enough to some meteorites that I'd definitely get it looked at.something that size would be worth hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars if it's a meteorite.
Ruby (Red Corundum)
Sapphire (Blue Corundum)
Emerald (Green Beryl)
Cave of the CystalsNaica, Chihuahua, MexicoSelenite (Gypsum)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_the_Crystals
>>2914886It's slightly magnetic with common refrigerator magnets. They won't stick, but you can feel it pull.I'm pretty sure I have a piece of slag too. Got kind of excited again until it dried off and you could really tell. Slag to the left, and only weighs half as much. Not sure I've seen the oxide before, but in pics I can see some similarities.Wow, that's impressive. I'm not sure if I'd sell it though. I've had it for so long. It's become quite important.I mean, a few thousand... I'd have to think really hard about that.
Crazy Lace Agate
Prudent Maw Plume Agate
Amethyst (Quartz) Spherical Geode
Ammonite Fossil (Opalized)
Sunset Fire Opal
Francevillite https://listverse.com/2013/03/07/10-most-deadly-rocks-and-minerals/amp/ Also, minerals that can kill you
>>2914975A Galena that isn’t for ants
Various Coral Rocks
>>2914874I thought slag when I first saw it but geobro may be right about meteorite
Aragonite Star Cluster
>>2914910>>2914984I'm not saying it's a meteorite, it's probably slag.I'm just saying he should get it checked out
Amber with Insect Inclusion
Aquamarine (Blue Beryl)
Holly Blue Agate
Petrified Wood with Quartz
Morganite (Pink Beryl)
Worlds Largest Quartz Crystal Cluster
Worlds Largest Faceted Cerussite
Worlds Largest Halite (Salt) Crystal Merkers Potash MineThuringia, Germany
Worlds Largest Amethyst Geode
Blue Kyanite Cluster
Australian Boulder Opal
Great thread OP, rocks are amazing
Chrysocolla With Malachite
>>2915152Jesus Christ, Marie
Here’s my rock collection piled in a big clam shell.I’ve got some more stuff hang on
>>2915214My big blue agate rock
>>2915216Here’s a bunch of artificial rubies and sapphires my big brother gave me for Christmas
>>2915218Sapphire ruby side by side
>>2915221My zirconia and pear cut ruby
>>2915223And lastly, a lapis lazuli egg
>>2915196>Bismuth Geodeeh, thats not how that works
Just discovered this thread, amazing.
Polished Malachite, Banded Striped and Circular Banded Pattern
Black Tourmalinated Quartz
Polished Green Onyx as Sherry Glasses
4.5 Billion Year Old Fukang Meteorite (Pallasite)
based thread have nothing to contribute but minerals are cool
A small portion of my collection from 3 years ago. I'm pretty vanilla with my favorites, I love a nice Lodolite or amphibole quartz. Been looking to get some ardfredsonite for a while now.
Black Fire Opal
Ametrine, a combination of Amethyst and Citrine
Why don't you ever show up on /v/ anymore?
Desert Rose Cluster (Gypsum)
>>2915338Are these natural stones or man made? I read that opalite is a man made glass and I'm confused.
>>2915867Opalites are a man-made glass. There do exist natural Opalites, however.But those light blueish tumbled Opalites are man made.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opalitehttps://www.opalauctions.com/learn/opal-information/opal-vs-opalite-what-differencehttps://pinkcamelboutique.com/blog/cultured-opal-vs-pure-opal/
>>2915945Woah there's a tiny nebula in there.
Dam these are some heckin’ pet rocks/ rock buddies m8t
Guess I can post a bit of my collection
The pyrite sphere is one of my favorites
Some various aura quartz
Piece of amethyst I found in the trash
Some rose quartz, weighs about 30 pounds, largest piece in my collection.
Some more random ones, mainly fossils
Some septarian under black light
A fossil I found. I usually find either shells or ferns, not much around here
A selenite sphere along with some carvings
Same bismuth as before just zoomed in because I think it looks cool
I have some kind of dinosaur claw. not sure what its from though. Ive had it since middle school and havent had it looked at. its one of my favorites.
I won a block of petrified wood at a mineral show raffle similar to pic. My favorite in my collection. Years later I cant find it. MFW my parents probably threw it out.
>>2916024I also have a fossil of some sort and some kind of fossilized bone. I have a megalodon tooth somewhere but i cant find it.
Native Platinum from Russia
Calcite colored by chalcotrichite in a gossan matrix from Bisbee AZ
Clinoclase on liroconite, Wheal Gorland, Cornwall, UK
Dioptase on cerussite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Suggestive looking neptunite between 2 crystals of benitoite, Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito Co, California
Macle-twinned diamond, South Africa
This one I actually own, though obviously the dealer could spring for nicer photography than I can.Multi-colored mottramite coating an unusually large wulfenite crystal, Tsumeb, Namibia
Micromount of reticulated langite, Clara Mine, Germany
>>2916000>>2915997These are pretty cool desu
Pink tourmaline spray
Post-mining chalcanthite at the Copper Junction Workings, Ord Mountain, California
Wulfenite with chalcedony coating, Finch Mine, Arizona
>>2915991How old are you? I wanna not feel like a goober for my collection being so tiny in comparison
>>291608220, I’ve been collecting a bit since a I was child but only these past few years I really started being serious about it
>>2916086You must be one rich 20 year old. The stuff I've looked at on eBay costs an arm and a leg.
Bumping this thread. My gf has a pretty decent rock collection, I'll post some pics later
>>2915386That's a really fukang old rock.
>>2915386what a dope picture
>>2915991>>2915993>>2915994>>2915995This is a really neat collection. I'm jealous. I love how it's displayed.
>>2914924That's fucking amazing.
>>2914874I'd put 100 bucks on it being slag