Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rock Photography Set II

The following images I captured in the Rocks & Relics booth at Gem Faire this past weekend in Sandy, Utah.This is my second serious attempt at posed and in some cases close-up aesthetic photography of minerals and fossils.

Stibnite; China

Rock crystal quartz skull; Brazil

Vanadinite on Barite; Morocco

Rock crystal quartz carvings; Brazil

Quartz crystals; Brazil
Botryoidal Malachite (Brain Malachite); Congo

Amethyst crystal cluster; Uruguay

Druzy Amethyst stalagtites; Uruguay

Brazilian Quartz crystal and Moroccan Vanadinite crystal cluster

Rock crystal quartz carvings: Brazil

Rocks & Relics booth

Tiger Iron cabachon pendants; Australia

Labradorite: Madagascar

Labradorite; Madagascar

Fossil Ammonite; Madagascar

Smokey Quartz crystal; Brazil

Amethyst; Uruguay

Smokey Quartz; Brazil

Fossil Ammonite; Morocco

Smokey Quartz phantoms; Brazil

Quartz crystal; Brazil

Quartz crystals & stalagtites; Azurite, Native Copper, et al

Spheres of Jasper, Sodalite, and Moss Agate

Fossil Ammolite Ammonite; Madagascar

Petrified Wood log segment; Indonesia

Fossil Ammonite paired halves; Madagascar

Quartz crystal with other minerals in background.

All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)


  1. Oooooooooo yeah-waaay nice. I'll wager those Ammonites weigh a small ton, but they're sweet. Thanks for sharing the drool tools. :-)

  2. The Ammonites are not as heavy as you might think... did you get the parcel I sent you?

  3. I would like to get my hands on all of them!

  4. I especially love the Jasper spheres.

  5. I also meant to include the sodalite and moss agate. I love those spheres.

  6. Love your site and information and wanderings....Jackie

  7. Thanks, Andy, Kylie, and Jackie!