Friday, March 29, 2013

Picture of the Day - California Blue Mine Rough

At last year's Nipomo Gem & Mineral Show while trolling the showgrounds looking for dealers for the upcoming Paso Robles Gem & Mineral Show I encountered representatives of the California Blue Mine. They graciously handed me a complimentary sealed paper lunch grab-bag of rough material from their mine. Since that August day I had not bothered to open it up until earlier this week. Above are the opened contents of said bag. They include beryl, variation aquamarine; albite, variation cleavelandite; other feldspar, variation plagioclase and quartz, variation smoky quartz. To see how it all cleaned up view HERE. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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