COOL  ROCKS  &  MINERALS

 

ROCKS  FROM  OUTER  SPACE  &  IMPACT  EVENTS

 

DECORATIVE  STONES

 

GOLD  ORES

 

ROCKS  FROM  OPHIOLITES

 


 

IGNEOUS  ROCKS

 

  CARBONATITES                              VOLCANIC  ROCKS

 

  KIMBERLITES  &  LAMPROITES    IGNEOUS  DIKES

 

  STILLWATER  COMPLEX             KOMATIITES

 

  Norwegian LARVIKITE                    ANORTHOSITES

 

  California LITHIA  PEGMATITE   Russian AGPAITE

 

  GRAPHIC GRANITE                 New Zealand DUNITE

 

  Greenland KAKORTOKITE            PIKE’S  PEAK  GRANITE

 

  African CHROMITITES              Colorado PYROXENITE

 

  Canadian EUDIALYTIC  SYENITE

 

  Canadian  SODALITE-AEGIRINE-ALBITE  PEGMATITE

 

  South African GARNET  LHERZOLITE

 

  Australian SPINEL  LHERZOLITE        Texas LLANITE

 

  Brazilian BEBEDOURITE  &  UGANDITE

 

  Canadian BLAIRMORITE         Butte, Montana COPPER  ORE

 

  Antarctic ALKALINE  PICRITE      Ontario NICKEL ORE

 

  Wisconsin VOLCANOGENIC  MASSIVE  SULFIDE

 

  German OLIVINE  MELILITITE  LAPILLISTONE

 

  Canadian NEPHELINE  SYENITE

 

  Rhode Island CUMBERLANDITE

 

  Colorado MOLYBDENUM  ORE     Wyoming NELSONITE

 

  British MYNYDD  PRESELI  DOLERITE

 


 

SEDIMENTARY  ROCKS

 

  WITWATERSRAND CONGLOMERATE        TIDALITES

 

  Snowball Earth RHYTHMITES          PHOSPHORITES

 

  BANDED  IRON  FORMATIONS  (BIFs)

 

  ISUA, GREENLAND  BIF                 Dead Sea SALT

 

  SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES   

 

  Kenyan LACUSTRINE  CHEMICAL  CHERT

 

  Ontario KOMATIITE-PEBBLE  CONGLOMERATE

 

  South African MANGANESE  ORE

 

  Tasmanian TASMANITE  OIL  SHALE

 

  Canadian SEDEX  SILVER-LEAD-ZINC  ORE

 


 

METAMORPHIC  ROCKS

 

  ACASTA  GNEISS (this used to be the Earth’s oldest rock)

 

  Australian ALBITITE                    Afghanistan LAPIS  LAZULI

 

  North Carolina METADUNITE

                                                            Ontario “MADOCITE

  TECTONIC  BRECCIAS

                                                     Allamoore, Texas TALC

  Alaskan GARNET  SCHIST

                                                    Nevada & Greek SKARNS

  MANHATTAN  SCHIST

                                                            Greek CORUNDITE

  Greenland GREENLANDITE

 

  New Jersey FRANKLIN  MARBLE  &  ZINC  ORE

  (with photos showing mineral fluorescence)

 

  Brazilian SODALITE  METASYENITE

 

  ECLOGITES              RETROGRADE  ECLOGITES

 

  Greek GLAUCOPHANE SCHIST

 

  Australian TOURMALINITE  SILVER  ORE

 

  Nevada METASOMATIZED  PORPHYRITIC  GRANITE

 

  Ontario TACTITE                           Tanzania ANYOLITE

 

  California BENITOITE-NEPTUNITE  VEIN  IN  BLUESCHIST

 

  CLINKER  BED  BRECCIA           Siberian CHAROITITE

 

  Japanese CHERRY  BLOSSOM  STONES

 

  Burmese JADE                                  Greenland “NUUMMITE

 

  Turkish PURPLE  JADE (new)

 

  Siberian BLUE  DIOPSIDITE  SKARN (new)

 


 

MINERALS

 

  Siberian SPERRYLITE             Russian “MOONSTONE(new)

 

  Venezuelan GOLD  CRYSTAL      Sudbury SULFIDES

 

  Arizona AZURITIC  BRECCIA      Australian GLENDONITE

 

  Australian GREEN  ORTHOCLASE

 

  Nevada REALGAR  &  PARAREALGAR

 


 

ODDS & ENDS

 

  Polish SCHALENBLENDE

 

  Utah GILSONITE             CONCRETIONS

 

  East Pacific seafloor MANGANESE  NODULES

 

  MOQUI  MARBLE  CONCRETIONS

 

  CARBONADO DIAMONDITE

 

  “LIESEGANG  BANDING”

 

  CONE-IN-CONE  STRUCTURES          Nevada OPALITE 

 

  East Pacific Rise BLACK  SMOKER  CHIMNEY  ROCK

 

  NORMAL FAULT & REVERSE FAULT

 

  VOLKHOVITES                   Oregon JOSEPHINITE

 

  HAILSTONES                       CAVE  BOXWORK

 

  DIFFERENTIAL  WEATHERING  &  EROSION

 

  SPHEROIDAL WEATHERING

 

  GLACIAL  GROOVES          GEYSERITE

 

  HYALITE  OPAL

 


 

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