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Mineral samples

This post has been written so as to share some images of minerals for someone interested in sourcing samples. The identity of some samples is uncertain. Most were purchased in rock shops.

 Unknown sample from Alberta, Canada

This sample was sent to me by some school students. Their teacher had collected it in a creek.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Gneiss – South Island, New Zealand

Collected from a river bed on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, this would have been uplifted by interaction of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Stitchtite – Tunnel Hill, Tasmania, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Chalcedony – Lune River, Tasmania, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Smoky Quartz – Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Pyrite – Roseberg, Tasmania, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Peanutwood (opalite) – Western Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

unknown – Marra Creek, New South Wales, Australia

My first permanent teaching position was in an isolated one teacher school. The countryside was relatively flat with few rock outcrops. I haven’t identified the rock.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Jade/Nephrite – South Island, New Zealand

This was an off cut bought in a jewellery manufacturing shop.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Opalised wood – Victoria, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Malachite – Nymagee, New South Wales, Australia

Nymagee is a small town once with active copper mines. This rough sample was collected near an old mine entrance.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

fossilised wood – Victoria, Australia

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

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