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Gold, opal, jade ...



Beauty lies all around us, including in the earth beneath our feet as crystalline minerals.

The raw forms of these minerals have an innate beauty
even before they are refined for use in industry, jewellery etc.

I am grateful to the South Australian Museum in Adelaide
for permission to photograph a selection of the collection of minerals.
For further information go to:
http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au


Click on an image for a larger view. Thanks for looking.
Bismuth, furnace melt
Bismuth, furnace melt
Bismuth, furnace melt - detail
Bismuth, furnace melt - detail
Crocoite. Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Crocoite. Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Rhodocrosite. Catamarca, Argentina
Rhodocrosite. Catamarca, Argentina
Gold. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Gold. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Sulphur. Sicily, Italy
Sulphur. Sicily, Italy
Haematite. Cumberland, England
Haematite. Cumberland, England
Gypsum. Mt Gunson, South Australia
Gypsum. Mt Gunson, South Australia
Quartz (var. Amethyst). Vera Cruz, Mexico
Quartz (var. Amethyst). Vera Cruz, Mexico
Beryl (var. Morganite), Pakistan
Beryl (var. Morganite), Pakistan
Opal. Quilpie, Queensland, Australia
Opal. Quilpie, Queensland, Australia
Quartz. Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Quartz. Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Copper hydroxy carbonate. Katanga, Congo
Copper hydroxy carbonate. Katanga, Congo
Mesolite with Stilbite. Maharashtra, India
Mesolite with Stilbite. Maharashtra, India
Fluorite, Illinois, USA
Fluorite, Illinois, USA
Crocoite. Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Crocoite. Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Beryl (var. Aquamarine) with muscovite. Pakistan
Beryl (var. Aquamarine) with muscovite. Pakistan
Galena (Lead sulphide). Bulgaria
Galena (Lead sulphide). Bulgaria
Actinolite (var. nephrite jade). Cowell, South Australia
Actinolite (var. nephrite jade). Cowell, South Australia
Gypsum. Mt Gunson, South Australia
Gypsum. Mt Gunson, South Australia
Celestite. Madagascar
Celestite. Madagascar
Erythrite. Mt Cobalt, Queensland, Australia
Erythrite. Mt Cobalt, Queensland, Australia