Common or Garden Variety Minerals

Minerals that, although they may be be common, can still be interesting and/or aesthetic.
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Cobaltoan calcite from Morocco. Photo 2.5mm across.

Cobaltoan calcite from Morocco. Photo 2.5mm across.

Gypsum with minor pyrite, Mt. Tarrengower, Maldon, Victoria. Photo width 11mm. Stack of 12 images. Some of the crystals are bent.

Gypsum with minor pyrite, Mt. Tarrengower, Maldon, Victoria. Photo width 11mm. Stack of 12 images. Some of the crystals are bent.

Gypsum on fluorite, Pine Mountain, near Murrindal, Victoria. Photo width 5mm. Stack of 10 images.

Gypsum on fluorite, Pine Mountain, near Murrindal, Victoria. Photo width 5mm. Stack of 10 images.

Pyrite, a very common mineral, here in an uncommon form. Montmorillonite globs on acicular pyrite, West Head, Flinders, Victoria. Photo width 2.5mm. Stack of 8 images.

Pyrite, a very common mineral, here in an uncommon form. Montmorillonite globs on acicular pyrite, West Head, Flinders, Victoria. Photo width 2.5mm. Stack of 8 images.

Calcite is one of the most common minerals, but can still be very aesthetic. This one from Bundoora, Victoria. Photo width 11mm. Stack of 23 images.

Calcite is one of the most common minerals, but can still be very aesthetic. This one from Bundoora, Victoria. Photo width 11mm. Stack of 23 images.

Interesting growth lines on this ilmenite crystal from Ballarat. Photo width 2.5mm. Stack of 6 images.

Interesting growth lines on this ilmenite crystal from Ballarat. Photo width 2.5mm. Stack of 6 images.

Colourless albite crystals with a fluorapatite crystal on the left. Lake Boga, Victoria. Width about 4mm. Stack of 35 images.

Colourless albite crystals with a fluorapatite crystal on the left. Lake Boga, Victoria. Width about 4mm. Stack of 35 images.

Goethite, Mt Elliot Mine, Queensland. Photo width 3.5mm. Stack of 17 photos.

Goethite, Mt Elliot Mine, Queensland. Photo width 3.5mm. Stack of 17 photos.

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