Best of New Hampshire Gallery                     Return to mindatnh front page.               Click on image for larger view, size, and locality.
Best photos on mindatnh.org for each species.  Alphabetical listing   From the collections of Tom Mortimer & friends.
Photos may be updated as better choices become available.   In many cases there were several good candidates for best photo, so my choices were somewhat subjective.
Species with a light blue border are from the NH "Rare and Uncommon" gallery and have a high confidence of a correct identification.
Species with a mustard yellow border are from the NH "Rare and Uncommon" gallery and have a fair confidence of a correct identification.
Caption link will take you to page for species and link to more photos in gallery.    Links to "Rare & Uncommon" will require scroll down to desired species.
A μ following the species name indicates this is a micro-mineral specimen with a field of view less than a few millimeters. Most nice crystal examples are micros.
A following the species name is a link to EDS data for this specimen. Confirmation data is provided for less common species.
A * following the species name indicates a reference is provided to analyses of similar specimens from this locality.
A following the species name is a link to another photo of this species or UV of this specimen.
Species - alphabetical page:  [A] (this page) [B]  [C]  [D-E]  [F]  [G]  [H]  [I-L]   [M]  [N-O]  [P]  [Q-R]  [S]  [T]  [U-Z]
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ACANTHITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.7 mm acanthite spear

ACANTHITE μ
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ACTINOLITE-TREMOLITE    Pike Industries Quarry, Beech Hill, Carroll, NH.
1.0 mm field of view
ACTINOLITE μ
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ALBITE on Stilpnomelane   Government Pit, Albany, NH
1.5 mm albite crystal on stilpnomelane
ALBITE μ
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ALLANITE-(Ce)   Government Pit, Albany, NH
4 mm crystal

ALLANITE-(Ce) μ
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AESCHYNITE-(Ce)   Bald Mtn., Ossipee, NH
About 3 mm field of view

AESCHYNITE-(Ce) μ
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ALLUAUDITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3 mm field of view. Dark-green partially embedded crystals

ALLUAUDITE μ
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ALMANDINE   Murphy Prospect, Springfield, NH
3.2 cm crystal

ALMANDINE
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ANATASE    Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.5 mm anatase crystal on quartz crystals

ANATASE μ
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ANDALUSITE var chiastolite    Walmart front rock banking, Rt. 11, Rochester, NH
3.5 cm specimen.

ANDALUSITE var chiastolite
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ANDRADITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
2.1 mm field of view

ANDRADITE μ
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ANGLESITE   Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.7 mm clear crystal

ANGLESITE μ
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ANNITE    Pegmatite near soapstone quarry, Richmond, NH
3.4 cm hexagonal Biotite Mica group crystal

ANNITE
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ANORTHITE    Roadside boulder, Two Mile Road, East Hanover, NH
3 cm specimen. Anorthite crystal cross-section embedded in diabase matrix.

ANORTHITE
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ANTHOPHYLLITE    Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
2.5 cm specimen

ANTHOPHYLLITE
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APATITE-(CaF)   Keyes #1 Mine, Orange, NH
4.5 mm apatite crystal on albite.

APATITE-(CaF)    Fluorapatite
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APATITE-(CaOH)    Valencia Mine, N. Groton, NH
Slender prismatic Apatite-CaOH crystals to 2 mm

APATITE-(CaOH) Hydroxyl   μ
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ARAGONITE    Rt. 101 Road cut, Raymond, NH
1 to 3 mm clear crystals

ARAGONITE μ
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ARFVEDSONITE   Hurricane Mtn., Conway, NH
3.8 cm terminated arfvedsonite crysta. A Don Dallaire specimen & photo

ARFVEDSONITE
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ARROJADITE (group)    Nancy Mine #2, N. Groton, NH
2 cm specimen of glassy, olive-green, arrojadite.

ARROJADITE (group)
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ARSENOPYRITE    Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH
8 mm crystal in Quartz

ARSENOPYRITE
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ARSENIOSIDERITE   Turner Mine, Walpole, NH
4 mm radiating group.     A Bob Wilken specimen & photo.

ARSENOSIDERITE μ
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ASTROPHYLLITE   Hurricane Mtn., Conway, NH
4.2 cm crystal blade, no matrix

ASTROPHYLLITE
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AUGELITE  Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
1.5 mm glassy augelite crystal with inclusions

AUGELITE μ
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AUGITE    Lockes Hill, Gilford, NH
1.2 cm augite crystal weathered from diorite matrix

AUGITE
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AURICHALCITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
1.8 mm field of view

AURICHALCITE μ
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AUTUNITE   Keyes #4 Mine, Orange, NH
2.5 mm crystal

AUTUNITE μ
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AZURITE   Springer Mine, Chesterfield, NH
7 mm field of view. Azurite coating quartz crystal and rhombic siderite crystal

AZURITE
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