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.
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Multiple photos of the quartz species are included because of the great variations of habit and color exhibited in New Hampshire examples. Quartz is also the most common mineral encountered by beginning collectors.
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QUARTZ - var. Smoky   N. Sugarloaf Mtn., Bethlehem, NH
2.8 cm, jet black, Quartz crystal with Microcline  

QUARTZ - var. Smoky
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QUARTZ - var. Milky    Rt. 101 Road Cut, Raymond, NH
4.2 cm, double terminated quartz crystal

QUARTZ - var. Milky
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QUARTZ var. Amethyst   Rt. 2 road cut, Randolf, NH
8 cm high specimen

QUARTZ var. Amethyst
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QUARTZ var. Chalcedony    King Rd. Joppa Hill, Bedford, NH
10 cm specimen. Orange chalcedony in milky quartz.

QUARTZ var Chalcedony
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QUARTZ var. Chalcedony    From a boulder 100 yards back from Rt. 156, about one half mile north of Nottingham/Raymond line, Nottingham, NH
8 cm field of view

QUARTZ var. Chalcedony

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QUARTZ var. Jasper   Moat Mtn., Albany, NH
9 cm specimen


QUARTZ var. Jasper
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QUARTZ - Pseudomorph   Rt. 11 Brookside Crossing, Gilford, NH
3 mm tabular quartz pseudomorph crystals

QUARTZ Pseudomorph μ
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QUARTZ    Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
3 mm iron-stained quartz septer crystal

QUARTZ - Iron stained scepter μ

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RAMSBECKITE   Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.4 mm crystal

RAMSBECKITE μ *
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REALGAR-ORPIMENT    Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
1 mm field of view. Crusty mass of orpiment-realgar

REALGAR-ORPIMENT μ
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REDDINGITE  Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
8 mm field of view

REDDINGITE μ
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RHODOCHROSITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.2 mm pale-pink balls of rhodochrosite on siderite

RHODOCHROSITE μ
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RHODONITE (Mixture with spessartine & rhodochrosite)    Tower Hill Rhodonite Locale, Hinsdale, NH
2.8 cm specimen. Massive pink rhodonite, spessartine & rhodochrosite mixture.

RHODONITE
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RIEBECKITE   North Moat Mtn., Bartlett, NH
2 cm mass of fibrous riebeckite

RIEBECKITE
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RITTMANNITE   Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
6 mm field of view

RITTMANNITE μ *
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ROCKBRIDGEITE mangoan    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.6 mm clump of rockbridgeite balls on mitridatite

ROCKBRIDGEITE mangoan    μ   
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ROMANÈCHITE   Mine Ledge, Surry, NH
3.7 cm specimen. Romanechite balls with micro blades of hematite

ROMANÈCHITE
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ROSASITE mangoan    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.1 mm turquiose-colored Rosasite balls with blue Linarite

ROSASITE    μ   
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RUTHERFORDINE   Chickering Mine, Walpole, NH
1.5 mm field of view

RUTHERFORDINE    μ   
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RUTILE    South of Soapstone Quarry, Richmond, NH
6 mm width lustrous bypyramidal rutile crystal.

RUTILE
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