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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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SAMARSKITE   Ham-Weeks Quarry, Wakefield, NH
3.5 cm specimen with massive black Samarskite  

SAMARSKITE
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SAMUELSONITE - Type 2   Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 11, N. Groton, NH
Zoom view, 1 cm Embedded blades of oxide stained type 2 samuelsonite

SAMUELSONITE - Type 2
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SARCOPSIDE   Gingrass Farm Locale, Deering, NH
2.3 cm specimen of massive Sarcopside. Ex. Harvard specimen.

SARCOPSIDE
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SANIDINE    Streamside Drive residential construction site, Hooksett-Manchester town line, NH
9 mm field of view. Tabular sanidine crystals in rhyolite matrix.

SANIDINE
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SCHEELITE  Holts Ledge Scheelite Prospect, Lyme, NH
5 cm specimen of massive scheelite. Has bright blue-white fluorescence.

SCHEELITE
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SCHOEPITE-PARASCHOEPITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2 cm specimen with yellow-orange zones of Schoepite/Paraschoepite.

SCHOEPITE-PARASCHOEPITE  
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SCHOONERITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
6 mm field of view. Sprays of bronze-colored Schoonerite on film of green Mitridatite.

SCHOONERITE
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SCHORL   Rice Mine, N. Groton, NH
1.2 cm stubby-prismatic, double terminatred, schorl crystal.

SCHORL
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SCHULENBERGITE   Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH , NH
0.5 mm rosette of platy sky blue Schulenbergite crystals

SCHULENBERGITE μ
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SCORODITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
4 mm field of view. Yellow-green scorodite balls on lollingite with unknown orange mineral.

SCORODITE μ *
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SCORZALITE   Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
1.2 mm scorzalite crystal

SCORZALITE μ
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SEKANINAITE   Rt. 3A road cut near Franklin Dam, Franklin, NH
3 cm specimen. Sekaninaite is blue-gray areas

SEKANINAITE
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SERPIERITE   Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.25 mm spray

SERPIERITE μ
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SICKLERITE  Chandler Mine, Raymond, NH
2.2 cm specimen of massive Sicklerite

SICKLERITE
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SIDERITE   Folsom Brook Locale, Ossipee, NH
2.4 cm specimen of rhombic siderite crystals.

SIDERITE
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SILLIMANITE    Draper Hill, Chesterfield, NH
10 cm specimen with prismatic gray-white sillimanite crystals to 1.7 cm

SILLIMANITE
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SMITHSONITE   Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.1 mm lustrous, cream-colored, balls on bed of iron and manganese oxides.

SMITHSONITE μ
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SODALITE with Nepheline    Red Hill, Horne Farm Quarry, Moultonborough, NH
4.3 cm specimen. Daylight photo & UV photo - click on *.

SODALITE with Nepheline
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SODDYITE   Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH
Yellow very fine acicular Soddyite crust on 3 cm specimen

SODDYITE
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SPESSARTINE   Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
1.3 cm garnet crystals in quartz

SPESSARTINE
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SPHALERITE   Rt. 101 - 101A road cut, Amherst, NH
1.0 mm crystal on babingtonite

SPHALERITE μ
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SPODUMENE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5.4 cm specimen of spodumene in quartz

SPODUMENE
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STAUROLITE    Pearl Lake staurolite locale (Pond Hill), Lisbon, NH
3 cm specimen

STAUROLITE
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STEWARTITE    Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
1.5 mm stewartite crystal cluster

STEWARTITE μ
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STILBITE   Rt. 101 - 101A road cut, Amherst, NH
4 mm field of view

STILBITE μ
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STILPNOMELANE   Moose Pocket, Albany, NH
Stilpnomelane spheres to 1 mm.

STILPNOMELANE μ
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STOLZITE    Red Ridge, North Moat Mtn., Bartlett, NH
1 mm pale yellow, blocky, Stolzite crystal on Albite

STOLZITE μ
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STRENGITE (pink) with Rockbridgeite   Fletcher Mine, N. Groton, NH
2.2 mm fov.

STRENGITE with Rockbridgeite μ
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STRUNZITE    Palermo Mine, pod 3 N. Groton, NH
4 mm field of view

STRUNZITE μ
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SULFUR   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
0.1 mm, (very tiny), clear to pale yellow balls of Sulfur

SULFUR μ
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SYNCHYSITE-(Ce)   Rt. 11 storm drain excavation, near Lake Shore Park, Gilford, NH
0.4 mm hexagonal, reddish, zoned, Synchysite-(Ce) crystal.

SYNCHYSITE-(Ce) μ
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