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Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

Here are some more images of great specimens and displays organized by the Spirifer Geological Society of Poland at Crystals Days.

 

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

The Stregom area hosts granite with pegmatitic and miarolitic cavities that can produce superb mineral specimens. Here are some and some other specimens, as well.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

Anyone would be proud to find or display this wonderful fluorite crystal specimen, 80mm across, from Stregom. The fluorite is associated with stilbite on feldspar.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

I love this specimen! A perfect smoky quartz crystal wit ha halo of golden stilbite crystals from Stregom. It is about 70mm tall.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

Unusual, superb pseudomorphs of cerussite after phosgenite. They are small, mostly under 20mm but really special.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

Remember we used to see lots of these octahedral galena on sphalerite specimens from Machow, years ago. I haven't seen many for a long time. Here is a nice 160mm specimen.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Three

Poland is famous for it's salt mines but we do not usually see many specimens from there. Here are some awesome ones! The specimen in the centre of the image, from Klodawa is about 280mm long!