Various minerals and pages.


Gifts and barted minerals.
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To my volcanic page.
The only natural nuclear reactor in the World.
2 billion years ago a strange geological event took place. 15 uranium ore bodies were so enriched that natural reactors were created. It have enabled the science to study an underground nuclear waste deposit after 2 billion years.

Some old pages

Page 3 : Minerals from the Sundsvall area.
Page 4 : Minerals from the Sala silver mine.
Page 7 : Minerals from the Kiruna area.

Non Scandinavian minerals.
Mineral namePicturesIn my collection
Conichalcite
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X
Cylindrite
1
X


Minerals outside of Scandinavia

Purpurite

Purpurite from Namibia.
Bought from a Finnish dealer at the Ylämaa mineral fair 1997-06-28.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Amber

According to a note on the stone, it comes from East Preussia.
Found at the garbage dump in my youth.
(300 dpi, 800x600, 29k)
Aragonite

From Marocco.
I bought this at the local market in Umeå for 50 SKR in 1996, when my girlfriend bought some clothes.
(300 dpi, 800x600, 31k)
Calcite

A single crystalline piece of clear calcite, or as it sometimes are called "Icelandspar".
This is a perfect example of the double refraction of calcite.
Bought in Umeå at Robygge for 7 skr.
Unknown locality.
(300 dpi, 800x600, 78k)
Mica stars, muscovite in the form of stars.
Unknown locality.
Bought in Crete 1996.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Heulandite

From India.
Bought from some russians in Ylämaa.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Stilbite

Stilbite with a nice cluster of apophyllite.
Bought from some russians in Ylämaa.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Pyrite

Unknown location.
I bought this at the Swedish natural historical museum for 15 SKR 10/6 1996.
(300 dpi, 800x600, 68k)
Cylindrite

From Mina Candelana, Poopo, Bolivia.
Bought at the 1997 VAGS mineral fair in Västerås.
(300 dpi, 800x600, 45k)
Turquoise

Unknown locality.
Bought in Crete 1996.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Kimberlite

Kimberlite from Finland. I have promised to not reveal the locality so don't ask ;)
The white mineral in the holes are xonotlite.
Collected 1997-06-24
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Xonotlite

A piece of kimberlite from Finland. The white mineral is xonotlite.
Collected 1997-06-24
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Xonotlite

A piece of kimberlite from Finland. The white mineral is possible xonotlite. It may be some other mineral.
Collected 1997-06-24
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)
Quartz, Agate

A small but very nice looking agate ball. Inside the cavity is small black crystals which I haven't identified yet.
Unknown locality.
Bought in Tärnaby market in 1996.
(300 dpi, 800x600, k)

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If you have some questions, suggestions or comments you are welcome to write me a line or two.


axelsson@acc.umu.se