Best of New Hampshire Gallery                     Return to mindatnh front page.               Click on image for larger view, size, and locality.
Best photos on 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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MAGNESIOHORNBLENDE    Soapstone Quarry, Richmond, NH
3.7 cm specimen. Intergrowth of black-green magnesiohornblende blades

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MAGNETITE   Wellington Rd., Manchester, NH
2.3 cm magnetite crystal on 5 cm specimen. Crystal faces show stepped triangular structure.

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MAGNESITE    Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
8 mm magnesite crystal

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MALACHITE    Pierce Mine, Chesterfield, NH
7 mm Malachite spray on iron stained Quartz

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MARCASITE    Palermo Mine, Groton, NH
1.2 mm crystal

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MARIALITE (Scapolite group)    Lockes Hill, Gilford, NH
3 cm specimen with white embedded prismatic marialite crystals.

MARIALITE (Scapolite group)
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MEIONITE (Scapolite group)    Joppa Hill, Bedford, NH
3.5 mm terminated crystal

MEIONITE (Scapolite group)   μ  
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MELANTERITE    Ledge behind Rt. 102 retail site, Londonderry, NH
2.4 cm specimen

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MESSELITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Clear messelite crystal spear in center is 0.3 mm. With orange scalenohedrons of siderite.

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METASWITZERITE    Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
4 cm specimen with bronze-colored metaswitzerite on gray-blue triphylite

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METAVIVIANITE    Chickering Mine, Walpole, NH
0.2 mm green metavivianite crystal. (A fair photo, but morphology is evident.)

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METAZEUNERITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
1.0 mm field of view

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MICROCLINE    Lovejoy Pit, Conway, NH
A 12 inch specimen !

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MICROLITE    Government Pit, Albany, NH
1.2 mm honey yellow, octahedral, Microlite crystal on feldspar matrix

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MILARITE   The Ravine locale, Moat Mtn, Bartlett, NH
2.1 cm crystal. A Don Dallaire specimen & photo.

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MITRIDATITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
8 mm field of view. Powdery green mitridatite coating rhombic siderite crystals.

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MOLYBDENITE    Holt's Ledge, Lyme, NH
2.8 cm specimen, 1 cm Molybdenite hexagonal crystal

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MONAZITE-(Ce)   Bald Mtn., Ossipee, NH
1.8 mm Monazite-(Ce) crystal on albite. A good photo of an unusual monazite crystal habit.

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MONTEBRASITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.7 mm montebrasite crystal impaling a quartz crystal

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MONTMORILLONITE   Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH
9 cm specimen with pink, soft (clay-like) montmorillonite and black biotite

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MORAESITE   Chickering Mine, Walpole, NH
1 mm moraesite spray

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MUSCOVITE   Hobart Hill Mine, Hebron, NH
2.2 cm hexagonal Muscovite crystal .

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