from Washington State


 
Curved QUARTZ
Altoona Area Quarries
 
QUARTZ (Japan-law twin) with LUINAITE-(OH)
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Radial LUINAITE-(OH) clusters on QUARTZ
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
QUARTZ (Japan-law twin) with perched LUINAITE-(OH)
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Iridescent GOETHITE coating LUINAITE-(OH)
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
QUARTZ with delicate, green sprays of LUINAITE-(OH)
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Tabular QUARTZ crystal with LUINAITE-(OH) inclusions
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Lustrous bladed STIBNITE with radial LUINAITE-(OH) and minor QUARTZ
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Submetallic black FERBERITE with LUINAITE-(OH) on QUARTZ matrix
Bald Hornet Claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)
 
Drusy QUARTZ spheres on ropey CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
CALCITE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
STILBITE amygdule in basalt
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
Drusy QUARTZ with light-green jasper
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
Flower of CALCITE on CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
COPPER wire on CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
UNIDENTIFIED mineral #1 on black CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
CALCITE on CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
CHABAZITE (phacolite-twinned) with minor COPPER
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
UNIDENTIFIED mineral #2
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
L…VYNE amygdules in basalt
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
Complex COPPER wire on CLINOCHLORE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
COPPER wire on light-green botryoidal clay matrix
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
HEULANDITE
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
CALCITE crystallized as a spherical aggregate of small crystals
Beaver Valley Quarry
 
ANDRADITE garnet
Bessemer Ridge
 
HEMATITE and QUARTZ pseudomporph after unidentified mineral EPIDOTE ?
Bessemer Ridge
 
QUARTZ and HEMATITE pseudomporph after unidentified mineral EPIDOTE ?
Bessemer Ridge
 
Spherical COWLESITE on CHLORITE
Big Tree Creek
 
Tabular EPISTILBITE
Big Tree Creek
 
SMITHSONITE
Black Rock Mine
 
STILPNOMELANE in matrix QUARTZ
Blanchard Hill
 
STILPNOMELANE in matrix QUARTZ and green chert
Blanchard Hill
 
CALCITE flat rhombohedron
Cadman High Rock Quarry
 
PYRITE coating CALCITE and drusy QUARTZ
Cadman Quarry
 
CALCITE flat rhombohedra on CALCITE pseudomorphs after prismatic ARAGONITE
Cadman Quarry
 
CALCITE
Cadman Quarry
 
Banded blue-gray QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony)
Cadman Quarry
 
CALCITE and QUARTZ with (CALCITE + QUARTZ) pseudomorphs aft ARAGONITE
Cadman Quarry
 
Blue-gray drusy QUARTZ with CALCITE
Cadman Quarry
 
CALCITE (twinned)
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
CHABAZITE (penetration-twinned)
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
CHABAZITE (multiple penetration-twinned)
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
MORDENITE
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
MORDENITE with Fe-silicate clay
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
Bluish-gray THOMSONITE-Ca spheres on ANALCIME druse
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
COWLESITE spheres within basalt amygdule
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
Globular PYRITE with white CALCITE
Capitol Forest Quarries
 
Slightly amethystine QUARTZ crystal with hopper along prism face
Cedar Ponds
 
Slightly amethystine QUARTZ exhibiting Muzo habit
Cedar Ponds
 
Sceptered QUARTZ cluster
Clipper View Claim
 
QUARTZ scepter with cubic PYRITE inclusion
reflected in all six termination faces
Clipper View Claim
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ
Clipper View Claim
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ with fluorescent phantom under short-wave ultraviolet light
Clipper View Claim
 
GOETHITE pseudomorph after SIDERITE on QUARTZ
Clipper View Claim
 
QUARTZ cluster with scepters
Clipper View Claim
 
QUARTZ scepter on matrix
Clipper View Claim
 
Partially coated BOURNONITE with SPHALERITE and QUARTZ
Coney Basin Mine
 
Lustrous crude hexagonal MOLYBDENITE crystals in massive white QUARTZ
Crown Point Mine
 
Cluster of AUTUNITE with META-AUTUNITE rims
Daybreak Mine
 
AUTUNITE cluster with META-AUTUNITE rims
Daybreak Mine
 
"Raspberry" QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepter containing inclusions of HEMATITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
K FELDSPAR (Var: Adularia) with GROSSULAR garnet and minor EPIDOTE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
GROSSULAR garnet and naturally etched CALCITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
HEMATITE "rose"
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
Terminated radial EPIDOTE spray
with perched
QUARTZ
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
"Raspberry" QUARTZ scepter with HEMATITE inclusions and rosettes
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
"Raspberry" QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepter
with
HEMATITE inclusions
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
"Raspberry" QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst)
scepter cluster containing inclusions of
HEMATITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
QUARTZ scepter with HEMATITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
Double-terminated Japan-law twin QUARTZ on matrix
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ cluster
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
Fluorescent SCHEELITE on skarn matrix
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
QUARTZ with green CHLORITE inclusions
and red
GROSSULAR garnet
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
QUARTZ scepter cluster
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
HEDENBERGITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
Botryoidal blue OPAL coating a broken QUARTZ crystal
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
High quality "raspberry" QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepter containing inclusions of HEMATITE
Denny Mountain Skarn
 
AUGITE phenocryst in tuffaceous matrix
Doty Hills
 
AUGITE phenocrysts looking down the b-axis
left: {100} twinned crystal

right: monoclinic crystal

Doty Hills
 
AUGITE {100} twinned crystal with distinct overgrowth zoning
Doty Hills
 
QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony) - "Ellensburg Blue"
Ellensburg Area
 
Polished QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony) - "Ellensburg Blue"
Ellensburg Area
 
Smoky QUARTZ with inclusions of ARFVEDSONITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
ARFVEDSONITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
BASTNAESITE-(Ce)
Golden Horn Batholith
 
CALCIOHILAIRITE on MICROCLINE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
GADOLINITE-(Ce)
Golden Horn Batholith
 
BASTNAESITE-(Ce) (not confirmed, visual identification) with MICROCLINE on ARFVEDSONITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
GENTHELVITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
MICROCLINE with ARFVEDSONITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
OKANOGANITE and ZIRCON
Golden Horn Batholith
 
ZEKTZERITE
Golden Horn Batholith
 
ZEKTZERITE crystal in small miarolitic cavity with matrix ZEKTZERITE in alkali granite
Golden Horn Batholith
 
Gemmy QUARTZ (Var: Smokey)
Golden Horn Batholith
 
Gemmy QUARTZ (Var: Smokey) with fiery red ASTROPHYLLITE inclusion
Golden Horn Batholith
 
RIEBECKITE with asbestiform termination
Golden Horn Batholith
 
Rhombohedral SIDERITE with amorphous iron silicate (yellow)
Golden Horn Batholith
 
ZIRCON in miarolitic cavity
Golden Horn Batholith
 
OKANOGANITE (fourling twin) in miarolitic cavity
Golden Horn Batholith
 
PYROMORPHITE
Grandview Mine
 
Brilliant PYRITE intergrown with GOETHITE
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Rough and Cut QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst)
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ with pyritihedral PYRITE inclusion
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepters on matrix
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ crystal
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ crystal on QUARTZ cluster
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Sceptered QUARTZ cluster
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) with enhydro
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ (Var: [light] Smokey)
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ with fluorescent phanton (under short-wave ultraviolet light)
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Sceptered QUARTZ crystal with enhydro
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ cluster
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Large Japan-law twin QUARTZ crystal
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Sub-metallic GOETHITE partially coating QUARTZ
Green Ridge Breccia
 
Complex PYRITE
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ scepter (Var: Amethyst) with partial limonite coating
Green Ridge Breccia
 
QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepter
Hansen Creek
 
ANATASE
Hansen Creek
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ cluster
Hansen Creek
 
CHRYSOCOLLA
Hansen Creek
 
Amethystine QUARTZ scepters
Hansen Creek
 
GOETHITE partial pseudomorph after PYRITE
Lower photo shows a close-up of the cube.
Small octahedral modifications are visible.
Hansen Creek
 
Botryoidal CHRYSOCOLLA
Hansen Creek
 
CHALCOPYRITE
Hansen Creek
 
QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony) - Carnelian agate
Kalama Area
 
QUARTZ cluster on matrix with gemmy scepter
Katie Belle Breccia
 
ELECTRUM grains within dark gray bands of NAUMANNITE and white QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony)
Knob Hill Mine (Golden Promise Mine)
 
Slab of banded Au-Ag ore with NAUMANNITE and QUARTZ (Var: Chalcedony)
Knob Hill Mine (Golden Promise Mine)
 
Peach-colored STILBITE
Lewis River Area
 
Opaque white/light green APOPHYLLITE "flower"
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
APOPHYLLITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
Yellow CALCITE and white STILBITE on basalt matrix
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
Lustrous light green HEULANDITE with STILBITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
HEULANDITE with CHLORITE inclusions, APOPHYLLITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
Translucent to gemmy HEULANDITE on black CHLORITE matrix
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
White STILBITE on light green APOPHYLLITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
Pink HEULANDITE on a bed of white STILBITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
STILBITE and a white spray of dehydrated LAUMONTITE (LEONHARDITE) on CHLORITE
Lucky Strike Pit (Manke Pit)
 
Zoned copper-bearing AUTUNITE cluster
Midnite Mine
 
Copper-bearing AUTUNITE cluster
Midnite Mine
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ
Mount Teneriffe
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ with phantoms
Mount Teneriffe
 
Japan-law twin QUARTZ cluster
Mount Teneriffe
 
Complex Japan-law twin QUARTZ with "double" termination
Mount Teneriffe
 
CALCITE clay concretion
North Fork of the Skykomish River
 
Clay and CALCITE concretion
North Fork of the Skykomish River
 
CALCITE sand and clay concretions
North Fork of the Skykomish River
 
QUARTZ with SPHALERITE inclusion?
Pend Oreille Mine
 
BARITE druse on CALCITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
Filiform PYRITE with PALYGORSKITE on CALCITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
CALCITE on PLAYGORSKITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
Floater CALCITE with PALYGORSKITE inclusion
Pend Oreille Mine
 
GALENA with CALCITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
Golden BARITE on PALYGORSKITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
CALCITE with PALYGORSKITE and minor PYRITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
PYROBITUMEN in matrix
Pend Oreille Mine
 
Sheet-like PALYGORSKITE
Pend Oreille Mine
 
SCOLECITE
Pioneer Quarry
 
Rhombohedral CALCITE on dehydrated LAUMONTITE (LEONHARDITE)
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
STILBITE
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
STILBITE and dehydrated LAUMONTITE (LEONHARDITE)
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
CALCITE and THOMSONITE-Ca
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
Radial color-zoned THOMSONITE-Ca
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
THOMSONITE-Ca
Radial color-zoned and terminated

Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
Dehydrated LAUMONTITE (LEONHARDITE) on CALCITE
Port Ludlow Area Quarry
 
ARSENOPYRITE
Quartz Creek Mine (Rainy Mine)
 
TALC pseudomorph after ANTHOPHYLLITE ? with COVELLITE
Quartz Creek Mine (Rainy Mine)
 
Light bluish-gray TALC pseudomorph after ANTHOPHYLLITE ? with PYRITE and minor QUARTZ
Quartz Creek Mine (Rainy Mine)
 
QUARTZ (Var: Jasper), orbicular jasper
Rialto Beach
 
QUARTZ (Var: Jasper), orbicular jasper, concentrically zoned
Rialto Beach
 
QUARTZ (Var: Jasper), orbicular jasper, cut and polished
Rialto Beach
 
QUARTZ (Var: Jasper), orbicular jasper, cut and polished detail
Rialto Beach
 
ALMANDINE garnet (gemmy pink to orange) and MAGNETITE (dark gray) sand.
Clear sand grains are likely zircon crystals.
Rialto Beach
 
Dark-gray, metallic PYROLUSITE (likely combined with other manganese oxides)
found interstitial to
QUARTZ (Var: Jasper) - orbicular jasper,
cut and polished
Rialto Beach
 
Radiating NATROLITE
Robertson Pit
 
Twinned CALCITE perced on NATROLITE
Robertson Pit
 
ANALCIME
Robertson Pit
 
White APOPHYLLITE and NATROLITE
Robertson Pit
 
Radiating NATROLITE cluster
Robertson Pit
 
Twinned CALCITE
Robertson Pit
 
Radiating NATROLITE on dehydrated ANALCIME
Robertson Pit
 
NATROLITE and CALCITE
Robertson Pit
 
Radiating NATROLITE cluster on basalt matrix
Robertson Pit
 
Gemmy ANALCIME trapezohedron
Robertson Pit
 
NATROLITE flower
Robertson Pit
 
CHABAZITE
Rock Candy Mountain Road Cut
 
L…VYNE
Rock Candy Mountain Road Cut
 
Aesthetic white sprays of MORDENITE
Rock Creek
 
Dogtooth CALCITE on red HEULANDITE
Rock Creek
 
Aesthetic white sprays of MORDENITE on red HEULANDITE
Rock Creek
 
Honey-colored PAULINGITE-K with radial hemisphers of colorless PHILLIPSITE-K and ERIONITE-K needles
Rock Island Dam
 
CINNABAR
Royal Reward Mine
 
Lustrous, translucent REALGAR
Royal Reward Mine
 
REALGAR crystals, etched out of calcite
larges crystal is 2.5 mm

Royal Reward Mine
 
REALGAR cluster
Royal Reward Mine
 
Gemmy REALGAR etched from calcite on QUARTZ
Royal Reward Mine
 
Gemmy acicular REALGAR etched from calcite on brecciated rock matrix
Royal Reward Mine
 
"Rice" QUARTZ
South Fork Toutle River
 
BARITE with QUARTZ and PYRITE
Spruce Ridge
 
PYRITE and QUARTZ
Spruce Ridge
 
CHALCOPYRITE epitactic on PYRITE
Spruce Ridge
 
PYRITE
Spruce Ridge
 
QUARTZ with ANKERITE
Spruce Ridge
 
BARITE perched on QUARTZ "flower"
Spruce Ridge
 
QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepter on QUARTZ
Spruce Ridge
 
QUARTZ cluster with QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst) scepters
Spruce Ridge
 
Rehealed and sceptered QUARTZ splay
Spruce Ridge
 
ANKERITE "rose" perched on QUARTZ
Spruce Ridge
 
Light amethystine QUARTZ scepter cluster
Spruce Ridge
 
Stacked ANKERITE crystals on QUARTZ
Spruce Ridge
 
SPHALERITE crystal on ANKERITE
Spruce Ridge
 
Octahedral PYRITE
Spruce Ridge
 
BORNITE with CHALCOPYRITE
Sunset Mine
 
MALACHITE with BORNITE
Sunset Mine
 
BORNITE (cut and polished)
Sunset Mine
 
Crystalline GOLD wire
Swauk Creek Mine
 
Crystalline wire GOLD
Swauk Creek Mine
 
Complex crystalline wire GOLD
Swauk Creek Mine
 
AUTUNITE and META-AUTUNITE cluster
Triple H&J Mine
 
ZOISITE (Var: THULITE )
Tunk Creek
 
Lilac-colored CLINOCHLORE (Var: Chomian Chlinochlore) with UVAROVITE and CHROMITE
Twin Sisters Mountian
 
Green CHROMIO-PARGASITE megacrysts in dunite
Twin Sisters Mountian
 
Black, banded cumulate CHROMITE crystals in dunite
Twin Sisters Mountian
 
Vibrant lilac-colored CLINOCHLORE (Var: Chomian Chlinochlore) with UVAROVITE and CHROMITE
Twin Sisters Mountian
 
Lilac-colored CLINOCHLORE (Var: Chomian Chlinochlore)
Twin Sisters Mountian
 
Radial white SCOLECITE on basalt matrix
Venersborg
 
HEDENBERGITE cluster
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
CLINOZOISITE
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Gemmy GROSSULAR garnet
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
PREHNITE
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
AXINITE with GROSSULAR garnet
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Greenish-brown GROSSULAR garnet crystals partially coating QUARTZ
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Blocky PREHNITE crystals on black HEDENBERGITE
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Gemmy GROSSULAR garnet cluster
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Small cluster with small Japan-Law twin and associated garnet
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
CLINOZOISITE with HEDENBERGITE and GROSSULAR garnet
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
QUARTZ epimorph after CALCITE (view from front, side and bottom)
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
Gemmy TITANITE
Vesper Peak Skarn
 
QUARTZ (Var: Amethyst), CALCITE rose
Walker Valley
 
Rods of SIDERITE intergrown within a basalt amygdule.
Walker Valley
 
ACTINOLITE in TALC matrix
Wenatchee Ridge
 
ACTINOLITE and TALC
Wenatchee Ridge
 
Massive cleaved CALCITE with zoning
Wenatchee Ridge
 
CHRYSOTILE
Wenatchee Ridge
 
FUCHSITE on quartz-rich matrix
Wenatchee Ridge
 
PYRITE cubes in matrix
Wenatchee Ridge
 
Gemmy ACTINOLITE and TALC
Wenatchee Ridge