Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 4 issue 10

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 10 is now available here. This month, in this 80 page full-colour issue we have the following articles: Editorial Scottish Mineral Show. Been missing mineral shows? Dagmara reports on the recently-held Scottish Mineral Show....

Byaduk Caves, Western Victoria

Went out for a drive today to see the Byaduk Caves on the western slope of Mount Napier, western Victoria. Mount Napier is thought to have erupted around 40,000 years ago, so geologically is still young. The volcano is mainly...

Mineral Chronicles vol 4 issue 9…

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 9 is now available here. This month, in this 73 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: A short note on the occurrence of Molybdenite at Mount Stronach, Tasmania. Having visited and collected...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 8

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 8 is now available here.This month, in this 82 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 1, Part 6 – Babingtonite to bayldonite. The next installment of a...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 7

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 7 is now available. This month, in this 104 page full-colour issue, there is lots of blue! And we have the following articles: Mineral Snippet – Goosecreekite Turquoise in Massive and Crystal Forms –...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 6…

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 6 is now available. This month, in this 68 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Bob Rothenberg Mineral Snippet – Babingtonite Collecting at the Old Yuma Mine, Arizona. Rolf takes us to...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 5…

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 5 is now available. This month, in this 78 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Prehnite Occurrence in the Chaillol Massif, France. On the hunt for prehnite and other minerals with Stephane...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 4…

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 4 is now available. This month, in this 59 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Mineral Snippet – Hausmannite Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 1, Part 2 – Allargentum to Angastonite. The...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 3

Monthly Mineral Chronicles volume 4 issue 3 is now available. This month, in this 90 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Shows and Stuff… Slowly moving to a “Covid Normal”. One Show at a time. Illustrated Minerals of...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 2

Monthly Mineral Chronicles volume 4 issue 2 is now available. This month, in this 75 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: The Show Must Go On [Line] – a Virtual Tucson show! Story of an Old Mineral Collection...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 1

Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 4 issue 1 is now available. For the start of a new year, one full of hope(!), we have a new look. This month, in this 58 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Cutting...

Google Maps Satellite View…

Google Maps Satellite View (or Google Earth) is a technology that can be very helpful in locating places of interest with a view to potentially visiting (subject, of course, to having the necessary permission). This image of an area in...

New Victoria Mine, Waterloo

With the kids away, we went for a picnic Xmas lunch today. Came across this mine dump in our travels. The New Victoria Mine, Waterloo, Victoria. Sunk to access the Waterloo Lead, one of the deep leads in the area....

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 12

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 12 is now available. This month, in this 77 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles:* Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of Lake Boga Part 5* Preserving Provenance – every specimen has a...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 11

Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 3 issue 11 is now available. This month, in this 71 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: Show News Franklin Gem & Mineral Show NY-NJ Gem Show Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of Lake...

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 10

Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 3 issue 10 is now available. This month, in this 53 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles: 2020 – the year that keeps on giving! Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of Lake Boga Part...

More Mineral-Themed Face Masks…

I have created another six mineral-themed face masks via Redbubble. These are of a variety of minerals from around the world. So far, there are masks containing crocoite (some with other species) from the Adelaide Mine (2), Red Lead Mine,...

Mineral-Themed Face Masks

Given the current situation, and that face masks are becoming more the norm, I have decided to create a series of mineral-themed face masks via Redbubble. Six designs are currently available, all of which feature the Tasmanian mineral emblem, crocoite....

Central Goldfields Region, Victoria

Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to visit, and go underground in, a couple of gold mines in the Central Goldfields region of Victoria. One is predominantly slate and the other sandstone. Both have quartz veins rich in gold...

New Zealand Geology…

Planning a trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud? Want to know where to go to see geological features, museums, etc.? The Geoscience Society of New Zealand has a website with information about GeoTrips that you can make...

Crocoite.com has Relocated

Due to poor technical performance and under-whelming technical support at bluehost.com, I have moved all of my websites to a new hosting provider. The same domain, crocoite.com applies, but the performance is much much better (as I have already noticed)....

Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania

John Cornish outside the Adelaide Mine in 2012. The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, is world-famous for it’s crocoite specimens. But other species also occur. Here’s a few in my collection.

The Fault Line 2…

A second one created tonight. This time, one that hasn’t been published anywhere before. The idea just popped into my head!

The Fault Line…

I first created geology themed cartoons back in the late 1990s in a series called The Fault Line, published in the Mineralogical Society of Tasmania newsletters. Time to bring them into the 21st Century! Intro and exit created through Viddyoze,...

Calcite, Portland, Victoria

A nice little spiky calcite specimen from the Portland Harbour Trust Quarry, Cape Sir William Grant, Portland, Glenelg Shire, Victoria. There are two generations of calcite as can be seen on some of the terminations where the outer calcite “coat”...

Zeolites in Tasmania

Zeolites of Tasmania, Steve Sorrell, 2003 I need to update this! 15 years ago, my photography skills were not that great, nor was the technology, and there have been many more finds since. Photo: Natrolite, Stanley, Tasmania

Main Lead, Victoria

Main Lead is an area north of Beaufort, Victoria. It was the subject of an early gold rush (Fiery Creek) in the mid 1850s. I was fortunate to be able to visit the area today, with the Ballarat Field Naturalists....

Australia and New Zealand Micromineral News

This is the download page for issues of the Australia and New Zealand Micromineral News, a publication for those interested in micromounting or microminerals, and particularly in minerals from this region. In April 2011, a meeting of people interested in...

Henderson’s Quarry, Ngongotaha, New Zealand

Henderson’s Quarry is a major excavation in volcanic rock on the eastern side of Mount Ngongotaha, near Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand. Featured image: Henderson’s Quarry, Ngongotaha The quarry is made up of several rock types including pumice,...