Lily Thompson

I have a growing/evolving mineral collection sprawled across my desk. Some are newer acquisitions (primarily OH-bearing phases), while others date back to my childhood rock-hound days. Click on the mineral names for more information (courtesy of Mindat.org) or on the pictures to enlarge:


Calcite
CaCo3


Celestine
SrSO4


Cerussite
PbCO4


Chabazite-K
(K2,Ca,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O


Chrysocolla
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5(OH)4 · nH2O


Conichalcite
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)


Creedite
Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O


Datolite
Ca(HBSiO5)


Dioptase
CuSiO3 · H2O


Epidote
{Ca2}{Al2Fe}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)


Fluorapatite
Ca5(PO4)3F


Fluorite
CaF2


Gmelinite
Na4(Si8Al4)O24 · 11H2O


Halite
NaCl


Hemimorphite
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O


Kyanite
Al2(SiO4)O


Lepidolite
KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2


Malachite
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2


Natrolite
Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O


Okenite
Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O


Olivine
(Mg,Fe)2SiO4


Orpiment
As2S3


Pyrite
FeS2


Pyromorphite
Pb5(PO4)3Cl


Scolecite
CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O


Spessartine
Mn3Al2(SiO4)3


Spodumene
LiAlSi2O6


Stilbite-Ca
NaCa4[Al9Si27O72]2 · nH2O


Thulite
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)


Vanadinite
Pb5(PO4)3Cl


Wulfenite
Pb(MoO4)