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Snapshots

  1. Fool's Gold

    Snapshot Title: Fool's Gold
    Taken by: jithesh

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    It looks like Chalcopyrite.



  2. gold?

    Snapshot Title: gold?
    Taken by: lucas garcindo

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    this bothryoidal form seems like gold



  3. Pyrite and titanite

    Snapshot Title: Pyrite and titanite
    Taken by: lucas garcindo

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    above: translucent grain of titanite
    below: pyrite grain with metalic luster
    up left corner: hornblende probably...
    the white groundmass of feldspar and quartz
    some little rounded magnetite grains



  4. Plagioclase Feldspar

    Snapshot Title: Plagioclase Feldspar
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    You can clearly see the striations on this cleavage surface.



  5. Epidote(?)

    Snapshot Title: Epidote(?)
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... it has the right pistacio green color. Probably a secondary mineral.



  6. Biotite

    Snapshot Title: Biotite
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... showing a pseudohexagonal habit.



  7. Magnetite(?)

    Snapshot Title: Magnetite(?)
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Seems to have a metallic luster.



  8. Hornblende

    Snapshot Title: Hornblende
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Somewhat elongate, dark green color. Can't quite make out the cleavage angle... Also a small sphene grain at the upper right end of the hornblende crystal.



  9. Sphene

    Snapshot Title: Sphene
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... the mineral currently known as titanite.



  10. please tell me??

    Snapshot Title: please tell me??
    Taken by: clark curtis

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    I do not have a clue?



  11. Pyrite

    Snapshot Title: Pyrite
    Taken by: clark curtis

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Iron pyrite?



  12. clear quartz?

    Snapshot Title: clear quartz?
    Taken by: clark curtis

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Clear quartz?



  13. citrine

    Snapshot Title: citrine
    Taken by: clark curtis

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Could thid be citrine?



  14. One Millimeter

    Snapshot Title: One Millimeter
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... and not quite fully zoomed in!



  15. Fools Gold

    Snapshot Title: Fools Gold
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Giant Forest Granodiorite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A grain of pyrite.