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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2023 13:32    Post subject: Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada  

I search for new gemstone deposits in BC Canada. This is my Blue Bear claim where I find iolite and quartz crystals. The iolite occurs in metamorphic rock and the quartz crystals occur in pockets in pegmatite that crosscut the metamorphic rock. I also found a rare blue quartz crystal up there.


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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2023 16:23    Post subject: Re: Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada  

Thank you for these amazing photos - and congratulations on that gorgeous find!
I hope you'll find a lot more and that you share them here with us ... :-)

Simply wonderful :-)
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2023 21:53    Post subject: Re: Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada  

I thoroughly enjoy your posts! I have not been to many quarries or other collecting sites, but I am thrilled finding even mediocre specimens. I cannot imagine finding some of the specimens you have found.
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2023 21:56    Post subject: Re: Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada  

Reminds me a lot about the Swiss "strahlers" in the Alps - same environment, same working conditions, same alpine-type quartz finds. Amazing.
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2023 04:20    Post subject: Re: Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada  

alfredo wrote:
Reminds me a lot about the Swiss "strahlers" in the Alps - same environment, same working conditions, same alpine-type quartz finds.
Absolutely - a true Strahler story!
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