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Mineral Collage

2022-7 Apatite – Your Mineral Smile

2022-4 Wolframite – The Mineral that Illuminated the World

2022-1 Rutile – The Petrogenetic Wizard

2021-7 Dioptase – The Emerald Imposter

2021-4 Wollastonite – The Most Versatile Pyroxenoid 

2021-1 Adamite – Fluorescent Lemon Drop

2020-11 Cuprite – The Mineral Glowing Ember

2020-7 Creedite – A Rare Fluorinated Sulfate

2020-4  Amazonite – The Blue Flash of the Rockies

2020-1  Stibnite – The Metallic Explosion

2019-10  Stilbite – One Zeolite Rock Star

2019-7  Cinnabar – Quicksilver Messenger

2019-4  Rhodochrosite – The Red Jewel of the Rockies

2019-1  Cassiterite – Catalyst of Human Technological Advance

2018-5  Titanite – The Wedge-Shaped Timepiece

2018-2  Talc – Usefully Soft

2017-12  Pyrolusite – Stealth Manganese

2017-10 Vanadinite – Six-Sided Scintillator

2017-8  Vesuvianite – One Complicated Silicate

2017-7  Tetrahedrite – The Most Important Sulfosalt

2017-6  Spodumene – The Pegmatite Giant

2017-4 Siderite – Ferrous and Fizzy

2016-7  Topaz – Pretty Hard

2016-5  Epidote – The Pistachio Green Mineral

2016-3  Barite – Heavy Duty

2016-2  Orpiment – Pretty Poison

2015-12 Carnotite – A Mineral Agent of Transformation

2015-11  Molybdenite – The Mineral Swiss Army Knife

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) On-the-Rocks Fieldtrip Write-ups

2022-1  2021 Sediment-Hosted Vanadium-Uranium of the Colorado Plateau

2014-12 Neoproterozoic to Ordovician: Front Range Structure near Colorado Springs

2013-11 Medicine Bow Mountains – Snowy Range, August 17th, 2013: Time Machine to the Paleoproterozoic

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