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Hello everybody, found these beautiful natrolite on analcime background, thought it would be a nice idea to share them with you! All crystals are from the volcanogenic areas of Cyprus island in the mediterranean sea. Enjoy!

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Those are absolutely gorgeous. Have never seen natrolite as nice as the ones  in the pics. I would imagine those are too fragile for shipping. Thanks for posting.

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1 hour ago, Morlock said:

Those are absolutely gorgeous. Have never seen natrolite as nice as the ones  in the pics. I would imagine those are too fragile for shipping. Thanks for posting.

Thanks!!! We are quite lucky in Cyprus, having this magnificent quality of natrolite! These samples are quite common; others are truly stunning :)

Veeeery fragile unfortunately..!! I broke many of them when carrying back home.. 

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28 minutes ago, Elias said:

I live in Cyprus and I found this lovely piece today!scolecite-on-calcite.jpg

Really nice find. I'm impressed. Too bad you can't ship it otherwise I'd buy it from you.😄

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Cant ship anything, everything shut down :( To be honest I've only been out mineral hunting 3-4 times (first time last week) so still not sure what I'm doing lol

I found a webpage that showed some Gmelinite that was found not far from me and thought I'd take a look in the area. Found a really nice spot although I dont think I have found any Gmelinite so far :) Im getting help with identification from a FB group of Cypriot rock hunters.

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13 minutes ago, Elias said:

Cant ship anything, everything shut down :( To be honest I've only been out mineral hunting 3-4 times (first time last week) so still not sure what I'm doing lol

I found a webpage that showed some Gmelinite that was found not far from me and thought I'd take a look in the area. Found a really nice spot although I dont think I have found any Gmelinite so far :) Im getting help with identification from a FB group of Cypriot rock hunters.

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12 minutes ago, Elias said:

I also didnt know this stuff had value!

It has value but only if it can be shipped without any breakage. That eliminates the first specimen since it's so fragile. The others might be okay. But that's a nice locality you have access to. Even if you can't sell them they are worthy of your collection.

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1 hour ago, Elias said:

I live in Cyprus and I found this lovely piece today!scolecite-on-calcite.jpg

Hi Elias, amazing find! I have an instagram account devoted to Cyprus minerals, just type in cyprus_minerals. In addition, if you are interested in Cyprus localities, i also have a webpage: https://hypersonics1.wixsite.com/kypriagaia

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19 hours ago, ph06kg1 said:

Hi Elias, amazing find! I have an instagram account devoted to Cyprus minerals, just type in cyprus_minerals. In addition, if you are interested in Cyprus localities, i also have a webpage: https://hypersonics1.wixsite.com/kypriagaia

I hope both of you continue to post photos of your finds. It's always great to see specimens from classic locations like Cyprus. 

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On 3/19/2020 at 7:32 AM, Elias said:

I live in Cyprus and I found this lovely piece today!scolecite-on-calcite.jpg

Hi Elias, I'm visiting my daughter who lives in Peyia, Paphos and I've been looking to find some localities where I could look for rocks and minerals. I'm a member of a rockhound club back in New Zealand and I'm interested in finding some specimens from Cyprus. I would appreciate it very much if you could give me some ideas of any places where I could explore, please. Thank you very much, Andreas

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