First of all, ya I know, doing a gem and mineral show in Nagoya on March 1. Corona virus is in Japan and it's going to spread, but unlike China we are aware, taking a lot of precautions and just staying safe.
Having said that, here are some of the minerals I picked up today to bring to the show.
First up Painite. I did a post about Painite a two years ago here: https://steemit.com/science/@rt395/mineral-mondays-20-painite .
This is my first Painite so I think I'm gonna hold on to this one. When a better one comes along then I'll think about letting this one go.
Next up, Ferroaxinite. It's a new mineral I wasn't familiar with. Understand there are over 5,000 minerals with new ones being discovered every day. It forms rectangular blades that are transparent brown.
And still one of my favorites, Lazulite w/fluprapatite, siderite, childrenite, & kulanite. Each one alone rare, all of them combined, RARER!
Spessartine garnet. I picked up several of these because they are so picturesque.
Smokey quartz twin. This one has smaller smokeys attached to it and yellow crystals I have not identified yet. Stunning in person.
Another quartz, this one with ferroaxinite & epidote.
Augite, a rare mineral from Oregon. I bought a small bag of these crystals.
And several more of each species which I didn't take pictures of yet. Say a prayer Corona-chan stays the fuck away from Japan. My wife and I are making emergency plans to evacuate Tokyo if it starts to get worse. Until then, the Gem show must go on!