These photos were taken using a MBC-10 stereo microscope. One photo
was taken, then the specimen was moved over without rotating, and a second
photo was taken. Trial and error was used to determine the separation
distance for gaining optimal stereo effect. Magnification is not
given here as it is monitor specific.
All images ©1999 Daniel Moore
About the photos:
botjade: This is a specimen of rare botryoidal jade (nephrite) from
the Blue Moon Mine, Trinity Co., California. More specimens can be
seen at U.S. Jade.
calcitecluster: This calcite cluster is from a quarry in the Lexington
Limestone at Danville, KY.
dogteeth: This is another calcite cluster with doubly terminated
dog tooth spars, Mexico?.
pyritetetras: Tetrahedral crystals of pyrite on fluorite, Santa
Barbara Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico. Field of view is 7mm.
pyritohedron: A typical form of pyrite from Spain.
gravesmthematite: This a specimen of hematite from Graves Mt., Georgia.
The hematite is in the form of clusters of concentric shells.
lichen1: Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca. On granite boulder,
Laramie Mts., WY. Field of view is 5mm.
lichen2: Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca. Field of view is 20mm.
lichen3: Ramalina americana with apothecia. On black
locust branch, Woodford Co., KY. Field of view is 2mm.
galena: Galena on sphalerite. Field of view is 10mm.
To see some more microphotographs of minerals, not in stereo,
How to Make Your Own Stereo Photos
Stereo Photography Page