When I first looked through a microscope to view a mineral micromount my first thought was WOW. Then I looked at the box that was less than an inch square and back again through the scope. I couldn’t believe my eyes, these miniature structures were so beautiful and yet so hidden without the aid of a lens.
Each box is a little less than a one inch square.
Being the collector that I am I had to make some of these mounts for myself. It just so happen there was an Annual Mineral Micromount show near Baltimore Maryland, so off I went to ask the experts how it is done. Like most people who have a hobby they love, they were generous with their expertise and even gave me some chunks of minerals to begin with. Below are some of the ones I isolated and mounted.
You need a hand lens or microscope to really appreciate them. The way crystals form into different shapes is fascinating and to see these tiny perfect examples is a delight to the eyes and worthy of a place in the Wonder Cabinet.