Mineral Backgrounds



 

Here are some pictures of minerals from my own collection, and of some offered on the website.  I thought they looked nice, so I took these pictures in a resolution that would be suitable for a desktop background.   I'm assuming you all already know how to set these as you background, but just in case: download the picture, they are all .JPG's, and right click on the file and select "Set as Desktop Wallpaper", or open up the file, right click on the picture,  and select the same thing.  To make it fit your screen exactly, right click on the desktop, select properties, click the desktop tab, and under position, select "stretch".  If you would like me to make a background out of a mineral that you see on the site, e-mail me. I'll try to add more as time goes on. Enjoy!

Click on the picture to download the file.  They are about 300kb in size.

Galena and Barite- Desktop Background   Aquamarine and Muscovite- Desktop background

                            Galena, Sphalerite, Calcite, on Dolomite                                         Beryl var. Aquamarine,  Muscovite

                                          Baxter Springs, Kansas.                                             Nagar, Hunza Valley, Hunza, Pakistan

                                                                                                                   Galena and Barite- Desktop Background

                           Beryl var. Aquamarine,  Muscovite, Albite                                   Galena, Sphalerite, Calcite, on Dolomite      

                                Nagar, Hunza Valley, Hunza, Pakistan                                                Baxter Springs, Kansas.                               

Wulfenite and Cerussite, Mexico.

Photo by Dominik Schläfli, used with permission. 

For more of his pictures (many suitable for backgrounds),visit his

 MinDat.org photo galleries

They really are worth taking the time to look at.

 

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