Commons:Robert Lavinsky

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Azurite (blue) and Malachite (green)



Quartz (agate)


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Robert “Rob” Lavinsky, PhD (view his biography on donated his complete picture database on, as well as all his pictures from his own homepage (collected in several galleries respectively alphabetically sorted by mineral name).

Technical part[edit]

The pictures on mindat have been uploaded to Commons in two batches

by the robot RKBot, they have been categorized and mineral names and localities have been translated to German. The pictures are in Category:Images by Rob Lavinsky

To do[edit]

Your help is needed to

  • translate the remaining descriptions

More pictures needed?[edit]

Furthermore Rob Lavinsky offered more pictures from his private archive (about 20,000).

Please leave a note here describing pictures of minerals needed for a mineral article. Rob Lavinsky will be asked after a while. If he has any picture of the requested pictures, we can get them

Image requests[edit]

Remarks: All mineral categories have been created so far: So if the category shows up in red above, there was no such mineral with Rob's images (however, there is a small chance that the mineral has a different spelling with

Image list[edit]

The image list is obsolete now, since the comparison with the images will be done by the bot.

More recent images can be found on Dr. Rob Lavinsky's website,

Duplicate images and bad names[edit]

These exist, and are being collected at

See this discussion. Thanks, PDTillman (talk) 20:47, 11 June 2010 (UTC)