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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 14:44    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Thanks, Jordi! I have a few more favorites in my collection that i can share pics of!
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 04:19    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

That would be nice, Henk, your specimens look really interesting. But please provide the sizes of each one. Your sceptered amethyst crystal, for example, is very beautiful. But is it 1 cm or 5 or 10 or more? Please add the sizes to the specimens yet posted and also to the ones you will share with us in the future - I'm eagerly anticipating them :-)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 05:36    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

How can i edit my posts? Here are a few more pics.


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Carrollite, from Democratic Republic of Congo. Size: 37 by 20 by 23mm. Carrollite crystal measures 14mm across
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Peridot, Pakistan. Size: 37 by 15 by 21mm
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Brochantite from Democratic Republic of Congo. Size: 91 by 74 by 38mm
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 09:22    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Hi, Henk, welcome. Cool pieces.

The members can edit their own posts only before another member writes the following one. I suppose you mean the previous posts so you can add the measures. Jordi Fabre, the moderator of this section, is the only one who can. I suggest you sending the measures to Jordi Fabre by mp. I am sure he will add them as soon as he can. Obviously he is always very busy.

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 14:10    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Thanks for the explanations Antonio. More details here -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=404

Please Henk send to me a "pm" with the dimensions and I will add it to your fine images.

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 15:07    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Thanks Jordi! You are too kind (pm sent). Has anyone seen a carrolite crystal of that size from the DRC before? The crystal is not all that shiny, but i kept the specimen because of the sheer size of that crystal.
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 22:03    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Henk Viljoen wrote:
Has anyone seen a carrolite crystal of that size from the DRC before? The crystal is not all that shiny, but i kept the specimen because of the sheer size of that crystal.


You can look on http://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?min=911 for examples of Carrolite. One picture crystal is 5cm, but most are much smaller.
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2010 01:26    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Thanks for that link GneissWare! That 5cm specimen is insane! I will have to speak to my suppliers of congo material to be on the lookout for such a specimen for my colection. Wow!
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2010 06:34    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Here's my current favorite at the moment... A nice color zoned fluorite with dolomite.


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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2010 12:36    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Very nice composition in your specimen! And love the purple colour zoning too.
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PostPosted: May 01, 2010 23:38    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

oh, how much interesting and beautiful speciments). unfortunately i haven't such wonderfull minerals in my modest collection) my speciments sometimes have no beauty at all)
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PostPosted: May 27, 2010 13:24    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Hi Jim, I haven't been on in a while but to answer your question about what kind of collection I would like to start, I really like gem stones cut and rough and crystals. I am also really getting into rocks not just minerals I don't really know what kind of collection to start, I have loads in my collection, I loved polished rocks and agates as well.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2010 20:21    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens? - (8)  

Carles Millan wrote:
MineralParagon wrote:

>My favorite is cumengeite

Hello!

Why don't you post here a photo of your cumengeite for everybody to see? Come on!


it takes a long time before reading your request, sorry, but now you can see them.



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cumengeite 7 mm | boleite 9.5 mm | cumengeite 8 mm, with atacamite
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2010 19:40    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Boy thats a hard one. I have a tough time just picking my favorite from each shelf in my case. Anyway my current favorite is this light purple Fluorite plate. Its hard to tell from the picture but all the crystals are very gemmy. The back side is almost solid Sphalerite. It is a great example of Elmwood mineralization.

I consider myself very fortunate & lucky to have such pieces in my collection, and I really see the beauty in all minerals.

My all time favorite is the Alma King in the Denver museum of Nature and Science. I go to see it at least once a year.



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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2010 02:55    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

VRigatti wrote:
my current favorite is this light purple Fluorite plate. Its hard to tell from the picture but all the crystals are very gemmy. The back side is almost solid Sphalerite. It is a great example of Elmwood mineralization.

Hi!

Your Elmwood fluorite plate is very fine. I like it. Are you sure it only weighs 1000 g? It seems odd to me.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2010 06:23    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

One of my favorite fluorite pieces in my collection. A neat clay included specimen.


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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2010 06:34    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Brilliant one!
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2010 18:36    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Good catch, it wieght is 2040 grams. I was rounding down to 2000 but fat fingered it.
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2010 15:52    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

My collection is pretty modest, but I have my favorite specimens as the next guy :-)


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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2010 16:21    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite specimens?  

Eduardoo wrote:
My collection is pretty modest, but I have my favorite specimens as the next guy :-)

It would be of great help if you could provide their sizes as well.
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