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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2012 21:03    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

One more photo: Tobias, this is for you. :)

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Fluorite, Baryte, Fluorite
The fluorite on left: Halsbrücke, Saxony, Germany; 25 x 21 x 7 cm; gift of M.H. Frohberg. Baryte: Germany; 18 x 17.5 x 3 cm; gift of M.H. Frohberg. Fluorite on right featured earlier in this thread.
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2012 02:18    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

PARADISE!!! :-) Especially the giant Honigspat fluorite monster from Wölsendorf makes me shiver, what an awesome specimen!

Do you know where exactly from Germany this huge baryte is?
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2012 05:21    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Tobias

Their database just says 'Germany', so that seems to be all the ROM knows about it.

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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2012 08:44    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

I check the images database, and give what info is in there. Perhaps Katherine knows more about it? I'll ask.

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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2012 11:51    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

More photos...from this point I just started roaming.

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Quartz geode with Quartz ps. Calcite (as listed in catalogue)
Brazil
19.5 x 22 x 21 cm
Note from Katherine: "The geode was bought in my lifespan here at the museum (last 15 yrs) in Tucson, from Aurora West. Geode with a calcite crystal in the middle. Calcite crystal is frosted and has a cool fluid inclusion. The geode has a "lid" which isn't shown, but you take off the top of the geode to find this neat little calcite surprise in the centre."
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Quartz var. Amethyst (flower)
Planalto, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (1991)
35 x 17 x 7 cm
Elegant piece. Gift of H. Haist, in memory of Dr. H. Frohberg.
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 Description:
Quartz geode
Brazil
22 x 16.5 x 10 cm
Drusy geode with its "lid" - looks like some calcites are inside too.
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Silver
Hiho Silver Min, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
50 x 30 x12 cm
Taking a break from quartzes. This huge chunk of silver was a gift of Glen Lakes Silver Mines in 1970.
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Rhodonite
Madagascar
30 x 22 x 0.5 cm
Beautiful polished rhodonite slab.
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Gypsum "ram's horn"
Vieja Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
24 x 17 x 9.5 cm
Beautiful and large ram's horn. Purchased through a gift from the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
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Pyrite; Galena, Chalcopyrite; Nickeline; Breithauptite
See below
See below
Pyrite: Kassandra Peninsula, Macedonia, Greece, 6 x 6 x 6 cm. Galena: Joplin, Missouri, USA, 23 x 14 x 7 cm, Collected 1932 and gift of A. Dorfman. Chalcopyite: Messina, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 9.5 x 8 x 7 cm. Nickeline: Buffalo Mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, 12 x 6 x 4 cm, gift of M.T. Culbert. Breithauptite: Silver Queen Mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada,6 x 7 x 1 cm, gift of A.A. Cole.
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 Description:
Hematite, iridescent
Parcocha Mine, Bilbao, Spain (1925)
19 x 19 x 16 cm
Lovely.
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Hematite
Copperopolis Mine, Tintic; Utah, USA
7 x 11 x 4.5 cm
I thought this was a really sculptural piece.
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Rutile
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
19 x 14 x 6 cm
From the Images catalogue: "The golden rutile needles (a titanium oxide) on this specimen are arranged in six-ray stars, the arms at 60° to each other. This arrangement is being controlled by the crystal atomic structure of the central black hematite (an iron oxide) plates at the stars’ centres."
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Brookite
Balochistan, Pakistan
9 x 8 x 3 cm
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Baryte var. "Desert Rose"
Noble, Oklahoma, USA
18 x 12 x12 inches
Note from Katherine: "Came in around the same time as the massive "bunches of nylons" one..lol I think it looks like nylons as well."
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Talc
Maryland, USA
24 x 18 x 1 cm
With a lattice structure beside it. Nice.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 12:01    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Many thanks, Tracy !

The specimens, Museum presentation and photographs are remarkable, as well.

Best wishes,

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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2012 21:07    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

My pleasure Nicu, glad you are liking them.

Going on...

- Tracy



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Calcite covered with goethite
Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
30 x 21 x 12 cm
I hadn't realized that I took a good close-up of this wonderful calcite - only showed it in passing earlier. Acquired from C. Belanger in 1963, by specimen exchange.
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Pyromorphites
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Left to right: var. Polysphaerite, Mine des Farges Ussel Corrèze, France, 9.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm (1979); (in back) Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, France, 12 x 10 x 5 cm (1976); (in front) unknown; (in back) Chaillac, Indre, France, 23 x 21 x 3.5 cm (1994), ROM Reproductions Fund of the ROM Foundation; (in front) Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 8 x 3 x 2.5 cm; (in back) Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, New South Wales, Zambia (so says the catalogue), 9 x 10 x 4 cm; (in front) Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA, 7 x 5 x 5 cm (1991).
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Pyromrphite
Chaillac, Indre, France (1994)
23 x 21 x 3.5 cm
The color balance is off, it appears brighter in the photo than in real life, but I thought this was a cool specimen.
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Orpiment
Twin Creeks, Nevada, USA
17 x 15x 8 cm
Gift of Newmont Mining Corporation
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Copper
Mount Isa Mine, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
21 x 9 x 7 cm
Interesting copper specimen
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 Description:
Quartz var. Milky
unknown
unknown
A big quartz, though the catalogue didn't provide size info
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Boulangerite and Cosalite
Trepca, Yugoslavia; Kara Oba Tungsten, Qaraghandi Oblysy, Kazakhstan
8 x 14 x 4 cm; 5 x 6 x 3 cm
Boulangerite: Frohberg Collection, Gift of Inco Limited. Cosalite: Purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a Moveable Cultural Property grant accorded by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust.
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Natrolite
North Table Mountain, Colorado, USA
24 x 19 x 12 cm
Wow
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 Description:
Mesolite
Pune, Maharashtra, India
44 x 28 x 26 cm
Wow
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 Description:
Goethite and Manganite
Harhausen, Germany (gift of A. Dorfman); Ilfeld, Thuringia, Germany (1920)
15 x 14 x 8.5 cm; 18 x 16 x 12 cm
Elegant black mineral specimens
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Sulfide minerals
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I didn't have time to look at the individual minerals on this trip. I just photographed the display.
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Schorl
Left: Sapucaia Mine, Divino Das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil (1987, gift of P. Laville); right: Erongo Mountains; Namibia (Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust)
left: 11 x 11 x 10 cm; right: 17 x 18 x 12 cm
It looks jumbly in the photograph, but the specimen on the right is quite sculptural. See ROM images #M51345.
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2012 20:03    Post subject: Re: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Time tonight for 1 photo only...a nice display of fluorites, almost all of which I ID'd from the catalogue.

Upper left shelf, from left: 1) Weardale, England; 17 x 21 x 10 cm; gift of A. Dorfman [yellow]. 2) Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England; 8 x 15 x 3.5 cm [yellow]. 3) Durham, England; 11.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm; gift of A. Dorfman [green]. 4) Boltsburn Mine, Weardale;, Durham, England; 10.5 x 9 x 10 cm; gift of A. Dorfman [purple].

upper right shelf, from left: 1) Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, Rhône-Alps, France [pink]. 2) Freiberg, Saxony, Germany; 13 x 25 x 12 cm; Frohberg Collection, Gift of INCO Limited [purple]. 3) Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway; 10 x 9 x 4 cm; Frohberg Collection, Gift of INCO Limited [bright yellow]. 4) (not sure) Wölsendorf, Bavaria, Germany; 15 x 11 x 12 cm [mostly honey-yellow]. 5) Burón, Asturias, Spain; 7 x 7 x 8 cm [dark purple (?) on white].

Lower left shelf, from left: 1) William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA; 7 x 8 x 7 cm {blue-green]. 2) New Mexico, USA; 5 x 9 x 5 cm [pink and white]. 3) Clay Center, Ohio, USA; 7 x 11 x 8 cm [brown and white]. 4) Auglaize Quarry, Ohio, USA; 7 x 11 x 5.5 cm; Gift of J.W. Peat, in memory of Cynthia Peat [purple, on matrix]. 5) Victory Fluorspar Mine, Elizabethtown, Illinois, USA; 24 x 20 x 11 cm; Gift of M. Sherman, Victory Fluorspar Mining Company [honey-yellow].

Lower right shelf, from left: 1) Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico; 6 x 11 x 2.5 cm [dark purple] [not sure]. 2) Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico; 11 x 16 x 7cm [purple]. 3) Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico; 8 x 8 x 5 cm; Gift of R. Staveley [pale green]. 4) unknown. 5) Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico; 13 x 20 x 8 cm; Gift of J.W. Peat, in memory of Cynthia Peat [purple].

More to come...

- Tracy



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