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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 16:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN336 Stilbite - Neer Road, Columbia County, Oregon.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
Neer Road, Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, USA
 Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.0 cm
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TN337 Uvite on magnesite - Sierra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil.jpg
 Mineral: Uvite
 Locality:
Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.4 cm
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TN337 Uvite on magnesite - Sierra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil.jpg



TN361 Pyrite - Buick Mine, Bixby, Iron County, Missouri.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 1.0 x 2.3 cm
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TN358 Azurite - Rubtsovkiy Mine, Rudnyi Altai, Russia.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.0 cm
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TN358 Azurite - Rubtsovkiy Mine, Rudnyi Altai, Russia.jpg


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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2017 14:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Back from Tucson with a few new treasures.


Halite - Kerr McGee Mine, NM.jpg
 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
Kerr McGee Mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
A blue halite cube sits next to a colorless cube of sylvite.
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Kutnohorite - Wessels Mine, SA.jpg
 Mineral: Kutnohorite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
Fan-shaped spray of pink kutnohorite topped with white calcite.
 Viewed:  3252 Time(s)

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Pyromorphite - Les Farges Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Upright olive green prismatic pyromorphite crystals with smaller crystals around the base that are grass green with yellow tips on a thin shard of barite.
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 00:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael,

I didn't recognize your name until I was going through my invoices from the show! It was a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for stopping by to visit.

The halite locality info should be the Kerr McGee mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy County, New Mexico. The halite specimens never came from the PCA mine, and one of my current goals is to get much of the locality information cleaned up on Mindat.

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 08:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

Nice looking pieces -- you and Laura did well at Tucson!

Phil,

Very helpful of you to supply the correct locality info on the halites. Great meeting you at Tucson as well!

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 10:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Philip Simmons wrote:
Hi Michael,

I didn't recognize your name until I was going through my invoices from the show! It was a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for stopping by to visit.

The halite locality info should be the Kerr McGee mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy County, New Mexico. The halite specimens never came from the PCA mine, and one of my current goals is to get much of the locality information cleaned up on Mindat.

Phil Simmons


Nice to meet you too Philip. Thanks for the locality info. I was under the impression that the two locations were the same. The Kerr McGee Mine is now in the database.

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 11:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Jim,

Thanks for your comment, great to meet you as well. Yes, Laura and I were fortunate to be able to add some nice pieces to the collection.

Michael

Minerals from the southern Illinois fluorite district have been a favorite of mine since my early collecting days and form one of my more substantial sub-collections. A few new pieces are shown below.



2411 Calcite on Fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
Gemmy twinned calcite crystals to 1.1 cm scattered over the surface of a zoned pale purple fluorite crystal.
 Viewed:  3094 Time(s)

2411 Calcite on Fluorite.jpg



2411 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
A closer view of the calcites shown above.
 Viewed:  3096 Time(s)

2411 Calcite.jpg



2408 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.7 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
An intergrown aggregate of lustrous chisel-shaped pale yellow barite crystals.
 Viewed:  3095 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 11:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Back from Tucson with a few new treasures.
Beautiful new treasures, Michael, congratulations! :-)
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 14:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
crosstimber wrote:
Back from Tucson with a few new treasures.
Beautiful new treasures, Michael, congratulations! :-)


Thanks Tobi. More to come.
Michael
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 15:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Tobi wrote:
crosstimber wrote:
Back from Tucson with a few new treasures.
Beautiful new treasures, Michael, congratulations! :-)


Thanks Tobi. More to come.
Michael


That calcite on fluorite - The beauty is in the contrast! Very nice piece Michael.
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 22:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
crosstimber wrote:
Tobi wrote:
crosstimber wrote:
Back from Tucson with a few new treasures.
Beautiful new treasures, Michael, congratulations! :-)


Thanks Tobi. More to come.
Michael


That calcite on fluorite - The beauty is in the contrast! Very nice piece Michael.
Gérard


Thank you Gérard. That contrast was what initially attracted me to the piece. The calcites are like little jewels sitting on that fluorite. The twinning is a bonus.

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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 12:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more from the Illinois fluorspar district.


2409 Fluorite - Hill Ledford Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Hill-Ledford Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.9 cm
 Description:
Pale purple cubic fluorite crystals with stepped growth and darker purple spots associated with metallic gray galena. The darker purple areas appear to by caused by microscopic chalcopyrite crystals partially embedded in the fluorite.
 Viewed:  2922 Time(s)

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2407 Barite on fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite, fluorite
 Locality:
Gaskins Mine, Empire Sub-District, Pope County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Intergrown dark purple fluorite cubes preferentally coated with tabular white barite crystals.
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2407 Barite on fluorite.jpg



2410 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 7.9 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
Honey-colored acicular scalenohedral calcite crystals with associated with a wedge of blue fluorite.
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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2017 17:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Zeolite group.


Chabazite - Wassons Bluff.jpg
 Mineral: Chabazite (Series)
 Locality:
Wasson Bluff, Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 9.1 cm
 Description:
Pseudorhombohedral salmon-colored chabazite crystals associated with pearly colorless heulandite from this classic Canadian locality.
 Viewed:  2835 Time(s)

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2425 Clinoptilolite.jpg
 Mineral: Clinoptilolite
 Locality:
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 2.1 x 3.6 cm
 Description:
Colorless pseudohexagonal plates of pearly-lustered clinoptilolite with minor black julgoldite at the base.
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2017 15:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The fluorite and baryte from the Gaskins is exceptional. Neat old time specimen we normally don't see from the IL-KY Fluorspar District.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2017 12:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Jamison. As you know the vast majority of specimens available from the IL-KY Fluorspar district are from the Minerva, Annabel Lee, and Denton mines. I am always on the lookout for pieces from different locations. This year in Tucson, I found a combo specimen of fluorite/calcite from the North Green mine that I would like to have added to the collection, but the dealer was unwilling to negotiate, so I passed. If you are patient and willing to look carefully, these things show up every now and then.


Millerite - Hall's Gap, KY.jpg
 Mineral: Millerite
 Locality:
U.S. Highway 27 roadcut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Typical geode from Halls Gap filled with chalcedony, pyrite and brassy hairlike millerite crystals.
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Millerite - Millerite - Halls Gap, Kentucky.jpg
 Mineral: Millerite
 Locality:
U.S. Highway 27 roadcut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2675 Time(s)

Millerite - Millerite - Halls Gap, Kentucky.jpg



2418 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Murray Mine, Independence Mountains District, Elko County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 8.2 cm
 Description:
Colorless, blocky barite crystals to 1.2 cm coated with colorless sugary quartz. The quartz druze shows a preferential gray tint on one side of the specimen, perhaps due to included stibnite or other sulfides.
 Viewed:  2675 Time(s)

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Barite - Murray Mine, NV.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Murray Mine, Independence Mountains District, Elko County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 8.2 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2017 14:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Your pictures of the millerite in the Hall's Gap geode prompts me to add a bit to update the Hall's Gap locality.

As noted, the locality is on US Highway 27 in Lincoln County Kentucky, near the town of Hall's Gap. Millerite and its oxidation products were found there in small to medium size geodes about the mid 1960s. Immediately the locality became the premier geode road cut locality in all of Kentucky, becoming popular with Midwest geode collectors and it was very heavily collected. Over the next 20 years or so a dangerous overhang developed as the productive zone was worked back. The Kentucky hghway department then posted the area, but some clandestine collecting continued. About 1980-1990 the highway department reconfigured the road cut, knocking it down and covering it up with ground cover so that today there is grass and bushes with no more exposed rock.
Occasionally I still get asked about collecting at that road cut, but it is and has been an extinct road cut locality for about 25 or more years. BOB
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2017 18:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Bob Harman wrote:
Your pictures of the millerite in the Hall's Gap geode prompts me to add a bit to update the Hall's Gap locality.

Occasionally I still get asked about collecting at that road cut, but it is and has been an extinct road cut locality for about 25 or more years. BOB


Thanks for the update Bob.
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2017 02:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Beautiful specimens Michael!
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2017 14:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Beautiful specimens Michael!


Thank you Pierre, I appreciate your comment.
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2017 17:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I would guess that nearly every collector has memories of specimens from a particular find that you failed to acquire when they were available. Every once in a while, however, a second opportunity comes along. The following piece is one such specimen. I remember seeing several flats of these Brazilian azurites in Luis Leite's room at the Denver Show back in the early 1990s. I didn't get one at the time and it must have been a limited find, because they disappeared quickly. I was very happy to find this one from an old collection.


2419 Azurite.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Seabra, Chapada Diamantina Region, Bahia, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 11.5 cm
 Description:
Rosette-shaped pseudomorphs of malachite after azurite scattered over a matrix of blue azurite crystals and brown limonite.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2017 12:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Quartz - Mino Tira Estrella. Lincoln County, New Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Tiro Estrella Mine, El Capitan Mountains, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
Transparent Japan law-twinned quartz associated with tiny white feldspar crystals and untwinned quartz.
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Elbaite - Taquaral, Itinga, Brazil.jpg
 Mineral: Fluor-elbaite
 Locality:
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 0.6 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
Blue F-dominant analogue of elbaite from the Ponte do Piauí claim, Piauí Valley.
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