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Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2015 03:06    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

Mike Wood wrote:
Beautiful amythest crystals Pierre, shame about the glue. I must say your photo's are extremely clear and well composed. Thanks for taking the trouble to photograph and post these glued specimens.

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Hi Mike. Thank you for the compliment. As you know, my photography method is very simple (straight forward) and with no expensive equipment.
Why some people choose the route of deception rather than hard work will always intrigue me. I am sure this chap could have used his artistic skills to a better use :-)

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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2017 07:54    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

It appears that my guess for this specimen (P1290780.JPG) was correct, Chrysocolla. Please have a look at this similar specimen https://www.mindat.org/photo-201797.html
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PostPosted: May 31, 2017 08:36    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

Here is a double terminated quartz specimen with an unknown mineral on. We have a few specimens with the same mineral on (not very common), but not nearly as nice as this one. Can anyone help identify this mineral on the quartz?


P1270415.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz and?
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 82 x 38 x 24 mm
 Description:
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P1270416.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz and?
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 82 x 38 x 24 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  461 Time(s)

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P1270418.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz and?
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 82 x 38 x 24 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  460 Time(s)

P1270418.JPG



P1270421.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz and?
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 82 x 38 x 24 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  462 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 31, 2017 10:08    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Here is a double terminated quartz specimen with an unknown mineral on. We have a few specimens with the same mineral on (not very common), but not nearly as nice as this one. Can anyone help identify this mineral on the quartz?
Do you have some further information like hardness or streak? At first sight, it looks to me like calcite ...
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PostPosted: May 31, 2017 10:47    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

Tobi wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
Here is a double terminated quartz specimen with an unknown mineral on. We have a few specimens with the same mineral on (not very common), but not nearly as nice as this one. Can anyone help identify this mineral on the quartz?
Do you have some further information like hardness or streak? At first sight, it looks to me like calcite ...


Hi Tobi. I hope you will understand that I have no intention to tamper with this specimen. I also thought about heavily included calcite.

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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2017 13:24    Post subject: Re: Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia  

Another oddity from Brandberg; calcite with aggregate balls of epidote?Even though I have seen these type of specimens every now and then, I still consider it as an oddity. I am not absolutely sure that the balls are epidote.


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 Mineral: Calcite with epidote inclusions?
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 31 x 24 x 16 mm
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 Mineral: Calcite with epidote?
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Same as above
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