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Enrique Llorens




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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 05:48    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Two of my favorites.


IMG_8955-Calcite1-65mm-ElHamman,Morocco-ELlorens copia.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6,5 cm
 Description:
Photos: Joaquim Callén
 Viewed:  1603 Time(s)

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IMG_9033-Calcite Co1-8cm-BouAzzer,Morocco-ELlorens copia.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1600 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2017 08:10    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

In Bulgaria also there are very beautiful calcites. This is my recent find - calcite druse and single crystals. They are from Sliven, but the most interesting crystals are found in the Eastern Rhodopes and Burgas.


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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 10:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Another one of my many "favorite" calcites. Self collected about 2004.


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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: geode is 9 cm. the calcite is 6 cm.
 Description:
Pink calcite on blue chalcedony
As above. The pink calcite is a complexly hoppered rhombohedral crystal with 3 distinct terminations
 Viewed:  1412 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 11:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

My favourite Calcite from my favourite location.


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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1381 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
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 Viewed:  1380 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
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 Viewed:  1388 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 11:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

A great and very aesthetic Tsumeb specimen, Heimo, as always :-)
And Bob, what a fantastic colour contrast with the blue chalcedony, really nice!
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 14:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Tobi wrote:
A great and very aesthetic Tsumeb specimen, Heimo, as always :-)
And Bob, what a fantastic colour contrast with the blue chalcedony, really nice!


Thanks Tobi, appreciated.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 14:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

For your interest and comment, thank you Tobi !

And now for your pleasure here is another complexly hoppered rhombohedral calcite that is also double terminated.



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 Mineral: Calcite on Calcite
 Locality:
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
 Dimensions: geode is 6.3 cm the double terminated calcite is 3.2 cm.
 Description:
Pink rhombohedral calcite on small clear calcites and brown pseudocubic calcite
This geode with the complex double terminated calcite was acquired by me about 2009.
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 10:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

I just read the LAPIS extra issue about calcite (from 1998) which features a "top ten" ranking of calcite localities. The experienced mineral experts Helmut Brückner, Dr. Ulrich Burchard, Herb Obboda, Christian Weise, Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wilke, Victor Yount and Walter Hess were asked which they would call the "top ten". According to their answers, this was the ranking (don't forget it was made 20 years ago, so no wonder that there are no certain Chinese mines, only "China". Also, the list only says "India" and "Mexico" without any details):

1. Cumberland, UK
2. Tennessee, U.S.
3. Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
4. Dal'negorsk, Russia
5. Mexico
6. Tsumeb, Namibia
7. India
8. China
9. Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
10. Michigan, U.S.
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 14:16    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Hi,
Some beautiful calcite, I think.



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Cafarnaum Mine, Mato Grosso, Brazil
 Description:
 Viewed:  717 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Description:
 Viewed:  719 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Description:
cheers !
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 15:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Other calcite.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rhisnes, Namur, Namur Province, Wallonia, Belgium
 Description:
Hexagonal dipyramid {8 8 -16 3}
 Viewed:  701 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
 Locality:
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  702 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
 Locality:
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  703 Time(s)

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089-Calcite-frite-Kipushi_R.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite (variety "frite")
 Locality:
Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  703 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2017 02:19    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

After seeing Ed's collection of Viburnum Trend calcites in outstanding quality

( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5289 )

I think I should add ALL calcites from Viburnum Trend to my favourites :-)
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