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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2015 09:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Good one. Hard to get these days...
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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2015 03:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Classic from Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia:


BaryDREIS.JPG
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Barite
 Locality:
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 6 cm, largest chalcopyrites 5 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2015 13:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Hi,

here is another one.



IMG_4087_.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Uffeln Quarry, Ibbenbüren, Steinfurt, Münsterland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 7 cm aprox.
 Description:
Doubly-ended quartz, about 4 cm in size, in a siderite lined geode, coated by white calcite. Found by Gerrie Golstein (NL) in 1971.
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 Mineral: Quartz, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Uffeln Quarry, Ibbenbüren, Steinfurt, Münsterland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 7 cm aprox.
 Description:
Doubly-ended quartz, about 4 cm in size, in a siderite lined geode, coated by white calcite. Found by Gerrie Golstein (NL) in 1971.
 Viewed:  7050 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2015 15:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

VERY nice specimen from Uffeln quarry, thanks for sharing it!
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2015 12:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

A quite typical Uffeln specimen. However, one has to understand that Uffeln produced excellent rock crystals and smoky quartzes in alpine quality up to 25 cm...
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2015 13:17    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Andreas Gerstenberg wrote:
A quite typical Uffeln specimen. However, one has to understand that Uffeln produced excellent rock crystals and smoky quartzes in alpine quality up to 25 cm...

Quite typical doesn't mean that it can't be very nice ;-) And a double-terminated, clear quartz on matrix, even if only 4 cm small, can be considered very nice! If only the largest and the best specimens would count, we wouldn't enjoy many minerals except for the MIM Museum in Beirut or the private collection of Adalberto Giazotto ;-)
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2015 05:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Love this thread! Lots of classics here....
Let me continue with something from my collection:



Galenit Pfannenberger Einigkeit 105 mm IMG_8141.jpg
 Mineral: Galenite
 Locality:
Pfannenberger Einigkeit Mine, Salchendorf, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: 10,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6844 Time(s)

Galenit Pfannenberger Einigkeit 105 mm IMG_8141.jpg



Siegenit Müsen IMG_0345.jpg
 Mineral: Siegenite
 Locality:
Müsen, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 33 mm
 Description:
Came with an old 19th century label "K.S. Mineralienniederlage in Freiberg"
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2015 05:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Of course this can be called a fine quartz specimen, why not? I don´t have a bigger one from that locale, anyway...;-)

Here two more Dreislar pieces:



Dolomit Dreislar.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite, Chalcopyrite, Baryte
 Locality:
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 11 x 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6842 Time(s)

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Baryt Dreislar.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 12 x 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6850 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 04:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Vivid colour, as if it was from China:


IMG_1068.JPG
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 12 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  6141 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2016 04:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Finally something new from my own collection:


PfannenbGAL.JPG
 Mineral: Galena, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Pfannenberger Einigkeit Mine, Salchendorf, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm, largest galena 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5948 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2016 15:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Really good sphalerite from Meggen:


MeggenZINK.JPG
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Meggen Mine, Lennestadt, Olpe, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6 cm, largest crystal 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5711 Time(s)

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MeggZxx.JPG
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Meggen Mine, Lennestadt, Olpe, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6 cm, largest crystal 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5705 Time(s)

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MeggZxx-L.JPG
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Meggen Mine, Lennestadt, Olpe, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6 cm, largest crystal 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5692 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2016 13:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Boulangerite from a classic locality:


IMG_1070.JPG
 Mineral: Boulangerite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: ~ 13 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  5293 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2016 10:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Another rhodo for the Siegerland suite...


Rhodochrosit (Rothemühle).jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Vahlberger Zug Mine, Rothemühle, Wenden, Olpe, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 4 cm
 Description:
Small pink crystals from a classic locality.
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 03:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Twinned pyrite from NRW:


IMG_1074.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Extertal, Weserbergland, Lippe, Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 9 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 12:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Germany is actually not known for large stibnite crystals, here's a rather good one from North Rhine-Westphalia:


IMG_0382.JPG
 Mineral: Stibnite
 Locality:
Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 6 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  3034 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2017 13:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Probably the best German stibnites from there... Regarding your mindat list post: the mindat list is - by far - not complete. There are roundabout 1900 different mineral species known from German localities. However, you´re right. There are new species found every year...
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2017 01:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Andreas Gerstenberg wrote:
Regarding your mindat list post: the mindat list is - by far - not complete. There are roundabout 1900 different mineral species known from German localities.
Wow, even 1900? Any reliable source for this?
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2017 07:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Me;-) Maybe about 50 species are doubtful in this list. Many of those 1900 species have never been published, of course.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2017 09:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Galena and Pyromorphite time...


Galena - Meyer Quarry_Hastenrath_Eschweiler_Aachen_North Rhine-Westphalia_Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.3 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm
Mined on 07/04/2007
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Pyromorphite - Ramsbeck_Meschede_Sauerland_North Rhine-Westphalia_Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm
 Viewed:  2577 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 01, 2017 01:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Galena and Pyromorphite time...
Always a good time, Jordi - very nice specimens!!! :-)
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