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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2013 04:59    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  



From the lead minerals of the south west to the zeolites of Skye, with, I hope a silver or two from Silver Glen. And then there are the Scottish pebbles (agates) that can be collected in many areas (I think we can admire them even if they may not be classified as crystallized by many)



P1000851.JPG
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Calcite
New Glencrieff mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK
~40cm across
From the Hunterian museum in Glasgow
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Stilbite
Sgurr nam Boc, Skye, Scotland, UK
~20cm across
From the Hunterian museum in Glasgow
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 14:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

I just thought I could add some Scottish agates.


100 Agate, Scotland.jpg
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Scotland, UK
7 x 5 cm
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1313 Moss Agate, Scotland.jpg
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Scotland, UK
7 x 4cm
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 04:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

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BariteScotland1.jpg
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Baryte
New Glencrieff Mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
11.5 x 7.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 14:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Nice New Glencrieff Baryte. I have found some on the tips but they are all very damaged (so I donated then to the museum for them to sell to visitors!)

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 17:24    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Here's something from the far north of Scotland


Amazonite Ben Loyal Sep 1997.JPG
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Microcline var. amazonite
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
33mm x 19mm
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2013 16:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Quartz


Ben Loyal Sep 1997.JPG
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Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
43mm tall x 35mm x 25mm
Quartz crystal with partially included Amazonite (microcline) crystal pieces to 15mm. There is a second generation of quartz 1-2mm thickness partially covering the specimen, more lustrous and transparent than the main crystal. From same locality as the amazonite specimen in previous picture. The microcline feldspar is greener than the photo shows.
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2013 17:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Another small Scottish classic


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Beryl
Ben a' Bhuird, Cairngorms, Grampian Region, Scotland, UK
20mm x 8mm x 6mm
Terminated gemmy greenish/yellowish beryl crystal.
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2013 10:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

An even smaller Scottish classic


elbaite - Glen Buchat.JPG
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Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Glen Buchat, Grampian Region, Scotland, UK
4mm tall
Terminated red-cap blue elbaite. The crystal is blue but has appeared a bit green in the photo.
Acquired in 2008.
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2013 11:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

An even smaller Scottish classic.


Sapphire micro Mull 1.jpg
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Corundum var sapphire.
Pennycross, W of Loch Scridain, Isle of Mull, Soctland, UK.
Crystal in background is 1 mm across. 37 mm specimen hosts many others, to 4 mm.
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2013 09:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Nice sapphire crystals Ru.

Here's something a bit more 'meaty' - tourmaline var. schorl. Large crystals of schorl are not uncommon in some Scottish pegmatites, but rarely form good euhedral crystals.



Schorl(2) - Pitcapel Quarry, Aberdeen..JPG
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Tourmaline var. Schorl
Pitcapel Quarry, Aberdeen, Grampian Region, Scotland, UK.
12cm tall x 7cm x 6cm
Large Schorl crystals with a bit of pegmatite matrix (quartz, pink feldspar and white mica). The specimen has a sawn base. I got this from a guy at the Bakewell Show this year (october), who aquired it by exchange in 2000 - not long after it was 'mined', apparently.
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Schorl(1) - Pitcapel Quarry, Aberdeen..JPG
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Tourmaline var. Schorl
Pitcapel Quarry, Aberdeen, Grampian Region, Scotland, UK.
12cm tall x 7cm x 6cm
Another view of the above specimen showing quartz-filled strain cracks in the schorl. Ergo, the quartz crystallised after the toumaline (schorl) which is usually the case in old pegmatites. The schorl crystals in this pegmatite are also bent or curved slightly, which may be because the host granite rock was still moving (emplacement) when (or just after) the pegmatite was formed.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2017 18:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - Scotland  

Different...


Calcite - Strontian_Argyll and Butte_Scotland_United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Strontian, Argyll and Butte, Scotland, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 6.9 × 3.8 × 2.8 cm
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Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.3 cm
Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
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