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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2017 19:05    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Colombia.

I bought this crystal here in Medellín. It looks like the classic New York´s buildings.
On this occasion the dealer gave me the locality. It comes from the Municipio Suaita in Santander Department, Colombia. Exactly from the little town called San Cristobal.

I've read about the Tessin habit quartz from Switzerland. In a Tessin habit quartz the hexagonal prism grow continuously thinner towards the tip and presents horizontal growth lines.

Tessin crystal habit is the result of repeated alternating termination and prism faces forming a tapered crystal with striated faces. This habit shows a crystal structure that is indicative of slow growth.

The formation of Tessin habit crystals is rather rare in nature and depends on specific conditions in the pocket.

I guess this is a Tessin quartz with the sharp tapering habit, not Switzerland but Colombian.

“Single flawless crystal of pristine See-Through Tessin habit quartz.
This is a specimen with optical clarity and brightness. The horizontal lines you see, add both personality and luster. Rich in faces at the tip.”



IMG_6976.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 74mm x 27mm
 Description:
Single flawless crystal of pristine See-Through Tessin habit quartz. Frontal view.
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 74mm x 27mm
 Description:
Backside.
 Viewed:  1389 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 74mm x 27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1390 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 74mm x 27mm
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2017 12:20    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Very beautiful quartz crystal!
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2017 22:38    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Thank you so much for your words Tobi. Very glad you like it.

Aragonite from Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

Pyrite from Navajún.



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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: 26mm x 72mm x 18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1284 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: 26mm x 72mm x 18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1283 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 72mm x 38mm
 Description:
A massive pyrite specimen with some crystals in the surface, similar to a sea bed.
 Viewed:  1285 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 72mm x 38mm
 Description:
A massive pyrite specimen with some crystals in the surface, similar to a sea bed.
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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2017 18:21    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Emerald on Pyrite from Muzo, Colombia.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm x 37mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1228 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm x 37mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1230 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm x 37mm x 24mm
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PostPosted: Oct 24, 2017 17:32    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

To celebrate the first hundred post a Pyrite from Navajún, La Rioja, Spain.


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 132mm x 64mm x 77mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1174 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 132mm x 64mm x 77mm
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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2017 18:34    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Gypsum and aragonite from Almeria, Spain.

Aragonite from Soria, Spain.



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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Yesos de Sorbas Karst, Los Yesares, Sorbas, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 220mm x 85mm x 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1104 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Yesos de Sorbas Karst, Los Yesares, Sorbas, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 220mm x 85mm x 13mm
 Description:
A window through the 13mm of gypsum..
 Viewed:  1110 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
La Cena del Depósito Claim, Huércal-Overa, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 75mm x 62mm x 39mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1102 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Afloramiento del Keuper, Los Tolmos, Arbujuelo, Medinaceli, Soria, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 30mm x 57mm x 28mm
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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2017 18:53    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

I forgot to comment that the gypsum Karst in Sorbas has been a Natural Place protected since 1979 approximately in a 60%. In the remaining one 40% there are installed five or six quarries that produce a very estimated gypsum for the construction in the USA and China.

These quarries have men at work 24 hours/day and 7 days/week and constantly ships are loaded between fifty and seventy thousand tons in the Garrucha´s port way to Shanghai and to New York.

This material is a very important source of income for the region. It provokes an incredible movement of truckers, gas stations, restaurants, lawyers, longshoremen, engineers, port personnel, taxes, etc...

Due the gypsum deposit, the Garrucha´s port is the most profitable port facility of the whole Andalusia, the coastal region of the south of Spain.

Also since 2002 in the karst there is a tourist trail with three difficulty levels.

A good friend who works in one of the quarries gave me the gypsum i posted before.

Now an azurite from Morocco.



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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 33mm x 35mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1055 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 33mm x 35mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1055 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 33mm x 35mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1058 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 29, 2017 18:31    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Santander, Colombia.

Three doubly terminated crystals in cross arranged. This is the universal mathematical unknown: “X”.


Pyrite from Navajún.

Eight or nine overlapping cubes giving a curious appearance to the piece.



IMG_7607.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 57mm x 32mm x 17mm
 Description:
Three doubly terminated crystals in cross arranged. This is the universal mathematical unknown: “X”.
 Viewed:  950 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 57mm x 32mm x 17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  952 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 57mm x 32mm x 17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  950 Time(s)

IMG_4823.1.jpg



IMG_7124.1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 28mm x 29mm x 31mm
 Description:
Eight or nine overlapping cubes giving a curious appearance to the piece.
 Viewed:  956 Time(s)

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IMG_7125.1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 28mm x 29mm x 31mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  951 Time(s)

IMG_7125.1.jpg



IMG_7128.1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 28mm x 29mm x 31mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  951 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2017 03:17    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Very nice Colombian quartz specimen!
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2017 11:20    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Pierre, thank you very much for your message.

Do you like it more for the crystals or for the mathematics? Glad you like.

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Gypsum from Tunisia.

A desert rose purchased in 1998 in Hammamet. One of the first pieces of the collection. Previous to this one I only preserved three or four about 1977.


Aragonite from Málaga, Spain.

Crust of cream-coloured aragonite on a surface of an intensely yellow limonite



IMG_7389.1.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Tunisia
 Dimensions: 13cm x 6cm x 8cm
 Description:
Frontal view. A desert rose purchased in 1998 in Hammamet. One of the first pieces of the collection. Previous to this one I only preserved three or four about 1977.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

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IMG_7390.1.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Tunisia
 Dimensions: 13cm x 6cm x 8cm
 Description:
Top view.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 117mm x 98mm x 37mm
 Description:
Crust of cream-coloured aragonite on a surface of an intensely yellow limonite
 Viewed:  846 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 9 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  847 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2017 17:59    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Portugal.

Druse of milky quartz, probably coating with orange iron oxides.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Senhora da Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu District, Portugal
 Dimensions: 114mm x 82mm x 63mm
 Description:
Druse of milky quartz, probably coating with orange iron oxides.
 Viewed:  780 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Senhora da Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu District, Portugal
 Dimensions: 114mm x 82mm x 63mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  782 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Senhora da Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu District, Portugal
 Dimensions: 114mm x 82mm x 63mm
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 Viewed:  783 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2017 00:02    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Santander, Colombia.

Clear cluster quartz crystals sharply terminated.

The largest crystal is 62 mm long. Its clarity allows to see the horizontal striations on the sides, that are typical of the crystals I have from San Cristobal, Suaita.


Small Galena from Jaén, Spain.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 54mm x 40mm
 Description:
Clear cluster quartz crystals sharply terminated. The largest crystal is 62 mm long. Its clarity allows to see the horizontal striations on the sides, that are typical of the crystals I have from San Cristobal, Suaita.
 Viewed:  697 Time(s)

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IMG-20170830-WA0030.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 54mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  696 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 54mm x 40mm
 Description:
Its clarity allows to see the horizontal striations on the sides, that are typical of the crystals I have from San Cristobal, Suaita.
 Viewed:  698 Time(s)

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IMG_7223.1.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
La Cruz mining group, La Cruz vein, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 24mm x 25mm x 22mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  695 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
La Cruz mining group, La Cruz vein, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 24mm x 25mm x 22mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  700 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 04, 2017 21:14    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Segovia, Spain.

Thin crust of small crystals quartz with a couple of giants.
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Pyrite from La Rioja, Spain.

Small cubic pyrite crystals on matrix.

Some of them intergrown and many have mirror effect in the faces, like the pyrite 7311.1 posted before.

With different forms, from a square of the chess with a little height to a shoebox.
Field collected in 2012.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Hoya de los Toriles Quarry, Villacastín, Segovia, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 80mm x 49mm x 25mm
 Description:
Thin crust of small crystals quartz with a couple of giants.
 Viewed:  626 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 13cm x 11cm x 6cm
 Description:
Small cubic pyrite crystals on matrix. Some of them intergrown and many have mirror effect in the faces, like the pyrite 7311.1 posted before. With different forms, from a square of the chess with a little height to a shoebox. Field collected in 2012.
 Viewed:  624 Time(s)

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IMG_7648.2.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 13cm x 11cm x 6cm
 Description:
Intergrown crystals.
 Viewed:  628 Time(s)

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IMG_7652.1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 13cm x 11cm x 6cm
 Description:
One shoebox and one chess square.
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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2017 13:49    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Santander, Colombia.

Specimen of divergent spiny clear crystals quartz about 8 cm legth, growing from quartz matrix. Some of them with horizontal striations and termination faces near the top of the sides and all sharp undamaged terminations.

Some needle show one greatly enlarged rhombohedral face at the tip.

The crystals are bigger than the usual size I have from this locality. The largest crystal is 9 cm long.
It is hard for me to take a nice picture, but i think the crystals present themselves in a sculptural arrangement.
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Aragonite from Soria, Spain.

Brown aragonite crystals showing the hexagonal prismatic habit, and twinned cyclically on {110}.



IMG-20170830-WA0023.12.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 77mm x 102mm x 67mm
 Description:
Divergent spiny clear crystals of quartz about 8 cm legth, growing from quartz matrix. Some of them with horizontal striations and termination faces near the top of the sides and all sharp undamaged terminations. Some needle show one greatly enlarged rhombohedral face at the tip.
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IMG-20170830-WA0024.2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 77mm x 102mm x 67mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  541 Time(s)

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IMG-20170830-WA0035.2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 77mm x 102mm x 67mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  541 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Afloramiento del Keuper, Los Tolmos, Arbujuelo, Medinaceli, Soria, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 42mm x 38mm x 26mm
 Description:
Brown aragonite crystal showing the hexagonal prismatic habit, and twinned cyclically on {110}.
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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Afloramiento del Keuper, Los Tolmos, Arbujuelo, Medinaceli, Soria, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 42mm x 38mm x 26mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  543 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2017 13:23    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Fluorite from Asturias, Spain.

Two intergrown cubes of purple fluorite. Opaque crystals with faces and edges not smooth, both with “tetris” growths.

The geometric coloured zones in his core may be growth ghosts, only visible with backlight.

It´s from Asturias but I´m not sure about the locality.
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Microcline from Barcelona, Spain.



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 Mineral: Fluorite.
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main crystal: 40mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
Backlight with “tetris” growings. Two intergrown cubes of purple fluorite. Opaque crystals with faces and edges not smooth, both with “tetris” growths. The geometric coloured zones in his core may be growth ghosts, only visible with backlight.
 Viewed:  429 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite.
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main crystal: 40mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
We see the growth ghosts.
 Viewed:  428 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite.
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main crystal: 40mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
The coloured zones.
 Viewed:  429 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Microcline
 Locality:
Gualba de Dalt, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
 Dimensions: 60mm x 42mm x 36mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  429 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2017 16:46    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

franjungle[quote="franjungle wrote:
...It´s from Asturias but I´m not sure about the locality...

To know it we would need a photo without light behind, preferently with natural light

franjungle wrote:
...Orthoclase from Barcelona, Spain.

These are Microclines, do you want I change the "Orthoclase" to Microcline?
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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2017 20:20    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi dear boss Jordi.

Thank you very much for your message.

I am posting two new photographs of this fluorite in order to help identify the locality. Both shots are with LED lights, not natural light.

Certainly was lacking a natural photograph as you ask, but they were turning out more tasteless for me.

I add the purchase was at Expominerales Madrid (Spain) in March 2013, in the stand of Félix Gómez called Krystalia. I also bought from him two fluorites from the Moscona Mine (Asturias).

Really, thank you for changing the orthoclase example from Gualba, very near to your city. Nobody better than you to know this specimen.

Sorry for the job I brought up, but I had this piece labeled as orthoclase.

Best regards.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main crystal: 40mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
Two intergrown cubes of purple fluorite. Opaque crystals with faces and edges not smooth, both with “tetris” growths. The geometric colored zones in his core may be growth ghosts, only visible with backlight.
 Viewed:  365 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main crystal: 40mm x 40mm x 40mm
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2017 18:20    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

franjungle wrote:
...I am posting two new photographs of this fluorite in order to help identify the locality. Both shots are with LED lights, not natural light.

Certainly was lacking a natural photograph as you ask, but they were turning out more tasteless for me...

franjungle wrote:
...Really, thank you for changing the orthoclase example from Gualba, very near to your city. Nobody better than you to know this specimen...

Fixed the Microcline.

The Fluorite seems to be of La Viesca Mine.

Thanks for the confidence.
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2017 11:33    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Jordi.

I thought so, from La Viesca.
I had seen some finer and more transparent but with the same growths and morphology than this one. And with very seemed ghosts from the Geoda del Tiro in La Viesca Mine.

Thank you for your valued opinion.

If you want to add “La Viesca Mine, Zona minera de La Collada, Oviedo, Asturias” will be perfect.
Thank you.
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Calcite from Tunisia.
Both halves of this geode have dog-tooth calcite crystals, and specially in the left the growing is like a cactus. The two halves fit perfectly together, and there is no damage outside.
Was purchased in 1998 in the Chebika´s oasis, near the Algeria border. One of the first pieces in the collection.

Bariopharmacosiderite from María Josefa Mine, Almería, Spain.



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Tunisia
 Dimensions: 62mm x 48mm x 55mm
 Description:
Both halves of this geode have dog-tooth calcite crystals, and specially in the left the growing is like a cactus. The two halves fit perfectly together, and there is no damage outside. Was purchased in 1.998 in the Chebika´s oasis, near the Algeria border. One of the fisrt pieces in the collection.
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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Tunisia
 Dimensions: 62mm x 48mm x 55mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  243 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Bariopharmacosiderite
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV = 9 mm
 Description:
From my friend Adrian Pesudo.
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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2017 17:54    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

An intense yellow limonite from Málaga, Spain.

Specimen with stalactitic forms, intense yellow color and some calcite crystals.
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Azurite from Almería, Spain.

Porcupine Azurite crystals.



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 Mineral: limonite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 64mm x 55mm x 52mm
 Description:
Specimen with stalactitic forms, intense yellow color and some calcite crystals.
 Viewed:  168 Time(s)

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 Mineral: limonite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 64mm x 55mm x 52mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  166 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Reformada Mine, El Pinar de Bédar, Bédar, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV = 29 mm.
 Description:
Porcupine Azurite crystals.
 Viewed:  168 Time(s)

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