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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2018 13:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I love it: great contrast and nice elongated shape

You are right, it's a special piece. Thank you Philippe!
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2018 16:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#685)  

NOT a Colombian fossil :-(


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x27x19mm, longest xl=22mm
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x27x19mm, longest xl=22mm
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2018 15:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Parisite (#6200)  

Parisite with striated faces.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Parisite, Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 26x40x28mm, xl=11mm
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2018 15:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#680)  

Poorly to uncrystallised pale green beryl (Called locally 'Morralla')


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x24x25mm
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 01:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#680)  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
Poorly to uncrystallised pale green beryl (Called locally 'Morralla')


Beautiful specimen! :-)

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 06:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#680)  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
Poorly to uncrystallised pale green beryl (Called locally 'Moralla')


Beautiful specimen! :-)

Appreciate your kind words Pierre!
The word ‘Morralla’ describes the opaque low-grade rough material mainly used for cheap jewelry and handicrafts.
When mining for emeralds, the presence of morralla is sometimes a good indicator of crystallized emeralds in the vicinity.

PS: Should be 'Morralla' and not 'Moralla' as initially written. Thanks for pointing this out Jordi!



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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2018 14:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#681)  

Group of translucent crystals from Chivor.
Host rock is grey shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x25x29mm, xls=up to 10mm
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2018 04:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#682)  

Beryl crystals embedded in a brecciated matrix of iron-stained calcite


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x27x28mm, xls=11 & 8mm
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x27x28mm, xls=11 & 8mm
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PostPosted: May 04, 2018 16:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#683)  

Beryl crystal embedded in a calcite rhomb


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 16x16x12mm, xl=12mm
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PostPosted: May 07, 2018 07:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#665)  

Light green crystal with complex pyramidal termination.
Pyrite and calcite are set in a brecciated matrix with patches of black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 30x28x17mm, xl=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  421 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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PostPosted: May 13, 2018 17:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#669)  

Beryl specimen from Coscuez standing on a Calcite matrix.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 18x30x34mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  229 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 18x30x34mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  229 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 18x30x34mm, xl=9mm
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PostPosted: May 18, 2018 07:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#684)  

Water clear crystal from Muzo.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x31x24mm, xl=12mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  137 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x31x24mm, xl=12mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  137 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x31x24mm, xl=12mm
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