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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2011 20:50    Post subject: New find of minerals from New York  

A few months ago we found a pocket of large crystals in Amity New york
We've found Diopside, Titanite, Scapolite,Uvite, Fluorapite, Fluoro-edenite, Azurite, Fluorite, Norbergite and Phlogopite.
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Diopside of Scapolite
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Graphite in the shape of a butterfly
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Scapolite (Meionite)
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Fluorapite
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One of twenty large boulders
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Close up of fist size crystals
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Large boulder covered with crystals
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2011 03:17    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Hi Glenn, welcome here, and congratulations for the nice find!

Thanks to share it with us.

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2011 18:13    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Thanks for the welcoming Jordi and fixing my sideway pictures.
Here are pictures of Tremolite and Fluoro-edenite under sw uv



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Fluoro-edenite 19 mm crystal
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Fluoro-edenite sw uv
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Tremolite 18mm
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Tremolite sw uv
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2011 18:58    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

One of my favorites, Titanite covered rock, 32 cm tall


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Titanite
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2011 19:59    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

This is a Uvite that has a light green fluorescent color 39 mm crystal

Large Meionite crystal 24cm on top of many diopside crystals 50cm overall



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uvite
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meionite
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 18:28    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

My yard is just filled with boulders covered in crystals. It started in September that's when we found the first one and I became a mineral collector


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diopside
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diopside
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Minerals Summer 2010 2010-09-21 031.JPG
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meionite, diopside, titanite and fluorapatite
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 19:16    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Was the collecting site an old mine dump or quarry?

Do you plan to trim those big rocks to a displayable size? If so, how?

Please post more pictures of those specimens with the big crystals when you finish cleaning them, perhaps as before and after images for comparison.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 19:16    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Glen - let me get this strait - you found these in your yard? Oh the luck of it all! How much property do you own and when can we meet?
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 20:06    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

This would seem to be the locality:

http://www.mindat.org/loc-222499.html
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2011 07:38    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Yes, right in the back yard, no more than one hundred feet from the house.
What I found out is that about 150 years ago they started finding large crystals here in Amity and is famous for its "Giant Spinels" They were not dumped here I dug them up.
I'm in construction and I am developing this property 32 acres into 6 building lots.
We are at the northern end of the Franklin marble belt and where there is contact between pegmitite granite and marble there is a high crystalization rate. There is still much more to be found here. Iv'e had help from the NYS museum at Albany but still deciding what to do with the large pieces.



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This is where most of the boulders came from
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2011 15:52    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Large diopside crystal fully terminated with titanites top and bottom 14 cm by 9cm


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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2011 08:23    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

This sample is from the first dig site in the front yard it yielded smaller crystals but some of my favorites


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hastingsite
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2011 09:46    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

A piece of marble covered with tiny crystals, most likely diopside 17 cm overall

Marble with norbergite and diopside under SW-UV. Many of the minerals are fluorescent here.



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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2011 11:40    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Large crazy looking diopside crystal and some scapolite


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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2011 13:23    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Some of Meionite that's not burried in snow, most fluoress pink but some are yellow


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meionite group
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pink
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2011 11:57    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Some nice graphite from dig site number 2 only 30 feet from the house


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Heart
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Wings
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2011 12:51    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

More Graphite in different form ( Zebra stripes)
24 mm graphite flake
graphite mass on marble



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Zebra
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Zebra
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22cm graphite covered marble
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2011 18:05    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Sorry if its too much but I'm in a graphite kind of mood


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graphite 6cm
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graphite 9cm long
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graphite crystals up to 10mm
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2011 08:02    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Scapolite and Titanite group 30cm,this was last weeks cleaning project


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Meionite and Titanite
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Titanite cluster
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Titanite cluster
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2011 17:41    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Here are some before and after pictures Cecil. This group is about 30 pounds.
35cm x 22cm



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