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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2010 20:37    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

And treasure it you should, Sperrylite is very rare, only recently do collectors have any chance of getting one. They were unobtainable15 years ago. These will sell off and again they will be a tough find.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2010 21:32    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Well that is our eighth one, so I guess we have a pretty decent appreciation of them.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2010 14:44    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Speaking of "Imperial Topaz" (from the other thread on the Forum -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=1065 ), seeing the Ouro Preto image displayed as a "most viewed photo" made me go back to look at it again, which I was glad to do; that's a great-looking topaz.
As well, I love the red quartz! Also the tanzanite. And the rutile.
Thanks again for posting all these!
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 08:47    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Just got a lot of photos from Jeff Scovil of our minerals...


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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 09:06    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hurrah!!! ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 11:08    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Hurrah!!! ;-)


I am trying to cook for a crowd, so am going to add photos in between rolling meatballs and cleaning house! Hugs to you Jordi, and Jim says hello.

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 14:41    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

.Copper after Aragonite on a copper plate.
Cabinet sized, a real unusual piece.

Corocoro, La Paz.Bolivia



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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 14:49    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

...Bristol, Connecticut Chalcocite
This was on the cover of Rocks and Minerals as well as Matrix magazine.
We have had it for a few years now. We had wanted Jeff to take a digital format photo, one that was taken while in our collection. We sometimes challenge Jeff to reshoot a piece years later and find he quite enjoys the challenge. He likes to see if he can do a better job now as compared to then. I think he did a great job on this photo.



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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 14:57    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

...Erongo Mountains, Namibia This is a miniature.


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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 15:02    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Any possibility of listing the sizes of the specimens?
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 15:19    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

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Yep, as soon as I find the time. It is a lot of work looking them up at the moment, expecting Jolyon to walk through the door any minute for a stay here. I promise to add the sizes when my life settles a bit! I have Irv Brown arriving on Friday too...so it is the usual crazy weekend ahead!

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 17:32    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Dear Gail:

So glad you have the chalcocite. It was always one of our favorites. It's looking beautiful in Jeff's photo, as always.

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2010 17:40    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Dawn MinetteCooper wrote:
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So glad you have the chalcocite. It was always one of our favorites. It's looking beautiful in Jef's photo, as always.



Dawn, thank you. I am so tired I called it Chacopyrite! Egads, I know better. Been cleaning and cooking in prep. for the weekend. I have had a number of your pieces photo'd and love that we have them in our collection...makes me think of you when I see them. I had never met Jim, but I feel as though I know something of him through the pieces we have, and of you of course! You are always delightful.
Hugs, Gail

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 01:28    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Is that Erongo Fluorite a fake or a real one Gail ?

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 07:14    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Well Debbie, it's real. The dealer I bought it from is on this forum quite often and I doubt he would be selling me fakes!
( and it was not expensive at all, so no reason to make fakes? )

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 07:46    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

I have seen a fair number of these but only as loose fluorites. This is the first I have seen on matrix. They clearly are the product of natural etching, in some ways similar to the etched fluorites from Elmwood, Tennessee. Congratulations Jim, a very nice catch!
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 12:06    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Is there any sign that the flourite "scepter" could have been glued onto the matrix?
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 15:34    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

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Is there any sign that the flourite "scepter" could have been glued onto the matrix?


Just above the bubble gum and under the double stick tape I think see some gorilla glue drops.

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 16:05    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Sorry Gail I don't mean to be disrespectful at all its just there was a thread on mindat about these sceptre fakes, did you see it ? Your friend Peter also confirms this practise.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 16:27    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Debbie Woolf wrote:
Sorry Gail I don't mean to be disrespectful at all its just there was a thread on mindat about these sceptre fakes, did you see it ? Your friend Peter also confirms this practise.


No problem Debbie, I know you weren't being disrespectful! You are always very nice. We have had this under the microscope, no signs of anything untoward.
Jolyon is looking at it as I type.

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