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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 03:39    Post subject: Louis Collection  

I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to FMF, and especially Jordi Fabre for making room on his server for collectors to display their treasures. It is a great initiative, and I hope to make FMF my “semi-official” minerals homepage. Again many thanks to FMF and Jordi!

I am a very busy (and frequently tired) physics/mathematics teacher, married with two young children. Though I am new to minerals, I have read much about minerals, mineral collections and mineral collectors. I have also spent many hours at the State Library (Adelaide), National Library in Canberra, several University Libraries and a few private libraries looking through current and past editions of the “Mineralogical Record”, “Rocks and Minerals” and “Lapis.” I have also perused dozens of the peer reviewed scientific journals related to minerals and mining, especially “Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta”, “Resource Geology”, Journal of the Mineralogical Society of America, “American Mineralogist” and some publications of the USGS. I have also purchased a few textbooks on geology, mineralogy and mining history to add to my home library. I have also looked at the mineral collections housed in a few of Australia’s Museums, a few private collections and online looking at the mineral collections housed in overseas Museums. I have also walked the online “corridors” of Mindat, The-Vug and WebMineral. It can be said then, that I have done my “homework” and some!

During the course of my investigations into the hobby of mineral collecting, I have spoken to mining companies, mine managers, miners, geologists, mineralogists, gemologists, curators, mineral retailers, mineral wholesalers and a few mineral collectors. To “kick-start” my collection I was fortunate to purchase some fine pieces from a few local collectors who decided to downsize their collections or move on to other things. As for my preferences, I have none. All minerals and all mineral localities appeal to me and I will collect whatever catches my eye and whatever I can afford.

To digress slightly, I have made a solemn promise to my wife not to buy another mineral or mineral related textbook for at least six months. I am afraid I have decimated my budget (and much of hers) for this financial year.

I hope to make many worthwhile contributions to FMF over the course of my involvement, and without further ado, I present my first piece.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 03:45    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

The attached specimen of Cassiterite with Muscovite contains two highly lustrous and complex crystals of cassiterite approximately 3 x 2cm each.


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Cassiterite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
12 x 11 x 4cm; 652 grams
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 03:49    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

The attached specimen of Cassiterite with Muscovite contains two highly lustrous and complex crystals of cassiterite approximately 3 x 2cm each.


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Cassiterite with Muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 03:51    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

The attached specimen of Cassiterite with Muscovite contains two highly lustrous and complex crystals of cassiterite approximately 3 x 2cm each.


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Cassiterite with Muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
12 x 11 x 4cm; 652 grams
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 11:00    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

Louis,
Nice Xuebaoding cassiterite! I just love these specimens.
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2012 03:48    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

This specimen is a mass of interlocking fluorite cubes in a very nice translucent (gemmy) yellow. It looks very impressive when backlit. I have better Fluorite specimens, but none prettier. I have attached three views. The acrylic stand is home made.


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Fluorite
Minggang mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
9 x 8 x 3 cm; 326 grams, “gemmy”
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Fluorite
Minggang mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
9 x 8 x 3 cm; 326 grams, “gemmy”
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Fluorite
Minggang mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
9 x 8 x 3 cm; 326 grams, “gemmy”
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2012 04:35    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

This specimen is a single large crystal of magnetite with a small amount of attached matrix – quartz. Though it appears black in the photo it is in fact “steel grey” with a “silky” luster. Originally offered for sale as “garnet” a magnet indicated otherwise. The acrylic stand is home made.


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Magnetite Crystal – dodecahedral
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
8 x 7 x 5 cm; 600 grams, highly magnetic
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Magnetite Crystal – dodecahedral
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
8 x 7 x 5 cm; 600 grams, highly magnetic
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Magnetite Crystal – dodecahedral
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
8 x 7 x 5 cm; 600 grams, highly magnetic
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2012 03:52    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

MONSTER SPHALERITE

The specimen is a large mass of stunningly lustrous, large gem sphalerite crystals with complex glassy faces sitting on a matrix covered with tiny quartz crystals. The piece consists of dozens of complex sphalerite crystals, but three large crystal groups are easily visible in the photos. These are about 5 x 5 x 3 cm in size. The sphalerite crystals display a distinct “reddish” hue, some with internal flashes of red, and when backlit looks like “red” tinted glass. I believe material such as this was often called “ruby jack.” The acrylic stand and label are home made.



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Sphalerite on Quartz
Kangjiawan Polymetallic Deposit, Shuikoushan Ore Field, Changning County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
16 x 15 x 7 cm; 1933 gram (~ 4.3 lbs)
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Sphalerite on Quartz
Kangjiawan Polymetallic Deposit, Shuikoushan Ore Field, Changning County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
16 x 15 x 7 cm; 1933 gram (~ 4.3 lbs)
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Sphalerite on Quartz
Kangjiawan Polymetallic Deposit, Shuikoushan Ore Field, Changning County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
16 x 15 x 7 cm; 1933 gram (~ 4.3 lbs)
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Sphalerite on Quartz
Kangjiawan Polymetallic Deposit, Shuikoushan Ore Field, Changning County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
16 x 15 x 7 cm; 1933 gram (~ 4.3 lbs)
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2012 04:15    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

MONSTER MAGNETITE

The specimen is a large and very heavy mass of magnetite crystals on a matrix of massive magnetite. The magnetite crystals occur as rhombic-dodecahedrons and range in size from 5mm to just over 20mm on edge. Originally offered for sale as “garnet” a magnet indicated otherwise. The luster of the magnetite is more typical of andradite garnet from the same deposit, hence the confusion. The acrylic stand and label are home made.



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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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Magnetite crystals on massive Magnetite
Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China.
21 x 18 x 6 cm; 4 kilogram (~ 8.8 lbs), highly magnetic
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2012 04:29    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

That concludes the largest specimens in my collection. I hope everyone has enjoyed looking at them as much as I have enjoyed photographing them. I have about 300 minerals ranging in size from miniature to cabinet for which I am making acrylic stands. I estimate it will take about six months to finish, and then I will be building appropriate display fixtures in my study. At the moment everything is in boxes!
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2012 06:05    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

Good minerals! The giant magnetite crystal is stunning, haven't seen such a large x of that species before.
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 03:42    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

RARE COPPER MINERAL

The specimen comprises a beautiful blue carpet of sparkling microcrystals of cornetite with associated malachite. Sadly, the photographs did not capture the intense luster of the cornetite microcrystals. It is a beautiful piece!

Included are photographs of the label and stand, both homemade. The stand consists of a back support and a small support for the front of the specimen. In all, a very secure stand!



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Cornetite
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba Copper Belt, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 x 9 x 5 cm; 322 gram
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Cornetite
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba Copper Belt, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 x 9 x 5 cm; 322 gram
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Cornetite
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba Copper Belt, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 x 9 x 5 cm; 322 gram
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Cornetite
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba Copper Belt, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 x 9 x 5 cm; 322 gram
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Cornetite
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba Copper Belt, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 x 9 x 5 cm; 322 gram
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 04:11    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

GALENA – UNUSUAL MORPHOLOGY

To me this is a superb specimen of exceptionally bright, silvery metallic galena. It comprises two types of galena - a melted galena with a free flowing surface, and groups of very sharp spinel twinned galena crystals. I was introduced to these Bulgarian minerals about two months ago, and I now find them to be the most exciting sulphide minerals I have hitherto seen.

Included are photographs of the label and stand, both homemade. The stand consists of a backrest on which the specimen sits and a small support for the front of the specimen to stop it sliding forward. In all, a very secure stand!



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Galena
Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
Galena
Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
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Galena
Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
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Galena
Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
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Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
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Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
10 x 9 x 5 cm; 815 gram
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Krushev dol mine, Madan Ore Field, Sth Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
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PostPosted: Feb 29, 2012 04:07    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection - Mexican Wulfenite  

The specimen looks like a “shark fin” and comprises a rich limonitic gossan that supports translucent green botryoidal Mimetite together with highly lustrous, butterscotch coloured crystals of Wulfenite. The Wulfenite crystals are about 10 mm long.

Also included are photos of the homemade stand and label. The stand is simply an acrylic block with clear rubber feet. To secure the piece I use a small “anti-slip” rubber mat. The mat comes in 2 meter by 0.30 meter rolls for about $2AUD, and is great material for mineral specimens.



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Wulfenite with Mimetite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Level 6, San Juan Poniente, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
14 x 8 x 7 cm: 447 gram
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Wulfenite with Mimetite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Level 6, San Juan Poniente, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
14 x 8 x 7 cm: 447 gram
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Wulfenite with Mimetite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Level 6, San Juan Poniente, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
14 x 8 x 7 cm: 447 gram
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Wulfenite with Mimetite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Level 6, San Juan Poniente, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
14 x 8 x 7 cm: 447 gram
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Wulfenite with Mimetite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Level 6, San Juan Poniente, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
14 x 8 x 7 cm: 447 gram
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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2012 21:33    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

Amazing .... I admire your collection, I would like to see more photos .... if there is a course)
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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2012 02:54    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

Dear Princess:

Many thanks for your encouraging words! I bought a large consignment locally, and I have many boxes to open. As each box is opened, I will photograph the specimen. I am trying to photograph each mineral with the stand I make for it, but I am falling behind. I will post a few more minerals in the next day or so, but I have about 300 to catalog, curate and build stands for so this is a long-term project. I am hoping in the next few days to post the procedure for making inexpensive, yet professional looking acrylic stands, along with a few tricks one can perform with acrylic.

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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2012 20:57    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

The specimen is a variety of Hematite called Kidney Ore. It consists of interlocking botryoids and has a beautiful luster and a pleasing brownish red hue.

Also included are photos of the homemade stand and label. The stand is simply an acrylic block with clear rubber feet. To secure the piece I use a small piece of the “anti-slip” rubber.



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Hematite, Variety: Kidney Ore
Florence mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North Western Region, Cumbria, UK.
10 x 10 x 7 cm; 1440 gram
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Hematite, Variety: Kidney Ore
Florence mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North Western Region, Cumbria, UK.
10 x 10 x 7 cm; 1440 gram
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Hematite, Variety: Kidney Ore
Florence mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North Western Region, Cumbria, UK.
10 x 10 x 7 cm; 1440 gram
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2012 02:51    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

The specimen comprises multiple clear crystals of Cerussite on fine-grained hematite. There are associated Baryte blades and the matrix is limonite. Also included are photos of the homemade stand and label. The stand consists of an acrylic block with anti-slip rubber mat and four clear rubber feet.


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Cerussite with Baryte on hematite/limonite
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
8 x 5 x 4 cm; 292 gram
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Cerussite with Baryte on hematite/limonite
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
8 x 5 x 4 cm; 292 gram
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Cerussite with Baryte on hematite/limonite
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
8 x 5 x 4 cm; 292 gram
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Cerussite with Baryte on hematite/limonite
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
8 x 5 x 4 cm; 292 gram
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2012 01:54    Post subject: Vanadinite on Baryte  

VANADINITE ON BARYTE

The specimen comprises hundreds of Vanadinite crystals on a Baryte matrix. The Vanadinite crystals range in size from about 1mm to just over 12mm, and the colour ranges from orange in the small crystals to deep red in the larger ones.

Also included are photos of the homemade stand and label. The stand comprises two back supports and a front support. With lighter specimens (<1kg) the back supports shown in the photo are sufficient. With heavier specimens, I use the triangular shaped supports as seen earlier with the large magnetite specimen posted a few days ago.



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Vanadinite on Baryte
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
12 x 11 x 4 cm; 730 gram
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Vanadinite on Baryte
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
12 x 11 x 4 cm; 730 gram
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Vanadinite on Baryte
ACF mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
12 x 11 x 4 cm; 730 gram
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2012 09:37    Post subject: Re: Louis Collection  

Nice collection. I like the red colour of the vanadinite very much!

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