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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2012 11:00    Post subject: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I have been an occasional contributor to various threads in FMF and always enjoy viewing photos of minerals in other collections. I developed a passion for minerals after visiting the mineral display at a museum in my hometown. I started a collection soon thereafter and have been at it for some 50+ years now.

I enjoy assembling suites of minerals from various locations, and a few of my favorite localities are Maramures, Romania; Madan, Bulgaria; Dal'negorsk, and Southern Illinois. That being said, I do no not limit my collection to those areas, and my collection is really worldwide in scope.

From time to time I will post images of specimens I have acquired through self-collecting, trading and purchasing. I hope everyone will enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed browsing through the photos submitted by other collectors.

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0128 Calcite.jpg
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Put in Bay Island, Erie County, Ohio, USA
4.0 x 4.7 cm.
This honey-colored calcite was one of the first specimens in my collection. It was given to me as a prize at a museum meeting of students interested in the the natural sciences.
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2012 11:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Mike,

Well, I cannot say that my first specimens looked that nice!

Nice photo, too!

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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2012 11:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Mark. Nice to hear from you. I was lucky to have had a very generous mentor.


0138 Andalusite.jpg
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Andalusite var. chiastolite
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
5.1 x 5.5 cm
Photo of a thin slice that is backlit to show the crystal form. This piece was self-collected in 1962.
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2012 17:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Nice Calcite!

And how lucky you are knowing students INTERESTED in Earth Sciences...

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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 03:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Absolutely fascinating (0138 Andalusite.jpg) Thank you for sharing it with us.
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 08:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael,
The photo of the adalusite in transmitted light is really neat! would you post one of the specimen in reflected light as well? I wondered what the cyrstals are growing in.
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 08:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Elise wrote:
Hi Michael,
The photo of the adalusite in transmitted light is really neat! would you post one of the specimen in reflected light as well? I wondered what the cyrstals are growing in.
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The andalusite is not Michael's but rather Crosstimber's. It appears that Michael's thread has gotten sidetracked. Perhaps we could separate the postings into Michael and Crosstimber, so that each maintains their own thread?

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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 08:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

OOPS never mind! I hadn't realized that Crosstimber = Michael. Sorry!

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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 09:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you all for the kind comments. Elise, the andalusite crystals are embedded in a dark gray slate. I'll take a photo in reflected light and post it when I get a chance.

Tracy, sorry for the confusion. In the meantime, I have selected a few more pieces for today's offering.



1701 Rutile.jpg
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Rutile
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
3.1 x 4.3 cm.
Found in 2010.
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1772 Pyromorphite.jpg
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Pyromorphite
Brown's Open Pit, Rum Jungle, N. Territory, Australia
4.7 x 6.8 cm.
From the "Emerald Pocket" find in 2010
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1751 Siderite ps. calcite.jpg
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Siderite on sphalerite
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
4.3 x 6.1 cm.
Collected in 2006.
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 09:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The apology is mine, Michael. I'm off to a grouchy start of the day.

The andalusite is quite wonderful.

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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 09:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Superb photos, Michael. Keep going.

Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2012 10:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Carles. Your thread was what inspired me to start one of my own.

Elise asked for a photo of the andalusite in reflected light, so here goes. The first is obviously a photo of the same specimen I posted previously. The second is of another piece showing a cross-section of the cigar-shaped crystal and the terminal end embedded in the matrix.

After previewing these last two, I decided I will have to end my post for today with a little color.

Michael



Chiastolite thin slice.jpg
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Andalusite var. chiastolite
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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Andalusite var. chiastolite
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
5.2 x 7.6 cm.
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1650 Clinochlore.jpg
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Clinochlore var. kammererite
Kop Krom Mine, Erzurum Pprovince, Turkey
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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2012 07:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Neat! and helps put the andalusite in context. I have a large crystal from Hill City, S. Dakota which has a very rough surface -- I am not sure if it was extracted from a matrix such as what you show above or if it grew freely. It is interesting to see the black mineral surrounding the andalusite and trailing off to another crystal and also to see the colors of the 4 sections. Do they have eye-visible pleochroism ? I have some slices which show it nicely in the core but I haven't found any that show it so colorfully in the surrounding sections - that is, none so transparent as what you show in the back-lighted slice. You can see one of those in this old thread: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=13065&highlight=#13065

(The kammererite is beautiful, I don't think I've ever seen such large crystals. The color is mouthwatering!)
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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2012 09:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Elise,

Thanks for providing the link to your andalusite. I checked it out and was surprised to see how different it was. The ones I posted do not show any pleochroism. Just to be sure, I checked several other specimens I had from the same locality. :>(

Here a few more specimens from my collection that I am fond of.

Michael



0200 Galena Treece.jpg
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Ballard Mine, Treece, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
6.6 x 8.0 cm.
Galena is one of my favorite minerals. My wife jokes that our home is settling on one end because of the number of galenas in my collection. This one is very bright for a Tri-State specimen and very difficult to photograph because of the many reflective surfaces on the overgrowths.
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0200 Galena Treece.jpg



0351 Almandine.jpg
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Almandine on muscovite
Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
4.0 x 6.5 cm.
This piece dates to the late 1800s and is from a classic Massachusetts location.
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0021 Margarite.jpg
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Melvin Mine, Chester, Hampden Co,, Massachusetts, USA
7.5 x 10.2 cm
Pink margarite with minor green clinochlore and magnetite from another classic Massachusetts locality. The magnetite at this location was mixed with corundum and was mined as emery for abrasives. Self collected.
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2012 02:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

nice posts...............and pics...................
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2012 11:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Although I try to collect specimens that would be classified as small cabinet size, with 6 x 9 cm being ideal, I am not opposed to adding a nice thumbnail specimen to the collection now and then. So, today's offering consists of three of my favorite T/Ns. It just so happens all 3 are from Mexico.


TN269 Silver.jpg
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Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
2.0 x 2.6 cm
I like how the small calcite rhombs accent this wire silver.
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TN269 Silver.jpg



TN157 Wulfenite.jpg
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Wulfenite
Erupcion Mine, Sierra de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.4 x 2.9 cm
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TN128 129 Boleite.jpg
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Boleite
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Calif., Mexico
Xl on left = 0.8 cm, right xl. = 0.6 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2012 15:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Great Silver Michael, congratulations.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2012 15:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Fantastic photos, keep on adding more please

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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2012 11:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you for the encouraging words Jordi and James. Here are a few more pieces from my collection. I have an affinity for lead minerals.

Michael



0063 Cerussite.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite
Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania
6.2 x 9.0 cm.
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0063 Cerussite.jpg



0798 Mimetite.jpg
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Mimetite
Minerales Shaft, West Camp, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.4 x 7.9 cm
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0798 Mimetite.jpg



1055 Wulfenite.jpg
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Wulfenite
Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona
6.5 x 8.5 cm.
Collected from a large solution pocket on 1-29-1957.
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2012 12:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Fabulous collection! What a shame that the famous Russell, MA, almandine locality became "lost." It produced some great crystals! Your specimen is among them for sure.
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