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PostPosted: May 30, 2009 15:22    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hübnerite, quartz

Group of uncommon thin prismatic hübnerite crystals with quartz. Overall size: 100 mm x 60 mm. Widest hübnerite crystal: 7 mm wide. Weight: 218 g. Extracted about year 2002.

Mundo Nuevo Mine (Labor Toro), Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru.

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6633M-hubnerite.jpg
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Hübnerite, quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine (Labor Toro), Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
100 mm x 60 mm
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Hübnerite, quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine (Labor Toro), Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
100 mm x 60 mm
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Hübnerite, quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine (Labor Toro), Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
100 mm x 60 mm

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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2009 13:23    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), gyrolite

Scolecite with apophyllite-(KF) on gyrolite. Overall size: 65 mm x 75 mm x 55 mm. Scolecite in white acicular crystals as radiating sprays to 6 cm, with apophyllite-(KF) in colorless pseudocubic crystals to 1 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm on a bed of white spherical aggregates of gyrolite to 1 cm. Ex Joan Massagué collection. Photos shot by himself.

Malad, Ward 38, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.



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Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), gyrolite
Malad, Ward 38, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
65 mm x 75 mm x 55 mm
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Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), gyrolite
Malad, Ward 38, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
65 mm x 75 mm x 55 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2009 17:16    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Apophyllite-(KF), stilbite, heulandite

Overall size: 138 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm. Main apo crystal size: 29 mm. Field collected: about 1996. Ex Jan Buma collection. Description from the vendor: "Most of the crystals of fluorapophyllite are doubly terminated, formed from a prism and very sharp pyramids. The brilliance and transparency are very intense and the crystals of pink stilbite seem to soften the aesthetics, giving balance to the specimen".

Pune, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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 Description:
Apophyllite-(KF), stilbite, heulandite.
Pune, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
138 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm

Photos also published at "Reference Specimens: The Jan Buma Collections" http://www.fabreminerals.com/specimens/RSBUM-buma-notable-specimens.php#JA66F2
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Apophyllite-(KF), stilbite, heulandite
Pune, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
138 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2009 12:19    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), stilbite

Aesthetic combination of scolecite, apophyllite-(KF) and stilbite. Undamaged. Overall size: 158 mm x 40 mm. Weight: 78 g.

Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India.

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8575M-scolecite.jpg
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Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), stilbite
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
158 mm x 40 mm
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Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), stilbite
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
158 mm x 40 mm
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Scolecite, apophyllite-(KF), stilbite
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
158 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2009 12:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hematite, quartz

Hematite crystals to 22 mm with curved faces, with a ball of microcrystalline quartz stained with iron oxide. Overall size: 65 mm x 45 mm x 40 mm. Weight: 141 g. Belonged to the Hugh A. Ford (1885-1966) famous collection, who acquired it about 1950. Later on it was in the hands of Lawrence H. Conklin and, from 1991 to 2009, in the Joan Massagué collection.

Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italy.

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Hematite, quartz
Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italy
65 mm x 45 mm x 40 mm
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Hematite, quartz
Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italy
65 mm x 45 mm x 40 mm

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Hematite, quartz
Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italy
65 mm x 45 mm x 40 mm

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PostPosted: Jun 04, 2009 07:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

It's perfect!!!
Really beautiful.
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2009 16:10    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Dravite

Single dravite crystal shot in four different positions. Complete all around. Overall size: 66 mm x 53 mm x 52 mm. Weight: 347 g. Purchased in 1974 from Jaume Serrate.

Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia. The deposit was discovered in the seventies and I believe is exhausted now.

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Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
66 mm x 53 mm x 52 mm
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Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
66 mm x 53 mm x 52 mm
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Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
66 mm x 53 mm x 52 mm
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Dravite
Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
66 mm x 53 mm x 52 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2009 13:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Aegirine, quartz

Aegirine on a smoky quartz crystal. No attachment point: it's a floater. Overall size: 81 mm x 49 mm. Quartz crystal: 81 mm x 23 mm. Aegirine crystal: 49 mm x 10 mm. Weight: 50 g.

Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi ( http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/files/malosa_141.jpg ).

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8335M-aegirine.jpg
 Description:
Aegirine, quartz
Mt Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
81 mm x 49 mm
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Aegirine, quartz
Mt Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
81 mm x 49 mm

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PostPosted: Jun 11, 2009 10:48    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline (schorl), feldspar

Single schorl crystal on feldspar. Crystal size: 88 mm tall, 37 mm wide. Weight: 292 g. The three upper faces have a curious irregular surface, perhaps a bit stepped, unlike the vertical ones, that are bright and smooth. A picture with details of the strange upper termination can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=5759#5759

Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Tourmaline (schorl), feldspar
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Crystal size: 88 mm tall, 37 mm wide
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Tourmaline (schorl), feldspar
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Crystal size: 88 mm tall, 37 mm wide
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2009 17:03    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Baryte, dolomite

Group of transparent, honey colored, tabular Baryte crystals on a matrix of dolomite. Undamaged. Overall size: 91 mm x 55 mm. Main crystal: 36 mm long, 10 mm thick.

Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.

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6155M-barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte, dolomite
Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
91 mm x 55 mm
 Viewed:  18390 Time(s)

6155M-barite.jpg



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 Description:
Baryte, dolomite
Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
91 mm x 55 mm
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Baryte, dolomite
Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
91 mm x 55 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2009 18:00    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Rhodochrosite, quartz, pyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite

Two sharp translucent rhodochrosite rhombohedral crystals to 18 mm on the main edge with quartz, pyrite, sphalerite and tetrahedrite. Both crystals are partially coated by a low-temperature, second generation, pale pink rhodochrosite layer, which adds to the mineralogical story of the piece. Unfortunately I don't know of any way to get rid of the layer, that does no good to the aesthetics (and the value) of the specimen. Overall size: 73 mm x 56 mm x 39 mm. Weight: 268 g.

01-04 Pocket, Fluorite Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA.

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5461M-rhodochrosite1.jpg
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Rhodochrosite, quartz, pyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
01-04 Pocket, Fluorite Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
73 mm x 56 mm x 39 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2009 14:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite

An amber translucent doubly terminated scalenohedral calcite crystal measuring 75 mm in length. Overall size: 75 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm. Weight: 97 g.

Pugh Quarry (France Stone Co. Custar quarry), Custar, Wood Co., Ohio, USA

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5466M-calcite1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Pugh Quarry (France Stone Co. Custar quarry), Custar, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
75 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm
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5466M-calcite3.jpg
 Description:
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Pugh Quarry (France Stone Co. Custar quarry), Custar, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
75 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm
 Viewed:  18316 Time(s)

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5466M-calcite2.jpg
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Calcite
Pugh Quarry (France Stone Co. Custar quarry), Custar, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
75 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2009 14:01    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Galena, calcite, quartz

Lustrous crystals of galena to 40 mm across with octahedral {111} and cubic {100} faces set on matrix with quartz and crystals of disc shaped calcite. Undamaged. Overall size: 90 mm x 90 x mm 50 mm. Weight: 430 g.

Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.

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2454M-galena5.jpg
 Description:
Galena, calcite, quartz
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
90 mm x 90 x mm x 50 mm
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2454M-galena4.jpg
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Galena, calcite, quartz
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
90 mm x 90 x mm x 50 mm
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2454M-galena3.jpg
 Description:
Galena, calcite, quartz
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
90 mm x 90 x mm x 50 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2009 04:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, I am very curious about the termination on the schorl from Pakistan. It appears to be a contact as it is so rough-surfaced, instead of terminated by crystal faces. What is going on with this piece? It seems so very different from all of your other fine specimens.
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2009 04:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi John!

Unlike the schorls we all are used to, this specimen has three well defined upper faces, typical of the species, but with a very visible and curious irregular surface. There is no contact nor damage in any of those faces. If observed with a magnifier glass, they may seem a bit stepped.

The schorl showing bright vertical faces and an almost perfect hexagonal section is after all a piece that I like very much. Better in person.

Thank you for your comments.

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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2009 10:16    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

To John S. White

Just for you (and the other readers) to see, and for clarity reasons as well, I've posted here a new picture taken from the schorl you were talking about, where the upper termination edges have been enhanced with a blue line.

This specimen is the same that can be seen above at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=5690#5690



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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2009 10:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Aren't these "rough" terminations either a result of parallel growth or maybe differential etching?

I've seen tourmalines from Pakistan consisting of multiple, very-fine crystals that form what appears to be a single consolidated crystal with a complex termination that looks at a distance, like a single pinacoid termination, sort of like this crystal. Some you have to study quite closely to see the individual crystals.

Tourmaline, like other minerals, also exhibits etching on some faces while being pristine on others. Generally, I wouldn't expect such a sharp termination as this crystal, but in minerals all things seems possible (even the improbable things).
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2009 11:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi GneissWare!

With a 15x loupe I cannot see any parallel growth. There is perhaps some etching, but my knowledge of this matter is not enough to be sure.

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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2009 02:55    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Scheelite, muscovite

Translucent sharp scheelite crystal measuring 21mm on longest edge, on a matrix of muscovite crystals. No damage. Overall size: 70 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm. Weight: 150 g. Ex Lloyd Tate Collection.

Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.

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 Description:
Scheelite, muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
70 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
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 Description:
Scheelite, muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
70 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
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Scheelite, muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
70 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm

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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2009 04:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Thank you Carles, I suspected it was something like that, and I have no idea why this crystal formed the way it did. Another "head scratcher."
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