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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2008 08:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

lots of specimens from Elmwood!
Do you know if there are some twinned fluorite at Elmwood mine?
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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2008 11:05    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi!

I own some more specimens from Elmwood/Gordonsville, up to ten, because it's one of my preferences.

For twinned fluorites you can go to Mindat at http://www.mindat.org/photosearch.php and define

Mineral name: Fluorite
Region: Elmwood
Keywords in Description: twinned

But I have none.
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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2008 11:14    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite

Very aesthetic group of fluorite cubic {100} crystals with several sphalerite crystals on a matrix of crystallized dolomite. Undamaged. Overall size: 98 mm x 80 mm x 50 mm. Fluorite main crystal edge: 17 mm long. Weight: 293 g.

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA.

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Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
98 mm x 80 mm x 50 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2008 16:03    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Ten cube pyrite group {100}. Overall size: 195 mm x 170 mm x 148 mm. Longest edge: 55 mm. Weight: 3.9 kg. Extracted in 1984-1985. Most of the crystals had to be reattached in the original position since in that deposit they usually become loose when extracted.

Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain.

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Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
195 mm x 170 mm x 148 mm
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Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
195 mm x 170 mm x 148 mm
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Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
195 mm x 170 mm x 148 mm

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2008 14:56    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Group of intergrown cubic {100} pyrite crystals showing pyritohedral {210} faces. Overall size: 70 mm x 55 mm. Longest edge: 40 mm. Weight: 480 g. Field collected in 1966 by Francesc Coma Molist, former curator of the Folch collection.

Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain.

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Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain
70 mm x 55 mm
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Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain
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Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain
70 mm x 55 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2008 15:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wulfenite

Wulfenite lenticular crystal. Size: 28 mm long x 27 mm wide x 14 mm thick. Weight: 27 g. It has some interest only for local collectors. Acquired from the shop 'Museu Areny' in Barcelona for €0.18 (about €6 adjusted for today's value) in 1962, so we can say the specimen had been field collected before that year.

Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia.

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Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2008 15:45    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wulfenite, fluorite, mimetite?

Wulfenite tabular crystals with fluorite, and acicular crystals of mimetite(?). Size: 38 mm tall x 20 mm wide. Weight: 27 g. Joaquim Folch said this was the kind of crystals that were found in the beginning of the works. It has some interest only for local collectors. Acquired in 1966 from Francesc Coma i Molist, former curator of the Folch collection.

Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia.

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Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia
38 mm x 20 mm
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Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia
38 mm x 20 mm

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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2008 15:50    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wulfenite

Wulfenite irregular crystals on fluorite. Overall size: 33 mm x 29 mm. It has some interest only for local collectors. Acquired by trade from a friend in 1966, so we can say the specimen had been field collected before that year.

Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia.

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Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2008 16:00    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wulfenite, fluorite

Wulfenite lenticular crystals with fluorite. Overall size: 34 mm x 23 mm. It has some interest only for local collectors. Ex-Joaquim Folch collection. From the description of the vendor: "Excellent miniature, very representative of this rare variety that is an intermediate member of the Wulfenite-Stolzite series. From a Catalan classic locality close to Barcelona. Crystals show a lenticular appereance."

Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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Mina 'Teresita', in the Montcada i Reixac/Sant Fost de Campsentelles area, in the vicinity of Barcelona, Catalonia
34 mm x 23 mm

Also published at "Fabre Minerals Reference Specimens - The Folch Collection" http://www.fabreminerals.com/specimens/RSFOL-folch-notable-specimens.php#RA60K9
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2008 15:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Goethite (limonite)

Goethite after cubic pyrite, a.k.a. limonite. Size: 76 mm x 37 mm. Weight: 79 g.

Field collected by myself in 1962 in the Fossa Comuna area, Montjuďc, a mountain park in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia. It has some interest only for local collectors.

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Fossa Comuna area, Montjuďc, a mountain park in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia
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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2008 08:37    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite

A typical {100}{110} combination. The rhombododecahedral {110} faces are not etched but stepped with cubic symmetry. Size: 110 mm x 86 mm. Longest edge: 80 mm. Weight: 670 g. Purchased from Joan Montal in 1973 for €4.57.

La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain.

According to the opinion of Jordi Fabre this specimen seems to be too old for coming from the 'Filón Josefa-Veneros', where a lot of famous and classic pieces were found, although its provenance is indubitable: La Collada.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2008 18:12    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Spessartine, quartz

Spessartine garnet crystals covering the surface of black opaque quartz crystals. Curiously only the faces of the prism, not the tips, are covered. It may be considered a floater: the base was broken by tectonic movements perhaps many millions years ago, and then a second generation of quartz recrystallized on the fracture. Size: 105 mm x 75 mm. Weight: 510 g.

Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zangzhou, Fujian, China.

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Spessartine, quartz
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zangzhou, Fujian, China
105 mm x 75 mm
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Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zangzhou, Fujian, China
105 mm x 75 mm
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Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zangzhou, Fujian, China
105 mm x 75 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2008 18:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Bournonite

Isolated stepped crystal with a small quartz crystal. Size: 38 mm x 34 mm x 15 mm. Weight: 76 g.

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

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Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
38 mm x 34 mm x 15 mm
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Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
38 mm x 34 mm x 15 mm
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Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
38 mm x 34 mm x 15 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2008 11:26    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Vanadinite, Baryte

Deep red vanadinite crystals on baryte. Overall size: 92 mm x 62 mm. Largest vanadinite crystal size: 12 mm across. Weight: 236 g.

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknčs-Tafilalet, Morocco.

A photo of this specimen before a trimming is currently (May 2010) published in the French, Arab and Serbian Wikipedia, and in Wikimedia Commons, with the item "vanadinite".

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ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknčs-Tafilalet, Morocco
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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2009 17:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrargyrite

Pyrargyrite crystals with a hexagonal prismatic habit. The surface color is black to dark red. Also dark red by translucency. Curiously the prisms seem to be hollow, as can be seen in several of them that are broken on the back of the specimen. Overall size: 30 mm x 19 mm. From a 19th century collection.

Most likely from "Verdad de los Artistas" mine, Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

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"Verdad de los Artistas" mine, Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
30 mm x 19 mm
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"Verdad de los Artistas" mine, Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
30 mm x 19 mm
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"Verdad de los Artistas" mine, Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2009 15:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Scheelite, quartz

Group of several scheelite pseudooctahedral crystals on quartz. Overall size: 80 mm x 49 mm. Main scheelite crystal: 18 mm across. Weight: 140 g. From a November 2008 find.

Tamboras mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru.

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Tamboras mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
80 mm x 49 mm
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Scheelite, quartz
Tamboras mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2009 17:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wulfenite

Lustrous bright orange-red tabular crystals of wulfenite aesthetically set on matrix. Overall size: 63 mm x 48 mm. Main wulfenite crystal: 19 mm wide. Repaired.

Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA.

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Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
63 mm x 48 mm
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2009 05:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

An absolutely stunning collection Carles. Thank you for allowing us to see it. I will be eagerly awaiting any new additions.

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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2009 12:07    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Brookite, quartz

Neat and lustrous brookite crystals on a matrix of crystallized quartz. Specimen size: 58 mm x 46 mm across. Main brookite crystal: 18 mm tall.

Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan.

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Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
58 mm x 46 mm
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Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
58 mm x 46 mm
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Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
58 mm x 46 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2009 10:05    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Elbaite, albite

Parallel crystals of elbaite, transparent to translucent, with three zoning levels (three colors), with bladed albite crystals that look as if they were floating around. Complete 360ş. Overall size: 62 mm x 39 mm x 38 mm. Main crystal: 15 mm wide, 62 mm tall.

A classic of the late 1980s from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. A 'nala' in Balti language is the place, usually a gorge, where a glacier melts.

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Elbaite, albite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
62 mm x 39 mm x 38 mm
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 Description:
Elbaite, albite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
62 mm x 39 mm x 38 mm

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