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PostPosted: Sep 07, 2009 08:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi John!

Indeed I'm not using Photoshop but PaintShop Pro. But I'd never recommend any of them to enhance minerals photos since I consider this unacceptable, even (and especially) if you're a dealer. I think they should only be used to make the pictures the closest possible to the original, not to cheat.

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2009 04:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles:

When I wrote "enhance" I was only referring to improving the image as it represents the specimen. I would never suggest that you would "cheat" by making the specimen look better than it really is. I personally don't do the enhancement because I have not learned how to use photoshop or paintshop pro or any of the other tools available for changing the images. I have no problem with those who do.

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PostPosted: Sep 15, 2009 16:27    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Realgar, stibnite

(After a couple of weeks I've still been able to rescue several specimens worth of being photographed and posted albeit not the same quality of the previous ones.)

Cherry-red realgar prismatic crystals on a matrix of stibnite. Overall size: 106 mm x 71 mm. Main crystal: 9 mm wide, 24 mm long. Weight: 230 g.

Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures, Romania.

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Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures, Romania
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Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures, Romania
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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2009 09:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wow, just stunning!!!
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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2009 12:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Tobias!

I just do not like it much.

Aber vielen Danke für deine lieben Worte!
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2009 08:33    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Quartz

"Herkimer diamond". Overall size: 75 mm x 70 mm x 50 mm. Description from the vendor: "I have always liked the attractive 'Herkimer diamond' type of quartz but have always been put off because so many have been repaired and almost none have matrix. So for the same reasons that Jordi bought this specimen I have added it to this update: it is completely natural (that is to say no repairs or consolidation), and one can clearly see the matrix on which it formed." (Francesc Fabre)

Middleville, Herkimer County, New York, USA.

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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2009 15:07    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite

Two hemispherical crystal groupings of colorless curved rhombohedral calcite crystals. Overall size: 100 mm x 65 mm x 44 mm. Main crystal size: 63 mm in diameter. Collected June 2001. Ex Minette collection.

Turt Mine, Satu Mare, Maramures Co., Romania.

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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2009 04:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
I personally don't do the enhancement because I have not learned how to use photoshop or paintshop pro or any of the other tools available for changing the images.

Hi John!

Learning how to use an enhancing photo tool is much easier than you think. In fact, it's a matter of 5 minutes to begin getting the first results. If you ever need some help I can offer you a little of mine, privately (provided you use the same program as I do, the license of which costs less than $70).

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 09:13    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Baryte, stibiconite, quartz

Group of tabular Baryte crystals up to 45 mm, with numerous acicular crystals of stibnite to 26 mm in length replaced by brown stibiconite scattered about the Baryte crystals, on a matrix plate of crystallized iron stained drusy quartz. Overall size: 113 mm x 93 mm x 38 mm.

Dahegou Mine, Lushi Co., Sanmenxia Prefecture, Henan, China.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 09:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

That's an amazing piece Carles.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 10:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tracy,

Many thanks once again for your kind comment.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 11:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

The cervantite I mean stibiconite with Baryte really speaks to me. The contrast of the earthy stibiconite with the splendent Baryte, set against the background of the iron-stained quartz, well, it all just comes together perfectly.

Is there a lot of this stuff around Carles, or was it something that you just stumbled across somewhere? You may have set me on the hunt....

Thanks again for all your posts.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 11:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ed,
I picked up a large cabinet piece a couple of years ago, athough it was labeled as from Xikuangshan Antimony Mine, near Lengshuijiang, Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China. I'll post a photo on my collection pages in a few minutes for comparison -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=7233#7233

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 14:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Ed Huskinson:

Ed,

No, my Baryte with stibiconite is just an isolated specimen I purchased two years ago. As you may have seen, GneissWare has posted another one that must be from the same mine.

Thanks for your comments!

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 15:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To GneissWare:

Hi!

I'm sure your Baryte-stibiconite comes from the same locality as mine. But I don't know which is the right one. Perhaps some Chinese minerals connoisseur out there can help.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 15:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ed,
Try googling "Xikuangshan stibiconite Baryte". You may find a few things of interest.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 15:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Bob!

And try googling "Lushi stibiconite Baryte". You may find a few things of interest too.

We need a Chinese minerals expert!!

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 15:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,

I'll be meeting with several Chinese experts on Thursday for dinner, and I'll ask their opinions on both pieces. I checked Mindat, and both are pieces are pictured, each with their respective localities, so that is no help.

I'll post whatever I find out, but even then, it may not clarify anything.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2009 15:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
...We need a Chinese minerals expert!!

Bertold Ottens (China book).

He is not here (as far as I know) but he is friend and helper of the Mineralienatlas web page. Please take a look on this page of Mineralienatlas -> http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Mineralienportrait/Stibnit
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2009 10:31    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Apophyllite, stilbite

Cluster of colorless transparent prismatic apophyllite crystals, many doubly terminated, with minor stilbite crystals in association. It's a floater, I can see no point of attachment. Undamaged. Overall size: 100 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm. Largest apophyllite crystal size: 65 mm x 17 mm x 17 mm. Weight: 122 g.

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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