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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2009 15:41    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Aragonite

Brown to purple orthorhombic aragonite crystals, twinned cyclically on {110} and showing a hexagonal prismatic habit. Overall size: 57 mm x 39 mm. Prism size: 48 mm diameter, 25 mm high. Weight: 126 g. Purchased from Francesc Coma i Molist in 1966 for €0.24, who had recently collected it.

Minglanilla, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2009 13:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
...I suspect that if you examine these "dodecahedral" modifications of the cubes under magnification you will find that they are composites of two different forms fighting for dominance. One often sees similar features on pyrites as well as crystals of other minerals.

Thanks John. You are right. The modifications must be primary, and not due to secondary etching. As for "composites of two different forms fighting for dominance.", all I can say is "Well said". So it's actually due to preferential or differential crystal growth along the dodecahedral face. This must be governed by slight differences, perhaps electomagnetic, along that face. Differences that affect crystal growth in that area. Cool. And Carles noted it as well. Good on you, gentlemen.

So now, for lack of a Roman short sword, I must go fall on my Swiss Army Knife.

Keep 'em coming Carles, and you too John.

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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2009 10:40    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite

This is not definitely a nice specimen. But from the crystallographic point of view it may be interesting to some people.

Group of pale blue almost transparent tetrakishexahedral {310} fluorite crystals (a tetrakishexahedron is a polyhedron that can be seen as a cube with square pyramids covering each square face, so as a whole it shows 24 triangular faces). Overall size: 65 mm x 40 mm. Longest edge: 10 mm. Weight: 106 g. It was purchased in 1981 from Abel, a Berbes, Asturias villager for €0.30 (about €1.33 adjusted for today's inflation).

San Lino Mine, Caravia Alta, Asturias, Spain (some dealers are currently labeling very similar specimens as if they were coming from Jaimina Mine, Caravia). I hope Jordi Fabre will help make it clearer.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2009 13:15    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

About the exact locality of the previous post

Jordi Fabre is now very busy getting ready for the next European shows, Munich and Barcelona, which this year are so close scheduled that only four business days separate them, at a distance of more than 1,300 km or about 800 miles. Not an enviable position.

So instead of waiting for him to give a written answer to my help request, I've just made a call to learn his opinion: the tetrakishexahedral fluorite posted above must come from San Lino Mine, which is the deposit that was providing this kind of fluorites in 1981 and that today is closed forever. Later, in the nineties, the nearby Jaimina Mine also gave some tetrakishexahedral fluorites (and so did Emilio Mine, although in less quantity), specimens that can still be seen from time to time in the market, but their square pyramids were lower, the crystals being more cubic shaped.
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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2009 15:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles

I have added a more recent Jaimina one to the dicussion about fluorites

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=7588#7588

I tend to find it easy to see the difference between San Lino and Jaimina, but I could not explain exactly how I knew them apart! Seeing your diagram explains all.

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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2009 09:29    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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So if you like - do me a favor and show me/us some pictures of your presented collection.


Hi Tobias!

I've always been reluctant to post views of my showcases. For two reasons. I'm not happy with them, and the FMF limitation that makes all the photos at most 600 pixels wide. A magnifying glass may be needed to look at them. However, here you have the first delivery. I'll try to post the others in the next few days.



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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2009 10:35    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

View of my Pakistani (and Afghan) specimens (27 pieces).


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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2009 11:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,

After having been treated to many of your beautiful specimens, one by one, over the past months, I think that it is a great idea to see views of the full ensemble in these pictures that you posted. Those with the compulsion of seeing each specimen in detail can print out the pictures of the whole shelves and then track your previously posted individual pieces to their location.

Thank you for positively responding to Tobias' request, and congratulations on such a nice collection. I look forward to seeing it again in person in one of my frequent stays in my native Barcelona.

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2009 15:00    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

View of my Indian specimens (mostly zeolites) showcase (9 pieces).

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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2009 05:55    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Here is the display for most of my USA (and Canadian) specimens as they are arranged in a showcase (25 pieces).


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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2009 06:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles,

thank you for taking this pictures. It is right what Joan says: To see your specimens in an ensemble gives a much better impression of your collection - and it is really impressive. Especially the Afghanistan/Pakistan case and the North America case are pure eye candy. Congratulations to an excellent mineral collection!

Sehr schön :-)

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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2009 07:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias,

Vielen Dank für deine liebe Worte!
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 03:37    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Showcase shelf with miscellaneous specimens coming from Morocco, Portugal, Namibia and Malawi, from left to right (26 pieces).

Don't go looking for a magnifying glass yet. A larger photo is displayed at http://carlesmillan.cat/minerals/Misc1-091011.jpg although I cannot guarantee this link will work forever.



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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 11:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,
it is a pleasure to see your displays and i would be glad if my showcases would look like yours .. my specimens are also very crowded in the displays and i should rearrange them asap after viewing your photographs ;-) ..

Please keep the pictures coming,

THANKS for sharing,
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 12:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Montanpark wrote:
it is a pleasure to see your displays...


Hi Roger:

I'm very glad you like it. Dankeschön für deine Meinung!

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 14:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Those pak/afghan specs. are fantastic..thanks for posting carles!!!!
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 16:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Those pak/afghan specs. are fantastic..thanks for posting carles!!!!


Hello!

There are much better Pak specimens everywhere, but I'm satisfied that you think these ones are fantastic. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 16:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

oh yea..someone always has better but yours ain't bad one bit....don't see a sphene or basnaesite(spelled right??) spec. in there..."sigh"..:):):) i have been trying to get my hands on a purp apatite on host from that area..found some bits and cut rough but haven't found the right spec. yet
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 16:54    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

This is the shelf for my South American specimens, mostly from Peru (29 pieces).

Unfortunately FMF does not allow posting wider images. But don't worry! If you have a hard time when looking at small photos (as a I do), a larger one is available for you at http://carlesmillan.cat/minerals/SAmerica-091011.jpg (perhaps this link will not be active for a very long time).



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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2009 17:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

How many specimens do you currently have on display Carles?

BTW another very nice one!!

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