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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2009 05:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Very nice pyrite spec. Carles!


Very glad you like it!

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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2009 03:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Cassiterite, beryl, muscovite

Cassiterite complex crystal set on a matrix of gemmy colorless beryl with some well formed, projecting up, bladed muscovite crystals. Although not well defined in the photograph, in the front side there are about 18 single beryl crystals plus about 11 more on the back. Overall size: 81 mm x 57 mm. Cassiterite crystal: 31 mm wide. Main beryl crystal: 22 mm wide. Weight: 169 g. It's almost a floater. Undamaged.

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

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Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
81 mm x 57 mm. Cassiterite crystal: 31 mm wide. Main beryl crystal: 22 mm wide
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Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
81 mm x 57 mm. Cassiterite crystal: 31 mm wide. Main beryl crystal: 22 mm wide
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Cassiterite, beryl, muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
81 mm x 57 mm. Cassiterite crystal: 31 mm wide. Main beryl crystal: 22 mm wide

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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2009 04:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Holy moly..that is a pristine specimen..well done on that one carles!!! Wow
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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2009 10:29    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Baryte

Group of transparent tabular Baryte crystals. Overall size: 102 mm x 56 mm. Main crystal: 30 mm x 23 mm. Weight: 188 g. Undamaged.

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

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Baryte
Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
102 mm x 56 mm. Main crystal: 30 mm x 23 mm

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Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
102 mm x 56 mm. Main crystal: 30 mm x 23 mm
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Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
102 mm x 56 mm. Main crystal: 30 mm x 23 mm
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Baryte
Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
102 mm x 56 mm. Main crystal: 30 mm x 23 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2009 18:09    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Schorl, elbaite, albite

Group of two parallel schorl crystals with elbaite termination, associated to albite. Their color is black except for the tips, where a zone of about 3 mm is translucent dark green. Overall size: 63 mm x 31 mm. Widest crystal: 12 mm wide. Tallest crystal: 63 mm tall. Weight: 33 g.

Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is a hamlet in an area that is very rich in minerals of pegmatitic origin (Mindat: http://www.mindat.org/loc-7682.html ).

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Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2009 16:08    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Schorl, quartz

Single terminated schorl prism with two quartz crystals grown at the bottom. Schorl size: 109 mm long, 10 mm wide. Main quartz size: 41 mm long.

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

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Dassu area, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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Dassu area, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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Schorl, quartz
Dassu area, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2009 14:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles, once again all of your specimens proof that you have a good taste concerning fine minerals. Very nice, especially the Erongo aquamarine! ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=18366#18366 )
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2009 15:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias Martin wrote:
Hi Carles, once again all of your specimens proof that you have a good taste concerning fine minerals. Very nice, especially the Erongo aquamarine!

Hi, Tobi!

Having a good taste is not difficult at all. The hardest for many of us (me included) is getting the money!
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2009 20:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hello Carles! Well said. True too !
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 02:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

once again very nice, carles!!!
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 04:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

jimB wrote:
Hello Carles! Well said. True too !
amethystguy wrote:
once again very nice, carles!!!

For JimB and amethystguy:

Many thanks (one more time) for your kind comments!
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 06:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline, quartz, albite

Group of several dark green tourmaline (maybe elbaite) crystals, showing some green to colorless zoning at their tips, accompanied by transparent colorless quartz and albite crystals. Overall size: 72 mm x 61 mm x 48 mm. Main tourmaline size: 11 mm wide. Weight: 177 g. (The transparent zone at the crystal tips is not really blue but almost colorless. Such color is induced by the background.)

(I'm just starting today with a new camera. Hope it will help improve my photos a little. Here is the first delivery.)

Anyone interested in higher resolution photos will find them at http://www.mindat.org/photo-261679.html

Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
72 mm x 61 mm x 48 mm. Main tourmaline size: 11 mm wide

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Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 10:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

oh man carles..that is a spectacular specimen..look at the color zoning on that..wow..sir..once i think you can't post anything nicer you go and out do yourself..the pic looks crisp and clean..Scovil had better watch out..LOL
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 11:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

I must also add that the lighting on that top pic is excellent in the way you captured the striations running up the tourm. crystal..subtle enough to catch them but not overbearing..well done!
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2009 11:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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oh man carles..that is a spectacular specimen..look at the color zoning on that..wow..sir..once i think you can't post anything nicer you go and out do yourself..the pic looks crisp and clean..Scovil had better watch out..LOL

Okay, I think the photos are rather good thanks to my new camera. That's all.

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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2009 18:27    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Topaz, quartz, mica

Pale pink, bright, transparent topaz crystal with mica set on a group of cloudy to transparent quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated. There is a smaller topaz crystal visible in the specimen central area. Field collected in 2006. Overall size: 96 mm x 74 mm. Main topaz crystal: 28 mm tall x 24 mm wide. Weight: 182 g.

Another topaz with quartz from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=4800#4800

Gaoligong Mountains, Nujiang, Yunnan, China.

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Gaoligong Mountains, Nujiang, Yunnan, China
96 mm x 74 mm. Main topaz crystal: 28 mm tall x 24 mm wide

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Gaoligong Mountains, Nujiang, Yunnan, China
96 mm x 74 mm. Main topaz crystal: 28 mm tall x 24 mm wide

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Gaoligong Mountains, Nujiang, Yunnan, China
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2009 15:48    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Silver

Group of arborescent silver crystals grown on a matrix of quartz. Overall size: 66 mm x 27 mm.

Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
66 mm x 27 mm

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Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
66 mm x 27 mm

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Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
66 mm x 27 mm

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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2009 12:06    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

'Die Berliner Mauer'
(The Berlin Wall)

This may clearly be an off-topic post, but I believe in the benevolence of the forum's owner. Thanks, Jordi.

The specimen in the photo is not actually a mineral for collection. Or, if it was, it should be classified rather as a fake. A fake made of concrete not by a tricky Asian minerals dealer, but by the DDR's authorities in 1961 (DDR stands for Deutsche Demokratische Republik, the former German Democratic Republic or Eastern Germany).

It will be November 9th tomorrow, and the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall as well. And here is a very small portion of what 'die Mauer' once was. It would not be a fake anymore. Instead, an authentic fragment of the Wall and a tribute to the facts that two decades ago, for good or for bad, changed forever the history of Europe (and the entire world).



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_The Berlin Wall.
Size: 75 mm tall x 70 mm wide x 40 mm thick.
Weight: 248 g.
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2009 06:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
It will be November 9th tomorrow, and the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall as well. And here is a very small portion of what 'die Mauer' once was. It would not be a fake anymore. Instead, an authentic fragment of the Wall and a tribute to the facts that two decades ago, for good or for bad, changed forever the history of Europe (and the entire world).

Hi Carles, as a historian i can only say: Well done, you pointed it out accurately :-) ... I also had such a wall piece once, but regrettably i don't know where it is. Nice to see - especially on the day of the 20th anniversary - that you show this little piece of history here in the forum.
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2009 10:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Rhodochrosite + quartz + pyrite + sphalerite + 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..


Carles,
I personally like the secondary coating. Its a very aesthetic piece, and it has a great story of creation to tell as well. Can't get much better than that! If you really don't like it, my birthday is coming soon (or could be) ;=)
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