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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2009 11:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

GneissWare wrote:
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) ;=)

Bob,

You're very kind and I really thank you for your comment. That specimen was being sold low priced just because of the secondary coating, that may have some scientific interest but most people think it makes its aesthetics poorer.

However, after reading your opinion, I'm going to love my rhodo a bit more, so don't expect to get it for your birthday anytime soon. If you don't mind I could send you a cake with candles instead.

( The rhodochrosite we are talking about is posted at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=5710#5710 )
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2009 04:53    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Gypsum

Group of undamaged, transparent gypsum crystals with carbonaceous inclusions. Overall size: 71 mm x 60 mm x 23 mm. Weight: 56 g. Purchased in 1984 from Jaume Serrate.

Montalbán, Teruel, Aragón, Spain.

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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2009 17:08    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite

Hexagonal tabular colorless translucent crystals of calcite to 12 mm in size forming a 55 mm x 32 mm x 18 mm cluster. Weight: 16 g. Undamaged. Ex Gene Tribbey collection.

Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway.

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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2009 17:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

A little calcite scorpion! Way cool, Carles!!!

Keep 'em coming.

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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2009 18:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ed Huskinson wrote:
A little calcite scorpion!!


Ed,

Be careful, it might sting you!!
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 07:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

That scorpion might be a relative of Gail's crab: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/tucson_2009__spanns_mineral_food_449.jpg

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 08:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias Martin wrote:
That scorpion might be a relative of Gail's crab: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/tucson_2009__spanns_mineral_food_449.jpg

But I suspect Gail's crab must be rather a (mineral) fake. As far as I know mine is not...
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 08:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Scorpion calcite - what an incredible piece. Another great specimen Carles!

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 08:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tracy wrote:
Scorpion calcite - what an incredible piece. Another great specimen Carles!

And an incredible price too. According to my records, the Arizonian Benjy Kuehling purchased it in Norway in 1995 for $15. And it has changed hands several times since.

Thanks again, Tracy, for your comments!
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 08:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Benjy is actually from Ouray, Colorado. Fabulous calcite!
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 09:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
Benjy is actually from Ouray, Colorado. Fabulous calcite!

Hi John:

I looked for him at Google and the first find said he was based in Arizona. But there are many others that place him at Colorado. Excuse me. You must be right.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2009 11:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Benjy is a very close friend of mine and he has had a mineral shop in Ouray as long as I have known him. I visited him there a few years ago and had the distinct privilege of going mineral collecting with him. He is one of the best collectors and has a wonderful personal collection. Anyone planning to visit Colorado must make a point of trying to see him.
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2009 06:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Someone has just suggested to me that Benjy has recently retired to Arizona. This may well be true and so Carles placing him in Arizona may be correct after all.
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2009 06:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
Someone has just suggested to me that Benjy has recently retired to Arizona. This may well be true and so Carles placing him in Arizona may be correct after all.

John, blame it to Google, that mentions both states for Benjy, Arizona and Colorado.

Thanks for your information,
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2009 11:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

With the very good assistance of Marie Huizing I have learned that Benjy Kuehling and his wife now spend their winters in Mesa, Arizona, but the rest of the year they are in Colorado.
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2009 11:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
With the very good assistance of Marie Huizing I have learned that Benjy Kuehling and his wife now spend their winters in Mesa, Arizona, but the rest of the year they are in Colorado.

So it sounds like they don't love the cold weather!!
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2009 16:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite, siderite, quartz, muscovite

Dark blue-purple fluorite cubes and small discoidal brown siderite crystals on botryoidal gray-green muscovite with several quartz crystals. Overall size: 78 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm.

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2009 13:06    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Anglesite, galena

This is a golden-yellow non typical complex anglesite crystal. A floater with some parts covered by galena. Overall size: 55 mm x 45 mm. Extracted in February 1995.

Puit IX, Toussit mine, Oujda, Morocco.

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2009 12:33    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Apophyllite, stilbite

A common combination with very lustrous gemmy apophyllite crystals on stilbite matrix. Undamaged. The doubly-terminated apophyllite crystal is 50 mm long. Overall size: 76 mm x 63 mm x 63 mm.

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2009 13:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hello Carles,

"Wanna be my friend?"

Really though, thank you for showing these phots of your minerals. A couple of my favorites are the tabular Barytes from Peru, the octahedral Pyrites from Peru, and the hemispherical Calcite from Romania.

I have my display cabinets like yours, I do not believe they are crowded. As long as you can see the specimens and labels they are fine. It is a practical way to kill two birds with one stone; both display and storage, when space is at a premium.

Thanks again,

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