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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2009 14:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Jim Prentiss wrote:
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.

Hi Jim!

I'm really grateful for your comments.

My display cabinets were not built strong enough to support as much weight as they do. So I fear some day they could collapse one floor at a time the same way the WTC did on 11/9.

By the way, why don't you post your photos at FMF? They would be very welcome...
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2009 14:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles,

I have literally just started that very thing and some should be forth coming. I hope to have the first one ready within the next 30 min. or so.

See ya later,

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2009 16:46    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Crocoite

Group of prismatic crystals on a limonitic matrix. Overall size: 85 mm x 59 mm. Purchased in 1975 from Joan Montal, Barcelona, Catalonia.

Dundas, Zeehan district, Tasmania, Australia.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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Crocoite
Dundas, Zeehan district, Tasmania, Australia
85 mm x 59 mm
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Crocoite
Dundas, Zeehan district, Tasmania, Australia
85 mm x 59 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2009 09:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

(Old specimen, better photos)

Elbaite, albite, quartz

Group of elbaite crystals with albite and quartz. Overall size: 65 mm x 57 mm. Major elbaite crystal size: 16 mm wide. Weight: 112 g. A quartz crystal is on the back. The transparent zone at the crystal tips is not really blue but almost colorless. Such color is induced by the background.

A typical specimen from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Other nice specimens from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3933#3933 and http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3942#3942.

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Elbaite, albite, quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 57 mm. Major elbaite crystal size: 16 mm wide
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Elbaite, albite, quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 57 mm. Major elbaite crystal size: 16 mm wide
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Elbaite, albite, quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 57 mm. Major elbaite crystal size: 16 mm wide

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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2009 12:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Stunning photos and great specimen. I am full of envy, wish I could take similar photos. These are surely the best photos of this type of material from Pakistan that I have ever seen.

Keep em coming!

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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2009 13:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
Stunning photos and great specimen. I am full of envy, wish I could take similar photos. These are surely the best photos of this type of material from Pakistan that I have ever seen.

John, I sincerely thank you for your comments. Your opinion is very valuable for me. But neither the specimen nor the photographer deserve such words.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2009 23:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very nice.
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2009 10:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
I sincerely thank you for your comments, John. Your opinion is very valuable for me. But neither the specimen nor the photographer deserve such words.

Carles, as usual you are a master of modesty. But i'm sorry to agree with John and to say that both the tourmaline and the photograher DO deserve such words ;-)
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2009 10:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Carles, as usual you are a master of modesty. But i'm sorry to agree with John and to say that both the tourmaline and the photograher DO deserve such words ;-)

Many thanks, Tobias. As always, I much appreciate your comments.
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2009 05:03    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Analcime, aegirine, natrolite

The photo below is today's Mindat.org Photo of the Day( http://www.mindat.org/user-12050.html#2_0_0_0_7_0_ ).

The specimen's description is available from FMF at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=4643#4643.



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Analcime, aegirine, natrolite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
78 mm x 65 mm x 53 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2009 08:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Congratulations! It's outstanding!

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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2009 11:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tracy wrote:
Congratulations! It's outstanding!

Glad you like it!

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2009 15:45    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ferberite, mica

Group of ferberite crystals with mica. Overall size: 43 mm x 25 mm. Weight: 77 g. Purchased in 1966 from Francesc Coma, Barcelona.

Had to be repaired long time ago after an unfortunate free fall journey to the floor caused by the force of gravity. The curvature of the main crystal must be natural, not due to the repair, that is undetectable.

Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Ferberite, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
43 mm x 25 mm
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Ferberite, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
43 mm x 25 mm
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Ferberite, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
43 mm x 25 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2009 16:55    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Garnet (almandine?)

Crystallographically complex opaque garnet (almandine?) crystal on a quartz and feldspar (pegmatite) matrix. It shows trapezohedral and rhombododecahedral faces. Overall size: 106 mm x 90 mm. Crystal size: 62 mm wide. Weight: 774 g. Purchased in 1973 in Firenze, Italy.

Madagascar. Unfortunately I don't know the exact locality since the vendor did not provide it. (It might be from Ialamitana, in Antananarivo province.)

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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Madagascar
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Madagascar
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PostPosted: Dec 25, 2009 06:37    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Spinel

Single spinel (pleonaste) crystal with {111}, {110} and, I guess, {211} faces. Size: 44 mm tall, 39 mm wide. Weight: 80 g. Purchased in 1973 from Josep Closas, Barcelona, Catalonia.

Madagascar (might be from Betroka District, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province).

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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Betroka District, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
44 mm tall, 39 mm wide
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Spinel
Betroka District, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
44 mm tall, 39 mm wide

Showing Miller indices. Anyone interested to learn what the Miller indices are can get a primer from the Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_index
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2009 14:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Scheelite, quartz

Scheelite pseudooctahedral crystals with Japan law twin quartz. Overall size: 60 mm x 41 mm; main scheelite crystal: 22 mm; twin quartz: 17 mm. From a November 2008 find. Undamaged.

Tamboras, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión, La Libertad, Peru.

Another specimen from the same locality with a rather different architecture can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3390#3390

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Scheelite, quartz
Tamboras, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión, La Libertad, Peru
60 mm x 41 mm; main scheelite crystal: 22 mm; twin quartz: 17 mm

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Scheelite, quartz
Tamboras, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión, La Libertad, Peru
60 mm x 41 mm; main scheelite crystal: 22 mm; twin quartz: 17 mm

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Scheelite, quartz
Tamboras, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión, La Libertad, Peru
60 mm x 41 mm; main scheelite crystal: 22 mm; twin quartz: 17 mm

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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2010 16:53    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Sphalerite, calcite

Brown to black sphalerite crystals on a brecciated gray chert. Overall size: 84 mm x 76 mm. Biggest crystal: 14 mm wide. Purchased in 1978 from Jaume Serrate, Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia.

Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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Sphalerite, calcite
Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
84 mm x 76 mm. Biggest crystal: 14 mm wide
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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2010 09:33    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Descloizite

Sharp cluster of lustrous brown descloizite crystals covering matrix. Overall size: 60 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm. Weight: 102 g.

Abenab Mine, Grootfontein, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

Another specimen from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=6094#6094

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Descloizite
Abenab Mine, Grootfontein, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
60 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm
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Descloizite
Abenab Mine, Grootfontein, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
60 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2010 05:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, your garnet from madagascar could be from Ialamitana in Antananarivo province. I'm not sure, but the appearance of the crystal and the matrix could indicate that.

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2010 07:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias Martin wrote:
Carles, your garnet from madagascar could be from Ialamitana in Antananarivo province. I'm not sure, but the appearance of the crystal and the matrix could indicate that.

I've taken note of your opinion in the specimen record.

Thank you!
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