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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2009 04:36    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline, albite, quartz

Group of six tourmaline crystals (likely elbaite), with albite and quartz. Overall size: 91mm x 80 mm x 61 mm. Largest crystal: 47 mm tall. Weight: 220 g. Undamaged. The tips are translucent dark green.

A classic of the late 1980s from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. A 'nala' in Balti language is the place, usually a gorge, where a glacier melts.

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8284M-elbaite.jpg
 Description:
Tourmaline, albite, quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
91mm x 80 mm x 61 mm
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 Description:
Tourmaline, albite, quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
91mm x 80 mm x 61 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2009 16:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Topaz, quartz, feldspar

Single topaz crystal on quartz and feldspar, with a lot of faces, mainly {100}, {110}, {210} and probably {211}, but there are more. Overall size: 70 mm x 65 mm. Width: 23 mm edge to edge. Height: 36 mm.

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

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8107M-topaz1.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, quartz, feldspar
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
70 mm x 65 mm
 Viewed:  26538 Time(s)

8107M-topaz1.jpg



8107M-topaz3.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, quartz, feldspar
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
70 mm x 65 mm
 Viewed:  26530 Time(s)

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8107M-topaz.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, quartz, feldspar
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
70 mm x 65 mm
 Viewed:  26518 Time(s)

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8107M-topaz2.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, quartz, feldspar
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
70 mm x 65 mm
 Viewed:  26576 Time(s)

8107M-topaz2.jpg



8107M-topaz4.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, quartz, feldspar
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
70 mm x 65 mm

Showing Miller indices
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2009 18:03    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ferberite, quartz

Peculiar combination of ferberite and quartz. Size: 70 mm tall x 50 mm wide.

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

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6634M-ferberite1.jpg
 Description:
Ferberite, quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
70 mm tall x 50 mm wide
 Viewed:  26466 Time(s)

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 Description:
Ferberite, quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
70 mm tall x 50 mm wide
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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2009 10:40    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ferberite, quartz

Beautiful combination of ferberite and quartz. Overall size: 60 mm x 45 mm. Weight: 105 g.

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.

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 Description:
Ferberite, quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
60 mm x 45 mm
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Ferberite, quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
60 mm x 45 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2009 11:00    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Axinite

Undamaged single crystal on a matrix of asbestos. Overall size: 75 mm x 55 mm (crystal: 55 mm long, 30 mm wide).

Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia.

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 Description:
Axinite
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia
75 mm x 55 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2009 11:08    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Axinite, calcite

Overall size: 69 mm × 53 mm × 39 mm. Main crystal size: 37 mm × 32 mm. Weight: 32 g. Ex-Josep Amigó (b.1924, d.2008) collection. Description from the vendor: "Russian axinite-(Fe) specimens were famous for their size, deep color and sharp crystals. On this specimen the axinite-(Fe) crystals are very aerial and well positioned on matrix. Very aesthetic specimen."

Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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8123-axinite.jpg
 Description:
Axinite, calcite
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia
37 mm × 32 mm

Also published at "Fabre Minerals Reference Specimens - The Silvane Collection" http://www.fabreminerals.com/specimens/RSSLV-silvane-notable-specimens.php#AF96M4
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Axinite, calcite
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia
37 mm × 32 mm
 Viewed:  26535 Time(s)

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Axinite, calcite
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia
37 mm × 32 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2009 16:30    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Cassiterite

Isolated twinned crystal. From upper to lower vertex: 62 mm. Major edge size: 41 mm. Weight: 224 g.

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

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
From upper to lower vertex: 62 mm
 Viewed:  26434 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
From upper to lower vertex: 62 mm
 Viewed:  26421 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
From upper to lower vertex: 62 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 11:05    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Anatase, quartz

With quartz. Overall size: 43 mm x 35 mm. Anatase crystal:13 mm long.

Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan.

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4444M-anatase.jpg
 Description:
Anatase, quartz
Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
43 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  26339 Time(s)

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4444M-anatase4.jpg
 Description:
Anatase, quartz
Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
43 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  26349 Time(s)

4444M-anatase4.jpg



4444M-anatase1.jpg
 Description:
Anatase, quartz
Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
43 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  26330 Time(s)

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4444M-anatase3.jpg
 Description:
Anatase, quartz
Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
43 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  26341 Time(s)

4444M-anatase3.jpg



4444M-anatase2.jpg
 Description:
Anatase, quartz
Zard Mts., Raskoh Mts., Balochistan, Pakistan
43 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  26347 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 05:19    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Beryl, muscovite

Transparent aquamarine beryl crystals on muscovite. Overall size: 100 mm x 95 mm. Main beryl cristal: 33 mm wide edge to edge. Weight: 335 g.

Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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8279M-beryl.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
100 mm x 95 mm

The face {2111} with triangular shape can be seen in the top of the main crystal, surrounded by the pinacoid {1000} and the lateral faces {1100}.
 Viewed:  26252 Time(s)

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 Description:
Beryl, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
100 mm x 95 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2009 14:23    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Zircon

Isolated crystal, no matrix, grey color, showing tetragonal prismatic habit. Size: 45 mm x 20 mm. Weight: 43 g. Purchased in 1966 from Francesc Coma, who was running back then a small mineral business in carrer Torrent de l'Olla, in the Gràcia neighborhood, Barcelona, for €0.45.

Likely from Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar, according to the kind opinion of Laurent Thomas published at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3326#3326

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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8136M-zircon.jpg
 Description:
Zircon
Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar
45 mm x 20 mm
 Viewed:  26065 Time(s)

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8136M-zircon1.jpg
 Description:
Zircon
Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar
45 mm x 20 mm
 Viewed:  26057 Time(s)

8136M-zircon1.jpg



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 Description:
Zircon
Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar
45 mm x 20 mm
 Viewed:  26063 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2009 14:26    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Zircon

Isolated crystal, no matrix, grey color, showing tetragonal prismatic habit. Size: 41 mm tall x 22 mm wide. Weight: 52 g. Purchased in 1966 from Francesc Coma, who was running back then a small mineral business in carrer Torrent de l'Olla, in the Gràcia neighborhood, Barcelona, for €0.45.

Likely from Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar, according to the kind opinion of Laurent Thomas published at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3326#3326

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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8137M-zircon.jpg
 Description:
Zircon
Tranomaro Commune, Amboasary Department, Madagascar
41 mm x 22 mm
 Viewed:  25658 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2009 16:48    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Beryl, albite

Aquamarine beryl with albite. Size: 47 mm x 29 mm x 25 mm. Mined in 2006. Description from the vendor: "Prismatic crystal of excellent color and very transparent which is terminated with the faces of the pyramid and the pinacoid. On an albite matrix. Main crystal size: 4.5 x 1.1 cm".

Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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8285-beryl.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
47 mm x 29 mm x 25 mm

Also published at "Fabre Minerals Reference Specimens, Asia - Australia", http://www.fabreminerals.com/specimens/RSASI-asia-notable-specimens.php#TB96J8
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8285-beryl1.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
47 mm x 29 mm x 25 mm
 Viewed:  25637 Time(s)

8285-beryl1.jpg



8285-beryl2.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
47 mm x 29 mm x 25 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2009 09:56    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Two intertwined crystals. Reattached. Some damage is present. Overall size: 125 mm x 95 mm x 74 mm. Longest edge: 65 mm. Weight: 1600g. Purchased in 1981 at Expomíner Barcelona from the architect Carles Lladó i Badia, who is now out of mineral business (I guess).

Mina 'Ampliación a Victoria', Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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2770M-pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina 'Ampliación a Victoria', Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm x 74 mm
 Viewed:  25405 Time(s)

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2770M-pyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina 'Ampliación a Victoria', Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm x 74 mm
 Viewed:  25408 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyrite
Mina 'Ampliación a Victoria', Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm x 74 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2009 14:42    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Topaz, schorl, quartz, albite, mica

Group composed by several transparent colorless topaz crystals, one schorl prism with very bright faces, a couple of transparent colorless quartz crystals, and mica, on a matrix of albite. Overall size: 56 mm x 47 mm. Schorl crystal: 37 mm tall. Weight: 107 g.

Chamachhu, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

It's not easy to read Chamachhu. This is Balti language, related to the Tibetan family, and spoken in some areas of the upper Indus valley. Chamachhu is a very small town in the vicinity of Shengus, not far from Stak Nala.

Specimens with this architecture and color combination are hard to be photographed, especially for people like me with little experience and the simple camera I own. This piece is really better in person.

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8287M-schorl.jpg
 Description:
Topaz, schorl, quartz, albite, mica
Chamachhu, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
56 mm x 47 mm
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 Description:
Topaz, schorl, quartz, albite, mica
Chamachhu, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
56 mm x 47 mm
 Viewed:  24940 Time(s)

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 Description:
Topaz, schorl, quartz, albite, mica
Chamachhu, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
56 mm x 47 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2009 04:54    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Rhodochrosite, quartz

Beautiful contrast between the white (colorless) quartz and the red rhodochrosite rhombs. Overall size: 91 mm x 57 mm x 45 mm. Main rhodo crystal edge: 10 mm. Weight: 254 g. No damage except in the periphery.

Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA. The Hedgehog Pocket is famous for these combination specimens.

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5462M-rhodochrosite.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite, quartz
Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
91 mm x 57 mm x 45 mm
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 Description:
Rhodochrosite, quartz
Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
91 mm x 57 mm x 45 mm

Close-up view (slightly blurred, sorry!)
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2009 13:28    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Native silver

Silver wire on matrix. Specimen overall size: 77 mm high x 45 mm wide (wire lenght >44 mm). Weight: 70 g.

Huantajalla mine, in the southeast of Uchucchacua area, Oyon, Lima, Peru.

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Native silver
Huantajalla mine, in the southeast of Uchucchacua area, Oyon, Lima, Peru
77 mm high x 45 mm wide (wire lenght >44 mm)
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Native silver
Huantajalla mine, in the southeast of Uchucchacua area, Oyon, Lima, Peru
77 mm high x 45 mm wide (wire lenght >44 mm)

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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 15:48    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Schorl

A neat grouping of highly lustrous black steep pyramidal tourmaline schorl crystals, without matrix. Very unusual termination for this species. Overall size: 46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm.

From a recent find in Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Some people think the exact locality might be Dache/Dassu, in one valley that leads toward the Laila peak base.

This being a very odd habit for schorl, John S. White rightfully likes to call it the "pencil habit" ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=4424#4424 ).

Reference: "Moore's Compendium of Mineral Discoveries", 2016, vol. 2, page 472, read "Laila, Gilgit/Skardu districts...".

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 Mineral: _Schorl
 Description:
_Tourmaline (schorl?)
Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm

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 Mineral: Schorl
 Description:
Tourmaline (schorl?)
Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm

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 Mineral: Schorl
 Description:
Tourmaline (schorl?)
Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
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8201M-schorl6.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Description:
Tourmaline (schorl?)
Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
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 Mineral: Schorl
 Description:
Tourmaline (schorl?)
Laila, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
46 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2009 12:24    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Barite

Tabular transparent yellow barite crystals on matrix, mined in 2008. Overall size: 80 mm x 43 mm. Longest edge: 39 mm. Weight: 87 g.

Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.

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Barite
Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
80 mm x 43 mm
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Barite
Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
80 mm x 43 mm
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Barite
Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
80 mm x 43 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2009 09:02    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyromorphite

Cluster of barrel shaped, apple green, pyromorphite crystals without matrix from the 2000-2001 find. Soon to be a classic. Overall size: 85 mm x 67 mm x 40 mm. Crystal size: up to 13 mm. Weight: 296 g.

Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China.

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Pyromorphite
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China
85 mm x 67 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2009 14:26    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Epidote

Cluster of large epidote dark green crystals measuring overall 124 mm high and 60 mm wide. Weight: 296 g.

Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The exact locality might be Alchuri, in the Shigar Valley, but there is no data to confirm that. There are other very alike specimens coming from Tormiq Valley, parallel and nearby to Shigar Valley (Lapis International Pakistan, page 76). As usual, the confusion with the Gilgit-Baltistan localities keeps going.

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Epidote
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
124 mm high and 60 mm wide
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Epidote
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
124 mm high and 60 mm wide
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Epidote
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
124 mm high and 60 mm wide
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