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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2010 09:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hello Carles,
I have enjoyed seeing some of the specimens in your collection. Your sphalerite specimen from Picher Oklahoma is very nice. Although calcite was a common gangue mineral throughout the district, the sphalerite crystals on your specimen do not appear to be on calcite, but on a brecciated gray chert. This chert formed the matrix for most of the specimens produced from this famous lead/zinc district.

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2010 10:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

crosstimber wrote:
Your sphalerite specimen from Picher Oklahoma is very nice. Although calcite was a common gangue mineral throughout the district, the sphalerite crystals on your specimen do not appear to be on calcite, but on a brecciated gray chert.

Hi, Michael!

You must be right. I've just tested the matrix for hardness and it cannot be scratched with a steel knife, the opposite being true, so it cannot be calcite.

Thanks for your comments!
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2010 06:01    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Elbaite

Three contacted, undamaged elbaite crystals, one of them with some color zoning and doubly terminated, on an indefined matrix. Overall specimen size: 57 x 28 mm². Longest crystal: 45 x 6 mm². Widest crystal: 12 mm wide.

Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

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Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
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Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2010 07:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

One word:

>>> Beautiful <<<
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2010 10:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias Martin wrote:
One word: >>> Beautiful <<<

Glad you like it.

Many thanks for your kind comment!
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2010 13:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Good and very aesthetic miniature !
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2010 15:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

olelukoe wrote:
Good and very aesthetic miniature !

I much appreciate your opinion.

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2010 15:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrrhotite

Group of several pyrrhotite pseudohexagonal crystals, with etched faces but well defined edges. Weight: 134 g. Overall size: 80 mm x 45 mm. Widest crystal size: about 28 mm on edge. Taller crystal size: over 18 mm high. A specimen purchased from Jaume Serrate, Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1978 for about €20.

Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2010 17:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hello Carles:

Congratulations for your specimens; your scheelite with Japan-law quartz twin and your elbaite from Paprok are two small big killers.

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 00:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

2 words, unbelieveable, unbelievabe! It is amazing. Beautiful!

(The tourmaline matrix)

((other things too))
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 08:19    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Quartz

Group of several, completely transparent, colorless crystals. Overall size: 83 mm x 67 mm. Major crystal size: 65 mm tall, 35 mm wide. Purchased from Joan Montal in 1981. The gray and black areas, especially in the tip of the left crystal, are not real, must be a mistake of the camera I believe. (According to what Paul S. writes in the post below, these areas are the reflections of the more opaque white areas at the underside of the crystals, where they are attached on the matrix.)

Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 08:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very very nice crystals, they form a lovely specimen.

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The gray and black areas, especially in the tip of the left crystal, are not real, must be a mistake of the camera I believe.


I think these areas are the reflections of the more opaque white area's at the underside of the crystals, where they are attached on the matrix. Don't blame the camera, blame the physics! ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 08:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,

Your elbaite specimen is really eye-catching.... congrats on a very fine piece!

Keep them coming!

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 09:31    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Luiz Menezes from Belo Horizonte, jamesb from Arizona, Paul S. from Enschede and Jim from Dallas

Very glad you like them. Many thanks for the time spent in posting your kind comments.

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 09:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Phenakite, quartz, microcline, schorl

Complete all around, transparent and colorless, undamaged, doubly terminated phenakite crystal with smoky quartz and several small black schorl crystals on a matrix of microcline showing also several well defined faces. The phenakite crystal is somewhat cloudy at the bottom, yet it is geometrically perfect. Size: 67 mm x 62 mm x 52 mm. Phenakite crystal: 24 mm tall x 12 mm wide. Weight: 224 g.

Palelni Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik township, Mogok area, Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)

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Palelni Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik township, Mogok area, Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)
67 mm x 62 mm x 52 mm
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Palelni Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik township, Mogok area, Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)
67 mm x 62 mm x 52 mm
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Palelni Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik township, Mogok area, Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)
67 mm x 62 mm x 52 mm

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2010 15:47    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Titanite, "adularia", chlorite

Group of titanite, "adularia" and chlorite crystals on a complex matrix. The "adularia" crystals, colorless, show a rhombohedral habit. Overall size: 50 mm x 32 mm x 24 mm. Main titanite crystal size: 10 mm. Main adularia crystal size: 6 mm. Weight: 46 g. Purchased from Jordi Figueras, Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1964 for €0.90.

Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland.

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Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
50 mm x 32 mm x 24 mm. Main titanite crystal size: 10 mm. Main adularia crystal size: 6 mm
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Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2010 13:47    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Skutterudite, calcite

Several cuboctahedral {100}{111} skutterudite crystals with calcite. Weight: 676 g. Overall size: 80 mm x 72 mm. Longest edge: 13 mm. Purchased in 1983 in Sant Celoni-Barcelona, Catalonia, fair.

Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.

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Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
80 mm x 72 mm. Longest edge: 13 mm

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Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
80 mm x 72 mm. Longest edge: 13 mm

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Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2010 04:50    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Erythrite, skutterudite, pharmacolite

Group of erythrite crystals with pharmacolite on a matrix of skutterudite. Overall size: 56 mm x 40 mm. Main erythrite crystal size: 13 mm. Purchased from Joan Montal, Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1972 for €7.21.

Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.

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Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
56 mm x 40 mm. Main erythrite crystal size: 13 mm
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Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2010 16:18    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Sulfur, calcite

Group of sulfur crystals with calcite on a sulfur matrix. Overall size: 116 mm x 84 mm. Weight: 240 g. Purchased in 1965 from Josep Closas, Barcelona, Catalonia, for €1.80.

Sicily, Italy.

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Sicily, Italy
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2010 13:19    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Galena

Group of galena cubic {100} crystals. Overall size: 56 mm x 50 mm. Longest edge: 27 mm. Weight: 225 g. Purchased from Joan Montal, Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1973.

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

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