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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2010 00:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles,

More pictures please !!!

Thank you. Jim B
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2010 09:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
Phenakite, quartz, microcline, schorl

Complete all around, colorless, undamaged, doubly terminated phenakite crystal with smoky quartz and several small black schorl crystals on a matrix of microcline showing also some crystals. Size: 67 mm x 62 mm x 52 mm. Phenakite crystal: 24 mm tall x 12 mm wide.

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

Really perfect specimen for this locality ...
I like it so much !
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2010 03:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

olelukoe wrote:
Really perfect specimen for this locality...
I like it so much !

Very glad you like my phenakite.

Thanks for your comment!
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2010 13:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Azurite

Group of dark blue azurite crystals. Overall size: 41 mm x 35 mm. Main crystal size: 21 mm wide, 25 mm tall. Weight: 34g. Collected ca. 1997. Ex collection Antonovich, Mecklenburg, Germany.

Pit No. 9, Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.

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Azurite
Pit No. 9, Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
41 mm x 35 mm. Main crystal size: 21 mm wide, 25 mm tall
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Azurite
Pit No. 9, Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
41 mm x 35 mm. Main crystal size: 21 mm wide, 25 mm tall
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Azurite
Pit No. 9, Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
41 mm x 35 mm. Main crystal size: 21 mm wide, 25 mm tall
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2010 13:23    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Vanadinite

Group of vanadinite crystals on a limestone matrix. Overall size: 111 mm x 92 mm. Major crystal: 11 mm wide, 3 mm thick. Weight: 501 g. Purchased from Joan Montal, Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1972 for €18.

Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.

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Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
111 mm x 92 mm. Major crystal: 11 mm wide, 3 mm thick

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Vanadinite
Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
111 mm x 92 mm. Major crystal: 11 mm wide, 3 mm thick
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2010 14:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very beautiful phenakite, Carles. Where did you get it? Maybe Sants? I saw several phenakites there. I got a sister of your phenakite in the Escuela de Minas, Madrid 2010.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2010 15:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Tourmaline (probably schorl), muscovite, feldspar

Aesthetic combination of the three species, showing very well defined crystals of muscovite. Overall size: 116 mm x 83 mm. Both schorl major crystals: 13 mm wide. Weight: 601 g.

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

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Schorl, muscovite, feldspar
Dassu Valley, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
116 mm x 83 mm. Both schorl major crystals: 13 mm wide

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Schorl, muscovite, feldspar
Dassu Valley, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
116 mm x 83 mm. Both schorl major crystals: 13 mm wide
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2010 05:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Vanadinite

Vanadinite specimen with brilliant and unusual yellowish-brownish color crystals completely covering the matrix. Undamaged. Overall size: 62 mm x 48 mm. Major crystal: 11.5 mm wide edge to edge. Field collected in 2001.

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco.

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Vanadinite
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
62 mm x 48 mm. Major crystal: 11.5 mm wide edge to edge
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ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
62 mm x 48 mm. Major crystal: 11.5 mm wide edge to edge
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Vanadinite
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
62 mm x 48 mm. Major crystal: 11.5 mm wide edge to edge
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2010 10:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
Schorl, muscovite, feldspar

Aesthetic combination of the three species. Overall size: 116 mm x 83 mm. Both schorl major crystals: 13 mm wide. Weight: ca. 600 g.

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


Interesting specimen....
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2010 11:09    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Epidote, adularia, actinolite

Group of transparent epidote cystals with adularia and some actinolite fibers. Undamaged. Overall size: 90 mm x 77 mm. Main epidote crystal: 52 mm long, 10 mm wide. Weight: 75 g.

From the alpine-cleft deposit near Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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_Epidote, adularia, actinolite

Alchuri is a hamlet in the Shigar Valley, in the bottom of the map. The red marks point to interesting mineral localities.
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And where is the Shigar Valley?
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Epidote, adularia, actinolite
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
90 mm x 77 mm

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Epidote, adularia, actinolite
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
90 mm x 77 mm

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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2010 15:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,
I have enjoyed browsing through all your posted photos again. Very nice specimens and excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2010 13:42    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Beryl, tourmaline (schorl?), albite

Several light blue completely transparent aquamarine beryl crystals with a couple of tourmaline (schorl?) crystals set aesthetically on an albite matrix. Overall size: 67 mm x 44 mm.

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

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Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
67 mm x 44 mm

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Beryl, tourmaline (schorl?), albite
Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
67 mm x 44 mm

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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2010 05:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Tourmaline (schorl?), beryl, feldspar, mica, garnet

Doubly terminated tourmaline (schorl?) crystal with bright faces, accompanied by two parallel beryl aquamarine prisms, feldspar, mica and several very small garnet (spessartine?) crystals. Undamaged, complete all around, almost a floater; the attachment point must be in the feldspar. Schorl crystal size: 79 mm long, 19 mm wide. Weight: 68 g.

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

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Schorl, beryl, feldspar, mica, garnet
Nyet, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Schorl crystal size: 79 mm long, 19 mm wide. Weight: 68 g

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Schorl, beryl, feldspar, mica, garnet
Nyet, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Schorl crystal size: 79 mm long, 19 mm wide. Weight: 68 g

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Schorl, beryl, feldspar, mica, garnet
Nyet, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Schorl crystal size: 79 mm long, 19 mm wide. Weight: 68 g

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PostPosted: May 02, 2010 14:18    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ferberite, siderite, calcite

Floater composed of ferberite crystals with some siderite and calcite. Overall size: 105 mm x 70 mm. Main ferberite crystal: 55 mm wide. Weight: 429 g. Extracted in 2004.

Panasqueira Mines, Level 3, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal.

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Ferberite, siderite, calcite
Panasqueira Mines, Level 3, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
105 mm x 70 mm. Main ferberite crystal: 55 mm wide
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PostPosted: May 03, 2010 09:06    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Titanite

Group of green, transparent to translucent, titanite twinned crystals on matrix. Overall size: 75 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm. Main crystal: 18 mm long, 6 mm thick. Weight: 130g.

Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
75 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm. Main crystal: 18 mm long, 6 mm thick
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Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
75 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm. Main crystal: 18 mm long, 6 mm thick
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Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
75 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm. Main crystal: 18 mm long, 6 mm thick

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PostPosted: May 08, 2010 04:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Isn't it the best collection in the world? ;] Great specimens! All! And by the way hello to everybody.
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PostPosted: May 08, 2010 04:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

tony91 wrote:
Isn't it the best collection in the world? ;] Great specimens! All!

Some people say there are near 200,000 serious mineral collections in the world. I think mine may be about the number 100,000 in quality. The problem is the 99,999 collectors ahead don't bother to post their photos.

I'm glad you like my specimens. Thank you for your comments.
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PostPosted: May 20, 2010 15:34    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Sphalerite, dolomite

Lustrous black sphalerite crystals, one a single sharply formed crystal measuring 25 mm across, set upon a white dolomite crystal matrix. Complete all around. Overall size: 60 mm x 46 mm x 32 mm. Ex Dr. Steve Neely collection, from Lebanon, Tennessee.

Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA.

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Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
60 mm x 46 mm x 32 mm
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Sphalerite, dolomite
Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
60 mm x 46 mm x 32 mm
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Sphalerite, dolomite
Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
60 mm x 46 mm x 32 mm
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PostPosted: May 25, 2010 09:23    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Schorl, elbaite, quartz, albite

Single terminated schorl crystal with elbaite termination, 82 mm tall, 17 mm wide, 60 mm wide overall, trapped between two transparent colorless quartz crystals, with some albite. The schorl/elbaite crystal tip is green by translucency.

Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Elbaite, quartz, albite
Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
82 mm tall, 17 mm wide, 60 mm wide
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Elbaite, quartz, albite
Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
82 mm tall, 17 mm wide, 60 mm wide
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Elbaite, quartz, albite
Bulochi, Astor valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
82 mm tall, 17 mm wide, 60 mm wide
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PostPosted: May 25, 2010 10:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

I would bet just about anything that the base of this crystal is not schorl. Many, many black tourmalines are not schorl. It is difficult to imagine that the composition could have changed that much while the crystal was growing. Just a small amount of iron could make an elbaite black, and crystals growing in a pegmatite tend to absorb all of the iron available in the growth environment before incorporating other elements.
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