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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2011 14:50    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Gypsum

Group of colorless and transparent gypsum crystals, the largest showing a doubly terminated prismatic habit. Overall size: 120 mm x 72 mm. Main crystal: 98 mm tall, 20 mm wide. Weight: 129 g.

Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Another specimen from the same locality but with a different habit can be seen here.

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Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
120 mm x 72 mm. Main crystal: 98 mm tall, 20 mm wide
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Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
120 mm x 72 mm. Main crystal: 98 mm tall, 20 mm wide
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Gypsum
Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
120 mm x 72 mm. Main crystal: 98 mm tall, 20 mm wide
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2011 16:18    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Baryte, orpiment, realgar

Group of translucent colorless, rhombic Baryte crystals, set aesthetically upon a matrix of orpiment. The rhombs are covered in the upper side with a large number of very small orpiment and several larger realgar crystals. Overall size: 93 mm x 66 mm x 37 mm. Major Baryte crystal: 33 mm long, 11 mm thick. Weight: 290 g.

Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine; ASARCO Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru.

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Baryte, orpiment, realgar
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
93 mm x 66 mm x 37 mm
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Baryte, orpiment, realgar
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
93 mm x 66 mm x 37 mm
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_Baryte, orpiment, realgar

Geographical position of Quiruvilca
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2011 16:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very nice specimen and pics, Carles.
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2011 10:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Good stuff as usual, Carles!

The Baryte/orpiment/realgar paragenesis is really awesome, congratulations!
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2011 10:46    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite, hübnerite, quartz

Pale green octahedral fluorite crystal, complete all around, on a matrix of quartz, accompanied by hübnerite. Overall size: 65 mm x 65 mm x 56 mm. Fluorite crystal size: 35 mm on edge. Weight: 202 g. The crystal of fluorite is green in the inside and almost colorless in the outer part, near the surface, which says something interesting about the history of the specimen. With strong rear illumination the hübnerite shows red translucency.

Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pampas, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru.

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Fluorite, hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
65 mm x 65 mm x 56 mm
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Fluorite, hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
65 mm x 65 mm x 56 mm
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Fluorite, hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
65 mm x 65 mm x 56 mm
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Fluorite, hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
65 mm x 65 mm x 56 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2011 12:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

What an amazing fluorite with hübnerite!!! I didn't know this kind of combination.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2011 14:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles:
What an outstanding specimen. And its nice to see you posting again after an absence. I really enjoy looking at your specimens, and I am so glad you live in Europe so we don't have to compete for the same kinds of specimens ;=))
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2011 01:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

GneissWare wrote:
What an outstanding specimen.

Exactly!
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2011 10:29    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Gypsum

Group of seven diverging, twinned, transparent and colorless gypsum crystals set upon a gypsum matrix. Undamaged. Overall size: 79 mm x 63 mm. Maximum crystal sizes: 38 mm long, 16 mm wide, 6 mm thick. Weight: 67 g.

Alabaster quarries, Cerro Patillas, Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain.

Other gypsum specimens from the same deposit can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=6465#6465 and http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=6477#6477

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Gypsum
Alabaster quarries, Cerro Patillas, Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
79 mm x 63 mm
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Gypsum
Alabaster quarries, Cerro Patillas, Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
79 mm x 63 mm
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Gypsum
Alabaster quarries, Cerro Patillas, Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
79 mm x 63 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2011 09:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tetrahedrite, pyrite, quartz

Group of near two dozen, metallic gray color tetrahedral tetrahedrite crystals set on a pyritohedron of pyrite. Overall size: 65 mm x 51 mm. Longest tetrahedron edge: 12 mm. Longest pyrite crystal edge: 25 mm. Weight: 143 g.

Actually a member of the series tennantite-tetrahedrite. So it might be from a Sb-rich tennantite to an As-rich tetrahedrite, somewhere between.

I might be from a Sb-rich tennantite to an As-rich tetrahedrite, anywhere between.

Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru.

Another tetrahedrite specimen from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=7367#7367

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Tetrahedrite, pyrite, quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
65 mm x 51 mm. Longest tetrahedron edge: 12 mm. Longest pyrite crystal edge: 25 mm
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Tetrahedrite, pyrite, quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
65 mm x 51 mm. Longest tetrahedron edge: 12 mm. Longest pyrite crystal edge: 25 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2011 12:12    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Augelite, quartz

Group of several green augelite crystals on quartz. The largest is doubly terminated and 25 mm long. Overall size: 61 mm x 61 mm x 51 mm. Weight: 115 g. From a recent find in the Tamboras area, at 5500 m above the sea level.

From The Mineralogical Record, March-April 2011, vol. 42/2, page 141: These specimens [augelite from Mundo Nuevo] are probably the world's finest for the species, with crystals as large as the largest known from Rapid Creek, Yukon, and from the Champion mine, California.

Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru.

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Augelite, quartz
Tamboras area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
61 mm x 61 mm x 51 mm
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Augelite, quartz
Tamboras area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
61 mm x 61 mm x 51 mm
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Augelite, quartz
Tamboras area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
61 mm x 61 mm x 51 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2011 08:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hübnerite, quartz

Two black tabular hübnerite crystals with quartz. Overall size: 48 mm x 47 mm. Major hübnerite crystal: 42 mm tall, 32 mm wide. Weight: 80 g.

From Labor Jacky, Mundo Nuevo mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru.

Other hübnerites from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=14854#14854

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Hübnerite, quartz
Labor Jacky, Mundo Nuevo mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
48 mm x 47 mm
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Hübnerite, quartz
Labor Jacky, Mundo Nuevo mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
48 mm x 47 mm

From the other side.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2011 13:15    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Alabandite, rhodochrosite

Group of octahedral {111}, bright metallic black color, alabandite crystals partially coated with pink microcrystalline rhodochrosite. From a new pocket found on late February 2011 next to the area where the silver ore is being worked. It shows some spinel law twins. Size: 60 mm x 59 mm x 46 mm. Major crystal: 20 mm tall, 14 mm on edge. Weight: 204 g.

From The Mineralogical Record, January-February 2011, vol. 42/1, page 73: The specimens from this pocket represent the highest quality ever seen for this species.

Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima, Peru.

Another specimen from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=16943#16943

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Alabandite, rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima, Peru
60 mm x 59 mm x 46 mm
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Alabandite, rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima, Peru
60 mm x 59 mm x 46 mm

Close-up view
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2011 13:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Great specimen Carles. Fits perfectly with the rest of your collection.

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2011 06:05    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Beryl, tourmaline, microcline

Group of transparent to somewhat cloudy beryl crystals with tourmaline (schorl) set on corroded or weathered microcline. Undamaged. Overall size: 65 mm x 58 mm x 40 mm. Main beryl crystal: 21 mm wide, 45 mm tall. Weight: 88 g. From a new pocket of intense blue aquamarine discovered in August 2009.

Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Another beryl from the same locality can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=4585#4585

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Beryl, tourmaline, microcline
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
65 mm x 58 mm x 40 mm
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Beryl, tourmaline, microcline
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
65 mm x 58 mm x 40 mm
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Beryl, tourmaline, microcline
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
65 mm x 58 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2011 08:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

A really aesthetic classic from Erongo, Carles, i always like to see that specimen - especially on the better photos :-)
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2011 13:21    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Pyrite

Group of 7 cubic pyrite crystals without matrix, disassembled while being extracted and then reattached with a polycyanoacrylate in their original position (I believe). Overall size: 160 mm x 130 mm x 85 mm. Longest crystal edge: 43 mm. Weight: 1274 g.

Ampliación a Victoria mine, Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain.

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Pyrite
Ampliación a Victoria mine, Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
160 mm x 130 mm x 85 mm
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Pyrite
Ampliación a Victoria mine, Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
160 mm x 130 mm x 85 mm
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Pyrite
Ampliación a Victoria mine, Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
160 mm x 130 mm x 85 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2011 14:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles,

i suppose 1274 grams of assembled pyrite crystals are quite fragile ... How do you prevent this specimen from breaking apart? Is it fixed somehow? Or does the polycyanoacrylate make it stable?

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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2011 14:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobias Martin wrote:
i suppose 1274 grams of assembled pyrite crystals are quite fragile ... How do you prevent this specimen from breaking apart? Is it fixed somehow? Or does the polycyanoacrylate make it stable?

I do nothing at all to prevent it from breaking. People at the mine have much experience with polycyanoacrylate, and are using a special kind of this glue that supports, they say, up to 300 kg/cm˛, which is a lot. For several years this pyrite had been standing in my showcase in the least stable position, only one cube in contact with the base, the others directed upwards, as you can see in the photo below, without any problem of breaking apart and dropping. However, it is currently resting in a much more stable horizontal position, as seen above.

But 1274 g is nothing compared with the 3.9 kg that this other very similar specimen weighs, also in my collection: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=2789#2789

Thanks for your interest.



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Ampliación a Victoria mine, Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain
160 mm x 130 mm x 85 mm

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2011 05:44    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Aegirine, orthoclase

Huge aegirine crystal, an octagonal prism complete all around, in a group with orthoclase. Overall size: 89 mm x 78 mm x 70 mm. Main aegirine crystal width: 39 mm. Weight: 525 g.

Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi.

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Aegirine, orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
89 mm x 78 mm x 70 mm
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Aegirine, orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
89 mm x 78 mm x 70 mm
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Aegirine, orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
89 mm x 78 mm x 70 mm
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