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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2011 06:24    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Andradite, Baryte, quartz

Dark green to greenish-black rhombic dodecahedral {110} andradite crystals with Baryte and quartz. Overall size: 76 mm x 70 mm x 56 mm. Longest andradite crystal edge: 24.5 mm. Calculated crystal size (assuming it's regular): 57 mm high. Weight: 401 g.

These are very large crystals for the andradite from this locality (for the time being). The small lighter green crystals that can be seen at the bottom of the specimen's front view might be a second generation of andradite with a slightly different chemical composition.

Huanggang Mine (Huanggangliang Mine), Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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8131M-andradite1.jpg
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Andradite, Baryte, quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
76 mm x 70 mm x 56 mm
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Andradite, Baryte, quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
76 mm x 70 mm x 56 mm
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Andradite, Baryte, quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
76 mm x 70 mm x 56 mm

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2011 06:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, i can only repeat what i told you yet via email: An absolutely beautiful garnet specimen!

1.) the contrast between the dark andradites and the green and white parts of the matrix,
2.) the intergrowing of the andradites,
3.) the pattern on the crystal faces.

Splendid specimen!
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2011 13:30    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite

A pale pink prismatic apatite crystal on a matrix of crystallized albite, accompanied by large and well shaped muscovite crystals. Two smaller apatite crystals are present below the main one. Overall size: 106 mm x 81 mm. Main apatite crystal: 10.5 mm wide. Weight: 381 g.

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

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7242M-apatite1.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
106 mm x 81 mm. Main apatite crystal: 10.5 mm wide
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 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
106 mm x 81 mm. Main apatite crystal: 10.5 mm wide
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7242M-apatite4.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
106 mm x 81 mm. Main apatite crystal: 10.5 mm wide
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7242M-apatite4.jpg



7242MC-apatite1.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza V
106 mm x 81 mm. Main apatite crystal: 10.5 mm wide

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2011 09:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Powellite, scolecite

Yellowish-honey color tetragonal dipyramidal powellite crystal showing striated faces, associated with needle-like colorless scolecite crystals. Overall size: 108 mm x 75 mm. Powellite crystal longest edge: 35 mm. Estimated crystal height: about 64 mm. Weight: 272 g. According to the supplier it comes from Yeola, near Nasik (which is a locality not currently recognized by Mindat for this species). Some scolecite needles are damaged.

Yeola, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India.

Another specimen of powellite from the same area can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19741#19741

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6666M-powellite1.jpg
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Powellite, scolecite
Yeola, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
108 mm x 75 mm

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 21st Apr 2012
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Powellite, scolecite
Yeola, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
108 mm x 75 mm
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Powellite, scolecite
Yeola, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
108 mm x 75 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2011 10:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Fluorapatite, albite, muscovite


Very nice specimen Carles.
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2011 10:14    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Copper

A copper specimen showing a cluster of intergrown herringbone crystals and small spinel twins. Overall size: 87 mm x 29 mm x 11 mm. Weight: 21.5 g.

San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia.

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1115M-copper1.jpg
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Copper
San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
87 mm x 29 mm x 11 mm

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 29th Nov 2011
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Copper
San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
87 mm x 29 mm x 11 mm

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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2011 08:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline, quartz, albite

Eight black tourmaline crystals with a triangular section showing a dark green color cap by translucency, intergrown with colorless crystallized quartz. A very thin transparent and colorless crystal of albite can be seen in the right side. Overall size: 42 mm x 37 mm x 32 mm. Main tourmaline crystal: 32 mm tall, 6.5 mm wide. Weight: 49 g. Repaired.

Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Other specimens from Stak Nala can be seen at
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3933#3933
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3942#3942
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=8449#8449

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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Tourmaline, quartz, albite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
42 mm x 37 mm x 32 mm
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Tourmaline, quartz, albite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
42 mm x 37 mm x 32 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2011 08:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ilvaite, quartz, calcite

Doubly terminated ilvaite crystal set on a cluster of calcite and acicular quartz. Overall size: 110 mm x 40 mm. Ilvaite crystal: 103 mm long, 24 mm wide. Weight: 123 g.

Huanggang Mine (Huanggangliang Mine), Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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8130M-ilvaite1.jpg
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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
110 mm x 40 mm
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8130M-ilvaite2.jpg
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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
110 mm x 40 mm
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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
110 mm x 40 mm
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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
110 mm x 40 mm

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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2011 09:31    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica

Group of pale pink tabular fluorapatite and colorless quartz crystals on a matrix of albite and mica. Overall size: 65 mm x 47 mm. Apatite crystal size: 10 mm on visible edge; 6.5 mm thick. Weight: 84 g.

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

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7243M-apatite1.jpg
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Fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 47 mm
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 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 47 mm
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 Description:
Fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
65 mm x 47 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2011 10:51    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Powellite, apophyllite, stilbite

A grayish-white translucent tetragonal dipyramidal powellite crystal showing some striated faces, associated with a number of near transparent colorless apophyllite crystals, all on a matrix of peach colored stilbite crystals. No damage. Overall size: 84 mm x 63 mm. Powellite crystal longest edge: 27 mm. Estimated crystal height: about 44 mm. Weight: 307 g.

Pandulena Hills, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India.

Another specimen of powellite from the same area can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=20539#20539

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 Mineral: Powellite, Apophyllite-(KF), Stilbite-Ca
 Locality:
Pandulena Hills, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 84 mm x 63 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2011 10:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
Fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica
Group of pale pink tabular fluorapatite and colorless quartz crystals on a matrix of albite and mica. Overall size: 65 mm x 47 mm. Apatite crystal size: 10 mm on visible edge; 6.5 mm thick. Weight: 84 g.
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Nice rock Carles! By the way, Christmas is coming soon, and I can PM you my mailing address. ;=)))
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2011 14:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

GneissWare wrote:
Nice rock Carles! By the way, Christmas is coming soon, and I can PM you my mailing address. ;=)))

Bob, I'm very sorry but I fear a mineral specimen cannot be sent by email as an attachment, even for Christmas :-((
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2011 20:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wow that fluorapatite, albite, quartz, mica combo is soo cool i wish i could see some sort of stop motion video on how that grew together :D
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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2011 06:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carrollite, calcite, chalcopyrite

A mirror-bright sharply formed, undamaged, cuboctahedral {100}{111} carrollite crystal with neat and lustrous faces, accompanied by some chalcopyrite, on a calcite cleavage matrix. As seen in the photos, the crystal shows several stepped edges. Overall size: 52 mm x 46 mm x 41 mm. Carrollite crystal: 19 mm high. Weight: 123 g.

Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Zaire.

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2602M-carrollite2.jpg
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Carrollite, calcite, chalcopyrite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Zaire
52 mm x 46 mm x 41 mm
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Carrollite, calcite, chalcopyrite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Zaire
52 mm x 46 mm x 41 mm
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2602MC-carrollite3.jpg
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Carrollite, calcite, chalcopyrite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Zaire
52 mm x 46 mm x 41 mm

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Carrollite, calcite, chalcopyrite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Zaire
52 mm x 46 mm x 41 mm

Showing Miller indices: cube {100}, octahedron {111}
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2011 05:13    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Copper

Cluster of eight crystals of copper pseudomorph of aragonite. Some experts in Bolivian minerals believe that it is actually copper after calcite after aragonite. Overall size: 54 mm x 49 mm x 26 mm. Major crystal: 16 mm tall, 22 mm wide. Weight: 64 g. From a recent find. It's very uncommon the occurrence of these specimens with eight crystals this size intergrown in a single piece.

San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia.

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Copper
San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
54 mm x 49 mm x 26 mm
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Copper
San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
54 mm x 49 mm x 26 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2011 09:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, I continue to be amazed at the uniform high quality of the pieces from your collection that you have shared with us via your fine photos. Each piece is a model of esthetics and it is clear that you have highly refined taste in specimen selection. We can all learn a lot from what you have shown us. Many thanks. Your contributions are ones that I make a special effort to view.
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2011 17:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
Carles, I continue to be amazed at the uniform high quality of the pieces from your collection that you have shared with us via your fine photos. Each piece is a model of esthetics and it is clear that you have highly refined taste in specimen selection. We can all learn a lot from what you have shown us. Many thanks. Your contributions are ones that I make a special effort to view.

Mr. White:

Once again I feel really honored by your words that I don't deserve. My collection is actually rather humble but is enhanced by the decent pictures I can obtain with great effort and after spending a big chunk of my leasure time, so I'm very happy you appreciate them.

Thanks a lot!

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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2011 09:08    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ilvaite, quartz, calcite

Single ilvaite crystal accompanied by calcite and acicular quartz. Overall size: 83 mm x 50 mm. Ilvaite crystal: 83 mm tall, 39 mm wide in the tip. Weight: 200 g.

Huanggang Mine (Huanggangliang Mine), Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

Another ilvaite from the same deposit can be seen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=20599#20599

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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
83 mm x 50 mm
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Ilvaite, quartz, calcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
83 mm x 50 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2011 11:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Good photography aside, many of these specimens have amazing esthetics. Your collection is my favorite on the forum.
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2011 05:34    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Epidote-clinozoisite series

Group of transparent greenish-brown epidote-clinozoisite series crystals, some of them doubly terminated. Overall size: 76 mm x 34 mm x 20 mm. Main crystal: 10.5 mm wide, 3.5 mm thick. Weight: 39 g.

Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

These deposits are of metamorphic alpine cleft-type ( http://www.mindat.org/loc-5734.html ).

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited. Creative Commons Attribution Licence - Some Rights Reserved.



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 Description:
Epidote-clinozoisite series
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
76 mm x 34 mm x 20 mm
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8133M-epidote2.jpg



8133M-epidote1.jpg
 Description:
Epidote-clinozoisite series
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
76 mm x 34 mm x 20 mm
 Viewed:  18469 Time(s)

8133M-epidote1.jpg


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