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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2009 15:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,
The Peruvian Baryte has to be one of the nicest I have seen from there. The Chinese Pyromorphite is pretty nice too!
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2009 15:50    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Hi!

Many thanks for your comments. But unfortunately the cleavages in the Baryte crystals make it less valuable.

You do have several superb pieces posted here. The Sweet Home Mine rhodochrosites, for instance, are exceptional. I envy you. Please, keep posting.

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2009 09:46    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Spessartine, quartz, feldspar

A few dozen of trapezohedral spessartine crystals with smoky quartz on a matrix of feldspar. Overall size: 125 mm x 68 mm. Largest spessartine crystal: 7 mm wide. Weight: 265 g.

Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China.

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Spessartine, quartz
Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
125 mm x 68 mm

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Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
125 mm x 68 mm
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Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
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Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2009 05:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyromorphite

Overall size: 60 mm x 47 mm. Description from the vendor: "Different color, better luster and matrix makes this specimen different from most of the famous Chinese pyromorphite present on the market."

Daoping mining area, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

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Daoping mining area, Gongcheng, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2009 16:33    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Beryl, tourmaline (schorl)

Group of beryl and schorl crystals with corroded or weathered microcline. Overall size: 80 mm x 58 mm. Main beryl crystal: 14 mm wide, 37 mm long. Weight: 157 g.

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

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Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2009 17:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Wow, nice! I particularly like the back-etching (?) along the c-axis of the schorl. Quite beautiful. Did you get it at Munich, Carles? Keep 'em coming.

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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2009 17:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

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Hi Ed!

Many thanks for your comments. But which schorl are you talking about? There are several on these pages...

And why don't you post your photos at this forum for everybody to look at them? Please, come on!

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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2009 21:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Sure Carles. I was referring to specimen # 8282M.

I'll get around to posting some pictures in a bit, have a full plate just at the moment. And I'm trying to figure out how to affix my picture to my postings. Give me a little time. I'm still pretty much a neopphyte to FMF site. It is unusual for me to spend this much time at home and in front of the computer, but I'm writing an NOI, a Notice Of Intent, letting the Federal Government know that we will be drilling a gold deposit north of Kingman. I will certainly post photos from there as the vein is zoned. Gold occurs with Vanadinite on the 100 level, and it gives way to gold and wulfenite on the 300 level. The crystals are small, but it is still a stunning thing to see a bright reddish orange wulfenite sitting jauntily on wire gold. Give me a little more time, probably next week, and I'll put some pictures up.

Thanks for the interest. Have a great weekend.

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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2009 04:10    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Copper (after calcite) after aragonite

Native copper (pseudomorphic of calcite) pseudomorphic of aragonite. Size: 24 mm tall x 17 mm wide. Weight: 25 g. From a new find different from the one in the sixties.

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia.

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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2009 13:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Vivianite

Group of parallel grown, transparent to translucent, deep green vivianite crystals on metamorphosed sandstone. Overall size: 85 mm x 45 mm. Weight: 151 g.

Tomokoni mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia.

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 12:10    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Galena, calcite

Sharply formed cubic crystal of galena measuring 45 mm x 38 mm x 35 mm in size, this set on a matrix coated by small colorless transparent prismatic terminated calcite crystals measuring to 10 mm in length. The matrix is a brecciated dolostone. The galena crystal is razor sharp with no nicking or chipping along the crystal edges. Overall size: 130 mm x 105 mm x 80 mm. Weight: 1.1 kg.

Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine; Ozark Lead Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA.

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Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine; Ozark Lead Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
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Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine; Ozark Lead Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 12:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

thanks for sharing your specimens Carl!
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 12:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,
You have a fine eye, and I am really enjoying your postings. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 14:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Analcime, aegirine, natrolite

Colorless sharp undamaged crystals of analcime to 25 mm in diameter, associated with numerous black prismatic terminated crystals of aegirine, as well as smaller colorless prismatic terminated crystals of natrolite, these from 3 mm to 10 mm long. Overall size: 78 mm x 65 mm x 53 mm. Weight: 161g. Ex Joan Massagué collection.

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada.

The photo 8572M-analcime.jpg below was designated Mindat.org Photo of the Day in December 19, 2009 ( http://www.mindat.org/photo-225835.html ).

Illustrated in the magazine "GeoNieuws", #42, April 2017, page 97.

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Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
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Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2009 13:56    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi, Jordi!

Therefore the best thing to do is just ignore the Folch's specimen label. Perhaps both pieces (and note that I say "perhaps") came from the same place. A simple search at Mindat.org shows that Novo Horizonte must be the actual locality of my hematite/rutile.

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2009 16:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Gypsum

Undamaged rhombic crystals on a matrix of marlstone. Overall size: 138 mm x 85 mm. Main crystal: 106 mm tip to tip, 16 mm thick. Weight: 240 g.

Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2009 18:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, what is wrong with calling it gypsum? You can tell that I have a serious dislike for the term selenite, please forgive my pedantry, at least according to Alfredo. Love your taste in specimens, they are all first class.
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2009 19:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, I like this specimen (the gypsum). Did it by any chance come from the Miguel Romero Collection? I travelled through northern Mexico acquiring specimens for Miguel, and this one looks a lot like one I found in Santa Eulalia and brought back to Tehuacan for him.

There are several kinds of gypsum, although many of the terms are more rock hound than scientific. These include Alabaster, Selenite (and "Hour-Glass selenite, I've heard them use that one), and Satin Spar, and Ram's Horn and even "Fishtail" (for the twinned ones). But they're all gypsum. To make the distinction is not really necessary, except perhaps if you were putting together a display of specimens to illustrate the various ores of gypsum. Then you would probably want to break things out. I like to call my helictitic gypsum "Rams Horn". The passers-by seem to get a kick out of the term. It's descriptive, too.

And yes, you do have a very good eye. And you take great photographs of your minerals as well. I hope to be able to be able to take such good photos of my stuff as time goes by.

Keep 'em coming, keep up the good work, and thanks for the help with the site protocols earlier.

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2009 05:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To John S. White:

I have nothing at all against the name gypsum. I called it selenite because of my ignorance. I've just looked it up in the IMA list and have seen that gypsum is the official name. So I amended my posting and, as you can see above, my specimen is now called gypsum (except the image file names, that are more difficult to change).

Many thanks for your comments about my collection. I really appreciate them.

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2009 05:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Ed Huskinson:

>Did it by any chance [the gypsum] come from the Miguel Romero Collection?

No relation with that excellent collection. The Miguel Romero specimens were much, much better than mine.

>But they're all gypsum.

As you will see above, I edited the name and wrote 'gypsum' instead of 'selenite'. You all were right.

Improving your photos is not as difficult as it seems. It takes a good light source and a good program to edit the pictures. The camera is not as important as people think. In fact, mine is a $99 camera.

Many thanks for your other comments as well.

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