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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2013 10:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

And a special acknowledgement to the article's authors, Carles Curto and Jordi Fabre, who did a great work. It is highly recommendable for apatite and Panasqueira minerals lovers.

Apatite: The Great Pretender, vol. 17, ExtraLapis English series, by Lithographie Ltd., year 2013, page 70, The Panasqueira Mines: One Hundred Years of Fluorapatite, available at http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/bookdetail.asp?id=103
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2013 10:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John S. White wrote:
Beyond a doubt this is the loveliest fluorapatite I have ever seen!

Thank you, John! I am sure you have seen tens of thousands of fluorapatites during your entire life so your words here have a very special meaning to me.
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2013 12:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Achingly beautiful.
Moreover it must be fluorescent.
Thank you for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2013 05:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,

for sure i haven't seen as many fluorapatites as John in my life - but this one is really among the finest! A truly superb piece of art created by mother nature :-)

Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2013 05:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Roger and Tobi,

Very grateful too for your nice but (IMHO) exaggerated comments. The photo was shot by Scovil, not by me, and as everybody knows he is a master of perfection.



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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2013 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Of course, Jeff Scovil’s photo of is excellent, as usual. This is especially the exceptional character of this specimen I said.
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PostPosted: Jun 04, 2013 13:56    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Helvite, genthelvite, calcite, quartz, magnetite

From the vendor's description: Group of very sharp tetrahedral helvite crystals with a superficial layer of genthelvite. It is on matrix, with white calcite rhombohedrons, dodecahedral magnetite and parallel growths of quartz. Very aesthetic because of the contrast between the salmon helvite-genthelvite and the calcite and quartz matrix. Specimen size: 75 mm × 52 mm × 37 mm. Main crystal size: 15 mm × 13 mm. Collected in 2012.

Huanggang Mine, Kčshíkčténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia A.R., China.

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Huanggang Mine, Kčshíkčténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
75 mm × 52 mm × 37 mm. Main crystal size: 15 mm × 13 mm
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Huanggang Mine, Kčshíkčténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2013 06:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tres Bien, fantastique helvite
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2013 07:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Mark Ost wrote:
Tres Bien, fantastique helvite

Thanks, Mark. I'm very glad you like it.
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2013 17:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very much so. You all have excellent aesthetic tastes
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2013 17:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Exceptional specimen Carles and high quality photographs !
Thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2013 04:27    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Mark Ost wrote:
Very much so. You all have excellent aesthetic tastes
Mike Wood wrote:
Exceptional specimen Carles and high quality photographs !

Mark, Mike

Many thanks for your kind comments.

Mike, please, notice that the photos are really good but honestly I must say, as noted, that they have not been shot by myself.

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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2013 04:27    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan (bournonite)  

Bournonite, pyrite

Specimen with about a dozen sharp and lustrous, well defined, gunmetal color bournonite crystals, showing the classic stepped habit of the species, accompanied by a number of pyrite microcrystals scattered on the matrix. Overall size: 95 mm x 74 mm x 46 mm. Widest crystal: 29 mm; thickest crystal: 12 mm. Weight: 335 g. Undamaged. From a new pocket found in September 2012.

Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia.

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Bournonite, pyrite
Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia
95 mm x 74 mm x 46 mm
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Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia
95 mm x 74 mm x 46 mm
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Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia
95 mm x 74 mm x 46 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2013 06:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Delicious Bournonite, good taste.

Congratulations. Enrique Llorens.
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2013 09:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

An outstanding bournonite specimen, Carles: Superb crystals in a wonderful shape, and a good size; simply perfect!

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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2013 19:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

I also like this one a lot.
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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2013 07:31    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan (bournonite)  

Bournonite

Group of sharp and lustrous, well defined, gunmetal color bournonite crystals, showing the classic stepped habit of the species, without matrix. Overall size: 68 mm x 47 mm x 30 mm. Widest crystal: 28 mm; thickest crystal: 11.5 mm. Weight: 222 g. No damage. From a new pocket found in September 2012.

Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia.

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Viboras Mine, Machacamarca (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra, Potosí, Bolivia
68 mm x 47 mm x 30 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2013 05:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan (cassiterite)  

Cassiterite, siderite, quartz

Group of numerous fine, sharp, lustrous, translucent brown color cassiterite crystals in association with quartz and siderite, showing a nice contrast. The specimen, although not being a floater, is complete all around 360ş. Overall size: 60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide. Weight: 190 g. Undamaged.

Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia.

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Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide
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Cassiterite, siderite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide
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Cassiterite, siderite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide
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Cassiterite, siderite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide
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Cassiterite, siderite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mm x 47 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 15 mm wide
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2013 05:28    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan (cassiterite)  

Cassiterite, quartz

Group of bright, sharp, almost black cassiterite crystals in association with colorless cloudy quartz, showing a good contrast. The major crystal is twinned. Overall size: 80 mm x 69 mm x 39 mm. Main cassiterite crystal: 33 mm wide. Weight: 253 g. Undamaged.

Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia.

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Cassiterite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
80 mm x 69 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 33 mm wide
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Cassiterite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
80 mm x 69 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 33 mm wide
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 Description:
Cassiterite, quartz
Viloco Mine, Araca, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
80 mm x 69 mm x 39 mm. Largest cassiterite crystal: 33 mm wide
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2013 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

And after the bournonite rush came the cassiterite rush ;-)

Fine specimens, Carles!
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