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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2015 12:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan - A half million views  

Congratulations Carles! -> First thread of FMF to arrive to the 500.000 views!
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2016 14:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

I am spending the afternoon looking at these lovely pictures while listening to Youtube play videos of my favorite Golden Oldies songs.
This thread is a treasure!
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2016 15:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tom Mazanec wrote:
This thread is a treasure!

I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your kind comment.
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2016 15:46    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Axinite-(Mn) from Peru  

Axinite-(Mn), epidote

Group of sharp transparent to translucent axinite-(Mn) crystals accompanied by green epidote showing a somewhat acicular habit. Overall size: 74 mm x 66 mm x 59 mm. Major axinite crystal: 20 mm wide. Weight: 119 g. From a new find in open veins in a mountainside outcrop near the town of Canta, recovered in early September 2015. See The Mineralogical Record, 47/3, pages 347 & 348.

Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru.

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 Mineral: Axinite-(Mn), Epidote
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 Dimensions: 74mm x 66mm x 59mm. Major axinite crystal: 20 mm wide
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2016 06:41    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Azurite from Milpillas  

Azurite, dickite

Single lustrous, dark blue, mirror-faced, azurite crystal on a starkly contrasting white matrix made of soft but compact dickite. The crystal is complete all around and presumably doubly terminated, with faces and edges very well defined and free of any damage. From a find in year 2014. Overall size: 70mm x 63mm x 39mm. Azurite crystal: at least 34mm tall x 27mm wide x 10mm thick. Weight: 133g.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.

Another very different but also interesting azurite specimen from Milpillas can be seen by clicking here.

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 Mineral: Azurite
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 Mineral: Azurite
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 Dimensions: Overall size: 70mm x 63mm x 39mm. Azurite crystal: at least 34mm tall x 27mm wide x 10mm thick
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2016 10:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

A very fine azurite, in line with the quality of your collection.

Greetings. Enrique.
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2016 19:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Nice job on the photos.. Really captured the blue color in one of the photos which is really hard to do without washing out the white matrix. Very nice!
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2016 10:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Enrique Llorens wrote:
A very fine azurite, in line with the quality of your collection.

GneissWare wrote:
Nice job on the photos.. Really captured the blue color in one of the photos which is really hard to do without washing out the white matrix. Very nice!

Thanks to both for the comments!

About the nice job... not nice at all. Hard, long, boring and exhausting. You can't imagine! But note that what might be the best picture is not exactly mine.
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2016 12:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
Enrique Llorens wrote:
A very fine azurite, in line with the quality of your collection.

GneissWare wrote:
Nice job on the photos.. Really captured the blue color in one of the photos which is really hard to do without washing out the white matrix. Very nice!

Thanks to both for the comments! About the nice job... not nice at all. Hard, long, boring and exhausting. You can't imagine! But note that the best picture is not exactly mine.

An exceptional specimen, Carles. I'm really impressed by its beauty and aesthetics - and I'm actually not an azurite fan. But this one with that well-defined crystal sitting on white rock is an eyecatcher of the finest quality. And concerning your photo job: Oh yes, I CAN imagine the struggle. You know, we often talked about thoses horrible photo sessions when a specimen simply doesn't want to be captured. And this azurite, no matter how beautiful it is, looks like a real a**hole when it comes to photographing ;-)

But you managed it quite well, congratulations!
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2016 08:05    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Bournonite and scheelite from Yaogangxian  

Bournonite, scheelite

A typical stepped prismatic bournonite crystal showing metallic luster with a couple of translucent bipyramidal scheelite crystals perched on the right side. Overall size: 37mm x 21mm. Bournonite crystal: 33.0mm tall, 18.5mm wide. Major scheelite crystal: 7mm tall. Extracted about year 2007. Ex Jan Buma collection.

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.

This specimen has a little story, maybe interesting enough to be told. All happened in a recent small local fair in Barcelona, informally known as Fira de Sants, where Jordi Fabre usually keeps a booth. After my reaching the half million views in a collection thread at FMF, he wanted to give me a reward for being the first to get there, so he offered me a nice transparent and colorless calcite from the Chinese Leiping mine. Almost at the same time I spotted another Chinese piece nearby, presumably much more expensive than the calcite, a bournonite with scheelite that I dearly preferred. So Jordi and I came soon to an agreement and I finally added it to my collection instead.

I must express my gratitude and appreciation to him, not only for the reward that I think I don't deserve, but mainly for his great effort spent in creating and maintaining this forum in the fist place.

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 Mineral: Bournonite, Scheelite
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 Dimensions: 37mm x 21mm. Bournonite crystal: 33.0mm tall, 18.5mm wide. Major scheelite crystal: 7mm tall
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 Mineral: Bournonite, Scheelite
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Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 37mm x 21mm. Bournonite crystal: 33.0mm tall, 18.5mm wide. Major scheelite crystal: 7mm tall
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 Mineral: _Bournonite, Scheelite
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Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 37mm x 21mm. Bournonite crystal: 33.0mm tall, 18.5mm wide. Major scheelite crystal: 7mm tall
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Translation from Catalan language: Congratulations for the 500,000 views!!
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2016 12:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan: Bournonite and scheelite from Yaogangxian  

Carles Millan wrote:
Bournonite, scheelite
This specimen has a little story [...] After my reaching the half million views in a collection thread at FMF, he wanted to give me a reward for being the first to get there, so he offered me a nice transparent and colorless calcite from the Chinese Leiping mine.
Almost at the same time I spotted another Chinese piece nearby, presumably much more expensive than the calcite, a bournonite with scheelite that I dearly preferred. So Jordi and I came soon to an agreement and I finally added it to my collection instead.
I must express my gratitude and appreciation to him, not only for the reward that I think I don't deserve, but mainly for his great effort spent in creating and maintaining this forum in the fist place.

What a great gift, congratulations! My dear Jordi, if I should ever reach the 500,000 views: Galena from Neudorf/Harz or a fine Sweet Home rhodo ;-)))))))))))))))))
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2016 13:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan: Bournonite and scheelite from Yaogangxian  

Tobi wrote:
...My dear Jordi, if I should ever reach the 500,000 views: Galena from Neudorf/Harz or a fine Sweet Home rhodo ;-)))))))))))))))))

Only in your dreams Tobi ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2016 07:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Jordi's kindness :)

in some years for 500 000 :)
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PostPosted: May 10, 2016 14:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Today is my first day on this forum and I began browsing this thread.

A great thank to you Carles for sharing these marvelous minerals.
They are all aesthetic, with no damage, and each one is consistent in size with the others.

A great lesson of collecting
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PostPosted: May 11, 2016 03:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Today, my first day on this forum, and I began browsing this thread.
A great thank to you Carles for sharing theese marvelous minerals.
They are all aesthetics, with no damage, and each one consistent in size with the others.
a great lesson of collecting

Welcome to the forum, Philippe. I encourage you to post your photos too. It's an experience that deserves to be lived. I'm glad you like my specimens. Thanks for your kind comments.
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PostPosted: May 17, 2016 13:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Smithsonite from Tsumeb  

Smithsonite

Cluster of crystals made up of dozens of sharp, pearly, transparent to translucent, rose pink, slightly rounded elongated rhombohedrons of smithsonite, with vitreous luster and no matrix. Looks like a floater with what might be a thin rehealed attachment area of galena on the back side. The color may be produced by traces of cobalt cations trapped in the lattice. Undamaged. Overall size: 93mm x 68mm x 37mm. Main crystal size: about 10mm. Weight: 175g.

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.

Illustrated in the magazine MdC - Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 2016/1, page 88.

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 Dimensions: 93 mm x 68 mm x 37mm. Largest crystal size: about 10 mm
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Photo copyright © Joaquim Callén
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Photo copyright © Joaquim Callén
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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PostPosted: May 17, 2016 13:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

A beautiful specimen, presented in great photos. Congratulations on adding another very good sample of a famous mineral classic to your fine collection!

Cheers!
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PostPosted: May 18, 2016 04:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi wrote:
A beautiful specimen, presented in great photos. Congratulations on adding another very good sample of a famous mineral classic to your fine collection!

Thanks, Tobi. It is indeed a Tsumeb classic.
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PostPosted: May 18, 2016 06:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very good and aesthetic as always

Congratulations!
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PostPosted: May 18, 2016 08:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

What a nice specimen; nice crystals and nice global shape
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