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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2016 16:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Aegirine from Mount Malosa  

Aegirine, orthoclase, zircon

Group of black color aegirine crystals with acute edges, showing very lustrous almost mirror-like faces and a rather uncommon (in this locality) sharp pointed habit. Several crystals of colorless orthoclase accompany them on the base and a small zircon crystal can be seen on the back side. Overall size: 108mm x 51mm. Main aegirine crystal: 12mm wide, 92mm tall. Weight: 124g.

Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi.

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 Mineral: Aegirine, Orthoclase, Zircon
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Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 108mm x 51mm. Main aegirine crystal: 12mm wide, 92mm tall.
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 04:22    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Quartz from Las Vigas  

Quartz, epidote

Group of purple to colorless transparent quartz crystals on a matrix covered by contrasting small acicular green epidote. Overall size: 111mm x 91mm. Widest crystal: 14mm. Tallest crystal: 53mm. Weight: 297g.

Since I stand against the use of varieties I much prefer not to name it amethyst. Simply quartz.

Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico.

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 Mineral: Quartz, Epidote
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Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 111mm x 91mm. Widest crystal: 14mm. Tallest crystal: 53mm
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It took 67 shots of this specimen to get just one decent photo. When I was about to give up, I thought to try with a smartphone. And got it!
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 11:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

the aegirine reminds me a block of skyscrapers

the amethyst is really beautiful, with a great quality of the crystals;
I like it very much
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 11:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, very aesthetic and very good shine and color.

Best regards.
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 12:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Aesthetic amethyst. Congratulations!!!
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 14:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Philippe Durand, Enrique Llorens, and Manuel Mesa:

Thank you very much for your kind words!
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2016 12:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
To Philippe Durand, Enrique Llorens, and Manuel Mesa: Thank you very much for your kind words!
I can only endorse these kind words: Great amethyst, great photo!
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2016 16:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Nice specimen!
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2016 21:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Very nice amethyst, Carles. Smartphones are pretty smart indeed.
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2016 14:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Tobi, Nunzio and Don:

I'm very glad you like it. Thanks for your comments! It looks like the long hours spent on taking and processing such a large number of photographs were worth it. And it was even a little fun.
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2016 11:49    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Quartz from La Gardette Area  

Quartz, siderite

Aggregation of colorless and transparent quartz crystals with some small inclusions of siderite. Overall size: 65mm x 63mm x 37mm. Main crystal: 49mm tall, 9mm wide. Weight: 106g. From the collection of Alain Martaud.

La Gardette Area, Giraud, Villard-Nôtre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France.

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 Mineral: Quartz, Siderite
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La Gardette Area, Giraud, Villard-Nôtre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 65mm x 63mm x 37mm. Main crystal: 49mm tall, 9mm wide
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The crystals are fully transparent but unfortunately my camera doesn't know how to do the job. Or it's me?
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 Mineral: Quartz, Siderite
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La Gardette Area, Giraud, Villard-Nôtre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 65mm x 63mm x 37mm. Main crystal: 49mm tall, 9mm wide
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In a slightly different position
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2016 05:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

I prefer the first position.
Excellent specimen.
Congratulations.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2016 05:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Roger Warin wrote:
I prefer the first position.

Hi Roger

Me too. Thank you very much for letting know your opinion.
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2016 02:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
The crystals are fully transparent but unfortunately my camera doesn't know how to do the job. Or it's me?
Carles Millan wrote:
Roger Warin wrote:
I prefer the first position.
Me too. Thank you very much for letting know your opinion.

I agree, the first photo is the better one. I know about the struggle of photographing transparent crystals :-( But one who views the photos CAN see that they are transparent, hope you are relieved to hear this.

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2016 04:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi wrote:
I agree, the first photo is the better one. I know about the struggle of photographing transparent crystals :-( But one who views the photos CAN see that they are transparent, hope you are relieved to hear this.

Very relieved after reading your words. That's really taken a load off me :-))

Thanks once again, Tobi.
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2016 16:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Hübnerite from Peru  

Hübnerite, quartz

Association of parallel hübnerite crystals with colorless quartz. Deep red color when backlit (indicating a predominance of manganese on iron in the hübnerite-ferberite series). Overall size: 108mm x 67mm. Main hübnerite crystal: 63mm tall, 26mm wide. Main quartz crystal: 72mm tall, 21mm wide. Weight: 351g.

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

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 Mineral: Hübnerite, Quartz
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Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
 Dimensions: Overall size: 108mm x 67mm. Main hübnerite crystal: 63mm tall, 26mm wide. Main quartz crystal: 72mm tall, 21mm wide.
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Not high fidelity with transparent quartz crystals, as usual. Sorry!
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Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
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But where the hell is that mine? Just look at the blue pin.

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2016 02:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

A very fine spray of hübnerite in an impressive (!) size, really a great specimen. I know your taste in aesthetic minerals and your love for Peruvian specimens, and I think this specimen is the logical consequence of these two factors :-)
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2016 05:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi wrote:
A very fine spray of hübnerite in an impressive (!) size, really a great specimen. I know your taste in aesthetic minerals and your love for Peruvian specimens, and I think this specimen is the logical consequence of these two factors :-)

Tobi, thanks so much for your time and effort devoted to such an extensive and detailed comment, as usual in you.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2016 08:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

[quote="Carles Millan'']The crystals are fully transparent but unfortunately my camera doesn't know how to do the job. Or it's me? [/quote]

Hi Carles. I have a few similar, very clear, quartz specimens. I find these the hardest to photograph and then they hardly ever look close to the real thing:-(

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2016 16:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Carles. I have a few similar, very clear, quartz specimens. I find these the hardest to photograph and then they hardly ever look close to the real thing:-(

Pierre,

I guess the professional photographers don't have many problems, if any. But for us, simply amateurs, it's a different story. We must never forget that what our eyes see is not the same as the camera does. It's radically different. They are an incredible job made by Nature, which took billions of years to complete, while any camera, no matter the money you paid for, still stays a lot below.
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