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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 13:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline (schorl), beryl

Group of schorl crystals with small aquamarine beryl. Overall size: 66 mm x 51 mm. Weight: 110 g. Collected in summer 2001.

Davib East Farm, Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Description from the vendor: "From the latest find of excellent schorl we selected this extremely aesthetics and brilliant doubly terminated schorl. A floater specimen with some small gemmy aquamarine beryl associated with it giving color to the full combination. A beauty!"

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Schorl, beryl
Davib East Farm, Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
66 mm x 51 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 13:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Beautiful Schorl Carles!
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 13:38    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite, sphalerite

Overall size: 109 mm × 87 mm × 36 mm. Main crystal size: 109 mm × 36 mm. Description from the vendor: "Doubly terminated Calcite with Sphalerite. Elegant doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal, showing a well defined twin, good color and notable transparency. With a small Sphalerite crystal matrix. The specimen is from the James Catmur collection and we’ll send the label with it. Minor fluorescence long & short UV."

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA.

Fabre Minerals photos.



5471-calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
109 mm × 87 mm × 36 mm
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5471-calcite1.jpg
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Calcite, sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
109 mm × 87 mm × 36 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 13:45    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Stibnite, calcite

Stibnite crystals on a calcite lenticular crystal. Overall size: 125 mm x 47 mm. Calcite crystal: 47 mm wide.

Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi, Hunan, China.

Ref.: "Fine Minerals of China", Guanghua Liu, page 162.

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 Description:
Stibnite, calcite.
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi, Hunan, China
125 mm x 47 mm

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Stibnite, calcite
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi, Hunan, China
125 mm x 47 mm
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 13:56    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite

Fluorite and sphalerite on dolomite. Note that the main fluorite crystal contains a sphalerite crystal inside. Overall size: 90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm. Main fluorite crystal edge: 16 mm. Weight: 199 g. Ex Dr. Steve Neely collection.

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA.

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3182MC-fluorite2.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm

Close-up view

Note that a sphalerite crystal is enclosed into the fluorite
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3182M-fluorite2.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm
 Viewed:  78778 Time(s)

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3182M-fluorite3.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2008 16:34    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hübnerite, quartz

A grouping of brownish-black bladed terminated hubnerite crystals with red translucency measuring 28 mm x 20 mm in size, about 5 mm in thickness, is set aesthetically amongst water clear colorless crystals of quartz to 39 mm in length. Shows all around 360ş and measures 66 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm in size overall. Until 2007 it belonged to the prestigious Dawn and Jim Minette collection, Boron, California.

Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Pallasca, Ancash, Peru. According to the mineralogist Cosme Pérez-Puig Obieta this specimen was extracted from the Chabuca vein in the Huayllapon mine.

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6645M-hubnerite5.jpg
 Description:
Hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Pallasca, Ancash, Peru
66 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm
 Viewed:  78764 Time(s)

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6645M-hubnerite6.jpg
 Description:
Hübnerite, quartz
Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Pallasca, Ancash, Peru
66 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2008 05:53    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Beryl, muscovite, schorl

Single transparent to translucent beryl crystal showing faces {1000}{1010}, with very straight and well defined edges and some acicular schorl inclusions, on muscovite. Size: 102 mm x 85 mm overall. Beryl crystal size: 48 mm wide edge to edge, 64 mm tall. Weight: 505 g.

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

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8296M-beryl.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, muscovite, schorl
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
102 mm x 85 mm
 Viewed:  78433 Time(s)

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8296M-beryl1.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, muscovite, schorl
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
102 mm x 85 mm
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Beryl, muscovite, schorl
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
102 mm x 85 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2008 10:21    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Ferberite, quartz, mica

Group of parallel grown ferberite crystals with mica and a very transparent quartz crystal. Overall size: 75 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm. Main ferberite crystal: 36 mm wide. Quartz crystal: 31 mm wide. Weight: 330 g. Belonged to the Josep Amigó (1924 - 2008) collection, Barcelona, from 1993 until his decease.

Panasqueira Mines, Level 2, Panasqueira, Covilhă, Castelo Branco District, Portugal.

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6654M-ferberite1.jpg
 Description:
Ferberite, quartz, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Level 2, Panasqueira, Covilhă, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
75 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm
 Viewed:  76941 Time(s)

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6654M-ferberite2.jpg
 Description:
Ferberite, quartz, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Level 2, Panasqueira, Covilhă, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
75 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm
 Viewed:  76946 Time(s)

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6654M-ferberite.jpg
 Description:
Ferberite, quartz, mica
Panasqueira Mines, Level 2, Panasqueira, Covilhă, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
75 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2008 16:27    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tourmaline (elbaite)

Group of translucent to transparent pink elbaite (rubellite) crystals, vertically striated. Undamaged. Overall size: 69 mm x 51 mm. Main crystal: 69 mm long, 16 mm wide.

Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

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Elbaite
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
69 mm x 51 mm
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Elbaite
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
69 mm x 51 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2008 17:19    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite, fluorite

Gemmy rich amber colored doubly terminated twinned calcite crystal, set alongside a translucent purple cubic fluorite crystal with phantom. No damage. Overall size: 82 mm x 60 mm x 40 mm. Main calcite crystal: 82 mm long. Fluorite crystal: 27 mm on edge. Ex Dr. Steve Neely collection.

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA.

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5459M-calcite2.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite, fluorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 82 mm x 60 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2008 14:43    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Pyrite pyritohedral {210} crystals. Overall size: 64 mm × 40 mm × 35 mm. Main crystal size: 34 mm × 31 mm. Weight: 194 g.

Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain.

Fabre Minerals photos.

Description from the vendor: "A floater sample of pyritohedral crystals, without any other accessory faces and with very well defined faces and edges. The luster is excellent. The time that has passed since it was mined seems to confirm that the piece is very stable because Sr. J. Amigó purchased it in 1994 and it remains unaltered. Ambasaguas, Logrońo Spain (1994)"



2784M-pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain
64 mm × 40 mm × 35 mm
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2784M-pyrite1.jpg
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Pyrite
Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, Rioja, Spain
64 mm × 40 mm × 35 mm
 Viewed:  78028 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2008 18:13    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Aegirine, orthoclase

Group of several aegirine crystals combined with others of orthoclase, all of them well defined. Overall size: 85 mm x 83 mm. Main aegirine crystal: 85 mm long, 9 mm wide. Weight: 235 g. Field collected in 2007.

Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi ( http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/files/malosa_141.jpg )

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8336M-aegirine.jpg
 Description:
Aegirine, orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
85 mm x 83 mm
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8336M-aegirine1.jpg
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Aegirine, orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
85 mm x 83 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2008 18:12    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Group of undamaged octahedral {111} pyrite crystals. Overall size: 65 mm x 60 mm. Main crystal size: 24 mm on edge.

Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru.

Group of undamaged octahedrical crystals. Overall size: 65 mm x 60 mm. Main crystal edge: 24 mm.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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2773M-pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
65 mm x 60 mm
 Viewed:  75463 Time(s)

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2773M-pyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
65 mm x 60 mm
 Viewed:  75493 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2008 04:20    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Dolomite

Group of undamaged translucent dolomite rombohedral crystals. Overall size: 125 mm x 95 mm. Main crystal longest edge: 80 mm. Weight: 777 g. Purchased in 1976 from Joan Montal for 43€.

Azcárate Quarry, Eugi, Esteribar, Navarra/Nafarroa, Spain.

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5451M-dolomite1.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite
Azcárate Quarry, Eugi, Esteribar, Navarra/Nafarroa, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm
 Viewed:  71195 Time(s)

5451M-dolomite1.jpg



5451M-dolomite2.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite
Azcárate Quarry, Eugi, Esteribar, Navarra/Nafarroa, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm
 Viewed:  71197 Time(s)

5451M-dolomite2.jpg



5451M-dolomite.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite
Azcárate Quarry, Eugi, Esteribar, Navarra/Nafarroa, Spain
125 mm x 95 mm
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2008 04:39    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Group of octahedral {111} crystals in combination with small cubic {100} faces. Overall size: 52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm. Main crystal: 27 mm on edge, 44 mm tall. Weight: 113 g. Complete all around except for the attachment point, which has a size of about 10 mm x 10 mm. Ex-Martin Zinn collection.

If you love the octahedral pyrites as I do please see a similar specimen at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=5785#5785

Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru.

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2782M-pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm
 Viewed:  71203 Time(s)

2782M-pyrite.jpg



2782M-pyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm
 Viewed:  71154 Time(s)

2782M-pyrite1.jpg



2782M-pyrite4.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm
 Viewed:  71201 Time(s)

2782M-pyrite4.jpg



2782M-pyrite-black.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm

With black background
 Viewed:  65783 Time(s)

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2782-pyrite5.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mina Huanzala, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
52 mm x 47 mm x 45 mm

Showing Miller indices
 Viewed:  65843 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2008 17:26    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Two intergrown pyritohedral pyrite crystals. Overall size: 49 mm x 44 mm. Weight: 180 g. Field collected in 1966 by Francesc Coma i Molist, former curator of the Folch collection.

Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain.

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2728M-pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain
49 mm x 44 mm
 Viewed:  70914 Time(s)

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2728M-pyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain
49 mm x 44 mm
 Viewed:  70928 Time(s)

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Pyrite
Ambasaguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain
49 mm x 44 mm
 Viewed:  70897 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2008 12:30    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Azurite

Diverging crystals to 45 mm in length, some doubly terminated. Overall size: 68 mm x 48 mm. Weight: 80g.

Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco.

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 Description:
Azurite
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
68 mm x 48 mm
 Viewed:  70855 Time(s)

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 Description:
Azurite
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
68 mm x 48 mm

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 Viewed:  70845 Time(s)

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 Description:
Azurite
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
68 mm x 48 mm

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2008 16:10    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Bournonite, pyrite

Tabular cogwheel twinned bournonite crystals with groups of small, very bright, pyritohedral crystals of pyrite. Overall size: 78 mm × 44 mm × 20 mm. Main crystal size: 9 mm × 8 mm. Weight: 89 g. Ex-Josep Amigó (b.1924, d.2008) collection.

Mina Mercedes, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru.

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Mina Mercedes, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
78 mm × 44 mm × 20 mm
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Mina Mercedes, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco, Peru
78 mm × 44 mm × 20 mm

Also published at "Fabre Minerals Reference Specimens - The Silvane Collection" http://www.fabreminerals.com/specimens/RSSLV-silvane-notable-specimens.php#AL66M6
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2008 15:34    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Pyrite

Undamaged cubic {100} crystal on a matrix of marlstone. Overall size: 170 mm x 160 mm. Crystal edge size: 63 mm. Weight: 2.25 kg.

Mina 'Ampliación a Victoria', Sierra de Alcarama, Navajún, Rioja, Spain.

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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2008 08:09    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite

Huge scalenohedral calcite crystal on a small limestone matrix, near 20 cm tall. Complete all around, undamaged. Overall specimen size: 195 mm x 110 mm. Weight: 1.446 kg. Ex-José Cabré collection.

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

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