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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2009 23:45    Post subject: Re: vics collection  

I'm going to try and post self collected pieces-mostly northeast US


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8cm. Quartz with iron stain-found in rare gas pocket at Holyoke trapps
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 04:54    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Hi!

Be welcome to this section of the forum and feel free to post all your specimens' photos for all of us to look at them.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 05:53    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Vic:

You might tell everyone not familiar with New England just where the Holyoke trapps are.

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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 08:32    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

The Holyoke Trapp, is in the basalt formation that runs from south of Keene, New Hampshire., thru the Connecticut River Valley to connect up with the New Jersey trapp formations. The Holyoke Trapp is the section, in Massachusetts, that includes Mount Tom. I would include the Ron Cari and Lane quarries in this section. The basalt is of the highest quality-meaning few accessory minerals- making collecting here not generous.


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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 08:34    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Thank You Carles
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 09:52    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Nice photos Vic, and welcome! Can you provide dimensions please?

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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 11:05    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

They are there Tracy. Just one size, but they are there, in the photo's caption...
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 12:17    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Sorry - my oversight.

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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 12:29    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Thanks also for posting those, Vic, I enjoyed looking at them. I've always had a special appreciation for those "trap rock minerals", having grown up in New Jersey.
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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2010 12:19    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

When possible, I like to use fingers for scale, ala Scott and his amethyst. Outstanding.
Milky quartz from the glory days at Mussup Ct. I seem to remember an article on a quartz zone on the east coast,can anyone point me in the right direction? Also, Turbo , did you identify your druzy from the backfill, or the area from which the fill came?



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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2010 12:30    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
When possible, I like to use fingers for scale

Hi Vic!

In addition to your fingers (and hands), could you please provide the dimensions in centimeters or inches, or both? There are fingers (and hands) with quite different sizes.

And since it is a heavy specimen, its weight could also be interesting for many of us, if you know it.

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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2010 18:58    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Well it's about 40 cm. wide by 30 cm. high by about 40lbs. The correct location is Moosup, Connecticut. It came out of a very spacious pocket in rather hard brecciated sandstone? I thought it was a schist . Again part of a quartz formation that is sort of discontinuous including location in Rhode Island. Hopkinton, Rhode Island?
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2010 14:05    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

More fingers and quartz, dolostone matrix. Crystal size is 7x7cm. , from a remote location in Montgomery county NY.


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2010 09:50    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Poor quality photo of prehnite and babingtonite. Field of view aprox. 2x3 cm.. Lane Quarry.


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2010 13:39    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Prehnite stalactites, casts after anhydrite, Lane Quarry, Westfield MA.


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2010 13:43    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Another from the trapp rock suite.


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2010 13:53    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Tourmaline from a small pegmatite in Huntington MA. Old reference says it's the Angel prospect. Some beryl and large feldspar also found, needs more work.


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2010 20:20    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
When possible, I like to use fingers for scale, ala Scott and his amethyst. Outstanding.
Milky quartz from the glory days at Mussup Ct. I seem to remember an article on a quartz zone on the east coast,can anyone point me in the right direction? Also, Turbo , did you identify your druzy from the backfill, or the area from which the fill came?


I suspect that the druzy is from the area from which the fill came, since I have never seen similar matrix material exposed elsewhere in my neighborhood. The fill material contained granite and serpentine.

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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2010 07:53    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Turbo, it might be worthwhile to treat the fill as float, and see if you can back trace it to the area/pit it came from. I always take great pleasure in the thrill of the hunt. Many time's a fill site or foundation excavation allows us a look at the hidden geology of an area and any out crop of bedrock should be inspected. Also geologic survey maps should identify the run of the rock, ie. granite, serpentine, basalt ect. in your area, narrowing your search. Remember, they don't usually truck fill to far, so maybe your druzy site is close by.
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2010 08:27    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Large, water clear quartz collected at Colemans Quartz Mine. It was found in a house sized boulder dumped by a Euclid onto the flats on top of the dump.


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