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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2014 15:40    Post subject: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

September is a month Laura and I always look forward to, as we make our way from Oklahoma to Colorado to attend the Denver Mineral Show. The weather in Denver at this time of year is usually pleasant (last year's torrential rains were an exception), and the show is big enough to attract many dealers from the U.S. and abroad. The "show" actually consists of several satellite shows and the main show at the Merchandise Mart. While nowhere as big as Tucson, it continues to grow and it is becoming more difficult to see everything. This year, there was a new satellite show (The Denver Fine Mineral Show) hosted by Dave Waisman, who operates the Westward Look Show in Tucson. The show was held at the Denver Marriott West in Golden, and there were 42 dealer rooms and 49 dealers. Laura and I spent 4 days at various show venues and I will post a few photos of some of the pieces that caught my eye. Regrettably, we missed the main show this year (for the first time in 24 years) as we were continuing our travels to the Oregon coast and needed a few extra days for our trip. The various shows featured a few new finds, such as the inky blue fluorites from the Huanggang Mine Complex, and some nice datolites from the old Charcas, Mexico locality, but for the most part the inventory consisted of familiar fare and pieces being recycled from old collections. In the next installment I'll feature the show at the Ramada Plaza. On to the minerals.


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Entrance to the new Denver Fine Mineral Show venue. The hotel is conveniently located just off I-70 and has plenty of free parking.
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 Description:
Show poster and lobby display.
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Calcite quartz - Huanggang Mines.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz and calcite
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: approx. 6 cm. tall
 Description:
There were a number of these calcite specimens from Huanggang Mines, but this piece with the quartz crystal front and center was "the one."
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Malachite ps. barite.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite ps. barite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 10.5 cm
 Description:
I spotted this piece in Valere Berlage´s room. It was on display in the copper exhibit at the 2014 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show. I am a big fan of pseudomorphs, so this one is now in our collection.
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Shattuckite - Berlage.jpg
 Mineral: Shattuckite
 Locality:
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm
 Description:
Valere also had a good selection of these shattuckites that were found last year.
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Shattuckite - Congo.jpg
 Mineral: Shattuckite
 Locality:
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: Approx. 6 cm
 Description:
Several other dealers had a few of the shattuckites.
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Chrysocolla malachite ps. - Congo.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla malacite ps. ?
 Locality:
Luputo, Kakumba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
These were reportedly from a new find this past winter. Prismatic crystals of Baryte or perhaps azurite pseudomorphed by green malachite, then coated by sky blue chrysocolla.
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Fluorite - Cooks Peak, NM.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Cookes Peak area, Cookes Peak District, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: Approx.6 cm
 Description:
These sharp octahedral purple fluorites were somewhat reminiscent of the Judith Lynn Claim fluorites. While I have seen quartz pseudomorphs after calcite from this location, this is he first fluorite I have seen from the Cook´s Peak area.
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Legrandite - Ojuela Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Legrandite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: Approx. 9 cm tall
 Description:
Guaranteed to add a splash of color to your display.
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 Mineral: Barite, Smithsonite, Hematite
 Description:
These three would look good in any collection. A fine English Baryte, a Kelly Mine smithsonite, and an aesthetic "pencil ore' hematite.
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I'll end with this unique mineral cabinet seen with a dealer going by the name Mintang. Being a woodworker myself, I had to admire the fine craftsmanship that went into making this piece. The cabinet is available in a variety of exotic woods.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2014 02:25    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Amazing,
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2014 10:14    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Thank you Crosstimber for your show report. As the maker of the Teardrop cabinet I was delighted to see it in your report. Thank you for the compliment.

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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2014 20:09    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Paul Biehler wrote:
Thank you Crosstimber for your show report. As the maker of the Teardrop cabinet I was delighted to see it in your report. Thank you for the compliment.

Paul


Michael,

I am enjoying your Denver 2014 Show Report and new acquisitions . I hope you will continue to post more pictures.

Paul, that is a remarkable piece of cabinet making.

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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2014 10:20    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Before moving on to the show at the Ramada Plaza (formerly the "Holiday Inn Show"), I'll show a few photos of the Denver Coliseum Show. This Show first opened in 2009 and has grown each year. It is hosted by the same folks that do the 22nd Street Show in Tucson. The Show consists of 2 levels inside the Coliseum and about 100 tents set up outside. The Coliseum Show features mineral specimens, agates, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones and jewelry, metaphysical items, native American items, lapidary rough, tools and supplies, so you get the idea. If you have the time to work your way through everything there, you can sometimes find a "sleeper" specimen or two.

The Show at the Ramada Plaza, officially known as the Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show, falls under the umbrella of Zinn Expositions and hosts about 170 dealers selling their wares from two floors of hotels rooms, the lobby, the ballroom, and outside tents. This venue is the one to focus on if one is limited for time as it includes the biggest concentration of strictly mineral dealers. On to the show.



Coliseum Show.jpg
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The tents in the parking lot outside the Coliseum Show were abuzz with activity this year. Last year, torrential rains really put a damper on the tent dealers.
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The lower level inside the Coliseum. The upper level encircles the arena floor and is 99% occupied by jewelry dealers.
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 Description:
Shannon & Sons Minerals continues to carry on dad David's legacy of quality minerals at fair prices.
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Coliseum Show - Shannon.jpg
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Mike Shannon and "sons" If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, this could be the place to find it.
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01 Ramada Show.jpg
 Description:
Opening morning at the Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show.
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03 Spirifer case.jpg
 Description:
Spirifer Minerals from Warsaw always has a fine selection of minerals. The Rogerley fluorites were especially nice.
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04 Elbaites - Madagascar.jpg
 Description:
These deep cranberry-colored elbaites from the Sahatany pegmatite field in Madagascar were eye-catchers.
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03 Elbaite - Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: Approx 5 cm tall
 Description:
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03 Elbaite - Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley,  Madagascar.jpg



05 Apatite - Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Apatite
 Locality:
Anemzi, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Description:
These colorful apatites are reminiscent of the specimens from Cerro de Mercado that were so plentiful back in the 60´s and 70´s.
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06 Hourglass amethyst - Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz var. amethyst
 Locality:
Bou Oudi, Mount Adrar Tirecht, Tata Province, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco
 Description:
Doubly terminated amethyst crystals with zoned hourglass interiors from an uncommon locality in Morocco. These were first introduced at the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show in 2009. Barytes from Lubin, Poland in the background. More on these in the next photo.
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Barite - Lubin.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 8.5 cm across
 Description:
These Barytes with marcasite were found in summer 2011 in the Lubin Glowny Mine. According to Tom, a miner was excavating black shales, when he crossed a large fault. After mining a few meters in the limestone roof above the shale, he exposed a large cavity. The cavity had the shape of a vertical chimney, about 5 meters high. At the end of chimney, the pocket curved and changed to a long, irregular tunnel, about 11 meters long. The pocket was so large that it was possible to stand up in some parts. The entire pocket was covered by kidney-shaped Baryte covered by sparkly and colorful marcasite crystals. During the short time that the pocket was exposed, the miners took photos and collected specimens. Some of the specimens reached about 50 cm in size.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2014 14:15    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

More from the Ramada.


07 Apophyllite - Rahuri.jpg
 Mineral: Apophyllite-(KF)
 Locality:
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: Approx 6 cm
 Description:
Spirifer also had a nice selection of these fluorapophyllites from Rahuri that were found in 2013. As in earlier finds from this location, the lustrous, light green apophyllite crystals with pinacoid terminations are implanted on prismatic cream-colored stilbite crystals.
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10 Ross Lillie.jpg
 Description:
Ross Lillie, the proprietor of North Star Minerals, always manages to assemble a couple of cases of fine specimens. For me, a visit to his room is a several hour affair, since each of the many flats must be searched for undisplayed treasures.
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09 Ross's case.jpg
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Well-prepared specimens on display in Ross's room. I see an empty space on the left top shelf. Wonder what was there.
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12 Minerva Calcite on Fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: Approx 6 cm
 Description:
An attractive specimen of scalenohedral calcites on blue fluorite. For many years pieces like this were Ross´s bread-and-butter, and he was responsible for assembling the finest collection of minerals from the southern Illinois fluorite districts.
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08 Barite - Pohla Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Approx. 9 cm
 Description:
A nice amber-colored Baryte from this well-know Saxon locality.
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08 Barite - Pohla Mine.jpg



11 Copper - Central Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: Approx. 5.5 cm tall
 Description:
A nicely crystallized copper from the Central Mine dating to the latter half of the 1800s.
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Amethyst - Haskovskiy Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz var. amethyst
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Haskovskiy Mine, Rainy Banya, Bulgaria
While searching flats, Ross called my attention to these amethyst specimens. I had overlooked them thinking they were from Laki. The location will take a little more research as it is not listed in Mindat.
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Calcite - Minerva Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
The missing piece from the top shelf. These scalenohedral calcites were overgrown with a second generation of clear prismatic calcite associated with remnant Baryte. I had to add this to our So. Illinois suite. Collected in the 1970s.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2014 16:37    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Don wrote:
Michael,

I am enjoying your Denver 2014 Show Report and new acquisitions . I hope you will continue to post more pictures.

Paul, that is a remarkable piece of cabinet making.

Don


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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2014 15:06    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

More from the Ramada Show


15 Red quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Approx. 11 cm
 Description:
Though never abundant, these quartz specimens tinted reddish-orange by iron are not commonly seen on the market these days.
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14 Fluorite - Dal'Negorsk.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Approx 20 cm
 Description:
While not the most transparent of fluorites from Dal´negorsk, the crystals on this piece were impressive for their size. The largest crystal was about 6-7 cm on edge.
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13 Cuprite.jpg
 Mineral: Copper ps. cuprite
 Locality:
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Approx 5 cm tall
 Description:
These copper pseudomorphs after cuprite first appeared on the market in 2011 and are destined to become modern classics. There are still specimens available, but they are definitely not as abundant in dealer showcases.
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16 Topaz.jpg
 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Pan-taw, Kyatpyin North, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma
 Dimensions: Approx 10 cm across
 Description:
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17 Sperrylite.jpg
 Mineral: Sperrylite
 Locality:
Talnakh, Noril'sk, Putoran , Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Approx 7.5 cm
 Description:
Super lustrous modified cube-octahedral sperrylite crystals on a matrix of chalcopyrite.
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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2014 17:03    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

More from the Ramada Show.


19 Aqua and schorl - Pakistan.jpg
 Mineral: Aquamarine, schorl
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm
 Description:
A nice combo specimen of aquamarine, schorl, albite, and muscovite.
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18 Datolite - Charcas.jpg
 Mineral: Datolite
 Locality:
Aurora Mine, Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Dimensions: Approx. 15 cm
 Description:
Danburite from this locality is pretty common, but it's been a while since we've seen nice datolites from this mine. Jeff had several nice pieces with good color and top luster.
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18 Datolite - Charcas.jpg



20 Wittichenite.jpg
 Mineral: Wittichenite
 Locality:
Cattle Grid deposit, Mount Gunson Copper mines, Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia
 Dimensions: Thumbnails
 Description:
Jeff also had a small batch of very nice wittichenite crystals, a rare copper bismuth sulfide.
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20 Wittichenite.jpg



21 Wittichenite - Australia.jpg
 Mineral: Wittichenite
 Locality:
Cattle Grid deposit, Mount Gunson Copper mines, Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia
 Description:
A super thumbnail specimen.
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21 Wittichenite - Australia.jpg



Almandine - Red Embers Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine/pyrope
 Locality:
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0 cm across
 Description:
Jason Baskin, a dealer from New Jersey was sharing a room with Jeff, and he had 4 flats of almandine/pyrope specimens from the Red Embers Mine. For more information on the location see the following link: http://www.minerals.net/news/post/2014/09/11/Garnet-from-Red-Embers-Mine-Erving-MA.aspx
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Almandine - Red Embers Mine.jpg



Almandine backlit.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine/pyrope
 Locality:
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0 cm across
 Description:
Same specimen as above when backlit. An air abrasion tool is used to work the graphite schist matrix on the backside of the specimen until the garnet is exposed. This allows backlight to shine through and show the rich red color.
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36 Crocoite - Adelaide Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Crocoite
 Locality:
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: Approx 30 cm.
 Description:
By now most everyone is familiar with the mining efforts in the Adelaide Mine by Adam Wright and his partners. Nevertheless, specimens of this size continue to impress.
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Vanadinite.jpg
 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Horst Burkard had a small batch of vanadinites that were a little different than what one typically sees from that location. The brown crystals had a sharply defined darker zone in the center of the prism.
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 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.0 cm FOV ~3 cm
 Description:
A closeup shot showing the zoned crystals. Horst said these were collected in January 2014.
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Barite - Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Jebel Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Approx 7 cm
 Description:
These blue Barytes from Morocco are still relatively plentiful, and unlike the initial offerings from a couple of years ago which had significant damage, many pieces are damage free.
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 11:15    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

I'll conclude my report on the Denver Show with today's post. All in all it was a good show. As I indicated in an earlier part of the report, we were sorry to have missed the Main Show. Fortunately, we were able to "attend" vicariously by reading Gail's report. Even though there weren't a lot of new discoveries, there seemed to be lots of specimens that were competing for inclusion in our collections :>) For now, we will both enjoy the pieces that we selected and look forward to February 2015 and the Tucson Show.


22 Achroite - Darra Pech, Afghanistan.jpg
 Locality:
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm tall
 Description:
This lovely bi-colored tourmaline with a green elbaite lower half and achroite upper half got my attention.
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22 Achroite - Darra Pech, Afghanistan.jpg



23 Elbaite - Malkhan pegmatite.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Approx. 8 cm
 Description:
There seemed to be a good supply of these elbaites from the Malkhan pegmatite. I don't know if they represent new production or old stashes. Anyway, this one was one of my favorites with the two sidecar quartz crystals
 Viewed:  19871 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 2.2 cm tall
 Description:
This one with albite accents attracted Laura's attention and she couldn't resist taking it home.
 Viewed:  19921 Time(s)

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25 Quartz - Orange River.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm tall
 Description:
 Viewed:  19882 Time(s)

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30 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Description:
As I indicated in my opening post, these inky blue fluorites from the Huanggang Mine complex were among the few truly new things, here at Denver. These made their debut at the Sainte-Marie show this past June. Several Chinese dealers brought specimens to Denver and there were plenty to select from. The fluorite occurs on milky white quartz, and the cubic crystals appear rounded due to a multitude of modifications. When backlit, they exhibit a nice blue color.
 Viewed:  19903 Time(s)

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29 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: Approx. 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19896 Time(s)

29 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg



32 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: Approx. 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19902 Time(s)

32 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg



31 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm tall
 Description:
 Viewed:  19907 Time(s)

31 Fluorite - Huanggang Mines.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 11:22    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the photos & hope you enjoyed your vacations.

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 11:41    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

chris wrote:
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the photos & hope you enjoyed your vacations.

Christophe


Thank you Chris. I'm glad you enjoyed my report. I always find it interesting to see what attracts the attention of showgoers. When the Mineralogical Record comes out with their show report, I always read that first to see what I missed :>) More often than not it's not a case of "missing" something, so much as what specimens make the biggest impression on different people.

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 13:58    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

I want to add my thanks Michael. I enjoyed viewing and reading your report.
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 14:57    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Wonderful photographs and commentary, Michael. Really enjoyed your report.

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 15:28    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Thank you gentlemen. This is my first attempt at one of these, and I learned quite a lot. As I was posting several of the photos, I wished that I had asked more questions regarding the nature and timing of the find. I'll also bring a little notebook with me - so I don't have to rely on my memory quite so much. I'll know better next time.

Michael
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 17:16    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

Thanks Michael. You got some great shots of many very nice pieces.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2014 08:37    Post subject: Re: 2014 Denver Mineral Shows  

GneissWare wrote:
Thanks Michael. You got some great shots of many very nice pieces.

Thanks Bob. I appreciate your comment.
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