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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2016 16:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Josele wrote:
Really an interesting piece!

A quick search in mindat gives more examples of Colombian emerald-apatite combinations:
http://www.mindat.org/photo-66089.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-66130.html

If it is not Colombian, could be also from Pakistan.

Did you check the fluorescence?


Thanks for the quick feedback Josele.

This is almost embarrassing...
I don't have a UV lamp at hand so no fluorescence test possible before I get one :-(
Also how did I possibly miss these 2 mindat references?
And finally yes, you're correct, I did overlook Pakistan as another possibility.

A big THANK YOU for pointing out these links - that's very interesting!! This might be the light at the end of the tunnel.
It happens that I know personally the owner of this photo gallery. Gives me some hope to narrow down the ID of this specimen to a district, or even better, a locality.
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2016 08:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#583)  

Fine beryl from Coscuez.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 44x41x23mm, xl=15x9x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8464 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 44x41x23mm, xl=15x9x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8477 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 44x41x23mm, xl=15x9x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8465 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 44x41x23mm, xl=15x9x7mm
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 Viewed:  8472 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2016 11:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

I will never get tired of watching these green gems - please more :)
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2016 11:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
I will never get tired of watching these green gems - please more :)


Thanks Tobi.
It just so happens that there are a few more left :-)
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2016 08:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Gachalá (#274)  

A large beryl crystal from El Toro, in the Gachalá mining district.

The El Toro mine is located next to the Matecaña tunnel which is known to have produced in the early 00’s the famous emerald gastropods (BTW, for those interested in this topic, some very interesting discussions and photos can be found in this forum).
The material produced from El Toro is frequently coated with a thin film of brown limonite which gives a stunning copper iridescence. In Gachalá, the limonite is formed from the weathering of pyrite.
Obviously the limonite coating has been removed from the beryl but not from the surrounding quartz crystals which I think, improves the overall aesthetic of this specimen (and incidentally makes the photographer’s life much easier).
In the future, I will post more specimens from El Toro where the film of limonite has been completely removed.

Out of all the El Toro crystals I have seen, the vast majority were light green and opaque. This one has a good luster and some degree of transparency in the upper part.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Quartz
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x48x41mm, xl=17x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8363 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Quartz
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x48x41mm, xl=17x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8373 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Quartz
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x48x41mm, xl=17x20mm
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2016 15:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Gachalá (#575)  

Another specimen from an unknown locality of the Gachalá district.
The beryl crystal features 2 planar surfaces, a light green surface and a dark green surface.
The light green one is actually a contact plane.
The darker one is a bit more challenging - the step-like tabular patterns might suggest that the whole surface is actually a system of complex terminations.
I have never seen anything like this at this scale - looking for your suggestions and ideas!
Sorry for the quality of the close-ups - I tried again and again, but could not get anything better :-(

Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x36x35mm, xl=24x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8259 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x36x35mm, xl=24x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8261 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x36x35mm, xl=24x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8267 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x36x35mm, xl=24x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8267 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 06:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#259)  

Aggregate of 5 crystals from the La Pita district - all double terminated.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x40x31mm, aggregate=15x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8174 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x40x31mm, aggregate=15x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8180 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x40x31mm, aggregate=15x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8186 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2016 16:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#546)  

The iron-stained creamy calcite combined with the clear quartz and the velvety blue-green emeralds makes this specimen unmistakably from Peñas Blancas.
The calcite and the emeralds are dusted with brownish-black goethite.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8082 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8091 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8095 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8100 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8094 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8101 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8093 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz, Goethite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 49x52x70mm, main xl=7x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8114 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2016 16:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#15)  

Coating of botryoidal white calcite with clear quartz crystals.
Host rock is fine-grained argillite shale.

Peñas Blancas is the northernmost locality of the Western Emerald Belt.
It's located about 10km north-northeast of the Coscuez district.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x130x50mm, largest xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8039 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x130x50mm, largest xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8044 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2016 16:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#90)  

Host rock is fine-grained grey shale.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7981 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7982 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7971 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7978 Time(s)

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IMG_4014nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7980 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7988 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 56x63x43mm, xl=30x7mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7979 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2016 10:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#303)  

Fine beryl crystals from Chivor.
These complex pyramidal terminations are not uncommon in the Eastern Belt.
I don't have much information on the locality but I would not be surprised if this specimen was from El Oriente mine.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7883 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7873 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7863 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7878 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7880 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7882 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (Var. Emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 78x40x34mm, xls=12 & 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7880 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2016 04:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#194)  

This is another example that illustrates the broadness and variety of the Chivor emeralds. Associations, color, termination and crystal form, the Chivor district has a lot going for it!
These emerald aggregates were recovered from a pocket discovered in the late 00's.
Host rock is grey limestone shale.

This specimen is from a locality which does not appear in the list
Chivor mining district, Mina Piedra de Chulo, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá
I would be grateful if a site admin could maybe update the list. Thanks!



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 100x80x50mm, largest aggregate=17x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7814 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 100x80x50mm, largest aggregate=17x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7825 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 100x80x50mm, largest aggregate=17x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7810 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 100x80x50mm, largest aggregate=17x13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7828 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2016 08:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#243)  

Host rock is grey limestone shale.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 58x65x50mm, xl=30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7684 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 58x65x50mm, xl=30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7672 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 58x65x50mm, xl=30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7676 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2016 10:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Gachalá (#198)  

A short while ago I had posted a specimen coated with a thin film of brown limonite (February 2).
Here is another specimen from the same mine where the limonite has been (almost) completely removed.

All these El Toro limonite-coated specimens have been recovered from the same pocket in 2008. And because of the limited size of this pocket, handcrafted specimens in the form of intergrown clusters flooded the market in the late 00's. Floaters were simply glued and covered with a film of limonite.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 73x49x41mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7621 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia
 Dimensions: 73x49x41mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7631 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2016 10:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Hi Gerard. I find this specimen 'IMG_4240nb.JPG' very interesting.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2016 11:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Gerard. I find this specimen 'IMG_4240nb.JPG' very interesting.


Thanks for sharing your appreciation Pierre!
In the 2 emerald belts, emerald-bearing veins are almost always tightly associated with either pyrite, quartz, albite, calcite or dolomite (or any combination)
The 2 districts where I have seen emerald crystals (or crystal forms) not in contact with other minerals are Muzo (on black shale, see IMG_0281 of January 7) and Chivor (on grey limestone shale).
Without having the big picture, it's difficult to figure out how the associated minerals are distributed in those emerald-bearing veins.
I will post more Chivor aggregates in the future (need to find them first...)
Gérard
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2016 14:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#269)  

A special specimen - each beryl crystal is unique (termination, color, form).


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7510 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7495 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #1
 Viewed:  7507 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #2
 Viewed:  7496 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #2
 Viewed:  7494 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #2
 Viewed:  7496 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #3
 Viewed:  7503 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (Var. Emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #4
 Viewed:  7502 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #4
 Viewed:  7497 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 69x57x38mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
xl #4
 Viewed:  7498 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2016 15:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - N'Chwaning Rhodochrosite (#7010)  

Scalenohedral ‘wheat sheaf’ rhodochrosite clusters on a manganite matrix.

All the FMF members who have been silently suffering week after week from the green fever (aka Fiebre Verde) deserve a little break. So let's see life through rose-tinted spectacles for a change.

Today, N’Chwaning rhodos are far much rarer than Colombian emeralds and specimens exhibiting the ‘wheat sheaf’ habit are even more rare.
I wish I could pursue this ‘pink’ mineralogical journey but I’m afraid I will have to move back soon to greener pastures!



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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Manganite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 64x37x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7405 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Manganite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 64x37x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7395 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Manganite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 64x37x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7418 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Manganite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 64x37x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7396 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Manganite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 64x37x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7403 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2016 16:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Wonderful Rhodochrosite, Gérard!
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2016 16:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Jamison Brizendine wrote:
Wonderful Rhodochrosite, Gérard!


Thanks for your appreciation Jamison!
Gérard
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