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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2014 17:19    Post subject: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Let's start this long Colombian journey with a typical specimen from Peñas Blancas.

Host rock is brecciated and matrix is covered by large areas of iron-stained and creamy calcite.
Emeralds are slightly bluish green and possess the typical velvety appearance of this locality. Some of the crystals have pits and cavities which is another characteristic of Peñas Blancas.
This specimen shows 2 distinct areas: The area where the emerald is fully crystallized and the area where it is not. The latter material is locally called "moralla".



IMG_4897.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 10x9x4.5cm
 Description:
Emerald (Crystals up to 1cm long), iron-stained and creamy calcite.
 Viewed:  20608 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2014 18:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Nice start, a good piece, proper photo, detailed comments, let's go!
Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2014 06:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Thanks Josele! More to come...
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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2014 09:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Since the Peñas Blancas locality is a bit overlooked by collectors, I thought I could post another interesting specimen.
Unlike the previous specimen, the main crystal has a very light bluish-green tone.
The 2cm long intergrown crystals give the illusion that it's one bi-terminated emerald.



IMG_3378.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 5x5x2cm
 Description:
Intergrown emeralds and calcite (grey, creamy and iron-stained)
 Viewed:  20418 Time(s)

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IMG_3386.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail
 Description:
Intergrown emeralds
 Viewed:  20440 Time(s)

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IMG_3388.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail
 Description:
Intergrown emeralds
 Viewed:  20412 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2014 10:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

This is a veinlet from the La Pita mining area I managed to smuggle a few years back.
The host rock is a black carboniferous shale, typical from the locality.
The main vein should have been close by but it was not for sale...
Fracture was not wide enough to let the emerald/pyrite crystals grow.



IMG_3370.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 18x10x8cm
 Description:
Fractured carboniferous black shale
 Viewed:  20363 Time(s)

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IMG_3371.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 18x10x8cm
 Description:
Emerald/Pyrite mineralization within the fracture
 Viewed:  20360 Time(s)

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IMG_3372.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV 12cm
 Description:
Emerald/Pyrite mineralization within the fracture
 Viewed:  20390 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2014 16:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

La Pava is one of the many mines of the famous Muzo mining district.
Muzo emeralds are well-known for their beautiful dark green color in association with crystallized pyrite.
This specimen features a light yellowish-green emerald and ... no pyrite - just white calcite and the host rock (black shale).
Note the contact area on the basal pinacoid termination (last photo).



IMG_4931.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x24x33mm
 Description:
Emerald is about 8mm high
 Viewed:  20251 Time(s)

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IMG_3120.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x24x33mm
 Description:
Detail - Emerald is about 8mm high
 Viewed:  20264 Time(s)

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IMG_4924.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x24x33mm
 Description:
Detail - Note the contact area on the flat termination.
 Viewed:  20284 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2014 17:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Another specimen from La Pava with a lighter bluish-green crystal than the previous one. This almost flawless emerald has a pyramidal termination and comes with white calcite - no host rock. It has a beautiful vitreous luster which is typical of some pockets of this mine.


IMG_4929.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x34x38mm
 Description:
Emerald is 1cm high
 Viewed:  20249 Time(s)

IMG_4929.JPG



IMG_4938.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x34x38mm
 Description:
Detail - Emerald is 1cm high
 Viewed:  20250 Time(s)

IMG_4938.JPG



IMG_4934.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, La Pava Mine, Quípama, Municipio Muzo, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 37x34x38mm
 Description:
Detail - Emerald is 1cm high
 Viewed:  20236 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2014 18:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

A classic setting for Colombian specimens - an emerald crystal perched on a white calcite rhomb/scalenohedron.
First photo was taken using LED lights.
The 2 last photos were taken under daylight. Yellow is clearly the secondary color which is a characteristic of Muzo emeralds.
The emerald termination is not flat and looks like a contact area.



IMG_4975.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Emerald 18mm / Calcite 24mm
 Description:
Photo taken using LED lights
 Viewed:  20078 Time(s)

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IMG_0079.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Emerald 18mm / Calcite 24mm
 Description:
Photo taken under daylight
 Viewed:  20076 Time(s)

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IMG_0065.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Emerald 18mm / Calcite 24mm
 Description:
Photo taken under daylight
 Viewed:  20051 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 16:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

A classic association from a classic locality. Emerald & Quartz from Muzo mining district.
There are 2 emerald intergrown crystals plus a smaller one on the side.



IMG_4985.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 41x26mm; Intergrown emerald crystals=1cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19953 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 41x26mm; Intergrown emerald crystals=1cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19974 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2014 15:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

This specimen is interesting because the emerald crystallization has an occurrence of aggregate type formations with multiple individual terminations, specially in the central part. The emerald formation is literally crisscrossing the milky calcite matrix. A few patches of black shale host rock are also visible.
These aggregate type formations are very frequent in Coscuez.



IMG_5025.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 16x8x7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19861 Time(s)

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IMG_5004.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 16x8x7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19848 Time(s)

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IMG_5039.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19865 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2014 10:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Another unusual specimen from the Cunas mine in La Pita mining district.
Emerald material is low quality (moralla grade) with very little crystallization (see last close up image).
The emerald aggregate shows a clear bedding pattern and has been fractured perpendicularly in various places. Some fractures were filled up by white calcite.
The minerals in the background are grey calcite - no host rock.



IMG_5045.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 12x11x5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19751 Time(s)

IMG_5045.JPG



IMG_5046.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 12x11x5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19780 Time(s)

IMG_5046.JPG



IMG_5059.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 12x11x5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19768 Time(s)

IMG_5059.JPG



IMG_5052.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19784 Time(s)

IMG_5052.JPG



IMG_5061.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19777 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2014 11:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita  

A classic specimen from the La Pita mining district with dark grey calcite.


IMG_5067.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 44x32x39mm xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19761 Time(s)

IMG_5067.JPG



IMG_3266.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=2.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19784 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2014 16:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez  

This specimen from the Coscuez mining district comes with one single crystal with a complex termination combining flat basal pinacoid in the outside part and multiple individual terminations in the inside part (see last close ups)
Matrix is typical from this locality e.g. black shale in combination with grey calcite and a rust colored layer of iron oxide.



IMG_5084.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65x65x60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19711 Time(s)

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IMG_5074.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=4cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19719 Time(s)

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IMG_3289.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=2.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19721 Time(s)

IMG_3289.JPG



IMG_5077.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19693 Time(s)

IMG_5077.JPG



IMG_5081.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19707 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2014 14:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez  

Classic Coscuez specimen combining white and grey calcite on black shale host rock.
These sharply formed white scalenohedral crystals of calcite are also frequent in the neighboring La Pita mining district.



IMG_5092.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 95x75x75mm - main emerald xl=15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19609 Time(s)

IMG_5092.JPG



IMG_5156.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 95x75x75mm - main emerald xl=15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19585 Time(s)

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IMG_5109.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19584 Time(s)

IMG_5109.JPG



IMG_5118.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=3.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19589 Time(s)

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IMG_5145.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=5cm
 Description:
Note the crystallization patterns on the emerald termination.
 Viewed:  19594 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2014 15:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez  

Another beautiful specimen from Coscuez.
Emerald patches are scattered all around a milky-white calcite matrix.
Also fully crystallized translucent calcite aggregates are present in some areas.
But the most significant feature of this specimen is the occurrence of several emerald aggregates which is one the significant trademarks of Coscuez.
In this specimen they either take a step-like appearance or a tabular appearance.
That's the magic of Coscuez emeralds... when they are not sent for cutting!



IMG_5159.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x80x60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19475 Time(s)

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IMG_5233.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x80x60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19476 Time(s)

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IMG_5232.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x80x60mm
 Description:
Note the cluster pointing down on the left-hand side
 Viewed:  19472 Time(s)

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IMG_5230.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105x80x60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19439 Time(s)

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IMG_5216.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=4cm
 Description:
Tabular aggregate
 Viewed:  19449 Time(s)

IMG_5216.JPG



IMG_5201.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=7cm
 Description:
Step-like aggregate.
Note the translucent calcite on the left of it.
 Viewed:  19450 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: Detail - FOV=6cm
 Description:
Spectacular tabular aggregate
 Viewed:  19448 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: Detail - FOV=6cm
 Description:
Same tabular aggregate as in the previous snapshot.
 Viewed:  19448 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: Detail - FOV=5cm
 Description:
Step-like aggregate
 Viewed:  19439 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2014 15:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita  

Another specimen from La Pita.
Emerald is associated with white and translucent calcite crystals on a black shale matrix which is quite common for this locality.
What is less common is to find a full semi-translucent scalenohedral calcite crystal literally perched on the flat emerald crystal termination.
Emerald crystal is 10mm long.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 46x42x34mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19560 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: Detail - FOV=2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19333 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, La Tabla Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19362 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: Detail - FOV=2.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19386 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: Detail - FOV=2.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19345 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: Detail - FOV=2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19355 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2014 16:19    Post subject: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Trip through the Green  

I would like to say that Fiebre Verde has helped to organize all Colombian localities in our data base and that this is not so important than the task he is doing to relate the Colombian localities with their specimens.

Stay tuned to this thread, in our Colombian trip with Fiebre Verde we will visit with him the world's most famous localities for the "Green Charm"

Enjoy it
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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2014 16:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Tabular crystal habit  

This is a special floater from Coscuez.
In Coscuez, emeralds come frequently in aggregate formations which can take several appearances, cluster, step-like or tabular (most common ones).
Emeralds in aggregates formations are also found in the neighboring La Pita mining district but the tabular crystal habit seems to be exclusive to Coscuez..



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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19213 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19219 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19205 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19225 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19216 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19223 Time(s)

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IMG_5329.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x26x15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19227 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (var. emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail - FOV=3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19220 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2014 16:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Thanks Jordi - it was actually a real pleasure to go through that exercise for the Colombian "Green" component of the FMF localities database.
I don't know/think I will ever be able to use more than 20% of this list but hopefully some people will find it useful. Some of these localities are actually historical mines which are no longer in production.

Emeralds are not the easiest minerals to photograph so bear with me if some photos do not look right.

The journey has barely started - stay tuned!

Gérard
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2014 15:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Pair of intergrown emerald crystals  

This is a nice pair of intergrown fully terminated crystals from Muzo.
Main crystal is 13mm long.
Emeralds are associated with a cluster of white calcite.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19068 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19090 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19064 Time(s)

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IMG_5451.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19070 Time(s)

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IMG_5455.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19073 Time(s)

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IMG_5414.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal = 13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19067 Time(s)

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