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Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney
  
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 14:12    Post subject: Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney  

I recently had the opportunity to pass through Sydney and made a quick stop at the Australian Museum near Hyde Park to see their mineral exhibits. This was the second time that I had a look at the Chapman Collection. Fantastic Broken Hill specimens, I saw an outstanding rhodonite, a killer light aqua blue smithsonite on black goethite and more. But the purpose was really to look at the Mexican minerals, which I remembered from my earlier visit in 2005, a killer adamite...still there and more.

All pieces photographed are small cabinet to large cabinet in size.



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As you walk in on floor 1 after spending time in the general display area.
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
On the right hand side, before walking in, a 20-25 cm across specimen
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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Municipio Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
New Nevada Mine, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Creedite
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
Unfortunately, the light exposure destroyed the nice light purple, lilac color.
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
same as previous one. This is my favorite after the adamite and amethyst from Amatitlan
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Boleite
 Locality:
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
 Description:
Multiple crystals to 0.6 cm app.
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 Mineral: Cumengeite
 Locality:
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
 Description:
Approximately 1.5 cm, may be a little larger
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 Mineral: Cumengeite
 Locality:
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
 Description:
same as previous
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 Mineral: Boleite
 Locality:
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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 Mineral: Tennantie
 Locality:
El Cobre Mine, Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 14:28    Post subject: Re: Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney  

Thanks for this Jean...brings back memories of two days I spent with Chappie going through his collection. A great example of a man who not only loved minerals but was disciplined enough to only go for the very best.
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 14:30    Post subject: Re: Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney  

Adding a few more


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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Description:
My favorite, just stunning in my book
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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Ludlamite
 Locality:
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Legrandite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Description:
 Viewed:  5549 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz variety amethyst
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Danburite
 Locality:
Aurora Mine, Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
 Viewed:  5548 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Municipio Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Quartz variety amethyst
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Quartz variety amethyst
 Locality:
Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
 Description:
Amethyst that is structurally incredible. Luster and overall purple color is so so but the esthetics, surely compensates. Unfortunately, the little spot light affects the color in the middle of the specimen.
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 Mineral: Fluorapatite
 Locality:
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Victoria de Durango, Municipio Durango, Durango, Mexico
 Description:
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 14:42    Post subject: Re: Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney  

And the last ones


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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 14:47    Post subject: Re: Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney  

As a final note, there is an article in the Min Rec vol 19 number 6 of 1988 with a photograph of the killer rhodonite mentioned at the start of the post.
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