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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 05:39    Post subject: Favourite Quartzes?  

What are your favourite localities for QUARTZ? My favourites are:

For amethyst
- Mun. Las Vigas de Ramírez, Veracruz, Mexico
- Amatitlán, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
- Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
- Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
- Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine (JXR Amethyst Mine), Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
- EVERY locality in the Alps



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4195 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4192 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  4184 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4190 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 13:14    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Tobi wrote:
So what are your favourite localities for QUARTZ? My favourites are:

For amethyst
- Mun. Las Vigas de Ramírez, Veracruz, Mexico
- Amatitlán, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
- Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
- Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
- Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine (JXR Amethyst Mine), Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
- EVERY locality in the Alps

For smoky quartz:
- EVERY locality in the Alps

For rock crystal/milky quartz
- Jinlong hill, Longchuan Co., Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
- Jinkouhe District, Leshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
- Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- EVERY locality in the Alps



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Val Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 13 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4090 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Galenstock, Tiefenbach, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4082 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety rock crystal)
 Locality:
Jinkouhe District, Leshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 9 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4089 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, hematite
 Locality:
Jinlong hill, Longchuan, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  4079 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, hematite
 Locality:
Jinlong hill, Longchuan, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  4096 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 13:38    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Berbes, Spain


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
La Cabańa, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 8 cm x 10 cm x 7 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:25    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Quartz on Andradite from Arizona


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 Mineral: Quartz on Andradite
 Locality:
Stanley Butte area, Stanley Butte, Stanley District, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Graham County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 11cm tall
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Photo by Jeff Scovil
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 20:11    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

One from Idaho

One of the best if not the best from the days that Geary Murdock was mining the area for Aquamarines. Been in my collection since April 1986.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Sawtooth Batholith, Sawtooth Mountains, Boise County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0cm x 7.8cm
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 01:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

James, interesting choice, I actually only think of fluorite and Baryte when it comes to Berbes.

Les, a great specimen, beautiful shape, good contrast, and garnet as matrix also isn't bad ;-) And as usual a top photo by master Scovil!

Bob, the photo is quite small, but the specimen looks fine, is the colour natural? If so, that crystal group is world-class, reminds of alpine finds!
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 01:48    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Tobi wrote:
James, interesting choice, I actually only think of fluorite and Baryte when it comes to Berbes.


Tobi, you are missing a whole new angle to the mine. The quartz from there is great.

Have a look at http://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?loc=23096&min=3337 (the best ones are better than the ones on Mindat)

On the Spanish side check out http://www.mineralogia.es/index.php?searchterms=berbes%20cuarzo&searchauthor=-&level=search
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 02:16    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

James wrote:
Tobi, you are missing a whole new angle to the mine. The quartz from there is great...

My two cents...



Doubly terminated Quartz - Berbes mining area_Asturias_Spain.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 7.6 × 6.4 × 4.8 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbons inclusions.
Published in the German magazines Lapis and Mineralien Welt
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 02:38    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

James wrote:
Tobi wrote:
James, interesting choice, I actually only think of fluorite and Baryte when it comes to Berbes.
Tobi, you are missing a whole new angle to the mine. The quartz from there is great.
I think there are many localities in the world where quartz occurs in "great" form while most collectors only have it in mind as an accessory mineral, e.g. Panasqueira/Portugal, Kara-Oba/Kazakhstan or many mines in Erzgebirge/Saxony/Germany ...
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James wrote:
The quartz from there is great...
My two cents...
Hmm, only two cents ... where can I purchase it? ;-)
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I changed the name of the topic from "Favourite Quartz localities" to "Favourite Quartzes". So everyone can feel free not only to discuss his/her favourite localities but also which varieties, colours and forms of that mineral group he/she likes the most, e.g. elongated or thick crystals, transparent or not, on matrix or single crystals, double-terminated or not, with or without phantoms or inclusions etc. ...
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 09:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

How about another one from Arizona?


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Santa Teresa Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 10cm tall
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 09:24    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Tobi

Sorry about the size of the photo but that is the best one I have without setting up and reshooting the picture. Yes that is the natural color. That area was more know for the very dark blue clear Aqua's that Geary mined in the early 1980's. I got it straight from him shortly after it was mined. I have one other smoky that color with two topaz crystals attached to it. That area near Centerville produced some very interest minerals over the short period it was mined. Thank you for your comments

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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 15:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

While speaking of the Swiss Alps, here are a couple of examples of gwindels. the first an open one, the second closed.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety gwindel)
 Locality:
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 15 cms.
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 Viewed:  3731 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 15:31    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Closed gwindel


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety gwindel)
 Locality:
Winterstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 7 cms.
 Description:
Closed gwindel
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 17:24    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

One other open gwindel, this time it is smoky quartz


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel)
 Locality:
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
 Dimensions: 9 x 16.5 x 5 cms.
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 Viewed:  3696 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 28, 2016 04:47    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Brent Lockhart wrote:
Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel)
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Outstanding, Brent, both the specimen and the photo, wow :-)

Here's another small but beautiful smoky quartz from the Alps, but from Austria instead of Switzerland:



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky Quartz)
 Locality:
Hollersbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3636 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky Quartz)
 Locality:
Hollersbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2016 03:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Tobi wrote:
...Here's another small but beautiful smoky quartz from the Alps, but from Austria instead of Switzerland:

Outstanding Val Valley piece Tobi, love the pristine crystals.

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2016 10:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Quartz crystals from many locations can be covered by any of a number of aesthetically pleasing other minerals. Here is an Indiana quartz geode with hematite on the quartz crystal surfaces. Self collected in Monroe County about 2006.

For completeness, this example was also added to the Indiana pages of the mineralogical trip thru the states of the USA.



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 Mineral: Hematite on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: about 10cm x 8cm the cavity
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2016 10:28    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

I collected this one.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Prospect #1 Claim, Diamond Point, Tonto, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila County, Arizona, USA
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2016 11:40    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Brent Lockhart wrote:
Outstanding Val Valley piece Tobi, love the pristine crystals.
Thanks, I love that specimen too :-)
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 09:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?  

Rarely Indiana quartz might be found as well formed doubly terminated crystals. The largest found are about 1 cm. This example is unusual as several adjacent crystals are side by side.


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 Mineral: quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the largest doubly terminated crystal is 1 cm
 Description:
several adjacent doubly terminated crystals side by side
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 Mineral: quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: latest doubly terminated crystal is 1 cm
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