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22 Feb-04:48:15 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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20 Feb-20:24:24 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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19 Feb-23:17:24 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
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19 Feb-01:36:00 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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18 Feb-14:54:23 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
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18 Feb-07:37:31 Re: fluorite locality (Jordi Fabre)
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  Topic: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 23, 2024 07:04   Subject: Re: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Nice garnet color!
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 950
Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 20, 2024 07:10   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Calcite from Elmwood
Calcite CaCO3, sphalerite ZnS, dolomite CaMg(CO3)2

Two glassy gem crystals of calcite to 37 mm in length set nicely on a breccia matrix with crystallized sphalerite and white pearly dolomite crysta ...
  Topic: Collection of Enrique Llorens
Carles Millan

Replies: 411
Views: 441780

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 17, 2024 16:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Enrique Llorens
A quartz with great color!
  Topic: Fluorite locality
Carles Millan

Replies: 6
Views: 598

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 17, 2024 11:09   Subject: Re: Fluorite locality
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA. Not most likely.
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Carles Millan

Replies: 84
Views: 17027

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Jan 25, 2024 16:49   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Josele is absolutely right. None of these specimens can be from Alchuri, but from the Nagar Valley instead, where Chumar Bakhoor is located.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Carles Millan

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Views: 2123136

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 16, 2024 05:20   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Really nice combo. Congratulations!
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 950
Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 11, 2024 15:43   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
A wonderful Scheelite! One of the best, I have seen from Yaogangxian.VERY nice scheelite Carles.I really like Carles, nice one.
I am very grateful for your kind comments and happy that you like my ne ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

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Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 11, 2024 04:45   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Scheelite from Yaogangxian
Scheelite Ca(WO4), dolomite CaMg(CO3)2, quartz SiO2

Sharp, lustrous, gray-brown, translucent tetragonal-bipyramidal crystals of scheelite measuring up to 19 mm in size on a quartz crystal matrix th ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 19, 2023 10:25   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Don,

My congratulations, you deserve it!
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Carles Millan

Replies: 27
Views: 7775

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2023 17:05   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
So it is {100}{110}.
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Carles Millan

Replies: 27
Views: 7775

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2023 11:38   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
In my humble opinion (I'm far from an expert of crystallography), those crystals (the ones from Tobi) are the combination of {100} (cube) and {110} (rhombododecahedron), showing a total of 18 faces.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 26, 2023 04:19   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
As far as I learned here in this forum for one of my Chinese pieces, these faces are related to a combination of cube and dodecahedron (because of the six-sided faces, as far as I remember). So, it wo ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 25, 2023 13:54   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Excuse me please, I will have to check the prescription of my glasses.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 25, 2023 06:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Sorry Tobi, I already watched the video, but this is a bit confusing to me. It's like a 90º angle.
In any case, it's an excellent specimen of fluorite.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 24, 2023 11:54   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Here's another new addition, a nice fluorite specimen from Naica:
About that extraordinary fluorite and its interesting crystallography, I guess the upper crystal is a combination of rombododecahedro ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Carles Millan

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 10, 2023 16:16   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
A first class specimen! The color, the paragenesis, the size... A great photograph too.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 950
Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 08, 2023 11:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Beautiful piece, l like very much Carles
Thanks for your comment!
I'm sorry you couldn't travel to Munich. Me neither.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 950
Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 04, 2023 14:02   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
A very lovely piece. Quite large crystal size for Stak Nala, very lustrous and with a great composition of colours. Congratulations, Carles!
Tobi, you know how much I appreciate your opinions. Thank ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 950
Views: 2019012

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 03, 2023 04:31   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Tourmaline from Stak Nala
Elbaite (Tourmaline Group) Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) (according to Mindat & IMA)

Group of elbaite crystals with a large doubly terminated main crystal, about 80 mm long and up to ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

Replies: 1197
Views: 1645877

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 02, 2023 10:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Very elegant specimen.
 
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