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  Topic: Epitaxial rutile
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 25, 2021 12:33   Subject: Re: Epitaxial rutile
Another photo micrograph by Nathan Renfro of material from the Eclipse Pocket.
  Topic: Epitaxial rutile
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 25, 2021 12:18   Subject: Re: Epitaxial rutile
Here is a sample of photos I took myself with my iPhone 6, these were all collected from the Eclipse Pocket at our Eclipse Mine. Here you can clearly make out the Anatase cores on some, and on others ...
  Topic: Epitaxial rutile
Eck Noch

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Views: 28425

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 25, 2021 11:57   Subject: Re: Epitaxial rutile
Here is a fun one taken of my self collected material from the Eclipse Mine, photomicrograh by Nathan Renfro. Proposed epitaxy of rutile on Anatase or Brookite.
  Topic: Favourite Tourmalines?
Eck Noch

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Views: 30780

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 06, 2021 11:11   Subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?
I realize that it’s ‘just’ Schorl but it’s self collected and some of most northern picket Schorl from California that I know of. Pulled from our mine in El Dorado County.

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Size information cor ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

Replies: 58
Views: 60841

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 22, 2021 23:18   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Some epitaxial Quartz on albite over feldspar twins. Some muscovite is present as well as a thin coating of cookeite. From our mine in Northern California.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 22, 2021 09:54   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz


What a special piece! I have recently become aware of and in love with Quartz growing at angles like this, this piece appears to be growing epitaxially. Is this just a fluke or do you think there ...
  Topic: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 13:17   Subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions
Quartz with unknown inclusion.

Mike! Always with the classiest pieces, I absolutely love this one!
  Topic: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Eck Noch

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Views: 190778

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 13:15   Subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Rutile on Anatase in Quartz from the Eclipse Pocket.
  Topic: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Eck Noch

Replies: 95
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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 13:12   Subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Here is an unknown is metallic inclusion in quartz from a Northern California pegmatite, possibly a REE mineral.
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 10:33   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
I mentioned the exceptional chlorite included Quartz that we found in the Epiphany Pocket that was worked 2016-2017. This is one of those, though a fairly small example.
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 10:18   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Here is a cute zoned Smoky/Amethyst scepter, I found this one in a small, exposed pocket on the side of a large boulder of pegmatite at our BBC Mine. The saturation changes drastically depending on th ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 10:04   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Here I present another from our Eclipse mine, this came from the Epiphany Pocket found in late 2016. This pocket yielded many very fine specimens of rich green Chlorite included Quartz, but to one sid ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 09:59   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Here is a lattice formation of light Smoky Quartz as a lattice formation. This epitaxial growth formation is due to the fact that the quartz grew from a cyclic baveno twin. The baveno twin was also co ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

Replies: 58
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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 17, 2021 09:27   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Tobi, thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated! Here is a large, dark, but transparent Smoky Tessin from our pegmatite mine in Northern California. This came from a large pocket we dubbed the ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

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Views: 60841

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 16, 2021 09:46   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Here is another self collected piece out of our Eclipse mine, found in 2017 and pulled from the pocket that later became the namesake for the claim. The material from this pocket had exceptional inclu ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
Eck Noch

Replies: 58
Views: 60841

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 16, 2021 09:18   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Here is a favorite of mine, an exceptional Smoky Quartz sitting atop some Albites. From an unlisted locality that we affectionately call The BBC Mine named such because of the large Smokies that we fi ...
 
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