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  Topic: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Feb 21, 2019 10:12   Subject: Re: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
The few photos I posted do not properly show those specimens
(just taken hastily on a phone)
The lustre on especially the dolomite and siderite is amazing in person.

Those are also not cleaned p ...
  Topic: Franjungle Collection
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 65216

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 15, 2019 08:21   Subject: Re: Franjungle Collection
Hi Pierre.

I´m sure that these Muzo´s examples are coming from emerald mining tunnels.

I have some from different localities:

• Municipio Suaita, Santander Department: the crystals come from ...
  Topic: A new book
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 1127

PostForum: Le Règne Minéral   Posted: Feb 07, 2019 05:24   Subject: Re: A new book
Fiebre thanks for your help. I was able to complete with your tips and a French -English online dictionary. _Gary
Good to know Gary - you're welcome!
Gerard
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 02, 2019 10:27   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#736)
Bright beryl crystal set in a brecciated albitite matrix from Chivor.
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 25, 2019 03:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#734)
Coscuez crystal with an intense green color.
Some of the small grey dolomite crystals exhibit almost a metallic luster.
Calcite crystals have slightly striated faces.
Host rock is black shale
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 17, 2019 13:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#733)
Rare association of emerald and pink fluorapatite from Chivor - exact locality unknown.
Unlike the fluorapatite, the emerald is barely crystallized.
The brittle calcite matrix contains remnants of ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 15, 2019 15:25   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Rather large "smokey" quartz... sort of bi-terminated (white and pinkish matrix attachment on back - feldspar?)

Location is vague, was bought in Bogota, and I was informed after the purch ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 4199

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 15, 2019 11:13   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Recently acquired Fluorite from Colombia.
Exceptionally sharp and very unusual for the country, it's uncleaned/on some matrix and has minor calcite/aragonite covering parts of it.
I suspect that mos ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 13, 2019 15:48   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#690)
Coscuez specimen with 25+ light-green beryl crystals.
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 15114

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jan 11, 2019 07:36   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
As mentioned in my previous post, an extended version of the history of Chivor is now available for the English speakers in the InColor journal, special issue from the 2nd Emerald Symposium held in Bo ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 15114

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jan 11, 2019 02:28   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
As mentioned in my previous post, an extended version of the history of Chivor is now available for the English speakers in the InColor journal, special issue from the 2nd Emerald Symposium held in Bo ...
  Topic: A new book
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 1127

PostForum: Le Règne Minéral   Posted: Jan 10, 2019 13:10   Subject: Re: A new book
The language barrier stopped me from going forward on this. I’m unsure of the process.
If you need help or more information do not hesitate to contact Louis-Dominique Bayle (he speaks English) by ema ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 03, 2019 13:40   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#732)
20+ elongated beryl crystals, some of them are bent by a few degrees.
Difficult to determine if the curvature is caused by post-crystallization deformation and recrystallization or if is due to syn- ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 15114

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jan 02, 2019 15:31   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
For the German speakers interested in the early history of the Chivor emerald mine, here is the reference to a paper recently issued in a German gemological publication

Smaragde aus Kolumbien - Fri ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 01, 2019 09:27   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Pyrite, Chivor (#8502)
Wish everyone a... shiny year!
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 27, 2018 10:43   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#731)
Four emerald crystals with a slight bluish cast. Main one is double terminated.
On the opposite side, a rather large and lustrous pyrite dodecahedron in a dolomite vug.
Host rock is a typical hydro ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 25, 2018 15:15   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#721)
Aggregate of 10s of vivid green beryl crystals and 'canutillos'.
Matrix is a mix of marble-like calcite and iron-stained calcite.
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 23, 2018 16:00   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Gerard, thank you for taking us with you on your trip to Colombia.

Merry Christmas.

Don
Thanks Don!
It is a real pleasure to share a bit of Colombia with the FMF community.
Merry Christmas ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 15114

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 23, 2018 07:52   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
It was a pleasure to join in on this little trip.
Thank you so much for the invite Gerard :-D
I'm still here in Colombia, about to celebrate xmas amd the new year with my "family" here.
C ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 15114

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 23, 2018 07:36   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
The following images give some insight on the variety of Colombian minerals (with obviously an emphasis on the green variety of beryl).
They are all taken from the same place in Bogotá.
The dealer ...
 
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