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  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 04, 2018 18:16   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Thank you for theese pictures and sharing your advendures.

Nice pyrites hey! I hope that one day we could catch some on the market
I let the emeralds to you Gerard :):)
Thank you for your appreci ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 12875

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 04, 2018 08:36   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Had a last cerveza in Munich-Bogota before heading back to Europe. (IMG_1556.JPG)"MÜNICH" is an interesting spelling, it's a mix of the original German name München and the English name Muni ...
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 03, 2018 18:39   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
This green hill is not located in the eastern belt but in a dealer’s office in downtown Bogotá
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 01, 2018 12:27   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#705)
White striated calcite, quartz, with patches of limonite.
Most of the beryl crystals are "canutillos" - a Colombian miner's term which denotes prismatic gem crystals too small and too thin ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 30, 2018 09:49   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
a green light in the darkness
Very well said Philippe!
No more darkness...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 29, 2018 02:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#714)
Deep green crystal with multiple beveled termination edges.
Host rock is black shale.
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 24, 2018 06:51   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#729)
Lustrous iridescent grey dolomite, sparkling calcite, pyrite.
Host rock is black shale.
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 18, 2018 15:01   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Chromium is definitely a valuable option, specially in this part of the world;-)
I was told by my contacts that more probably rare earths, i.e Ytrrium, are responsible for the sometimes really bizarr ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 17, 2018 08:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#715)
Crystal exhibits the typical Chivor bluish cast.
Host rock is black shale.
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 16, 2018 11:23   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
I have seen many samples of those chromium-rich fluorites - most of them badly damaged - yours is definitely a clean specimen!
Actually beryls and fluorites do mix in Peñas Blancas - two fluorite cry ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 12, 2018 13:26   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Nice little specimen Michael!
If am not mistaken, that variety is commonly called fuchsite.
Chrome Muscovite is pretty common in the Colombian emerald belts but I have never seen hexagonal crystals. ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 11, 2018 07:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Cunas (#718)
Semi-transparent beryl crystals.
Lustrous opalescent dolomite and calcite set against a contrasting black shale matrix (not visible in the image).
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 06, 2018 02:33   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#716)
Aggregate of semi-transparent vivid green beryl crystals.
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 04, 2018 13:03   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde

And I do agree with the problem in Colombia of loose crystals over specimens on matrix....
...and in my opinion another problem related to buying anything other than emeralds is that sellers tend t ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 04, 2018 10:48   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Lovely apatite Gérard, and from a unusual locality, thanks for sharing. It's a pleasure this pink touch in your green jungle.
Color and transparency reminds me some Baltistan apatites that are very f ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 03, 2018 13:15   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Pink Fluorapatite (#6302)
Pink Fluorapatite from La Marina is a relatively recent find.
Another desirable mineral found in this locality is the Euclase which is rarely seen in combination with the Fluorapatite.
A large pock ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 02, 2018 08:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Gachalá (#713]
The Matecaña mine made the headlines 20 years ago after a pocket full of gastropods was discovered. These were not ordinary fossils - their shells had been “pseudomorphosed” to emerald following the c ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 31, 2018 15:15   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#712)
Another hollow crystal from the Eastern Emerald Belt.
Hollow form is caused by rapid growth of the crystal.
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 29, 2018 16:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#711)
Hollow emerald, only found in the Chivor district.
It is admitted that crystals with a central hollow result from rapid growth.
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 28, 2018 08:40   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 - What's Hot in Munich
You know how much I love the galenas from Neudorf, so special thanks for that photo! But I think I have seen this specimen before on my Terra Mineralia visit 2015:
I didn't pay attention to the label ...
 
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