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  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

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PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 20, 2022 16:49   Subject: Romanian Tetrahedrite - Silvia's Collection
Lustrous metallic sharp tetrahedral crystals of Tetrahedrite to 1 cm in size across the top of a crystallized quartz matrix with pyrite.
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
silvia

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 19, 2022 18:16   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Fluorite, Ferberite

Thumbs up to you, and yes, thumbs up to Panasqueira.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 17, 2022 22:53   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Hi Silvia,

really good and showy specimens from Cavnic. I like Romanian minerals and especially Cavnic, a wonderful locality for quartz and sulfide fans - I am both :-)

Regards
Tobi

Many tha ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 15, 2022 16:21   Subject: Chalcostibite - Silvia's Collection
A cabinet size example with sparkling metallic crystals of Chalcostibite to 0.5 cm in size forming clusters to 2 centimetres across on a crystallized quartz matrix with minor Tetrahedrite.
  Topic: Collection of Enrique Llorens
silvia

Replies: 361
Views: 307893

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 13, 2022 18:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Enrique Llorens
More from Morocco

That is a very beautiful Malachite. I love Malachite. It is one of a handful of minerals that can be acquired at a reasonable cost, but in exceptional quality. Love it!
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 11, 2022 15:11   Subject: Calcite - Silvia's Collection
A large cabinet specimen with a ‘ball’ of Calcite 16 cm in diameter set on a crystallized Quartz matrix containing gemmy Quartz crystals covered in Calcite.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 08, 2022 16:37   Subject: Photographing Minerals – A Tale of Frustration - Silvia's Collection
Photographing Minerals – A Tale of Frustration

I thought it would be nice to share some of my adventures with the digital camera. I am not a professional photographer – just barely an amateur one, ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jan 03, 2022 18:55   Subject: Viloco Cassiterite - Silvia's Collection
The specimen contains incredibly lustrous sharp black crystals of Cassiterite to 35 mm in size across the front of this matrix with minor Quartz.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 26, 2021 18:18   Subject: Dal'negorsk Minerals - Silvia's Collection
Sharp pseudo-hexagonal crystals of Pyrrhotite to 6 cm in size with lustrous black complex Sphalerite crystals to 4 cm. Minor Quartz present as well.
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
silvia

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 26, 2021 18:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw


Very nice copper specimen. The mine did produce some really nice specimens. In the new year I will be posting a few photos of some coppers from the Rocklands mine that my partner and I acquired re ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
silvia

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 20, 2021 16:43   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
The latest addition, a quite large and spectacular combination of quartz on hematite from China
Actually I would never dare to compete with the photos of professional dealers, especially not when it ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 19, 2021 14:06   Subject: Fluoroapatite - Silvia's Collection
The specimen comprises a cluster of gemmy Fluorapatite crystals measuring to 3 cm in width, along with minor Siderite, Arsenopyrite, and Muscovite.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 18, 2021 15:30   Subject: Panasqueira Pictures - Silvia's Collection
More about Panasqueira

In 1886 the first prospecting licence at Panasqueira was granted, and the first reference to wolframite occurred in 1888. In 1896 a mining company was formed to exploit the d ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 15, 2021 15:50   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Hello Jordi:

The specimen came with a label that stated Goyazite. I have no reason to doubt the analysis, but I am more than happy to organize another SEM/XRD analysis to be positively sure. My par ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 12, 2021 15:02   Subject: Unusal Fluorapatite - Silvia's Collection
Cluster of satiny lustrous translucent prismatic Fluorapatite crystals measuring to 3 cm in size with micro crystallized Topaz, Muscovite and Goyazite. Topaz and Goyazite verified by SEM and XRD.

T ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 07, 2021 14:50   Subject: Marcasite - Silvia's Collection
Golden crystals of Marcasite to 2 cm in size in a cluster with crystallized Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite, and Dolomite.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 04, 2021 14:48   Subject: Siderite - Silvia's Collection
Crystals of Siderite to 3 cm in size across the top of a matrix composed of Arsenopyrite and Pyrite. Minor Arsenopyrite and pyrite present.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 01, 2021 14:33   Subject: Another Cassiterite - Silvia's Collection
Lustrous slightly translucent crystals of Cassiterite to 10 mm on a matrix composed of Muscovite, Pyrite, Marcasite and Quartz.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Nov 28, 2021 14:35   Subject: Fluorapatite - Silvia's Collection
Glassy partly gemmy green color zoned tabular crystals of Fluorapatite to 2 cm in size with crystallized Quartz and Arsenopyrite.

The Fluorapatite crystals display bright orange fluorescence in the ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 94
Views: 13719

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Nov 26, 2021 17:19   Subject: A brief introduction to The Rio Site at Cabeco do Piao - Silvia's Collection
A brief introduction to The Rio Site at Cabeco do Piao

The Rio site contains the old mill, and a large coarse waste dump. Situated on top of the waste dump is a dried up tailings pond varying in d ...
 
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