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  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
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PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 29, 2022 13:51   Subject: Schorl - Silvia's Collection
Two brilliant crystals of Schorl perpendicular to each other.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
silvia

Replies: 1968
Views: 1576023

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 29, 2022 13:46   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Calcite
As always the quality of your photos is supreme and we think we have the specimen in hand.
Allow me a remark, however, for this trio: the shade seems a little citric to me.

It is difficult to judg ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
silvia

Replies: 1800
Views: 1832701

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 23, 2022 15:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw


A really lovely specimen containing a rare Thallium species. I love Peruvian minerals especially the sulphides and sulphosalts. Keep up the great photos - especially the close up shots.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 22, 2022 15:48   Subject: Romania - Silvia's Collection
An aerial group of metallic acicular crystals of Berthierite with growth points clearly visible.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
silvia

Replies: 1130
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 19, 2022 16:41   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Thank you guys. The specimen was published before it was in my collection and so my name is not mentioned, nonetheless I'm happy and proud to have a specimen that is part of such a great book by Berth ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 17, 2022 15:35   Subject: Re: The magic that was Milpillas - Silvia's Collection
Hi Silvia,

as usual, I enjoyed your latest contributions. The specimens and photos are really really nice, the background infos are wonderful and reading your posts shows how much you love mining a ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 16, 2022 15:26   Subject: The magic that was Milpillas - Silvia's Collection
A beautiful electric blue cluster of ‘razor’ sharp Azurite blades on a small amount of matrix from the famous Milpillas mine. The largest blade measures 20 mm in length.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 12, 2022 15:05   Subject: Elmwood Mine - Silvia's Collection
A large-cabinet specimen comprising two highly lustrous ‘gum-ball’ clusters of ruby-jack Sphalerite crystals with Fluorite on dolostone from the famous Elmwood Mine. The largest ‘gum-ball’ is 100 mm w ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
silvia

Replies: 1130
Views: 1387266

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 06, 2022 16:13   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
And because I like large fluorites:

That is one giant Fluorite specimen and a great looking piece too.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 04, 2022 17:02   Subject: Classic Localities – Burra Burra Mine Australia - Silvia's Collection
A superb example of Burra Burra Malachite recovered sometime between 1850 and 1860. The specimen shows the natural high-polish that made Malachite specimens from this locality famous world-wide.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 04, 2022 16:43   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
A note from Les Presmyk on the Copper Queen location.
As a general statement there are very few verifiable azurites and malachite’s from the Copper Queen mine and the few that I know of are fairly av ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
silvia

Replies: 1130
Views: 1387266

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 03, 2022 18:54   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Today I could add something to my collection that I was dreaming of for very long: I visited a friend who is a fellow collector but also part-time mineral dealer. I always find something for my collec ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 03, 2022 16:28   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
A note from Les Presmyk on the Copper Queen location.
As a general statement there are very few verifiable azurites and malachite’s from the Copper Queen mine and the few that I know of are fairly av ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 02, 2022 16:31   Subject: Classic Minerals - Bisbee - Silvia's Collection
A highly lustrous cluster of deep inky-blue Azurite crystals from the classic Bisbee mining district in Cochise County, Arizona, USA. The specimen contains sharp, arrow-shaped terminated Azurite crys ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
silvia

Replies: 237
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PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Jun 01, 2022 16:33   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Very true Tobi.

Some years back when I was very new to minerals a Vendor told me as far as mineral collecting is concerned aesthetics is everything – buy the best looking minerals you can afford. O ...
  Topic: How long does it take for a crystal to form?
silvia

Replies: 13
Views: 892

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 30, 2022 17:02   Subject: Re: How long does it take for a crystal to form?
I have often considered setting up a “bomb” to make large crystals of some of the common sulphides. Perhaps two stainless steel and Teflon lined hemispheres (40 mm thick and cast as solid pieces witho ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
silvia

Replies: 1886
Views: 1611605

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 30, 2022 16:46   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Fluorite

Very lovely photo. As II often say, keep uploading the close-up shots. They provide so much information about the character and origin of a mineral.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
silvia

Replies: 1968
Views: 1576023

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 28, 2022 19:11   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz


Superb photos, and I especially love the close-up shots. Not many people bother to take close-ups, but often they reveal so much detail about how the mineral was formed.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 159
Views: 30967

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: May 27, 2022 20:43   Subject: Uranium - Silvia's Collection
The specimen comprises a vuggy Quartz matrix hosting many well-formed crystals of Meta-Torbernite.

Usually Meta-torbernite is a dehydration pseudomorph of Torbernite. However the specimens from El ...
  Topic: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
silvia

Replies: 4
Views: 573

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 27, 2022 19:39   Subject: Re: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
I received an email from a Botanist who told me that the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) in the land of Oz destroyed by burning in a furnace some rare Botanical specime ...
 
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