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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2013 16:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Thank you very much Pierre. I'm very pleased that you are enjoying some of the minerals in my humble collection.

Michael,

In no way is your collection humble. And your photography is indeed excellent! Please keep posting until you run out of specimens.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2013 14:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Carles. I'm not likely to run out of specimens any time soon, but some are not very photogenic :>)

Continuing with Mexico again today.



1792 Chabazite (2).jpg
 Description:
Chabazite
Curea, Sonora, Mexico
4.3 x 7.5 cm.
Lustrous white chabazite crystals to 1.7 cm in association with minor stilbite.
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1792 Chabazite (2).jpg



2026 Celestine.jpg
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Celestine
Mojina Mine, Mun. de Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.1 x 8.0 cm.
Botryoidal white calcite studded with small blue crystals of celestine.
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2026 Celestine.jpg



1146 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.2 x 6.5 cm.
Light brown, bladed Baryte in fan-shaped groups covering the top of a gossan matrix sprinkled with tiny calcite crystals over conichalcite.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2013 10:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from Mexico.


0789 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. amethyst
Valenciana Mine, Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
3.3 x 6.7 cm.
Amethyst crystals in parallel growth with grape-purple zones at the base grading to colorless at the terminations.
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0789 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg



0792 Anhydrite (2).jpg
 Description:
Anhydrite
Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
3.3 x 8.8 cm.
Intersecting fan-shaped groups of pale blue anhydrite crystals with a second generation of smaller crystals on the prism surface.
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0792 Anhydrite (2).jpg



0793 Fluorite.jpg
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Fluorite
Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.5 x 7.7 cm.
Light green cubic fluorite crystals on lustrous black sphalerite with white calcite, octahedral galena, and brassy yellow pyrite in association.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2013 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The calcite with celestine inclusions is remarkable. Is it fluorescent? Thanks for sharing a unique piece. There seems no end to amazing specimens.
Thanks Again. Mark
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2013 10:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Mark. It's interesting that you should ask about whether the calcite and celestine specimen from the Mojina Mine is fluorescent. The answer is yes and no. The small blue celestine crystals do not fluoresce, and the calcite knobs that host the celestine are not fluorescent, but there is a layer of white calcite just under the calcite knobs that fluoresces bright green under SW. There is also a small amount of brown matrix on the back of the specimen and that fluoresces red. I don't know what the activator might be.

Today, I will continue with Mexico showing a few pieces from arguably Mexico's greatest mine - the Ojuela Mine.



886 Legrandite.jpg
 Description:
Legrandite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.0 x 9.5 cm. FOV=2.0 cm.
Typical brown gossan matrix hosting single crystals and sprays of yellow transparent legrandite crystals to 0.5 cm.
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886 Legrandite.jpg



1880 Fluorite (2).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.0 x 8.5 cm.
Cubic purple fluorite to 1.5 cm on edge.
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1880 Fluorite (2).jpg



1597 Rosasite.jpg
 Description:
Rosasite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.2 x 8.6 cm.
Velvety blue-green rosasite lining a cavity in typical brown gossan matrix.
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1597 Rosasite.jpg



1008 conichalcite ps. legrandite.jpg
 Description:
Conichalcite ps. hemimorphite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 11.5 cm.
Bright green conichalcite replacing radiating groups of hemimorphite on typical brown gossan matrix.
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2013 11:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I am going to finish up Mexico with today's post. The calcite specimens that begin and end this post were once very common at mineral shows. Nowadays, they seem to be few and far between. The images I have shown to date represent about half of the specimens in my collection from this mineral rich country. Maybe I'll resume Mexico at a later time, but I'll probably need to spend some more time behind the camera before then.

It's time to move on, and I suppose there's no better place to start than some of the classic locations in Canada. So, next time I'll begin with Nova Scotia.

Michael



1054 Calcite.jpg
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Calcite
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
5.2 x 7.0 cm.
A cluster of lustrous, hexagonal white calcite crystals with the classic ‘poker chip’ habit.
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1054 Calcite.jpg



0881 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
El Solar Mine, Level 4, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
4.3 x 8.0 cm.
Delicate group of pale blue, bladed Baryte crystals.
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0881 Barite.jpg



1894 Mottramite.jpg
 Description:
Mottramite
Ojuela Mine, Level 35, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.8 x 5.2 cm.
Dark green, botryoidal mottramite on limonitic matrix from the find in 2011.
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0518 Calcite.jpg
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Calcite
Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
9.5 x 12.5 cm
Scalenohedral calcite crystals coated with hematite with a subsequent generation of lighter-colored rhombic calcites. Fluoresces orange under SW UV.
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2013 08:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The Bay of Fundy is well known for having the greatest tidal range in the world. To mineral collectors, however, it is known for a variety of zeolite minerals that occur in the brown basalt cliffs along the bay. While collecting, one has to keep a close watch on the tides to avoid getting cut off from an egress route. Today's selections all originate from this picturesque area.


119 Stilbite.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Partridge Island, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
7.2 x 8.0 cm.
Brownish-orange stilbite crystals lining a cavity in weathered brown basalt.
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119 Stilbite.jpg



0158 Heulandite.jpg
 Description:
Heulandite
Cape Blomidon, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
3.8 x 5.7 cm.
Intergrown pearly-lustered pink heulandite crystals on basalt.
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0158 Heulandite.jpg



1221 Chabazite.jpg
 Description:
Chabazite
Wasson's Bluff, near Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
5.0 x 7.5 cm.
Intergrown salmon-colored crystals of chabazite to 1.3 cm on edge.
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1221 Chabazite.jpg



Copper - Colonial Mine.jpg
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Copper
Colonial Copper Mine, Bennet Brook, Cape D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
2.3 x 2.7 cm.
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2013 19:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=29804#29804 crosstimber wrote:
Thanks Mark. It's interesting that you should ask about whether the calcite and celestine specimen from the Mojina Mine is fluorescent. The answer is yes and no. The small blue celestine crystals do not fluoresce, and the calcite knobs that host the celestine are not fluorescent, but there is a layer of white calcite just under the calcite knobs that fluoresces bright green under SW. There is also a small amount of brown matrix on the back of the specimen and that fluoresces red. I don't know what the activator might be...

You are welcome. I have some time under the belt with fluorescents and often you need to look closely to see what is really fluorescing. The microscope often show that underlying material is the source of light. Well it is a nice sample even if you can't see it at night!
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2013 09:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

In today's post we will journey west from Nova Scotia to the province of Quebec. Canada's largest province in area, Quebec is home to one of the world's most famous and studied mineral deposits - Mont Saint-Hilaire. This locality lies a short distance east of Montreal and has produced 398 recognized species, as well as being the type locality for 58 minerals. For a good overview of the geology and some of the minerals found at this locality refer to the Mineralogical Record, Vol. 21: 284-359.


0554 Serandite.jpg
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Serandite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
3.8 x 4.0 cm.
Blocky salmon-colored serandite crystals with minor white albite and reddish-brown microcrystals of manganoneptunite.
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0554 Serandite.jpg



0835 Analcime.jpg
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Analcime
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
4.0 x 4.7 cm.
Well-formed dodecahedral crystal of analcime measuring associated with brown siderite and bladed gray albite.
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0835 Analcime.jpg



1774 Astrophyllite.jpg
 Description:
Astrophyllite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
4.0 x 5.3 cm.
Fan-shaped groups of acicular bronze-brown astrophyllite crystals in association with black aegirine and gray albite.
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2013 09:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more from Mont Saint-Hilaire.


1242 Aegirine.jpg
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Aegirine
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
3.0 x 4.7 cm.
Lustrous aegirine crystal with small bladed gray albite and white microcline crystals attached to the sides and back.
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1242 Aegirine.jpg



1517 Elpidite.jpg
 Description:
Elpidite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
1.0 x 5.0 cm.
Elongated bundle of pale tan crystals in parallel growth associated with pyrite and tiny white albite crystals.
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1517 Elpidite.jpg



1516 Ancylite ps. remondite.jpg
 Description:
Calcioancylite-Ce ps. after remondite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
2.0 x 3.7 cm.
Grayish-purple calcioancylite-Ce replacing remondite. This species exhibits an interesting optical phenomenon. When viewed under
incandescent lighting it is pale purple and turns gray/green under fluorescent (not UV) lighting. Details of this find appeared in the July/Aug. 2000 issue of Lapis.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2013 08:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from MSH.


1761 Natrolite.jpg
 Description:
Natrolite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
5.6 x 6.9 cm.
Radiating groups of dull prismatic colorless natrolite associated with acicular black aegirine. The back side is covered with platy polylithionite pictured in the next photo.
 Viewed:  33658 Time(s)

1761 Natrolite.jpg



1761 Polylithionite on natrolite closeup.jpg
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Polylithionite on natrolite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
5.6 x 6.9 cm
Silvery plates of polylithionite with natrolite and aegirine.
 Viewed:  33668 Time(s)

1761 Polylithionite on natrolite closeup.jpg



1775 Leifite.jpg
 Description:
Leifite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
5.9 x 6.8 cm.
Silky white sprays of leifite on gray albite with minor rhodochrosite and aegirine.
 Viewed:  33642 Time(s)

1775 Leifite.jpg



1518 Rhodochrosite.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
6.5 x 8.0 cm.
Dark red rhombs of rhodocrosite to 2 mm associated with gray-green acicular elpidite, white albite, dark green aegirine, and acicular white leifite.
 Viewed:  33649 Time(s)

1518 Rhodochrosite.jpg



1518 Rhodochrosite elpidite.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite and elpidite
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
6.5 x 8.0 cm
Closeup view of above specimen. FOV is approximately 3.5 cm.
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1518 Rhodochrosite elpidite.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2013 08:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Last post for MSH before moving on to other Quebec localities.


TN448 Carletonite.jpg
 Description:
Carletonite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
1.2 x1.8 cm.
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TN448 Carletonite.jpg



TN407 Siderite.jpg
 Description:
Siderite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
2.2 x 2.6 cm.
Tan rhombs of siderite sprinkled with small dolomite crystals.
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TN407 Siderite.jpg



TN372 Rhodochrosite copy.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
1.0 x 2.5 cm.
Dark red twinned rhodochrosite crystal.
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TN372 Rhodochrosite copy.jpg



2014 Zircon.jpg
 Description:
Zircon
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
5.4 x 7.2 cm FOV = 2.5 cm.
Bipyramidal brown zircon crystals associated with sprays of milky white natrolite. The zircons exhibit weak yellow fluorescence under SW UV.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 14:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Another well-known mineral producer in Quebec besides Mont Saint-Hilaire is the Jeffrey Mine. This huge open pit asbestos mine has produced over 100 different species, but is probably most noted for vesuvianite and wonderful demantoid and grossular garnets.


0403 Vesuvianite.jpg
 Description:
Vesuvianite
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
5.5 x 6.0 cm.
Intergrown, partly gemmy, lustrous apple green vesuvianite crystals.
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0403 Vesuvianite.jpg



1661 Vesivianite-mn.jpg
 Description:
Vesuvianite
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
4.7 x 7.3 cm.
A vuggy matrix filled with lustrous, purple crystals of vesuvianite.
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1661 Vesivianite-mn.jpg



0687 Grossular.jpg
 Description:
Grossular
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 4.6 cm.
Small amounts of chromium are responsible for the green color in these garnets.
 Viewed:  33433 Time(s)

0687 Grossular.jpg



0688 Grossular.jpg
 Description:
Grossular
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
4.0 x 6.5 cm.
Gemmy pale green grossular crystals to 2 mm with acicular microcrystals of green diopside on a mound of white matrix.
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0688 Grossular.jpg



TN017 Grossular var. hessonite.jpg
 Description:
Grossular var. hessonite
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
1.6 x 1.8 cm.
Gemmy orange grossular var. hessonite with sharp growth patterns on the crystal faces.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 08:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today, a few specimens from other notable localities around Quebec.


0516 Fluorapatite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Quebec, Canada
7.1 x 11.1 cm.
Doubly terminated green and brown fluorapatite crystal on granular salmon-colored calcite. These are notoriously difficult to extract in one piece and keep attached to the matrix. As a result most crystals are stabilized with cyanocrylate.
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0516 Fluorapatite.jpg



0692 Cubanite.jpg
 Description:
Cubanite
Henderson Mine # 2, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada
3.7 x 6.9 cm.
Sharply twinned lustrous cubanite crystal on matrix. This mine produced the finest cubanite crystals known, and closed in 1988.
 Viewed:  33395 Time(s)

0692 Cubanite.jpg



2033 Molybdenite.jpg
 Description:
Molybdenite
Moly Hill Mine, La Motte, Abitibi RCM, Quebec, Canada
4.0 x 4.5 cm.
Lustrous metallic molybdenite crystal measuring 2.0 cm across on a massive quartz matrix.
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2033 Molybdenite.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 10:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael, I wish my collection was as well organized as yours. I really enjoy looking at your collection.

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 10:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Don. After all, what good is a collection if it is stored away where nobody can see it. This forum provides a wonderful and unique venue for sharing our passion for minerals with fellow collectors.

As far as organization, there are so many ways to organize a collection. In fact, mine is organized in several different ways. Romania, Bulgaria, and the southern Illinois fluorite district, which have been my main areas of focus during the past 20 years are each kept separately. Then there is a cabinet containing part of my collection that is arranged systematically. The rest is contained in drawers, numbered flats, and a display cabinet. The one thing that is consistent is that my entire collection is in a database that I can search to locate a particular piece along with other pertinent information. Some people don't like cataloging their specimens, but I enjoy that part of collecting, especially reading anything about the locations that the minerals are from.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2013 15:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The last few from Quebec before moving on to Ontario.


1184 Barite Niobec.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Niobec mine, Saint-Honoré, Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, Québec, Canada
4.0 x 6.0 cm.
Sharply crystallized Barytes with steep chisel-shaped terminations. Several flattened scalenohedral calcite crystals are present on the back and side of the the prism as well as numerous micro pyrite crystals.
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0882 Zircon.jpg
 Description:
Zircon
Kipawa alkaline complex, Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada
3.8 x 4.4 cm.
Reddish brown zircon crystals with an unidentifed black amphibole, perhaps aegirine.
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0882 Zircon.jpg



1226 Eudialite.jpg
 Description:
Eudialite
Kipawa alkaline complex, Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada
6.6 x 9.3 cm.
Crystalline mass of magenta-red eudialite with fibrous white agrellite from the type loaclity for agrellite. The agrellite is fluoresces pinkish-purple under SW UV.
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2013 10:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Time to start a new Canadian province - Ontario. Located in east-central Canada, Ontario is Canada's most populous province. Mining has played an important part in economic growth, especially in the northern part of the province. The mines at Sudbury, Cobalt, and Timmons were huge metal producers and became synonymous with nickel, silver, and gold.

In a day when there are fewer and fewer localities open to mineral collectors, Ontario has numerous sites that are still open for free or on a fee basis. Places like Bancroft, Wilberforce, and Thunder Bay are a field collector's paradise.



0795 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. amethyst
Diamond Willow Mine, Pearl Station, Ontario, Canada
6.5 x 7.2 cm.
A mounded plate of amethyst crystals included with reddish brown hematite.
 Viewed:  33153 Time(s)

0795 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg



1223 Fluororichterite.jpg
 Description:
Fluoro-richterite
Essonville roadcut, Wilberforce, Halliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
6.5 x 9.0 cm.
Black fluoro-richerite to 4 cm in length embedded in pinkish-white calcite with small, gemmy brown phlogopite crystals. Collected 7-21-99.
 Viewed:  33133 Time(s)

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1222 Biotite.jpg
 Description:
Biotite
Bear Lake diggings, Tory Hill, Halliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
6.5 x 7.4 cm.
Part of a medium sized book of biotite collected on 7-20-99.
 Viewed:  33132 Time(s)

1222 Biotite.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2013 08:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more from Ontario.


0073 Grossular.jpg
 Description:
Grossular
York River Skarn, Dungannon Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
4.1 x 5.5 cm.
Cinnamon brown grossular crystals to 5 mm with green diopside partially etched from colorless calcite.
 Viewed:  32934 Time(s)

0073 Grossular.jpg



0433 Biotite.jpg
 Description:
Biotite
Silver Crater Mine, Faraday Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
5.7 x 6.9 cm.
Pseudohexagonal crystal of black biotite. Collected in 1962 when it went by the name lepidomelane.
 Viewed:  33026 Time(s)

0433 Biotite.jpg



1883 Manganite.jpg
 Description:
Manganite
Caland Pit, Atikokan, Hutchinson Township, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
6.0 x 8.0 cm.
Lustrous black bladed manganite crystals covering the top of massive manganite.
 Viewed:  32988 Time(s)

1883 Manganite.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2013 11:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today's post will finish up Ontario with a few oddball pieces.

The first specimen is from a location that is not commonly seen, although it is noted in Mindat for producing diopside specimens.

The second specimen once belonged to noted Pennsylvania collector William W. Jefferis, who built a fine private collection from 1837 until his death in 1906. The bulk of his collection was purchased by Andrew Carnegie in 1904 and went to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. This specimen no doubt made its way into the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences collection during his tenure as curator of the William S. Vaux Collection from 1883-1898. Jefferis' Collection number of 3583 dates the piece to the 1860s.

The last specimen in this post definitely takes the blue ribbon for the ugliest specimen in my collection. I like it for two reasons; it's size, and the fact that it was collected by my late father. Also, no post showing Ontario minerals would be complete without including at least one specimen from the Bear Lake diggings.

Michael



0751 Diopside.jpg
 Description:
Diopside
Dog Lake, Battersea, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
5.7 x 8.3 cm.
Blocky gray-green diopside crystals associated with small phlogopite crystals.
 Viewed:  32874 Time(s)

0751 Diopside.jpg



1474 Phlogopite.jpg
 Description:
Phlogopite
Cantin Mine, S. Burgess Township, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada
9.6 x 11.0 cm.
Ex. William W. Jefferis Collection #3583 and Philadelphia Academy of Sciences Collection. The specimen number dates this piece to the 1860s.
 Viewed:  32882 Time(s)

1474 Phlogopite.jpg



1237 Hornblende.jpg
 Description:
Hornblende
Bear Lake diggings, Gooderham, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co. Ontario, Canada
10.5 x 13.0 cm.
Large blocky crystals of hornblende collected 7-28-1998.
 Viewed:  32801 Time(s)

1237 Hornblende.jpg



large Hornblende - Bear Lake.jpg
 Description:
Hornblende
Bear Lake diggings, Gooderham, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co. Ontario, Canada
10.5 x 13.0 cm.
Large ugly hornblende crystals.
 Viewed:  32811 Time(s)

large Hornblende - Bear Lake.jpg


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