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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2014 12:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Well done Michael!
You must have quite a large collection, if as you say, "hopefully there will be many more to come"!
Many thanks for sharing these lovely specimens with us; and best wishes to yourself and Laura.

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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2014 13:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,
Congratulations. You have a very broad and aesthetic collection!
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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2014 17:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you very much Pierre, Mike, and Bob. I have found that these collection threads are such a nice way to connect with other people who share the same passion for minerals and that I might never get a chance to meet in person.

Mike, my collection contains a little over 2,100 catalogued specimens. I suppose that may seem large to some people, but I regularly talk to collectors that have 5,000 or even 10,000 specimens. I never really think too much about numbers, but try to focus on building as comprehensive a collection as my budget allows. You can interpret my comment on "hopefully there will be many more to come" in a couple of ways. Yes, I have quite a few more pieces that I have not shown; then again, some are just not very photogenic. My thought was more along the lines of - I hope to continue building this collection for many years to come :>)

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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2014 07:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More Aussie minerals.


1302 Quartz var. smoky.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. smoky
Mooralla, Victoria, Australia
3.5 x 4.0 cm
A cluster of transparent, smoky quartz crystals on a small piece of matrix.
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1302 Quartz var. smoky.jpg



1124 Stellerite.jpg
 Description:
Stellerite
Tambar Springs, New South Wales, Australia
4.0 x 6.6 cm
Lustrous salmon-colored stellerite blades to 5.5 cm.
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1124 Stellerite.jpg



1932 Chabazite.jpg
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Chabazite var. phacolite
Flinders, Victoria, Australia
6.5 x 9.0 cm
Glassy chabazite var. phacolite crystals to 0.5 cm covering matrix. The unusual morphology of the crystals is due to multiple twinning of the rhombohedrons.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2014 12:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Nice smokies Michael, and lovely fresh stellerite too. Well done for the photo of the phacolite specimen - not an easy mineral to deal with!

Regards, Mike : )

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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2014 13:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Mike Wood wrote:
Nice smokies Michael, and lovely fresh stellerite too. Well done for the photo of the phacolite specimen - not an easy mineral to deal with!

Regards, Mike : )


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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2014 15:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Nice stellerite.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2014 20:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael, I want also send you my congratulations!
I enjoy your photographs of specimens around the world.

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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2014 14:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Roger and Martin. Glad you are enjoying them.

Continuing with minerals from Australia - today a trio of gypsum.



1452 Gypsum.jpg
 Description:
Gypsum
Woolcunda Station, New South Wales, Australia
7.5 x 9.0 cm
An intergrown group of reddish-brown lenticular gypsum crystals.
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1782 Gypsum.jpg
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Lake Gilles, Corunna Station, South Australia, Australia
Left 2.3 x 3.3 cm, Right 2.1 x 4.3
A couple of colorless twinned gypsum crystals.
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0838 Gypsum.jpg
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Gypsum
Myall Creek, Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
7.0 x 10.0 cm
Sparkling colorless gypsum crystals completely covering an undulating matrix.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2014 16:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from 'Down Under' featuring Broken Hill.


1981 Rhodonite.jpg
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Rhodonite
Broken Hill mines, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
6.0 x 8.5 cm
Dark red cleavages of rhodonite associated with silvery metallic galena.
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2032 Chlorargyrite.jpg
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Chlorargyrite
Broken Hill mines, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
4.5 x 5.0 cm
Rich crystalline gray chlorargyrite covering the top of a brown gossan matrix.
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1684 Copper.jpg
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Copper
Broken Hill mines, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
5.5 x 6.0 cm
Native copper with twinned crystals arranged in a feather pattern. Ex. Washington A. Roebling Collection.
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1684 Roebling Copper.jpg
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Broken Hill mines, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
5.5 x 6.0 cm
Smithsonian label for copper.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2014 16:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

I really like your Rhodonite and Copper specimens.

Nice !!!

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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2014 17:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
Michael,

I really like your Rhodonite and Copper specimens.

Nice !!!

Don


Thanks Don. The copper is one of my personal favorites.

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PostPosted: May 03, 2014 10:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Continuing with minerals from Australia.


1744 Azurite.jpg
 Description:
Azurite
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Gardiner Range, Northern Territory, Australia
6.2 x 6.2 cm
Bright blue disks of azurite, known as “azurite suns” embedded in white kaoilinitic siltstone.
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1744 Azurite.jpg



1727 Scholzite.jpg
 Description:
Scholzite
Reaphook Hill, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
5.9 x 9.7 cm.
Delicate acicular crystals of scholzite to 1.0 cm. covering a gossan matrix.
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1727 Scholzite.jpg



1760 Atacamite 2.jpg
 Description:
Atacamite
Mt. Gunson Mine, Andamooka Ranges,South Australia, Australia
9.2 x 11.5 cm.
Dark green atacamite crystals covering all sides of matrix.
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1760 Atacamite 2.jpg


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PostPosted: May 06, 2014 15:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Except for a few specimens of Queensland agate, that about does it for Australian minerals in our collection. If I can find time to photograph a few thumbnails, there may be a few more pieces worth showing.
Michael



1725 Crocoite.jpg
 Description:
Crocoite
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
4.6 x 7.7 cm
Reddish-orange aggregate of prismatic crocoite crystals with hollow
terminations and partially covered with gray-white gibbsite.
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1725 Crocoite.jpg



1772 Pyromorphite.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite
Browns Open Pit, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia
4.5 x 6.5 cm
Lustrous olive-green hexagonal barrel-shaped crystals to 2 mm coating a bright green malachite matrix. Recovered from the "Emerald Pocket" in 2010.
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1772 Pyromorphite.jpg



2166 Azurite.jpg
 Description:
Azurite
Malbunka Cu Mine, Western Aranda country, Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia
6.3 x 8.0 cm
Ovate leaf-shaped azurite sun with shallow concentric ridges on a matrix of pale gray kaolinite.
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PostPosted: May 06, 2014 16:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael,
Lying in a drawer, this 1684 copper ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/1684_copper_115.jpg ) would be a good specimen.
And photographed, it becomes sublime.
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PostPosted: May 06, 2014 16:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Roger Warin wrote:
Hi Michael,
Lying in a drawer, this 1684 copper ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/1684_copper_115.jpg ) would be a good specimen.
And photographed, it becomes sublime.
Roger.

Many thanks, Roger. Sometimes a photograph does not do justice to a specimen. In this case, however, I was very pleased with the outcome.

Michael
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PostPosted: May 08, 2014 11:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Well as luck would have it, it's raining this morning, so no working in the garden today. That leaves me with a little time to photograph a few thumbnail pieces from Australia.

Michael



TN333 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Mungana, Chillagoe-Herberton District, Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia
2.1 x 2.3 cm
A pale green octahedral fluorite crystal on a small piece of quartz matrix from a not often seen location.
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TN333 Fluorite.jpg



TN197 Malachite ps. azurite.jpg
 Description:
Malachite
Sir Dominick Mine, Arkaroola Region, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
1.2 x 1.9 cm
a velvety malachite pseudomorph after azurite.
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TN197 Malachite ps. azurite.jpg



TN422 Cassiterite.jpg
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Cassiterite
Inverell, Hardinge Co., New South Wales, Australia
1.6 x 1.8 cm
A lustrous dark brown cassiterite crystal with root beer-colored internal highlights.
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PostPosted: May 12, 2014 09:56    Post subject: Congratulations Michael!  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=37588#37588 Michael Shaw published a great photo (see below). In its last issue (Jg. 39, Nr. 5, May 2014) the fine German magazine Lapis has published this photo, giving credit to Michael. Congratulations!

To purchase this stupendous issue you can use this link from the Lapis web page



2180 Chalcocite.jpg
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The image that Michael published here.

Chalcocite
Tongshan Mine, Daye Mine, Huangshi Pref., Hubei Prov., China
1.0 x 4.7 cm
Stalactitic chalcocite coated with a thin film of iridescent chalcopyrite.
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2180 Chalcocite.jpg



Chalcocite-Djurleite coated by Chalcopyrite_Tongshan Mine_Daye_Hubei_China.jpg
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And a partial reproduction of the page of the issue Jg. 39, Nr. 5, May 2014 of the Lapis magazine.
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PostPosted: May 12, 2014 10:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Congratulations, Michael. Stunningly beautiful specimen and great photography.

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PostPosted: May 12, 2014 11:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

What a pleasant surprise. Thanks Don, and thanks to Jordi for bringing this to my attention.
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