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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2014 14:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Mike,

I really enjoyed that gypsum from the Machow Mine (1200 Gypsum.jpg, page 26), what a bizarre specimen! I also like the sulfur (0767 Sulfur.jpg, page 26) from that same locality.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2014 16:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Jamison Brizendine wrote:
Mike,

I really enjoyed that gypsum from the Machow Mine (1200 Gypsum.jpg, page 26), what a bizarre specimen! I also like the sulfur (0767 Sulfur.jpg, page 26) from that same locality.


Thanks Jamison. The Machow Mine has been closed for many years now, but at one time it was the largest opencast sulfur mine in Europe. I rarely see specimens from this locality on the market nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2014 14:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few pieces from our thumbnail collection.


TN507 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 1.4 x 3.1 cm
 Description:
A couple of deep violet amethyst crystals in parallel growth on a stalk of milky quartz.
 Viewed:  18764 Time(s)

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TN520 Andradite var. demantoid.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite var. demantoid
 Locality:
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
Modified dodecahedral and trapezohedral crystals of demantoid on a thin layer of metamorphosed sedimentary rock.
 Viewed:  18763 Time(s)

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TN518 Elbaite.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite (Tourmaline Group)
 Locality:
Stewart Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 1.2 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Vivid pink elbaite crystals with blue zones below the pinacoidal terminations.
 Viewed:  18742 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2014 15:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

I really like your amethyst and elbaite.

Hi to Laura.

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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2014 17:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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I really like your amethyst and elbaite.

Hi to Laura.

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Thanks Don. I have finished photographing all of our regular-sized specimens and have started to photograph all the thumbnails. They present a whole new set of challenges.
Say hello to Gwen.
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2014 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael, the celestine from Poland (Celestine, Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland) is very interesting.

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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2014 15:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I like the reddish blue-cap elbaite from California! It's a small relative of a lot of famous tourmalines that came from that area ...
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2014 16:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Martin and Tobi. I've been busy trying to get the Denver Show Report finished and have not been to my collection thread for over three weeks, so just now read your comments. It's time to get back to regular posts here.

Today's offering includes a couple of specimens from Namibia.



Schorl - Erongo.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 9.1 cm.
 Description:
Lustrous black schorl on a thin plate of quartz with druzy white to tan hyalite opal and several goshenites to 0.6 cm.
 Viewed:  18241 Time(s)

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Schorl UV.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 9.1 cm
 Description:
Same specimen as above under SW UV illumination showing the hyalite opal.
 Viewed:  18245 Time(s)

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Schorl with goshenite.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 9.1 cm
 Description:
I seldom show more than one view of the same specimen, but this one has a lot going on. This is the back side showing the colorless hexagonal goshenites on the schorl prism faces.
 Viewed:  18246 Time(s)

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Prehnite Goboboseb Mts.jpg
 Mineral: Prehnite
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.2 cm
 Description:
Mint green aggregate of prehnite from the Jurassic basalts west of Brandberg.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2014 11:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few new zeolite specimens added to the collection.


2196 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sarbaiskoe deposit, Rudny, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 5.6 x 6.8 cm
 Description:
Two joined transparent calcite crystals set on a matrix of salmon-colored gmelinite crystals with minor stellerite.
 Viewed:  18199 Time(s)

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2191 scolecite.JPG
 Mineral: Scolecite
 Locality:
Momim Akhada, Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 6.2 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
Several joined hemispheres of colorless scolecite partially tinted reddish-brown by iron oxides.
 Viewed:  18185 Time(s)

2191 scolecite.JPG



2225 Epistilbite.jpg
 Mineral: Epistilbite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 6.6 x 7.4 x 9.0 cm.
 Description:
Two spherical aggregates of translucent epistilbite nestled in a cavity in basalt matrix. The walls of the cavity are lined with deep green to black julgoldite.
 Viewed:  18177 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2014 12:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more new zeolites.


2193 Stilbite on heulandite.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca
 Locality:
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 3.4 x 4.4 x 6.0 cm.
 Description:
Pale golden-yellow stilbite crystals to 3.2 cm on a slender stalk of peach-colored heulandite.
 Viewed:  18081 Time(s)

2193 Stilbite on heulandite.jpg



2194 Stilbite on chalcedony.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 5.6 cm
 Description:
Salmon-colored stilbite crystals to 3.5 cm with drusy stringers of blue chalcedony.
 Viewed:  18102 Time(s)

2194 Stilbite on chalcedony.jpg



Apophyllite-(KF).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.6 cm
 Description:
Doubly terminated crystal with transparent pyramidal terminations and multiple smaller crystals attached to the prism faces.
 Viewed:  18079 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2014 10:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

New additions from Morocco and Madagascar.


2212 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Jebel Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.6 x 5.8 cm
 Description:
Parallel growth of sky-blue Baryte crystals on a gossan matrix.
 Viewed:  17968 Time(s)

2212 Barite.jpg



2214 Citrine.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz var. citrine
 Locality:
Madagascar
 Dimensions: 0.7 x 0.8 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Slender tapering doubly-terminated crystal of citrine from an unspecified location in Madagascar.
 Viewed:  17951 Time(s)

2214 Citrine.jpg



2211 Gypsum.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 5.4 x 6.9 cm.
 Description:
Sparkling white curved ram’s horn gypsum crystals set on a limestone matrix.
 Viewed:  17947 Time(s)

2211 Gypsum.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2014 15:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

New photos.


2205 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Glassy colorless barite crystals in parallel growth, the upper half being transparent and lower half showing milky phantoms, on a small amount of tan sandstone matrix.
 Viewed:  17833 Time(s)

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2206 Shattuckite.jpg
 Mineral: Shattuckite
 Locality:
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 5.7 x 6.1 cm
 Description:
Sky blue radiating groups of velvety shattuckite. Two cavities are lined with darker blue crystals. Collected in 2013.
 Viewed:  17854 Time(s)

2206 Shattuckite.jpg



2207 Datolite.jpg
 Mineral: Datolite
 Locality:
Aurora Mine, Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.7 cm
 Description:
Glassy pale green datolite crystals to 1.7 cm across on a thin rind of gray basaltic matrix. Collected in 2014.
 Viewed:  17818 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2014 15:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Incredible photos. I'm full of envy.
Excellent specimens.
Congrats!
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2014 15:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael, I like your Shattuckite.
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2014 15:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Carles Millan wrote:
Incredible photos. I'm full of envy.
Excellent specimens.
Congrats!


Thank You Carles. Coming from you, I take that as the highest compliment.
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2014 15:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
Michael, I like your Shattuckite.


Thanks Don,

This was one of two minerals that were on my wish list for Denver. I was very happy to see Valere Berlage set up at the Marriott Show and he had several very nice pieces to choose from. By the way, the other piece on my list was the ram's horn gypsum from Morocco that I posted a few days ago. So, I consider myself fortunate to have found both pieces.

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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2014 16:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Only one piece for today - a Michigan copper.


2227 Copper.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.4 x 15.8 cm
 Description:
A nice arborescent copper with spinel-twinned crystals.
 Viewed:  17488 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2014 20:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

This siderite is beautiful!! What an artistic special formation
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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2014 17:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Tallya, although I'm assuming you are referring to the copper specimen, not a siderite.

Here are a few that are new to our collection.

Michael



2213 Fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 4.5 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
Indigo blue cubic fluorite crystals with dodecahedral modifications and strange curved faces on a milky quartz matrix.
 Viewed:  17290 Time(s)

2213 Fluorite.jpg



2218 Fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Pint's Quarry, Raymond, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
 Description:
Cubic brown fluorite crystals associated with colorless scalenohedral calcite crystals and milky white celestine
 Viewed:  17292 Time(s)

2218 Fluorite.jpg



2220 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Thomasville, Jackson Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 8.7 cm.
 Description:
Pale yellow twinned calcite crystals to 2.5 cm on a carbonate matrix with tiny scalenohedral calcites.
 Viewed:  17309 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2014 18:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I like your new specimens, Michael, especially the indigo blue fluorite.

Hello to Laura.

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