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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2015 08:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Oh yeah, me too, me too... It´s one of the famous specimens from the Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung mine near Obergruna. These are extremely expensive, if seen at all.

Some more new Saxon specimens from my collection:



Chloanthit (Schneckenstein).jpg
 Mineral: Chloanthite
 Locality:
Mai Shaft, Schneckenstein cliff, Tannenbergsthal, Muldenhammer, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 60 x 55 x 50 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16835 Time(s)

Chloanthit (Schneckenstein).jpg



Galenit (Hartenstein).jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Shaft 371, 1485 level, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 30 x 23 x 21 mm
 Description:
For me a perfect miniature.
 Viewed:  16855 Time(s)

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Fluorit (Thoßfell).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Thoßfell, Zobes Mines, Shaft 57, Zobes and Bergen mining District, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 52 x 35 x 35 mm
 Description:
Very rare material from a rather unknown locality. These blue Thoßfell fluorites are kind of a legend among the Vogtland collectors...
 Viewed:  16844 Time(s)

Fluorit (Thoßfell).jpg



Fluorit (Halsbrücke).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Churprinz Friedrich August Erbstolln Mine (Churprinz Mine), Großschirma, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 90 x 62 x 36 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16851 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2015 10:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

WOW! What a great galena twin!
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2015 07:40    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Fine specimen from a vug found near the famous Amerika quarry/Penig in winter 2014.


Schörl (Amerika).jpg
 Mineral: Schorl, feldspar, minor apatite
 Locality:
Amerika Quarry, Penig, Mittelsachsen, Granulitgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16607 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2015 11:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Another specimen from the Beihilfe Mine near Freiberg:


FreibGAL.JPG
 Mineral: Galena, fluorite, sphalerite
 Locality:
Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrücke, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm, largest crystal 7 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15986 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2015 18:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  




BariteQtz.jpg
 Mineral: Barite, Quartz
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15704 Time(s)

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BariteQtzPohla.jpg
 Mineral: Barite, Quartz
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.0 x 7.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15738 Time(s)

BariteQtzPohla.jpg



BariteQtzPohla1.jpg
 Mineral: Barite, Quartz
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.0 x 7.3 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen
 Viewed:  15702 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 04:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Another pyromorphite from the type locality, one of the best specimens from there I've ever seen:


IMG_1181.JPG
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Heilige Dreifaltigkeit Mine, Zschopau, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 8 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14992 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 14:07    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

And another specimen from Saxony that you don't see often in this size and quality:


IMG_1154.JPG
 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Elzing Quarry, Elzing, Chemnitz, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 7 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  15233 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2016 14:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony (five shades of grey ;-))  

Five shades of grey:
;-)



IMG_1124.JPG
 Mineral: Acanthite paramorph after argentite
 Locality:
Himmelfahrt Mine, Freiberg, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 12 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14875 Time(s)

IMG_1124.JPG



IMG_1118.JPG
 Mineral: Acanthite paramorph after argentite
 Locality:
Himmelfahrt Mine, Freiberg, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 9 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14876 Time(s)

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IMG_1123.JPG
 Mineral: Acanthite paramorph after argentite
 Locality:
Himmelfahrt Mine, Freiberg, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 8 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14901 Time(s)

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IMG_1116.JPG
 Mineral: Stephanite
 Locality:
Himmelfahrt Mine, Freiberg, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 5 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14898 Time(s)

IMG_1116.JPG



IMG_1115.JPG
 Mineral: Stephanite
 Locality:
Segen Gottes Mine, Gersdorf, Roßwein, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 7 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14869 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2016 04:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

More great stuff from Saxony:
[Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photos)]:



IMG_1164.JPG
 Mineral: Erythrite
 Locality:
Siebenschlehen Mine, Shaft 10, Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14747 Time(s)

IMG_1164.JPG



IMG_1152.JPG
 Mineral: Elbaite on Quartz
 Locality:
Limbach-Oberfrohna, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14774 Time(s)

IMG_1152.JPG



IMG_1131.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variiety citrine)
 Locality:
Röthenbach, Schmiedeberg, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 20 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14741 Time(s)

IMG_1131.JPG



IMG_1172.JPG
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 25 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14853 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2016 11:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

A beautiful galena from Saxony:


IMG_1138.JPG
 Mineral: Galena with Quartz, Fluorite and Barite
 Locality:
Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 11 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14032 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2016 13:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

More Saxon specimens from the terrific exhibitions in Freiberg:


IMG_1062.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz variety agate, Quartz variety chalcedony, Fluorite
 Locality:
Johnsbach, Glashütte, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: ~ 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  14082 Time(s)

IMG_1062.JPG



IMG_1174.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz, Fluorite
 Locality:
Sauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: ~ 15 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13934 Time(s)

IMG_1174.JPG


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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2016 14:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Fluorite, Annaberg-Frohnau, Saxony


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 6x4x3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13926 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2016 02:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

An excellent fluorite, Jesse, thanks for your contribution.

Two more:



IMG_1140.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Barite
 Locality:
Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrücke, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: ~ 45 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13883 Time(s)

IMG_1140.JPG



IMG_1144.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung Mine, Obergruna, Großschirma, Mittelsachsen (Freiberg), Chemnitz, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: ~ 20 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13878 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2016 16:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Fluorite with minor amounts of Baryte, from the Bergmannisch Gluck Flacher Vein, Wismut Shaft 29b, Frohnau.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Malwine Mine, Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 9x6x4 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  13755 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 10:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Fluorite with minor amounts of Baryte, from the Bergmannisch Gluck Flacher Vein, Wismut Shaft 29b, Frohnau.
Really cool specimen! That locality produced a wide range of fluorites, from orange ones (reminiscent of the honigspat fluorites from Wölsendorf/Bavaria) and many shades of yellow, green and purple to this nearly black ones. Many of them even show zonings and different colours in one crystal. Really a nice locality for fluorite lovers :)
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 11:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Yes, I agree, along with Beihilfe Mine, many interesting fluorites. I wish I knew more about the localities but there is very little information in English, that I can find. Guess I need to learn more German language!
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 12:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Yes, I agree, along with Beihilfe Mine, many interesting fluorites. I wish I knew more about the localities but there is very little information in English, that I can find. Guess I need to learn more German language!
Eine gute Idee, Jesse ;-) Being a teacher of German, I could teach you ... I demand only one of your fluorite specimens for each lesson ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 13:18    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

As long as you don't mind a flat or two of Rogerley, I might be able to accommodate you.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 09:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

Some recent acquisitions from Saxony:


Apatit (Limbach).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite
 Locality:
Knaumühle Quarry, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Crystal floaters up to 1,2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13431 Time(s)

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Calcit (Obergruna).jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung Mine, Obergruna, Großschirma, Mittelsachsen (Freiberg), Chemnitz, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 11,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13424 Time(s)

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Autunit (Johannstadt).jpg
 Mineral: Autunite
 Locality:
Leipziger Glück Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13437 Time(s)

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Achat (Penig).jpg
 Mineral: Agate
 Locality:
Dittmannsdorf Quarry, Penig, Mittelsachsen, Granulitgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13420 Time(s)

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Helvin (Schwarzenberg).jpg
 Mineral: Helvite
 Locality:
Weidmann Mine, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Ancient find from v. Knobelsdorff collection (via Berlin Natural History Museum)
 Viewed:  13421 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2016 10:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony  

...and a nice miniature from the Vogtland area:


Topas (Schneckenstein).jpg
 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Schneckenstein cliff, Tannenbergsthal, Muldenhammer, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 3 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
1 cm crystal on matrix with old August Böttcher label (around 1915).
 Viewed:  13472 Time(s)

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