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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2015 09:04    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Many of these specimens, at first glance you think "very nice" until you look at the sizes of the crystals or specimens... Then you think "Holy cow! These are all just worlds apart from the rubble I collect!"

BTW, that German Fluorite is beyond outstanding...as is everything else.
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2015 09:28    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

GneissWare wrote:
Many of these specimens, at first glance you think "very nice" until you look at the sizes of the crystals or specimens... Then you think "Holy cow! These are all just worlds apart from the rubble I collect!"

... and this is precisely why this very special museum is worth the 3 to 4 hours flight journey from Europe!
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2015 18:30    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 14  

Images of the Collection / 14


706.jpg
 Mineral: Vanuralite
 Locality:
Mounana Mine, Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 11,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Lanceted orange-yellow crystals sandwiched in sandstone
MIM number: 706
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33242 Time(s)

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707.jpg
 Mineral: Atacamite
 Locality:
New Cornwall Mine, Kadina, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 7,5 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,0 cm
Sheaf of large, dark green crystals with slightly irregular terminations and small brilliant crystals with perfect terminations in the form of a chisel
MIM number 707
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33255 Time(s)

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708.jpg
 Mineral: Liroconite
 Locality:
Wheal Gorland, Saint Day, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 5,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,8 cm
Block of rather intact crystals of turquoise color covering a cream-colored gangue
MIM number 708
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33260 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 10,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 10,6 cm
Double twin in a V and in a tetrapod shape
MIM number 709
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33324 Time(s)

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710.jpg
 Mineral: Plumbogummite
 Locality:
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 6,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Dark blue coating studded with brilliant balls of green campylite
MIM number 710
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33276 Time(s)

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711.jpg
 Mineral: Zeunerite
 Locality:
Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 7,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,5 cm
Intact green-blue tablets developed on magnesite
MIM number 711
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33413 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Iodargyrite
 Locality:
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 7,5 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,1 cm
Aggregate of well formed, brown hexagonal crystals on a limonite gangue
MIM number 712
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33231 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 6,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Intact ball of small, transparent blood red points on black micro-crystallized manganite
MIM number 713
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33217 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Orpiment
 Locality:
Jiepaiyu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan, China
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 9,5 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 5,2 cm
Sheaf of long, transparent, amber-colored crystals on white calcite, with a calcite scalenohedron penetrating one of the crystals at mid-height and some small red realgar crystals
MIM number 714
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33255 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cuprosklodowskite
 Locality:
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 9,5 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Aggregates of bright green apple balls with other uranium-bearing minerals (probably sklodowskite) on a bed of malachite
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
MIM number 715
 Viewed:  33361 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2015 16:11    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 15  

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716.jpg
 Mineral: Cafarsite
 Locality:
Scherbadung, Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 2,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,7 cm
Small, lustrous, brown complex crystal that is perfectly crystallized
MIM number 716
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33155 Time(s)

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717.jpg
 Mineral: Thaumasite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 4,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,1 cm
Aggregate of transparent, pale yellow hexagonal crystals
MIM number 717
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33077 Time(s)

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718.jpg
 Mineral: Luanheite
 Locality:
Los Bordos Mine, Elisa de Bordos mining area, Pabellón, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 8,5 x 1,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : -
Dendritic crystals in arborescent form in 2 dimensions
MIM number 718
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33096 Time(s)

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720.jpg
 Mineral: Herderite
 Locality:
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 8,5 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 8,5 cm
Large, sharp-edged, translucent crystal of lavender color
MIM number 720
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33130 Time(s)

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721.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Onganja (Emke) Mine, Helen Farm 235, Onganja mining area, Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 14,0 x 8,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 5,9 cm
Sharp-edged, perfectly crystallized green crystals covered with a green malachite coating, and having developed on the edges of a massive white calcite matrix .
MIM number 721
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33214 Time(s)

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722.jpg
 Mineral: Tantalite
 Locality:
Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 7,5 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 15,8 cm
Intact, sharp-edged, opaque, brown-black single crystal
MIM number722
Photographer :Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33090 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sanidine
 Locality:
Itrongay (Itrongahy), Mahasoa East Commune, Betroka District, Anosy Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 4,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 10,7 cm
Transparent, yellow single crystal with some internal veils and a very sharp-edged upper part with very clear, classic faces of orthoclase
MIM number 723
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33165 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl
 Locality:
Tsaramanga pegmatite (Tongafeno pegmatite), Comunidad Mahaiza, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 25,0 x 20,0 x 52,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 52,0 cm
Large hexagonal column in translucent dark blue in some areas, with a widened and well terminated head
MIM number 724
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33227 Time(s)

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725.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety heliodor)
 Locality:
Fitampito Commune, Ikalamavony District, Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 9,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 11,5 cm
Large honey yellow crystal, the interior of which is limpid and the edges covered in natural dissolution patterns
MIM number 725
 Viewed:  33062 Time(s)

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719.jpg
 Mineral: Ferberite
 Locality:
Tazna Mine (Tazna-Rosario Mine), Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 8,5 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 10,2 cm
Perfect black twin in the shape of a sharp-edged butterfly
MIM number 719
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33105 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2015 16:22    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 16  

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726.jpg
 Mineral: Ixiolite
 Locality:
Mavorano, Ambositra District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 4,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,5 cm
Well terminated, metamict single crystal covered in a cream-colored film
MIM number 726
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32769 Time(s)

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727.jpg
 Mineral: Ixiolite
 Locality:
Mavorano, Ambositra District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 4,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,5 cm
Well terminated, metamict single crystal covered in a cream-colored film
MIM number 726
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32855 Time(s)

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728.jpg
 Mineral: Betafite
 Locality:
Vorondolo Massif, Fandriana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 4,5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 3,2 cm
Floating group of cream-colored crystals, very well crystallized and intact
MIM number 728
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32824 Time(s)

728.jpg



729.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 6,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 8,5 cm
Group of two intact, parallel hexagonal prisms with a trace of quartz; the crystals have some inclusion, and their core is less green than the edges
MIM number 729
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  33070 Time(s)

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730.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald) on Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 6,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,7 cm
Well terminated, transparent, green dodecagonal prism having developed on a blade of gray calcite
MIM number 730
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32919 Time(s)

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731.jpg
 Mineral: Euclase
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 2,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,6 cm
Perfectly crystallized and intact, limpid, blue turquoise crystal
MIM number 731
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32893 Time(s)

731.jpg



732.jpg
 Mineral: Babingtonite
 Locality:
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 11,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,6 cm
Aggregate of hoppered crystals developed on a blade of matrix covered with colorless quartz crystals and pale green balls of prehnite
MIM number 732
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32755 Time(s)

732.jpg



733.jpg
 Mineral: Spessartine on Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 25,0 x 25,0 x 16,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 0,8 cm
Group of intact smoky quartz crystals covered with rather brilliant, transparent, orange spessartine crystals
MIM number 733
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32770 Time(s)

733.jpg



734.jpg
 Mineral: Cassiterite
 Locality:
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 5,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,3 cm
Perfect, lustrous quadratic prism terminated on the two sides by sharp-edged pyramids, a quadratic but rather tabular side crystal developed in the middle, and a remainder of flesh-colored coating
MIM number 734
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32884 Time(s)

734.jpg



735.jpg
 Mineral: Erythrite
 Locality:
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 11,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 2,5 cm
Plate covered with rather intact thick crystals, some being in the form of rosettes
MIM number 735
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32812 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2015 17:20    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 17  

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736.jpg
 Mineral: Thortveitite
 Locality:
Ljoslandsknipan (Thortveitittgruva), Knipan, Ljosland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 2,5 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,5 cm
Shiny, cream-colored crystal with the top rather well terminated
MIM number 736
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32598 Time(s)

736.jpg



737.jpg
 Mineral: Leifite
 Locality:
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 3,5 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,6 cm
Lustrous, light purple half-ball of 3.2cm in diameter on a little bit of gangue
MIM number 737
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32527 Time(s)

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738.jpg
 Mineral: Tantalite-(Mn)
 Locality:
Equador, Parelhas, Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 5,0 cm
Perfect, dark red prism on a dull smoky quartz crystal; a little albite at the base
MIM number 738
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32570 Time(s)

738.jpg



739.jpg
 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 16,5 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 8,5 cm
Large, colorless polysynthetic crystal on a massive halite matrix
MIM number 739
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32536 Time(s)

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740.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Gibraltar Mine, Cueva de las Espadas, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 11,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 14,1 cm
Thick, colorless, double terminated trapezoid driven through the middle onto a brown limonite gangue
MIM number 740
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32593 Time(s)

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741.jpg
 Mineral: Diaspore
 Locality:
Menderes Massif, Muğla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 3,5 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 10,5 cm
Green/pink dichroic, transparent twinned crystal in an asymmetrical V-shape
MIM number 741
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32545 Time(s)

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742.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia, USA
 Dimensions: 17,5 x 12,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 8,6 cm
3 large, brilliant crystals with red reflections on brown metamorphic rock
MIM number 742
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32531 Time(s)

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743.jpg
 Mineral: Sylvanite
 Locality:
Emperor Mine, Vatukoula, Tavua, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 Dimensions: 18,0 x 10,0 x 16,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 2,1 cm
Row of brilliant, silvery acicular crystals set on a drusy crystal covered in micro-crystallized quartz
MIM number 743
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32542 Time(s)

743.jpg



744.jpg
 Mineral: Poudretteite
 Locality:
Pein-Pyit, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division), Myanmar (Burma)
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 2,0 x 2,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,7 cm
Translucent, pale brown/pink, dihexagonal, double terminated prism
MIM number 744
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32534 Time(s)

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745.jpg
 Mineral: Thorianite
 Locality:
Ambatomika, Tranomaro, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar), Madagascar
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 3,5 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 5,2 cm
Black parallelepiped of dimensions 3.7 X 3.0 X 2.9 cm, rather well formed with an interpenetration twin
MIM number745
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2015 11:24    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 18  

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746.jpg
 Mineral: Thortveitite
 Locality:
Befanamo pegmatite, Anjozorobe District, Analamanga Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 4,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 5,2 cm
Group of somewhat well terminated, greenish crystals on a splinter of quartz
MIM number 746
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32425 Time(s)

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747.jpg
 Mineral: Hydrocerussite
 Locality:
Mendip Hills, Somerset, South West England, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 8,0 x 10,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 3,4 cm
Rosettes of rounded, cream-colored primary crystals inside a calcite geode
MIM number 747
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32381 Time(s)

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748.jpg
 Mineral: Analcime
 Locality:
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 8,0 x 10,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 14,2 cm
Large, intact, white polyhedral crystal with some side crystals; natrolite and small needles of aegirine
MIM number 748
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32377 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sanidine
 Locality:
Itrongay (Itrongahy), Mahasoa East Commune, Betroka District, Anosy Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 7,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 11,5 cm
Completely transparent, canary yellow monocrystal with clearly visible faces
MIM number 751
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32517 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Phenakite
 Locality:
Anjanabonoina, Ambohimanambola, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 2,0 x 2,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,1 cm
Intact, well formed crystal with a white lower part and a transparent, amber-colored upper part
 Viewed:  32400 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 28,0 x 25,0 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 8,0 cm
Large, intact sheet of transparent tablets of amber-colored Baryte with small, lenticular white calcite crystals
MIM number 753
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32419 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Henmilite
 Locality:
Fuka Mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 21,0 x 17,0 x 13,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 0,7 cm
Large block of white olshanskyite in thick strips, sprinkled with numerous small crystals of very well formed, dark blue henmilite
MIM number 754
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32400 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ludlamite
 Locality:
Huanuni Mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 5,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 2,8 cm
Tufts of lustrous, dark green, diamond-shaped crystals on micro-crystallized pyrite
MIM number 755
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32440 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 6,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 1,9 cm
Perfect, very sharp-edged and shiny octahedron on a piece of granitic gangue
MIM number 756
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32383 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaïte
 Locality:
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 7,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,3 cm
Sheaf of fine, very brilliant black crystals sprinkled with perfect, greenish crystals of beta-quartz (2.7cm maximum)
MIM number 757
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32420 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2015 04:41    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I can't find words for that, what a great collection! Some of the specimens are beyond any imagination, like the emeralds, the giant green cuprite and the insane euclase above ... and they even have superb specimens of minerals I never heard of ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2015 14:37    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 19  

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 Mineral: Microcline
 Locality:
Macarani, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
 Dimensions: 52,0 x 35,0 x 27,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 46,0 cm
Very well formed, bright green-blue single crystal with 2 faces selectively covered by microcrystals of black schorl and some very small topaz crystals
MIM number 758
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32232 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gold on Quartz
 Locality:
Mockingbird Mine, Colorado area, Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,5 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 2,8 cm
Very brilliant, sharp-edged polyhedric crystals on a white quartz matrix; a well terminated quartz crystal is partially imprisoned in the gold block.
MIM number 761
 Viewed:  32163 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 4,0 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,2 cm
Perfect hexagonal pyramid, transparent and blood red, with small side crystals at the base
MIM number 762
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32231 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Clinoclase
 Locality:
Wheal Muttrall (Wheal Muttrell), Wheal Gorland, Saint Day, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 4,4 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 0,0 cm
Crust of dark blue crystals on liroconite
MIM number 764
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32184 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Witherite
 Locality:
Fallowfield Mine, Acomb, Hexham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 8,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,5 cm
Intact, white, double terminated, pseudo-hexagonal crystals
MIM number 765
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32181 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena on Dolomite
 Locality:
Mogul Mine, Silvermines District, County Tipperary, Ireland
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 6,0 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 3,1 cm
Lustrous gray crystal on cream-coloured, micro-crystallized dolomite
MIM number 766
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32146 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite with Fluorapatite and Bertrandite
 Locality:
Akchatau, Shet, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 11,5 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 3,4 cm
Plate of opaque purple octahedrons with several transparent blue apatites (max 11mm) and tufts of white bertrandite
MIM number 767
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32246 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety cuprian adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 6,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 0,0 cm
Brilliant balls of apple green color
MIM number 768
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32187 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Herderite
 Locality:
Chhappu, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 6,4 cm
Perfect, very sharp-edged, smooth, green floating crystal; a little clevelandite
MIM number 769
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  32131 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorapatite (Apatite Group)
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 4,0 x 8,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,2 cm
Perfect purple crystals on a thin re-crystallized quartz section of 14.5cm
MIM number 770
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  31796 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2015 15:30    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 20  

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 Mineral: Elbaïte with Quartz and Albite
 Locality:
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 19,5 x 21,0 x 20,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 23,5 cm
4 intact crystals exhibiting the two types of polarities on an albite matrix with smoky quartz, lepidolite and an orthoclase crystal on the periphery
MIM number 771
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  31775 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Diamond
 Locality:
Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size : 4,7 cm
Intact, translucent, amber colored half-octahedron with corrosion patterns, crystallized lower portion and yellow gem points; 328 carats
MIM number 772
Photographer : Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  31837 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Mesolite
 Locality:
Pashan Hills, Khadakwasla Dam, Pashan, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 18,0 x 18,0 x 16,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 9,0 cm
Half-ball of well formed needles
MIM number 773
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31779 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Bornite
 Locality:
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 7,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0,9 cm
Block of cubic crystals with curved, interpenetrated faces
MIM number 774
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31818 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Goosecreekite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 15,0 x 12,5 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
White ball of 7.7cm in diameter on a gangue with pale green pseudo-cubic apophyllite
MIM number 775
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31881 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorapatite (Apatite Group)
 Locality:
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Victoria de Durango, Municipio Durango, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,5 cm
Translucent yellow crystal with a well terminated upper part on a thin gangue
MIM number 776
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31781 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 21,0 x 10,0 x 30,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 25,0 cm
2 transparent double terminated crystals in a beautiful blue and in an X-shape
MIM number 777
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31821 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine) on Albite
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 29,0 x 24,0 x 14,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 12,5 cm
Crystals with a perfect, transparent upper portion on a sheet of albite that seems to be floating
MIM number 778
Photographer: James Elliott (Fine Minerals International)
 Viewed:  31883 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group , Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 21,0 x 19,0 x 14,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,1 cm
Intact, rounded tabular crystals in a mustard color
MIM number 779
Photographer: James Elliott (Fine Minerals International)
 Viewed:  31877 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 21,0 x 19,0 x 14,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 27,8 cm
Sheaf of 3 transparent crystals with perfect terminations
MIM number 780
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31819 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2015 14:22    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 21  

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 Mineral: Fluorite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 12,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,9 cm
Perfect, sharp-edged, transparent pink octahedron on a Muscovite gangue
MIM number 781
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31613 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 18,0 x 10,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 7,8 cm
Black/dark purple polysynthetic octahedron on an intact gangue
MIM number 782
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31563 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 15,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 13,6 cm
Assembly of perfect, colorless and brilliant complex crystals becoming pink-orange under ultraviolet radiation
MIM number 783
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31548 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite with Aragonite inclusions and Quartz
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 21,0 x 19,0 x 19,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 21,0 cm
Large, translucent, honey-colored complex crystal with inclusions of aragonite hairs, on a thin sheet of quartz
MIM number 784
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31630 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 7,5 x 11,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,8 cm Bush of crystals elongated into perfect, intact, brilliant hexagonal prisms
MIM number 785
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31604 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 9,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,7 cm
Ball of brilliant, short hexagonal prisms
MIM number 786
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31558 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite on Quartz and with Hübnerite
 Locality:
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 12,0 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 11,6 cm
Large, translucent red rhombohedron on quartz crystals; strips of hubnerite
MIM number 787
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31629 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz on Albite and with Fluorite and Mica
 Locality:
Yuno, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 15,0 x 15,0 x 10,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,0 cm
Two perfect, transparent, champagne-colored crystals -- one crystal is not as well formed-- the whole on a white albite matrix with some more coarsely formed green fluorites and corroded mica crystals
MIM number 788
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31681 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilmenite and Quartz
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 7,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,3 cm
Sharp-edged tablets covered with an orange coating with a smoky quartz crystal
MIM number 790
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31623 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ettringite with Calcite, Gaudefroyite and Hematite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 7,5 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,8 cm
Three lemon yellow crystals, one of them complete, on a matrix covered with calcite, gaudefroyite and hematite
MIM number 791
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  31571 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2015 11:10    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I can't believe my eyes ... the sizes of those specimens!!!!!!!!!! :o
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2015 00:13    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Hello Tobi
I am nearsighted, this is why I tried to collect large specimens :-)
Thank you for your comments: you should make it to Beirut to see all these minerals in person in the MIM museum!
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2015 10:21    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 22  

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 Mineral: Gold on Quartz
 Locality:
Mockingbird Mine, Colorado area, Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 6,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Large hoppered crystals --elongated, brilliant and sharp-edged-- some quartz crystals are more coarsely formed. Analysis showed the following composition: 88% Au, 12%Ag
MIM number 793
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30903 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gold on Quartz
 Locality:
Mockingbird Mine, Colorado area, Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 13,0 x 8,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,2 cm
Block in the form of a bonsai made up of sharp-edged and complex crystals on a little matrix at the base. Analysis showed the following composition: 88% Au, 12% Ag
MIM number 794
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  30955 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Platinum
 Locality:
Konder, Aldan shield, Ayan-Maya District, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 5,0 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,7 cm
Large, elongated nugget with chromite inclusions
MIM number 795
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30954 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Polylithionite with Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 3,5 x 1,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,0 cm
Rosette toppped with a perfect equilateral triangle of rhodochrosite measuring 1.9cm
MIM number 796
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30822 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily, Italy
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 8,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,7 cm
Large, perfect, translucent brown crystal on a bituminous gangue
MIM number 797
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30936 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite with Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 12,0 x 12,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 10,9 cm
Large, pink, sharp-edged octahedron with smooth faces; with a small side crystal
MIM number 799
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30977 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite with Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 16,0 x 10,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,9 cm
Four light pink, perfectly sharp-edged and smooth octahedrons with “phantoms”
MIM number 800
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30879 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Vivianite
 Locality:
Cigana Mine (Jocão Mine), Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 16,0 x 15,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,7 cm
Translucent green lozenges developed on the base of a perfect quartz crystal
MIM number 801
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30883 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Anhydrite
 Locality:
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 23,5 x 14,0 x 24,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 20,0 cm
Bluish fans, edges covered with calcite
MIM number 802
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30889 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 25,5 x 15,0 x 31,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 28,0 cm
Intact, translucent white Jacaré (or crocodile) quartz crystal with 2 side crystals
MIM number 803
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30880 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 17,0 x 17,0 x 23,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 21,0 cm
Large, transparent, slightly pinkish twinned crystal on brown quartz spur, becoming pink-orange under ultraviolet radiation
MIM number 804
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30736 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite
 Locality:
Furnace Quarry, Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 9,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,2 cm
Rather well formed half-octahedron on massive calcite and willemite
MIM number 805
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30788 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aegirine with Orthoclase and Quartz
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 16,0 x 12,0 x 17,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 11,0 cm
Tangle of well terminated, intact, brilliant crystals with small crystals of orthoclase and quartz
MIM number 806
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30943 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Bere Alston Mines, Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 11,5 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,6 cm
Bright blue crystals on a matrix of white quartz
MIM number 807
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30835 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Kainosite
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Sheaf of fairly well terminated, widened, cream-colored crystals
MIM number 808
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30777 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Cleator Moor Iron Mines, Cleator Moor, Copeland, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 10,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 11,4 cm
Aggregates of brilliant black kidneys
MIM number 809
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30767 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Zoïsite (variety tanzanite) with Graphite
 Locality:
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 10,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,3 cm
Translucent, intact crystal on a graphite matrix
MIM number 811
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30839 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Thomsonite, Natrolite and Inesite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 9,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,1 cm
Two balls of white scales, with natrolite epitaxy on inesite
MIM number 812
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30743 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Thomsonite
 Locality:
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 11,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,7 cm
Five cream-colored fibrous balls on basalt
MIM number 813
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30736 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 17,0 x 15,0 x 25,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 23,5 cm
Intact sheaf in the form of flowers and kidneys with brown-red coloration
MIM number 814
 Viewed:  30780 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2015 10:10    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Too great! I'm so in love with that blue fluorite on white matrix from England ♥♥♥
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2015 10:46    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 24  

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 Mineral: Galkhaite
 Locality:
Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mountains, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,5 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0,5 cm
Small, intact, sharp-edged red cubes on a gray gangue
MIM number 815
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30277 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Zoïsite (variety tanzanite)
 Locality:
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 5,0 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 11,3 cm
Large, trichroic, gemmy crystal with a perfectly terminated upper part, the principal face violet, and the lateral face blue
MIM number 816
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  30321 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Fluorite
 Locality:
Jinchengjiang District, Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 15,0 x 15,0 x 20,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 11,0 cm
Perfect, colorless, hexagonal prisms on a gangue made of cubes of pale fluorite
MIM number 817
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30186 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Huangpolong Mine, Shaft No. 884, Leiping, Guiyang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 13,0 x 9,0 x 12,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 7,8 cm
Shiny, colorless, double terminated hexagonal prism with inclusion on a thin black gangue
MIM number 818
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30166 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 8,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,6 cm
Rounded, turquoise blue rhombohedrons on a white gangue
MIM number 819
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30244 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 20,0 x 15,0 x 12,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 9,0 cm
Gwindel with good torsion angle and crystals of limpid smoky quartz
MIM number 820
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30248 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Powellite on Scolecite
 Locality:
Pandulena Hills, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 17,0 x 15,0 x 12,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,8 cm
Perfect, pale yellow double terminated crystal on a bush of scolecite needles
MIM number 821
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30227 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartite with Quartz and Schorl
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 6,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,5 cm
Perfect dark red crystal without the cracks that one generally finds in crystals from this mine; developed on crystals of double terminated quartz, small crystals of schorl
MIM number 822
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  30238 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Anilite
 Locality:
Dzhezkazgan Mine, Shaft 55, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 8,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,1 cm
Deformed, lustrous black pyramids on a gangue
MIM number 824
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30208 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cafarsite
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 9,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,7 cm
Dull brown symmetrical crystal on the edge of a granitic rock
MIM number 826
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30202 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2015 13:17    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Beautiful Tanzanite. Most impressive.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2015 12:21    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 25  

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 Mineral: Senarmontite
 Locality:
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Ain Beida, Constantine Province, Algeria
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 6,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size:1,8 cm
Carpet of beige octahedrons on a gangue
MIM number 827
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30005 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Eudidymite on Quartz (variety smoky) and with Aegirine
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 6,0 x 5,0 x 15,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,1 cm
Fan of blades crowning a quartz crystal measuring 14.7cm, with small crystals of aegirine
MIM number 829
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29953 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 16,0 x 13,5 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,0 cm
Sheet of curved, intact, brilliant yellow and olive green-colored crystals
MIM number 830
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29942 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Apatite (Group)
 Locality:
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 7,5 x 25,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,0 cm
Stack of green hexagonal prisms
MIM number 831
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29927 Time(s)

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832.jpg
 Mineral: Apatite (Group)
 Locality:
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 19,0 x 16,0 x 12,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,9 cm
Stack of green prisms on an aggregate of apatite crystals
MIM number 832
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29959 Time(s)

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833.jpg
 Mineral: Apatite (Group)
 Locality:
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 18,5 x 13,0 x 15,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,5 cm
Aggregate of crystallized columns in beige and green, taking on a “Jacaré” (crocodile skin) aspect
MIM number 833
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29969 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stibiotantalite
 Locality:
Muiâne, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 9,0 x 8,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 12,0 cm
Partially translucent, honey-colored pyramid with iridescence, in the shape of a beveled topaz
MIM number 834
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  29990 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Argyrodite
 Locality:
Colquechaca (Aullagas), Chayanta Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 4,0 x 2,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Aggregate of rather sharp-edged, metallic gray crystals
MIM number 835
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29949 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Mordenite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Chakan, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 19,0 x 12,0 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
White balls in a basalt geode with calcite and chalcedony
MIM number 836
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29953 Time(s)

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837.jpg
 Mineral: Chlorargyrite
 Locality:
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 6,5 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0,3 cm
Coral of green crystals that appear to be melted on a white kaolin matrix
MIM number 837
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29968 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2015 13:02    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I can't find words for that 16 cm (!!!) Bunker Hill pyro ...
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