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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2015 17:30    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 26  

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 Mineral: Parahopeite
 Locality:
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Kabwe-Ka Mukuba), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia
 Dimensions: 16,5 x 10,0 x 10,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,1 cm
Yellow, sharp-edged tabular crystals on a matrix, at the base of which there are colorless crystals of what is probably hopeite (max 1cm)
MIM number 838
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30050 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Phosgenite with Galena
 Locality:
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,0 x 8,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 9,3 cm
Large, tabular gem crystal, amber-colored, on a galena matrix
MIM number 839
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30071 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite with Malachite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 17,5 x 12,5 x 8,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 16,6 cm
Sheaf of large, lanceted and sharp-edged blue crystals
MIM number 840
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30068 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Geocronite
 Locality:
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 4,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,5 cm
Twins in an elbow shape made of two sharp-edged gray crystals covered with a brown coating; this variety of geocronite is apparently rich in bismuth
Mim number 841
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  30050 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluor-liddicoatite
 Locality:
Bevaondrano pegmatite, Ikalamavony District, Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 2,0 x 2,0 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,5 cm
Limpid green crystal, with a recrystallized lower part in pink
MIM number 844
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30076 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Casatscha Valley, Cristallina Valley, Medel Valley, Medel (Lucmagn), Surselva Region, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 22,0 x 20,0 x 16,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 12,2 cm
White interpenetrated Manebach twins
MIM number 845
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30028 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stokesite with limonite and Albite
 Locality:
Urucum Mine, Galiléia, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 9,0 x 11,5 cm
 Description:
Brilliant pearl white balls on limonite and albite
MIM number 847
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30084 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena and Siderite
 Locality:
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 6,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Large crystal beside a smaller one of 1.5cm on siderite and quartz
MIM number 848
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30046 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Chalcocite
 Locality:
St Ives Consols, St Ives, St Ives District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 10,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,3 cm
Block of complex pseudo-hexagonal crystals, black and partially brilliant
MIM number 850
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  30106 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Phosgenite and Cerussite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 13,0 x 12,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 10,5 cm
Perfect amber-colored crystal with pointed termination, in the middle of other, more coarsely formed crystals, and a small cerussite crystal at the base
MIM number 851
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  30179 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 00:20    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

The Azurite is absolutely stunning.
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 04:17    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Incredible specimens!!
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 10:38    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

That Neudorf galena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 13:40    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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I know - amazing!
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2015 07:46    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 27  

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 Mineral: Boleite
 Locality:
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 5,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,0 cm
Five perfect crystals on an earthy gangue
MIM number 852
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29645 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrargyrite on Quartz
 Locality:
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 13,0 x 13,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,1 cm
Rosette of brilliant crystals on the edge of a sheet covered with small white quartz crystals
MIM number 853
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29648 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorapatite (Apatite Group) on Albite
 Locality:
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 15,0 x 10,5 x 13,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 7,3 cm
Two large, perfect, flat hexagonal crystals in a dark green color on a brilliant matrix of albite
MIM number 854
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29706 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 2,0 x 2,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,2 cm
Beautifully colored double terminated crystal, two-thirds transparent
MIM number 855
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29642 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Szenicsite
 Locality:
Jardinera número 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 6,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Sheaf of sparkling green tablets, not very well crystallized, with a small pocket of small, well defined and very brilliant crystals
MIM number 856
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29625 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 5,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,1 cm
Pale green rhombododecahedron with windows
MIM number 857
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29687 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Sangulungulu Hill (Nani Hill), Naan village, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 3,5 x 3,5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,7 cm
Translucent, tangerine-colored, trapezoidal icositetrahedron with some inclusions
MIM number 858
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29738 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Jeremejevite and Schorl
 Locality:
Ameib Farm 60 (Ameib Farm), Usakos, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 0,5 x 0,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,5 cm
Large crystal, 3/4 blue and 1/4 white, with complete terminations, a small side crystal and small crystals of schorl
MIM number 859
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29622 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Brookite on Quartz
 Locality:
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 5,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,1 cm
Large, brilliant, brown blades on a blade of white quartz
MIM number 860
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29787 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Tantalite-(Mn) with Albite and Muscovite
 Locality:
Mawi Pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 9,0 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,5 cm
Perfect tiered red crystal on a slightly bluish white albite matrix
Mim number 861
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29685 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2015 13:02    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 28  

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862.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Karo Pit, D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 5,0 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,6 cm
Shiny, transparent, green crystal with a terminated (and probably twinned) upper portion
MIM number 862
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29536 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorapatite (Apatite Group) on Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 11,0 x 11,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,7 cm
Two practically intact pink crystals on a muscovite matrix
MIM number 863
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29505 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 14,0 x 9,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 9,7 cm
Intact, clear, colorless complex crystal with another white calcite crystal in the form of a handle penetrating the former; the colorless crystal becomes pink-orange under ultraviolet radiation
MIM number 864
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29504 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: 16,0 x 11,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Brilliant orange-yellow hoppered crystals, rather well separated, on limonite gangue
MIM number 865
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29514 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 10,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,3 cm
Intact, shiny, apple green hoppered crystals
MIM number 866
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29516 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Vanadinite with Barite
 Locality:
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 13,0 x 10,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,6 cm
Large, intact, lustrous, red crystals on white Baryte, the ensemble having apparently been found “floating” in the mine (no visible attachment)
MIM number 867
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29581 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Pederneira Claim, São José da Safira, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 3,5 x 20,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 18,4 cm
V-shaped sheaf of intact, translucent, light blue crystals. The group seems to be a floater.
MIM number 868
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29479 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Scheelite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 16,0 x 11,5 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 9,6 cm
Lustrous orange crystal with a transparent summit
MIM number 869
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29597 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite with Stibnite
 Locality:
Xianhuang Mine (Xianhuangkuang Mine), Jinchengjiang District, Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 17,0 x 10,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size:14,9 cm
Large, intact, translucent, yellow twinned crystal with stibnite tufts
MIM number 870
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29530 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz with Muscovite and Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Ural, Russia
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 10,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,0 cm
Transparent blue pinacoid on albite and muscovite with smoky quartz
MIM number 871
Photographer: James Elliott (FMl)
 Viewed:  29590 Time(s)

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872.jpg
 Mineral: Bastnäsite-(Ce)
 Locality:
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 6,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,1 cm
Perfect hexagonal prism, honey-colored with hair-like inclusions (most likely astrophyllite)
MIM number 872
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29188 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Anglesite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5,0 x 3,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,6 cm
Limpid, shiny, yellow crystal with very sharp-edged faces on a galena matrix
MIM number 874
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29212 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Brookite with Quartz
 Locality:
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 2,0 x 2,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,7 cm
Two red, transparent crystals with a small side crystal
MIM number 876
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29093 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky) japan law twin
 Locality:
Tiro Estrella Mine, El Capitan Mountains, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 8,0x7,0x6,5cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,4cm
Perfect Japan Law twin of brilliant, transparent smoky quartz
MIM number 877
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29610 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 7,5 x 13,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,4 cm
Perfect colorless cubes surrounding a thin cream-colored gangue
MIM number 878
Photographer: James Elliott (FMl)
 Viewed:  29164 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spodumene
 Locality:
Kunar Province (Konar), Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 5,5 x 22,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 23,0 cm
Crystal with very visible twinning at the summit, brilliant, with a purple/pink top and a colorless middle and bottom
MIM number 879
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29129 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
McEarl Mine, Blue Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 12,5 x 23,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 22,0 cm
Perfect single crystal --clear, colorless, lustrous and in a whistle shape-- with a small side crystal at the basis
MIM number 880
Photographer: James Elliott (FMI)
 Viewed:  29104 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Fluorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 18,0 x 12,0 x 11,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 8,8 cm
Intact, transparent, amber-colored twinned crystal on a large purple fluorite crystal
MIM number 881
Photographer: James Elliott (Fine Minerals International)
 Viewed:  29195 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite on Quartz
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 7,0 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 4,4 cm
Perfect, lustrous parallelepiped on a rosette of white quartz crystals shaped like an artichoke
MIM number 882
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29129 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Lazulite
 Locality:
Laila base camp area, Ghanche District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 6,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,5 cm
Inky blue dipyramid with partially translucent edges
MIM number 883
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  29108 Time(s)

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884.jpg
 Mineral: Xenotime (Series)
 Locality:
Ibotirama, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
 Dimensions: 1,5 x 1,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,3 cm
Translucent, brown single crystal with good termination
MIM number 884
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28886 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: 10,0 x 5,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 6,8 cm
Yellowish crystal with an intact, gemmy upper part growing on the edge of its matrix
MIM number 885
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28881 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite on Quartz
 Locality:
Hidalgo, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 6,5 x 2,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,3 cm
Five perfect cubic crystals on a blade of white quartz
MIM number 886
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28890 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 5,5 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,2 cm
Aggregate of intact, brilliant, parallel pseudo-cubic crystals
MIM number 887
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28927 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 3,0 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,3 cm
Brilliant, interpenetrating, sharp-edged cubes
MIM number 888
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28875 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite on Calcite
 Locality:
Bote Mine, Zacatecas, Municipio Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3,0 x 3,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0,6 cm
Small, perfect, arborescent crystals emerging from a calcite matrix
MIM number 889
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28880 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 4,0 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,2 cm
Elongated ensemble of very sharp-edged crystals, some having faces that appear to be melted
MIM number 890
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28921 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Mina Chispas, Arizpe, Municipio de Arizpe, Sonora, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 6,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,5 cm
Perfect, very sharp-edged, lustrous, gray prismatic crystals
MIM number 891
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Ainu)
 Viewed:  28987 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Polybasite
 Locality:
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 5,0 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,5 cm
Perfect gray rosette on a white matrix
MIM number 892
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28897 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Polybasite
 Locality:
Mina Chispas, Arizpe, Municipio de Arizpe, Sonora, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 6,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,8 cm
Rosette of black lamellar crystals
MIM number 894
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28983 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2015 23:59    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Ahh, so MIM got the famous Dick Jones/Tom McKee smoky quartz twin. I always wondered where that went. What an awesome specimen!

By the way, the locality info should read Mina Tiro Estrella, El Capitan Mountains, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA. To my knowledge the El Tigre mine was a red herring implemented by Dick Jones to throw other field collectors off the trail of the actual locality.

I am currently the claim owner and am in the process of writing an article about the locality.

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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2015 01:40    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Philip Simmons wrote:
...By the way, the locality info should read Mina Tiro Estrella, El Capitan Mountains, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA...

Fixed -> https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=61226 in https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=47056#47056

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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2015 15:41    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

It is the depth of the quality of the rare species that is most impressive although I want to be first in line for both the Russian topaz and the phosgenite.
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2015 00:14    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Les Presmyk wrote:
It is the depth of the quality of the rare species that is most impressive although I want to be first in line for both the Russian topaz and the phosgenite.

Hello Les
I look forward to seeing you in Beirut to walk you through the rare species I've been lucky to collect since 1997. Actually, I must admit these are my favourite species.
Salim

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2015 12:25    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I also should have mentioned your cumengite and one that is not pictured, the Bisbee spangolite. I look forward to being able to take you up on your gracious invitation.
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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2015 02:00    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

Les Presmyk wrote:
I also should have mentioned your cumengite and one that is not pictured, the Bisbee spangolite. I look forward to being able to take you up on your gracious invitation.


Indeed. And just to name a few of the other rarities it took me a while to get in good "readable" samples: reinerite, stottite, wittichenite, chevkinite, getchellite, jalpaite, alamosite, geocronite, parahopeite, baotite, behierite, buttgenbachite, fresnoite, bikitaite, leadhillite, pezzottaite, sohngeite, oursinite, etc., all awaiting your visit...

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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2015 11:02    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 31  

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895.jpg
 Mineral: Creedite
 Locality:
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 6,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,0 cm
Tufts of purple, gemmy crystals on a gangue
MIM number 895
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27862 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Creedite
 Locality:
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4,0 x 2,5 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,6 cm
Large, perfect, purple, gemmy crystal with an side crystal
MIM number 896
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27871 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Gibraltar Mine, Cueva de las Espadas, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 13,0 x 6,5 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 12,8 cm
Colorless, almost perfect parallelogram with an side crystal
MIM number 897
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  28277 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety manganoan adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 7,5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,0 cm
Chisel-shaped crystals with dark crimson points on limonite
MIM number 898
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27899 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety manganoan adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 4,0 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Druse of crimson crystals in a ball on gangue
MIM number 899
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27951 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety manganoan adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,7 cm
Sheaf of squat, chisel-shaped crystals with violet termination
MIM number 900
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27883 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety cuprian adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10,0 x 9,0 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0,2 cm
Small green-blue crystals carpeting a limonite matrix
MIM number 901
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27854 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 9,5 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5,0 cm
Large, elongated, cream-colored crystal on limonite
MIM number 902
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27861 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 26,5 x 4,5 x 6,0 cm
 Description:
Coating of brilliant, green microscopic crystals in the form of a snake, total length 25cm
MIM number 903
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27912 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite (variety cuprian adamite)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 7,0 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,0 cm
Well defined, pale green crystals on limonite
MIM number 904
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2015 12:08    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 31  

MIM Museum wrote:
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Mineral: Creedite
Locality: Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

You even managed to get a specimen of creedite that looks aesthetic - now that's really amazing ;-)
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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2015 01:38    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 31  

Tobi wrote:
MIM Museum wrote:
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Mineral: Creedite
Locality: Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

You even managed to get a specimen of creedite that looks aesthetic - now that's really amazing ;-)

Hello Tobi
If truth be known, I did not. I must give credit to the late Miguel Romero who selected it. All I did is purchase his collection when his heirs sold it...

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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2015 05:40    Post subject: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon - Images of the Collection / 32  

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905.jpg
 Mineral: Adamite with Calcite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 8,5 x 5,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,6 cm
Pale yellow crystals and colorless calcite on limonite
MIM number 905
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27689 Time(s)

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906.jpg
 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8,0 x 8,0 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Intact, brilliant, green crystal wheels growing on the 2 faces of a thin sheet of limonite
MIM number 906
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27704 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite
 Locality:
La Bocona Mine (Bocoyna Mine), Cerro las Minitas, Municipio Guadalupe Victoria, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 4,0 x 7,0 cm
 Description:
Botryoidal blue-green coating surrounding a flat gangue
MIM number 909
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27724 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite on Goethite and limonite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 19,0 x 10,0 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 2,2 cm
White wheels with a maximum width of 4.2cm on a matrix of goethite and limonite
MIM number 910
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27697 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite on Goethite and limonite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 7,0 x 9,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,4 cm
White crystal fans on a matrix of goethite and limonite
MIM number 911
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27688 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stephanite
 Locality:
San Martín, San Martín-Sabinas District, Municipio Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9,0 x 6,0 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,0 cm
Aggregate of small, lustrous, black casks (barrels)
MIM number 912
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27703 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stephanite
 Locality:
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 3,0 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,7 cm
Two well formed, thick, gray tabular crystals
MIM number 914
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27701 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrargyrite
 Locality:
Santo Niño vein, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 7,0 x 4,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,0 cm
Aggregate of brilliant, red, tabular pseudo-hexagonal crystals
MIM number 915
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27691 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrargyrite with Calcite
 Locality:
La Luz, Municipio Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7,0 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 3,2 cm
Silvery tabular crystals and a little white calcite
MIM number 916
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27706 Time(s)

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907.jpg
 Mineral: Wurtzite
 Locality:
Bolivia
 Dimensions: 6,0 x 6,0 x 3,0 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1,1 cm
from Oruro?
Stack of gray hexagonal crystals in sheets
MIM number 907
Photographer: Augustin de Valence (Aïnu)
 Viewed:  27704 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2015 09:27    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

During the years I have visited over 100 public museums of mineralogy.
As you all can see it is a fabulous collection, well worth the trip to Beirut!
I think I may go a second time to re review all marvels and take in some more recent acquisitions.
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