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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2016 12:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2331 Dolomite ps. calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
A sculptural crust of sparkling pale mint-green cuprian dolomite pseudomorphing calcite,
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 13:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2332 Silver.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium District, Great Bear Lake, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada
 Dimensions: 4.1 x 5.6 cm
 Description:
Dendritic spinel-twinned silver etched from white calcite in altered dark gray diorite. This locality was discovered by Rod Tyson.
 Viewed:  17233 Time(s)

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2332 Silver Port Radium.jpg
 Locality:
El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium District, Great Bear Lake, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada
 Description:
Close up of above specimen showing the herringbone pattern of the silver. Several small purple fluorites are visible in bottom center of the photo.
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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2016 14:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Fluorite - Xiefang Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Xiefang Mine, Ruijin, Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 10.7 cm
 Description:
A white quartz matrix hosts two pale purple cubic fluorite crystals with polysynthetic growth and darker purple cores.
 Viewed:  17142 Time(s)

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Fluorite - Xiefang Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on quartz
 Locality:
Xiefang Mine, Ruijin, Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 10.7 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2016 13:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Pyrite - Milpillas Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7.1 x 8.7 cm, xl = 1.7 cm
 Description:
A pyrite crystal with unusual morphology and a bluish-black coating of chalcocite. These were collected from the supergene enrichment zone in 2013.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 11:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Pyrite - Brosso Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 1.4 x 2.2 cm
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 Viewed:  16959 Time(s)

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TN059 Azurite - Hanover #2 Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Hanover #2 Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2016 14:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN170 Pyrite - Wyoming Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Wyoming Mine, Gilman, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 cm
 Description:
An iron cross twinned pyrite crystal formed from the interpenetration of two pyritohedrons.
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TN089 - Quartz - Lake Balkhash.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Balkhash Lake, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
Two quartz var. amethyst crystals with distinct color zoning, attached to a small shard of matrix from the west shore of Lake Balkhash.
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2016 02:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

All of the specimens from your last post (azurite, amethyst and both pyrites) are absolutely adorable miniatures, really fine :)
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2016 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
All of the specimens from your last post (azurite, amethyst and both pyrites) are absolutely adorable miniatures, really fine :)


Thanks Tobi. While I prefer cabinet and small cabinet-sized specimens, it is just hard to pass up an aesthetic thumbnail or miniature.
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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2016 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN245 Copper - Adventure Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Adventure Mine, Greenland, Greenland Township, Ontonagon County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
Sculptural aggregate of copper crystals. Self collected in 1963 when you could roam the dumps in Michigan's upper peninsula and find plenty of copper specimens
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TN230 Beryl var. aquamarine.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl var. aquamarine
 Locality:
Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 0.8 x 2.3 cm
 Description:
Gemmy partially etched aquamarine crystal.
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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2016 12:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Tobi wrote:
All of the specimens from your last post (azurite, amethyst and both pyrites) are absolutely adorable miniatures, really fine :)
Thanks Tobi. While I prefer cabinet and small cabinet-sized specimens, it is just hard to pass up an aesthetic thumbnail or miniature.
I know. I also prefer sizes of 5-10 cm, but there are some 2-3 cm specimens in my collection that I just couldn't resist :)
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2016 11:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A couple of secondary copper minerals from Arizona.


TN297 Chrysocolla.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
Chrysocolla pseudomorphing an unknown mineral. It has been suggested that the previous mineral was either gypsum or azurite.
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Azurite - Copper Queen Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 1.6 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
Lustrous dark blue azurite crystals with a small accent spray of malachite.
 Viewed:  16442 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2016 10:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A couple more copper secondaries from Arizona.


TN293 Chrysocolla - Ray Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 1.1 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
A classic from the Ray Mine - Chrysocolla stalactites coated with a thin layer of quartz.
 Viewed:  16333 Time(s)

TN293 Chrysocolla - Ray Mine.jpg



TN286 Malachite - Copper Queen Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
A velvety sphere of malachite perched on a brown gossan matrix.
 Viewed:  16377 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2016 09:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN274 Topaz - Shigar Valley.jpg
 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
Gemmy sherry-colored topaz with a very dark green elbaite crystal emanating from a lump of bladed white albite var. cleavlandite.
 Viewed:  16245 Time(s)

TN274 Topaz - Shigar Valley.jpg



TN294 Amazonite - Glacier Peak Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline (variety amazonite)
 Locality:
Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
Microcline var. amazonite associated with smoky quartz from the Crystal Peak area.
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2016 13:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN257 Spinel - Sri Lanka.jpg
 Mineral: Spinel
 Locality:
Kolonne, Embilipitiya, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
 Dimensions: 1.4 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
An intergrown group of octahedral opaque black spinel crystals.
 Viewed:  16461 Time(s)

TN257 Spinel - Sri Lanka.jpg



TN236 Elbaite - Cruzeiro Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 0.7 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
Gemmy elbaite with a green bottom and capped with a pink pyramidal termination.
 Viewed:  16166 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2016 13:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN211 Fluororichterite - Essonville roadcut.jpg
 Mineral: Fluoro-richterite
 Locality:
Essonville roadcut, Monmouth Township, Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
Doubly-terminated fluororichterite crystal partially embedded in calcite.
 Viewed:  16060 Time(s)

TN211 Fluororichterite - Essonville roadcut.jpg



TN272 Quartz - Chirnside Claim, Colorado.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Chirnside claim, Mount White, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Two pale brown smoky quartz crystals associated with microcline from the Chirnside claim. Collected by Bill Hawes.
 Viewed:  15944 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2016 03:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Chrysocolla
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
Dimensions: 1.1 x 3.0 cm
A classic from the Ray Mine - Chrysocolla stalactites coated with a thin layer of quartz.
Very nice and spectacular (though very small) specimen, wow!
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2016 09:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks for your comment Tobi.


TN233 Quartz - Benchmark Quarry.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz variety Herkimer diamond
 Locality:
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Gemmy quartz var. Herkimer diamond on a thin shard of druzy quartz covered dolostone. Collected by my dad in August 1998.
 Viewed:  15790 Time(s)

TN233 Quartz - Benchmark Quarry.jpg



TN215 Montebrasite - Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Brazil.jpg
 Mineral: Montebrasite
 Locality:
Marcel Telirio Mine, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 1.3 x 3.1 cm
 Description:
A loose tabular crystal of montebrasite twinned on {111}.
 Viewed:  15794 Time(s)

TN215 Montebrasite - Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Brazil.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2016 10:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN283 Fluorapophyllite - Hadapsar, India.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 Locality:
Hadapsar, Poona, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
Transparent pale green prismatic apophyllite crystals associated with white stilbite.
 Viewed:  15656 Time(s)

TN283 Fluorapophyllite - Hadapsar, India.jpg



TN254 Calcite - Bor Mine, Dal'negorsk.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.7 cm
 Description:
This location is well-known for producing a wide variety of calcite forms. This piece features a transparent hexagonal crystal with a low-angled frosted rhomb termination perched on a first generation scalenohedral calcite with a basal ring of calcites attached to each face of the scalenohedron.
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TN254 Calcite - Bor Mine, Dal'negorsk.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2016 14:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hello,

The Calcite from Russia is very beautifully. Best regards,

Antonio Pedro
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2016 16:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

antoniopedro wrote:
Hello,

The Calcite from Russia is very beautifully. Best regards,

Antonio Pedro


Thank you for your comment Antonio. I am always fascinated by the multitude of forms that calcite exhibits.

Michael
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