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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2016 11:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

If you are able to find this specimen for me and at a bargain, I take ;).
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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2016 11:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

ploum wrote:
If you are able to find this specimen for me and a bargain, i take ;).

Fred, what if we start with a crash course on how to take decent photos of bargain specimens in the Annecy area? ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2016 15:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#440)  

Prismatic beryl crystals in parallel growth.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x50x55mm, aggregate=10mm
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x50x55mm, aggregate=10mm
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 Viewed:  10017 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x50x55mm, aggregate=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10039 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x50x55mm, aggregate=10mm
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Gachalá (#183)  

Spectacular inclusions make this beryl crystal look cloudy.
Weathered matrix.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x44x30mm, xl=22x14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9977 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x44x30mm, xl=22x14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9972 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x44x30mm, xl=22x14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9991 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Gachalá mining district, El Toro Mine, Municipio Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x44x30mm, xl=22x14mm
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 05:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#613)  

A find from the early 2000s.
Heavily included crystals with saturated color on a weathered matrix.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x24x36mm, aggregate=18x14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9894 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x24x36mm, aggregate=18x14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9921 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x24x36mm, aggregate=18x14mm
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PostPosted: Aug 28, 2016 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#616)  

Another odd termination from Chivor. Crystal is clear and double terminated.
Host rock is gray shale.

For those who are interested, there is an in depth article on the history of the Chivor mining area in the last issue of the Gems & Gemology journal:
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2016-rainier-footsteps-journey-chivor-emerald-mine
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This article focuses on Peter W. Rainier who directed the mining area of Chivor between 1926 to 1931.
Peter Rainier had a life that Indiana Jones would have been jealous of.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36x21x19mm, xl=13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9839 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36x21x19mm, xl=13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9848 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36x21x19mm, xl=13mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9862 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36x21x19mm, xl=13mm
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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2016 07:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#150)  

Aggregates in parallel growth.
The creamy/lustrous dolomite reminds me of the material coming from Piedra de Chulo but that's only a guess.
Host rock is grey shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x33x23mm, largest aggregate=18x16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9774 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x33x23mm, largest aggregate=18x16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9799 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2016 07:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Outstanding and too beautiful!
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2016 03:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
Outstanding and too beautiful!

Thanks Tobi! I got this specimen from an obscure Barcelona-based dealer. Some credit goes to him too ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2016 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#291)  

I believe the "carving marks" featured on the termination of this Beryl crystal are of the same nature as the hollow crystal phenomenon (I would like to hear some opinions on this!).

Host rock is grey shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x49x22mm, xl=16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9658 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x49x22mm, xl=16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9673 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x49x22mm, xl=16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9667 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40x49x22mm, xl=16mm
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2016 12:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
I got this specimen from an obscure Barcelona-based dealer. Some credit goes to him too ;-)
Ouuuh, that guy ... you mean J. Fabre? No, that was too obvious, let's say Jordi F. ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2016 13:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
I got this specimen from an obscure Barcelona-based dealer. Some credit goes to him too ;-)
Ouuuh, that guy ... you mean J. Fabre? No, that was too obvious, let's say Jordi F. ;-)

Yes, a Barcelona-based dealer whose initials just happen to be J.F.
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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2016 07:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#295)  

From the La Pita mining district.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: xl=25x8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9529 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: xl=25x8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9518 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: xl=25x8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9512 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: xl=25x8mm
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2016 04:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#106)  

Nice contrast between the fine-grained albite and the striated beryl aggregate.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x32x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9464 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x32x20mm, xl=9mm
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PostPosted: Sep 07, 2016 09:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#293)  

Dark-gray dolomite and calcite set in a brecciated matrix.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22x20x20mm, xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9309 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22x20x20mm, xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9312 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22x20x20mm, xl=5mm
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 04:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#319)  

Crystals with pointed terminations are only found in La Pita.
They are called locally "Botella" (bottle).
Matrix specimens are rarely seen.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9229 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9238 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 24mm
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 06:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Hi Gérard, the last specimen is fantastic!
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 08:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Gérard, the last specimen is fantastic!

Hello Pierre!
Thanks for showing your appreciation for this... single crystal or aggregate (am not too sure what this form should be called!).
It's definitely an oddity in the world of emerald.
A remote variety of this form is shown in the attached image - that's also from La Pita.
Although the crystal has the usual flat basal pinacoid termination, the faces parallel to the c-axis... are not parallel! Instead they are slightly curved. I have seen this feature only in La Pita.
Gérard



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Parisite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 06:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#318)  

Another 'botella' from La Pita.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9057 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20x5mm
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 07:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Hi Gérard. I find this last emerald specimen, as the other similar one, VERY interesting. I want to say lots of nice things about these specimens but words fail me:-)
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