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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2016 09:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A couple from a little closer to home.


TN304 Calcite ps. halite - Fairview, Major Co., Oklahoma.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite after Halite
 Locality:
Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
A calcite pseudomorph after a hoppered halite crystal.
 Viewed:  14165 Time(s)

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TN310 Galena - Kenora Mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Kenora Mine, Picher Field, Cardin, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
A cubic galena with octahedral modifications sitting on a small shard of chert.
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TN310 Galena - Kenora Mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 10:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Pyrite - Bou Nahas Mine, Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Bright metallic slightly distorted cubic pyrite crystals with a well-developed parquet pattern on the crystal faces associated with minor quartz.
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Quartz - Zhob District.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Zhob Valley, Quetta District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 6.1 cm
 Description:
Flattened transparent quartz crystal with a prominent faden string running the length of the c-axis. This was collected in October 2013. This locality is not to be confused with the other locality for faden quartz in Waziristan.
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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2016 17:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Imilchil, Morocco has been producing some nice titanites, but this one seems to be unique. It consists of a boxwork of thin plates covered with small green to brown titanite crystals with scattered acicular dark green to black actinolite.

PS. Jordi has had similar specimens analyzed and was kind enough to supply me with additional information about this specimen. Apparently, the thin plates consist of coatings of titanite over a former crystal of rutile after ilmenite.



2390 Titanite.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13897 Time(s)

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2390 Titanite macro.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: FOV ~ 2.0 cm
 Description:
A closer view of one of the boxwork plates.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 12:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

These complex hoppered gold crystals from Brazil made a big splash at the last Tucson show.


2393 Gold.jpg
 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso, Brazil
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 4.0 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2016 10:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2376 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, United Kingdom England
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 4.1 x 5.6 cm
 Description:
Colorless calcite crystals with iron-oxide included phantoms on a matrix of hematite.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2016 11:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The Illinois fluorite district has been one focus of my collecting efforts for many years. The next few posts will include a few new pieces from one of the most prolific specimen producing areas in the U.S.


2369 Fluorite - Alcoa Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Alcoa Mine, Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 8.2 cm
 Description:
A mounded cluster of tightly intergrown fluorite cubes to 2.7 cm. The gemmy, colorless cubes have a silky luster with stepped-growth faces.
 Viewed:  13752 Time(s)

2369 Fluorite - Alcoa Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.jpg



2383 Sphalerite.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
W.L. Davis-Deardorff Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.9 cm
 Description:
Lustrous dark brown sphalerite crystals to 2.0 cm associated with tiny quartz crystals. The Davis-Deardorff Mine was a great specimen producer in the 1940s and 1950s.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2016 13:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Neat to see an older Rosiclare District piece! These are incredibly rare to find...this is a nice one. The sphalerite from the Davis-Deardorff is a good example of what was found there post WW II.
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2016 12:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Jamison. Two pieces from the Denton Mine.


2370 Fluorite - Denton Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite and Galena
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.7 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
A large compound fluorite cube with isolated smaller translucent purple cubes. The interior is etched, and is composed of a myriad of tiny darker purple cubes with small, lustrous galena crystals. Collected from the Waterhole Drift in 1993.
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2370 Fluorite - Denton Mine.jpg



2386 Calcite.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.1 cm
 Description:
Lustrous orange calcite scalenohedron to 3.5 cm, perched on calcite covered purple fluorite. Collected in the main orebody by assistant mine surveyor, Dan Spivey, in 1983.
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2016 19:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

.Annabel Lee Mine


2384 Fluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Dark purple cubic fluorite crystals to 1.0 cm on edge scattered over a flat plate of sphalerite and limestone. One of the fluorite crystals appears to be a penetration twin shown in the next photo.
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2384 Fluorite.jpg



2384 Fluorite twin.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Closeup view.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2016 02:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael. The last 2 specimens are very nice (calcite and fluorite). So also all the rest.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2016 08:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Michael. The last 2 specimens are very nice (calcite and fluorite). So also all the rest.


Many thanks Pierre.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2016 13:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I am in love with the last fluorite from Annabel Lee mine.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2016 20:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I am in love with the last fluorite from Annabel Lee mine.


Thank you for your comment Philippe.
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2016 10:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from the southern Illinois Fluorite District.


2320 Celestite on strontianite.jpg
 Mineral: Celestite on Strontianite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 6.7 cm
 Description:
Spiky cream-colored strontianite crystals in a spherical arrangement with an aggregate of blue celestine coated with white Baryte.
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2320 Celestite on strontianite.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2016 12:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Because of the contrast between the Baryte and fluorite this piece was difficult to photograph. I seldom use true backlighting when photographing minerals, but decided it was worth a try in the second photo. It was the only way to show the fluorite crystals that host the Baryte without burning out the light-colored Baryte.


2385 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Lustrous, creamy white tabular Baryte crystals on purple fluorite. Mined in 1988.
 Viewed:  13114 Time(s)

2385 Barite.jpg



2385 Barite on fluorite - Annabel Lee Mine.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Same specimen with backlighting to show the fluorite.
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2385 Barite on fluorite - Annabel Lee Mine.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2016 12:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN627 Celestite - Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.8 cm
 Description:
Glassy pale blue celestine with small white calcite spheres around the base. Collected November 1987.
 Viewed:  12973 Time(s)

TN627 Celestite - Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg



TN629 Fluorite - Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
Zoned purple fluorite crystals with an unusual rectangular habit dusted with sparkling small transparent calcites and associated with yellow Baryte. Collected in May 1984.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2016 14:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Zoned crystals


TN613 Fluorite - Xianghualing Mine, Hunan Prov., China.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.9 cm
 Description:
Transparent pale green fluorite crystals with sharp zoning.
 Viewed:  12858 Time(s)

TN613 Fluorite - Xianghualing Mine, Hunan Prov., China.jpg



TN068 Fluorapatite - Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
A cluster of zoned blue and purple barrel-shaped fluorapatite crystals
 Viewed:  13137 Time(s)

TN068 Fluorapatite - Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2016 15:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael.

Do you know if the brownish inclusions in the fluorite sample TN613 are hydrocarbons?
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2016 17:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Vinoterapia wrote:
Hi Michael.

Do you know if the brownish inclusions in the fluorite sample TN613 are hydrocarbons?


Hi Vinoterapia,

I'm not certain what the inclusions are. My understanding is that the whitish/gray inclusions which form the cubic phantoms are clay. The brown may be clay or something else entirely.

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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2016 10:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Barytes


2379 Barite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 8.8 cm
 Description:
A mounded group of lustrous platy Baryte crystals ranging from snow white to tan.
 Viewed:  12705 Time(s)

2379 Barite.jpg



TN539 Barite - Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Poland.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12694 Time(s)

TN539 Barite - Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Poland.jpg



Barite - Rosebud Mine, Nevada.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Rosebud District, Pershing County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
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