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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2017 15:58    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Collection


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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Rodna Mountains, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 80mm x 55mm x 50mm
 Description:
ex Robert C. Lambert
 Viewed:  7431 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Rodna Mountains, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 80mm x 55mm x 50mm
 Description:
ex Robert C. Lambert
 Viewed:  7439 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Rodna Mountains, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 80mm x 55mm x 50mm
 Description:
ex Robert C. Lambert
 Viewed:  7452 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2017 16:06    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Cuprite


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 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 48mm x 45mm x 23mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7460 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2017 16:14    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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Cuprite

A nice cuprite. I guess it's transparent deep red with well defined crystals, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2017 16:57    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Carles Millan wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
Cuprite

A nice cuprite. I guess it's transparent deep red with well defined crystals, isn't it?


Hello Carles,

The Cuprite was acquired from Jordi at Tucson last year. It has an excellent deep red​ color but the luster prevents the color from coming out on the photograph and the matrix is too thick to allow light to be transmitted from the back. Yes, the crystals are very well defined and transparent. My photography is too poor to do proper justice to this Cuprite. I hesitated to post it because I consider the photograph of inferior quality but if I were to use this as the criterion I would never post again.

I am happy to hear from you.

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Carles,

I agonize over every photo I take and post but realize that I am not Jeff, Joe, Tom or Joaquim. I do not have Photoshop. One of the other FMF'ers has made suggestions by PM about color balance and I think my later posts have reflected that aspect. I will not mention his name as I think he would be embarrassed if I did but he has been very Gneiss.

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2017 04:10    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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I do not have Photoshop.Don

If you send me the original photo (full size) I could try to improve it for you. I did it thousands of times (but not always successfully). Just post me a PM.
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2017 12:08    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Wavellite


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 Mineral: Wavellite
 Locality:
Mauldin Mountain Quarries, Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 47mm x 23mm x 25mm
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2017 18:21    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Previously posted, better picture.


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 Mineral: Cuprite
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Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2017 04:26    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Hi Don, what a difference! Lovely specimen.
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2017 09:23    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Don, what a difference! Lovely specimen.


Thank you, Pierre.

Hi to Riana.

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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2017 12:26    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Vayrynenite on matrix

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 Mineral: Vayrynenite
 Locality:
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 25mm x 18mm x 12mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6944 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Vayrynenite
 Locality:
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 25mm x 18mm x 12mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6979 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Powellite, Scolecite
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 11mm x 7mm x 6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6937 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Powellite, Scolecite
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 11mm x 7mm x 6mm
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 Viewed:  6964 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2017 16:09    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Bergmännisch Glück Fluorite


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Malwine Mine, Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 40mm x 35mm x 40mm
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2017 03:28    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
Locality: Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut Shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
Very nice German fluorite classic, Don, really aesthetic specimen :-)
By the way, for those who are interested but don't speak German: Bergmännisch Glück means miner's luck :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2017 10:29    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
Locality: Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut Shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
Very nice German fluorite classic, Don, really aesthetic specimen :-)
By the way, for those who are interested but don't speak German: Bergmännisch Glück means miner's luck :-)


Thanks for your comment, Tobi. From what I understand, it is an historic mine dating back to the 1700's which has had some recent collecting activity.

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2017 12:18    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Don Lum wrote:
Tobi wrote:
By the way, for those who are interested but don't speak German: Bergmännisch Glück means miner's luck :-)
Thanks for your comment, Tobi. From what I understand, it is an historic mine dating back to the 1700's which has had some recent collecting activity.
I don't have any reliable source for that certain locality, but the first mining activities (for silver) around Frohnau started in the late 15th century. And yes, there were some beautiful new fluorite finds during our century (a very good one in 2008), I think the most recent ones were in 2014.

Here's a picture of a fluorite specimen with colour-zoning from that locality from my collection:



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 Mineral: Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Malwine Mine, Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: FOV 3 cm
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 Viewed:  6738 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2017 12:40    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Very nice Fluorite and photograph, Tobi.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 11:55    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Close-up views of the recently posted Fluorite.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Malwine Mine, Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 40mm x 35mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  6493 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Malwine Mine, Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 40mm x 35mm x 40mm
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 Viewed:  6490 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 12:03    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Gneiss, Garnet


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 Mineral: Gneiss, Garnet (Group)
 Locality:
Bissett Creek Mine, Maria Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 28.4mm x 21.3mm x 6.6mm
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 Viewed:  6489 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gneiss, Garnet (Group)
 Locality:
Bissett Creek Mine, Maria Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 28.4mm x 21.3mm x 6.6mm
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 Viewed:  6507 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 12:37    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Don Lum wrote:
Close-up views of the recently posted Fluorite.
Mineral: Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
Locality: Bergmännisch Glück Flacher vein, Wismut Shaft 29b, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
Dimensions: 40mm x 35mm x 40mm
Very nice, Don! The specimen would be a great contribution to our tour through Saxony: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=3554

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Thanks for adding it ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=56449#56449 ) :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2017 17:15    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Vanadinite


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 Mineral: Vanadinite, Goethite
 Locality:
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 75mm x 46mm x 32mm
 Description:
Crystals of Vanadinite with an odd crystal form, looking like Mimetite
 Viewed:  6270 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2017 17:53    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Blue Fluorite


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Guxian, Minggang, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
 Dimensions: 45mm x 31mm x 25mm
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 Viewed:  6234 Time(s)

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