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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2017 09:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Beautiful Mimetite, Michael!

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2017 14:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2494 Quartz - Little Gem Mine, Jefferson Co., Montana.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Little Gem Mine, Boulder Batholith, Jefferson County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 8.8 cm
 Description:
A pale smoky quartz crystal hosting several jacaré habit amethyst crystals.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2017 16:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2521 Ktenasite - Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Cherokee County, Kansas.jpg
 Mineral: Ktenasite and Gypsum on Calcite
 Locality:
Mid-Continent Mine, Picher Field, Treece, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
Scalenohedral calcite crystals to 4.5 cm set on a matrix of sphalerite. The calcite is partially coated with a white crust of gypsum and blue ktenasite. Mined in the 1950s.
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2521 Ktenasite - Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Cherokee County, Kansas.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2017 13:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A couple of Bunker Hill pyromorphites.


TN695 Pyromorphite - Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho.jpg
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Vein, 9th level, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.1 cm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Vein, 9th level, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.4 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2017 11:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2486 Calcite - Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 6.4 cm
 Description:
Glassy yellow modified calcite scalenohedrons to 2.0 cm in length on a small piece of brownish fluorite. Recovered during pillar robbing on the sub-Rosiclare Level in early March 1995.
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2486 Calcite - Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2017 13:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

An old specimen of a mineral that is not often seen on the mineral market.


2526 Botryogen - Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy.jpg
 Mineral: Botryogen
 Locality:
Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.7 cm
 Description:
Sharp lustrous orange crystals of botryogen scattered over a typical matrix with earthy yellow copiapite.
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2526 Botryogen - Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy.jpg



2526 Botryogen (closeup) - Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy.jpg
 Mineral: Botryogen
 Locality:
Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.7 cm
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2526 Botryogen (closeup) - Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2017 14:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2522 Greenockite - Joplin Field, Jasper County, Missouri.jpg
 Mineral: Greenockite on sphalerite
 Locality:
Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 cm, FOV=2.5 cm
 Description:
A greenish-yellow film of micro-crystallized greenockite partially covering brown sphalerite crystals.
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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2017 10:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

One of the less common minerals from the Tri State District.


2523 Cerussite - Granby, Joplin Field, Jasper Co., Missouri.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Granby Field, Tri-State District, Newton County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
Colorless bladed crystals of cerussite with 2 small groups of prismatic green pyromorphite.
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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2018 10:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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2527 Cassiterite - Amo deposit, Yunnan Prov., China.jpg
 Mineral: Cassiterite
 Locality:
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 3.7 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Lustrous twinned cassiterite crystals on a quartz crystal covered matrix.
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2527 Cassiterite - Amo deposit, Yunnan Prov., China.jpg



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 Mineral: Cassiterite
 Locality:
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 3.7 x 4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2018 12:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A couple of old specimens from New Hampshire collected in the 1960s.


0075 Heterosite - Parker Mountain Mine, New Hampshire.jpg
 Mineral: Heterosite
 Locality:
Parker Mountain Mine, Parker Mountain, Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Purple heterosite with bladed white albite.
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0075 Heterosite - Parker Mountain Mine, New Hampshire.jpg



1949 Smoky Quartz and Microcline - Moat Mountain, Carroll County, New Hampshire.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
 Locality:
Moat Mountain, Hale's Location, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: 5.9 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Smoky quartz crystals with blocky microcline and minor albite.
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2018 10:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Very nice Cassiterite!!
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2018 20:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

franjungle wrote:
Very nice Cassiterite!!


Thanks for your comment Firmo.
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2018 12:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2482 Barite - Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 3.1 x 4.4 cm.
 Description:
Lustrous blades of pale blue barite covering the corner of a dark purple fluorite cube. Collected on the Rosiclare Level in 1983.
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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2018 16:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2484 Calcite - A. L. Davis #4, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Mahoning No. 4 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Elongated calcite scalenohedrons to 4.0 cm, with associated barite on matrix. Mined in the 1960s.
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2484 Calcite - A. L. Davis #4, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois.JPG


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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2018 15:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2483 Calcite - Barnett Mine, Rosiclare District, Pope County, Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Barnett Mine, 800' level South, Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar Mining District, Pope County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
A mound of calcite intergrown with thickly bladed white barite. The calcite shows multi-stage growth and is terminated with lustrous pale yellow scalenohedrons. Mined in the late 1960s.
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2483 Calcite - Barnett Mine, Rosiclare District, Pope County, Illinois.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 10:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2480 Fluorite - Spar Mountain, Hardin County, Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Spar Mountain Area, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.1 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
Dark purple fluorite cubes with polysynthetic growth. This piece is from older surface workings on Spar Mountain known by locals as Iron Mountain.
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2480 Fluorite - Spar Mountain, Hardin County, Illinois.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 12:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

very nice fluorite !
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 13:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Philippe Durand wrote:
very nice fluorite !


Thank you Phillipe. Nice to hear from you.
While not as famous as some of the other locations like the Minerva, Denton, and Annabel Lee mines, the Spar Mountain (Iron Mountain) location seems to have produced a few nice quality fluorites. I have never seen much of anything else from there however.

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 14:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

MICHAEL, It is my understanding that The Hastie Quarry mining into the South side of Spar Mountain has adits directly continuing into the closest of the 2 nearest Harris Creek mining district mines (not the Annabel Lee Mine). So your pictured example might actually be from one of those mines that you mention rather than being from another nearby locality. BOB
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 17:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Bob Harman wrote:
MICHAEL, It is my understanding that The Hastie Quarry mining into the South side of Spar Mountain has adits directly continuing into the closest of the 2 nearest Harris Creek mining district mines (not the Annabel Lee Mine). So your pictured example might actually be from one of those mines that you mention rather than being from another nearby locality. BOB


Hi Bob,

Yes, I'm aware of that, and I saw some fluorite from some of the new quarrying efforts at Hastie at the Denver Show. I acquired this piece from Jared Freiberg at the Denver Show this past September. Since I had never heard of an Iron Mountain location, and the southern Illinois fluorspar district is one focus of my collection, I asked him about it. He told me that several years ago he had purchased this piece and several other flats labeled "Iron Mountain" from the wife of a local dealer after he died. She told Jared that Iron Mountain referred to older surface workings on Spar Mountain, near the Hastie Quarry, but not actually part of it. This seemed to be confirmed by several other locals that Jared talked to. In the end, I think Spar Mountain is as close as I'm going to get to a locality for this specimen.

Michael
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