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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2013 08:29    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Pierre

Thank you - but I doubt anyone will be asking me for tips.

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2013 10:30    Post subject: Re: James collection  

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We were collecting with permission from the local Mayor so I thought all was fine. But then a local dealer arrived and forced me to give him all the specimens or be beaten up. Not wanting violence I handed over the complete pocket and later had to buy this back so as to have it in my collection! So I love it and loved finding it, but I hate the way a threat of violence was used to steal it from me and the humiliation of having to buy it back.

It seems incredible. Very sad. But the only person that can allow you to collect minerals must be the owner of the quarry. It's not the Mayor's business. I believe...
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2013 17:17    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Nice specimens, James. I especially enjoyed the modified fluorites. Sorry to hear of your quarry collecting experience, loss, and buy-back. (glad to hear you could buy the specimen back). From past quarry and other collecting experiences, I've found that the best people to contact are the owner and the superintendent (caretaker), and hope that these two are in agreement!
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2013 03:30    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Carles Millan wrote:
James wrote:
We were collecting with permission from the local Mayor so I thought all was fine. But then a local dealer arrived and forced me to give him all the specimens or be beaten up. Not wanting violence I handed over the complete pocket and later had to buy this back so as to have it in my collection! So I love it and loved finding it, but I hate the way a threat of violence was used to steal it from me and the humiliation of having to buy it back.

It seems incredible. Very sad. But the only person that can allow you to collect minerals must be the owner of the quarry. It's not the Mayor's business. I believe...

I agree with the opinion of Carles.

Spanish minerals shown, have a very good quality and aesthetics from my point of view.

Congratulations on the collection, and I hope that the experience in the Spanish quarry, not repeated.

A greeting. E.Llorens.
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2014 14:50    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Still playing with how to get better photos. I have now connected the camera to a laptop so that I can control it from the laptop and check the photos in real time. That makes it so much easier!

Still some issues on lighting and backgrounds that I need to resolve. Plus I think I need to dust them first!



IMG_0010_1 edited.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
main crystal is 2.3 x 2.1 cm
 Viewed:  10878 Time(s)

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 Description:
Quartz
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
8 x 7 cm
Same specimen, better photo?
 Viewed:  10851 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
14 x 10 cm
 Viewed:  10845 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cerussite
Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
7 x 7 cm
 Viewed:  10852 Time(s)

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 Description:
Ferberite, Cassiterite, Siderite, Quartz
Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
9 x 10 cm
 Viewed:  10853 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
4 x 4 cm (area shown)
 Viewed:  10854 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Quartz
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
3.5 x 3.5 cm
 Viewed:  10871 Time(s)

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IMG_0074 edited.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Calcite
Josefa-Veneros vein (Josefa-Veneros Norte vein), Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Largest crystal is 4.5 x 4.5 cm
 Viewed:  10856 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte
Jaimina mine, Carrales, Caravia District, Asturias, Spain
Largest crystal is 4 x 4 cm
Same specimen, new photo - still trying to show the unusual phantoms that form a cross in the center of each crystal
 Viewed:  10851 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Largest crystal is 2 x 2 cm
New photo with better background
 Viewed:  10843 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2014 15:16    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Nice specimens and pictures, James. I like your fluorite 0062.

Looking forward to seeing more of your collection.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 02:00    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Some of those Spanish fluorites are really nice!
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 02:08    Post subject: Re: James collection  

I agree with Don and Pierre, really nice Spanish and Portuguese minerals.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 02:39    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Hi James, that cerussite from Garlitos must be very old...Perhaps from "El Borracho" Mine?
Otherwise an excellent and very difficult to obtain piece. Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 03:44    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Joaquin

The cerussite is old and is from an old collection. Not a superb one by the standards of, say Tsumeb, but exceptional for Garlitos (which is all the old label says)

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 08:31    Post subject: Re: James collection  

I supposed so James...from an old collection. Garlitos mines were closed many decades ago and are famous as containing the best cerussites found in Spain.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 08:42    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Joaquin

I would love to see some other ones so that I can compare them - I have always been a little unsure about the location given for this one. I have never seen another one!

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2014 13:03    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Here you have one, mined in the middle of XIX century. Also from an old collection that I acquired last year...


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Cerussite
El Borracho Mine, Garlitos, Badajoz (Spain)
7x6x4 cm. 369 grams.
Collection & photo: J.Montoro
 Viewed:  10613 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cerussite
El Borracho Mine, Garlitos, Badajoz (Spain)
7x6x4 cm. 369 grams.
Collection & photo: J.Montoro
 Viewed:  10629 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cerussite
El Borracho Mine, Garlitos, Badajoz (Spain)
7x6x4 cm. 369 grams.
Collection & photo: J.Montoro
 Viewed:  10624 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2014 13:31    Post subject: Re: James collection  

I am including two specimens from the new finds at the Greenlaws mine. We await to see what else comes out from the levels, but it looks promising to me.


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Fluorite, Siderite
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
The main crystal is 4 x 5 cm
Really transparent on the corner, and with some great color contrasts
 Viewed:  9701 Time(s)

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Fluorite, Siderite
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
Main crystal is 4 x 4 cm
Color not as good but still nice
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 08:25    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Thought I would add some Spanish material so did some photos yesterday. Have now got the camera connected to the computer, so that I can run the camera from the computer. Next step is to build a better support for the camera!


IMG_0866.jpg
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Fluorite
Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Obdulia vein, Caravia District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Main crystal is 2.3 x 2.1 com
 Viewed:  9566 Time(s)

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IMG_0875.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Quartz
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Main crystal is 3 x 3 cm
 Viewed:  9569 Time(s)

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IMG_0878.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
largest crystal is 1 x 1 cm
 Viewed:  9578 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Fluorite is 1.3 x 1.3 cm
 Viewed:  9655 Time(s)

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 Description:
Sphalerite, Calcite
Las Manforas Mine (Aliva Mine), Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain
Specimen is 5 cm wide
 Viewed:  9592 Time(s)

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Calcite, Dolomite
La Florida mining area, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain
Main crystal is 3 x 3 cm
 Viewed:  9627 Time(s)

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Fluorite
Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Crystasl are up to 1.5 cm, view about 18 cm wide
 Viewed:  9570 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 09:34    Post subject: Re: James collection  

James, I like your fluorite image 0886. Very nice!!!

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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 14:33    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Thank you Don. It took some work to get a shot of it I like.
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2014 14:32    Post subject: Re: James collection  

Don Lum wrote:
James, I like your fluorite image 0886. Very nice!!!

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Yeah, me too James. The subtle zoning is just great, and I can see how it would be difficult to capture.

Keep up the good work.

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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2018 08:56    Post subject: Re: James collection  

New photo of specimen, in the display case


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 Mineral: Gypsum
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Alabaster Quarries, Fuentes de Ebro, Delimitación Comarcal de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
 Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 15 cm
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 Viewed:  2110 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2018 09:00    Post subject: Re: James collection  

I just love Eugui dolomite given the twins you get, in display case


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 Mineral: Dolomite
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Asturreta Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Spain
 Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7 cm
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 Viewed:  2099 Time(s)

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