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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2017 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

thank you Nunzio
I am happy that you like it;
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2017 06:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

the last entry :)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
De'an Mine, Wushan, De'an, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 85mm x 60mm x 30mm
 Description:
largest crystal is 9mm wide
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2017 06:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
the last entry :)

Fluorite
De'an Mine, Wushan, De'an, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
85mm x 60mm x 30mm
Very nice fluorite specimen, Philippe, but why the last entry?
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2017 07:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Hello Tobi, the last that I have bought.

Don t worry, there will be more :)
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2017 11:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)


E195 BIS.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite and Pyrite and Galena
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm x 25mm
 Description:
cubo octahedral fluorite with tiny pyrite crystals and galena spinel twins.
The cubic faces are bright and the octahedral faces are stepped.
 Viewed:  3030 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite and Pyrite and Galena
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm x 25mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3025 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite and Pyrite and Galena
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm x 25mm
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 Viewed:  3034 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2018 08:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 95mm x 35mm x 35mm
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2018 03:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

fluorite :)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 55mm x 55mm x 40mm
 Description:
purple fantoms
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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2018 12:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:) an exotica for me


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Sanca Creek, Kootenay Lake, Nelson, Regional District Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada
 Dimensions: 70mm x 50mm x 40mm
 Description:
greater crystal is 15mm widesadly 2 crystals broken
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2018 13:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 95mm x 70mm x 20mm
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the largest crystal is 10mm the photo could be better
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2018 11:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

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 Mineral: Stibnite
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Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning County, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 100mm x 20mm x 20mm
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 Viewed:  1471 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 19, 2018 03:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

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Gerard, may be you know the precise mine ?



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 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 55mm x 40mm
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2018 07:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

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 Mineral: Hematite
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La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2018 14:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

quartz


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60mm x 95mm 50mm
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 Viewed:  536 Time(s)

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reverse side
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 04:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Lovely quartz cluster Philippe! These are just a 'bugger' to photograph.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 04:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Superb pictures Philippe - Colombian minerals are not the easiest to photograph!
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 05:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
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Gerard, may be you know the precise mine ?

Sorry Philippe, I overlooked your message.
If this quartz is indeed from the Western Emerald Belt, it could be either from the Muzo district or from Peñas Blancas.
These are the 2 main localities known for producing clear quartz in western Boyacá.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 12:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

thank you Fiebre Verde and Pierre.

Pierre, I should admit that my photographic knowledge and skill are very poor. LOL
and with some clear minerals it is worse. This quartz is far better in person, very shiny.

Fiebre Verde,
The quartz is from Muzo: the seller has certified that it is the location, but I forgot to ask for the precise mine. He said that the miners have recovered a very large cavity. The booth at the Chamonix show was crowded with pieces from miniature to specimens up to 40 cm. A shining wall.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 13:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Definitely not from Muzo or even Peñas Blancas.
These "needle-quartzes" are either from the Supatá-area or more likely from somewhere in the Departamento de Santander.
Quartz veins there are bearing alpine-style clefts, mined just for quartz. No emeralds found yet - but one never knows in Colombia;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 13:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
thank you Fiebre Verde and Pierre.
Fiebre Verde,
The quartz is from Muzo: the seller has certified that it is the location, but I forgot to ask for the precise mine. He said that the miners have recovered a very large cavity. The booth at the Chamonix show was crowded with pieces from miniature to specimens up to 40 cm. A shining wall.

If this specimen comes really from Boyacá, then it was very likely found by a guaquero - that word stands for "illegal miners" in Colombian slang.
Guaqueros often don't know themselves the exact location where they mine.
Serious guaqueros only work at night and excavate their own "tunnels" next to the legal mines.

When you listen to some sellers, any Colombian mineral comes from Muzo. I guess that helps inflate the price too.
Minerals labeled as from Muzo require some caution. When in doubt on a "Muzo specimen", crosscheck with similar material whenever possible.

Not sure if that booth with "specimens up to 40 cm" is also referring to Muzo. These large specimens are more likely from Santander, not from Boyacá.
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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2018 11:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

thank you Gerard and minsur.

In fact theese specimen were not expensive (by any standard) and particularly if you compare with french alpine quartz.

So there is a doubt in the location. I do not know what to do with that.
So I let Jordi to decide if the location must be changed to Santander.
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