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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2018 09:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2579 Barite - Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Northport District, Stevens County, Washington, USA
 Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
An intergrown group of blocky, creamy white to pale yellow barite crystals from another seldom seen locality.
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2018 09:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Another barite.


2536 Barite - San Diego Mine, Santa Barbara, Chih., Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
San Diego Mine, vein volcán, Santa Bárbara, Municipio Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
A plate of glassy colorless to pale yellow chisel-shaped crystals to 1.8 cm.
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2536 Barite - San Diego Mine, Santa Barbara, Chih., Mexico.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2018 10:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2542 Smithsonite - Berg Aukas Mine, Otjozondjupa Reg., Namibia.jpg
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
An unusual smithsonite consisting of rounded scalenohedrons with numerous "scales" on each face with deep translucent amber color and milky to clear tips.
 Viewed:  1371 Time(s)

2542 Smithsonite - Berg Aukas Mine, Otjozondjupa Reg., Namibia.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2018 14:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN727 Fluorite - Rogerley Mine, Stanhope, County Durham, England.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
A gemmy penetration twinned fluorite.
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2018 12:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN726 Calcite - Sokolovskoe Mine, Rudnii, Kazakhstan.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sokolovskiy Mine, Rudny Altai, Kostanai Oblast, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 2.8 x 3.0 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2018 11:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2540 Calcite - Telemark, Norway.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Dalen-Kjørholt Mine, Kjørholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Østlandet, Norway
 Dimensions: 4.1 x 4.9 cm.
 Description:
Amber-colored calcite scalenohedron with mosaic-textured faces hosting two smaller sidecar crystals.
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2018 12:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2535 Rhodochrosite - Trepca Complex, Kosovska-Mitrovica, Kosovo.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District, Kosovo
 Dimensions: 4.7 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
Spherical aggregates of light pink rhodochrosite associated with bright silver arsenopyrite and small quartz crystals on massive pyrite.
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2535 Rhodochrosite - Trepca Complex, Kosovska-Mitrovica, Kosovo.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2018 13:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2554 Stibnite - San Martin Mine, Somrerete, Zacatecas. Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Stibnite
 Locality:
San Martín Mine, San Martín, San Martín-Sabinas District, Municipio Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.6 x 7.3 x 10.7 cm
 Description:
Metallic lead gray stibnite crystals to 4.5 cm in length on a gray matrix. The Spanish first began mining at this locality in 1555.
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2554 Stibnite - San Martin Mine, Somrerete, Zacatecas. Mexico.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2019 14:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Polymorphs of Carbon.


0405 Graphite - Nanortalik, Kitaa Province, Greenland.jpg
 Mineral: Graphite
 Locality:
Amitsoq Mine, Nanortalik, Kujalleq, Greenland
 Dimensions: 3.9 x 10.0 cm
 Description:
Steel-gray sub-metallic grapphite flakes. Obtained many years ago from Claus Hedegaard.
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2392 Diamond.jpg
 Mineral: Diamond
 Locality:
Mazaruni river, Imbaimadai, Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region, Guyana
 Description:
A colorless octahedral diamond crystal measuring 0.6 mm point to point.
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2019 10:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2560 Calcite - Septemvri Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Lenticular calcite rhombs covering the top of a crystallized quartz matrix.
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 11:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2556 Stilbite - Toutle River, Skamania Co., Washington.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
South Fork of Toutle River, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Skamania County, Washington, USA
 Dimensions: 6.9 x 8.4 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2555 Sphalerite on marcasite - Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite on Marcasite
 Locality:
Blackstone Mine, Shullsburg area, Upper Mississippi Valley District, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 9.5 cm
 Description:
Spherical aggregates of black sphalerite crystals to 1.2 cm on matrix of crystallized marcasite.
 Viewed:  514 Time(s)

2555 Sphalerite on marcasite - Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin.jpg



Sphalerite on marcasite - Shullsburg, Wisconsin.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite on Marcasite
 Locality:
Blackstone Mine, Shullsburg area, Upper Mississippi Valley District, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
 Dimensions: FOV ~ 3.0 x 4.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2019 12:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2587 Coronadite - Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Coronadite
 Locality:
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 6.6 x 11.5 cm
 Description:
Stalactitic matte black coronadite. Analysis indicates small zones of hollandite and pyrolusite are also present.
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2019 12:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2544 Barite - Willow Creek, Custer County, Idaho.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Willow Creek, Freighter Spring, Custer County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.1 cm
 Description:
Blocky straw-colored chisel-shaped barite crystals to 1.2 cm on edge lining a cavity in boxwork barite.
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2019 12:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2577 Fluorite on muscovite - Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Pakistan.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 4.2 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
Two cube-octahedral fluorite crystals with dodecahedral modifications resting on a matrix of silvery muscovite crystals.
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2577 Fluorite on muscovite - Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Pakistan.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2019 10:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I have had this piece in my collection for 57 years. It was my first copper specimen and it spurred my more than casual interest in native coppers from Michigan's UP. The piece was lacquered when I purchased it for $6 from Alvin Schortmann at his shop in Easthampton, Massachusetts. I once considered removing the coating, but decided to leave it as Alvin had prepared it. A visit to Schortmann's shop was a magical experience for a young mineral collector.


0301 Copper - Keweenaw Co., Michigan.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Copper with small patches of epidotized basalt and quartz.
 Viewed:  106 Time(s)

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0301 Copper - Keweenaw County, Michigan.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Reverse side of the previous specimen.
 Viewed:  104 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2019 10:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

For me an especially interesting bit of history, for I too have minerals from Schortmann's minerals. (on their original label, the name was spelled with 2 "nn"s). Their store was at 6 and 10 McKinley Avenue in Easthampton, Mass.
The box of 12 mineral chips was labeled "US #6 Minerals".

I have it photographed, but am reluctant to add that picture onto your collection thread. BOB
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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2019 11:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Bob Harman wrote:
For me an especially interesting bit of history, for I too have minerals from Schortmann's minerals. (on their original label, the name was spelled with 2 "nn"s). Their store was at 6 and 10 McKinley Avenue in Easthampton, Mass.
The box of 12 mineral chips was labeled "US #6 Minerals"


You are absolutely correct Bob. Thanks for catching my mistake. There were 2 Schortmann brothers - Alvin and Raymond. When I visited their shop, it was located on 6 McKinley Avenue in Easthampton and all of my labels have the 6 McKinley Avenue address.

Here's another piece I purchased for $1 on the same visit and the label that accompanied it. Notice the spelling of the Ojuela Mine.



0229 Plattnerite.jpg
 Mineral: Plattnerite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.4 cm
 Description:
Metallic black acicular crystals on an ocherous brown gossan matrix.
 Viewed:  71 Time(s)

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