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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2018 12:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi, I like the dark background on the De'an fluorite much better. Nice specimen!
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2018 02:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

crosstimber wrote:
Tobi, I like the dark background on the De'an fluorite much better. Nice specimen!
Thanks. Here's another photo of an old specimen that is much better with a dark background:


RiemvFLUO - Kopie.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6,5 cm, largest fluorite 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1317 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2018 02:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
crosstimber wrote:
Tobi, I like the dark background on the De'an fluorite much better. Nice specimen!
Thanks. Here's another photo of an old specimen that is much better with a dark background:

Yes, definitely!
Would look even better with a real black background when shooting your photos.
I know, that requires extra work but it’s worth it.
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2018 05:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Here's another photo of an old specimen that is much better with a dark background:

Of course, much better. And a great color contrast. And a nice horizon line (as defined by Steve Smale).
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2018 09:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Here are some more that I improved by using a dark background:


NagaFLUO - Kopie.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 5 cm, largest fluorite 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1260 Time(s)

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DalneFLUORIT - Kopie.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm, largest fluorite 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1257 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Mercur Mine (Merkur Mine), Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm, largest crystal 4 mm
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 Viewed:  1260 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2018 07:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - smoky quartz from Namibia:


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 Mineral: Smoky Quartz
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 13 cm, main quartz 10 cm
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 Viewed:  1151 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2018 07:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - fluorite with barite and galena from Morocco:


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Galena, Barite
 Locality:
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fčs-Meknčs Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm, largest fluorite 16 mm, largest galena 8 mm, largest barite 30 mm
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 Viewed:  1155 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2018 04:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - fluorite from Namibia:

Sadly, there's no chance to make a good photo :-( I tried and tried and tried, but no matter what light, what background or what camera angle, the extremely lustrous fluorites just look crappy on every picture. Actually it is a very appealing and undamaged specimen of vivid green fluorite in association with grey quartz, but I can't make a photo that does that nice specimen justice :-(



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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm, largest fluorite 2,5 cm
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 Viewed:  1041 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2018 04:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New specimen - fluorite from Namibia:

Sadly, there's no chance to make a good photo :-( I tried and tried and tried, but no matter what light, what background or what camera angle, the extremely lustrous fluorites just look crappy on every picture. Actually it is a very appealing and undamaged specimen of vivid green fluorite in association with grey quartz, but I can't make a photo that does that nice specimen justice :-(

Even if it doesn't do your specimen justice, this is a pretty good photo Tobi...
You can maybe try a "softer" background than the immaculate white which makes the contrast too harsh in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2018 07:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Another specimen that looks better with a dark background, the Russian quartz from above ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=61994#61994 ):


NikoQUA - Kopie.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 14 cm, largest crystal 12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  924 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2018 04:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - rhodochrosite from Kazakhstan:


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Ushkatyn No. 1 deposit, Ushkatyn deposits, Zhayrem, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 11 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2018 06:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - smoky quartz from Switzerland:

(This is a really major specimen and centerpiece in my collection, the size is very impressive and as a collector of quartzes and a lover of alpine specimens, I'm glad to have such a large alpine cleft quartz in my collection.)



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen height 20 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  715 Time(s)

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ZinggQ-back.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen height 20 cm
 Description:
Another view on this massive crystal
 Viewed:  713 Time(s)

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ZinggQ-size.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen height 20 cm
 Description:
I love how large this one is ;-)
 Viewed:  716 Time(s)

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ZinggQ-detail.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
 Dimensions: FOV 8 cm
 Description:
Here you can see that it is not damage what is visible on the top, it is a kind of incrustation where brighter parts of the quartz have grown over the nearly black parts of the crystal.
 Viewed:  714 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2018 10:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi,

Impressive smoky quartz and the rhodochrosite is luscious.
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2018 10:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen, better photo - quartz from Madagascar:

This quartz cluster from Madagascar was one of the first specimens that I posted nearly 10 years ago, https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=4621#4621 , it was the centerpiece of my collection back then.

10 years later I own many specimens that are much better, so this one isn't anymore in my main display and became a decoration piece in the living room. Nevertheless I thougt it is quite beautiful (though it has some dings and cracks, as many of the large Madagascar quartz clusters have) and should be captured in a better photo.

P.S. In my old post from 2009, I had the information that this specimen was from Antananarivo Province. Today, with a little bit more knowledge on Madagascar minerals, I'm quite sure it is (as most of these large specimens from this country) from the Itremo Massif in Amoron'i Mania.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Itremo Massif, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: Specimen size 17 cm, largest crystal 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  506 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2018 05:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimens, better photos - quartz from China & galena from Germany:


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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm, largest quartz crystal 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  421 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm, largest crystal 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  421 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2019 08:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - Quartz, Prehnite and more from Namibia:


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 Mineral: Quartz, Prehnite, Analcime, Calcite, Apophyllite
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 16 cm, largest quartz crystal 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  220 Time(s)

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