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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2019 17:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

One of the things that I was looking forward to this year in Tucson was visiting JTI at the former La Fuente restaurant on Oracle. Renovations to the building are still underway, but there was a large tent set up in the parking lot which held a very small portion of Rock Currier's personal collection. As a dealer who imported many tons of Indian zeolite specimens, it was interesting to browse through some of the pieces that he kept for his personal collection. I picked up this little piece more for the mineral association and label than anything else. Rock was a big proponent of affixing a "lifesaver" label to each specimen, identifying the mineral and location permanently, and the second photo shows that he practiced what he preached. His very detailed description notes that he obtained this piece in a shipment of zeolites from Hussein Tyebjee in 1975.


2601 Laumontite - Kandivali Quarry, India.jpg
 Mineral: Laumontite
 Locality:
Malad, Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District (Bombay District),, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
Creamy white, prismatic laumontite crystals associated with several colorless hydroxyapophyllite crystals.
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2601 Laumontite - Kandivali Quarry, India.jpg



Laumontite - Currier Label.jpg
 Mineral: Laumontite
 Locality:
Malad, Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District (Bombay District),, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.9 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2019 15:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Fluorite - Choir area, Mongolia.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Choir area, Province Govisümber, Mongolia
 Dimensions: 4.7 x 5.7 x 8.6 cm
 Description:
Pale green cubic fluorite collected from a remote location in the Gobi Desert in 2016 and just now making its debut at the Tucson Show.
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2019 09:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2618 Quartz - Penas Blancas Mine, San Pablo de Borbur, Colombia.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 6.6 cm
 Description:
A nearly muzo habit quartz showing a clearly defined rhombohedral s-face.
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2019 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Nice find crosstimber, this last one almost looks like it's been worked on by a machine! These minerals which naturally take geometrical shapes have always been my favourites.
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2019 12:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Olivier Vandebroucke wrote:
Nice find crosstimber, this last one almost looks like it's been worked on by a machine! These minerals which naturally take geometrical shapes have always been my favourites.


Thank you Olivier.



2610 Mottramite ps. Wulfenite - Total Wreck Mine, Pima County, Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Mottramite ps. wulfenite
 Locality:
Total Wreck Mine, Cienega Creek, The Narrows, Empire District, Empire Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 2.6 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
A sparkly druse of mottramite replacing crystals of wulfenite to 1.5 cm.
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2610 Mottramite ps. Wulfenite - Total Wreck Mine, Pima County, Arizona.jpg


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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2019 15:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2625 Allargentum ps. dyscrasite.jpg
 Mineral: Dyscrasite after Allargentum and with Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
A zoned mixture of metallic dark gray to silver dyscrasite and silver crystals that have pseudomorphed allargentum
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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2019 02:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

That sharp Peñas Blancas quartz is a true beauty, Michael!
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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2019 10:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
That sharp Peñas Blancas quartz is a true beauty, Michael!


Thanks Tobi,
I love the heavily striated prism faces and water clear transparency throughout the entire crystal.
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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2019 12:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2627 Barite - Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovak Republic
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 5.5 x 8.8 cm
 Description:
Bladed white barite rosettes with sphalerite and drusy quartz from the Michal Mine.
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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2019 10:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2614 Quartz var. amethyst - Kakamunurle Mine, Karur District, India.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety Amethyst)
 Locality:
Kakamunurle Quarry, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.2 xm
 Description:
Flower-like arrangement of purple amethyst crystals on colorless quartz. Many of the amethyst crystals are sceptered and tinged yellow-brown with iron oxide.
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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2019 08:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2604 Quartz - Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 6.8 cm
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A divergent group of quartz crystals to 6.9 cm with inclusions of dark green actinolite.
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 15:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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TN740 Pyromorphite - Bad Ems, Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.0 cm
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Pyromorphite group from the Königsstiel adit, near Braubach.
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 17:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

What a wonderful little sculpture, a perfect miniature of a great German classic, ... well, THE German classic ;-)
Great structure and a very saturated green colour, even many German collectors would like to have such a specimen in their collection.

A great one, Michael :-)
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 17:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
What a wonderful little sculpture, a perfect miniature of a great German classic, ... well, THE German classic ;-)
Great structure and a very saturated green colour, even many German collectors would like to have such a specimen in their collection.

A great one, Michael :-)
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Thank you Tobi. I now have three pyromorphites from Bad Ems and each one is from a different mine and is a different color. When I found this little green gem, I knew it must join the other two :>)
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2019 06:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Tobi wrote:
What a wonderful little sculpture, a perfect miniature of a great German classic, ... well, THE German classic ;-) Great structure and a very saturated green colour, even many German collectors would like to have such a specimen in their collection.
A great one, Michael :-)
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Thank you Tobi. I now have three pyromorphites from Bad Ems and each one is from a different mine and is a different color. When I found this little green gem, I knew it must join the other two :>)
Michael

I understand that. A beautiful mineral specimen should never be alone, that's why we all allow them to exist in large crowds ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 11:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN747 Amethyst - Reel Mine, Iron Station, North Carolina.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Reel Mine, Iron Station, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.3 cm
 Description:
A couple of amethyst crystals with smoky zones on a plate of colorless quartz. Collected in 2018 - it's nice to see the Reel Mine active again.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2019 18:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN738 Rutile - Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile and Muscovite
 Locality:
Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 1.2 x 2.3 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2019 14:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN747 Elbaite - Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
Bi-colored elbaite with lepidolite.
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