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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 17:17    Post subject: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

I am going to start photographing my wife's and my little mineral collection and thought I would share with everyone.

I currently only have Galaxy S7 as a camera, but photography is an old hobby of mine so I think I can get some decent images. Hopefully, the equipment and quality will improve going forward.

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Rogers Mine, Huntingdon Township, Madoc area, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 4.5 X 3.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3092 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 18:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Tabular Barite.


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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Warihuyn Hill, Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 5.5 X 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3070 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 19:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

It is a bit hard to get a good depth of field with a smartphone, but here is an attempt on some Vanadinite on Barite.


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 Mineral: Vanadinite, Baryte
 Locality:
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 3 X 4 cm
 Description:
Largest Vanadinite crystal: 0.5 cm
 Viewed:  3035 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 19:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

The man tending the table at the show we bought this from was planning on buying it for his own collection if it didn't sell. I apologized, but he should have been more decisive. :)


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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Rock River, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
 Dimensions: 7 X 5 cm
 Description:
Largest crystal: 3 cm
 Viewed:  3022 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 19:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Last one for the night.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 5 X 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2997 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 19:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Our first Calcite specimen. I think I am starting to hit the limits of the smartphone camera.


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 Mineral: Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Grant Quarry, Greely, Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 5 X 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2851 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 20:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

A piece of Calcite from not too far from my home. I hope to get a chance to check out this area in the summer.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Partridge Island, Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Dimensions: 2.5 X 4
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Collected by Douglas C. Wilson
 Viewed:  2847 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2019 06:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Hi Richard,

I'm glad that you finally decided to open your own collection thread, nice to see your specimens. And I think I can learn something about Canadian minerals because some of the localities of your Canadian specimens are unknown to me. I must confess that Canada is not a focus of my collection and I only know very popular stuff like Yates Mine apatite, Jeffrey Mine grossular, Thunder Bay amethyst, some minerals from Mt. Saint-Hilaire or the gypsums from Red River Floodway. A grossular from Jeffrey and an apatite from Yates were the only specimens from Canada I ever had, that's quite poor considering the fact that Canada is so large ...

I hope I will get to know a lot more of Canada's minerals, so please keep going with this thread :-)

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2019 19:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Thank you Tobi. We do have a few specimens from Canada. We have Grossular and Vesuvianite from Jeffery Mine, but they are basically placeholders until we acquire better pieces at this point. These are some of our Canadian specimens. I will post a few more tomorrow.

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 Mineral: Chabazite-Ca
 Locality:
Wasson Bluff, Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Dimensions: 4 X 3.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2667 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
PCS Mine, Rocanville, Saskatchewan Region, Saskatchewan Province, Canada
 Dimensions: 7 X 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2669 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca
 Locality:
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Dimensions: 2.5 X 2.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2669 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba, Canada
 Dimensions: 3.5 X 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2671 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 19:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

A Canadian Fluorite from Ontario. This was the first specimen I purchased at a mineral show and was responsible for my fascination with the mineral. After I returned home I started to learn about the mineral. The fact that both the element Fluoride and the term fluorescence derive their names from the mineral and not the other way around was enough to hook me.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Flamboro Quarry, West Flamborough, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 3 X 2.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2535 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2019 19:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

One more Canadian Fluorite. This one was the first piece my wife really showed an interest in and insisted on buying. How could I disagree :)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Highway #7 road cut, Madoc area, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 4.5 X 4 cm
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 Viewed:  2509 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2019 02:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Richard wrote:
One more Canadian Fluorite. This one was the first piece my wife really showed an interest in and insisted on buying. How could I disagree :)
If you could, you would be wrong here in this community ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2019 13:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

A few more Fluorite Specimens.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Chebka Sidi Said, Mibladen, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 3 X 5 cm
 Description:
Largest crystal: 8 mm
 Viewed:  2351 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Mahodari, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 2.5 X 4.5
 Description:
 Viewed:  2341 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 5 X 4 cm
 Description:
Likely from Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China.
 Viewed:  2347 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2019 18:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

My favorite Fluorite to date. This specimen went through several phases of growth. Two large clear Quartz crystals were later covered by thousands of small opaque Quartz crystals. Finally, the Fluorite formed on top.

The colour of the Fluorite is so dark it almost appears black in low light.

Someday I will get better photos.



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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 10 X 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2202 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 4 X 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2178 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 02:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Richard Arseneau wrote:
My favorite Fluorite to date. This specimen went through several phases of growth. Two large clear Quartz crystals were later covered by thousands of small opaque Quartz crystals. Finally, the Fluorite formed on top. The colour of the Fluorite is so dark it almost appears black in low light. Someday I will get better photos.
A really nice specimen, I love those dark blue fluorites from Huanggang, the contrast with the white quartz is striking! I also have a minor specimen from that locality ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=47926#47926 ) but this one here is larger and better than mine, really nice :-)

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 11:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Tobi wrote:
A really nice specimen, I love those dark blue fluorites from Huanggang, the contrast with the white quartz is striking! I also have a minor specimen from that locality ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=47926#47926 ) but this one here is larger and better than mine, really nice :-)


Thanks Tobi, I remember seeing that specimen when I was going through your gallery. It is interesting to think about people around the world with similar specimens from the same locality.

I also really enjoy the contrast between the bright white and dark blue. Also, I find some of the crystals in the second photo I posted rather interesting. Many show small pits.

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 17:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

My only two Iron Pyrite Specimens. Unfortunately, they are both a throw back to the time when I didn't understand the importance of a mineral's locality. All I know is that they are from Spain. I somehow feel like this is the correct forum to find out more information. ;)

These were difficult to photograph, perhaps next time I will try a reflector to add some diffused light.
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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 3 x 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2013 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 1 x 1 cm - Pyrite is 1 x 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2014 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 17:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

Hi Richard,
Your pyrite specimens are almost certainly from Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain. I took the liberty of including this location, unless one of the Spanish members believes they are from a different locale.
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 17:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

crosstimber wrote:
Hi Richard,
Your pyrite specimens are almost certainly from Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain. I took the liberty of including this location, unless one of the Spanish members believes they are from a different locale.
Michael


Thank you! It still amazes me that the holes in my collection, locality etc., can be filled by the knowledgeable people on this forum.

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 17:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau  

I fully agree with Michael.

The matrix and the white layer coating the Pyrite crystal are unmistakable.
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