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A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana
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PostPosted: May 27, 2018 14:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

One of my 2 cases at the recent 2018 Cincinnati show. The show theme for minerals was calcite and its many crystal forms.


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 Mineral: Calcites
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Description:
Some of these examples have never been previously displayed. The first time these have all been displayed together in 1 case.
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 Mineral: Calcites
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  2173 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcites
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2018 14:07    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Two examples of Aragonite sprays on Quartz with some corroding iron oxides (limonite). Both self collected about 10 years ago.


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 Mineral: Aragonite on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the diverging aragonite sprays are 2 cm - 3 cm.
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 Viewed:  1741 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2018 16:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Two more examples of Indiana Millerite from my collection. Both were self-collected about 2007.


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 Mineral: Millerite on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The millerite spray is 1.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1636 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Millerite nestled in Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The millerite spray is 2.0 cm
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 Viewed:  1644 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2018 20:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

One of the so called hallmarks of the rock structure called a quartz geode is that the quartz crystal tips are suppose to point inward toward the center of the cavity. While this is generally true, a very small percentage have other appearances. These are a few; all self collected.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Both are about 9 cm
 Description:
Quartz geodes
Both examples have interesting free form quartz areas within the cavity.
 Viewed:  1578 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: geode is 10.0 cm
 Description:
Quartz Geode
Several quartz crystals lying side by side. The largest crystal is a full 1.0 cm and doubly terminated. Very rare.
 Viewed:  1575 Time(s)

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 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 1.0 cm doubly terminated crystal
 Description:
Quartz geode
Close up of above example.
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2018 11:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Two unusual examples from my collection.

The first is a 15 cm x 15 cm geode showing a double cavity layer of druzy crystalline quartz tips atop blue-gray microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony).

The second example is an 11 cm x 7 cm oval and bi-septate geode with one cavity showing blue-gray microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony), while the adjacent cavity contains druzy clear quartz crystal tips.

As I understand crystal formation as related to crystal size, the faster the crystal forms, the smaller the crystal might be. So the formation of microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony) implies rapid formation. Interesting how this bi-septate example might have formed. BOB



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 Mineral: Quartz with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 15 cm x 15 cm
 Description:
Crystalline quartz atop microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony)
Self collected about 10 years ago.
As seen , some patchy iron staining.
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 Mineral: Quartz with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 11 cm x 7 cm
 Description:
BI-septate example with druzy crystalline quartz and microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony)
Self collected about 12 years ago
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2019 18:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

From Washington County Indiana come the largest geodes, not only in Indiana, but probably in the US Midwest. Also found are many large colorful and very photogenic examples with collectible calcites. I have shown several in previous posts and here are 2 more. BOB


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 Mineral: Calcite on Dolomite
 Locality:
Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Oval example 16 cm x 12 cm. Calcites up to 1.3 cm
 Description:
Self collected in 2013
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 Mineral: Calcite on Dolomite
 Locality:
Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Oval geode is 20 cm. Calcites are up to 2 cm
 Description:
Self collected in 2015.Large cabinet sized example, well displayed and very photogenic.
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 19:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

A recent quality find of a Baryte on Quartz


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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Mission Valley Ravine, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: nicely terminated 4.3 cm Baryte in 11 cm Quartz geode
 Description:
Self collected about 2 years ago by a collector friend of mine.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2019 13:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Many geodes that, when opened, happen to break badly, can still be salvaged. Very collectible areas can be culled from the broken examples. These are 2 more such examples. Calcite on Quartz and Calcite on Dolomite.

Rather than being a "geode" the examples now become more traditional "specimens". BOB



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 Mineral: Calcite and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The Calcite crystals are up to 3.5 cm
 Description:
Segment of a very large geode. Self collected about 12 years ago.
 Viewed:  725 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Dolomite
 Locality:
State Route 56 road cut, Canton, Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The specimen is 8 cm. The Calcite crystal is 1.8 cm
 Description:
Self collected about 10 years ago.
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2019 14:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Collected about 20 years ago, acquired by me about 10 years ago, with the quarry closing and becoming flooded about 5 years ago, this is now a classic from this now extinct locality.

Examples of this quality, from this locality, are only rarely seen now-a-days. Culled out examples of larger doubly terminated Celestine crystals on Quartz with the limestone matrix are a true rarity.
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 Mineral: Celestine on Quartz
 Locality:
Hoosier Stone and Concrete Corporation Quarry, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Celestine is 3.8 cm in a 9.5 cm geode.
 Description:
Bi-colored and doubly terminated Celestine.
The white specks on the Celestine crystal are tiny groups of Quartz crystals
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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2019 14:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

A large piece of coarsely grained fossiliferous limestone with a 3 cm Quartz geode of little significance except for the incidental nearby occurrence of a 5 cm vug containing sprays of Aragonite. Self collected about 12 years ago.


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 Mineral: Quartz (geode) and Aragonite in vug
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: See ruler for dimensions
 Description:
Quartz and Aragonite
 Viewed:  410 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 5 cm vug containing 2 cm Aragonite sprays
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 15:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

More examples of highly collectible Indiana Barites from my collection. All were self collected over the past 15 years.


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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the Barite crystal is about 3 cm
 Description:
This example is of a single crystal, collected from a lakeshore in southern Monroe County
 Viewed:  264 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte and Calcite on Dolomite
 Locality:
State Route 56 road cut, Canton, Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the Barite crystal is about 3.5 cm. The calcite crystal is 2 cm.
 Description:
Barite crystals from this locality are greenish-yellow in color and rarely lustrous.Collected about 10 years ago.
 Viewed:  263 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz with Marcasite and/or Smythite
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The whole area is 7 cm
 Description:
Barytes on Quartz. There are micro Marcasites and/or Smythites as wellThese crystals clearly show the Barite inclusions. Smythite is the only mineral first found in Indiana and the Harrodsburg road cuts are the type locality for this mineral. The inclusions appear as 1mm six sided plates.
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 15:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Great finds! I wish I lived in a location where I could collect myself. The closest destination, that is decent, is three hours away and only accessible during low tides. The only stores that sell minerals are in the same location, as is the yearly show I attend lol.
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