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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2019 14:35    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
And again a museum piece of superb quality AND size. The massive form, the perfect terminations, the different colour zones and the transparency make it an incredibly great crystal of spodumene, to me one of the best I've ever seen!
... And I think I have seen it before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfA-eQ2_lDA

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Hello Tobi,

Thank you for your nice comment on The White Dragon. It is one of the best and unique spodumenes I have ever seen also. It is gemmy, terminated on both ends and a matrix piece. Like a lot of spodumenes it is also a twin. It was presented in Tucson in a lecture and twice at the TGMS Show and twice on What's Hot in Tucson.

I appreciate hearing from you.

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2019 23:20    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Native Elements


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 Mineral: Gold, Paladium
 Locality:
Caroní River, Uriman, Bolívar State, Venezuela
 Dimensions: 23.8 mm x 12.7 mm x 7.4 mm
 Description:
Porpezite
 Viewed:  5309 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2019 19:22    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Rhodochrosite


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Fluorite
 Locality:
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 183 mm x 155 mm
 Description:
Scott's Pocket
 Viewed:  5081 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 02:31    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

I can't find words for that (18 cm!) rhodochrosite specimen from Sweet Home Mine. Don, your collection thread, though always good, begins to enter a new dimension, wow!!!
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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 11:23    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
I can't find words for that (18 cm!) rhodochrosite specimen from Sweet Home Mine. Don, you collection thread, though always good, begins to enter a new dimension, wow!!!


Tobi, thank you so much for your comment. It is always great to hear from you.

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2019 20:22    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Schorl


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 Mineral: Schorl, Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 115 mm x 80 mm x 65 mm
 Description:
Amethyst on Schorl
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2019 22:58    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Fluorite


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 60 mm x 58 mm x 40 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2019 02:27    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

They are getting better and better and better ...
... and better ... that amethyst on schorl is a fantastic specimen, I remember you talking about it with Dave Wilber on your WHIT video ;-)
You have such a wonderful collection, Don, it's a pleasure to see photos of it here!
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2019 09:05    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
They are getting better and better and better ...
... and better ... that amethyst on schorl is a fantastic specimen, I remember you talking about it with Dave Wilber on your WHIT video ;-)
You have such a wonderful collection, Don, it's a pleasure to see photos of it here!


Tobi, I appreciate your comments very much. I did have fun talking to Dave Wilber about my collection.

Thank you for writing.

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2019 18:46    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Beryl


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 205 mm x 90 mm
 Description:
Peaks of Pakistan
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2019 17:02    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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 Mineral: Apatite, Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 61 mm x 32 mm x 38 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2019 13:03    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Cassiterite


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 Mineral: Cassiterite
 Locality:
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 53 mm x 50 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2019 17:10    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Legrandite


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 Mineral: Legrandite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 67 mm x 56 mm x 51 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2019 21:19    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Hemimorphite


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 Mineral: Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 70 mm x 31 mm x 20 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2019 00:58    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Don, what else to say ...
... GORGEOUS - ALL OF THEM!

I guess there are more to come? :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2019 20:33    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Don, what else to say ...
... GORGEOUS - ALL OF THEM!

I guess there are more to come? :-)



Hello Tobi,

Thank you for your nice comment. I plan to do some more posts. When Jordi asked me to post some of my collection, my plan was to post a half dozen or so, but as you can see it has gotten out of hand ;-)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2019 20:43    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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 Mineral: Elbaite (Tourmaline Group), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 92 mm x 52 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2019 19:29    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite
 Locality:
Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 38 mm x 26 mm x 24 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2019 15:30    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Beryl


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 104 mm x 40 mm
 Description:
Aquamarine with tubular inclusions (tubes)
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 104 mm x 40 mm
 Description:
Aquamarine with tubular inclusions (tubes)
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2019 17:44    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Bastnäsite


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 Mineral: Bastnäsite-(Ce), Parisite, Riebeckite, Quartz
 Locality:
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Dimensions: 100 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
Some of the quartz crystals have Astrophyllite inclusions.
 Viewed:  3591 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Bastnäsite-(Ce), Parisite, Riebeckite, Quartz
 Locality:
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Dimensions: 100 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
Some of the quartz crystals have Astrophyllite inclusions.
 Viewed:  3610 Time(s)

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