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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2019 22:13    Post subject: Machˇw Mine  

Hi everybody, My name is Jakub and I'm a young collector from Poland!

I'm quite new here and it is my first post. I would like to tell you some words about the classic Polish locality - Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathia, Poland.

As you probably know, Machˇw mine was one of the biggest sulphur producer in the world. It was opened in 1970 and closed in 1991. Now the only thing left after this sulphur heaven is massive lake. Land reclamation started in 1992. At first the deposits were covered by 15-30 meters thick layer of clays, and after that it was filled by water. In 1984 it produced 2.342 million tons of ore - that's a lot! Okay! Enough about the history!

For collectors around the world the most important thing there was minerals of course. In this classic locality the best stuff which you could find there was sulphates like Barite, Celestine and also Gypsum (less interesting); calcite and of course sulphur! Sulphur occurred there in two main forms - as powder but also as nice lustrous crystals.

At the moment it's impossible to find anything there, but lot's of minerals from Machˇw you can find in mineral shows around the world! I collect Polish minerals only and this is my favourite locality! At the moment most of my collection from Machˇw is in a small exhibition in Adam Mickiewicz University Earth Museum. There you have some of my specimens from this locality! Maybe some of you have some?! :)

All the best,
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celestyn.JPG
 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 6 cm
 Description:
Nice brown celestine crystals
 Viewed:  1818 Time(s)

celestyn.JPG



siarka.JPG
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
beautiful sulphur crystals
 Viewed:  1818 Time(s)

siarka.JPG



baryt z siarką.JPG
 Mineral: Baryte with Sulphur
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
Beautiful white barite with sulphur
 Viewed:  1808 Time(s)

baryt z siarką.JPG



brown barite with sulphur.JPG
 Mineral: Baryte with Sulphur
 Dimensions: 7 x 5 cm
 Description:
another nice barite with sulphur
 Viewed:  1814 Time(s)

brown barite with sulphur.JPG



celestyn.JPG
 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 8,5 x 5,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
one more celestine
 Viewed:  1805 Time(s)

celestyn.JPG



spraye.JPG
 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 7,5 x 3,5 x 2,5
 Description:
nice spray of celestine crystals
 Viewed:  1816 Time(s)

spraye.JPG



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 Mineral: human :)
 Locality:
Machˇw Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 193 cm (haha)
 Description:
that is me preparing my small exhibition in Adam Mickiewicz Earth Museum
 Viewed:  1824 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2019 01:03    Post subject: Re: Machˇw Mine  

Nice minerals.
Welcome on board Jakub

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2019 05:10    Post subject: Re: Machˇw Mine  

That spray.JPG Celestine is really nice and my favorite of those shown. Unusual habits on almost all minerals you showed.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2019 18:34    Post subject: Re: Machˇw Mine  

Welcome to The Forum, Jakub.
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2019 01:00    Post subject: Re: Machˇw Mine  

Also a warm welcome from your neighbouring country in the west, Jakub!
Very nice specimens, I hope we'll see a lot more :-)

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