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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2019 15:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2619 Almandine - Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine
 Locality:
Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 4.9 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
Several dark brown to nearly black almandine crystals to 2.1 cm associated with muscovite, quartz, and feldspar. Collected in 1885 by F. S. Johnson and his collecting partner Daniel Clark, both residents of Tyringham, Massachusetts. Johnson and Clark extracted the garnets from a pegmatite and sold or exchanged them for mineral specimens. Clark's mineral collection was donated to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. I had the good fortune to work at the museum during my high school years and the mineral display was the catalyst for my lifelong love of minerals.
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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2019 08:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Another New England classic.


Chalcocite2 - Bristol Copper Mine, Hartford County, Connecticut.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcocite
 Locality:
Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
 Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.8 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2019 03:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Almandine
Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Description: Several dark brown to nearly black almandine crystals to 2.1 cm associated with muscovite, quartz, and feldspar. Collected in 1885 by F. S. Johnson and his collecting partner Daniel Clark, both residents of Tyringham, Massachusetts. Johnson and Clark extracted the garnets from a pegmatite and sold or exchanged them for mineral specimens. Clark's mineral collection was donated to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. I had the good fortune to work at the museum during my high school years and the mineral display was the catalyst for my lifelong love of minerals.
Very nice Russell garnet. And with a great history, do you have an old label for this specimen?
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2019 09:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
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Almandine
Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Description: Several dark brown to nearly black almandine crystals to 2.1 cm associated with muscovite, quartz, and feldspar. Collected in 1885 by F. S. Johnson and his collecting partner Daniel Clark, both residents of Tyringham, Massachusetts. Johnson and Clark extracted the garnets from a pegmatite and sold or exchanged them for mineral specimens. Clark's mineral collection was donated to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. I had the good fortune to work at the museum during my high school years and the mineral display was the catalyst for my lifelong love of minerals.
Very nice Russell garnet. And with a great history, do you have an old label for this specimen?


Hi Tobi,
A couple of previous labels accompanied the specimen, but unfortunately none from the original collector. Who knows if the collector even made labels for his specimens? Nevertheless, I was thrilled to be able to add this piece to the collection, especially since I grew up in the area and my relationship with the museum.
Michael
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2019 10:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A new addition to the Romanian suite.


2631 Gypsum - Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
Doubly-terminated, semi-lustrous gypsum crystal uniformly included with jamesonite with tiny calcite crystals scattered about.
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2631 Gypsum - Herja Mine, Maramures. Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
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Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 9.0 cm
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Reverse side.
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2019 12:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Calcite - Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 9.2 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2019 11:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2632 Datolite - Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey.jpg
 Mineral: Datolite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 7.1 cm
 Description:
Pale green, blocky datolite crystals to 2.0 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2019 10:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2615 Calcite on mordenite - Jalna District, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite and Heulandite-Ca on Mordenite
 Locality:
Jalna District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Colorless calcite crystals to 1.6 cm with salmon-colored heulandite crystals on white mordenite.
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2019 11:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2616 Stilbite on heulandite - Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca on Heulandite-Ca
 Locality:
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
Pearly-lustered stilbite sheaves to 3.0 cm implanted on a matrix of salmon-colored heulandite crystals.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2019 14:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN717 Quartz - Val d' Illiez, Monthey, Valais, Switzerland.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Illiez Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Glassy quartz sculpture
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2019 08:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hello Michael,

very nice specimen. I don't know if you have in your collection a "Fenster" Quartz from this locality but they are very aesthetics.

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2019 16:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello Michael,

very nice specimen. I don't know if you have in your collection a "Fenster" Quartz from this locality but they are very aesthetics.

Have a nice day.


Thanks for your comment Dany. I have seen a few "fenster" quartz specimens from Valais, but I do not have one in my collection currently. Do you live close to the area and have you ever collected there?
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 04:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

michael shaw wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello Michael,

very nice specimen. I don't know if you have in your collection a "Fenster" Quartz from this locality but they are very aesthetics.

Have a nice day.


Thanks for your comment Dany. I have seen a few "fenster" quartz specimens from Valais, but I do not have one in my collection currently. Do you live close to the area and have you ever collected there?


Hello Michael,

I live like one hour from Val d'Illiez but I haven't been there in order to collect Quartz. I think you need some knowledge of climbing to have a chance to find nice specimens.

Have a nice Sunday.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 10:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Chalcopyrite - French Creek Mines, PA.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Brassy chalcopyrite crystals to 5 mm embedded in white calcite included with green byssolite. Collected in 1960.
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2019 08:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN489 Galena.JPG
 Mineral: Galena, Dolomite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 0.9 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
An elongated galena crystal capped on both ends with dolomite crystals and scattered brassy chalcopyrite.
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TN487 Galena - Buick Mine, Missouri.JPG
 Mineral: Galena, Dolomite, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 0.9 x 2.2 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 10:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN713 Quartz - Castell, Llano County, Texas.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
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Castell, Llano County, Texas, USA
 Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.0 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 12:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Galena, Dolomite, Chalcopyrite
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
Dimensions: 0.9 x 2.2 cm
What a little beauty!
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 13:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
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Galena, Dolomite, Chalcopyrite
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
Dimensions: 0.9 x 2.2 cm
What a little beauty!


Thanks Tobi. I have often wondered why the Viburnum Trend district produces galena crystals with such a varied morphology, including equant cubes, cuboctahedrons, spinel twins, and elongated bars. I'm not aware of any other area that produces such a variety.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2019 01:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

You're right, there's an amazing variety of galena crystal forms from that area. And your little galena bar is one of the prettiest I have ever seen from there, a beautiful combination.
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