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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2019 15:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

A few more from my "old specimen, much better photo" project :-)


DiakMELA.JPG
 Mineral: Andradite (var. Melanite)
 Locality:
Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1117 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte, Dolomite
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Tannenboden Mine, Wieden (Schwarzwald), Lörrach, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 9,5 cm
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 Viewed:  1116 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2019 04:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

And some more ;-)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
De'an Mine, Wushan, De'an, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 19 cm
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 Viewed:  1028 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky), Bertrandite
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Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 13 cm
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 Viewed:  1023 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2019 08:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

How cool are the crystals of Fluorite, they seem to be made to consciousness, have you painted them? :) just kidding
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2019 04:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

jose luis jara jara wrote:
How cool are the crystals of Fluorite, they seem to be made to consciousness, have you painted them? :) just kidding

Not painted and not alive - I swear ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 08:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen:


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 Mineral: Calcite, Aragonite
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San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen size 13 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 08:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

As usual incredible specimens and nice quality of the photos.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 09:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Very nice addition to your collection, Tobi.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2019 12:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you, Dany and Michael, I like that specimen a lot. Sardinia became more and more interesting for me during the last years, an island with a lot of beautiful minerals. And I'm glad that I managed to make a rather good photo of this one :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2019 04:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen, massive clear smoky quartz from the French Alps:


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 Mineral: Quartz (var. Smoky Quartz)
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Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2019 05:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New fluorite from China:


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Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 03:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Nice Fluorite. Could you tell me how many faces do you count on the specimens ? Have a nice day.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 06:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi, beautiful Chinese fluorite crystals, are very good, do you get them directly from China?
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 08:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New fluorite from China:

Splendid cuboctahedral fluorite where neither of both habits dominates.

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Could you tell me how many faces do you count on the specimens?

I guess every crystal must have at least 14 faces (6+8).
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 12:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Splendid cuboctahedral fluorite where neither of both habits dominates.
Thank you Carles, I like that specimen very much and I'm glad to finally have a nice one from that locality. Since they were discovered, I fell in love with them, both the green ones and the blue ones.
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Nice Fluorite. Could you tell me how many faces do you count on the specimens ? Have a nice day.
Thank you too, Dany. I think Carles already answered your question. I took a closer look at the specimen, and though not a single crystal stands completely free, 14 should be correct.
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Tobi, beautiful Chinese fluorite crystals, are very good, do you get them directly from China?
Also thanks to you, Jose Luis. No, I don't get stuff from China, I got the specimen from my friend and fellow collector Michael Ochel who lives near Frankfurt, 80 km away from me. I visit him 3 or 4 times a year and it's always a pleasure to chat about minerals, look at his world-class collection, and get some new stuff for my own collection. He is not a professional dealer but he often has a booth at shows and there are always a lot of specimens available at his home. The large smoky quartz above is also from him ;-) I've known him for 6 years now and since then, I have not purchased many specimens online or at shows, I get most of my minerals from him and from another friend and fellow collector who lives nearby.

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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 13:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi, it's nice that you have friends nearby that you can visit, talk minerals and acquire some new things. Both the smoky quartz and the fluorite are superb. Great additions to your collection.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2019 15:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

michael shaw wrote:
Tobi, it's nice that you have friends nearby that you can visit, talk minerals and acquire some new things. Both the smoky quartz and the fluorite are superb. Great additions to your collection.
Michael
Thank you, Michael, I'm glad you like my new specimens, I really appreciate them as some of the best in my collection!
And yes, indeed a great thing to have some "mineral friends" nearby :-)
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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2019 05:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New specimen, massive clear smoky quartz from the French Alps (BlancSMOK.JPG):

Your 15 cm alpine quartz posted above, if undamaged, may be in my opinion a world class specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2019 08:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Tobi wrote:
New specimen, massive clear smoky quartz from the French Alps (BlancSMOK.JPG):
Your 15 cm alpine quartz posted above, if undamaged, may be in my opinion a world class specimen.
Thanks for your appreciation, Carles! The specimen is undamaged, yes. The tip is not one sharp tip (maybe once distortet during growth and then healed) but undamaged and nearly complete. There are some inclusions, bubbles etc inside, but all faces of the 15 x 9 x 9 cm main crystal are complete all around. And there is some coating (the usual chlorite stuff or something like that) on some faces of the backside so the crystal is only that completely transparent from that point of view. Nevertheless an undamaged specimen with (imho) great aesthetics all around. For me, as a quartz collector and a fan of alpine smoky quartzes, this specimen is a perfect one, one of my personal highlights in the collection :-)
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