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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2019 02:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Really beautiful.

Good colors, shine and aesthetic

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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2019 09:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Enrique Llorens wrote:
Really beautiful.

Good colors, shine and aesthetic

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Nice to hear from you Enrique. Thank you for your comment.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2019 09:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN751 Topaz - Jaral de Berrios, Guanajuato, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Hacienda Jaral de Berrio, San Felipe, Municipio San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 1.8 cm x 2.9 cm
 Description:
Transparent sherry-colored topaz crystal set on a matrix of pale brown rhyolite.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2019 16:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Amethyst - Ashaway Village, Hopkinton, Rhode Island.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3 cm x 3.5 cm
 Description:
An intergrown group of doubly-terminated, sceptered amethyst crystals on a short stem of milky quartz. Collected in the early 1980s.
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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2019 13:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Two jewels !
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2019 10:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Philippe.


Barite - Magma Mine, Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
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Magma Mine, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 3.1 cm x 4.0 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2019 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A nice mineral candy :)
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 15:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

jose luis jara jara wrote:
A nice mineral candy :)


Thanks Jose.



Stilbite - Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.jpg
 Mineral: 'Stilbite'
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Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 5.9 cm x 8.0 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2019 13:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A white cap/white stripe amazonite has been on my wish list for nearly a decade. It's not that there were none available - just not one that met my size and price criteria. My patience was finally rewarded when the one pictured below turned up. It was my most exciting find of the Denver Show.

This specimen was collected May 25, 1996 by Ray Berry on a claim that later became the Smoky Hawk Mine.



2637 Microcline with Cleavelandite - Teller County, Colorado.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline var. amazonite with Albite var. cleavelandite
 Locality:
Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 6.1 cm x 7.5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2019 12:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2648 Calcite - Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 8.7 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2019 11:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Another of the new wulfenites from La Morita Mine. I think the color zoning of the crystals is interesting.


2635 Wulfenite - La Morita Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
La Morita Mine, Municipio Ascención, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 14:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2654 Quartz after Calcite - Cavnic, Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz pseudomorph after Calcite
 Locality:
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 9.0 cm
 Description:
Classic hollow casts of quartz that has replaced scalenohedral calcite crystals. The surface of the quartz has a sugary texture and there are small pyrite and bournonite crystals scattered about.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2019 10:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN750 Vanadinite - San Carlos Mine, Chihuhua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
San Carlos Mine (Apex Mine), San Carlos, Municipio Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 2.7 cm x 2.9 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2019 09:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2644 Aragonite - San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Sardinia, Italy.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 4.7 cm x 6.2 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2019 13:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Oh no, Michael.
This is a low blow.
Very nice Sardinian specimen.
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2019 08:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Sante. I was fortunate to be able to acquire this piece recently from an older collection.
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2019 11:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2645 Pectolite - Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey.jpg
 Mineral: Pectolite
 Locality:
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 9.0 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 24, 2019 13:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2659 Calcite - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 11.0 cm x 15.0 cm
 Description:
Two generations of calcite on a matrix of quartz and minor pyrite. The first generation consists of sparkly cream-colored spherical calcite and the second is small scalenohedral crystals.
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Calcite - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 11.0 cm x 15.0 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2019 14:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2656 Galena - Fletcher Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Fletcher Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 0.5 cm x 0.6 cm x 5.3 cm
 Description:
These unusual galena specimens were collected in summer 2019. This doubly-terminated crystal is greatly elongated, slightly twisted, and perhaps twinned.
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2019 15:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Indeed very unusual, Michael. I wonder what the chemical and physical conditions would be for such a curious habit to grow.
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