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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2020 17:05    Post subject: Popular Minerals  

There are specimens that for whatever reason are the ones that receive the most visits daily. I will be publishing them in this thread.


Sulfur with Calcite - Agrigento Province_Sicily_Italy.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur with Calcite
 Locality:
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.3 × 6.3 cm = 3.70” × 2.87” × 2.48” / Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.22”
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Group of Sulphur crystals with a flattened dipyramidal shape. They are on a Calcite matrix.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2020 17:09    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

Great idea Jordi, I'll be looking forward to your posts.

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2020 13:42    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Baryte on Rhodochrosite  

Baryte on Rhodochrosite


Baryte on Rhodochrosite - Cavnic_Maramures_Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte on Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 13 × 12.4 × 4.2 cm = 5.12” × 4.88” × 1.65” / main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”
 Description:
Group of flattened rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very bright and uniform pink color, with small Dolomite crystals and water-clear platy Baryte crystals, completely transparent.
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2020 14:25    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Baryte on Quartz from Pöhla  

Baryte on Quartz from Pöhla


Baryte with Quartz - Pöhla_Saxony_Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte and Quartz
 Locality:
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm / Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm
 Description:
Elongated Baryte crystals on matrix, highly profiled and with well defined faces and edges and with the transparency, luster and intensity of color that have made these Barytes famous. From a classic German deposit.
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2020 04:06    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

Beautiful classic baryte from Saxony :-)
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2020 16:25    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

Gold from Uriman, Venezuela


Gold - Uriman, Bolívar State, Venezuela.jpg
 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
Uriman, Bolívar State, Venezuela
 Dimensions: 1.3 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm
 Description:
Group of elongated rhombododecahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with unusually sharp crystalline forms. The morphology of the specimen is very peculiar.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2020 17:55    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Sphalerite from Trepca  

Sphalerite with Siderite from Trepča


Sphalerite with Siderite - Stan Trg Mine_Kosovska Mitrovica District_Kosovo.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite with Siderite
 Locality:
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District, Kosovo
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 9.1 × 5.4 × 3.3 cm / main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.4 cm
 Description:
Group of twinned Sphalerite crystals, well defined and partially covered by light brown spherulitic-botryoidal Siderite.
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2020 17:43    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Volborthite from Milpillas Mine, Mexico  

Volborthite from Milpillas Mine, Mexico


Volborthite with Malachite - Milpillas Mine_Sonora_Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Volborthite with Malachite and Azurite and on Dickite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm / main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.4 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2020 17:21    Post subject: Erythrite from the type locality, Schneeberg  

Erythrite with Quartz - Schneeberg District, Saxony, Germany


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 Mineral: Erythrite with Quartz
 Locality:
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.7 × 5.3 cm / main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm
 Description:
Centered aggregate of acicular Erythrite crystals, with the habit, brilliance and presentation that have made the Schneeberg Erythrites famous. This is the type locality for the species. The specimen, apart from being classic, also has a long pedigree documented in its accompanying label record.
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2020 20:29    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

That's spectacular Jordi, thanks for the post.
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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2020 17:06    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

Thanks Brent. I like classics...
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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2020 17:56    Post subject: Re: Popular Minerals  

Here's another erythrite from the Schneeberg district.


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 Mineral: Erythrite
 Dimensions: 2 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2020 17:06    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Cassiterite from Mount Xuebaoding  

Cassiterite from Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China


Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mount Xuebaoding_Pingwu_Sichuan_China.jpg
 Mineral: Cassiterite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 8.7 x 8.33.5 cm / main crystal size: 2 x 1.3 cm
 Description:
Former collection of Miguel David Martínez
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2020 14:07    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Chrysocolla coating Quartz from the Tentadora Mine  

Chrysocolla coating Quartz from the Tentadora Mine, Peru


Chrysocolla on Quartz - Tentadora Mine_Ica Department_Peru.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla coating Quartz
 Locality:
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 3.3 × 2.8 × 3 cm
 Description:
Group of Quartz crystals covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a well-known Peruvian locality but from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2020 18:20    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Elbaite from Pederneira claim  

Elbaite with Mica from Pederneira claim


Elbaite with Lepidolite - Pederneira Claim_Minas Gerais_Brazil.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite with Mica
 Locality:
Pederneira Claim, São José da Safira, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 3.5 × 2 × 2 cm
 Description:
Crystal with very well defined faces and edges, clear and much richer in crystalline forms than usual. The crystal is polychrome, with two very marked color zones, red at the base and green at the terminal zone, and is partially covered with small Mica crystals
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2020 13:51    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Laurentthomasite  

Hexagonal floater crystal of Laurentthomasite with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent and with an intense deep blue color. The species, a magnesium-potassium cyclosilicate, is a rarity recently (2019) approved by the IMA. From the type locality for the species.


Laurentthomasite - Beravina,_Anosy Region_Madagascar.jpg
 Mineral: Laurentthomasite
 Locality:
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 2 × 1.8 × 0.5 cm
 Description:
Visible dichroism, blue in the center and green-yellowish on the side.

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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2020 16:35    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Scheelite from Mount Xuebaoding, China  

Multiple growth of dipyramidal crystals with sharp faces and edges, on matrix with leafy aggregates of Muscovite crystals. Large size of both the piece as a whole and the Scheelite crystals, which at the time were a relatively abundant species and which today have become difficult to obtain.


Scheelite - Mount Xuebaoding, Sichuan Province China.jpg
 Mineral: Scheelite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 13.2 × 11.6 × 8.6 cm / main crystal size: 7.2 × 6.6 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2020 13:34    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Asturias, Spain  

Two cubic Fluorite crystals beveled by the rhombododecahedron and with geometric color zoning.


Fluorite - La Viesca Mine_Asturias_Spain.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 6 × 6 × 4.2 cm / main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2020 14:20    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Calcite from the Bigrigg Mine, England  

Druse of complex Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedron faces and with reddish inclusions of Hematite. An English classic, really old and with a complex pedigree, with two labels that detail much of its history. It came from the collection of Francis Butler, who in 1890 sold it to the British Museum in London, which gave it the collection number BM65723, after which it passed on to the Leif Engman collection.


Calcite - Bigrigg Mine_Bigrigg_Cumbria_United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite with Hematite inclusions
 Locality:
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.2 × 2.7 cm / main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm
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Calcite - Bigrigg Mine_Cumbria_United Kingdom-labels.jpg
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The labels
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2020 14:10    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Proustite from the Imiter Mine, Morocco  

Proustite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and pyramidal terminations, transparents and with small white Quartz coatings.


Proustite with Quartz - Imiter Mine_Jebel Saghro_Drâa-Tafilalet Region_Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Proustite with minor Quartz
 Locality:
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.1 × 4.3 cm / main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm
 Description:
Mined in 2019
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