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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2020 10:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

I like that pink color of the dolomite
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2020 10:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi José Luis.

Thank you for the input.


Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-93).

Group of transparent crystals with some inclusión like a cloud and a grey smoke at the top of the main one.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 33mm x 72mm x 20mm
 Description:
Group of transparent crystals with some inclusión like a cloud and a grey smoke at the top of the main one. (Nº-93).
 Viewed:  1317 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Main crystal detail.
 Description:
(Nº-93).
 Viewed:  1316 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2020 10:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Sodalite from Lake Superior, Keweenaw, Michigan, USA.

Fluorescent Sodalite using a long wave UV contained in syenite clasts.

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Mimetite from María Josefa Mine, Almería, Spain.

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Gypsum from Villalbilla, Madrid, Spain.



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 Mineral: Sodalite
 Locality:
Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 65mm x 35mm x 25mm
 Description:
They look like gray rocks, but these syenites are rich in fluorescent Sodalite that under UV light makes the rocks glow.
 Viewed:  1222 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sodalite
 Locality:
Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 65mm x 35mm x 25mm
 Description:
Fluorescent Sodalite using a long wave UV contained in syenite clasts.
 Viewed:  1220 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sodalite
 Locality:
Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 30mm x 30mm
 Description:
A most fluorescent area detail.
 Viewed:  1224 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1222 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Villalbilla, Comarca Cuenca del Henares, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
 Dimensions: 35mm x 50mm x 30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1221 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2020 11:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Pyrite from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia.

A pentagonal dodecahedron group of crystals got in Medellin.



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 53mm x 38mm x 35mm
 Description:
A pentagonal dodecahedron group of crystals.
 Viewed:  1145 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: Detail.
 Description:
 Viewed:  1143 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2020 12:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz on Calcite from Cervera del Río Alhama, La Rioja, Spain.

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Bariopharmacoalumite from María Josefa Mine, Almería, Spain.

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Quartz (variety chalcedony) on Opal from Almodóvar Hill, Madrid, Spain.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Quartz outcrop, Cervera del Río Alhama, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 35mm x 33mm x 10mm; xl = 7mm.
 Description:
Quartz on Calcite.
 Viewed:  1073 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Bariopharmacoalumite
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 6 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1074 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Almodóvar Hill, Distrito Vicálvaro (Villa de Vallecas), Madrid, Comarca Área Metropolitana de Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
 Dimensions: 37mm x 35mm x 15mm
 Description:
Quartz (variety chalcedony) on Opal.
 Viewed:  1074 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2020 11:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Almandine from Altay, Xinjiang, China.

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Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-95).



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 Mineral: Almandine
 Locality:
Altay Range, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 23mm x 20mm x 20mm
 Description:
Dark red-brown, dodacahedral garnet with trapezohedral modifications.
 Viewed:  1011 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 80mm x 24mm
 Description:
Specimen with a pale yellow base and clear border between smoke and transparent top. (Nº-95).
 Viewed:  1012 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2020 09:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from La Belleza, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-94).


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 40mm x 15mm
 Description:
Biterminated and thin copy with two divergent points growing at the middle and many points at each end, acquired in Bogotá. (Nº-94).
 Viewed:  919 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 40mm x 15mm
 Description:
(Nº-94).
 Viewed:  919 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2020 09:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Palygorskite from Segovia, Spain.

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Gypsum from Luzón Guadalajara, Spain.

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Fluorite from Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Hunan Province, China.



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 Mineral: Palygorskite
 Locality:
Las Suertes Quarry, Las Suertes, Vegas de Matute, Comarca Suroeste, Segovia, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 30mm x 55mm x 2mm
 Description:
This is an uncommon mineral known as “mountain leather”.
 Viewed:  810 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Keuper outcrop, Los Frailes, Luzón, Comarca Señorío de Molina-Alto Tajo, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 55mm x 45mm
 Description:
It´s dark red due the keuper mud inclusions.
 Viewed:  812 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 55mm x 48mm x 25mm
 Description:
Pale green cubic Fluorite crystals beveled by the rhombododecahedron.
 Viewed:  811 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2020 14:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Calcite from Málaga, Spain.

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Opal (variety hyalite) from Zacatecas, Mexico.

Botryoidal hyalite Opal is green yellowish fluorescent under UV light. Mined in 2018.



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Torre de las Palomas Quarry (La Araña Quarry), Torre de Las Palomas, Barriada La Araña, Málaga, Comarca Málaga-Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 38mm x 36mm x 30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  729 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Opal (variety hyalite)
 Locality:
Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 25mm x 24mm x 15mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  725 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Opal (variety hyalite)
 Locality:
Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 25mm x 24mm x 15mm
 Description:
Botryoidal hyalite Opal is green yellowish fluorescent under UV light.
 Viewed:  725 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Opal (variety hyalite)
 Locality:
Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: Detail FOV=11 mm
 Description:
It looks like a dragonfly head with its two big eyes.
 Viewed:  726 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2020 15:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Cerussite and Goethite from San Valentín open pit, La Unión, Murcia, Spain.


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 Mineral: Cerussite, Goethite
 Locality:
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: 35mm x 52mm x 33mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  549 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite, Goethite
 Locality:
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 7 mm
 Description:
Iridiscent Goethite coating Cerussite.
 Viewed:  550 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2020 08:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain.

Transparent Fluorite cubes with a main crystal showing a violet phantom and hexoctahedral corner modifications at least in three vertex.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 80mm x 58mm x 55mm
 Description:
Transparent Fluorite cubes with a main crystal showing a violet phantom.
 Viewed:  424 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Main cube detail.
 Description:
Hexoctahedral corner modifications at least in three vertex.
 Viewed:  426 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2020 12:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia (Nº-96).

Biterminated crystal where the smoke is whiter than the usuall grey.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40mm x 105mm x 26mm
 Description:
Frontal view with another growing.
White threads as inclusions best seen through this side.
 Viewed:  294 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 40mm x 105mm x 26mm
 Description:
Backside.
 Viewed:  293 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2020 12:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Azurite from Cerro Minado, Almería, Spain.

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Cerussite and Goethite from San Valentín open pit, La Unión, Murcia, Spain.



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 Mineral: Azurite and Aragonite
 Locality:
La Cena del Depósito Claim, Huércal-Overa, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 43mm x 32mm x 18mm
 Description:
The best finding from a digging afternoon due to the combination of azurite with white aragonite balls.
Usually, the aragonite comes out stained with red tones, but this piece shows an immaculate white.
 Viewed:  97 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite, Goethite
 Locality:
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 6mm high
 Description:
A Cerussite crystal on iridiscent Goethite.
 Viewed:  97 Time(s)

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