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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2020 08:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2723 Fluorite - Choir area, Gobi Desert, Mongolia.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite and Calcite
 Locality:
Choir area, Province Govisümber, Mongolia
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm.
 Description:
Lustrous pale green cubic fluorite crystals to 1.8 cm on edge associated with honey-colored scalenohedral calcite crystals scattered over the top edge and back of the specimen.
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2020 02:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Fluorite and Calcite
Choir area, Province Govisümber, Mongolia
Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm.
Description: Lustrous pale green cubic fluorite crystals to 1.8 cm on edge associated with honey-colored scalenohedral calcite crystals scattered over the top edge and back of the specimen.
Very beautiful combination piece from that quite new locality!
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2020 10:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
Michael Shaw wrote:
Fluorite and Calcite
Choir area, Province Govisümber, Mongolia
Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm.
Description: Lustrous pale green cubic fluorite crystals to 1.8 cm on edge associated with honey-colored scalenohedral calcite crystals scattered over the top edge and back of the specimen.
Very beautiful combination piece from that quite new locality!


Thanks Tobi. I have another one from this same location ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=92584 ) with much larger crystals, but I really like the calcite accent on this piece.
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2020 00:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Tobi wrote:
Michael Shaw wrote:
Fluorite and Calcite
Choir area, Province Govisümber, Mongolia
Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm.
Description: Lustrous pale green cubic fluorite crystals to 1.8 cm on edge associated with honey-colored scalenohedral calcite crystals scattered over the top edge and back of the specimen.
Very beautiful combination piece from that quite new locality!
Thanks Tobi. I have another one from this same location ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=92584 ) with much larger crystals, but I really like the calcite accent on this piece.Michael
I like it too. The other specimen is also very aesthetic but I would prefer the one above because of the contrasting calcite crystals. However, both very nice, Choir is also on my fluorite wish list ;-)

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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2020 10:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Although the Minerva #1 Mine is famous for it's exquisite color-zoned fluorites, it also produced some remarkable specimens of barite, strontianite, witherite, and benstonite. The little barite shown below was collected in the 1960s and is one of my favorites from this location.


2729 Barite - Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 3.9 x 5.8 cm
 Description:
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2729 Barite - Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2020 09:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2686 Albite var. pericline - Natischer Berg, Wallis, Switzerland.jpg
 Mineral: Albite (variety pericline)
 Locality:
Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 4.7 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
A floater specimen of white albite crystals to 2.2 cm with small colorless adularia crystals on the terminations.
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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2020 14:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2730 Euchroite 2 - Lubietova, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia.jpg
 Mineral: Euchroite
 Locality:
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.8 x 10.7 cm
 Description:
Small emerald green euchroite crystals to 3 mm on a thin coating of black tenorite over limonite. .From the Type Locality.
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2730 Euchroite 2 - Lubietova, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2020 05:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:
The little barite shown below was collected in the 1960s and is one of my favorites from this location.
Barite
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
3.9 x 5.8 cm
Outstanding specimen, Michael, never seen something like that from Minerva.
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2020 11:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Tobi. I just love the sculptural shape of the specimen.
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PostPosted: Oct 29, 2020 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Acanthite - Imiter Mine, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 4.0 cm
 Description:
Arborescent growth of bright acanthite.
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2020 14:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2724 Willemite ps. descloizite - Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Esfahan Prov., Iran.jpg
 Mineral: Willemite ps. after Descloizite
 Locality:
Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province, Iran
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm
 Description:
Arborescent crystal groups of micro crystalline willemite replacing descloizite with a few small barrel-shaped orange mimetites. Collected 8-2015.
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2724 Willemite ps. descloizite - Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Esfahan Prov., Iran.jpg


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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2020 11:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2731 Calcite - Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm.
 Description:
Honey-colored calcite crystals on a gray dolostone matrix with white dolomite rhombs and a bit of druzy marcasite.
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2020 14:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2735 Cerussite - Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guangxi AR, China.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm
 Description:
Loose floater of lustrous twinned cerussite showing a subtle color shift from colorless to yellowish brown to pale orange-colored zones. Collected from a small pocket in 2011.
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2735 Cerussite - Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guangxi AR, China.jpg



2735 Cerussite (backside) - Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guangxi AR, China.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm
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Reverse side
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2020 12:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2736 Azurite - M'Cissi, Alnif Cercle, Tinghir Province, Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
Botryoidal aggregates of bright blue lenticular azurite crystals with minor
malachite covering a limonite and quartz matrix.
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2736 Azurite - M'Cissi, Alnif Cercle, Tinghir Province, Morocco.jpg


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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2020 05:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Azurite and Malachite
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Stunning blue colour, absolutely wonderful little M'Cissi killer specimen!
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2020 11:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
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Azurite and Malachite
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Stunning blue colour, absolutely wonderful little M'Cissi killer specimen!


Thank you for your comment Tobi. I have been looking to add one of these to our Moroccan suite for some time and this one checked all of the boxes.

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2020 12:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2733 Calcite - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
An aggregate of spherical-shaped calcite crystals with a 2nd generation of pale pinkish calcite crystals on top.
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2733 Calcite - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania.jpg


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