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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2020 18:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi, The piece is 7.7 cm tall. A larger picture appears in my gallery somewhere around page 31 I think.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2020 01:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Tobi, The piece is 7.7 cm tall. A larger picture appears in my gallery somewhere around page 31 I think.
Hi Michael, just found the specimen, page 31 was right - I will comment on it in your collection thread :-)
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2020 13:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

The latest acquisition is again a quartz, a cute little specimen from Nepal:


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 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite
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Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal
 Dimensions: Specimen height 4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2020 03:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hello Tobi,

a very nice specimen and an excellent photo.

Have a nice and safe Sunday.

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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2020 08:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello Tobi,
a very nice specimen and an excellent photo.
Have a nice and safe Sunday.
Dany.
Thanks Dany, indeed a nice and lovely specimen. I think the photo is rather poor and parts of it fuzzy, it wasn't easy to take a photo of the crystals. But I'm glad to hear that the photo is at least ok for the forum community :-)

A safe sunday for you too, best regards
Tobi
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2020 09:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi,
You know I love your new avatar.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2020 13:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Tobi,
You know I love your new avatar.
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I know for sure, Michael ;-)
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2020 05:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Very sorry, Tobi. With a long delay I've just seen you got one million views last April. I'm really happy with such achievement. Congratulations! You much deserve it.
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2020 06:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Very sorry, Tobi. With a long delay I've just seen you got one million views last April. I'm really happy with such achievement. Congratulations! You much deserve it.
Hi Carles, I noticed you were absent for a while, I hope you are doing well!
Thank you for your kind words, I'm really proud to have earned that much attention with humble photos of a humble collection. You know your evaluation of my minerals always was helpful and constructive for me, so I hope you like my latest additions (you see, quartz and fluorite have become the main focus).

I hope you will again be part of the community and I hope to see some news from your collection!

Stay safe, thanks again & best regards
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2020 06:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen, not shown before (just an ordinary Brazilian quartz that I don't have on display anymore but I somehow like that photo):


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Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: Crystal height 10 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2020 06:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Another new specimen, alpine quartz from Austria:


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 Mineral: Quartz
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Grieswies, Grieswies - Krumlkeeskopf area, Hüttwinkl Valley, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: Specimen height 11,5 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2020 09:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

This is really a beautiful quartz crystal! I like it!

Stay healthy!

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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2020 13:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Volkmar Stingl wrote:
This is really a beautiful quartz crystal! I like it!
Stay healthy! Volkmar
Thank you Volkmar, I like it too. As I'm focusing more and more on quartz, this water-clear beauty is a great addition to my alpine suite of rock crystal and smoky quartz.
The next addition is - what a surprise - a quartz again ;-) A large crystalline artwork from Baia Sprie / Romania, I love it not only for its size but also for the small horizontal crystal atop and the fully terminated base:



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Shaft 5, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: Specimen height 14 cm
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Photo © Anton Watzl Minerals
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2020 12:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

The latest addition ... an alpine quartz again:


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 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite
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Tiefen Glacier, Galenstock Mountain, Realp, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 17,5 cm, largest quartz 7 cm
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Photo © previous owner Markus Rosenkranz
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Tiefen Glacier, Galenstock Mountain, Realp, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 17,5 cm, largest quartz 7 cm
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Photo © previous owner Markus Rosenkranz
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2020 12:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

A large and aesthetic alpine quartz again. Are you on the road to specialize in such a kind of specimens? They are very nice but quite expensive too. I do know how difficult it is to extract them from the clefts where they usually are. Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2020 16:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
A large and aesthetic alpine quartz again. Are you on the road to specialize in such a kind of specimens? They are very nice but quite expensive too. I do know how difficult it is to extract them from the clefts where they usually are. Congratulations!
Hi Carles,

thanks for your appreciation of the specimen, I'm glad you like it. And yes, I'm on the road to somehow specialize in quartz. I will for sure continue to collect other minerals like fluorite or galena or in general minerals from Germany, but quartz with all its different shapes and habits and colours and combinations with other minerals has become more and more my main focus during the last years. I would say this focus is on quartz from world-wide localities, but specimens from The Alps are something I learned to appreciate more and more. Maybe because of what you mentioned, the often long and dangerous way from a cleft in the high mountains to us collectors ...

And no, not that expensive in that case. The Tiefen Glacier specimen comes from a fellow collector in Austria who demanded a more than fair price :-) But you are right, usually such specimens are quite expensive on the regular market. But it's the same with other fine minerals, no matter if you collect alpine quartzes, world-wide aesthetic stuff, Tsumeb rarities, Weardale fluorites, German classics or whatever, the prices are getting higher and higher. The more a collector can be glad to find a really good specimen for a smaller price as I did with that wonderful quartz plate from the legendary Tiefen Glacier :-)

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2020 05:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
The latest addition ... an alpine quartz again

Tobi, if you ever get bored (but I guess you never will), I encourage you to shoot new photos of the alpine quartz in other positions.

According to the prominent collector Steve Smale:

The "horizon", where the upper ridge of the overall specimen meets the "sky", is the most crucial part of the specimen. The eye first meets the mineral on its horizon; thus damage-free sharply crystallized faces, particularly in this area, are the gold standard.(...).
From the book The Smale Collection. Beauty in Natural Crystals.

You would have some more impressive photos of your excellent specimen.

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2020 12:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hello Tobi,
Very beautiful specimen. Have a nice evening.
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2020 13:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Tobi, if you ever get bored (but I guess you never will), I encourage you to shoot new photos of the alpine quartz in other positions.
According to the prominent collector Steve Smale:The "horizon", where the upper ridge of the overall specimen meets the "sky", is the most crucial part of the specimen. The eye first meets the mineral on its horizon; thus damage-free sharply crystallized faces, particularly in this area, are the gold standard.(...). From the book The Smale Collection. Beauty in Natural Crystals.
You would have some more impressive photos of your excellent specimen.
Thanks for your suggestion, Carles. You are right, the photos of the Tiefen Glacier quartz could be better, maybe I'll try to do my own ones. But I often struggled to make good photos of quartzes, my favourite mineral is not the easiest one to shoot. But maybe I'll try and if there's a good result, I will show it ;-)

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Hello Tobi,
Very beautiful specimen. Have a nice evening.
Dany.
Hi Dany, thank you - have a nice evening too :-)
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2020 14:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Thanks for your suggestion, Carles. You are right, the photos of the Tiefen Glacier quartz could be better, maybe I'll try to do my own ones. But I often struggled to make good photos of quartzes, my favourite mineral is not the easiest one to shoot. But maybe I'll try and if there's a good result, I will show it ;-)

Change the position in a way that the crystals of quartz are at the top and their background is anything but the specimen itself, according to the advice of Smale - the "horizon" that he was talking about, the crucial point where the eyes of the seer are caught at first sight. I believe that that kind of quartz being a bit less transparent than usual must be more photogenic.

Good luck!
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