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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2020 15:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-103).

Tessin habit quartz transparent and rich in faces.

We can distinguish a very narrow face by the discontinuity of the striations seen through the crystal.

Tessin habit crystal is the result of repeated alternating termination and prism faces forming a tapered crystal with striated faces.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety tessin habit)
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34mm x 72mm x 30mm
 Description:
Tessin habit crystal transparent and rich in faces. (Nº-103).
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety tessin habit)
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34mm x 72mm x 30mm
 Description:
We can distinguish a very narrow face by the discontinuity of the striations seen through the crystal.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2020 12:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Buriticá, Antioquia Department, Colombia. (Nº-104).

Biterminated crystal mainly transparent with some extra faces.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Buriticá, Occidente Province, Antioquia Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22mm x 47mm x 19mm
 Description:
Some extra faces. (Nº-104).
 Viewed:  2193 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Buriticá, Occidente Province, Antioquia Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 47mm x 22mm x 19mm
 Description:
Biterminated crystal. (Nº-104).
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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2020 15:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-105).

Cream specimen at the base with a smoky area with bluish grey mineral hairs and a transparent top.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 21mm x 80mm x 13mm
 Description:
Cream specimen at the base with a smoky area ...
 Viewed:  2100 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 21mm x 80mm x 13mm
 Description:
with bluish grey mineral hairs and a transparent top. (Nº-105).
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2020 04:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
Quartz from San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-105). Cream specimen at the base with a smoky area with bluish grey mineral hairs and a transparent top.
Nice one, it nearly looks like an inverted version of a "mango" quartz from Cabiche ;-) I like it!
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PostPosted: Nov 03, 2020 11:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi.

Nice to see you.

Curious appreciation about these tricolor crystals.


Now a Gypsum from Luzón, Guadalajara, Spain, self-collected in 2013 and a

Quartz from Muzo mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-106).



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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Keuper outcrop, Los Frailes, Luzón, Comarca Señorío de Molina-Alto Tajo, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 62mm x 60mm x 35mm
 Description:
A Gypsum aggregate with a cleaner crystal. Self-collected in 2013.
 Viewed:  1962 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20mm x 44mm x 8mm
 Description:
Flat crystal with white clouds inside the transparent area. (Nº-106).
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2020 11:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Halite from Dead Sea, Madaba Governorate, Jordan.

Botryoidal brain-like Halite with pearly luster and 3,5 cm thick, self-collected in 1999.

This specimen coated a rock on the Jordanian shore of the sea. The backside preserves the mold of sea rock.

The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at 430 meters below sea level and a deep hypersaline lake that actively precipitates halite as a response to its negative water balance.



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 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
Dead Sea, Madaba Governorate, Jordania
 Dimensions: 144mm x 105mm x 60 mm
 Description:
Botryoidal brain-like Halite with pearly luster and 3,5 cm thick.
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2020 04:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
Halite from Dead Sea, Madaba Governorate, Jordan.
Botryoidal brain-like Halite with pearly luster and 3,5 cm thick, self-collected in 1999.
This specimen coated a rock on the Jordanian shore of the sea. The backside preserves the mold of sea rock.
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at 430 meters below sea level and a deep hypersaline lake that actively precipitates halite as a response to its negative water balance.
I think I've never seen a mineral specimen from Jordan before ...
Really interesting, Firmo, thanks for showing!
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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2020 18:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Thank you Tobi for your kind input.

Quartz from Muzo mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-107).



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 63mm x 32mm
 Description:
(Nº-107).
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2020 13:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

The central prismatic crystals are overgrown by smaller ones. The presence of iron oxides gives some portions an orange coloration.

In this specimen is easy to see the growth phases.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 55mm x 33mm x 52mm
 Description:
In this specimen is easy to see the growth phases.
 Viewed:  1626 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 55mm x 33mm x 52mm
 Description:
The central prismatic crystals are overgrown by smaller ones.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2020 13:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Pella, Orange river, Northern Cape, South Africa.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 55mm x 30mm x 22mm
 Description:
Doubly terminated Quartz with Hematite carrying two smaller biterminated ones.
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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2020 12:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from the Lower Orange River, Northern Cape, South Africa.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 52mm x 63mm x 42mm
 Description:
Red quartz cluster with a transparent second generation.
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: Detail
 Description:
Coloured tips with Hematite and probably Chlorite.
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2020 10:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 75mm x 60mm x 35mm
 Description:
Pale green fluorite cubes with pink and violet tones and a bit of limonite between them.
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 75mm x 60mm x 35mm
 Description:
Backlight. Main cube is 35mm x 30mm.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2020 10:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Bolivar, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-108).


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 128mm x 93mm x 85mm
 Description:
Plate with divergent and transparent at the top quartz prisms. (Nº-108).
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 128mm x 93mm x 85mm
 Description:
Backside. (Nº-108).
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2020 09:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
Quartz
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
128mm x 93mm x 85mm
Very beautiful quartz specimen, Firmo!
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2020 14:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi.

This cluster was hard to find here in Medellín. Thanks for your post.



Aegirine on Quartz and Orthoclase from Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi.



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 Mineral: Aegirine, Quartz and Orthoclase
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 30mm x 55mm x 27mm
 Description:
Aegirine on a flat Quartz crystal with minor Orthoclase from this well known locality.
 Viewed:  1038 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aegirine, Quartz and Orthoclase
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 30mm x 55mm x 27mm
 Description:
Backside.
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2020 13:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Pella, Lower Orange River, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Quartz plate with both sides terminated and mustard yellow coloured, one of them with red tips.

This type of quartz is locally called "fire quartz" as it resembles the coals of a fire. The effect is due to a very light hematite staining on the mineral as it was forming.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 105mm x 74mm x 50mm
 Description:
Quartz plate with both sides terminated and mustard yellow coloured, one of them with red tips.
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 105mm x 74mm x 50mm
 Description:
Profile.
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2020 12:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Beryl (variety aquamarine) and Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine) and Schorl
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 14mm x 32mm x 9mm
 Description:
Light blue to colorless translucent aquamarine crystals with schorl needles embebed in the beryl.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine) and Schorl
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 14mm x 32mm x 9mm
 Description:
Backside with a Schorl spray.
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2020 03:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
Quartz from Pella, Lower Orange River, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Quartz plate with both sides terminated and mustard yellow coloured, one of them with red tips. This type of quartz is locally called "fire quartz" as it resembles the coals of a fire. The effect is due to a very light hematite staining on the mineral as it was forming.
I really like that one, beautiful specimen!
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2020 11:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Thanks Tobi.

Big compliment coming from a quartz lover like you.


To celebrate now the incredible number of two hundred thousand visits, we have this Ex Enrique Llorens Quartz coming from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 62mm x 115mm x 40mm
 Description:
Transparent main crystal with inclusions like sand.
 Viewed:  665 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 62mm x 115mm x 40mm
 Description:
Backside with the inclusions.
Ex Enrique Llorens, who got it in Munich Show 2008.
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2020 09:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Pella, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Group of parallel crystals with well defined red phantoms due to Hematite.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pella, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 36mm x 75mm x 30mm
 Description:
The base is milky but above the red phantom layer they are water clear.
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