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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2020 10:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
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!
You're right, less transparent and partly chlorite coated quartz is much easier to photograph than transparent rock crystal. Maybe I'll try some photos and if they are really worth showing, I'll present them.

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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2020 11:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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You're right, less transparent and partly chlorite coated quartz is much easier to photograph than transparent rock crystal. Maybe I'll try some photos and if they are really worth showing, I'll present them.

And don't forget to choose the right position, the horizon.
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2020 07:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Tobi wrote:
You're right, less transparent and partly chlorite coated quartz is much easier to photograph than transparent rock crystal. Maybe I'll try some photos and if they are really worth showing, I'll present them.
And don't forget to choose the right position, the horizon.
Though the chlorite coated quartz wasn't that easy to shoot, here's an attempt with horizon:


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 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite
 Locality:
Tiefen Glacier, Galenstock Mountain, Realp, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 17,5 cm, largest quartz 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1988 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2020 08:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I think it's much better, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2020 09:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

It is, Carles, though I'm not satisfied with my photo quality in general.

The next addition shows its "horizon" quite well and the photo is much much better (thanks to the better photo equipment and skills of Rudi Watzl from Austria from whom I got this specimen), another superb alpine quartz:



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Vals Valley, Vals, Surselva Region, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 11 cm
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Photo © R. Watzl / Saphira Minerals
 Viewed:  1899 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2020 12:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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It is, Carles, though I'm not satisfied with my photo quality in general.

Me neither (with mine).

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The next addition shows its "horizon" quite well and the photo is much much better (thanks to the better photo equipment and skills of Rudi Watzl from Austria from whom I got this specimen), another superb alpine quartz:

I used to think the photographer was his father.
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2020 12:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Excellent quartz. I love it.
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2020 13:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Excellent quartz. I love it.
Thank you, Carles. It is not the largest alpine specimen, but simply perfect, I love it too!

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The next addition shows its "horizon" quite well and the photo is much much better (thanks to the better photo equipment and skills of Rudi Watzl from Austria from whom I got this specimen), another superb alpine quartz:
I used to think the photographer was his father.
You're right, I think Anton Watzl Senior does most of the photography for Rudi, so thanks to Anton Senior for his skills and equipment :-)

Fortunately, several of my latest additions are from Rudi Watzl so I can present not only more really good specimens but really good photos, something I could not do on my own. One of these latest additions is this fabulous yellow barite from Peru:



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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Warihuyn Hill, Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: Specimen height 8 cm, barite cluster 3,3 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2020 16:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Really impressive, the barite. Excellent color and a good position of the crystals. A beauty. Congrats! I own four barites from such locality, but the photos, shot by myself, are very poor.
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2020 05:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Really impressive, the barite. Excellent color and a good position of the crystals. A beauty. Congrats! I own four barites from such locality, but the photos, shot by myself, are very poor.
Thank you, Carles, it is indeed a nice specimen with elegant shape and a beautiful "flower" of barite atop. I know the photos of your Peruvian barites from your homepage and galleries, I think they are ok but that stuff is really not easy to capture.

The next addition is an alpine quartz again (fortunately again a Watzl photo so I can avoid struggling with my camera). This impressive single crystal from Austria (from Hocharn Mountain at the border of Salzburg and Carinthia) is mostly clear, has some cloudy zones and areas with chlorite coating, some parts of the terminations are a bit rough and re-healed but not damaged. As a fan of alpine quartzes, I love this new highlight in my collection - though it's "just" a colourless single quartz crystal:



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 Mineral: Quartz
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Hocharn, Rauris Valley, Zell am See District, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: Specimen height 20 cm
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Photo © R. Watzl / Saphira Minerals
 Viewed:  1742 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2020 05:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

The latest addition so far, red tourmaline from Madagascar:

The provided locality actually was Sakavalana mine, Mandrosonoro, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar (the famous pezzottaite beryl locality), but I only know Madagascan rubellite crystals with such terminations like that from Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar, has anyone an idea on this?

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 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Locality:
Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: Specimen height 3 cm
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Photo © R. Watzl / Saphira Minerals
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2020 14:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I can't help you Tobi about the locality, but what a very nice colour.

And congratulations for your lasts quartz specimen: very impressive;

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2020 10:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I can't help you Tobi about the locality, but what a very nice colour.
And congratulations for your last quartz specimen: very impressive;
Thank you Philippe. I hope someone can help with the locality, but after more researching I'm quite sure that Sahatany Valley is most likely the origin of the tourmaline.

And the quartz from Hocharn, thanks again, indeed impressive, it's one of the best specimens in my collection, I love it :-)

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2020 14:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Next one is an older specimen, a nice combination from a classic German mining area:


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 Mineral: Calcite on Ankerite on Sphalerite
 Locality:
Niederfischbach, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1412 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Ankerite on Sphalerite
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Niederfischbach, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm
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Classic Freiberg label
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2020 16:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Next one is an older specimen, a nice combination from a classic German mining area:

Venerable label. Do you have any idea of the year it was written? I guess it's from the 19th century, right?
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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2020 03:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Congratulations, Tobi, on this beautiful German old classic and related label.

Allow me a question: what I notice under the ankerite looks like galena, due to the color, luster and crystals habit. I'm wrong?

A very warm greeting.
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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2020 04:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Venerable label. Do you have any idea of the year it was written? I guess it's from the 19th century, right?
Unfortunately not that old, Carles: Prior to 1918 the Freiberg labels included the designation "Königlich Sächsisch" or "K.S." (= Royal Saxon). From 1918, when Germany became a republic and was no longer a monarchy, the designations changed and the "Königlich" was removed, so this label here must be post 1918, maybe from the 1920s ...

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Congratulations, Tobi, on this beautiful German old classic and related label. Allow me a question: what I notice under the ankerite looks like galena, due to the color, luster and crystals habit. I'm wrong?
It may look like galena at first sight, yes, but it is sphalerite for sure, it has a greenish hue which would not appear on galena :-)

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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2020 09:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hi Tobi,

Just incredible your last specimens. I'm lovin it...

Have a nice and safe day.

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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2020 13:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you for your kind comment, Dany!
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2020 07:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

(Just a post for the admins: I provided a wrong size for the last specimen, it's 15 cm, not 12, but I can't edit my post anymore. Could someone please correct the size and delete this message? Thanks!)

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