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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 08:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Congratulations Carles. A great honor to a very deserving person.

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 08:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles Millan wrote:
The renowned ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asked me permission some time ago to include a photo of a Navajun pyrite from my collection in his projected book Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide as a little help to back his theories about biological evolution. And finally here it is.
The original photo can be seen at FMF by clicking here.
This is the second time that this specimen becomes popular - it was already on the cover of a music album:

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=64744#64744

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 09:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Don Lum wrote:
Congratulations Carles. A great honor to a very deserving person.
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Many thanks for your kind words, Don. And get ready for the million this very evening !
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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 09:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi wrote:
This is the second time that this specimen becomes popular - it was already on the cover of a music album: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=64744#64744 :-)

When Google allowed to count the number of sites a particular image was posted on (I think that it no longer does), I found such a photo in 990 different pages, in a great range of sizes. None of them, except FMF, Mindat, Wikipedia and Wikimedia (and my own personal site), complied the very simple conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

Thanks for your comments, Tobi.
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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2020 05:14    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru  

Rhodonite, quartz, sphalerite, pyrite

Group of transparent, sharp, well-defined, bright pink rhodonite crystals, associated with more than a dozen colorless and bright quartz crystals, upon a matrix formed by brown to black sphalerite and minor pyrite. The entire specimen measures 53mm x 52mm x 40mm, and the main rhodonite crystals are approximately 10mm tall, 6mm wide, and 1mm thick. Mass: 112g. It comes from the 2007 find at the Chiurucu mine, where mining works stopped long ago, and not far from the famous Huanzala mine, in the district of Huallanca, Peru.

Overall size: 53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick. Mass: 112g.

From San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru.

A better photo from this specimen has been added here.

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"The Mineralogical Record": 28/4, 56-57.
"Peru Paradise of Minerals", Jaroslav Hyršl et al, 116 and 165-167.
"Moore's Compendium of Mineral Discoveries", Vol II, 430.

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 Mineral: Rhodonite, Quartz, Sphalerite, Pyrite
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 Dimensions: 53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick
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 Mineral: Rhodonite, Quartz, Sphalerite, Pyrite
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 Dimensions: 53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick
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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2020 06:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Rhodonite, a very interesting mineral, I am very attracted to its color and crystals
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2020 05:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru  

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Rhodonite, Quartz, Sphalerite, Pyrite
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru
53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick
Nice to finally see something new from your beautiful collection, Carles. And what a splendid rhodonite, I love the vivid colour and the combination with the quartzes, great specimen!

And I really like the educational idea with the maps, keep up that great work!

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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2020 05:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru  

Tobi wrote:
Nice to finally see something new from your beautiful collection, Carles. And what a splendid rhodonite, I love the vivid colour and the combination with the quartzes, great specimen!
And I really like the educational idea with the maps, keep up that great work!

You are very kind, Tobi, as usual. Thank you so much.
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2020 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, a very nice Rhodonite.

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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2020 07:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Enrique Llorens wrote:
Carles, a very nice Rhodonite. Regards.

Thanks for your kind comment. Glad you like it.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2020 06:37    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru (2)  

Rhodonite - CaMn3Mn(SiO3)5, quartz, sphalerite, pyrite

This is, I hope, a better photo, now shot by myself, of the specimen previously featured here.

Group of transparent, sharp, well-defined, bright pink rhodonite crystals, associated with more than a dozen colorless and bright quartz crystals, upon a matrix formed by brown to black sphalerite and minor pyrite. The entire specimen measures 53mm x 52mm x 40mm, and the main rhodonite crystals are approximately 10mm tall, 6mm wide, and 1mm thick. Mass: 112g. It comes from the 2007 find at the Chiurucu mine, where mining works stopped long ago, and not far from the famous Huanzala mine, in the district of Huallanca, Peru.

The color of that specimen, the crystals being so thin, is highly variable depending on the screen settings and the kind of light: solar, fluorescent, led, halogen, incandescent... For making things easier I just used the fluorescent light I have in my showcases and then processed the image without increasing the saturation, unlike many professional photographers do.

Overall size: 53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick. Mass: 112g.

From San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru.

References:
"The Mineralogical Record": 28/4, 56-57.
"Peru Paradise of Minerals", Jaroslav Hyršl et al, 116 and 165-167.
"Moore's Compendium of Mineral Discoveries", Vol II, 430.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are copyright by Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited and the image not modified (if it is not too much to ask...). Creative Commons Attribution Licence - Some Rights Reserved.

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 Mineral: Rhodonite, quartz, sphalerite, pyrite
 Dimensions: 53mm x 52mm x 40mm. Main rhodonite crystal: 10mm tall, 6mm wide, 1mm thick. Mass: 112g
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2020 09:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru (2)  

Carles Millan wrote:
Rhodonite, quartz, sphalerite, pyrite
This is, I hope, a better photo, now shot by myself, of the specimen previously featured here.

Your hope was not in vain, Carles, this photo is really a good one - worthy of that exceptional rhodonite. A wonderful specimen with great colour, and the combination with the quartzes is just lovely.

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2020 10:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru (2)  

Tobi wrote:
Your hope was not in vain, Carles, this photo is really a good one - worthy of that exceptional rhodonite. A wonderful specimen with great colour, and the combination with the quartzes is just lovely.

Thanks again for your comments. Taking photos, you know well, is also a matter of good luck.

Make no mistake. Its color, the crystals being so thin, is highly variable depending on the screen settings and the kind of light: sun, fluorescent, led, halogen, incandescent... For making things easier I just used the fluorescent light I have in my showcases and then processed the image without increasing the saturation, unlike many professional photographers do.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2021 03:49    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Wulfenite from Mexico  

Wulfenite

A small cluster of zoned tabular crystals of wulfenite grown on a matrix made of iron oxides. Some translucency can be appreciated in many of the crystals.

The overall size is 62 mm x 54 mm x 32 mm. The largest crystal size is 9 mm x 9 mm x 3 mm.

From Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2021 11:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Super Wulfenite and great photo Carles, I am very fond of these "sandwich" habit crystals from the Ojuela.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2021 13:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Super Wulfenite and great photo Carles, I am very fond of these "sandwich" habit crystals from the Ojuela.

Hi Michael, glad to hear from you. It's a pleasure to browse your gallery. I'm happy you like the wulfenite. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2021 03:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles,

I hope you are doing fine, always a pleasure to see something new here in your wonderful collection. This wulfenite from Ojuela is really amazing, a perfect specimen captured in a superb photo! Congratulations, a very fine addition to your collection.

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2021 03:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi wrote:
Hi Carles,

I hope you are doing fine, always a pleasure to see something new here in your wonderful collection. This wulfenite from Ojuela is really amazing, a perfect specimen captured in a superb photo! Congratulations, a very fine addition to your collectiont regards
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Many thanks, Tobi. You're always very kind.
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PostPosted: May 05, 2021 05:07    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Rhodonite from Peru  

Rhodonite - CaMn3Mn(SiO3)5, quartz, calcite, sphalerite

Group of transparent, sharp, tabular, bright pink rhodonite crystals, associated with several colorless quartz crystals, and some calcite, all upon a matrix formed by dark color sphalerite. From the 2007 find at the Chiurucu mine, where mining works stopped long ago, and not far from the famous Huanzala mine, in the district of Huallanca, Peru.

The color of rhodonite crystals, being so thin, is highly variable depending on the screen settings and the kind of light: solar, fluorescent, led, halogen, incandescent...

Overall size: 69 mm x 39 mm. Main rhodonite crystal: ~9 mm long. Mass: 84 g.

From San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru.

References:
The Mineralogical Record: 28/4, 56-57.
Peru Paradise of Minerals, Jaroslav Hyršl et al, 116 and 165-167.
Moore's Compendium of Mineral Discoveries, Vol II, 430.

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8225D-rhodonite1.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodonite, Quartz, Calcite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 69 mm x 39 mm. Main rhodonite crystal: ~9 mm long. Mass: 84 g
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PostPosted: May 05, 2021 05:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, another very nice Rhodonite.

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