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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2021 16:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-109).


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 41mm x 66mm x 23mm
 Description:
Transparent crystal with a white phantom showing the pyramidal internal faces. (Nº-109).
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 41mm x 66mm x 23mm
 Description:
Backside with a very defined white area.
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2021 03:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

A great phantom inside of the crystal!
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2021 09:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Thank you Tobi for your post.

The quartzs from La Belleza are usually curious.
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Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 86mm x 72mm
 Description:
Green fluorite cubes on matrix up to 15 mm edge length, most of them with purple corners. Small quartz crystals are also present over the fluorite some of them doubly terminated.
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 86mm x 72mm (detail)
 Description:
It presents a blue and pink fluorescence under long wave UV.
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2021 14:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Very beautiful Okorusu specimen, I really like it!
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2021 17:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Thank you so much for your post Tobi.


Elbaite and Muscovite from Minas Gerais, Brazil.



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 Mineral: Elbaite and Muscovite
 Locality:
Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 16mm x 48mm x 12mm
 Description:
Couple of green elbaite crystals with one preferentially coated with small golden brown muscovite crystals. There are small elbabites crossed on the main crystals.
From the Bloch collection to the late 60s most likely.
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2021 07:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Opal from Sorteo minig group, Los Arenales, Cáceres, Spain.

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Quartz from Viladrau, Girona / Gerona, Spain.

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Beryl (variety emerald) and Talc from Swat, Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.



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 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Sorteo mining group, El Cintado, Cáceres city, Comarca de Cáceres, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
 Dimensions: 42mm x 42mm x 35mm
 Description:
A piece of bacon from an exchange.
 Viewed:  336 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia, Spain
 Dimensions: 103mm x 72mm x 51mm
 Description:
Little quartz points on matrix.
 Viewed:  336 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Swat, Swat District (Sway Valley), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Dimensions: 17mm x 35mm x 12mm
 Description:
Emerald crystal host on talc matrix from famed emerald mine Swat Valley.
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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2021 17:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Bad Brambach, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Bad Brambach, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 88mm x 77mm x 55mm
 Description:
Clear rock crystals up to 2.6 cm in size, scattered over granitic rock matrix. This German classic was found in the 90s.
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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2021 04:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Very beautiful specimens, Firmo, both the cute emerald and the nice German quartz!
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2021 15:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi.

As always thank you very much for your appreciation.
This German quartz has been really difficult for me to photograph until I get a moderately presentable picture.


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Quartz (varieyt faden) from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety faden)
 Locality:
Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 96mm x 57mm x 14mm
 Description:
Main crystal with a clear faden line and some doubly terminated smaller ones crossed on.
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