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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2017 02:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

These "Bastnäsites-(Ce)" from Trimouns are in fact Hydroxyl-bastnäsite-(Ce)
See: https://www.minsocam.org/msa/AmMin/TOC/Abstracts/2008_Abstracts/Apr08_Abstracts/Yang_p698_08.pdf (the extended version where is said that the samples used to determinate the species are from Trimouns is available if you are member of Minsocam:
https://www.minsocam.org/msa/AmMin/TOC/2008/Apr08.html

I already changed it in your caption https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=82384
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2017 17:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Thank you Jordi !

Yellow diamond from South America, and autunite from Margnac uranium mine...



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 Mineral: Diamond
 Locality:
Santa Elena de Uairén, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State, Venezuela
 Dimensions: 0,5 x 0,5 x 0,6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11861 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Meta-autunite
 Locality:
Margnac II Mine, Compreignac, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 Dimensions: 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11849 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2017 17:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Quartz from Wallis.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite
 Locality:
Vorderes Galmihorn, Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
Ex. Anton Watzl
 Viewed:  11833 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite
 Locality:
Vorderes Galmihorn, Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11825 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite
 Locality:
Vorderes Galmihorn, Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Description:
Details of hematites
 Viewed:  11852 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2017 03:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Benj wrote:
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite
Vorderes Galmihorn, Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Dimensions: 8 cm
Very nice specimen with intense dark colour! Smoky quartz is one of my most favourite minerals (though my wife doesn't understand how one can love that brown/grey stuff ;-))
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2017 17:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

radioactive opal.


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 Mineral: Opal (variety hyalite)
 Locality:
Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: crystal : 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11729 Time(s)

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 Mineral: _Opal (variety hyalite)
 Locality:
Zacatecas, Mexico
 Description:
Bought in SMAM
 Viewed:  11726 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2017 10:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Very radioactive and big French pitchblendes, approximately 500 uSv/h !!!


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 Mineral: Uraninite (variety pitchblende)
 Locality:
La Crouzille, Saint-Sylvestre, Ambazac, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 Dimensions: 22 x 17 x 8 cm
 Description:
polished !
 Viewed:  11596 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Uraninite (variety "pitchblende") with "gummites" and Curite (?)
 Locality:
Margnac II Mine, Compreignac, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 Dimensions: 10 x 9 cm
 Description:
Polished !
 Viewed:  11610 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2018 09:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Hello !

One of my favorites piece of my collection… Fluorite from Mont-Blanc (French Alps), with a "Burgundy wine" color.
5 x 4 x 4.5 cm. (Ex. J-F. ASTIER).



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 5 x 4,5 x 4 cm
 Description:
Fluorite from Mont-Blanc (French Alps), with a "Burgundy wine" color.
 Viewed:  10313 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 10:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

new Torbernite in my collection ! From Margabal U mine, Aveyron Department, Central Massif, FRANCE. The greatest crystal : 1,6 cm ! Today, all French uranium mines are closed. This specimen was dug between 1990's and 2000. Perfect architecture for this uraniferous stone


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 Mineral: Torbernite
 Locality:
Margabal Mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Lot et Truyère, Rodez, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 7 x 5 cm
 Description:
Largest crystal : 1,6 cm
 Viewed:  9684 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Torbernite
 Locality:
Margabal Mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Lot et Truyère, Rodez, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
 Description:
 Viewed:  9664 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Torbernite
 Locality:
Margabal Mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Lot et Truyère, Rodez, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
 Description:
 Viewed:  9671 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 10:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Hi Benj,

I see you are holding a strongly radioactive mineral specimen in your bare hands.
May I advise you to protect your hands against direct contact with these specimens;
There will always be some molecules that will come loose and remain on your hands.
Then they may end up in your body through food contact with your hands.
You don't want that.

I'm just worried.

Also keep these minerals in a closed box as they may release Radon.
Please read some literature about this.

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 12:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

The topic of handling radioactive specimens has been covered many times before, but I will agree with MATHIAS.

When showing a specimen and including the owner's hand, the hand should include a covering. Otherwise don't include any uncovered body part in the photo.

When commonsense rules are followed, there should be no problems associated with collecting and handling most all radioactive minerals.

The rules include:
Have each specimen completely labeled, including a cautionary note.
Only occasional handing of the examples and then promptly washing the hands.
Never keep specimens in the bedroom or where food is kept or served.
Never keep specimens where children might play or might handle them.
Keep the specimens in adequate display cases or appropriately boxed up out of sight.

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 20:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Hi Benjamin. Nice torbernite. I'd be proud to own it and/or fondle it.

All best wishes,

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PostPosted: May 31, 2020 13:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Some galena pseudomorph after pyromorphite…


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 Mineral: Galena after Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Dimensions: 7 x 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4222 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena after Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Dimensions: 3,5 x 2 cm
 Description:
This 18th century sample had a good life : it belonged to the mineralogist Ferdinand Gonnard (1833-1923), who then donated it to the Ecole des Mines (Mines School of Paris). The latter separated from it and had to be transmitted between collectors. The sample landed in England to Ian Bruce, through her company Crystal Classics. It then passed through several French collectors of lead minerals. It was exhibited at the 2019 SMAM exhibition of lead minerals. The only downside: very fragile species because of the pyrite, but it seems to resist! It also has 9 labels (including 4, just for Crystal Classics!), notably the old labels of Gonnard and that of the SMAM exhibition (sorry for my English^^).
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

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 Mineral: _Galena after Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Description:
label
 Viewed:  4213 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 31, 2020 13:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

lot of labels for one stone^^


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 Mineral: _Galena after Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Description:
other labels for the last sample
 Viewed:  4209 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 31, 2020 14:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Benj wrote:
lot of labels for one stone^^


Now Benj, that is what I call a real provenance.

Congratulations. Great specimen.

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PostPosted: May 31, 2020 14:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Don Lum wrote:
Benj wrote:
lot of labels for one stone^^


Now Benj, that is what I call a real provenance.

Congratulations. Great specimen.

Don


Thank you so much Don Lum ! It was a dream to have these minerals, (very long time of research^^). Bought last week from other French collectors of lead ;-)

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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2020 05:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

New add in my collection... ;-)


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 Mineral: Galena psm after Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Dimensions: 4,5 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
Ex. Demarty and Ex. Eric Asselborn
 Viewed:  2956 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2021 13:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

new add... :-)


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 Mineral: Acanthite after Pyrargyrite
 Locality:
Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3 x 1,6 cm
 Description:
Ex. Thomas P. Moore (via Jordi Fabre).
 Viewed:  592 Time(s)

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 Viewed:  590 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2021 13:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

world of Diamonds ;-)

(photos by my friend Jean-Marc Johannet)



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 Mineral: Diamond
 Locality:
Mirny Mine, Mirny, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
 Dimensions: 2,8 x 1,8 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  590 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Diamond
 Locality:
South Africa
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 mm
 Description:
"Champagne" color ?
 Viewed:  588 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2021 13:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Benj wrote:
world of Diamonds ;-)

(photos by my friend Jean-Marc Johannet)

The "Champagne" diamond is from South Africa (no more informations)
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2021 13:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo  

Galena psm after Pyromorphite... on Galena, and with Plumbogummite and small white Anglesite. Huelgoat, Finistère, France. 18th century found ! Lot of old collectors and great history :

Ex abbot (abbé) Paul-François Lacoste [1755-1826], with old label on the galena !!
Ex Victor Fouilhoux [1851-1912]
Ex gem-cutting of Royat
Ex Dr Eric Asselborn
Ex Fred Bonnet
Ex Maxime Tomljanovic
Ex Thierry Buléon
and today, in my collection !



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 Mineral: Galena (after Pyromorphite)
 Locality:
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne, France
 Dimensions: 6,5 x 4,5 cm.
 Description:
 Viewed:  549 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena (after Pyromorphite)
 Description:
 Viewed:  549 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena (after Pyromorphite)
 Description:
 Viewed:  550 Time(s)

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 Mineral: _
 Description:
Abbé (Abbot) Paul-François Lacoste (1755-1826) after his death
 Viewed:  550 Time(s)

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