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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 13:44    Post subject: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Here is a look into my cabinet. I’m definitely still learning, so if anyone sees a mistake or if you have any questions please, please let me know!

Thank you for visiting I hope you like my collection!


PS- I’ll keep adding as time goes on, bear with me please



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 Mineral: Djurleite and Chalcocite with Azurite and Malachite
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Nacimiento Mine, Chinle Formation, San Pablo, Cuba, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
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Copper wood with Azurite and Malachite in sandstone.(Chinle Formation - Triassic Period)
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 15:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Shawn S wrote:

Mineral: Djurleite/Chalcocite
Description: Copper wood with Azurite and Malchite in sandstone.
(Chinese Formation- Triassic Period)



Nice to see a new collector on this forum. But to be perfectly up front, I am skeptical.

What exactly does djurleite, chalcocite, malachite, azurite all together mean? Has your example been analyzed? Do you have any paper copy of its analysis?
And, copper wood, sandstone, Chinese formation, triassic?? The whole specimen description taken together just sounds gobbly-gook foreign to me. Maybe some expert can sort it out.
What is the specimen's locality? Without a specific locality, specimens like this have relatively little collector interest.
If that is what the specimen's label said, rather than putting it all into your posting, I would put the actual label itself in the photo along side the specimen.
And finally, are you sure it is all natural. Looks like it may have had some areas of its blue color enhanced or dyed.

Sorry to be so critical, but learning is gaining experience....for both of us.... BOB
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 16:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Bob Harman wrote:
Nice to see a new collector on this forum. But to be perfectly up front, I am skeptical.

What exactly does djurleite, chalcocite, malachite, azurite all together mean? Has your example been analyzed? Do you have any paper copy of its analysis?
And, copper wood, sandstone, Chinese formation, triassic?? The whole specimen description taken together just sounds gobbly-gook foreign to me. Maybe some expert can sort it out.
What is the specimen's locality? Without a specific locality, specimens like this have relatively little collector interest.
If that is what the specimen's label said, rather than putting it all into your posting, I would put the actual label itself in the photo along side the specimen.
And finally, are you sure it is all natural. Looks like it may have had some areas of its blue color enhanced or dyed.

Sorry to be so critical, but learning is gaining experience....for both of us.... BOB


Hello Bob. I’m glad you asked. The only thing I can really add to this is that it’s petrified wood. The collector I purchased it from wrote it up almost exactly the same as I did. I will upload a photo of the tag that came with the specimen. I hope this helps.



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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 16:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

That label certainly helps. Note that it includes the specimen's locality in New Mexico.

Now it seems more legitimate, but if there is any question of all the copper minerals analysis is suggested. As to its colors, a 5 minute soaking in acetone should confirm whether its blue color has been enhanced or dyed. BOB
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 17:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

I apologize. I thought I listed the location, but I guess I never did.
You suggest I soak this in acetone?

First time that I’m sharing and I'm already learning! That’s awesome!
Thank you Bob! I will do as you suggested and let you know what happens.
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 17:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Note that it's the Chinle Formation, not Chinese Formation. Probably an error caused by automated spelling correction software... I hate those programs! ;))
Nice rich piece anyway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinle_Formation
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 17:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Oh oops! To be honest I wrote “Chinese”.
Am I able to edit that and correct it?
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 17:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Another beautiful specimen from my collection.


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 Mineral: Rutile on Hematite
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Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 17:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Another beauty of mine.


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 Mineral: Rosasite with Calcite
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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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 Viewed:  1649 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 18:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Another one from my collection.


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 Mineral: Chrysocolla
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79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7 x 3 cm
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 Viewed:  1649 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 18:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

I have many specimens with no background info. When I post them I’ll be hoping for help identifying as much information as possible. Can’t wait!
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PostPosted: May 13, 2021 18:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

I'm always glad to help, as are most members of the forum. However, there are some basic tests you should conduct yourself before posting "unknowns". Otherwise, we waste a lot of time with "back-and-forth". Please see the "General guide with rules and tips."
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PostPosted: May 14, 2021 00:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Shawn S wrote:
Oh oops! To be honest I wrote “Chinese”.
Am I able to edit that and correct it?

Fixed

Please size of the specimens? Is mandatory in this section.
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PostPosted: May 14, 2021 01:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Shawn S wrote:
I have many specimens with no background info. When I post them I’ll be hoping for help identifying as much information as possible. Can’t wait!

Welcome to FMF Shawn.

Please read carefully the description of this section: FMF Gallery - User's Guide as well as A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips

If you have specimens with no background info please submit them in the FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from? section and when you are sure about their identity then download here. Thank you.
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PostPosted: May 14, 2021 03:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

Please post these in 'For Beginners : What is it, where is it from', not this one. It will make for a far cleaner thread

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PostPosted: May 14, 2021 04:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Shawn Spink  

James Catmur wrote:
Please post these in 'For Beginners : What is it, where is it from', not this one. It will make for a far cleaner thread

Shawn S wrote:
I have many specimens with no background info. When I post them I’ll be hoping for help identifying as much information as possible. Can’t wait!



Okay, I’ll make sure sizes are added and that I follow the rules to best of my ability. I’m glad I didn’t list any of the ones I don’t know info on before you mentioned about those rules. I’ll be sure to read all that before I do anything else.
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