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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2021 15:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




1498 Fluorapatite - Panasqueira Mine, Castelo Branco, Portugal.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 3.5 cm
 Description:
Glassy greenish zoned crystals of fluorapatite to 3.0 cm with minor siderite.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2021 10:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2758 Stilbite - Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.8 x 8.7 cm
 Description:
An aggregate of bright orange stilbite crystals to 4.3 cm on a base of sugary white quartz.
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2021 02:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Stilbite
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.8 x 8.7 cm
Description: An aggregate of bright orange stilbite crystals to 4.3 cm on a base of sugary white quartz.
Michael, that is one of the most beautiful stilbite specimens I have ever seen! Actually stilbite is not among my favourites, it's sometimes quite nice and often a beautiful addition in a paragenesis, but I rarely see a matrix specimen of only stilbite that really thrills me. This one does (though it may be common stuff from Maharashtra) - great colour and aesthetics, 10/10! :-)

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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2021 10:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
Michael Shaw wrote:
Stilbite
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.8 x 8.7 cm
Description: An aggregate of bright orange stilbite crystals to 4.3 cm on a base of sugary white quartz.
Michael, that is one of the most beautiful stilbite specimens I have ever seen! Actually stilbite is not among my favourites, it's sometimes quite nice and often a beautiful addition in a paragenesis, but I rarely see a matrix specimen of only stilbite that really thrills me. This one does (though it may be common stuff from Maharashtra) - great colour and aesthetics, 10/10! :-)

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Thanks Tobi. Out of the hundreds of thousands of Indian zeolite that are produced it is pretty easy to overlook them. But a few really stand out and this one with the vivid orange color against the pure white background captured my attention as soon as I saw it.

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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2021 15:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Sphalerite and Fluorite - Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite and Fluorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 10.0 x 9.0 x 3.7 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2021 01:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Sphalerite and Fluorite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
10.0 x 9.0 x 3.7 cm
Though fluorite plays only a minor role on it - I like that one!
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2021 07:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Tobi wrote:
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Sphalerite and Fluorite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
10.0 x 9.0 x 3.7 cm
Though fluorite plays only a minor role on it - I like that one!


Thank you Tobi. I have been enjoying the new additions to your collection.
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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2021 14:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




Calcite - Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Sub District, Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.0 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
Scalenohedral honey-colored calcite crystals to 3.0 cm set on a matrix plate covered with numerous smaller calcite crystals.
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2021 14:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2761 Veszelyite - Dongchuan District, Yunnan Province, China.jpg
 Mineral: Veszelyite
 Locality:
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
Lustrous indigo blue veszelyite crystals on matrix with pale blue botryoidal hemimorphite. From the recent find in 2021.
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 Mineral: Veszelyite
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Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: FOV ~ 1.8 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2021 09:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2760 Calcite - Picher Field, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
 Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
Stout honey-colored calcite crystals to 3.1 cm in length set on a cubic galena crystal with typical cuboctahedral overgrowths.
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2021 13:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Simply incredible colours on that veszelyite from China, so beautiful!
And you know I love that calcite on galena as well ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2021 13:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2765 Colemanite - 12 Extension, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., California.jpg
 Mineral: Colemanite on Calcite
 Locality:
Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.6 cm
 Description:
Colorless bladed colemanite crystals, many doubly-terminated, perched on stalactitic pale tan calcite. Jim Minette's label states this piece was collected from Extension 12 of the Open Pit.
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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2021 10:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2764 Barite - Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
Opaque white coral-like barite mined on the Rosiclare Level in the early 1970s. There is a single purple fluorite cube (3 mm) attached to the underside.
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2021 11:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2762 Pargasite - Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam.jpg
 Mineral: Pargasite
 Locality:
Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
 Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Lustrous vivid green pargasite crystals exposed on a white marble matrix.
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0452 Enargite - Colquijirca Mine, Pasco Dept., Peru.jpg
 Mineral: Enargite
 Locality:
Colquijirca mining district, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.3 cm
 Description:
Semi-lustrous black enargite crystals to 0.5 cm in length covering a massive enargite and pyrite matrix.
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