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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2020 16:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Philippe Durand wrote:
well done Gérard. your collection is great by aesthetic and by knowledge on this specific green topic

Merci pour ton mot Philippe.
When I started this collection more than 20 years ago in Colombia, I thought emeralds would quickly bore me. 20 years later, here I am, still looking for special specimens or oddities.
And the odds are that, in the 20 years to come (and if everything goes smoothly) I will still be suffering from that terrible green fever.
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2021 16:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#776)  

It's been a while...
Group of two crystals in parallel growth plus a couple of isolated crystals on a brecciated matrix dominated by large calcite rhombs.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
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Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 41mm x 21mm x 19mm, group=7mm
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2021 02:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Hi Gérard,

Great that our Green Star is back :-)
And what a gorgeous emerald again, wow!!!

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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2021 03:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
Hi Gérard,

great that our Green Star is back :-)
And what a gorgeous emerald again, wow!!!

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Greatly appreciate your kind words Tobi!
I should be able to post more regularly again from now on.
Take care
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2021 14:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde (Panjshir #42)  

Group of intergrown beryl crystals on a metamorphic schist.

Afghan emeralds can be just as good as their Colombian counterparts.
You just need to be able to find some.

Without knowing the Panjsher district (Khenj, Paryan, Bazarak) and even less the mine where this specimen comes from, I have (reluctantly) selected the only Panjsher locality available in the list.
Maybe a good idea would be to create a "Panjsher Province" entry in the Afghanistan locality list.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2021 14:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

nice to see some green stuff again :)
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2021 08:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde (Panjshir #42)  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
Afghan emeralds can be just as good as their Colombian counterparts.
And your photo proves this. What a wonderful emerald specimen, incredible colour, good contrast and perfect aesthetics overall. In my opinion, though not completely gemmy, as good as an emerald specimen can get!

Wow!

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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2021 09:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Thanks for your appreciation Philippe and Tobi!

Colombian and Panjshir emeralds share many similarities (origin of the mineralizing fluids, fluid inclusions, tectonic-metamorphic-related type of deposit).
It's no surprise that they also share the same visual aesthetic.

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