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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2022 16:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi. Always a pleasure to see you here.

It´s a very grateful place since it is an open pit mine and it is not necessary to go into a tunnel.

Although it is more common to obtain azurite that stains the rock in blue and it´s not as crystallized as this sample, you can find these azurites forming small stars. I´ve also found arborescent malachite.

It´s a wonderful experience as you say.
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2022 10:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Esperanza Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Múzquiz Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Esperanza Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: 84 mm x 64 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
Aggregate of cubic purple-violet fluorite crystals with internal cubic phantoms.
 Viewed:  1213 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Esperanza Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: 84 mm x 64 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
It is a floater piece, crystallized all around. Weight: 175 gr. Ex Roger Gnat specimen.
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2022 09:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Goethite from Tharsis, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain.

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Pyromorphite from Resuperferolítica Claim, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.



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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 40 mm x 35 mm x 23 mm
 Description:
Iridiscent goethite with pink and gold colors.
 Viewed:  1096 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 33 mm x 27 mm x 20 mm
 Description:
Brownish green prismatic pyromorphite crystals on matrix.
 Viewed:  1097 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2022 11:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Calcite from La Cuerre Mine, Rionansa, La Florida, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain.

Calcite specimens from la Florida mines are known and valued worldwide.



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
La Cuerre Mine, La Florida Mining Area, Rionansa-Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: 47 mm x 38 mm x 35 mm. Calcite sphere is 35 mm diameter aproximately.
 Description:
Very aerial pseudo spherical calcite crystal colorless to cream up to 36 mm diameter with complex rhombic faces showing the rhombohedral shape. It is disposed on a matrix with light pink dolomite.
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2022 10:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz (variety amethyst) from Mamuju area, Indonesia.

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Fluorite and Dolomite from Moscona Mine, Solis, Asturias, Spain.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 Dimensions: 33 mm x 25 mm x 16 mm
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 Mineral: Fluorite and Dolomite
 Locality:
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 66 mm x 78 mm x 32 mm
 Description:
Honey color fluorite cubes surrounded by snow white dolomite.
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2022 12:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Are you sure it is Baryte? I see Dolomite

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Quartz (variety amethyst) from Mamuju area, Indonesia.

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Fluorite and Dolomite from Moscona Mine, Solis, Asturias, Spain.



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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2022 13:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

James Catmur wrote:
Are you sure it is Baryte? I see Dolomite


After looking more carefully, I agree: Dolomite with the typical curved edges and faces.
Nevertheless, a very nice picture!

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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2022 16:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

I checked the label tonight and I’m happy to say you’re right. The label also says dolomite.

Right. What was I thinking?

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2022 10:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Koh-i-Maran Mountain, Kalat District, Baluchistan, Pakistan.


I personally think that fluorite is one of the most attractive minerals because of the large amount of shapes and colors it can take.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 146 mm × 113 mm × 108 mm
 Description:
The sky-blue to lavender crystals show distinct color zoning when viewed from the side.
It´s almost a floater specimen with one side coated by a yellowish layer.
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 146 mm × 113 mm × 108 mm
 Description:
This large size specimen comes from a find in 2017 in Pakistan, and features sharp intergrown and layered cubes of fluorite measuring up to 70 mm across. Weight: 1.650 gr.
Under backlight all its lines are highlighted.
 Viewed:  675 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 146 mm × 113 mm × 108 mm
 Description:
Here we see under frontal light all the lilac color splendor in the main cube. This main cube is 72 mm on edge.
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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2022 10:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Opal from Agramón, Albacete, Spain.

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Pyromorphite from Resuperferolítica Claim, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalusia



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 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Opal outcrop, Camarillas reservoir, Agramón, Hellín, Comarca Campos de Hellín, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 47 mm x 41 mm x 13 mm
 Description:
Menilite opal self collected eight years ago, in spring 2014.
 Viewed:  503 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 33 mm x 22 mm x 22 mm
 Description:
Brownish green prismatic pyromorphite crystals without matrix.
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PostPosted: May 03, 2022 11:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Goethite (limonite) from Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.


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 Mineral: Goethite (limonite)
 Locality:
Pyrite deposit, Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Comarca Valle del Guadalhorce, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 44 mm x 33 mm x 27 mm
 Description:
Three-dimensional specimen with intergrown sharp crystals of limonite pseudomorph after pyrite. Excellent condition and typical oxided brown-yellow color.
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PostPosted: May 08, 2022 11:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Calcite (variety kanonenspat) and Quartz from Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco.


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 Mineral: Calcite (variety kanonenspat) and Quartz
 Locality:
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 87 mm x 56 mm x 62 mm
 Description:
Calcite crystal with very sharp pseudohexagonal outlines, completely covered by a second generation of small crystals, also of calcite, partially dissolved and with small quartz crystals. At the base there are remnants of basalt matrix.
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 Mineral: Calcite (variety kanonenspat) and Quartz
 Locality:
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 67 mm x 33 mm x 32 mm main crystal
 Description:
Mined in 09-10/2021. One of Jordi´s delicatessen.
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PostPosted: May 13, 2022 08:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Goethite from Tharsis, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain.


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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 45 mm x 43 mm x 34 mm
 Description:
Iridiscent colorful goethite.
 Viewed:  110 Time(s)

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