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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2022 13:35    Post subject: Bulgaria - Silvia's Collection  

A large cabinet specimen of interlocking cubic crystals of Galena associated with Calcite. The luster of the Galena is outstanding – mirror like in fact. Some of the Galena crystals show corner modifications while others have dimpled and speckled surfaces.

Very heavy specimen at over 2 kilograms.



01 - GALENA - KRUSCHEV DOL - 1.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Calcite
 Locality:
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 140 mm x 110 mm x 100 mm
 Description:
Display view 1
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02 - GALENA - KRUSCHEV DOL - 2.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Calcite
 Locality:
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 140 mm x 110 mm x 100 mm
 Description:
Display view 2
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03 - GALENA - KRUSCHEV DOL - MATRIX.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Calcite
 Locality:
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 140 mm x 110 mm x 100 mm
 Description:
rear view
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04 - GALENA CLOSE UP 1.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Calcite
 Locality:
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 140 mm x 110 mm x 100 mm
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2022 05:28    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

I Love the contrasts on this specimen

black and white
and also aerial calcite roses on this massive stout galena

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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2022 14:59    Post subject: Bolivia - Silvia's Collection  

An extremely rich specimen of the mineral Cylindrite. The longest tube measures about 18 mm.


01 - CYLINDERITE - VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Cylindrite
 Locality:
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó, Poopó Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 90 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
I love Cylindrite!
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 Mineral: Cylindrite
 Locality:
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó, Poopó Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 90 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
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04 - CYLINDERITE - CLOSEUP - THE TORNADO - 1.jpg
 Mineral: Cylindrite
 Locality:
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó, Poopó Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 90 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
My children (I have four) said the crystals look like tornadoes.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2022 15:07    Post subject: Turt Mine - Silvia's Collection  

Galena with Siderite


01 - GALENA SIDERITE DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Galena with Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 Locality:
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare, Romania
 Dimensions: 110 mm x 80 mm x 60 mm
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Display view 1
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01 - GALENA SIDERITE DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg



02 - GALENA SIDERITE DISPLAY VIEW 2.jpg
 Mineral: Galena with Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 Locality:
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare, Romania
 Dimensions: 110 mm x 80 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
Display view 2
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03 - DETAIL OF THE CRYSTALS 1.jpg
 Mineral: Galena with Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 Locality:
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare, Romania
 Dimensions: 110 mm x 80 mm x 60 mm
 Description:
Detail of the crystals - view 1
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 Mineral: Galena with Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 Locality:
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare, Romania
 Dimensions: 110 mm x 80 mm x 60 mm
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Detail of the crystals - view 2
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2022 15:03    Post subject: Minerals of the Rubtsovk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

A really lovely Azurite nodule from the Rubtsovsk mine.


001 - AZURITE - RUBTSOVSK MINE - VIEW 1A.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 80 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm
 Description:
The pictures above were taken with our new Canon camera (EOS R6 MARK II) using an EF-EOS M Mount adapter and a Canon EFM 28mm f/3.5Macro IS STM lens on an Joby tripod. We used the photo bracketing function to take multiple shots (35) that were processed using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional V4.16.10.0 software. All photos were depth composited before editing.
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001 - AZURITE - RUBTSOVSK MINE - VIEW 1B.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 80 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm
 Description:
Another view
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 Mineral: -
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Our new camera.
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2022 06:31    Post subject: Re: Minerals of the Rubtsovk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

Does it do stacking? (with a compatible lens)

It says 'focus bracketing' - does that mean stacking?

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A really lovely Azurite nodule from the Rubtsovsk mine.
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2022 15:09    Post subject: Re: Minerals of the Rubtsovk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

James Catmur wrote:
Does it do stacking? (with a compatible lens)

It says 'focus bracketing' - does that mean stacking?

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A really lovely Azurite nodule from the Rubtsovsk mine.


Hello James:

I do believe it does photo stacking. From what my partner and I have seen on several you tube videos the ‘focus bracketing function’ allows you to shift the focus from the near field to the far field. You can set the number of photos the camera can take but the camera will determine the total number needed to achieve focus. By this I mean if you set 50 shots the camera may stop after 15.

The feature may seem ‘gimmicky’ to some folks but it has a niche application in product photography, especially photographing minerals. It is for this reason, among others too, that our children bought the camera for us.

If you would like to see the real experts using focus bracketing I can send the links.

Our children (I have four – a daughter and three sons) decided to surprise my partner (their father) and I with a wonderful gift – a new camera. So we now have a brand new Canon EOS R6 Mark II with a really professional tripod and five new Lens kits. Though I liked the old Nikon Coolpix A100, our children always called it a toy camera. We are really excited about the new camera.



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 Mineral: -
 Description:
LCD set up for focus bracketing
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2022 18:31    Post subject: Cuprite - Minerals of the Rubtsovsk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

A cluster of well-formed Cuprite crystals from the Rubtsovsk mine showing sharp edges with a pleasing metallic luster - hint of blue. The largest crystal is 22 mm on edge. In bright light some of the smaller crystals display deep red tones. If the crystals transmit red light, the reflected light occurs at the blue end of the spectrum – hence hints of blue.

Prior to photographing my partner and I washed the specimen as Cuprite from this locality seems to develop a very thin layer of what might be hydroxy-copper oxide.



00 - CUPRITE - DISPLAY VIEW 1A.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 60 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
 Description:
Display view 1
 Viewed:  1844 Time(s)

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01 - CUPRITE - DISPLAY VIEW 1A.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 60 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
 Description:
Display view 2
 Viewed:  1841 Time(s)

01 - CUPRITE - DISPLAY VIEW 1A.jpg



02 - CUPRITE - DISPLAY VIEW 3A.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 60 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
 Description:
Matrix view 1
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2022 16:13    Post subject: My Kidney - Silvia's Collection  

I consider this specimen to be a shapely hematite "kidney ore" from Cumbria. I have not seen too many Kidney ore specimens from the Goose Green mine. Most come from the Florence mine, a locality that also produced excellent Baryte, Calcite, Dolomite, Fluorite and Quartz specimens. This Goose Green specimen has lustrous, rich deep-red ‘bubbly’ botryoids with a small quantity of specular hematite on the back of the specimen.

The photos were taken with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II. The lens used was the Canon EFM 28mm f/3.5 macro using the standard macro setting on the lens body (not super macro). The photos were processed using the Canon Digital Photo Professional V4 software. The depth compositing option was used. Some 20 photographs to be taken, focusing on various points of the specimen.



01 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
 Description:
Display view
 Viewed:  1701 Time(s)

01 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg



02 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - DISPLAY VIEW 2.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
 Description:
Rear View
 Viewed:  1682 Time(s)

02 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - DISPLAY VIEW 2.jpg



03 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - MATRIX VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
 Description:
Internal structure of the botryoids
 Viewed:  1691 Time(s)

03 - KIDNEY ORE - GOOSE GREEN - MATRIX VIEW 1.jpg



EF M 28MM F 3.5 MACRO IS STM.jpg
 Mineral: -
 Description:
Lens used to take photos.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2022 16:51    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Nice Hematite, Silvia, and excellent photo quality with the new camera.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2022 18:47    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Nice Hematite, Silvia, and excellent photo quality with the new camera.


We are really happy with the camera. It enables us to take really high resolution photos that can easily be printed, without loss of clarity, on A4 size glossy paper. Some might even be worth printing in poster size. The Nikon Coolpix A100 took some very nice photos, but on enlargement they looked too grainy for A4 size photos.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2022 22:00    Post subject: KIDNEY LABEL - Silvia's Collection  

label from famous British Collector and Dealer, Ralph Sutcliffe.


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 Mineral: -
 Locality:
Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Description:
Original label
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2022 04:12    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

I have a Goose Green one, also from Ralph

Pete's site has a useful summary of the area

http://www.rock-site.co.uk/cms.php?id_cms=15
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2022 04:24    Post subject: Re: Minerals of the Rubtsovk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

Found a video about this stacking/bracketing and it does seem useful. 'Focus bracketing' was a new term to me. I use Canon but would need a new body and lens to use the feature.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2022 17:43    Post subject: Re: Minerals of the Rubtsovk Mine - Silvia's Collection  

James Catmur wrote:
Found a video about this stacking/bracketing and it does seem useful. 'Focus bracketing' was a new term to me. I use Canon but would need a new body and lens to use the feature


Hello James:

Many thanks for the link.

At the moment we are still learning to use all the features of the camera. We have only experimented with the super macro function. For really close-up photos with magnification we use a digital microscope with a long focal length, and we stack the photos (anywhere from 20 to 100 shots per subject) with Helicon Focus. We consider it very important to have all aspects of the photo in focus – background, subject and foreground. It is for this reason that we avoid using a standard non-digital optical microscope – you can get some fantastic photos but the background is always out of focus.

Our children also included a focusing rail with the camera package gift, and I have included a photo. My partner is in the process of modifying and improving it, and he may also do a total rebuild or create a new component. He thinks the gear racks need replacing with better and smoother versions. He is also looking into a design using a micrometer to adjust the focus as this will enable much finer adjustment (0.1mm or less) when subjects are really close.

If it is fine we could include more photos of the development of our camera studio.

We are also very busy setting up a private Science Museum as we have thousands of pieces covering geology, mineralogy, mining and many other related fields. Our children say our home already looks like a museum so what is there to set up?



MR1 MACRO FOCUSING RAIL WITH QUICK RELEASE 2.jpg
 Mineral: -
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Focusing rack
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2022 14:24    Post subject: Panasqueira minerals and panasqueira art - Silvia's Collection  

We do not normally purchase thumbnail size mineral specimens, but my partner had ulterior motives – he intends to mount the piece in a 18K gold necklace for me. When complete I will upload a few photos of my new Panasqueira jewellery.

Despite its small size, it does contain some choice lustrous black crystals of Cassiterite to 15mm associated with minor Pyrite and minor Muscovite. Some of the Cassiterite crystals display internal red flashes. The specimen is in great condition – a fine thumbnail example from the famous Panasqueira mine – soon to be part of my jewellery collection.



01- CASSITERITE - SMALL - PANASQUEIRA - DISPLAY VIEW 2.jpg
 Mineral: Cassiterite, Muscovite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 35 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
 Description:
Display view 1
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02- CASSITERITE - SMALL - PANASQUEIRA - DISPLAY VIEW 3.jpg
 Mineral: Cassiterite, Muscovite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 35 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
 Description:
Rear view - mounting to jewellery will be here.
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02- CASSITERITE - SMALL - PANASQUEIRA - DISPLAY VIEW 3.jpg



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 Mineral: Cassiterite, Muscovite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Description:
I was so impressed with the water color paintings I have seen that I was considering trying to paint too. My daughter told me that it is very easy to do this sort of work with software – ‘in silico’ – so no paints or brushes are needed. She is buying me some specialized software so that I can produce ‘in-silico’ water colour (and oil paintings too) renderings of my minerals with minimal effort. The renderings created by the software that I have seen so far are outstanding – the ‘in silico’ productions are really nice.

My first ‘in silico’ oil painting on ‘in-silico’ canvas. Perhaps not as good as an artist could do but it only took me 10 minutes. With the new software my daughter is purchasing, the results should be much better. When printed on high quality paper and appropriately framed, the result will look nice.

We are also looking at creating photos, posters, t-shirts, and perhaps having them screen-printed on quality canvas.

I will not put copyright restrictions on my productions – they are free to use for all non-commercial purposes provided full credit is given. We do not need the money – we enjoy doing it so all may benefit.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2022 13:37    Post subject: Malachite after Azurite (?) - Silvia's Collection  

The sharp, tabular rhombohedral habit of the original Azurites has been preserved superbly by the Malachite, to the point that you can see each edge and variation in the original crystal. The Malachite has deep forest-green chatoyant luster (wet look in places) and color that is so aesthetic and desired.


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 Mineral: Malachite, Plancheite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
Display view
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 Mineral: Malachite, Plancheite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
Matrix View
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 Mineral: Malachite, Plancheite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
Closeup view 1
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 Mineral: Malachite, Plancheite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
 Description:
Closeup view 2
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2022 14:21    Post subject: From Poland with love - Silvia's Collection  

Dozens of intergrown rosettes of orange-brown bladed Baryte aesthetically accented with a generous sprinkling of shiny pyrite micro crystals.


01 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte with Pyrite
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
 Description:
You do not see too many minerals from the very beautiful country of Poland, but I think those from Lubin are classics - enjoy.
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01 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 1.jpg



02 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 2.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte with Pyrite
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
 Description:
View 2
 Viewed:  975 Time(s)

02 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 2.jpg



03 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 3.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte with Pyrite
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
 Description:
View 3
 Viewed:  976 Time(s)

03 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - VIEW 3.jpg



04 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - MATRIX.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte with Pyrite
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
 Description:
Matrix view - sandstone?
 Viewed:  974 Time(s)

04 - BARITE WITH PYRITE - LUBIN MINE - POLAND - MATRIX.jpg



04 - SOURCE OF SPECIMEN.jpg
 Mineral: _
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Description:
Pocket from which the specimen was extracted - Courtesy of KGHM. View about 1.5 metre.
 Viewed:  975 Time(s)

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05 - LUBIN MINE AERIAL VIEW.jpg
 Mineral: -
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Description:
Aerial view of the mine and processing facility
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06 - LUBIN MINE HEADFRAMES.jpg
 Mineral: -
 Locality:
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Description:
Lubin Headframes - Courtesy of KGHM
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PostPosted: Aug 29, 2022 13:12    Post subject: Minerals of Elba - Silvia's Collection  

Large lustrous yellow-metallic Pyrite crystals to 60 mm surrounded by a crystallized mass of bladed black-metallic specular Hematite crystals to 10 mm.

I love the Hematite and Pyrite specimens from Elba. Elba is one of the most beautiful places on earth – a true gem in every essence of the word.



01 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite on Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 9 cm
 Description:
Display view
 Viewed:  759 Time(s)

01 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - DISPLAY VIEW 1.jpg



02 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - SIDE VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite on Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 9 cm
 Description:
Side view 1
 Viewed:  759 Time(s)

02 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - SIDE VIEW 1.jpg



03 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - MATRIX VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite on Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 9 cm
 Description:
Matrix view
 Viewed:  759 Time(s)

03 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - MATRIX VIEW 1.jpg



04 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - CLOSE UP VIEW 1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite on Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 9 cm
 Description:
Close up view
 Viewed:  760 Time(s)

04 - PYRITE ON HEMATITE - ELBA - CLOSE UP VIEW 1.jpg



05 - RIO MARINA MINES.JPG
 Mineral: -
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
A map that was created in 2004 by my partner for a talk on Iron mines.
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 Mineral: -
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
Aerial photograph of a section of the mine. The red circle marks the approximate location of the source of the specimen. It was uncovered during a specimen recovery program in 2006 organized by Frederico Pezzotta of the Museo di Milan. To aid in locating the ore-body the GPS coordinates have been provided.
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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2022 06:18    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

A really superb classic pyrite from Elba, wonderful specimen!
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