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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2022 23:17    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Yaogangxian


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Boulangerite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 30 mm x 27 mm
 Description:
Fluorite with Boulangerite inclusions, Quartz with phantom
 Viewed:  3049 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2022 17:08    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Carrollite


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 Mineral: Carrollite
 Locality:
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 43 mm x 30 mm x 23 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2022 18:51    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Very nice Don, a real beauty.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2022 18:59    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Joseph DOliveira wrote:
Very nice Don, a real beauty.


Thank you very much for your friendly comment, Joseph. I am very glad to hear from you.

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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2022 14:39    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Bullfrog Mine


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 Mineral: Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Bullfrog Mine, Joplin Field, Joplin, Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 183 mm x 121 mm x 65 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2638 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Bullfrog Mine, Joplin Field, Joplin, Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 183 mm x 121 mm x 65 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2022 23:07    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Elbaite


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 Mineral: Elbaite (variety indicolite) (Tourmaline Group)
 Locality:
Baja California, Mexico
 Dimensions: 31.8 mm x 31.8 mm x 28.5 mm
 Description:
ex Karl and Anne Vossbrinck
 Viewed:  2535 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite (variety indicolite) (Tourmaline Group)
 Locality:
Baja California, Mexico
 Dimensions: 31.8 mm x 31.8 mm x 28.5 mm
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ex Karl and Anne Vossbrinck
 Viewed:  2536 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2022 05:24    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

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Elbaite (variety indicolite) (Tourmaline Group)
Locality: Baja California, Mexico
Hi Don, in my opinion a very unique piece for two reasons: Finding a "real" indicolite with that deep blue colour is not that easy - and elbaites in general are not that common from Mexico. A really nice little jewel of great colour!

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2022 10:31    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
Elbaite (variety indicolite) (Tourmaline Group)
Locality: Baja California, Mexico
Hi Don, in my opinion a very unique piece for two reasons: Finding a "real" indicolite with that deep blue colour is not that easy - and elbaites in general are not that common from Mexico. A really nice little jewel of great colour!

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Tobi, thank you for your assessment and opinion of the Indicolite crystal from Mexico. It is the only one I have like it. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2022 17:10    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Gold, Quartz


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 Mineral: Gold, Quartz
 Locality:
Lecanvey prospect, B vein, Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland
 Dimensions: 40 mm x 23 mm x 23 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2022 01:52    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

I think I have never seen a gold specimen from Ireland - nice!
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2022 04:04    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Perhaps not many specimens, but there is actually a good amount of gold in Ireland....so nice specimens do occur, as above.

A likely source for Irish gold is placer mining in Ireland's rivers, including the rivers of County Wicklow and the "Gold Coast" of County Waterford.[5][6] Other likely ancient sources based on placenames include Slieveanore ("Gold Mountain", County Clare), Tullynore ("Gold Hillock", County Down), Coomanore ("Gold Hollow", County Cork), Luganore ("Gold Hollow", County Tipperary) and Glenanore ("Gold Valley", County Cork).[7][8] Note that the Golden Vale is not named for the metal, but for its high quality soil; the town of Golden, County Tipperary takes its name from the Irish gabhailín, "river fork"; and Shanagolden, County Limerick is from seanghualainn, "old shoulder".[9][10][11]

All gold in the ground in the Republic of Ireland is the property of the state. Recreational gold panning is permitted, but the gold cannot be sold and finds of over 20 flakes or 2 grams (0.064 ozt) must be reported.[12]

Between 1796 and 1860 about 300 kilograms (9,600 ozt) of gold was mined in Ireland, from places including the Gold Mines River, County Wicklow.[13]

In 2008 a major discovery was announced near Clontibret, estimated at 500,000 troy ounces (16,000 kg). The mining is run by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources and Anglo Asian Mining.[14] Total resources could be as high as 20,000,000 troy ounces (620 t).[15][12][16]
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2022 09:13    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Tobi wrote:
I think I have never seen a gold specimen from Ireland - nice!


Thank you Tobi.

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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2022 23:35    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Pyrite


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, level 1, De Alcarama Range, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 53 mm x 54 mm x 40 mm
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 Viewed:  2066 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2022 15:28    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Quartz


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
de Linde Mine, High Peak, Norman, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 42 mm x 35 mm
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 Viewed:  1986 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
de Linde Mine, High Peak, Norman, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 42 mm x 35 mm
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 Viewed:  1984 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2022 14:43    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Quartz


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Lac Alaotra (Lake Alaotra), Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave), Madagascar
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 40 mm
 Description:
Double terminated scepter quartz crossed by a double terminated scepter/reverse scepter quartz
 Viewed:  1796 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Lac Alaotra (Lake Alaotra), Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave), Madagascar
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 40 mm
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Double terminated scepter quartz crossed by a double terminated scepter/reverse scepter quartz
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2022 16:55    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Rhodochrosite


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Oue mine, Shakotan Peninsula, Shiribeshi Province, Hokkaido, Japan
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 60 mm x 47 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2022 16:12    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Cerussite from the Dave Haneline Memorial Mine (formerly Blue Owl Mine), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA


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 Mineral: Cerussite, Baryte
 Locality:
S and O Claims, Wickenburg, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 30 mm x 21 mm
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 Viewed:  1558 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite, Baryte
 Locality:
S and O Claims, Wickenburg, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 30 mm x 21 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2022 20:13    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Zunyite


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 Mineral: Zunyite
 Locality:
Oji Mine (Yochi Mine), Sakuho, Minamisaku, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 53 mm x 49 mm x 38 mm
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 Viewed:  1304 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Zunyite
 Locality:
Oji Mine (Yochi Mine), Sakuho, Minamisaku, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 53 mm x 49 mm x 38 mm
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 Viewed:  1306 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Zunyite
 Locality:
Oji Mine (Yochi Mine), Sakuho, Minamisaku, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 53 mm x 49 mm x 38 mm
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 Viewed:  1308 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2022 20:53    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Fluorite Dissolution Corner


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 47 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm
 Description:
Fluorite Dissolution Corner
 Viewed:  1178 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2022 14:13    Post subject: Re: Don Lum Collection  

Manebach Twin


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 Mineral: Microcline (variety amazonite) Manebach Twin, Albite
 Locality:
Florissant Area, Teller County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 39 mm x 30 mm x 28 mm
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 Viewed:  938 Time(s)

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