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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2022 09:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

And because I like large fluorites:


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 Mineral: Fluorite, chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen size 24 x 16 cm, largest crystal 11 cm
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Massive fluorite cluster from Weardale, I don't know the exact mine, I guess maybe Boltsburn or Blackdene ...
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 Mineral: Fluorite, chalcopyrite
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Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England / United Kingdom
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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2022 16:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
And because I like large fluorites:


That is one giant Fluorite specimen and a great looking piece too.
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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2022 16:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Boltsburn is a possibility, but I've seen things like that from a number of mines in the area, so hard to say for sure. We even found things like that in the Rogerley on occasion.
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2022 05:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

silvia wrote:
That is one giant Fluorite specimen and a great looking piece too.
Thank you Silvia. Sure, there are some imperfections on such large fluorites, hard to avoid that on such a rather fragile material in that size. But I fell in love with it because it is from a classic European mining area, because it is a very impressive and showy specimen and because there are just so many details all around it. There are many small chalcopyrites, I think even some very small quartzes and siderites (I need to clean it and to take a loupe for a closer look); I also love that kind of "Weardale style" with the pale yellow/white zones inside of the purple fluorites. And I just like the overall look of it, that massive cluster of intergrown fluorite crystals with so many details and different zones, partially coated with other minerals. A highlight for me as a fluorite fan :-)
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Boltsburn is a possibility, but I've seen things like that from a number of mines in the area, so hard to say for sure. We even found things like that in the Rogerley on occasion.
Thank you Jesse. Though I have some knowledge on Weardale fluorites and did some research, I came to the same result: Boltsburn seems to be possible, but there are several other mines where this style of fluorite was found. I think the presence of chalcopyrite excludes some mines but there are still several possibilities. So I just leave the locality information "Weardale".

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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2022 08:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

If there is chalcopyrite present, it does suggest Blackdene as it is more common from that mine than others. But overall, Weardale purple fluorites like that are difficult to locate without some historical information as to when it may have been found. They came from a lot of mines!
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 06:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I had a surprising and wonderful moment yesterday:

In April 2021 I posted a fluorite/calcite specimen from Xianghualing/Xianghuapu that I added to my collection: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=75085#75085

Until now, I never had a specimen in my collection that was published in a book or magazine ... a few days ago I purchased the quite new book China 2 by Berthold Ottens, a major reference book about Chinese minerals ... and while I was browsing the book with its many wonderful photos of localities and minerals, I discovered that MY fluorite specimen is pictured there as one of the pieces of the Xianghualing/Xianghuapu area!

Just wanted to share this because it was a wonderful surprise, really proud and happy to discover that one of my collection specimens is published in such a prominent book :-)

(Btw, I can highly recommend both of Berthold's China books!)

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Page 153 with fluorite specimens of the Xianghualing/Xianghuapu area - the page that turned out to be a special one for me
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Somehow that one specimen looked familiar to me ;-)
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 08:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Congratulations, Tobi.
I bought that book three months ago but couldn't identify the specimen as yours. Actually a piece of museum size and quality.
And yes, it's an excellent book.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 12:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Congratulations Tobi. Beautiful specimen.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 15:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Wonderful specimen. Congratulations on getting it in the book.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 15:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you guys. The specimen was published before it was in my collection and so my name is not mentioned, nonetheless I'm happy and proud to have a specimen that is part of such a great book by Berthold Ottens!
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2022 16:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Thank you guys. The specimen was published before it was in my collection and so my name is not mentioned, nonetheless I'm happy and proud to have a specimen that is part of such a great book by Berthold Ottens!


A really superb piece. I am very happy for you.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2022 02:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Amethyst from Bolivia:


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Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
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Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 17 cm
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A photo in direct sunlight to reveal the reddish-orange colour inside of one of the two crystals.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2022 03:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Quartz from Switzerland:


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Göschenen, Reuss Valley, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: Specimen size 19 cm, largest crystal 7 cm
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Matrix plate of lustrous and transparent smoky quartz crystals from Göschener Alp in the Swiss Alps.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2022 03:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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A nice and large specimen from this prolific deposit. It must weigh a lot, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2022 04:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
Tobi wrote:
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A nice and large specimen from this prolific deposit. It must weigh a lot, doesn't it?
2813g.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2022 13:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Carles Millan wrote:
Tobi wrote:
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A nice and large specimen from this prolific deposit. It must weigh a lot, doesn't it?
2813g.


Happy to see you are posting some more minerals. Very large specimens - nice.
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2022 02:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

silvia wrote:
Happy to see you are posting some more minerals. Very large specimens - nice.
I would post more - if I had more ;-) But budget is limited and so is the space in my two displays cases ;-) I'm glad that you like my new specimens, thank you!

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2022 11:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Recent acquisition, a gorgeous fluorite from La Viesca, thanks to Master Jordi:


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La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias), Spain
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2022 12:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Did he tell you the pocket name? If he did we can add that to the locality names

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2022 12:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

And another addition, a quartz from Brazil with incredible phantoms:


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 Mineral: Quartz
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Seminário farm, Joaquim Felício, Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: Specimen height 12 cm
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Photo © Saphira Minerals
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Seminário farm, Joaquim Felício, Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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