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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2022 05:59    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Sellaite-MIM_Museum(1869).jpg
 Mineral: Sellaite with Quartz and Uvite
 Locality:
Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
 Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 8 cm / main crystal: 2.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 93 g
MIM number:1869
Large perfectly colorless and bright quadratic crystal on quartz crystals with small red uvites (max 4mm) at the base. Smaller sellaite crystals are present on the other side of the specimen.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex-collection Eric Asselborn (France), Paul Stahl (Germany)
 Viewed:  255 Time(s)

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Anhydrite-MIM_Museum(1870).jpg
 Mineral: Anhydrite with Dolomite
 Locality:
Simplon railway tunnel, Simplon pass area, Brig, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 8 cm / main crystal: 7.1 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 217 g
MIM number:1870
Large floating rectangular transparent, lilac colored doubly terminated crystal. The faces are striated and studded with small cream colored dolomite crystals. Several sidecar smaller anhydrite crystals are attached at the back of the specimen.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: "Lapis, Jg. 27, Nr. 10, Oct. 2002"
 Viewed:  255 Time(s)

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Stilbite-MIM_Museum(1871).jpg
 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca with Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 25 cm / main crystal: 5.7 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 272 g
MIM number:1871
Stalactite covered with bowtie-shaped cream-colored stilbite crystals, with tufts of green apophyllite (2.5 cm max)
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  254 Time(s)

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Elbaite-MIM_Museum(1872).jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 28 cm / main crystal: 27.0 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 3040 g
MIM number:1872
Large crystal perfectly terminated at both ends and surrounded by small parallel crystals. The top is dark green, glassy and translucent. The bottom is rather pink, with a little clevelandite near the base. The bottom of the crystal is a trigonal pyramid, while it is generally flat in tourmalines originating from this mine.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
 Viewed:  255 Time(s)

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Elbaite-MIM_Museum(1872-1).jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 28 cm / main crystal: 27.0 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 3040 g
MIM number:1872
Large crystal perfectly terminated at both ends and surrounded by small parallel crystals. The top is dark green, glassy and translucent. The bottom is rather pink, with a little clevelandite near the base. The bottom of the crystal is a trigonal pyramid, while it is generally flat in tourmalines originating from this mine.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2022 04:40    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Canfieldite-MIM_Museum(1873).jpg
 Mineral: Canfieldite
 Locality:
Colquechaca (Aullagas), Chayanta Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm / main crystal: 0.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 7 g
MIM number:1873
Aggregate of small, very well-formed gray crystals which are pseudocubic, in dodecahedra with octahedral modifications.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection"
Ex-collection William F. Pinch (USA), F. John Barlow (USA)
 Viewed:  140 Time(s)

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Siderite-MIM_Museum(1874).jpg
 Mineral: Siderite with Quartz
 Locality:
Wheal Maudlin, Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7 x 3 x 7.5 cm / main crystal: 1.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 194 g
MIM number:1874
Dark to pale brown "horse tooth" short prismatic crystals of siderite exhibiting concentric compositional zonation. This is a very rare crystal habit for siderite. Some white quartz crystals are also present.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: “Mineralogical Record, Jul-Aug 2020”
Ex-collection Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (USA)
 Viewed:  140 Time(s)

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Tetrahedrite-MIM_Museum(1875).jpg
 Mineral: Tetrahedrite coated by Chalcopyrite and with Quartz and Galena
 Locality:
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8 x 12 x 10 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 1000 g
MIM number:1875
Group of modified tetrahedra encrusted with golden chalcopyrite on quartz and galena
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex-collection Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (USA)
 Viewed:  141 Time(s)

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Calcite-MIM_Museum(1876).jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 14.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm / main crystal: 5.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 438 g
MIM number:1876
Group of transparent colorless crystals in the form of hexagonal prisms with pointed terminations on a thin crust of limonite. One of the calcite crystals is doubly terminated.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex-collection Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (USA)
 Viewed:  141 Time(s)

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Quartz(citrine variety)-MIM_Museum(1877).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety citrine)
 Locality:
Mansa District, Luapula Province, Zambia
 Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 33 g
MIM number:1877
Japan-law twin consisting of two sharp crystals of citrine of beautiful yellow-brown color
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  141 Time(s)

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