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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 collections: Eric Asselborn (France), Paul Stahl (Germany)
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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:  3201 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:  3200 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:  3201 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 collections: William F. Pinch (USA), F. John Barlow (USA)
 Viewed:  3091 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:  3087 Time(s)

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Tetrahedrite-MIM_Museum(1875).jpg
 Mineral: Tetrahedrite (Group) 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:  3092 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:  3088 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
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Uraninite-MIM_Museum(1878).jpg
 Mineral: Uraninite
 Locality:
Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 287 g
MIM number:1878
Well-formed, intertwined black cubes, developed on massive uraninite
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection: Jean Béhier (France)
 Viewed:  2925 Time(s)

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Euxenite-(Y)-MIM_Museum(1879).jpg
 Mineral: Euxenite-(Y)
 Locality:
Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 12 cm / main crystal: 11.6 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 539 g
MIM number:1879
Two cream-colored crystals forming a V, well-formed for the species, and exhibiting altered surface condition due to the radioactivity of its components
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Jean Béhier (France)
 Viewed:  2923 Time(s)

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Thorite-MIM_Museum(1880).jpg
 Mineral: Thorite
 Locality:
Ambatofotsy pegmatite, Mahavelona, Soavinandriana District, Itasy Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 339 g
MIM number:1880
Grayish crystal, altered by the radioactivity of thorium, showing nevertheless some faces typical of the quadratic symmetry of thorite, isomorphous to zircon. This crystal is considered very large for the species. Because thorite is highly radioactive, specimens such as this one are often metamict: This is a condition found in radioactive minerals that results from the destructive effects of its own radiation on its crystal lattice. The effect can destroy a crystal lattice completely while leaving the outward appearance unchanged.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Jean Béhier (France)
 Viewed:  2919 Time(s)

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Quartz(amethyst variety)-MIM_Museum(1881).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 25 cm / main crystal: 8.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 4650 g
MIM number:1881
Rock matrix covered with tufts of large, transparent, shiny and very well formed amethyst crystals
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  2919 Time(s)

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Zircon-MIM_Museum(1882).jpg
 Mineral: Zircon
 Locality:
Store Kufjord, Seiland Island, Alta, Finnmark, Norway
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 6 x 8.5 cm / main crystal: 4.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 725 g
MIM number:1882
Large, very well formed zircon crystal, translucent at the edges and located atop a block of black Mica (biotite subgroup) and white Feldspar, flanked at its base by two smaller zircons. Finnmark zircons formed over 500 M. years ago.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "Le Règne Minéral: Sep-Oct 2018"
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Grandidierite-MIM_Museum(1883).jpg
 Mineral: Grandidierite
 Locality:
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar), Madagascar
 Dimensions: 3.5 x 4 x 7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 104 g
MIM number:1883
Group of crystals in subparallel formation resembling a cathedral. The crystals are translucent, of beautiful blue-green color and are well terminated, which is uncommon for this species: The sample was found in kaolin (of which traces remain at the base) and not trapped in solid rock as were most of the specimens removed from this find, which do not have any terminations.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  2684 Time(s)

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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)-MIM_Museum(1884).jpg
 Mineral: Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)
 Locality:
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 x 2 cm / main crystal: 2.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 63 g
MIM number:1884
Hexagonal rosette of well-formed translucent crystals on a matrix of white dolomite. The crystals show a color change ranging from yellow to brown-orange depending on the nature of the lighting.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Enrique Moës (Espagne)
 Viewed:  2688 Time(s)

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Dolomite-MIM_Museum(1885).jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Asturreta Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarra), Spain
 Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 13.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1860 g
MIM number:1885
Group of large, very well-formed translucent white-gray rhombohedra imbricated in twins
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  2680 Time(s)

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Grossular(hydrogrossulaire variety)-MIM_Museum(1886).jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hydrogrossulaire)
 Locality:
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 4 cm / main crystal: 3.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 46 g
MIM number:1886
Two shiny perpendicular crystals, opaque brown-red, very well formed, with characteristic striations on all their faces. The shape of the largest crystal is reminiscent of the straight prisms of orthoclases.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collection Cambridge University (UK)
 Viewed:  2684 Time(s)

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Grossular(hydrogrossulaire variety)-MIM_Museum(1886-1).jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hydrogrossulaire)
 Locality:
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 4 cm / main crystal: 3.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 46 g
MIM number:1886
Two shiny perpendicular crystals, opaque brown-red, very well formed, with characteristic striations on all their faces. The shape of the largest crystal is reminiscent of the straight prisms of orthoclases.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collection Cambridge University (UK)
 Viewed:  2682 Time(s)

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Cosalite-MIM_Museum(1887).jpg
 Mineral: Cosalite with Muscovite and Fluorite
 Locality:
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 cm / main crystal: 3.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 49 g
MIM number:1887
Sheaves of silvery acicular crystals on a matrix made of fluorite and muscovite. The species is generally found in massive specimens, well-formed crystals as on this one being rare.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  2241 Time(s)

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Cosalite-MIM_Museum(1887-1).jpg
 Mineral: Cosalite with Muscovite and Fluorite
 Locality:
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 cm / main crystal: 3.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 49 g
MIM number:1887
Sheaves of silvery acicular crystals on a matrix made of fluorite and muscovite. The species is generally found in massive specimens, well-formed crystals as on this one being rare.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  2233 Time(s)

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Fluor-liddicoatite-MIM_Museum(1888-1).jpg
 Mineral: Fluor-liddicoatite
 Locality:
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 22.5 x 21 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2648 g
MIM number:1888
7 slices of the same crystal showing the "Mercedes" pattern in the center and dotted patterns from the center to the periphery characterized by a variety of colors which is unusual for this species
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
 Viewed:  2233 Time(s)

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Fluor-liddicoatite-MIM_Museum(1888-C).jpg
 Mineral: Fluor-liddicoatite
 Locality:
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 22.5 x 21 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2648 g
MIM number:1888
Slice of the same crystal showing the "Mercedes" pattern in the center and dotted patterns from the center to the periphery characterized by a variety of colors which is unusual for this species
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
 Viewed:  2233 Time(s)

Fluor-liddicoatite-MIM_Museum(1888-C).jpg



Asbecasite-MIM_Museum(1889).jpg
 Mineral: Asbecasite
 Locality:
Scherbadung, Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm / main crystal: 1.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 202 g
MIM number:1889
Well-formed platy transparent yellow-orange crystal on matrix.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2237 Time(s)

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Rutile-MIM_Museum(1890).jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Rhoneschlucht (Rhône gorge), Ernen, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 217 g
MIM number:1890
Very well formed shiny dark red twinned crystal on matrix
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2090 Time(s)

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Orthoclase(adularia variety)-MIM_Museum(1891).jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase (variety adularia)
 Locality:
Piz Medel, Lukmanier Pass, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 13 cm / main crystal: 19.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2550 g
MIM number:1891
Large white diamond-shaped crystal on a thin matrix that seems to be a floater (small crystals of orthoclase are present on the other side of the matrix). The crystal has smooth, shiny faces and is not covered with chlorite, which is relatively rare in this deposit. A smaller Manebach twinned crystal sits next to the large crystal.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2092 Time(s)

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Siderite-MIM_Museum(1892).jpg
 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Furka Base Tunnel area, Realp, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 8 cm / main crystal: 2.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 821 g
MIM number:1892
Well-formed greenish rhombohedra scattering all sides of a block of gray-white matrix typical of this deposit
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2091 Time(s)

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Milarite-MIM_Museum(1893).jpg
 Mineral: Milarite
 Locality:
Fiescher Glacier area, Fiesch, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 3.5 cm / main crystal: 2.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 15 g
MIM number:1893
Doubly terminated very well formed crystal, covered with chlorite, presenting a perfectly beveled top, perched on a 2.7 cm quartz. The milarite-quartz group seems to be a floater.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2092 Time(s)

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Armenite-MIM_Museum(1894).jpg
 Mineral: Armenite
 Locality:
Wasen Alp, Ganter Valley, Simplon pass area, Brig, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 3 cm / main crystal: 2.8 cm
 Description:
Description:Mass: 7 g
MIM number:1894
Single crystal almost colorless and transparent with a perfect whistle-shaped top. It is probably the largest crystal found for this rare species.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  2094 Time(s)

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Armenite-MIM_Museum(1895).jpg
 Mineral: Armenite
 Locality:
Wasen Alp, Ganter Valley, Simplon pass area, Brig, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 5 g
MIM number:1895
Translucent white crystal with whistle-shaped termination on a matrix made of small armenite crystals
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  1941 Time(s)

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Cafarsite-MIM_Museum(1896).jpg
 Mineral: Cafarsite
 Locality:
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm / main crystal: 1.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 20 g
MIM number:1896
Group of black smooth and glossy octahedra on matrix.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  1943 Time(s)

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Cafarsite-MIM_Museum(1897).jpg
 Mineral: Cafarsite
 Locality:
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 2.5 cm / main crystal: 1.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 9 g
MIM number:1897
Crystal in the shape of an almost perfect icosahedron perched on a white matrix tip.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  1942 Time(s)

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Sperrylite-MIM_Museum(1898).jpg
 Mineral: Sperrylite
 Locality:
Oktyabr'skoe deposit, Talnakh, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 x 5.5 cm / main crystal: 2.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 63 g
MIM number:1898
Very shiny, sharp and perfectly formed cubic beveled crystal on a green-brown silicate matrix (probably skarn or serpentinite). This sample is very unusual for this deposit where crystals are mostly cracked and the matrix in which they developed made of sulphides (chalcopyrite, talnakhite, etc.).
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  1946 Time(s)

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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1899).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 x 13.5 cm / main crystal: 3.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 73 g
MIM number:1899
Two tufts of white, pearlescent and translucent bowtie-shaped bertrandite crystals wreathing the crest (3 crystals) and at the base of a 12.5 cm schorl crystal showing a very sharp upper termination.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: “Mineralogical Record, Sep-Oct-2019”
 Viewed:  1940 Time(s)

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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1899-1).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 x 13.5 cm / main crystal: 3.7 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 73 g
MIM number:1899
Two tufts of white, pearlescent and translucent bowtie-shaped bertrandite crystals wreathing the crest (3 crystals) and at the base of a 12.5 cm schorl crystal showing a very sharp upper termination.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: “Mineralogical Record, Sep-Oct-2019”
 Viewed:  1941 Time(s)

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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1900).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite on Orthoclase
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 21 cm / main crystal: 4.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 559 g
MIM number:1900
An elongated white-cream orthoclase matrix studded on all sides with several white, pearlescent and translucent bertrandite bowtie-shaped crystals. One of the groups of bertrandite crystals, particularly well formed of thicker than average blades, resembles a half-closed book measuring 3.9 cm. This specimen seems to be a floater.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
 Viewed:  1617 Time(s)

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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1900-1).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite on Orthoclase
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 21 cm / main crystal: 4.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 559 g
MIM number:1900
An elongated white-cream orthoclase matrix studded on all sides with several white, pearlescent and translucent bertrandite bowtie-shaped crystals. One of the groups of bertrandite crystals, particularly well formed of thicker than average blades, resembles a half-closed book measuring 3.9 cm. This specimen seems to be a floater.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
 Viewed:  1618 Time(s)

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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1901).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm / main crystal: 4.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 17 g
MIM number:1901
Two groups of white, pearlescent and translucent bertrandite bowtie-shaped crystals assembled in the form of a wide angle V. One can still notice at the base of the V the traces of the indicolite upon which these crystals have formed, which has since disappeared by natural dissolution, leaving this intact floating group with a very symmetrical aesthetic.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", “Mineralogical Record, Sep-Oct-2019”
 Viewed:  1619 Time(s)

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Quartz(amethyst variety)-MIM_Museum(1902).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 27 x 9 x 18 cm / main crystal: 20.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2898 g
MIM number:1902
Two large, perfectly formed scepter crystals joined almost perpendicularly to each other at the base. The upper part of both crystals is transparent and presents the most beautiful color for an amethyst, mixing red to purple.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publications: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  1618 Time(s)

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Quartz(amethyst variety)-MIM_Museum(1902-1).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 27 x 9 x 18 cm / main crystal: 20.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2898 g
MIM number:1902
Two large, perfectly formed scepter crystals joined almost perpendicularly to each other at the base. The upper part of both crystals is transparent and presents the most beautiful color for an amethyst, mixing red to purple.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publications: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  1618 Time(s)

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Vauxite-MIM_Museum(1903).jpg
 Mineral: Vauxite
 Locality:
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 1.5 cm / main crystal: 0.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 45 g
MIM number:1903
Thin crust covered with small acicular crystals of very beautiful blue color. A sample of this size is unusual for this rare species.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
 Viewed:  1616 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Brucite
 Locality:
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 7 x 4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 151 g
MIM number:1904
Wheel consisting of intact flattened crystals, reminiscent of a slice of pineapple. The color, unusual for this species, is a beautiful lemon yellow.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Publication: "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  1409 Time(s)

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Acanthite-MIM_Museum(1905).jpg
 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 4 cm / main crystal: 3.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 76 g
MIM number:1905
Large, perfectly formed floating crystal, of metallic gray color, surmounted by a later crystalline growth on certain edges showing a "melted" aspect.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publications: "extraLapis No. 52: Moderne Klassiker", "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  1411 Time(s)

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Acanthite-MIM_Museum(1906).jpg
 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 5 cm / main crystal: 1.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 41 g
MIM number:1906
Group of intact crystals with a shiny metallic gray color. Some crystals are polyhedral and richly faceted, while others have a "melted" appearance.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "extraLapis No. 52: Moderne Klassiker"
 Viewed:  1412 Time(s)

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Grossular(hessonite variety)-MIM_Museum(1907).jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Locality:
Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell & Eden, Orleans and Lamoille Counties, Vermont, USA
 Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 8.5 cm / main crystal: 1.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 256 g
MIM number:1907
Transparent, sharply formed and well separated dodecahedral crystals of beautiful orange color, on a matrix made of fibrous diopside crystals with a greenish color creating a beautiful contrast with the grossular.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  1413 Time(s)

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Fluorite-MIM_Museum(1908).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 34 cm / main crystal: 4.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 9000 g
MIM number:1908
Block made of microcline crystals twinned after the Carlsbad law (up to 6 cm) and schorl (up to 7 cm) covered with well separated cubic and transparent fluorite crystals of an astonishing emerald green color creating a beautiful contrast with the microcline. The cubes of fluorites have beveled faces; some are traversed by fine schorl crystals. The microcline and schorl were formed first and then leached by the hydrothermal fluids which left them in this altered condition and subsequently deposited the fluorites.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "Namibia - Minerals and Localities - I"
Ex collection: Heini Soltau (Namibie)
 Viewed:  1411 Time(s)

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Arsentsumebite-MIM_Museum(1909).jpg
 Mineral: Arsentsumebite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 674 g
MIM number:1909
Block of tabular azurite crystals (the largest measuring 2.2 cm) covered on one side with elongated cylindrical groups made of emerald green microcrystals of arsentsumebite creating a beautiful contrast. The arsentsumebite results from an epimorphous growth on mimetite that was dissolved at a later stage. This is one of the best known samples of this rare mineral, which is both arsenate and sulphate.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "Namibia - Minerals and Localities - II"
 Viewed:  1219 Time(s)

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Wulfenite-MIM_Museum(1910).jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 26 x 10 x 15 cm / main crystal: 2.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 3850 g
MIM number:1910
Very bright orange wulfenite tablets interspersed with tufts of prismatic hexagonal red crystals of mimetite (up to 4 mm) creating an astonishing contrast with the wulfenite. It is one of the largest and most complete samples of this mine which is difficult to access and where wulfenite grows in very narrow veins.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
 Viewed:  1227 Time(s)

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Talc-MIM_Museum(1911).jpg
 Mineral: Talc
 Locality:
Zederhaus, Zederhaustal, Tamsweg, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 8 x 7.5 x 13 cm / main crystal: 2.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 301 g
MIM number:1911
Tufts of elongated tabular crystals of sea foam green color on a white matrix. Talc crystallizes very rarely as clearly as on the samples extracted from this mine.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  1221 Time(s)

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Sanidine-MIM_Museum(1912).jpg
 Mineral: Sanidine
 Locality:
Itrongay (Itrongahy), Mahasoa East Commune, Betroka District, Anosy Region, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 9 x 13 x 10.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1500 g
MIM number:1912
Large, very well formed crystal of pastel green color, partly transparent, showing very clearly the classic faces of the orthoclase. The lateral faces show, in some places, figures of dissolution.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  1221 Time(s)

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Eosphorite-MIM_Museum(1913).jpg
 Mineral: Eosphorite
 Locality:
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm / main crystal: 5.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 27 g
MIM number:1913
Well formed, translucent brown crystal with a wedge shaped termination and side mica crystals.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  1221 Time(s)

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Sapphirine-MIM_Museum(2272).jpg
 Mineral: Sapphirine
 Locality:
Madagascar
 Dimensions: main crystal: 8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 345 g
MIM number:2272
Set of 13 floating, very well formed, gray-black crystals, with masses ranging from 4 to 118 grams, the largest measuring 8 cm, which is considered large for this species. 4 crystals are not twinned, and are formed of superimposed hexagonal poker chips, with traces of anorthite on some. 7 crystals show a perfect oblique twin, and 2 crystals show a right-angle twin.
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Aguilarite-MIM_Museum(1915).jpg
 Mineral: Aguilarite
 Locality:
La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 3 cm / main crystal: 1.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 8 g
MIM number:1915
« L » shaped aggregate of sparkly grey metallic crystals assuming hoppered, elongate or pseudo-dodecahedral shapes. Doubly terminated white scalenohedral calcites to 5 mm are locally perched on the aguilarite. Unlike many Guanajuato aguilarites, this specimen is not coated by chalcopyrite. The miner who collected this specimen was fired for “high-grading” two weeks after he removed it.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: "The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection"
Ex collection: F. John Barlow (USA)
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Pyrite-MIM_Museum(1916).jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 27 x 15 x 15 cm / main crystal: 7.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 3550 g
MIM number:1916
Slab of colorless quartz points topped with pyrite crystals with very bright and smooth faces, shaped as perfect parallelepipeds sharply contrasting with the underlying quartz crystals. The largest pyrite crystal is very protruding from the matrix and elongated, which is less common than the generally cubic form for this species.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  882 Time(s)

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Quartz-MIM_Museum(1917).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Herkimer Diamond Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 18 cm / main crystal: 5.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 553 g
MIM number:1917
Group consisting of twenty sharp and doubly terminated quartz crystals. 3 crystals are milky, while all others are clear. All contain black anthraxolite inclusions (a hard and shiny variety of graphitic coal, harder than anthracite, also of organic origin, containing 75-90% carbon).
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  872 Time(s)

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Quartz(chalcedony variety)-MIM_Museum(1918).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 625 g
MIM number:1918
Mass of small spheres of light purple chalcedony presenting a "wet" appearance to light.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  875 Time(s)

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Andradite(demantoid variety)-MIM_Museum(1919).jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid)
 Locality:
Sferlùn asbestos Mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm / main crystal: 1.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 144 g
MIM number:1919
Thin plate covered with transparent and very well formed rhombododecahedral crystals with a color ranging from olive green to very bright green for the smallest crystals. It is one of the best demantoid samples ever found in this region, for the size, perfection and color of its crystals.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Rivista Mineralogica Italiana #4 Oct-Dec 1999", "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné", "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collections: Magistretti (Italie), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
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Andradite(demantoid variety)-MIM_Museum(1920).jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid)
 Locality:
Sferlùn asbestos Mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 19.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm / main crystal: 1.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 961 g
MIM number:1920
Block of matrix covered with separated, transparent and very well formed rhombododecahedral crystals with a color ranging from olive green to very bright green for the smallest crystals. This sample is exceptional for its crystal size and perfection.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné", "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collections: Maitidi (Italie), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
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Phosgenite-MIM_Museum(1921).jpg
 Mineral: Phosgenite
 Locality:
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 758 g
MIM number:1921
Intact translucent single crystal with a perfectly flat top termination and complete bottom one.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Ex collections: Calvello (Italie), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  683 Time(s)

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Phosgenite-MIM_Museum(1921-1).jpg
 Mineral: Phosgenite
 Locality:
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 758 g
MIM number:1921
Intact translucent single crystal with a perfectly flat top termination and complete bottom one.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Ex collections: Calvello (Italie), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  682 Time(s)

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Bavenite-MIM_Museum(1922).jpg
 Mineral: Bavenite
 Locality:
Beura Quarries, Beura-Cardezza, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm / main crystal: 1.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 783 g
MIM number:1922
Intact 2 cm wide tuft of white acicular crystals developed on a gneiss matrix. The crevices that form in the gneiss extracted from the Ossola quarries are frequently rich in well-crystallized minerals such as this exceptional aggregate.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné", "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collections: Colombo (Italie), Bartolucci (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  684 Time(s)

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Nickelskutterudite-MIM_Museum(1923).jpg
 Mineral: Nickelskutterudite
 Locality:
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm / main crystal: 1.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 110 g
MIM number:1923
Lustrous, silvery and very well formed pseudo-cubic crystal on a barite matrix containing other smaller intertwined crystals.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné"
Ex collection: Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  690 Time(s)

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Vesuvianite-MIM_Museum(1924).jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm / main crystal: 7.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 83 g
MIM number:1924
Brown-reddish flattened crystals with fibrous terminations on a thin matrix of brown color partly covered with small garnets.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné", "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane", "Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Jan-Mar 2018"
Ex collection: Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
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Cervandonite-(Ce)-MIM_Museum(1925).jpg
 Mineral: Cervandonite-(Ce)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 6 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm / main crystal: 0.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 143 g
MIM number:1925
Fan shaped tuft of black crystals on a matrix of gneiss. Monte Cervandone is the type locality of this rare sorosilicate-arsenite of lanthanides.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publications: "Segrete Geometrie - La collezione mineralogica Francesco Bedogné", "Gioielli delle Alpi italiane"
Ex collection: Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  428 Time(s)

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Steenstrupine-(Ce)-MIM_Museum(1926).jpg
 Mineral: Steenstrupine-(Ce)
 Locality:
Tasseq Skråningen, Ilimaussaq Massif, Narsaq (Narssaq), Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 4 cm / main crystal: 1.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 46 g
MIM number:1926
Black, equilateral triangle shaped crystal on a cream colored matrix.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Ex collections: Københavns Universitet (Danemark), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie
 Viewed:  428 Time(s)

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Colemanite-MIM_Museum(1927).jpg
 Mineral: Colemanite
 Locality:
Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 8 x 8.5 x 5 cm / main crystal: 7.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 231 g
MIM number:1927
Intact, twinned, diamond shaped white and translucent crystal with smaller crystals at the base.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
Ex collections: American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (USA), Citran (Italie), Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  427 Time(s)

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Loparite-(Ce)-MIM_Museum(1928).jpg
 Mineral: Loparite-(Ce)
 Locality:
Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Northern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 3 x 2.5 x 3 cm / main crystal: 0.9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 25 g
MIM number:1928
Small black cubic crystals on a white matrix showing interpenetrating twins.
Photographer: Roberto Appiani
Ex collection: Francesco Bedogné (Italie)
 Viewed:  425 Time(s)

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Galena-MIM_Museum(1929).jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Gibraltar Mine, Cueva de las Espadas, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 9.5 cm / main crystal: 4.8 cm.
 Description:
Mass: 2180 g
MIM number:1929
Group of very bright and well-formed galena crystals with black sphalerite crystals at the base. Usually the galena crystals adopt classical forms of the cubic crystal system. The crystals of this sample have flattened shapes with a hexagonal outline: These are called Gonderbach twins, and result from two adjacent crystals sharing the same face of an octahedron, but rotated 180° with respect to each other. It is rare to have in a sample as many well-formed, shiny and intact such twins.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Ex collections: Eugene Schlepp (USA), Marvin Rausch (USA), Bruce Oreck (USA)
 Viewed:  427 Time(s)

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Diaphorite-MIM_Museum(1930).jpg
 Mineral: Diaphorite on Rhodochrosite and with Galena
 Locality:
Beschert Glück Mine, Zug, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 11 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm / main crystal: 1.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 701 g
MIM number:1930
Elongated and well-formed diaphorite crystals with pointed terminations on a bed of small crystals of pink rhodochrosite. These crystals are considered very large for this rare species. Small galena crystals are interspersed with the diaphorite.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Ex collection: Werner Hermann Paar (Austria)
 Viewed:  184 Time(s)

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Diaphorite-MIM_Museum(1930-1).jpg
 Mineral: Diaphorite on Rhodochrosite and with Galena
 Locality:
Beschert Glück Mine, Zug, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: 11 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm / main crystal: 1.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 701 g
MIM number:1930
Elongated and well-formed diaphorite crystals with pointed terminations on a bed of small crystals of pink rhodochrosite. These crystals are considered very large for this rare species. Small galena crystals are interspersed with the diaphorite.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Ex collection: Werner Hermann Paar (Austria)
 Viewed:  181 Time(s)

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Strontianite-MIM_Museum(1931).jpg
 Mineral: Strontianite
 Locality:
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark, Austria
 Dimensions: 7 x 3.5 x 9 cm / main crystal: 5.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 201 g
MIM number:1931
Large, perfectly formed flared crystal of pseudo-hexagonal form on a slab of small white magnesite crystals. The crystal of strontianite is white in its lower part with an amber colored top offering a beautiful contrast with the white background. A small side crystal of strontianite sits on the left of the large crystal.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Publications: “Mineral-Fundstellen - Ein Führer zum Selbstsammeln - Band 5: Steiermark und Kärnten”, "Mineralogical Record: Nov-Dec 2018", "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
Ex collections: Horst Wölle (Austria), Werner Hermann Paar (Austria)
 Viewed:  182 Time(s)

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Siderite-MIM_Museum(1932).jpg
 Mineral: Siderite with Quartz
 Locality:
Mésage Mine, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 24.5 cm / main crystal: 9.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 3850 g
MIM number:1932
Cluster of well-formed, lustrous, olive-green, intertwined translucent rhombohedra, which are dotted on some faces with small crystals of quartz. The samples from this pocket are, contrary to what has generally been found in this mine, shiny, greener, and without any trace of oxides.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  183 Time(s)

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Hureaulite-MIM_Museum(1933).jpg
 Mineral: Hureaulite
 Locality:
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer County, South Dakota, USA
 Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm / main crystal: 1.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 167 g
MIM number:1933
Lustrous, translucent, deep pink monoclinic crystal perched on the very front of a vug 3.5 cm across of dark brown, lustrous leucophosphite crystals. This hureaulite crystal is notable for its presentation, color and luster and is probably one of the finest specimens of this species from the Tip Top mine which is well-known for its pegmatitic phosphates.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: "The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection"
Ex collections: Martin Jensen (USA), F. John Barlow (USA)
 Viewed:  183 Time(s)

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Carrollite-MIM_Museum(1936).jpg
 Mineral: Carrollite
 Locality:
Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 5 x 4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 129 g
MIM number:1935
Lustrous and well formed crystal of complex cuboctahedral shape, with the back completely recrystallized and encrusted with a white mineral.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  184 Time(s)

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