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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2022 12:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Pyrite from Camero Viejo Range, Comarca Tierra de Cameros, La Rioja, Spain.


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Camero Viejo Range, Comarca Tierra de Cameros, Rioja Media Region, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 63 mm x 40 mm x 27 mm
 Description:
Golden Pyrite cubes on matrix
 Viewed:  2217 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2022 03:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

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Pyrite from Camero Viejo Range, Comarca Tierra de Cameros, La Rioja, Spain.
Hi Firmo, a nice pyrite matrix specimen. I never heard of that locality before and can't find it on Mindat. Is this maybe a Navajun specimen or has this locality such a simillar mineralization?

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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2022 03:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Tobi,

Those mountains are full of sites. If you walk up almost any stream/gully you will find pyrite. Mostly small and weathered but if you dig you can find fresh ones. I think I found them in every stream I tried. I even found weathered ones to 2 cm. The locals say that you can find huge, weathered ones on the surface, as you herd your goats.

So, this locality could well be correct. We know MinDat is weak on Spanish localities which is why we have the FMF database (head to the Spanish side and check out the FMF locality database, which reflects the brilliant work by Inma at checking Spanish localities)

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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2022 18:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi.

Thank for your post.

They only said me this Range as locality due to it´s a new discovery and want to keep the exact point of finding secret. I bought these specimens in a small mineral show near Madrid two months ago.

As James says, there are many places in this region where you can find pyrites.

I think the golden glow makes them special. Navajún´s pyrites are usually more silver coloured.


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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2022 16:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Aragonite from Ceferina Mine, Setares, Cantabria, Spain.


The Setares Mines were exploited for decades to obtain iron minerals. With the end of the mines came also the disappearance of the Setares mining town, created next to the Ceferina Mine. Now the wild invades everything making disappear almost all traces of mining activity in the area.



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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Ceferina Mine, Setares, Castro-Urdiales, Comarca Zona Oriental, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: 74 mm x 136 mm x 35 mm
 Description:
Snow white coraloid Aragonite.
Ex Jonathan Carral.
 Viewed:  1996 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Ceferina Mine, Setares, Castro-Urdiales, Comarca Zona Oriental, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: 74 mm x 136 mm x 35 mm
 Description:
It looks like an old man’s hand with long and bony fingers
 Viewed:  1995 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2022 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Orthoclase and Quartz from Los Taberneros Quarry, El Berrueco, Community of Madrid, Spain.


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 Mineral: Orthoclase and Quartz
 Locality:
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Community of Madrid, Spain
 Dimensions: 113 mm x 94 mm x 47 mm
 Description:
Slightly smoky Quartz on Orthoclase matrix.
 Viewed:  1828 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2022 08:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Chalcopyrite and Calcite from Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA


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 Mineral: Chalcopyrite and Calcite
 Locality:
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: 55 mm x 53 mm x 27 mm
 Description:
Iridescent crystals of Chalcopyrite on matrix. The Chalcopyrite iridescence varies in color from blue and green to golden and to a purple sheen.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2022 17:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Goethite (limonite) after Pyrite from Pyrite deposit, Plains of Arenalejos, Carratraca, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain


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 Mineral: Goethite (limonite) after Pyrite
 Locality:
Pyrite deposit, Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Comarca Valle del Guadalhorce, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 37 mm x 18 mm
 Description:
Floating specimen of this known outcrop.
 Viewed:  1521 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Goethite (limonite) after Pyrite
 Locality:
Pyrite deposit, Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Comarca Valle del Guadalhorce, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 62 mm x 37 mm x 18 mm
 Description:
Is not frequent to find clusters with the cubes as well defined as this one.
Backside. Weight: 28 gr
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2022 20:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 52 mm x 48 mm x 44 mm
 Description:
A cluster of translucent green fluorite cubes.
I think this view is more interesting than the perfect cube of the backside.
 Viewed:  1372 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 52 mm x 48 mm x 44 mm
 Description:
It´s strongly fluorescent in blue under long wave UV light.
 Viewed:  1371 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2022 19:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Chalcopyrite and Galena from Rhodope Mountains, Madan, Bulgaria.


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 Mineral: Chalcopyrite and Galena
 Locality:
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 55 mm x 47 mm x 33 mm
 Description:
Golden Chalcopyrite pyramid over Galena.
 Viewed:  1249 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2022 04:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Could it be Chalcopyrite? The form and color might suggest that

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Pyrite and Galena from Rhodope Mountains, Madan, Bulgaria.
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2022 09:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Thank you James.

In this case the label is wrong as it says pyrite.

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2023 12:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Elbaite from Casa Atienza, Zona rio Padrón Alto, Estepona, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain


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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Padrón River, Estepona, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 3 mm x 12 mm x 3 mm
 Description:
Tricolor specimen with sharp edges and vertices. Few specimens have been found.
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2023 10:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Goethite from Filón Sur, Tharsis, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain


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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 26 mm x 45 mm x 22 mm
 Description:
Specimen that gathers all possible colors. It´s a stalactite that is the most sought after in this mine. Weight: 23 gr
 Viewed:  548 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2023 19:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite and Baryte from Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Carrales, Caravia mining district, Asturias, Spain


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias), Spain
 Dimensions: 63 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm
 Description:
Floating specimen with a dominant rectangular prismatic crystal and a very clear presentation. Mined in 1990.
 Viewed:  381 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias), Spain
 Dimensions: 63 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm
 Description:
Under LW UV backlight
 Viewed:  382 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2023 16:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Pyrite and Sphalerite from Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.


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 Mineral: Pyrite and Sphalerite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 77 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm
 Description:
Aggregate of intergrown octahedral Pyrite crystals, associated and contrasting with dark Sphalerite crystals.
 Viewed:  197 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite and Sphalerite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 77 mm x 55 mm x 37 mm
 Description:
Main octahedro with two tips
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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