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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)
 Viewed:  8495 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:  8494 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:  8494 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
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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:  8389 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:  8380 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:  8387 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:  8380 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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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2022 12:32    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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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:  8217 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:  8215 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:  8212 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:  8215 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:  7974 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:  7980 Time(s)

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Dolomite-MIM_Museum(1885).jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Asturreta Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre), 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:  7970 Time(s)

Dolomite-MIM_Museum(1885).jpg



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:  7976 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:  7984 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:  7534 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:  7528 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:  7529 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:  7525 Time(s)

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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:  7536 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:  7384 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:  7387 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:  7383 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)
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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)
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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:  7233 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)
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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:  7241 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
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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”
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 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”
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 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
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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:  6908 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:  6911 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:  6907 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:  6907 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"
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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:  6700 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:  6710 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:  6700 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
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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:  6716 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"
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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:  6519 Time(s)

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Talc-MIM_Museum(1911).jpg
 Mineral: Talc
 Locality:
Zederhaus, Zederhaustal, Tamsweg District, 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:  6507 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
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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
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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:  6178 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
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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:  6162 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)
 Viewed:  5970 Time(s)

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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:  5970 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:  5968 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:  5971 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:  5977 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)
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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:  5721 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:  5716 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:  5714 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:  5721 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)
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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:  5472 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:  5480 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
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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:  5482 Time(s)

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Carrollite-MIM_Museum(1935).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
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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 x 3 x 3 cm / main crystal: 3.9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 76 g
MIM number:1936
Extremely lustrous, very sharp crystal, with a complex cuboctahedral shape and a white mineral at the back.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  5268 Time(s)

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Epidote-MIM_Museum(1937).jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Antronapiana, Verbania, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 4 cm / main crystal: 3.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 194 g
MIM number:1937
Slab covered with very sharp, translucent, green-amber colored crystals.
Photographer: MIM Museum
Ex collection: Alexandre Delerm (France)
 Viewed:  5262 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Falin Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys (Valli di Lanzo), Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 138 g
MIM number:1938
Very well formed and lustrous, green-black crytal with green moiré reflections revealing a very sharp-edged reentrant twin.
Photographer: MIM Museum
Ex collection: Alexandre Delerm (France)
 Viewed:  5266 Time(s)

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Chrysocolla-MIM_Museum(1939).jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 7 x 3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 236 g
MIM number:1939
Malachite kidneys covered with a solid film of chrysocolla of a beautiful robin egg color. The chrysocolla probably results from the alteration of the underlying malachite.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  5265 Time(s)

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Quartz(smoky quartz variety)-MIM_Museum(1940).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Fedenstock, Fellital (Felli Valley), Reuss Valley, Uri, Switzerland
 Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 11 cm / main crystal: 10.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 705 g
MIM number:1940
Slab covered with slightly smoky and transparent quartz, with a large, very sculptural “gwindel” perched in the middle. The torsion angle of this gwindel is very apparent. The slab seems to have been detached a long time ago in the cleft in which it was found as evidenced by the recrystallization of quartz and adularia on its edges and bottom.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collections: Urner Mineralienmuseum, Seedorf, Kanton Uri (Switzerland), Joachim Henrich (Germany)
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Quartz-MIM_Museum(1941).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Val Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 7 cm / main crystal: 9.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 315 g
MIM number:1941
Nicknamed "Der Tisch" (the table) by the German speaking collectors. Colorless and transparent quartz of the "gwindel" type, horizontally stuck in its middle on the tip of a well formed quartz crystal. The group, which is floating and intact, is very unusual and looks like a table.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection: Joachim Henrich (Germany)
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Tilasite-MIM_Museum(1942).jpg
 Mineral: Tilasite
 Locality:
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 4 x 7 x 3 cm / main crystal: 0.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 62 g
MIM number:1942
Group of translucent pink crystals in the shape of a drop on a quartz shard. Crystals of this size are unusual for this rare species.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection: Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  4857 Time(s)

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Pseudomalachite-MIM_Museum(1943).jpg
 Mineral: Pseudomalachite
 Locality:
Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine), Rheinbreitbach, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 8 cm
 Description:
Description:
Mass: 48 g
MIM number:1943
Microcrystallized aggregates in the form of sticks of beautiful dark green color on a white matrix. This pseudomalachite comes from the type locality.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collections: Richard W. Barstow (UK), Joachim Henrich (Germany)
 Viewed:  4855 Time(s)

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Niobophyllite-MIM_Museum(1944).jpg
 Mineral: Niobophyllite
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 22 g
MIM number:1944
Crystal with a very apparent monoclinic form which is unusual for this species that is found generally in the form of platy crystals with indistinct terminations.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Greenockite-MIM_Museum(1945).jpg
 Mineral: Greenockite
 Locality:
Bishopton tunnel, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, Scotland / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm / main crystal: 0.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 71 g
MIM number:1945
Two yellow-orange crystals arranged upside down on a black basaltic matrix. One of the two crystals clearly shows the hemihedry which characterizes this wurtzite close species with a flat base and a pointed top. These crystals are considered large for the species.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Anglesite-MIM_Museum(1946).jpg
 Mineral: Anglesite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 4 x 2.5 x 7.5 cm / main crystal: 7.4 cm
 Description:
T'ouissit, Oujda, Maroc
Mass: 177 g
MIM number:1946
Very well formed, transparent lanceolate crystals in subparallel growth, with a yellow-orange color. They contain some inclusions of galena which constitues their base, showing clearly how the lead sulfate (anglesite) resulted from the later oxidation of lead sulfide (galena).
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publications: "Marokko - Land der schönen Mineralien und Fossilien", "Mineralogical Record: Nov-Dec 2013"
Ex collections: Bernard Charlier (France), Warren Somerville (Austalia)
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Natrolite-MIM_Museum(1947).jpg
 Mineral: Natrolite
 Locality:
Kirovskii Mine, level 158, Kukisvumchorr Mountain, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Northern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 12 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm / main crystal: 5.6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 454 g
MIM number:1947
Group of very well defined translucent crystals dusted with a beige coating, with the presence around the base of purple micro-crystallized fluorite as well as small crystals of mangano-neptunite. While it is common to find isolated crystals of natrolite, it is rare to find them in groups as in this aesthetic sample.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Rhodonite-MIM_Museum(1948).jpg
 Mineral: Rhodonite
 Locality:
Morro da Mina Mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 10.5 x 5 x 10 cm / main crystal: 4.8 cm
 Description:
Description:
Mass: 379 g
MIM number:1948
Two beautiful very well formed translucent to transparent red crystals on a matrix made of a fibrous metamorphic amphibole (most likely cummingtonite) of a beautiful white color offering an excellent contrast with the red crystals. This mine has very seldom produced crystals on matrix.
Photographer: FMI / Federico Picciani
Publication: "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
 Viewed:  4592 Time(s)

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Chrysoberyl(alexandrite variety)-MIM_Museum(1949).jpg
 Mineral: Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite)
 Locality:
Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe
 Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 x 7 cm / main crystal: 2.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 896 g
MIM number:1949
Cyclic twinned very well formed and sharp crystals, developed on a mica-schist matrix. Some crystals are translucent and clearly show the "alexandrite" effect: red under halogen light and green under sunlight or cold LED.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
 Viewed:  4591 Time(s)

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Diaspore-MIM_Museum(1950).jpg
 Mineral: Diaspore
 Locality:
Menderes Massif, Muğla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 25 g
MIM number:1950
Perfect V-shaped twin with two transparent and slightly dichroic branches (pink on the narrow faces, green on the wide ones). It is not common to find a twin with equal development of both branches as in this sample.
Photographer: FMI / Federico Picciani
Publications: "extraLapis No. 53: Zwillinge", "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", “Mineralogical Record, Jul-Aug 2020”, "Le Règne Minéral #162: Nov-Déc 2021"
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 Mineral: Diaspore
 Locality:
Menderes Massif, Muğla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 6 cm
 Description:
Mass: 25 g
MIM number:1950
Perfect V-shaped twin with two transparent and slightly dichroic branches (pink on the narrow faces, green on the wide ones). It is not common to find a twin with equal development of both branches as in this sample.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publications: "extraLapis No. 53: Zwillinge", "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", “Mineralogical Record, Jul-Aug 2020”, "Le Règne Minéral #162: Nov-Déc 2021"
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Sphalerite-MIM_Museum(1951).jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
ZCA Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 4 cm / main crystal: 3.9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 99 g
MIM number:1951
Perfectly formed and transparent modified octahedron with a honey yellow color, very shiny faces and pronounced adamantine luster. One face looks twinned.
Photographer: FMI / Benjamin DeCamp
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
Ex collection: "Hoppel" Collection (USA)
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Halite-MIM_Museum(1952).jpg
 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
Bleicherode, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen, Germany
 Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 25 cm / main crystal: 6.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 2550 g
MIM number:1952
Beautiful group of very well formed and separated halite crystals with cubic and tabular shapes with square section. They are white / gray to colorless, and intermingled with fishtail twinned gypsum crystals of amber color (due to oriented inclusions of iron oxydes) measuring to 14 cm. The group is very fluorescent under short UV rays taking an orange color, and the gypsum crystals are also somewhat phosphorescent.
Photographer: FMI / Federico Picciani
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Botryogen-MIM_Museum(1953).jpg
 Mineral: Botryogen
 Locality:
Falun, Dalarna, Sweden
 Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 6.5 cm / main crystal: 0.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 308 gMIM number:1953Mass of small orange crystals interspersed with halotrichite.Photographer: FMI / Federico Picciani
 Viewed:  4255 Time(s)

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Jacobsite-MIM_Museum(1954).jpg
 Mineral: Jacobsite
 Locality:
Jakobsbergsfältet, Filipstads, Värmland, Sweden
 Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 2 cm / main crystal: 3.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 27 gMIM number:1954Black, very well formed and sharp octahedral mono-crystal, considered among the largest for this rare species.Photographer: FMI / Federico Picciani
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Quartz-MIM_Museum(1955).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Val Pulita Quarry, Valpulita, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 cm / main crystal: 4.2 cm
 Description:

Mass: 7800 g
MIM number:1955
White marble cavity from the famous Carrara quarry in the Apennines, containing exceptionally pure doubly terminated quartz crystals. Apennines are a mountain range extending along the Italian peninsula from north to south for about 1200 km, through fifteen of the twenty Italian regions. Their genesis began about 20 million years ago and is still slowly ongoing. During this genesis, almost pure carbonate sediments which precipitated from an older shallow hot sea were deeply compressed and recrystallized in a first stage to form calcareous rock of what would become much latter the famous Carrara white marble which has been exploited since Roman times. In a second stage, higher pressures and temperatures reaching 400 °C, deformed and reorganized the crystalline structure of this rock, forming a metamorphic rock with a different structure, namely marble, which “design” and aspect have made so famous. It was during this second phase that, along thin white and crystalline bands, cracks and cavities opened in the marble, hydrothermal solutions seeped in and deposited crystallized quartz and other mineralogical species inside. While cavities and crystals are unforgivable defects in the cutting of marble blocks, they are also precious geological testimonies of the amazing laws of nature. The discovery in 1998 of an exceptional cavity containing this sample has been filmed during its opening with a diamond chainsaw along the front wall of the cave. In order not to damage the crystals, the recovery required several days of careful work, which made it possible to isolate this beautiful sample. The sawing marks are clearly visible on the external faces of this sample.
Photographer: MIM Museum
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Quartz-MIM_Museum(1955-1).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Val Pulita Quarry, Valpulita, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 cm / main crystal: 4.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 7800 g
MIM number:1955
White marble cavity from the famous Carrara quarry in the Apennines, containing exceptionally pure doubly terminated quartz crystals. Apennines are a mountain range extending along the Italian peninsula from north to south for about 1200 km, through fifteen of the twenty Italian regions. Their genesis began about 20 million years ago and is still slowly ongoing. During this genesis, almost pure carbonate sediments which precipitated from an older shallow hot sea were deeply compressed and recrystallized in a first stage to form calcareous rock of what would become much latter the famous Carrara white marble which has been exploited since Roman times. In a second stage, higher pressures and temperatures reaching 400 °C, deformed and reorganized the crystalline structure of this rock, forming a metamorphic rock with a different structure, namely marble, which “design” and aspect have made so famous. It was during this second phase that, along thin white and crystalline bands, cracks and cavities opened in the marble, hydrothermal solutions seeped in and deposited crystallized quartz and other mineralogical species inside. While cavities and crystals are unforgivable defects in the cutting of marble blocks, they are also precious geological testimonies of the amazing laws of nature. The discovery in 1998 of an exceptional cavity containing this sample has been filmed during its opening with a diamond chainsaw along the front wall of the cave. In order not to damage the crystals, the recovery required several days of careful work, which made it possible to isolate this beautiful sample. The sawing marks are clearly visible on the external faces of this sample.
Photographer: MIM Museum
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2023 04:23    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Veszelyite-MIM_Museum(1956).jpg
 Mineral: Veszelyite
 Locality:
Black Pine Mine, John Long Mountains, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 114 g
MIM number:1956
Large complex deep blue veszelyite crystal on a quartz matrix, exhibiting three large quartz crystals as the backdrop behind the veszelyite. This is among the best matrix specimens collected with such a large crystal of this rare species from this long closed mine.
Photographer: Jeffrey A. Scovil
Ex collections: Jack "Orco" Winninghoff (USA), Mike Groben (USA)
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Veszelyite-MIM_Museum(1956-1).jpg
 Mineral: Veszelyite
 Locality:
Black Pine Mine, John Long Mountains, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm / main crystal: 2.1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 114 g
MIM number:1956
Large complex deep blue veszelyite crystal on a quartz matrix, exhibiting three large quartz crystals as the backdrop behind the veszelyite. This is among the best matrix specimens collected with such a large crystal of this rare species from this long closed mine.
Photographer: Jeffrey A. Scovil
Ex collections: Jack "Orco" Winninghoff (USA), Mike Groben (USA)
 Viewed:  4128 Time(s)

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Wulfenite-MIM_Museum(1957).jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 13.5 x 8 x 4 cm / main crystal: 1.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 217 g
MIM number:1957
Brown-reddish limonite matrix hosting numerous pristine crystals of bi-colored tabular wulfenite which exhibit a brown central layer sandwiched in between two outer layers of cream colored wulfenite.
Photographer: Malte Sickinger
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
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Skutterudite-MIM_Museum(1958).jpg
 Mineral: Skutterudite
 Locality:
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 11 x 6.5 x 16.5 cm / main crystal: 3.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1950 g
MIM number:1958
Slab covered with polysynthetic, very lustrous dodecahedral crystals considered well-formed for the species, interspersed with a few rosettes of small crystals of white quartz.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Hessite-MIM_Museum(1960).jpg
 Mineral: Hessite
 Locality:
Botes (Botești), Zlatna, Alba, Transylvania, Romania
 Dimensions: 3 x 2.5 x 6 cm / main crystal: 3.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 27 g
MIM number:1960
An intact shrub-like group of fine crystals, some of them curvy. The main central crystal is elongated and considered very large for the species.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Olshanskyite-MIM_Museum(1961).jpg
 Mineral: Olshanskyite
 Locality:
Shijiangshan mining district, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 11 x 7 cm / main crystal: 2.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 688 g
MIM number:1961
Group of colorless, very well formed crystals considered large for the species, resembling a white cloud with a small rosette of brown colored roweite lying in its center.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publication: "China II, Mineralien, Fundorte, Lagerstätten"
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2023 04:13    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Roweite-MIM_Museum(1962).jpg
 Mineral: Roweite
 Locality:
Shijiangshan mining district, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 10.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 cm / main crystal: 3.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 502 g
MIM number:1962
Slab covered with fans of brown-colored roweite, with at the top two white tufts of olshanskyite. There are also small rosettes of a gray mineral which turned out to be glagolevite, as well as black crystals of wurtzite.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publications: "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2", "China II, Mineralien, Fundorte, Lagerstätten"
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Karibibite-MIM_Museum(1963).jpg
 Mineral: Karibibite with Löllingite and Schneiderhohnite
 Locality:
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 8 cm / main crystal: 0.3 cm
 Description:
Mass: 180 g
MIM number:1963
Black block made of löllingite and schneiderhohnite in a cleft of which "hedgehogs" of karibibite of beautiful golden yellow color have developed (with diameter up to 5 mm).
Photographer: MING / Humble Rooster
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Tuscanite-MIM_Museum(1966).jpg
 Mineral: Tuscanite with Spinel
 Locality:
Fosso la Nova, Farnese, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
 Description:
Mass: 94 g
MIM number:1966
Translucent, very sharp tuscanite crystal in the center of a matrix of volcanic rhyolite studded also with ten other small crystals of tuscanite, as well as small crystals of black spinel. It is the largest crystal known for this very rare species.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Ex collection: Salvatore Fiori (Italie)
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Bertrandite-MIM_Museum(1967).jpg
 Mineral: Bertrandite on Schorl
 Locality:
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 12.5 cm / main crystal: 4.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 50 g
MIM number:1967
Tufts of white, pearlescent and translucent bowtie-shaped bertrandite crystals developed near the crest and along the body of a group of three black schorl crystals forming nearly right angles with one another. The largest schorl has a very sharp termination.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publications: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés", "Paragénesis - Revista de Mineralogía 2019-2"
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Goethite-MIM_Museum(1968).jpg
 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 14 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1400 g
MIM number:1968
Black acicular goethite crystals closely packed in a shiny 7.1 cm diameter ball on a carpet of quartz crystals, some of which include fine goethite needles. The terminations of most of the crystals constituting the ball are platy while on the periphery of the ball they are in needles. The original deposit of this piece is worked for its numerous quartz geodes sold massively in Tizi-n-Tichka and elsewhere in the world. These are usually modest samples where the crystals of quartz are associated with fine goethite needles. Very sporadically balls of goethite crystals are found on quartz carpet: their extraction is not easy, and many balls are damaged. This sample represents the very high end of what has been produced by this mine.
Photographer: FMI / James Elliott
Publication: "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés"
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