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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2023 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2916 Goethite - Montreal Mine, Montreal, Iron County, Wisconsin.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Montreal Mine, Montreal, Gogebic Iron Range, Iron County, Wisconsin, USA
 Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 cm
 Description:
An aggregate of compact brown goethite needles displaying a chatoyant luster.
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2916 Goethite - Montreal Mine, Montreal, Iron County, Wisconsin.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2023 12:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

An outstanding photograph. The specimen looks like polished wood - absolutely nice.
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2023 13:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

silvia wrote:
An outstanding photograph. The specimen looks like polished wood - absolutely nice.


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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2023 07:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2907 Pyrite - Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Several bright interconnected cubic pyrite crystals displaying prominent striations.
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2907 Pyrite - Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2023 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Smithsonite  




2918 Smithsonite - Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia.jpg
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 9.1 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
 Description:
Velvety-textured grayish-green smithsonite covering the top surface of a light colored country rock.
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2918 Smithsonite - Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2023 09:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2910 Heulandite, Ferrosaponite - Karjat, Raigad Dist., Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Heulandite (Subgroup)
 Locality:
Karjat, Raigad District, Maharashtra, Konkan Division, India
 Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm
 Description:
Lustrous pink heulandite crystals associated with small groups of greenish-black ferrosaponite.
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2910 Heulandite, Ferrosaponite - Karjat, Raigad Dist., Maharashtra, India.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2023 11:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more from India.


Prehnite ps. Laumontite - Malad Quarry, Mumbai Suburban District, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Prehnite after Laumontite
 Locality:
Malad Quarry, Malad, Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.0 cm
 Description:
Pale green fingers of prehnite replacing previous crystals of laumontite.
 Viewed:  4039 Time(s)

Prehnite ps. Laumontite - Malad Quarry, Mumbai Suburban District, Maharashtra, India.jpg



Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Stilbite-(Ca) - Jalgaon, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Stilbite-(Ca)
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
A glassy fluorapophyllite crystal displaying truncated corners and a prominent green band in the middle of the prism associated with pale tan stilbite crystals.
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Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Stilbite-(Ca) - Jalgaon, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2023 10:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2031 Calcite - Helen-MaCleod Mine, Wawa, Algoma Dist., Ontario, Canada.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite with Quartz with Goethite and Pyrite inclusions
 Locality:
Helen-MacLeod Mines, McMurray and Chabanel Townships, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.1 cm
 Description:
Colorless rhombic calcites with reddish-brown tinged edges associated with glassy transparent quartz crystals with goethite and pyrite inclusions.
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2023 11:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael Shaw wrote:

Nice to see a Canadian piece from a classic Ontario locality.

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2023 13:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Joseph DOliveira wrote:
Michael Shaw wrote:

Nice to see a Canadian piece from a classic Ontario locality.


Thanks Joseph. I have many fond memories of collecting trips in Ontario.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2023 10:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Sphalerite  




2929 Sphalerite - Vtoroy Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Second Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
A floater of lustrous black twinned sphalerite crystals.
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2929 Sphalerite - Vtoroy Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.jpg



2908 Sphalerite - Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
Lustrous black sphalerite crystals to 1.0 cm covering the top surface of a dark brown sphalerite rich matrix.
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2908 Sphalerite - Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2023 10:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2936 Schorl and Quartz - Erongo Mountains, Karabib Constituency, Erongo Reg., Namibia.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
 Description:
Two doubly-terminated lustrous black schorl crystals associated with smoky quartz crystals.
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2936 Schorl and Quartz - Erongo Mountains, Karabib Constituency, Erongo Reg., Namibia.jpg



2936 Schorl and Smoky Quartz - Erongo Mts., Karabib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
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2936 Schorl and Smoky Quartz - Erongo Mts., Karabib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2023 09:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2921 Microcline and Arfvedsonite - Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Reg., Malawi.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline, Arfvedsonite
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 4.4 cm
 Description:
A cluster of sharp pale tan microcline crystals associated with striated black arfvedsonite. The largest microcline crystal measures 5.5 cm and is twinned.
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2921 Microcline and Arfvedsonite - Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Reg., Malawi.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2023 10:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2944 Quartz - Jalgaon District, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 12.4 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
 Description:
Two quartz stalactites in parallel growth covered with small colorless quartz points.
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2023 08:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2961(2) Hematite - Grandfortaine, Grand Est, France.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Framont, Grandfontaine, Mutzig, Molsheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
Fine-bladed hematite crystals covering the top surface of a massive hematite matrix.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2023 08:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2955 Calcite - Santo Domingo Mine, Francisco Portillo, Santa Eulalia Dist., Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Tierra Buena Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Three divergent branches of calcite comprised of colorless scalenohedral crystals.
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2955 Calcite - Santo Domingo Mine, Francisco Portillo, Santa Eulalia Dist., Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2023 11:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2982 Fluorite - Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England / United Kingdom
 Description:
Dark purple fluorite cubes to 2.0 cm on a sulfide and quartz matrix. Several crystals are penetration twins and the fluorite shows intense blue fluorescence under LW UV light. 7.7 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm. Collected from the Purple Rain Pocket in 2021.
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2982 Fluorite - Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2023 08:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2973 Fluorite - Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.1 x 4.6 cm
 Description:
Cubic yellow fluorite crystals to 2.3 cm on edge, several showing penetration twinning. Collected from the Bull Vein in 2020.
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2973 Fluorite - Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2023 11:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2976 Quartz var. amethyst - Cerro de Concordia, Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Cerro de la Concordia, Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm
 Description:
A flat plate of andesite covered with sparkling colorless quartz crystals and minor green epidote with several amethyst crystals to 3.0 cm in length.
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2976 Quartz var. amethyst - Cerro de Concordia, Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2023 10:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN886 Fluorite - Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
An intergrown group of several grape-purple fluorite crystals showing interesting edge modifications on the cube faces.
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