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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2024 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Don, Am, Enrique, Tobi, and Michael:

I express my sincere gratitude for the time you have dedicated to writing these very kind posts.
But sincerely, I don't think this subject is important enough to keep going forever.
Thank you!
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2024 17:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Congrats Carles.

Very nice collection.
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2024 10:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Firmo, I'm glad you like it. Indeed, you own many excellent specimens, mainly from Colombia. Thanks for your comment.
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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2024 11:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

What a superb collection!

Excellent photos and congratulations on your 2 million views.

Best regards from the Swiss Alps.

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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2024 16:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Dany, many thanks for your comments. You are very fortunate to live in Valais/Wallis. I know that canton, especially Zermatt.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2024 05:01    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan - Fluorapatite from Kami Mine  

Fluorapatite Ca5(PO4)3F, siderite FeCO3, quartz SiO2

Description: Fluorapatite crystals of hexagonal shape are disposed on a matrix of hyaline quartz crystals and accompanied by siderite. The fluorapatite crystals are translucent to transparent with a very uniform, nice pink color and very well-defined hexagonal faces, truncated by the pinacoids and faces of the dipyramid. The color of these crystals varies a little depending on the type of light; it is a bit pale in daylight and more saturated under incandescent lighting. It is accompanied by well-defined rhomboedral siderite crystals with a very aesthetic green-brown color, arranged very aerially on the specimen. A specimen from a recent find in the Kami mine; it is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: 74 mm x 52 mm.
Mass: 87 g.
Locality: Kami Mine, Ayopaya Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia.

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 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Siderite, Quartz
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 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Siderite, Quartz
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2024 08:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,
Nice acquisition. Congratulations, this is a very beautiful specimen.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2024 03:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Carles,
Nice acquisition. Congratulations, this is a very beautiful specimen.

Thank you very much, Michael, for posting your opinion.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2024 05:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Another wonderful specimen, Carles!
Everything in this piece represents your good taste in minerals: The shape, the quality and the mix of colours, forms and textures make this a perfect specimen for any advanced collector!

Gorgeous piece, congratulations :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2024 09:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Tobi, your words are very kind, as always. Thanks so much.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2024 14:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, an interesting specimen and very aesthetic.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2024 14:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Dany, I'm very glad you like it. Thank you for sharing your opinion!
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