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PostPosted: May 23, 2024 08:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2987 Chalcedony - Agate Beds, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
San Rafael District, Emery County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
Reddish-orange chalcedony, the top surface covered by small bubbly growths averaging 2-3 mm, known locally as “caviar or roe agate.”
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PostPosted: May 24, 2024 10:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2935 Quartz - Empire Mine, Duquesne, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Empire Mine, Patagonia Mountains, Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.4 x 4.0 cm
 Description:
Druzy quartz crystals lining a small cavity in white quartz. Collected in February 1994.
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PostPosted: May 27, 2024 08:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Fluorite  




3017 Fluorite - El Filo Vein, Santa Librada, Mapimi Mun., Durango, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
El Filo vein, Santa Librada, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
An aggregate of cubic purple fluorite crystals to 2.2 cm on edge. The crystal faces have a stepped growth pattern and many crystals have darker purple edges.
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3017 Fluorite - El Filo Vein, Santa Librada, Mapimi Mun., Durango, Mexico.jpg


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PostPosted: May 28, 2024 09:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Quartz  




2134 Quartz - Tinejdad, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Toufassmame (Izizauen), Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
Quartz crystals tinted reddish brown by hematite. The cores of the crystals are colorless quartz and the outside is overlain by a thin layer of transparent quartz. From the 2015 find.
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2134 Quartz - Tinejdad, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region.jpg



2134(2) - Tinejdad, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Toufassmame (Izizauen), Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm
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PostPosted: May 29, 2024 08:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2535 - Quartz (variety amethyst) - La Manche Mine, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
La Manche, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland (Island), Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Description:
4.5 x 3.9 cm
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2535 - Quartz (variety amethyst) - La Manche Mine, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.jpg


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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2024 08:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




3024 Heulandite on Thompsonite - Pahur well, Aurangabad Dist., Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Heulandite on Thompsonite
 Locality:
Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm
 Description:
Classic coffin-shaped crystals of colorless heulandite to 1.3 cm covering pale orange spheres of thompsonite. According to Sami Makki, these were collected in 2023 during the excavation of a water well at Pahur.
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3024 Heulandite on Thompsonite - Pahur well, Aurangabad Dist., Maharashtra, India.jpg


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PostPosted: Jun 04, 2024 08:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Malachite  




3011 Malachite - Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Lualaba Prov., Dem Rep. Congo.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm
 Description:
A parallel growth of stalactitic sparkling green malachite. Ex. Rock Currier Collection #6525.
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2024 08:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN894 Spinel - Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania.jpg
 Mineral: Spinel
 Locality:
Mahenge Mountains, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
Reddish-purple octahedral spinel crystals partially embedded in a white marble matrix.
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TN 894 Spinel - Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania.jpg
 Mineral: Spinel
 Locality:
Mahenge Mountains, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2024 09:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2972 Mesolite - Pashan Quarries, Pune, Maharashtra, India.jpg
 Mineral: Mesolite
 Locality:
Pashan Quarries, Pashan, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
Radiating acicular mesolite presenting as compact white crystals at the base grading to colorless transparent crystals at the terminations. Ex. Rustam Kothavala.
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2024 08:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN896 Azurite - Mikheevskoye Mine, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Mikheevskoe deposit, Kartalinsky District, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ural Federal District, Russia
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
Half of an azurite nodule containing a star-shaped cavity lined with azurite crystals.
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PostPosted: Jun 11, 2024 13:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN898 Albite - Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California.jpg
 Mineral: Albite
 Locality:
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito River headwaters area, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, San Benito County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
One of the less commonly found minerals at a location most known for benitoite and neptunite.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2024 09:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN905 Vanadinite - Cock's Orebody, Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia Dist., Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.5 cm
 Description:
Chocolate brown vanadinite crystals associated with minor colorless calcite from Cock's Orebody.
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2024 08:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw - Fluorite  




3014 Fluorite - San Francisco del Oro Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
San Francisco del Oro Mine, San Francisco del Oro, Municipio San Francisco del Oro, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 7.2 x 2.7 cm
 Description:
A group of translucent pale green fluorite octahedrons to 1.8 cm with faint purple hues and matte-textured faces.
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2024 15:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2981 Galena - Kenora Mine, Cardin, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Kenora Mine, Picher Field, Cardin, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
 Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
 Description:
A bright metallic gray galena crystal with well-developed cuboctahedral fortification overgrowths implanted on a shard of light gray chert.
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2024 09:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




TN906 Fluorite - Erongo Mts., Erongo Region, Namibia (2).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2024 08:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The location for the following specimen gets its name from Thomas Leiper (1745-1825), who owned several properties which were quarried for feldspar. Some of the buildings at nearby Swarthmore College used stone from the Leiper's Quarry.


3001 Microcline var. Perthite - Leiper Quarry, Leiperville, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline
 Locality:
Leiper's Quarry, Leiperville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
 Description:
A rectangular block of brown perthitic microcline with intergrowths of albite visible as light-colored lines coursing through the K feldspar groundmass.
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3001 Microcline var. Perthite - Leiper Quarry, Leiperville, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.jpg



3001 Microcline var. Perthite (Label) - Leiper Quarry, Leiperville, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.jpg
 Mineral: _Old label that accompanied the piece.
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3001 Microcline var. Perthite (Label) - Leiper Quarry, Leiperville, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.jpg


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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2024 07:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




3020 Natrolite - Marrawah basalts, Cape Grim, Tasmania, Australia.jpg
 Mineral: Natrolite
 Locality:
Marrawah quarries, Cape Grim, Circular Head Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
Intergrown radial sprays of glassy white natrolite prisms from the well-known Tasmanian zeolite locality.
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3020 Natrolite - Marrawah basalts, Cape Grim, Tasmania, Australia.jpg


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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2024 10:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




3023 Calcite - Grabiszyce Quarry, Gmina Lesna, Lower Silesia, Poland.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Grabiszyce Górne, Leśna, Lubań, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
Bright orange scalenohedral calcite crystals forming radial sprays on a
brecciated basalt matrix. From the find in 2015.
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3023 Calcite - Grabiszyce Quarry, Gmina Lesna, Lower Silesia, Poland.jpg


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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2024 10:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




622 Turquoise in trachyte - Mineral Park Mine, Cerbat Mts., Kingman, Mohave Co., Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Turquoise
 Locality:
Mineral Park Mine, Ithaca Peak, Cerbat Mountains, Kingman, Mineral Park District, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Bright blue-green veins of turquoise in a light tan trachyte matrix.
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622 Turquoise in trachyte - Mineral Park Mine, Cerbat Mts., Kingman, Mohave Co., Arizona.jpg


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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2024 07:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  




2980 Elbaite - Tosho, Braldu Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
 Description:
Doubly-terminated elbaite crystals in sub-parallel growth. The crystals are pale pink with very subtle green tones.
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