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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2010 16:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Jesse's pieces are astonishing, but show must go on!!

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Colemanite. Boron, Kern Co., California. 8,5 x 6 cm.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2010 15:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

One more


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Inesite. Unnamed Brookite Occurrence, Hale-Creek Mad River Junction Area, Trinity Co., California. 5,5 x 4 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2010 00:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Has everyone gotten tired of California already? Who needs wulfenite when you've got tourmaline???


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Elbaite (5 cm tall) on Cleavelandite and Quartz, Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego County. Recovered in 2003.
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Elbaite, Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County. 6.5 cm tall, recovered in 1973.
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Elbaite, Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego County. 3.8 and 3.2 cm tall. Collected around 1980.
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Elbaite, Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County. From the "Green Pocket" December 1993, 5.5 cm tall.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2010 00:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Here's an interesting quartz from northern California, collected from the Snow Quartz Claim, directly beneath the power line which passes through the claimblock. Most of the quartz crystals from this locality display prominent trigons. I don't know why. Anyone?


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7cm X 4 cm, collected in the fall of 1978. . The label is self-explanatory. What makes this crystal so unique is the trigon on the main face of the crystal. the trigon is 20mm X 15 mm, as demonstrated in the following photograph.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2010 01:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

A few more for California.


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Quartz with rutile.
Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California
Specimen size 3.4 x 2.5 cm.
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Double terminated tourmaline crystal
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District,
San Diego Co., California
Specimen size 5.5 x 2.9 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2010 01:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Nice specimens, folks!
And btw, Ed: I really like your nostalgic labels!
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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2010 18:07    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Gold, gold! ;-)


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Group formed by crystals of perfectly defined faces and edges and has hoppered growth on the areas corresponding to the octahedron faces.
Colorado Quartz Mine, Mariposa County, California, USA
Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.4 × 0.6 cm.
Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2010 12:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

A humble contribution.


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Colemanite. Boron, Kern Co., California. 11 x 7,5 cm. Crystals up to 1,5 cm. Ex Dr. Krantz collection.
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2010 04:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

A few more from California.


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Smoky quartz floater crystal.
Dogtooth Peak, Dinkey Lakes, Fresno Co., California
Specimen size 6.5 x 2 x 1 cm.
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Smoky quartz cluster with microcline.
Dogtooth Peak, Dinkey Lakes, Fresno Co., California
Specimen size 7.5 x 4 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2010 07:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Hello Everyone,

I have a few California minerals to add. Nothing exceptional but a couple of different specimens for the list

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Here is some copper colored Coalingite from the type locality at theNew Idria Serpentinite, Coalinga, New Idria District, Fresno County, California the specimen is about 1.75" x 1.25" (4.44cm x 3.18cm)
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This Kernite is from the US Borax Mine, Kramer Borate Deposit Boron, Kramer District, Kern County, California and is 11.25" x 4.50" x 3.00" (28.58 x 11.43 x 7.62 cm)
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Here is some Cristobalite with Tiny blades of Fayalite from the Coso Hot Springs Deposit, Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County, California the Cristobalite is about 1.0" (2.54 cm) in diameter
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2010 08:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

One more quartz for California.


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Quartz with hematite inclusions.
Socrates Mine, Mayacmas Mtns., Sonoma Co., California
Specimen size 7.5 x 8.0 cm.
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2010 11:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

I've really been enjoying all these pictures, thanks to all who have been posting them. Love the benitoites! And sure, the tourmalines too.
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2010 11:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Pete Modreski wrote:
I've really been enjoying all these pictures, thanks to all who have been posting them...

But is not finished yet (in fact it never will...) so please, more!!! ;-)

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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2010 14:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Here is my contribution to the California thread. Himalaya mine, 65 x 33 mm.

I originally thought this was a Afghani tourmaline. It was my second year to visit Tucson, and I was in trading mode. Needless to say, my enthusiasm for minerals was far in excess of my knowledge of minerals and localities. I negotiated with a Pakistani dealer for this specimen and a couple of small, double terminated kunzites......in exchange for a suite of small Australian cognac diamonds, a couple of fire agate cabochons, and little bit of cash.

It was only when I was walking away that I looked at the label and realized this was a California specimen. I always wondered who he had traded with....... Bill Larson, or Jesse Fisher?



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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2010 15:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

If your forget about the gem minerals from San Diego County, I consider this Baryte to be the best mineral from the county. This was self collected by Frank Knechtel and Leo Horensky back in the mid 60's It came from a geode located in the valley long since overgrow by houses. It came into my collection when Frank passed away many years ago.


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Baryte
La Zanja Canyon
Near Del Mar
San Diego Co., Ca.
overall size is 5.8cm x 7.5cm
largest Baryte is 1.5cm x 4.3cm
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2010 15:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

one more odd one from California. This was self collected in the late 60's from a wash bank. It was found by luck since nothing was showing where I sat down. I was just moving dirt around when I uncoverd a pile of these. This is the best one that I kept. Never did find that spot again.


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Petrified Wood
about 5 miles north west of Ocotillo on the San Diego Imperial county line.
13.3cm x 19.2cm
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2010 16:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Here is my contribution to this thread.


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Elbaite- Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California. Size: 4.8 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm. Doubly terminated with a thin green cap at one end. Ex. Al Ordway Collection. Photographed in natural sunlight.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 10:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

Hello Everyone,

I am adding a few specimens today, with a little redundancy.

See ya later,

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Ulexite 01a.jpg
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Here is a piece of your garden variety Ulexite. I hadn't noticed this listed here yet so I threw it in for diversity. It is from the Boron Pit, U.S Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern County, California and measures 4 5/8" x 3" (11.75 x 7.62 cm).
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For a little flash I have added my Colemanite, The large blade is 7/8" x 3/8" (2.22 x 0.95 cm). This example is from the Boraxo Mine, Death Valley, Inyo County, California.
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This Thenardite is a pseudo @ Halite and the specimen is 1 3/8" (3.49 cm). It is from Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernadino County, California.
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This Mercury glubule is my first attempt at microphotography. Obviously I have a lot to learn, like reflections. However the reflection here attests to the nerly perfect spherical shape of the element as that is my ring light creating the "eyeball" effect. The drop is about 0.012" (0.3 mm).Socrates Mine, Middletown, West Mayacmas District,Sonoma County, California
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This Trona is 1 1/2" (3.81 cm) high and is from Owens Lake, Inyo County, California.
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Sulphohalite is my last exhibit this round. it is about 3/4" (1.90 cm) high and is from the type locality at Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California
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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 10:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

An Andradite, variety Topazolite, from Yellow Cat Mine.


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Andradite (Topazolite)
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California, USA
Mined: November 1998
Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 1.4 cm.
Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 12:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California  

A recent acquisition...


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Colemanite.- Boraxo Pit nº1, Thompson Mine, Ryan, Inyo Co. Death Valley, California (USA) 12x10x6 cm.
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