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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2012 01:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Philip, this pseudo photo may answer your question. (The quick digital picture shows it a little darker than it really is.). I really liked the nearly complete modified tetrahedron floater. Also, we did not collect the deep green fluorite/smoky pocket(s); Ray De Mark knows much more about them than I do. The one shown is also a single specimen; also found were a few isolated darker green and 2-tone fluorite crystal pieces, in the float. We never thoroughly investigated that area.

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Sylvite and Langbeinite
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
4 cm on edge
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2012 13:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

John,

I recognized the pseudomorph right away. These don't come from the mine I work at (Intrepid Potash East mine), but from another mine about 15 miles to the southwest. The pseudomorphs technically are a mix of sylvite and halite (usually called sylvinite) and were found in a clay seam several feet thick in the middle of the ore horizon. I've talked to a miner that actually collected these and he said the crystals could just be plucked out of the clay. They weren't super common, and he said almost all of crystals had at least a little bit of damage. They are a really neat occurrence, though.

Yeah, my dad has a cluster of green fluorite/smoky quartz that he got from Ray. To my knowledge, there were only a few specimens found, and the people who knew the most about the occurrence were Ray, Mike Sanders and Mike Jaworski. I would love to see the best specimens collected from this pocket!
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PostPosted: May 27, 2012 16:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

One rarity


Hewettite with Gypsum - Homestake Mine_Grants District_New Mexico_USA.jpg
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Hewettite on Gypsum
Homestake Mine, Grants District, New Mexico, USA
Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.1 × 1.9 cm.
Collected by Sr. Folch in October 1959
Former collection of Folch duplicates
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2013 03:18    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

One more from New Mexico.

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Cottonwood Draw, Chaves Co., New Mexico, USA
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PostPosted: Oct 27, 2015 10:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Long time nothing happened in this thread, I will restart with a blue fluorite classic from N.M.:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2016 10:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Smithsonite from N.M.:


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: ~ 20 cm
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Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
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PostPosted: May 28, 2016 12:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Tobi wrote:
Smithsonite from N.M.:
And another one, this time I can proudly say it's from my own collection:


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
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PostPosted: May 28, 2016 13:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

You should maybe try a black background with your nice smithsonite, like the fantastic job you did with the sphalerite.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2016 09:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
You should maybe try a black background with your nice smithsonite, like the fantastic job you did with the sphalerite.
Ok :-)


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2016 15:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico  

Nice smithsonite, Tobi!
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