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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2012 19:30    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

7 mm Graphite rosette/sphere . Bottom is a sphere and top lis a rosette. Perfect


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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2012 20:18    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Lovely. That kind of variety reminds me of some of the rosettes that occur at the
Gouverneur Talc Company #4 quarry, Harrisville, NY. Great variety- great micromounts
and thumbnails of graphite in/on calcite.
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2012 17:30    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Thanks John,
You might need to take a trip out here to NY one day !

A pair of graphite sphere twins and a neat 12mm crystal group.



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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2012 12:49    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

This is the largest Graphite sphere yet.. 8mm


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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2012 19:48    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

I found this giant 3-3/4 inch spinel today. Its sitting next to a bigger one but its more crude. These giants made Amity famous over 150 years ago and they are still here.


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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2012 13:18    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Glen this is really cool. You must have enjoyed finding it. For me, finding something and being the first person to see it is so fun! Amity is full of unique minerals and is a beautiful place just to visit.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2012 08:53    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Some recent finds....
Thanks Greg.



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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2012 07:49    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Two of my favorite new Spinel specimens, first one is 1-1/2 inches high and 2 inches at the widest point. Second is five inches overall and has sharp spinels up to 3/4 of an inch


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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2012 09:43    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Hundreds of well formed dark green Spinel in marble.


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PostPosted: May 24, 2013 14:48    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

At first I thought they were graphite spheres with unusual facets but they turned out to be a new mineral for Amity, Geikielite a fairly uncommon mineral in the ilmenite family. They are small but very cool looking under a microscope


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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2013 21:39    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Some better Geikielite pictures.


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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2013 20:12    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Some new finds from amity NY
These are most likely Fluoro-Pargasite crystals from a new pocket.



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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2013 07:23    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Hi Glenn,

What a fascinating adventure your on! So many wonderful and unique treasures!!!

Thank you sooooo very much for sharing your fun!

All the very best,

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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2013 18:05    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

The color is great on these pargasite crystals but the nice blue coating disappears when I clean them.
Thanks John.....



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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2014 13:55    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

I am drooling all over the place...
Unbeliveable how someone could be so lucky to find such treasure in his property, wow!

Wish there were more photos coming!
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2014 14:14    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Congratulations, Glenn.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2014 16:49    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Thanks guys...
Here are some Clinohumites with spinel from the back hill up towards the old Rudy farm



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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2014 17:07    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Beautiful, thanks for the new photos :)

What do you do with all the crystalls you dig up? As I see you have been working the area for more than 3 years now and that place seemed to be an endless source of great specimens.

Did you donate pieces to museums? Or did you sell most of them?
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2014 15:48    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Mark, I've given pieces to a half dozen museums and a few are on display at the New York Museum in Albany. I have more than I need and might try and trade some stuff.


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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2014 16:19    Post subject: Re: New find of minerals from New York  

Nice! Thanks for your reply and the photos :)
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