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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2012 04:52    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

Wow there are some incredible specimen being shown. I really enjoy looking at this one, I hope you do also. It is a complete Quartz inside a larger Quartz on a bed of Chlorite.


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Brazil
5mm x 3mm
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 13:19    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

Doubly terminated quartz crystal (unpolished) with 4-phase inclusions.

The four phases (which are trapped inside negative crystals) are:
-yellow petroleum (oily flammable hydrocarbon), it shows bluish fluorescence under UV
-immiscible water (colorless)
-methane gaz bubble (moving freely within the petroleum phase)
-solid particles of black to dark brown asphaltite (generic term for bituminous hydrocarbons), these particles arn't moving in this sample (but have been reported to move freely in other samples)

Origin: Balochistan, Pakistan
size:1.9x1.4x1.3cm
weight: 15.35ct

The largest petroleum pocket (mammoth shaped) is 8x6mm at the largest point, with a 2mm diameter moving bubble.

note: avoid heat and avoid ultrasonic cleaning



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petroleum in quartz (4-phase inclusions)
Balochistan, Pakistan
1.9x1.4x1.3cm
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petroleum in quartz (4-phase inclusions) under LWUV
Balochistan, Pakistan
1.9x1.4x1.3cm
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2012 09:57    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

A Hollandite star in Quartz
(The surfaces are polished)



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Hollandite in Quartz
Anketsaketsa, Ambatofinandrahana District, Madagascar
2,8 cm x 1,8 cm x 1,5 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2012 10:57    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

Hi,

This is a photomicrograph taken by John Koivula of an interesting agate I showed him a couple weeks ago. He was showing me how a contrast filter can bring up details that I wanted to be able to study under the microscope which were somewhat murky in the depths of the agate without (the red area in the image). John is an amazing teacher and I believe truly one of the great minds of our time; something my colleagues have also come to appreciate as I've made them aware of his work and he's joined us in our research activities. For those who don't know of his books, see John White's thread on the PhotoAtlas series https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=11689#11689
I was interested in the slight iris effect seen in the concretions. Also, what I thought would be angular quartz druzy (whitish areas in the cabochon photo) turned out to be hundreds of tiny spheres - really neat and a lot of fun to look at under the microscope...I keep expecting to find a few polywogs someday!

Best wishes,
Elise
PS: the cabochon was cut by Paul Stalker who christened it "Pond Life" and hoped I'd continue to call it that. It really looks like I found it in my pond!



concretion20x5smKoivula.jpg
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Concretion in an agate, likely from Madagascar. 20 x magnification, red contrast filter. Photomicrograph: John I. Koivula, 2012.
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Quartz, Agate
Madagascar
50 x 25 mm
Christened "Pond Life" by Paul Stalker, the lapidary who cut this agate. The concretions are Fe type, hematite maybe (photographer at fault: Elise Skalwold)
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2012 04:32    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

Quartz with unknown inclusion.


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Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
14.4 x 11.8 cm
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 Description:
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Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
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Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2012 10:25    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

am mizunaka wrote:
Quartz with unknown inclusion.

The inclusions are probably the same Siderite of outside the Quartz...
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2017 06:53    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

A Colombian Quartz with Pyrite inclusions.

The inclusions aren't in a crystal habit of the Pyrite, but do seem to adhere to two planes in the Quartz, even tho the Pyrite itself is of irregular shapes.

Main crystal dimensions : H 45mm x W 9-15mm

Seller stated "Muzo" as origins.... which given it's size is possible,
but nearly all her other offerings were from Santander department
(even though she also said those were "Muzo")



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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite
 Locality:
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 Dimensions: H 4.5cm x W 3.5cm x D 3.1cm
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Not specifying locality, as both Muzo, Boyaca and Santander dept. are possible.
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PostPosted: May 28, 2018 12:07    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

A penetration twinned fluorite crystal with a two-phase fluid inclusion. The trapped gas bubble shows 3-4 mm of movement within the cavity.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 2.2 cm on edge
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 11:56    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

I have seen sometimes the triplite inclusions in topaz and as well in Aquamarine from Shigar,Skardu,Pakistan.
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2020 11:51    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  




Quartz - Oyo State, Nigeria.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Nigeria
 Dimensions: 1.0 x 1.8 cm
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Hematite included Quartz
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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2020 06:02    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

Really cute and beautiful crystal, Michael!
Do you know where exactly in Nigeria this was found?
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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2020 10:11    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)  

Tobi wrote:
Really cute and beautiful crystal, Michael!
Do you know where exactly in Nigeria this was found?


Thanks Tobi,

The location given was Orire Mine, Lagos State, Nigeria. Mindat does not list this location and I spent several hours trying to track down more information on this piece. In the end I wasn't successful in finding a more precise location. What I did find is these were part of a lot that was offered at the East Coast Show in Springfield, Massachusetts a couple of years ago. I think most of these were sold for making jewelry, and they were marketed under several names including "Orire Quartz", "Fire Quartz", and 'Disco Phantom Quartz." One site mentions they are from Orire (which means Luck in Nigerian) which I believe is a region in Oyo State. I found quite a few examples of these on mostly jewelry and metaphysical sites, but none gave any more detailed information on the location.

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2020 02:34    Post subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions  

Elise wrote:
Hi,

This is a photomicrograph taken by John Koivula of an interesting agate I showed him a couple weeks ago. He was showing me how a contrast filter can bring up details that I wanted to be able to study under the microscope which were somewhat murky in the depths of the agate without (the red area in the image). John is an amazing teacher and I believe truly one of the great minds of our time; something my colleagues have also come to appreciate as I've made them aware of his work and he's joined us in our research activities. For those who don't know of his books, see John White's thread on the PhotoAtlas series

I was interested in the slight iris effect seen in the concretions. Also, what I thought would be angular quartz druzy (whitish areas in the cabochon photo) turned out to be hundreds of tiny spheres - really neat and a lot of fun to look at under the microscope...I keep expecting to find a few polywogs someday!

Best wishes,
Elise
PS: the cabochon was cut by Paul Stalker who christened it "Pond Life" and hoped I'd continue to call it that. It really looks like I found it in my pond!



Which camera does John use to get such a nice microphotograph ?

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