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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2009 08:15    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

It most certainly is.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 20:05    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Some minerals recently put on bases...


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Cuprian Descloizite, nice!
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 20:08    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

I know, no sizes, yet.


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They goofed on the label, no scheelite included in this piece. But I love the shape of the fluorite.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 20:12    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

More Spann minerals...


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This is one I had to have, it is a great piece and a welcome addition to my kidney ore suite.
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This is our "raspberry" fluorite..it glows incredibly when lit right.
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A real beauty from the Jeffrey Mine.
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This is yet another of my hemimorphites, love them!
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 20:15    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

more...


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Nice piece...glad to have it on a base.
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Large cabinet plate of Namibian fluorite.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 20:17    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

This is my absolute favourite at the moment, a gemmy and bright deep green fluorite from Sweden. WOW. It is a floater also.
The colour is exquisite and the crystals are in great shape. This fits in nicely next to my pink fluorite collection.
Ex Peter Lyckberg collection.
( Thanks for finding this Peter!!! )



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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 16:10    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail
I and Nadia are really glad you finally got this specimen!
It is superb and a floater!!!

You have so many new wonderful pieces!!!
Thanks for showing them to interested colelctors.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 17:39    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Holy cow Gail!!

These pieces are all beautiful, and I can see why the bright green CaF2 is your favorite of the moment.

Keep 'em coming!

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2009 17:40    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Yeah - and what do my eyes see above? Wonderful Meißelspat from the Clara Mine. Very nice stuff :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2009 07:23    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Ed Huskinson....well well, it is sooo nice to see you on FMF! You are always so delightful to chat with!

I am in Rochester, N.Y. at the moment, John White is here too and we had dinner with him last evening. He is such a joy to visit with.

Tobias, thanks.

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PostPosted: May 10, 2009 17:27    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Arbor Low,
Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England.
What a fabulous polished old piece. ( polished with ropes ) It is also known as oak stone.
Baryte.
The history of Arbor Low is fascinating as it is a henge that is eons old.
Anyhow, I really love this piece, it is very heavy and of good size.
Unfortunately, no other labels but the one I got from the dealer came with it. I will have to see if I can round up more info.

Size is 20 cm by 16 cm wide by 12 cm deep.



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PostPosted: May 11, 2009 03:46    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Wowie, your "oak stone" had made me speechless. I wonder where exactly in Arbor Low they had found this. Absolutely Fabulous!
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PostPosted: May 16, 2009 20:51    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Garchin, I have requested more info on that piece. I have researched the location and it is really intriguing. Seems to be an old henge similar in many ways to stonehenge. I will visit Arbrolow next time I visit England.
I have another piece being delivered, it came with the one above, and I haven't seen it but was assured it would be a nice companion to the large one. It has great "eyes" I was told. Can't wait to get it on Monday.

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PostPosted: May 16, 2009 20:59    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Beautiful Hemimorphite. I purchased this from Ralph Clark. ( Along with a few other fine pieces. )


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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2009 13:14    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

So, one "oakstone" Baryte isn't enough, so bought the Mini-Me from the Weinrichs. They took the photos I am attaching.
This is a much smaller piece, more of a miniature in size, but quite lovely.



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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2009 03:57    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail,

OMY what an interesting piece!
It looks like petrified wood.
Must be spiritual:P

Thanks for posting, Gar.
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2009 22:00    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Thanks Gar!

Here's one I have shown before, but we had a new Jeff Scovil photo taken of it. I really love the deep rich colour.



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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2009 22:15    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

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I saw Bill Larson's famous "Snail" and got to touch it, but he was wise in that he wouldn't let me, or anyone else, hold it. When I saw this beauty for sale in Crystal Classics I quickly added it to my collection. Not quite up to par with Bill's famous piece, but it will do just fine!



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N'Chwaning mines, Kalahari Manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Rhodochrosite on bladed Manganite
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2009 02:11    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail

you have some truly amazing minerals, thank you for taking the time to share. I was also very impressed with the Ralph Clark label that came with that cute 79mine Hemimorphite.
Tay is sitting next to me and she said she likes them all, esp. the Aurichalcite and red Fluorite from Chamonix

best wishes and thank you

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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2009 02:42    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Jon! I think of you and your family often. The girls must be growing so quickly! Please give them my love? And the best to you and your wife also!
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