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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 16:31    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Jolyon says it is a 100 percent real, without a doubt it is genuine.
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 03:30    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

That's excellent. Personally I think it's much nicer to have a specimen on matrix than a floater.
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 05:00    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

I'm sorry to have caused any controversy - its a beautiful specimen :0)
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 07:25    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Debbie Woolf wrote:
I'm sorry to have caused any controversy - its a beautiful specimen :0)


No upset here, was actually amused as you might note from my bubble gum retort! It was a legit question that you asked. I probably wouldn't put a fake on here, just for future reference. We pretty much do our darndest to scope everything and the few times we have seen anything suspicious we refuse the mineral.

It's probably going to get harder to tell, they are getting really good at faking these days.Cheers everyone!

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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 10:07    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

The fluorite is cuter than all heck==one of those weird and wonderful pieces that show up every so often. They're fun.
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 13:03    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

I can understand Jolyon missing the bubblegum, the double-stick tape and the Gorilla glue, but the duct tape?
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2010 13:12    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

John , I just read your comment to Jolyon. He is still laughing...
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2011 16:41    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail

Go! That curious, is a section just for girls? This is the first time I see something similar and it's fun, I'll have to put here pictures of my collection (in a new message)

Your collection is amazing!
I was looking at the pictures and I had to go to the kitchen to grab a mop and bucket to clean the drool from my mouth falling to the ground.

I have seemed Homer Simpson (Arrrgghhhh. .. beautiful crystals ...) :-)

And the paintings are beautiful, I too love to paint, but do not paint as well as you do it.

I particularly liked the Phosphophyllite of Bolivia, have a color, brightness and transparency are magnificent and fantastic hemimorphites!

I admire your collection, it's beautiful!!

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2011 18:09    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Well thank You! Please come start a thread with your collection pieces, we welcome you!
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 09:22    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

A group of three of our Copper included Calcites. Sizes coming right up....The big one is 14.2x16.5x13.1 cm.
The one to the right fore is 7.3x14.5x6.5 cm.
The one to the left fore is 4.4x7.0x4.0cm
All Houghton County, Michigan



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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 12:06    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

The bigger piece, alone.


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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 15:20    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

That beautiful!

You can not imagine how much I enjoy your photos

are so different these pieces that I'm used to seeing ....!

Thank you very much for sharing

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 19:58    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Wonderful Calcites. I really like the montage of the 3 together.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2011 10:46    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Thanks, I also like the montage photo. Our son is really stepping up his photography and is published quite often these days. He is a mineral dealer and a school teacher also. We admire his perspective.

Speaking of which, he brought us this fine Millerite to consider. We did end up buying it as it is truly something we enjoy. Turns out it was published in Rock and Minerals at one time, Connoisseur's Choice, 1995 July/August issue, page 256.


8.1 cm by 10.2 cm.

Road cut on US-27, Halls Gap, Lincoln county, Kentucky.

Oh, and I took this photo below.



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PostPosted: May 28, 2011 13:31    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Two Hematites from the Florence mine, Egremont, Cumberland.

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PostPosted: May 28, 2011 14:07    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Pyrrhotite (thick brassy pseudo-hexagonal, VERY rare) England Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Eals Mine), Slitt vein, from the Zinc flats very large Pyrrhotite xls (80x65mm) and 10-11mm thick throughout, wavy brassy pseudo-hexagonal stacked xl plates; a group of flat tabular terminated crystals with a metallic bronze sheen and a rippled effect across the very smooth faces. 8.0x6.5x2.3 Greenbank, Lindsay; Iron Sulphide

This pyrrhotite is "one of the finest examples" and is "the largest crystal found."; Greenbank label says: "Specimen size 9cm x 6.5cm- a group of flat tabular terminated crystals with a metallic bronze sheen and a rippled effect across the very smooth faces. Collected fro the Zinc flats, Slitt vein, Cambokeels Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, Land of the Prince Bishops in 1990 by miner J. Forster of Stanhope." (shortly before it completely flooded); part of big Greenbank collection suite acquired "superb bright tabular crystals (of pyrrhotite) up to 3cm across, typically with curved faces, obtained here, rank amongst the best examples of the mineral ever found in Britain."


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Crystal of pyrrhotite up to 3 cm. across

My husband writes the above as part of our catalogue. It shows how detailed he gets, and that is just a small part of what he puts in about each piece. Anyhow, love this piece! Gail
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PostPosted: May 28, 2011 14:37    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

This is a lovely Linarite and significant as Bryce Wright sold to the British Museum as the first linarite known in England. ( 1843 )
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumberland, England

Size 9.2 x 8.9 x 4.7 cm.

Ex Lindsay Greenbank, ex Ralph Sutcliffe, Ex Richard Barstow, Ex British Natural History Museum, Bryce Wright Senior.

( love the line up of previous caretakers of this piece! )

The colour is spectacular. Truly a joy to have in our collection.
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2011 07:06    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

..Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria

24.2 x 8.5 x 9.8

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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2011 09:37    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail,

Always impressed by your collection (far larger than mine). Would you mind telling us how many specimens you & Jim have in your collection ?

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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2011 11:51    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Christophe, we recently logged our 4500th mineral, but that was two weeks ago...
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