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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2012 18:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

It's time to leave the confines of the U.S. and post a few of the European specimens in my collection.


1129 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Argentiere Massif, Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France
4.2 x 5.7 cm.
Octahedral fluorite on smoky quartz with chlorite.
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1151 Celestite (2).jpg
 Description:
Celestine
Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland
6.0 x 6.5 cm
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1151 Celestite (2).jpg



1812 Aragonite.jpg
 Description:
Aragonite var. "cave pearls"
Rohrig Shaft, Wettelrode, Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
8.0 x 10.0 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2012 02:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Beautiful photography and fine specimens Michael. I would not mind any of the 3 Mexican TN's. Peter
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2012 11:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you for your kind comment Peter. I love the perfection that thumbnails often exhibit, and they are certainly easier to store.

This morning's post includes a few more pieces from Europe. The last is one of my all time favorites due to its history and the fact that I was able to spend 5 months in Iceland in the late 60s. I never found anything of this caliber, but had a great time trekking around this beautiful country.



1623 Smoky Quartz gwindel.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. smoky
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
4.1 x 4.6 cm.
A smoky quartz with nice transparency and a gwindel habit.
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1623 Smoky Quartz gwindel.jpg



1662 Rutile.jpg
 Description:
Rutile
Kaputdzhukh Mt., Paragachai, Zangezur Range, Armenia
6.3 x 9.0 cm.
These specimens came out in the early 1990s and are very scarce nowadays.
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1738 Stilbite (2).jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Teigarhorn, Berufjordur, Suour-Mulasysla, Iceland
5.8 x 9.4 cm
This specimen has an interesting history. It was collected by Swedish geologist Carl Willhelm Paijkull during his expedition to Iceland and sold to the Natural History Museum in Stockholm around 1866. I often wonder where else it has resided until now.
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Stilbite label.jpg
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The label for the above stilbite.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2012 08:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my favorite mineral is galena. So, this morning I have included three galenas from Europe.


1376 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Olkusz, Bytom District, Slaskie, Poland
6.0 x 9.1 cm.
Octahedral galena with small brown sphalerite crystals.
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1376 Galena.jpg



1733 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Ramsbeck, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
5.3 x 7.3 cm
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1733 Galena.jpg



1739 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena with siderite
Neudorf, Harzgerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
5.8 x 6.2 cm.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2012 09:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Excellent photographs, and the rocks are really nice also.
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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2012 14:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I didn't get to post anything yesterday, but today I'll continue with a couple of pieces from Germany and a Spanish fluorite courtesy of Jordi.
Michael



0017 Manganite.jpg
 Description:
Manganite
Ilfield, Harz Mts., Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany
4.7 x 5.6 cm.
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1690 Gypsum.jpg
 Description:
Gypsum
Thomas Munzer Shaft, Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
7.0 x 10.3 cm.
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1445 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Berbes Mine, Ribadesella, Asturias Prov., Spain
6.0 x 7.5 cm.
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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2012 16:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael.

Nice fluorite from my country. Congratulations. I´m enjoying a lot your minerals.

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2012 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Juan, I'm glad you liked the Berbes fluorite. Today I will post three more pieces from your country.
Michael



1142 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Moscona Mine, Villabona, Asturias Prov., Spain
7.1 x 7.7 cm.
Cubic fluorite with small calcite crystals.
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1142 Fluorite.jpg



1722 Dolomite.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite
Azcarate Quarry, Eugui, Esteribar, Navarre, Spain
5.0 x 7.0 cm
Colorless twinned dolomite crystals.
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1722 Dolomite.jpg



1873 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias Prov., Spain
5.5 x 9.0 cm
Cubic fluorite on quartz casts after Baryte. Collected in December 2001.
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2012 11:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Your welcome! Also nice fluorites and a beautiful dolomite. Really classic specimens from Spain. I´m waiting for more pictures.

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2012 11:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I'll start off today with a specimen from the mines at Trepca. There is active mining at this deposit again, so I hope we will see many more nice specimens from there in the future. The last piece is a heulandite from Iceland that was once part of the Washington Roebling Collection which went to the Smithsonian. I am very happy to have this piece as well as the accompanying labels.


0889 Calcite on sphalerite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite on sphalerite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepca Complex, Stanterg, Kosovo
7.2 x 8.5 cm.
A large complex sphalerite crystal capped with colorless calcite crystals.
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0889 Calcite on sphalerite.jpg



1524 Pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Rio Marina, Val Giove Stope, Elba Island, Livorno Prov., Italy
5.1 x 6.2 cm.
Classic pyritohedral form with hematite.
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1524 Pyrite.jpg



1318 Heulandite.jpg
 Description:
Heulandite
Teigarhorn, Berufjord, Iceland
6.5 x 7.0 cm.
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1318 Roebling Label.jpg
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Labels for above heulandite. New minerals and new localities are wonderful, but I am always drawn to specimens that have a known history.
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2012 10:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today's offering includes a few specimens from the famous mines at Panasqueira.


0953 Fluorapatite on chalcopyrite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
4.8 x 5.5 cm.
Pale blue hexagonal prisms on chalcopyrite.
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0953 Fluorapatite on chalcopyrite.jpg



0953 Fluorapatite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
4.8 x 5.5 cm.
Different view of same specimen.
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0852 Arsenopyrite.jpg
 Description:
Arsenopyrite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
5.1 x 9.3 cm.
Bright arsenopyrite xls. associated with siderite, quartz, and spherical calcites on the bottom.
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0852 Arsenopyrite.jpg



1637 Fluorapatite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
5.5 x 6.7 cm.
This fluorapatite is quite different than the previous piece. Aside from being on muscovite instead of chalcopyrite, the prisms are terminated with a low-angle pyramids instead of flat pinacoids.
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1637 Fluorapatite.jpg



0786 Ferberite.jpg
 Description:
Ferberite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
4.4 x 4.6 cm.
Parallel growth of lustrous ferberite dotted with a few small tan siderite rhombs and spherical white calcites.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 09:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I have enjoyed looking at everyone's recent posts to this section of the forum. I will start off today with a few specimens from France, and end with one from Switzerland.
Michael



0830 Pyromorphite.JPG
 Description:
Pyromorphite
Les Farges Mine, Correze, Limousin, France
5.8 x 7.2 cm.
Olive green barrel-shaped crystals to 1.2 cm. with mustard yellow tips on iron-stained Baryte.
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0830 Pyromorphite.JPG



0951 Azurite.jpg
 Description:
Azurite
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone-Alpes, France
3.8 x 5.4 cm.
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0951 Azurite.jpg



1009 Hematite.jpg
 Description:
Hematite
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
3.0 x 4.0 cm.
Lustrous bladed hematite crystals to 1.6 cm. with small quartz crystals and rutile. Collected 6-04-97 by Swiss strahler Theodosi Venzin.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 10:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael--Very nice rocks!
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2012 09:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Bob. Here are a few more offerings for today.
Michael



1921 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
La Sambre Quarry, Landelies, Hainaut, Belgium
5.6 x 9.4 cm.
Transparent twinned crystals to 2.3 cm. This was part of a very big specimen which I obtained in a trade and reluctantly decided to trim. I was pleased with the result - definitely one of my more successful ventures in trimming.
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1816 Silver on arsenic.jpg
 Description:
Silver
Pohla Mine, Block 0985, Erzgebirge, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
4.5 x 7.4 cm.
Herringbone silver crystals on native arsenic.
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1816 Silver on arsenic.jpg



1901 Aragonite var. flos ferri.jpg
 Description:
Aragonite
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
7.0 x 12.5 cm.
Aragonite var. flos ferri from a classic Austrian locality.
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1901 Aragonite var. flos ferri.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2012 09:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more for today. Tomorrow I will show a few of my favorites from England.
Michael



1914 Meta-torbernite.jpg
 Description:
Meta-torbernite
Assuncao Mine, Aldea Nova, Viseu Dist., Portugal
6.4 x 9.5 cm, FOV ~ 4.0 cm.
Emerald green crystals to 3.0 mm on quartz.
 Viewed:  33653 Time(s)

1914 Meta-torbernite.jpg



1614 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Marmora Mine, Nebida, Carbona-Iglesias Prov., Sardinia, Italy
6.8 x 8.2 cm.
Thin tabular Baryte crystals to 3.2 cm from an old Pb-Zn mine.
 Viewed:  33628 Time(s)

1614 Barite.jpg



1930 Pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Murgul, Artvin Province, Turkey
6.1 x 6.5 cm.
Brassy octahedral crystals to 1.6 cm from a seldom seen locality.
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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2012 08:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

This morning I would like to share some pieces in my collection from England. I'll start off with a few Barytes.
Michael



0726 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Force Crag Mine, Coledale, Braithwaite Dist., Cumbria, England
4.1 x 5.3 cm.
Collected by Lindsay Greenbank in 1988.
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0726 Barite.jpg



1368 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Dalmellington Mine, Frizington, Cumbria, England
5.1 x 6.3 cm.
Tabular honey-colored crystals with blue cores.
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1368 Barite.jpg



1379 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Frizington, Cumbria, Engand
5.2 x 6.4 cm
Lustrous blue spear-shaped crystals with a little reddish hue imparted by hematite. The photo below shows a few of the labels that accompanied this piece.
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1379 Barite.jpg



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Label for Baryte pictured above.
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2012 10:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Continuing with rocks from England. Tomorrow I hope to finish up England with a few specimens from localities in the West Cumberland Iron Field.
Michael



0976 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, Durham, England
5.2 x 10.5 cm.
Glassy pale lilac-colored crystals to 1.2 cm on limestone matrix.
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0976 Fluorite.jpg



1593 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Pennines, England
5.0 x 6.0 cm.
Lustrous spear-shaped crystals to 2.7 cm.
 Viewed:  33460 Time(s)

1593 Barite.jpg



1815 Copper.jpg
 Description:
Copper
Relistian Mine, Gwinear, Cornwall, England
2.9 x 4.2 cm.
An arborescent group of well-defined crystals.
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1815 Copper.jpg



1815 Copper (2).jpg
 Description:
Copper
Relistian Mine, Gwinear, Cornwall, England
2.9 x 4.2 cm.
Back side of the above specimen.
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2012 14:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today's post with a few specimens from the West Cumberland Iron Field will wrap up specimens I want to share from England. Tomorrow I'll post some pieces from one of my favorite locations - the Madan orefield in Bulgaria.


1658 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England
9.7 x 12.1 cm.
Transparent calcite prisms to 2.5 cm covering a hematitic matrix.
 Viewed:  33315 Time(s)

1658 Calcite.jpg



1056 Hematite.jpg
 Description:
Quartz on hematite
Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
7.8 x 9.7 cm.
Collected in Feb. 1957.
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1056 Hematite.jpg



1196 Hematite.jpg
 Description:
Hematite
Egremont, Cumbria, England
4.1 x 7.2 cm.
A reniform aggregate of reddish-brown "kidney ore."
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1196 Hematite.jpg



1875 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Egremont, Cumbria, England
8.0 x 11.5 cm.
Prismatic crystals to 2.1 cm with low angle terminations.
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2012 13:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today's post include a few specimens from the Madan orefield in Bulgaria. This polymetallic deposit has been known since ancient times and includes a large number of mines. Although many are now closed, there are still several working mines and specimens are still being recovered from a few of the closed mines. I have been working on assembling a representative suite of specimens from the Madan, Zlatograd, and Laki Districts for about the last 20 years and will start off with several from the Madan District.
Michael



1305 Chalcopyrite.jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite
Mogila Deposit, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.5 x 6.7 cm.
Chalcopyrite xls. with minor galena and pyrite. Mined from the 760 M level in 1983.
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1305 Chalcopyrite.jpg



1103 Rhodochrosite (2).jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Osikovo Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
6.0 x 9.0 cm
Spherical groups of pink rhodochrosite scattered among quartz crystals and cubeoctahedral galena.
 Viewed:  33088 Time(s)

1103 Rhodochrosite (2).jpg



1394 Sphalerite.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite
Borieva Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
8.0 x 9.0 cm.
Lustrous, black sphalerite crystals to 2.5 cm. with slender, transparent quartz crystals. Mined in 2006.
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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2012 10:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The Droujba Mine has been one of the more prolific specimen producers in the Laki District. It is well known for a variety of nice pseudomorphs, a couple of which are included here.


1105 Dolomite.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite ps. calcite
Droujba Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
6.1 x 7.9 cm.
Scalenohedral calcite crystals to 3.5 cm replaced by sugary-textured light tan dolomite.
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1105 Dolomite.jpg



1306 Quartz var. amethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. amethyst
Djurkovo Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
5.4 x 7.8 cm
In June 2005 a large pocket was breached which produced some wonder amethyst specimens. Some of the individual plates were nearly a meter across.
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1317 Aragonite.jpg
 Description:
Aragonite
Droujba Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
7.5 x 8.0 cm.
Aragonite fingers to 3.5 cm with hematite stained calcite.
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1317 Aragonite.jpg



1106 Quartz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz casts after calcite
Droujba Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
7.1 x 10.0 cm.
Scalenohedral calcite crystals to 3.5 cm. epimorphed by quartz. The calcite has been completely dissolved away leaving thin hollow shells.
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