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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2014 22:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Good quality, Michael and I hope you have some more!
I'm planning my own collector's page in the near future, so I have to do a lot of photographs and I want to show a lot of Austrian minerals.

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2014 09:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Martin Rich wrote:
Good quality, Michael and I hope you have some more!
I'm planning my own collector's page in the near future, so I have to do a lot of photographs and I want to show a lot of Austrian minerals.

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Thanks Martin. I'm afraid the pieces that I posted are all I have from Austria. I am looking forward to seeing some of your Austrian minerals.
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2014 16:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Some time back I posted a suite of minerals from the mines at Dal'negorsk, Russia. While Dal'negorsk is arguably one of the most famous mining areas in Russia, there are tens of thousands of mineral deposits throughout this large country. Many have been explored, but have yet to be mined. Over the next few days, I'd like to show some specimens from elsewhere in Russia. I'll start off today with a few zeolites from a seldom-seen locality in Eastern Siberia.


0010 Chabazite on heulandite.jpg
 Description:
Chabazite
Amudikha River, Evenkia, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Yakutia, Russia
6.5 x 7.3 cm
Flesh-colored chabazite crystal resting on pinkish heulandite.
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0010 Chabazite on heulandite.jpg



0179 Heulandite.jpg
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Heulandite
Amudikha River, Evenkia, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Yakutia, Russia
5.5 x 6.0 cm
Intergrown pinkish crystals to 2.0 cm with cream-colored hemispheres of thomsonite on dark basalt.
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0179 Heulandite.jpg



0672 Stilbite.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Amudikha River,Evenkia, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Yakutia, Russia
4.6 x 5.7 cm
A small cluster of intergrown lustrous bladed tan crystals.
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0672 Stilbite.jpg


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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2014 10:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit is a massive sulfide deposit located approximately 35 km from the Kazakhstan border. Mining commenced in the mid 1990's, and in late 2007 a zone was discovered which produced beautifully crystallized arborescent coppers and cuprites that some consider among the world's best. Here are a few specimens from this deposit which has become a contemporary classic.


1609 Copper.jpg
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Copper
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
5.0 x 6.7 cm
Sharply crystallized arborescent copper. The crystals are predominantly distorted octahedrons and have a nice reddish cuprite patina
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1768 Cuprite.jpg
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
3.0 x 3.7 cm
A deep red complex octahedral cuprite crystal.
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1768 Cuprite.jpg



1768 Cuprite closeup.jpg
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Cuprite with silver
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
3.0 x 3.7 cm, FOV ~ 0.6 cm
The same crystal as above showing crudely crystallized native silver growing amongst the cuprite.
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2179 Copper ps. cuprite.jpg
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Copper ps. after cuprite
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
2.8 x 3.0 cm
Sharp pseudomorphs of native copper after octahedral cuprite crystals.
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2179 Copper ps. cuprite.jpg



1704 Cuprite.jpg
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Cuprite
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
2.0 x 2.5 cm
Single lustrous octahedral cuprite crystal with dark reddish highlights.
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2014 15:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

Those last four specimens are knockouts !!!

I'm glad you checked the copper pseudomorph off your list.

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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2014 16:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thanks Don. I finally found one that I was happy with. Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2014 09:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from Russia.


2091 Clinochlore.jpg
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Korshunovskoye Iron Mine, Zheleznogorsk, Irkutskaya Oblast, Russia
5.0 x 9.0 cm
A polished slab of green clinochlore var. seraphinite showing the radiating crystal structure.
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1743 Villiaumite.jpg
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Villiaumite
Koashva Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaya Oblast, Russia
5.5 x 6.6 cm
Wine-red cleavages of the rare halide, villiaumite to 1.3 cm embedded in white natrolite.
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1636 Pyrochlore.jpg
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Pyrochlore Group
Vishnevye Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Southern Urals, Russia
8.5 x 10.8 cm
Lustrous pyrochlore crystals to 0.6 cm showing reddish-brown color in transmitted light. The crystals are sharp octahedrons with cubic modifications and are associated
with black biotite on a white calcite matrix.
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1636 Pyrochlore.jpg



1636 Pyrochlore closeup.jpg
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Pyrochlore Group
Vishnevye Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Southern Urals, Russia
8.5 x 10.8 cm
Closeup of above specimen.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2014 10:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Russian minerals.


0651 Lorenzenite.jpg
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Lorenzenite
Selsurt Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaya Oblast, Russia
4.7 x 7.9 cm
Brown lorenzenite crystal in matrix with minor black aegirine.
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0651 Lorenzenite.jpg



1193 Orpiment.jpg
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El'brusskiy Mine, Elbrus Mt, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
4.2 x 5.8 cm
Bright orange orpiment crystals with small colorless Baryte crystals.
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1112 Cassiterite.jpg
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Cassiterite
Merekski District, Burea Massif, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
3.0 x 3.5 cm
Stout, doubly-terminated, prismatic crystal with high luster and several gemmy sections.
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 16:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from Russia.


1012 Fluorapatite.jpg
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Apatite
Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia
1.5 x 5 cm
Pale blue, doubly-terminated, apatite crystal obtained from the Fersman Museum in 1997.
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1337 Sulfur.jpg
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Vodinskoye deposit, Samaraskaya Oblast, Povolzhsky Region Russia
4.0 x 4.5 cm
A floater group of lemon yellow sulfur crystals with minor bitumen.
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1337 Sulfur.jpg



1781 Ferroaxinite.jpg
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Axinite-(Fe)
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Prepolar Ural, Western Siberian Region, Russia
3.1 x 4.5 cm
Glassy sharp brown bladed crystal of axinite-(Fe).
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 09:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The last of our Russian minerals.


0052 Calcite ps. ikaite.jpg
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Calcite ps. ikaite
Olenitsa River, White Sea Coast, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Russia
3.7 x 4.0 cm
Typical stellate pseudomorph of orange-brown calcite after ikaite, sometimes known as ‘glendonite.’
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0052 Calcite ps. ikaite.jpg



0840 Thompsonite.jpg
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Thomsonite-(Ca)
Amudikha River, Evenkia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
4.5 x 5.8 cm
Spherical aggregate of pale pink thomsonite crystals adjacent partial spheres showing the radial crystal structure.
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0840 Thompsonite.jpg



1338 Gypsum.jpg
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Gypsum
Uljanovsk, Volga River, Russia
1.8 x 5.5 cm
Colorless, sharp, prismatic gypsum crystal.
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1338 Gypsum.jpg



1312 Elbaite.jpg
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Elbaite
Danburitovaya pegmatite vein, Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
1.8 x 4.2 cm
Cranberry-red, elbaite crystal with internal orange highlights, striated prism faces, and pyramidal termination.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 11:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael, it has been a real treat to see these fine Russian minerals. I especially like the cassiterite; the axinite; the zeolites (especially the thomsonite) and the orpiment (1193Orpiment.jpg). The orpiment colour is amazing - has to be the orangest thing I've ever seen.

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 15:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

I like your cranberry-red Elbaite crystal.

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 16:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi,
It is always a pleasure to enjoy your photos. Nice lorenzenite.
I flashed to the clinochlore. Amazing.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 19:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Mike, Don, and Roger. I enjoyed sharing them.
Michael
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2014 08:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi All. Time to have a look at some minerals from "Down Under."


0489 Glauberite.jpg
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Glauberite
Lake Bumbunga, Lockiel, Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia
5.0 x 6.1 cm
An intergrown group of colorless bladed glauberite crystals with a thin white coating of epsomite.
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0489 Glauberite.jpg



0476 Gypsum.jpg
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Gypsum
Chinkapook Lake, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
Slender gypsum crystals tinted by iron oxides with a second generation growth of needle-like crystals on the sides of the prism.
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0476 Gypsum.jpg



0475 Gypsum.jpg
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Gypsum
Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia
5.9 x 7.1 cm.
A flat plate covered with mint green gypsum crystals. The green coloration is due to leaching of copper compounds from the nearby Mt. Gunson mine.
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0475 Gypsum.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2014 11:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from Australia.


0888 Cerussite.jpg
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Cerussite
Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia
7.1 x 8.2 cm
Pale yellowish-brown to cream-colored crystals of cerussite associated with velvety green botryoidal malachite.
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0888 Cerussite.jpg



0822 Crocoite 2.jpg
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Crocoite
Adelaide Mine, Dundas Mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
1.5 x 4.3 cm
Doubly-terminated, crocoite crystal with a hoppered termination and a partial coating of yellowish-gray gibbsite.
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0822 Crocoite 2.jpg



0547 Crocoite.jpg
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Crocoite
Red Lead Mine, Dundas Mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
5.8 x 6.7 cm
Bright red-orange crocoite crystals on a brown gossan matrix.
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2014 12:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hello Michael,

Congratulations on earning your gold star by getting 100,000 views on your collection pictures. I have enjoyed looking at your collection.

Well done and well deserved.

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2014 16:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
...Congratulations on earning your gold star by getting 100,000 views on your collection pictures. I have enjoyed looking at your collection.

Well done and well deserved...

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2014 17:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you both. I certainly enjoyed showing them; and hopefully there will be many more to come :>)

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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2014 02:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I also want to also add my congratulations!!! It is a real pleasure viewing them. Thank you.
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