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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2014 16:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael you have a wonderful collection represented here. I especially enjoyed the Beryl var. heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynsk and the Sicilian sulfur (since childhood I have always liked those sulfur specimens).

The Volodarsk-Volynsk locality was one of the first few specimens I obtained in my early teens in the 2000's and they still bring back memories from my trips to Ukraine.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2014 16:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
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I like the suite of Arkansas minerals you have posted recently. Very nice, especially the "Turkey Fat."

Hello to Laura.

Thanks for your work on keeping The Forum going.

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Thanks Don,
I'm planning on posting more Arkansas rocks until I run out of examples.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2014 16:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Vitaliy M. wrote:
Michael you have a wonderful collection represented here. I especially enjoyed the Beryl var. heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynsk and the Sicilian sulfur (since childhood I have always liked those sulfur specimens).

The Volodarsk-Volynsk locality was one of the first few specimens I obtained in my early teens in the 2000's and they still bring back memories from my trips to Ukraine.


Thank you Vitaliy, I'm glad the heliodor brought back good memories.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2014 16:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Vitaliy M. wrote:
Michael you have a wonderful collection represented here. I especially enjoyed the Beryl var. heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynsk and the Sicilian sulfur (since childhood I have always liked those sulfur specimens).

The Volodarsk-Volynsk locality was one of the first few specimens I obtained in my early teens in the 2000's and they still bring back memories from my trips to Ukraine.


Thank you Vitaliy, I'm glad the heliodor brought back good memories.
Michael


Thanks Michael, I also wanted to mention that I like your crystallized native copper. I tried editing my post but received a message stating that only moderators can edit the message.

The Michigan crystallized coppers and the native copper branch are great examples of that. I commonly see native sheet copper being offered but it's rare to see crystallized examples especially in miniature or cabinet sizes.

I am still looking over your topic so I will report back if I find anything else that catches my eye.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2014 12:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Arkansas quartz.


0423 Quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Fisher Mountain, Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 9.8 cm
 Description:
Self-collected in 1987.
 Viewed:  24085 Time(s)

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0182 Quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Hog Jaw Mountain, Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 7.9 cm
 Description:
Self-collected in 1987.
 Viewed:  24131 Time(s)

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0885 Quartz 2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
White Phantom Claim, Paron, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
A group of doubly terminated quartz crystals containing white (clay?) and black black (manganese) inclusions.
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1064 Quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 7.1 x 9.5 cm
 Description:
A flat quartz plate hosting several sharp transparent quartz crystals. The crystal on the right shows a prominent rhombic s-face on the left side of the r-face making it a left-handed crystal.
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1941 Quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Jeffrey Quarry, Jeffrey, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 3.7 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
Doubly-terminated transparent quartz crystals arranged in jackstraw fashion known as “solution quartz.”
 Viewed:  24102 Time(s)

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2136 Quartz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
East Coleman Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 6.7 cm
 Description:
Stacked transparent quartz crystals in parallel growth with a milky faden line.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2014 14:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael. I like this specimen (0885 Quartz 2.jpg). Perhaps it is kaolin. Regards.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2014 22:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Michael. I like this specimen (0885 Quartz 2.jpg). Perhaps it is kaolin. Regards.


Thanks Pierre. Yes, I think a clay mineral such as kaolin or dickite is a good possibility. I'm still working on trying to find more specific information on the locality.
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2014 20:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

I like your Jeffrey Quartz, jpg.1941. When the specimen is a "floater", they are sometimes referred to as "haystack" around here.

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2014 10:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
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I like your Jeffrey Quartz, jpg.1941. When the specimen is a "floater", they are sometimes referred to as "haystack" around here.


Thanks Don,
As an Arkansas collector, do you know anything about the location listed for 0885 Quartz 2.jpg? The only information listed on the label was White Phantom Claim, Arkansas. I think it may be in Pulaski County, but not sure of this.

More from Arkansas in today's post.
Michael



0733 Wavellite.jpg
 Mineral: Wavellite
 Locality:
Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
Botryoidal yellow wavellite that exhibits bright green fluorescence under SW UV light. To the best of my knowledge this came from a one-time find in an un-named prospect near Mena.
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0730 Ankerite.jpg
 Mineral: Ankerite
 Locality:
Jeffrey Quarry, Jeffrey, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 3.4 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
Lenticular ankerite crystals to 1.3 cm associated with transparent solution quartz.
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0842 Cookeite.jpg
 Mineral: Cookeite
 Locality:
Green's Crystal Mine, Paron, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.5 cm
 Description:
Bluish-green to light brown spherical aggregates of cookeite to 7 mm scattered over colorless quartz crystals.
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0842 Cookeite closeup.jpg
 Mineral: Cookeite
 Locality:
Green's Crystal Mine, Paron, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.5 cm, FOV ~ 2.0 cm
 Description:
Closeup of one of the cookeite aggregates on the preceding specimen.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2014 12:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael I like your untreated Rock Crystal Quartz from Arkansas. Reminds me of the Jinkouhe finds.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2014 17:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

crosstimber wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
Michael,

I like your Jeffrey Quartz, jpg.1941. When the specimen is a "floater", they are sometimes referred to as "haystack" around here.


Thanks Don,
As an Arkansas collector, do you know anything about the location listed for 0885 Quartz 2.jpg? The only information listed on the label was White Phantom Claim, Arkansas. I think it may be in Pulaski County, but not sure of this.

More from Arkansas in today's post.
Michael


Michael,

I spoke to a geologist today about the White Phantom. He told me that it is located in Saline County, Arkansas, and that it was under private contract with the United States Forest Service. Saline County is just south and west of Pulaski County.

Merry Christmas to you and Laura.

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2014 10:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
I spoke to a geologist today about the White Phantom. He told me that it is located in Saline County, Arkansas, and that it was under private contract with the United States Forest Service....

Fixed: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=42758#42758

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2014 12:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Don Lum wrote:
Michael,

I spoke to a geologist today about the White Phantom. He told me that it is located in Saline County, Arkansas, and that it was under private contract with the United States Forest Service. Saline County is just south and west of Pulaski County.

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Don,
Thank you for inquiring about the White Phantom claim. I'm very pleased to have the source of that specimen resolved.
Michael
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2014 19:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

My pleasure, Michael.

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2014 21:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
I spoke to a geologist today about the White Phantom. He told me that it is located in Saline County, Arkansas, and that it was under private contract with the United States Forest Service....

Fixed: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=42758#42758

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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2014 12:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

More from Arkansas.


0320 Brookite.jpg
 Mineral: Brookite
 Locality:
Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
Metallic black brookite crystals on iron stained quartz collected in 1963. Largest crystal is 1.0 cm.
 Viewed:  23303 Time(s)

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1651 Brookite (3).jpg
 Mineral: Brookite
 Locality:
Rutherford Deposit (Moses Hill), Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.3 cm
 Description:
Blocky black crystals of brookite to 0.9 cm on edge scattered over a matrix of grayish crystallized quartz.
 Viewed:  23279 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Brookite
 Locality:
Rutherford Deposit (Moses Hill), Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 1.0 x 1.1 cm
 Description:
A single lustrous black brookite crystal with a small sidecar brookite.
 Viewed:  23326 Time(s)

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TN120 Rutile ps. brookite.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile ps. brookite
 Locality:
Magnet Cove Rutile Company Deposits, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
A cyclic twinned rutile crystal pseudomorph after brookite.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2014 11:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The last of our minerals from Arkansas.


0218 Dolomite.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Ben Hogan Quarry, Black Rock, Lawrence County Zinc District, Lawrence County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 9.0 x 9.5 cm
 Description:
Typical pearly-lustered, pink saddle-shaped crystals to 1.1 cm covering the top surface of Powell dolomite matrix.
 Viewed:  23123 Time(s)

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0803 Goethite (2).jpg
 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Cedar Mountain, Mountain Valley, Jessieville, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.2 cm
 Description:
Bubbly iridescent goethite coating a chert breccia matrix.
 Viewed:  23136 Time(s)

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0435 Kidwellite.jpg
 Mineral: Kidwellite
 Locality:
Three Oaks Gap workings, Three Oaks Gap, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
Olive green spheres of kidwellite associated with flat-lying, acicular crystals of reddish brown beraunite, and other phosphates on novaculite.
 Viewed:  23142 Time(s)

0435 Kidwellite.jpg



0435 Kidwellite closeup.jpg
 Mineral: Kidwellite
 Locality:
Three Oaks Gap workings, Three Oaks Gap, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
Closer view of above specimen.
 Viewed:  23110 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2014 12:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Old and new pieces from the Congo.


0237 Malachite.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 12.5 cm
 Description:
Botryoidal crust of green malachite partially covering a lamellar black matrix.
 Viewed:  22952 Time(s)

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1135 Carrollite 3.jpg
 Mineral: Carrollite
 Locality:
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 4.8 x 5.1 cm. FOV ~ 3 cm
 Description:
Lustrous metallic carrollite crystal frozen in a calcite matrix. From the late Chris Wright who acquired the piece from Gilbert Gauthier in 2001
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1135 Carrollite 3.jpg



1370 Chrysocolla.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
A globular crust of chrysocolla that is so smooth and lustrous it almost looks like plastic.
 Viewed:  22958 Time(s)

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2229 Malachite ps. barite.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite ps. barite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 10.2 cm
 Description:
Velvety green malachite pseudomorphing a group of prismatic Baryte crystals.
 Viewed:  22936 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2014 14:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Michael,

Very nice Carrollite.

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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2014 16:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few from my home state.


0150 Tremolite var. mountain leather.jpg
 Mineral: Tremolite
 Locality:
Route 7 road cuts, New Ashford, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.2 cm.
 Description:
Densely compacted masses of pale brown tremolite var. “mountain leather” on light gray limestone. Self collected in 1961.
 Viewed:  22759 Time(s)

0150 Tremolite var. mountain leather.jpg



0184 Almandine.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine
 Locality:
Rowe, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 2.2 cm across
 Description:
Sharply-formed dodecahedral garnet self collected in 1960.
 Viewed:  22758 Time(s)

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1906 Prehnite.jpg
 Mineral: Prehnite
 Locality:
Lane & Son traprock Quarries, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 12.3 cm
 Description:
Botryoidal apple green prehnite with a few scattered small black babingtonite crystals. Ex. Ernie Schlichter Coll.
 Viewed:  22777 Time(s)

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