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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2012 15:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael,
Just reviewed the past few days posts, beautiful specimens, complimented by excellent photography.

Being able to see specimens of this calibre from yourself and many of the other FMF contributors is truly one of the benefits of membership in the forum.

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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2012 17:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Joseph. I agree, it is wonderful being able to take a virtual tour through the collections of other forum members.
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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2012 14:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today's offerings are all from the Androvo Mine in Erma Reka, Zlatograd District.


1252 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Androvo Mine, Erma Reka, Zlatograd District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
7.5 x 9.0 cm.
Pale pink scalenohedrons with low-angle rhomb terminations. Mined in summer 2004.
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1252 Calcite.jpg



1560 Sphalerite.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite
Androvo Mine, Erma Reka, Zlatograd District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.1 x 5.6 cm
Sphalerite displaying an unusual crystal habit from the district. Mined in 2008.
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1560 Sphalerite.jpg



1711 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Androvo Mine, Erma Reka, Zlatograd District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
4,2 x 6.3 cm.
Colorless zoned Baryte crystals with chisel-shaped terminations. Mined in November 2006.
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 09:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Specimens for today's post are from the Mogila deposit which is part of the famous Septemvri Mine.


1491 Pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
4.3 x 6.1 cm
Heavily striated cubic crystals to 2.5 cm.
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1491 Pyrite.jpg



1557 Sphalerite var. cleophane.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
3.5 x 5.2 cm.
Gemmy green sphalerite var. cleiophane mined in the mid 1960s.
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1557 Sphalerite var. cleophane.jpg



1565 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
9.0 x 10.0 cm.
Unusual zoned hexagonal calcite crystals with chalcopyrite and secondary crystal development on the pinacoid faces. Mined in 1980.
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2012 14:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I haven't been able to post anything the past couple of days, but I will continue today with a few pieces from the Mogila deposit.


1706 Chalcopyrite (2).jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
7.7 x 8.4 cm.
Chalcopyrite with quartz, sphalerite, and galena with a partially "melted" look.
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1706 Chalcopyrite (2).jpg



1710 Chalcopyrite.jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
5.8 x 7.5 cm.
Brassy chalcopyrite with spahlerite and quartz.
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1710 Chalcopyrite.jpg



1863 Chalcedony.jpg
 Description:
Chalcedony
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
5.5 x 6.7 cm.
Pale blue botryoidal chalcedony on a white silicified boxwork matrix. An unusual occurence at this location.
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1863 Chalcedony.jpg



1869 Calcite HR.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Mogila deposit, Septemvri Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
4.7 x5.3 c,.
These calcites have an unusual habit with tightly bunched scalenohedrons, brownish green centers and light gray terminations.
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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2013 11:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael !

Can't help to repeat what I already said not long ago. Very fine pieces and incredible high quality photos. I'm full of envy.

Keep going while you don't run out of specimens.
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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2013 11:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Thank you Carles. I'm happy you are enjoying some of my collection. I am anxious to see more of yours :>)

Today, I am posting a few pieces from the Kruchev dol Mine. In my opinion the galena from this deposit ranks up there with any locality in the world.



1439 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan Orefield, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
3.5 x 6.0 cm.
This spinel-twinned galena was mined in 2006 from Level 450, Block 22,
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1439 Galena.jpg



1620 Quartz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan Orefield, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.0 x 7.1 cm.
An undamaged group of slender transparent quartz crystals mined in 2008.
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1678 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan Orefield, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
12.2 x 13.1 cm.
Colorful specimen of light brown and reddish-brown siderite with creamy white calcite rhombs scattered over a matrix of galena and quartz. Mined in 2008.
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2013 11:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more pieces from the Kruchev dol Mine.


1520 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
4.1 x 6.0 cm.
Unusual flattened cubic galena crystals with mosaic-textured dissolution features and 2 generations of calcite. Mined in 2003.
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1520 Galena.jpg



1672 Quartz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.5 x 7.2 cm.
A flat quartz plate with a couple of Japan Law twins mined in 2007.
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1672 Quartz.jpg



1746 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
7.8 x 9.6 cm.
Spinel-twinned galena with colorless calcite rhombs and minor brown siderite.
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1746 Galena.jpg



1521 Quartz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz
Kruchev dol Mine, Madan District, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
7.1 x 8.3 cm.
Quartz crystals to 4.0 cm. with a second generation of smaller crystals arising from the prism faces, with chalcopyrite and sphalerite. Mined in 2008.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 09:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

This morning's post shows several more specimens from Bulgaria's prolific mining districts. The pieces I have posted over the past several days by no means shows my entire collection from these wonderful localities, but I think it gives the viewer some sense of the diversity of minerals that have been found there over the past 25 or so years.


1709 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Gjudurska Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
4.5 x 5.6 cm.
Bright cuboctahedral galena collected in 2010.
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1708 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Gjudurska Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.5 x 7.0 cm.
Bright cuboctahedral and spinel-twinned galena from mining in 2010.
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1708 Galena.jpg



1674 Dolomite ps. calcite.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite ps. calcite
Govedarnika Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
8.0 x 10.0 cm.
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1632 Dolomite ps. calcite.jpg
 Description:
Dolomite ps. calcite
Droujba Mine, Laki District, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
3.5 x 6.0 cm.
A bowtie group of doubly terminated calcites replaced by light tan dolomite on a little quartz matrix.
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1632 Dolomite ps. calcite.jpg



1869 Pyromorphite.jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite
Pcheloyad Mine, Zvezdel, Kardzali Oblast, Bulgaria
6.1 x 9.0 cm.
Chocolate brown pyromorphite crystals scattered over a crystallized quartz matrix.
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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2013 10:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

With Bulgaria finished up, I've decided to post a few random pieces this morning before moving on to another location suite.
Michael



0949 Inesite.jpg
 Description:
Inesite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, N. Cape Prov., South Africa
7.2 x 9.6 cm.
Acicular salmon-colored inesite crystals to 3 mm arranged in radial clusters on a plate of vuggy brown matrix.
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1456 Siderite ps. calcite.jpg
 Description:
Siderite ps. after calcite
Broken Hill Mine, Aggenys, N. Cape Prov., South Africa
7.1 x 8.2 cm.
Two hollow, brown molds after barrel-shaped calcite crystals with blunt trigonal terminations.
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1456 Siderite ps. calcite.jpg



1598 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
5.3 x 5.8 cm.
An intergrown group of sharply-formed green octahedral crystals to 3.2 cm. on edge from the find in 2005.
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2013 15:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

A few more odds and ends.


1745 Cerussite.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite
Nakhlak Mine, Anarak District, Eshfahan Province, Iran
5.3 x 8.4 cm.
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1745 Cerussite.jpg



1552 Cobaltian calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
5.5 x 6.3 cm.
Who can resist the hot pink color of these calcites.
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1552 Cobaltian calcite.jpg



1126 Azurite.jpg
 Description:
Azurite and malachite
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
4.7 x 6.5 cm.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2013 16:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

While I'm looking through Morocco, might as well post a few more from there. I can't tell you how many images I made of the cerussite. This one was very difficult to photograph and I'm still not pleased with the result, but I finally gave up and posted the best of the lot.


0436 Wulfenite.jpg
 Description:
Wulfenite
Zelidja Mine, Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
6.3 x 6.9 cm.
Tabular yellow wulfenite crystals to 1.0 cm on edge.
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0436 Wulfenite.jpg



1892 Vanadinite.jpg
 Description:
Vanadinite
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco
4.5 x 6.0 cm.
Collected in Sept. 2011.
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1892 Vanadinite.jpg



Cerussite 2.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite
Touissit, Oujda-AngadProv., Morocco
3.4 x 5.0 cm.
Glassy colorless to slightly smoky twinned cerussite.
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2013 02:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Hi Michael,

Don´t worry about cerussite picture, is good. I love your wulfenite, vanadinite and cerussite from Morocco. Great specimens, congratulations!

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2013 12:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

In today's post I will start showing a few minerals from Romania. This country has been a major focus of my collection for the past 22 years when I acquired my first Romanian specimen.

I'll start off today with three specimens from Turt, up in the northwest part of the country. While not as famous as some of the localities to the east in Maramures, it has produced some nice specimens from time to time including some very nice pseudomorphs.

Michael



1249 Siderite ps. Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Siderite ps. calcite
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
5.0 x 6.5 cm.
Light brown siderite replacing a sharp rhombic calcite crystal with a little chalcopyrite and quartz. Mined in 2003.
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1249 Siderite ps. Calcite.jpg



1405 Chalcopyrite.jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
4.2 x 6.3 cm.
A floater specimen of tetragonal chalcopyrite crystals to 1.0 cm in the process of being replaced by brassy pyrite. Mined in 2005.
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1405 Chalcopyrite.jpg



1492 Siderite ps. calcite.jpg
 Description:
Siderite ps. calcite
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
5.5 x 7.5 cm,
Another siderite pseudomorphing calcite. This one is quite different, consisting of reddish-brown siderite pseudomorphing curved calcite rhombs that resemble clam shells. Mined in 2003.
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1492 Siderite ps. calcite.jpg



1406 Galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
3.7 x 5.8 cm.
Steel-gray cuboctahedral galena with small black sphalerite crystals sprinkled over the surface. These rest on a light brown siderite matrix. Mined in 2003.
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2013 11:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today I will show a few more from Turt before moving east to some of the classic localities in Maramures.


1349 Pyrite.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
5.1 x 8.0 cm.
In 2001 a series of small pockets was encountered, and they produced a few nice calcites and these cubic pyrites with siderite.
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1349 Pyrite.jpg



1111 Barite.jpg
 Description:
Baryte
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
5.5 x 6.1 cm.
Fan-shaped cluster of pale yellow Baryte crystals with transparent terminations. Mined in 2000.
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1111 Barite.jpg



Amethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. amethyst
Gheturi Mine, Turt, Satu Mare, Romania
9.0 x 9.0 cm.
Pale lilac amethyst crystals to 4.5 cm on a matrix of colorless quartz and pyrite. Mined in 2000.
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2013 10:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

The mines at Herja have produced countless specimens of wonderfully crystallized minerals that grace museums and private collections worldwide. The Herja Mine lies approximately 6 km northeast of Baia Mare close to the small village of Chiuzbaia (formerly Kisbanya). Over 100 orebodies have been exploited during the past century, but all of the mines were closed as of 2006. Of the over 35 minerals that are well-known from Herja, lustrous, chisel-shaped stibnite, semseyite in fan-shaped groups, spherical white calcites, and wonderfully crystallized calcite groups heavily included with jamesonite are all highly sought after by collectors.


0302 Galena ps. pyrrhotite.jpg
 Description:
Galena ps. after pyrrhotite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Romania
7.0 x 7.5 cm.
Lustrous, steel-gray, galena oriented in linear plates replacing pyrrhotite with small tan-colored siderite crystals.
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0302 Galena ps. pyrrhotite.jpg



1051 Calcite 2.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Romania
3.0 x 4.5 cm.
Intergrown group of curved rhombic calcites heavily included with jamesonite.
 Viewed:  27239 Time(s)

1051 Calcite 2.jpg



1388 Stibnite.jpg
 Description:
Stibnite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Romania
4.8 x 6.3 cm.
Interconnected fan-shaped sprays of steel-gray stibnite with low angled terminations.
 Viewed:  27244 Time(s)

1388 Stibnite.jpg



1250 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Romania
5.5 x 6.5 cm.
Single creamy-white calcite on drusy quartz encrusting black sphalerite. From a unique pocket in the orebody mined in summer 2004.
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2013 15:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

In today's post I'll continue with specimens from Herja.


1029 Siderite.jpg
 Description:
Siderite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
1.2 x 8.6 cm.
A slender stalactite composed of stacked brown rhombic siderites with no point of attachment.
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1029 Siderite.jpg



1278 Quartz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
5.2 x 6.6 cm.
Transparent quartz crystals to 1 cm. associated with lustrous, gray calcite spheres to 1.2 cm. which are uniformly included with jamesonite. Mined in 2001.
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1359 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
5.1 x 8.7 cm.
Six interconnected calcite spheres sharply zoned light tan on one side and smoky gray on the other from abundant inclusions of jamesonite. Mined in 2003.
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1359 Calcite.jpg



1355 Fizelyite.jpg
 Description:
Jamesonite ps. fizelyite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
6.0 x 8.2 cm.
Sprays of acicular fizelyite replaced by dark gray jamesonite on a plate of black sphalerite. This is a classic pseudomorph from Herja. Mined in 2001.
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2013 11:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

Today I will finish up Herja with one common species and a few of the rarer minerals that occur at Herja. Next up will be the mines at Baia Sprie.


0980 Calcite.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
6.7 x 7.7 cm.
Multiple, flattened, stacked calcite rhombs on a matrix composed of small dolomite crystals and single calcite rhombs. The underside is composed of small quartz crystals many of which contain sulphide inclusions.
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0980 Calcite.jpg



1398 Berthierite (2).jpg
 Description:
Berthierite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
6.0 x 6.1 cm.
Steel-grey, fibrous berthierite with a metallic luster and slight iridescent tarnish. Mined in 2000.
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1398 Berthierite (2).jpg



0386 Semseyite.jpg
 Description:
Semseyite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
5.2 x 6.3 cm. FOV = 1.5 cm.
Numerous platy rosettes of metallic gray semseyite to 4 mm on a matrix of sphalerite and calcite.
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Fizelyite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
3.7 x 5.2 cm. FOV = ~1.2 cm
Tiny groups of bladed fizelyite crystals to 0.25 cm scattered over a botryoidal crystallized brown siderite matrix from the type locality.
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Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
5.2 x 5.6 cm.
Hemispherical-shaped crystallized cream-colored calcite.
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2013 11:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

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Calcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
6.7 x 7.7 cm.

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This Calcite: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/0980_calcite_105.jpg seems as from Turt...
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2013 18:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw  

I have had this specimen in my collection for 17 years. I acquired it from a dealer who used to spend a great deal of time in Romania, so I'm inclined to trust the label that came with the specimen. I also have a couple of similar specimens that were labeled as having come from Herja, and were acquired from another dealer who carried a lot of Romanian minerals. That being said, it certainly could be from another location. I just have to trust the label.
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