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PostPosted: May 12, 2014 16:10    Post subject: Re: Harvard Museum of Natural History - James at Harvard  

I recently went to Harvard to see the new display and find out how it looks. It is great and well worth a visit if you are in the area. The rest of the museum is great too. As usual I looked out for UK and Spanish specimens and took a few photos to help give an idea of what is on display and the new labels and lighting.

Let's start with something from Spain, Wales and Portugal

England will follow



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 Description:
Pyromorphite
El Horcajo Mine, Minas de Horcajo, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Crystals of about 2.5cm
 Viewed:  10564 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyromorphite
El Horcajo Mine, Minas de Horcajo, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Crystals of about 2.5cm
 Viewed:  10572 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyromorphite
El Horcajo Mine, Minas de Horcajo, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Crystals of about 2.5cm
 Viewed:  10677 Time(s)

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 Description:
Brookite
Twll Maen Grisial, Fron Olau, Prenteg, Gwynedd (Caernarvonshire), Wales
Main crystal is about 1.5 cm long
 Viewed:  10575 Time(s)

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 Description:
Brookite
Twll Maen Grisial, Fron Olau, Prenteg, Gwynedd (Caernarvonshire), Wales
Main crystal is about 1.5 cm long
 Viewed:  10574 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte
Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
About 25 cm wide
 Viewed:  10565 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
About 12cm long
Ugly but very large for the locality
 Viewed:  10587 Time(s)

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 Description:
Dolomite
Eugui, Esteríbar, Navarre, Spain
About 12 cm wide
One of three on display, but the other photos did not do the other specimens justice.
 Viewed:  10675 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2014 16:19    Post subject: Re: Harvard Museum of Natural History - James at Harvard  

One from England that took my fancy. Also another Portuguese specimen that interested me as I did not know the locality

More to come



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Calcite
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
About 20cm wide
 Viewed:  10561 Time(s)

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 Description:
Orthoclase
Serra do Gerês, Gerês, Braga District, Portugal
Avout 20cm wide
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 14:40    Post subject: Re: Harvard Museum of Natural History - James at Harvard  

Let me add a few from England and one each from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man

While it is just one hall, the display really merits time and effort - I was there for about 4 hours

James



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 Description:
Fluorite, Quartz
Cumbria, England, UK
About 25cm wide
 Viewed:  10292 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Siderite
Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
20 cm wide
Small problem with the label in the museum, as Weardale is in County Durham, not Cumbria
 Viewed:  10325 Time(s)

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 Description:
Beryl (Aquamarine)
Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
About 6cm long
 Viewed:  10310 Time(s)

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 Description:
Linarite
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
About 10 cm wide
 Viewed:  10285 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
About 12cm wide
Nice twin
 Viewed:  10303 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Rotherhope Fell Mine (Rodderup Fell Mine), Black Burn Area, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
About 15cm wide
 Viewed:  10337 Time(s)

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 Description:
Matlockite
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, UK
About 10cm wide
 Viewed:  10303 Time(s)

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 Description:
Sphalerite
Laxey(?), Isle of Man
About 15cm long
 Viewed:  10282 Time(s)

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 Description:
Baryte, Goethite
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
About 15cm wide
 Viewed:  10300 Time(s)

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Baryte, Hematite
Cumbria, England, UK
about 15cm wide
 Viewed:  10292 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 25, 2014 05:00    Post subject: Re: Harvard Museum of Natural History - James at Harvard  

Thank you for showing those exceptional specimens, James, i hope your photo show will continue soon :)

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