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PostPosted: May 11, 2016 14:20    Post subject: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Hello,
I will present here. from time to time, my minerals (those that can be shown).

Some are nice (almost all to me), others are not so; and the pictures could really be better.

So now let's go. For my first attempt.



E166.JPG
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Brézouard, Les Vosges Massif, Lapoutroie, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
 Dimensions: 85mm
 Description:
The largest crystal is 10 mm wide. The crack you see seems to be recrystallized. There is no crack on the matrix.
 Viewed:  22364 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2016 14:30    Post subject: Re: collection of Philippe Durand  

Another Hematite


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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 130mm wide
 Description:
I am not sure of the locality, it is an old specimen
 Viewed:  22371 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2016 09:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

So now new hematites


E122.JPG
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 60 mm by 60mm
 Description:
very shinny specimen difficult to photograph
the cristals are lamelar; up to 25mm
 Viewed:  22232 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
 Dimensions: 70mm by 30mm
 Description:
Hematite after octhaedral crystals of Magnetite
 Viewed:  22224 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2016 10:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Other specimens.


E87.JPG
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Cerro Huañaquino, Paco Grande, Tomás Frías Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 60mm by 40 mm
 Description:
black crystals up to 7mm
 Viewed:  22193 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodonite
 Locality:
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
 Dimensions: 50mm by 35mm
 Description:
reddish gemmy crystals on galena matrix
 Viewed:  22180 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2016 12:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

I can now present other minerals


E158.JPG
 Mineral: Siderite with Pyrite
 Locality:
Chojñacota Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 55mm
 Description:
Siderite with small pyrites formerly in the Richard Kosnar collection
 Viewed:  22077 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Siderite with Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
 Dimensions: 80mm x 70mm
 Description:
Siderite with chalcopyrite
 Viewed:  22129 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrrhotite with Quartz
 Locality:
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 80mm x 50mm
 Description:
it is sad that Dal'negorsk minerals are now so scarce on the market.
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PostPosted: May 13, 2016 16:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Hi,
Fine specimens, but I enjoyed hematite from Lapoutroie, a locality where you eat well. It’s a specimen that I did not know.
Is it an old specimen?
Roger.
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PostPosted: May 14, 2016 00:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you Roger

I bought this specimen one month ago from a French internet dealer. I do not have any information about when it was collected, but I suppose that it is from a previous collection.
Although, I know that some collectors visit the now closed iron mines of the Vosges and find nice specimens, from time to time.
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PostPosted: May 14, 2016 02:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
It is sad that Dal'negorsk minerals are now so scarce on the market
In my experience, they are not that scarce. Sure, they are not omnipresent, but it depends on what you are searching for. I don't collect rare species or uncommon paragenesises (is that a correct plural form? ;-)), only "common" stuff like fluorite, galena, quartz or calcite. And (at least on the German market) there are always some nice Dal'negorsk specimens of that species in each price range to find. But you're also right that they are becoming more scarce than in the past. And if one doesn't collect the really common things (fluorite, galena, quartz, calcite) but some rarer species from Dal'negorsk (e.g. datolite, pyrrhotite and other sulfides, andradite, axinite, ilvaite etc.) there's not an excessive supply on the market.

But I can't complain, these are my three current Dalnegorsk specimens, and all of them were purchased during the last years:

https://www.mindat.org/photo-729504.html
https://www.mindat.org/photo-710782.html
https://www.mindat.org/photo-601686.html

Cheers!
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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 07:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you for your precision Tobi.

Now I am shifting photos to some of my pyrites.



E52.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 150mm x 80mm x 60mm
 Description:
The main crystal is 30 mm wide
 Viewed:  21793 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 150mm x 80mm x 60mm
 Description:
The main crystal is 30 mm wide
 Viewed:  21804 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 07:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

We now go to Italy


E105.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 60mm x 35mm x 50mm
 Description:
with a flat tabular crystal of 40mm
 Viewed:  21797 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 60mm x 35mm x 50mm
 Description:
another view
 Viewed:  21809 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 60mm x 35mm x 50mm
 Description:
another view
 Viewed:  21863 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 07:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

The Peruvian pyrites are a must.


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 100mm X 65mm x 50mm
 Description:
The greatest crystal is 40mm wide
 Viewed:  21761 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 100mm X 65mm x 50mm
 Description:
The same cubic crystals
 Viewed:  21779 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 80mm x 65mm x 60mm
 Description:
Pentagonal dodecahedrons from the same mine.
 Viewed:  21783 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 80mm X 65mm x 60mm
 Description:
the same
 Viewed:  21765 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 65mm x 55mm x 55mm
 Description:
now octahedrons
 Viewed:  21812 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 65mm x 55mm x 55mm
 Description:
the same
 Viewed:  21768 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 07:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

I forgot Elba Island
Now I have finished my pyrite.



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  21772 Time(s)

E113.JPG



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45mm x 40mm x 40mm
 Description:
another view of the same
 Viewed:  21773 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 09:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Now I am shifting photos to some of my pyrites.

Concerning your Navajún pyrite above I think the main crystal cannot be 20mm wide given the size of the specimen. Either the cristal is bigger or the whole specimen must be smaller.
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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 10:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

I think you are right. I had theese dimensions in my database.
But after checking both are wrong : 150mm is the max dimension of the specimen, and 30mm the max crystal.
How can I correct that ?


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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 11:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Hello Philippe,

There is an "edit" button at the bottom right of your post. You can use it to edit it and change the data.

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 11:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you Chris, but in fact, it seems that if it is not the last message it is impossible for me.

It seems that Carles did the change.
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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 12:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe

Just ask an administrator, such as Carles, and we can make changes to old posts.

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PostPosted: May 16, 2016 12:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

chris wrote:
There is an "edit" button at the bottom right of your post. You can use it to edit it and change the data. Christophe

Right, but only when the last post is yours (unless you are a moderator or administrator). As soon as another message is added, the Edit button is not there anymore.
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PostPosted: May 18, 2016 08:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

I try to put some colour on this subject.


E148.JPG
 Mineral: Crocoite
 Locality:
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 85mm x 80mm x 45mm
 Description:
The specimen was bought 2 or 3 years ago.
A nice jackstraw.
 Viewed:  21470 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Crocoite
 Locality:
Dundas, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 60mm x 40mm x20mm
 Description:
This one is older: nearly 30 years ago, and of a lesser aesthetic.. no mention of a specific mine. The greatest crystal is 10mm long.
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PostPosted: May 18, 2016 09:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

I like your jackstraw specimen!
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