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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 00:15    Post subject: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hello,

I will begin showing you my little mineral collection.

I think the beginning may be a very small gold specimen, like a sweet tribute to my twenty century mining family.

This is a gold from the María Josefa Mine in the village called Rodalquilar in Almería, Andalucía, Spain.

Approximately a hundred years ago the father of my grandmother was a lawyer in Almería, and they paid him a job with a 15% of the mine actions.
So this was a familiar mine during more than forty years, sixty perhaps.

The following samples of this mine I´ll show has been picked by my friend Adrian Pesudo, a micromount specialist and great expert in María Josefa Mine.

He sent me many Mª Josefa micros and I sent him another kind of crystals (wine fillings).

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 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  28396 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Description:
Small golden drops; approximately between 0,5 and 1 mm cristals.
 Viewed:  28417 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite on Fluorite
 Locality:
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 13 x 15 x 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  28419 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite on Fluorite
 Locality:
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 13 x 15 x 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  28426 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite on Fluorite
 Locality:
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Detail
 Description:
 Viewed:  28405 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 4 x 7 x 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  28398 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite and Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 4 cm
 Description:
A 1.971 specimen. Ex – Gerard Vogell collection.
 Viewed:  28415 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite and Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 4 cm
 Description:
Detail
 Viewed:  28423 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 01:00    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Really fine quartz from Muzo! And concerning the barite from Dreislar, do you have also other minerals from Germany?
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 03:35    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

I've always loved the yellow Moscona mine fluorites, with their sprinkling of pearly dolomites on top! Nice ones.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 12:20    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Welcome to the FMF, Franjungle. Look forward to seeing more of your fine collection.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 12:27    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hello and thanks to Tobi, Alfredo, Carles and Carrizo.

I think this barite is the only German beauty in my army. I´ll try to look for more German stones.

Alfredo I like your description. I need to update my forgotten English.

See you soon.
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2017 16:16    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Thank´s very much Doc Lum.

Here we are.



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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
San Ramón saltworks, Prado del Rey, Comarca Sierra de Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 7 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27804 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
San Ramón saltworks, Prado del Rey, Comarca Sierra de Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 7 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27710 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2017 16:58    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

An opal.


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 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Opal outcrop, Camarillas reservoir, Agramón, Hellín, Comarca Campos de Hellín, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 26 mm x 15 mm x 8 mm
 Description:
Menilita Opal with turritellas
 Viewed:  27639 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2017 07:06    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

From India.


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 Mineral: Scolecite
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 10 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27536 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Scolecite
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 10 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2017 05:37    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Now a small classic Spanish.


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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Keuper outcrop, extremo Este del anticlinal del río Dulce, Pelegrina, Sigüenza, Comarca Sierra Norte de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 2 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27447 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Keuper outcrop, extremo Este del anticlinal del río Dulce, Pelegrina, Sigüenza, Comarca Sierra Norte de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 2 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm
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 Viewed:  27453 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2017 11:03    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Another one.


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 Mineral: Calcite and Conichalcite.
 Locality:
La Cena del Depósito Claim, Huércal-Overa, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm x 4 cm
 Description:
Calcite-(Co). Collected by me.
 Viewed:  27376 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Conichalcite.
 Locality:
La Cena del Depósito Claim, Huércal-Overa, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm x 4 cm
 Description:
FOV 9 mm
 Viewed:  27372 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2017 13:26    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Mibladen example .


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 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 7 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27243 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 7 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2017 10:48    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

A Spanish Pyrite.


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 13 cm x 12 cm x 11 cm
 Description:
Collected by me.
 Viewed:  27190 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 13 cm x 12 cm x 11 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27175 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2017 05:13    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

From the south of Spain.


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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Marble Quarries, Macael, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 15 cm x 7 cm x 12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27009 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Marble Quarries, Macael, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 15 cm x 7 cm x 12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  27038 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2017 05:31    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Nice aragonite. I am always amazed how they remove and clean them without too much damage.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2017 11:09    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Thank´s Pierre.

A Colombian quartz.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 13 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2017 17:23    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Maria Josefa Mine-


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 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: Whole specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  26615 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm
 Description:
FOV = 16 mm. Xl = 3 mm.
 Viewed:  26585 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2017 12:11    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

A desert rose couple.


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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Samalayuca Desert, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  26515 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Samalayuca Desert, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2017 12:32    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

I am not quite sure I understand your measurements for this Maria Josefa Mine MALACHITE specimen. Are the given measurements for the whole specimen or the green malachite portion? If for the whole specimen, wouldn't the interesting part, the malachite, be only several millimeters across and be the important measurement to give?

In general, when a specimen is large and/or untrimmed and contains a tiny thumbnail or micro sized interesting area, shouldn't both the measurements of the specimen and the interesting area in question be given?
In field collecting, I often came home with large untrimmed examples containing small crystals. I took pictures, but was never much interested in giving the measurements of the whole untrimmed specimen.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2017 10:00    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Bob.

Thank you for your message.

I´ve surely done a rare mix with the measures.

I´ll try to give the FOV of every picture with the micros. As you say, they are the principals in their post.

Now a small wulfenite.

Regards.



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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Las Minicas, La Corona Hill, Benahadux, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV = 11 mm.
 Description:
Crystal = 3 mm.
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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2017 13:30    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Biterminated quartz.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 93 mm x 36 mm x 30 mm
 Description:
Biterminated.
 Viewed:  26289 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 93 mm x 36 mm x 30 mm
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