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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2016 13:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#157)  

Thanks Tobi - yes, mother nature has done a good job here.

A clean beryl prism from a classic district.
Transmitted light creates spectacular shades of green on such crystals.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_6626nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34x18x24mm, xl=7x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8635 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34x18x24mm, xl=7x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8669 Time(s)

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IMG_6633nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34x18x24mm, xl=7x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8643 Time(s)

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IMG_6676nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34x18x24mm, xl=7x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8635 Time(s)

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IMG_6693nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 34x18x24mm, xl=7x5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8639 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2016 14:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Wow!
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2016 14:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
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Agree with Tobi !

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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2016 15:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Thanks Tobi & Don!
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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2016 15:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#301)  

Lots of images of a nicely balanced specimen from Chivor.


IMG_6819nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8511 Time(s)

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IMG_6774nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8493 Time(s)

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IMG_6807nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8490 Time(s)

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IMG_6862nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8492 Time(s)

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IMG_6913nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8507 Time(s)

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IMG_6903nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8489 Time(s)

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IMG_6921nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8495 Time(s)

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IMG_6940nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8526 Time(s)

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IMG_6935nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31x56x28mm, xl=19x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8511 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2016 11:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Volodarsk (#8400)  

A yellow beryl in honor of the first real sunny day since ages in Paris.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety heliodor)
 Locality:
Wolodarsk-Wolynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
 Dimensions: 41x20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8419 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2016 12:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#284)  

Emerald crystals aggregated in parallel-growth forms from Chivor.
Beryl crystals are associated with lustrous semi-translucent dolomite on a dark grey shale host rock covered with a bed of albite.



IMG_6969nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x37x33mm, aggregate=14x18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8333 Time(s)

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IMG_7013nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x37x33mm, aggregate=14x18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8331 Time(s)

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IMG_7105nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x37x33mm, aggregate=14x18mm
 Description:
Base of the main aggregate goes actually pretty deep into the matrix.
 Viewed:  8316 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x37x33mm, aggregate=14x18mm
 Description:
There is a second smaller aggregate niched between the dolomite crystals.
 Viewed:  8349 Time(s)

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IMG_7079nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Piedra de Chulo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 54x37x33mm, aggregate=14x18mm
 Description:
Dolomite crystal with a partly oxidized base.
 Viewed:  8328 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2016 13:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Trapiche (#252)  

Today's post from Elise reminded me there was a 'Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals' thread, but it didn't take me long to decide which thread the photos of this specimen should belong to.
Surely not the best example. But that's what they look like before being taken out of the matrix, cleaned, sliced, and faceted.

The trapiches have a central intense green hexagonal core.
Host rock is a fine-grained bedded dolomitic limestone.



IMG_7194nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8269 Time(s)

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IMG_7180nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8279 Time(s)

IMG_7180nb.JPG



IMG_7234nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
xl=17mm
 Viewed:  8270 Time(s)

IMG_7234nb.JPG



IMG_7212nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8281 Time(s)

IMG_7212nb.JPG



IMG_7243nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8266 Time(s)

IMG_7243nb.JPG



IMG_7199nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 60x42x48mm, longest xl=17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8282 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2016 16:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#517)  

A fine specimen from Coscuez.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_7258nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8268 Time(s)

IMG_7258nb.JPG



IMG_7297nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8230 Time(s)

IMG_7297nb.JPG



IMG_7286nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8227 Time(s)

IMG_7286nb.JPG



IMG_7281nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8223 Time(s)

IMG_7281nb.JPG



IMG_7277nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8231 Time(s)

IMG_7277nb.JPG



IMG_7314nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27x24x35mm, xl=9x6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8240 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2016 11:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#507)  

Nice mix of colors between the white calcite, the black dolomite, and the emerald.
No host rock.



IMG_7363nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 85x50x50mm, xl=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8153 Time(s)

IMG_7363nb.JPG



IMG_7426nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 85x50x50mm, xl=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8160 Time(s)

IMG_7426nb.JPG



IMG_7366nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 85x50x50mm, xl=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8146 Time(s)

IMG_7366nb.JPG



IMG_7397nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 85x50x50mm, xl=10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8147 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2016 19:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Cunas (#197)  

Lots of crystals within a small area.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_7498nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8067 Time(s)

IMG_7498nb.JPG



IMG_7503nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8065 Time(s)

IMG_7503nb.JPG



IMG_7544nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
Opposite side is scattered with crystallized pyrite mixed with brown limonite stains caused by the weathering of pyrite.
 Viewed:  8064 Time(s)

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IMG_7595nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8074 Time(s)

IMG_7595nb.JPG



IMG_7640nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8089 Time(s)

IMG_7640nb.JPG



IMG_7673nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8071 Time(s)

IMG_7673nb.JPG



IMG_7521nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8074 Time(s)

IMG_7521nb.JPG



IMG_7615nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8064 Time(s)

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IMG_7576nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8070 Time(s)

IMG_7576nb.JPG



IMG_7561nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8070 Time(s)

IMG_7561nb.JPG



IMG_7563nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 66x49x24mm, main xl=6x4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8084 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2016 08:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#452)  

Dark grey rhombs are dolomite.
The small laminated mineral could be muscovite mica.
The specimen is scattered with a snow-white mineral (could be calcite but I'm unsure).
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_7988nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8001 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8010 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8004 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8001 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8010 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7983 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87x64x61mm, largest xl=5mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7998 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2016 14:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

That clarity!!!
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2016 19:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
That clarity!!!


I know! One could easily get addicted to that. Welcome to the club Tobi!
This level of clarity is rather exceptional even for Colombian emeralds.
Gérard
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2016 10:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#462)  

Yet another oddity from Chivor.
This is the only specimen with a fan-shaped habit I came across during my numerous trips to Colombia.
Some of these radiating crystals have actually a flat basal termination.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20mm across
 Description:
 Viewed:  7890 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20mm across
 Description:
 Viewed:  7861 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 20mm across
 Description:
 Viewed:  7871 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2016 11:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
Tobi wrote:
That clarity!!!
One could easily get addicted to that. Welcome to the club Tobi!

Unfortunately my budget denies me the access to that club ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2016 12:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Tobi wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
Tobi wrote:
That clarity!!!
One could easily get addicted to that. Welcome to the club Tobi!
Unfortunately my budget denies me the access to that club ;-)

Strangely enough, main issue is availability Tobi.
For some odd reasons, prices in the Bogota market are usually driven by the size and color.
These clear crystals tend to be pretty small. When they are just a few mm long, you could end up with a real bargain.
And the fact that these specimens are difficult to find doesn't necessarily make them expensive.
This somehow exotic pricing scheme is one of the many paradoxes the foreign visitors to Colombia have to deal with. Doesn't make the country less attractive!
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2016 10:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#231)  

Small crystal but with good clarity.
Unusual termination but very likely the top end of the crystal was contacted.
Host rock is grey laminated shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7765 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7778 Time(s)

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IMG_8351nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7763 Time(s)

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IMG_8302nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7768 Time(s)

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IMG_8249nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7774 Time(s)

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IMG_8339nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7771 Time(s)

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IMG_8226nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x23x20mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7773 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2016 11:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#407)  

Clarity can take various forms.
These specimens with a hollow interior are also called tapered emeralds in the literature.
They are only found in the Chivor district.
The cavities extend from an opening on the termination across almost the entire length of the crystal.
Useless to say that tapered emeralds are very uncommon and I was extremely lucky to get that one.

I couldn't find any convincing explanation on the origin of these cavities.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7685 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7699 Time(s)

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IMG_8393nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7696 Time(s)

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IMG_8478nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7692 Time(s)

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IMG_8448nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7705 Time(s)

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IMG_8426nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7678 Time(s)

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IMG_3487nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7683 Time(s)

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IMG_8486nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7694 Time(s)

IMG_8486nb.JPG



IMG_8508nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7696 Time(s)

IMG_8508nb.JPG



IMG_8496nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 17x11x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7695 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2016 11:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Strange, but really awesome!
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