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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2016 02:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#588)  

Tobi wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
From clarity to opacity [...] still an interesting specimen [...]
Sure, gemminess is an important factor when judging the quality of certain minerals, if not THE factor when it's about gem minerals like beryl. From a jeweler's point of view, opaque specimens of emerald may seem worthless, but as a mineral collector, I think there are also wonderful specimens of that species that are opaque. When undamaged and in a nice shape, showing a vivid green colour, and combined with some contrasting matrix, an emerald doesn't need to be gemmy to look good. Gemminess is a bonus and increases the value enormously, but even opaque crystals can result in very desirable mineral specimens.

Just my humble opinion :-)
Tobi


Tobi, your humble opinion matters a lot to us :-) :-)

More seriously, I embraced this mindset from day 1 when I started collecting.
Aesthetic value vs. market value is an endless debate but unless you build a collection as if you would buy an index fund, I don't see the point of discarding crystals just because they don't comply with the jewelry industry standards.
And this is why (among other obvious reasons such as scarcity and budget) I look primarily for attractive association specimens.
What really strikes me as I keep collecting is the infinite variations of this beautiful mineral.

Gérard
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2016 16:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#392)  

Another specimen part of the 2010 find at the Acuario Mine in Chivor that exhibited those pencil-like termination crystals.
Lustrous/iridescent dolomite matrix coated with well-crystallized intergrown pyrite octahedrons.



IMG_2965nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12165 Time(s)

IMG_2965nb.JPG



IMG_3016nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12153 Time(s)

IMG_3016nb.JPG



IMG_3146nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
Iridescent dolomite.
 Viewed:  12142 Time(s)

IMG_3146nb.JPG



IMG_3064nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12147 Time(s)

IMG_3064nb.JPG



IMG_3037nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12155 Time(s)

IMG_3037nb.JPG



IMG_3231nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12150 Time(s)

IMG_3231nb.JPG



IMG_3089nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12150 Time(s)

IMG_3089nb.JPG



IMG_3068nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12159 Time(s)

IMG_3068nb.JPG



IMG_3112nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12154 Time(s)

IMG_3112nb.JPG



IMG_3126nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12135 Time(s)

IMG_3126nb.JPG



IMG_3179nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12151 Time(s)

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IMG_3195nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, El Acuario Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 68x66x35mm, xls up to 10mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12158 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2016 10:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#398)  

Sainte-Marie is not even over yet and already the countdown has started – only 361 days left before the next show.
But how to fill the void in the meantime?
Maybe I could post more beryl specimens - here we go.

In this small La Pita specimen, the beryl crystal is contacted with calcite and dolomite.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_3243nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32x28x22mm, xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11920 Time(s)

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IMG_3270nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32x28x22mm, xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11933 Time(s)

IMG_3270nb.JPG



IMG_3303nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32x28x22mm, xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11928 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2016 14:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

I love Pyrite, but when it is adorned with Emerald , it is fabulous.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2016 08:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I love Pyrite, but when it is adorned with Emerald , it is fabulous.


Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm Philippe!
Agree - crystallized pyrite would have added another dimension to this specimen.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2016 08:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#595)  

Albite is almost entirely oxidized in this specimen.
Host rock is a bedded grey limestone which is a characteristic feature of the Chivor area.



IMG_3316nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x67x50mm, main xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11788 Time(s)

IMG_3316nb.JPG



IMG_3355nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x67x50mm, main xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11807 Time(s)

IMG_3355nb.JPG



IMG_3333nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x67x50mm, main xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11795 Time(s)

IMG_3333nb.JPG



IMG_3367nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Albite (variety cleavelandite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 50x67x50mm, main xl=18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11815 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 16:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#596)  

Corroded crystal on a black shale host rock.


IMG_3374nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x48x23mm, xl=12x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11736 Time(s)

IMG_3374nb.JPG



IMG_3382nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x48x23mm, xl=12x11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11735 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2016 08:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#597)  

One of those small beryl crystals that you could spot a mile away (well, I do...).
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_3424nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x36x29mm, xl=4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11643 Time(s)

IMG_3424nb.JPG



IMG_3445nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x36x29mm, xl=4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11633 Time(s)

IMG_3445nb.JPG



IMG_3470nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x36x29mm, xl=4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11638 Time(s)

IMG_3470nb.JPG



IMG_3498nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x36x29mm, xl=4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11613 Time(s)

IMG_3498nb.JPG



IMG_3483nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 45x36x29mm, xl=4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11633 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2016 06:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#598)  

Another specimen from Chivor.
Pyrite, iridescent calcite, dolomite, set in a brecciated matrix.



IMG_3507nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 33x37x40mm, xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11501 Time(s)

IMG_3507nb.JPG



IMG_3588nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 33x37x40mm, xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11489 Time(s)

IMG_3588nb.JPG



IMG_3608nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 33x37x40mm, xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11496 Time(s)

IMG_3608nb.JPG



IMG_3597nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 33x37x40mm, xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11498 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2016 05:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#164)  

Double terminated crystal.
The close-up images show that the main beryl crystal is partly hollow.on one end
There seem to be a consensus that hollow crystals result from a rapid growth mechanism e.g. not from dissolution or etching.
Emeralds with hollow tubes all the way through the crystal can be found in the Chivor district.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_3675nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Palo Arañado Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x27x12mm, main xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11380 Time(s)

IMG_3675nb.JPG



IMG_3668nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Palo Arañado Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x27x12mm, main xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11455 Time(s)

IMG_3668nb.JPG



IMG_3756nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Palo Arañado Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x27x12mm, main xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11409 Time(s)

IMG_3756nb.JPG



IMG_3721nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Palo Arañado Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x27x12mm, main xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11351 Time(s)

IMG_3721nb.JPG



IMG_3707nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Palo Arañado Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35x27x12mm, main xl=11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11367 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2016 06:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

excellent miniature
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2016 06:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Philippe Durand wrote:
excellent miniature


Thank you Philippe!
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2016 13:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Cunas (#371)  

The beryl crystal exhibits some iridescence on one of the faces.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_3762nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x58x47mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11282 Time(s)

IMG_3762nb.JPG



IMG_3818nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x58x47mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11268 Time(s)

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IMG_3889nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x58x47mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11274 Time(s)

IMG_3889nb.JPG



IMG_3878nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x58x47mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11253 Time(s)

IMG_3878nb.JPG



IMG_3791nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38x58x47mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11296 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2016 15:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#602)  

An aggregate from Muzo.
Host rock is black shale.



IMG_3922nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x53x29mm, aggregate=21x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11204 Time(s)

IMG_3922nb.JPG



IMG_3942nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x53x29mm, aggregate=21x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11171 Time(s)

IMG_3942nb.JPG



IMG_3934nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x53x29mm, aggregate=21x27mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11170 Time(s)

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IMG_3938nb.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 55x53x29mm, aggregate=21x27mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 15:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#513)  

Most crystals of this aggregate are terminated.
Typical Peñas Blancas creamy calcite on iron-stained coarse-grained black shale matrix.
A small white patch of calcium carbonate can be noticed in the middle of the specimen (upper center of the first image)..
Although quartz is abundant in Peñas Blancas, the specimen has no quartz at all.

Those images do not do justice to how attractive these beryl crystals are.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x70x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11094 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x70x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11073 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x70x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11116 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2016 04:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Cunas (#603)  

An aesthetic combination of colorless and white calcite accompanied with lustrous grey dolomite.
Prism faces of both beryl crystals are partially etched.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 61x50x38mm, xls=22 & 17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10910 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 61x50x38mm, xls=22 & 17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10886 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Cunas Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 61x50x38mm, xls=22 & 17mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10910 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2016 14:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#420)  

Good illustration of a calcite/quartz veinlet hosted by the infamous lower cretaceous black shale.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 120x55x28mm, aggregate=15x9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10736 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 120x55x28mm, aggregate=15x9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10763 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2016 10:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#248)  

Combination of clear beryl crystals with water-clear quartz.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10594 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10618 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10603 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10580 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10596 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43x68x27mm, largest xl=8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10625 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2016 10:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Quartz (#8800)  

Large plate of quartz and albite crystals from Ganesh Himal.
Some of the quartz crystals are totally free of inclusions, but most of them are being included by deep green masses of chlorite and exhibit a transparent and colorless termination.
The quartz and albite rise from a gneiss matrix.



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 Mineral: Quartz, Albite
 Locality:
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
 Dimensions: 190x125x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10511 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Albite
 Locality:
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
 Dimensions: 190x125x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10506 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Albite
 Locality:
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
 Dimensions: 190x125x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10521 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Albite
 Locality:
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
 Dimensions: 190x125x45mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10527 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2016 10:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - La Pita (#505)  

Beryl crystal is unusual tabular form with complex faces.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x24x18mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10367 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x24x18mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10362 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x24x18mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10392 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Dolomite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 39x24x18mm, xl=9mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10384 Time(s)

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