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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2019 10:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#736)  

Bright beryl crystal set in a brecciated albitite matrix from Chivor.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 30x27x21mm, xl=5mm
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2019 16:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#735)  

Semi-transparent Chivor crystals, most probably from Palo Arañado mine.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 77x24x45mm, longest xl=7mm
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 Viewed:  7930 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2019 02:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#735)  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
Semi-transparent Chivor crystals, most probably from Palo Arañado mine. Host rock is black shale.
A stunning and highly beautiful contrast of black, white and vivid green, I like it :-)
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2019 07:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#735)  

Tobi wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
Semi-transparent Chivor crystals, most probably from Palo Arañado mine. Host rock is black shale.
A stunning and highly beautiful contrast of black, white and vivid green, I like it :-)

Thanks for your nice comment Tobi.
This is a good example of the typical bluish-green hue found in some of the Chivor crystals.
This color is rarely seen in the crystals from the Western Belt (Muzo, Coscuez, La Pita, Peñas Blancas).
This also explains why the Chivor faceted stones are less sought-after than the Muzo/Coscuez/La Pita ones which have generally a much higher green saturation.
Useless to say that these are just general trends and there are many exceptions to this 'color rule' in both belts.
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2019 09:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Calcite (#8750)  

Aurangabad Calcite


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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2019 16:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#737)  

Aggregate from Coscuez with a complex termination.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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PostPosted: May 16, 2019 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#726)  

Cubic pyrite, calcite, 20+ emerald aggregates in parallel growth, set on a druse of sparkling white granular albite.
Host rock is an albitite rock i.e. a whitish albitized black shale matrix.
From a recent find (May 2018).



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor Mining District, Camoyo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x62x11mm, xls up to 8mm long
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor Mining District, Camoyo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x62x11mm, xls up to 8mm long
 Description:
 Viewed:  7224 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor Mining District, Camoyo Mine, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 70x62x11mm, xls up to 8mm long
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2019 16:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#753)  

A Muzo specimen from an old collection.
Druse of vivid light-green crystals of a few mm long crisscrossing the shale matrix - very unusual formation.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 130x112x90mm
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2019 16:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

It is a piece with tiny crystals but bullies, I would not mind having a piece so small.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2019 16:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

jose luis jara jara wrote:
It is a piece with tiny crystals but bullies

Thank you Jose Luis - I am assuming "bullies" is the English translation for "muy bueno".
These crystals are indeed small but muy bueno - they are so bright!
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2019 15:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Muzo (#744)  

Muzo specimen with cubic pyrite.
Black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 64x44x56mm, xl=12x5mm
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2019 08:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#745)  

Main beryl crystal is elongated hexagonal form.
Quartz and calcite set in a brecciated matrix with patches of black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, El Amarillal Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29 mm x 16 mm x 17 mm, main xl=8 mm x 10 mm
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Added a new Coscuez locality
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2019 13:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#747)  

Aggregate of 5 beryl crystals - some double terminated - embedded in a striated calcite matrix.


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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 47mm x 38mm x 29mm, largest xl=19mm
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 Viewed:  5979 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Coscuez mining district, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 47mm x 38mm x 29mm, largest xl=19mm
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2019 12:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#748)  

Lots of well formed crystals accompany this small beryl prism.
Host rock is grey shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Dolomite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 26mm x 31mm x 21mm, xl=2mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5280 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Dolomite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 26mm x 31mm x 21mm, xl=2mm
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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2019 16:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#746)  

A rare Fluorite-Emerald association, only found in the Western Emerald Belt.

Fluorites and emeralds occur in distinct formations in Peñas Blancas but there are a few exceptions to this rule.
The fluorite cube has cleaved corners and shows internal color zoning caused by the presence of trace-elements such as yttrium.

The other Western Belt locality where Fluorite can be found in association with Emerald is Muzo.

Got this specimen from my friend Bergur who visited the mine not long ago.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Fluorite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 17mm x 26mm, xl=6mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5182 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite, Fluorite
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 17mm x 26mm, xl=6mm
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 Viewed:  5189 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2019 10:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#742)  

Aggregate of emerald crystals with a slight bluish cast.
Beryl crystals are standing on a druse of laminar albite.
Host rock is black shale.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35mm x 25mm x 19mm, main xl=16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5084 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35mm x 25mm x 19mm, main xl=16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5085 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 35mm x 25mm x 19mm, main xl=16mm
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 Viewed:  5090 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2019 14:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

this is for you , of course


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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2019 20:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Philippe Durand wrote:
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Thanks for posting this link Philippe!
I had the privilege to see the exhibition and I must say that the organizer has accomplished an extraordinary tour de force in assembling so many iconic specimens from all over the world.
The exhibition also features lesser-known but equally fascinating specimens - the 3 prisms from Jos Plateau, Nigeria are breathtaking pieces! Can't recall the number of times I walked by the case #14 [13:40 in the video] at the risk of drawing the security guard's attention.
The one reservation I might have is that Colombian emeralds are not just about size and intrinsic beauty, which is the main focus of this exhibition, but it’s also about the wide diversity of the associated minerals.
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde  

Indees, you were lucky Gerard:)
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2019 14:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor with pink Fluorapatite (#752)  

Colombian emerald matrix specimens are also known for their variety of mineral associations (not even mentioning the long list of solid mineral inclusions found in the Colombian emeralds).
Quartz, dolomite, calcite, pyrite, albite, aragonite, goethite are commonly found in association with emeralds.
Less commonly associated are parisite, fluorite, and muscovite (only in the Western Belt).
As for rutile and pink fluorapatite, they are rarely found in association with emeralds.

Never seen barite, sphalerite, allophane, euclase, siderite or vivianite in association with emeralds although these 6 minerals are relatively common in the Western Belt (also in the Eastern Belt for euclase).

Bergur, please shout if you have any comments or objections - I am sure you have plenty to add ;-)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Fluorapatite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 148mm x 87mm x 80mm, xl=15mm
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Three pink fluorapatite crystals can be seen on this specimen
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Fluorapatite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 148mm x 87mm x 80mm, xl=15mm
 Description:
Two pink fluorapatite crystals can be seen on this closeup
 Viewed:  4386 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Pyrite, Calcite, Fluorapatite, Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 148mm x 87mm x 80mm, xl=15mm
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I am totally clueless as what are these lustrous brown crystals next to the white albite
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