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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2011 00:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

A few more, a couple from North Yorkshire some Nigerian Phenakite's.


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Quartz on Chert, 5 x 4.5 cm's from Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire
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Fluorite and Baryte from Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, 7 x 6.5 cm's
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Phenakite from the Salistone Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria.1.2 x 0.9 cm's
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Phenakite from the Salistone Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria.3.5 x 1.5 cm's
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2011 02:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Thought Id share some photos I took of a couple of Irish Zeolites I recently got my hands on .... enjoy.


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Natrolite on Gmelinite, Little Deer Park Quarry,Glenarm, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, 30 x 20 mm
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Natrolite on Gmelinite, Little Deer Park Quarry,Glenarm, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, FOV approx 10 x 7 mm
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 01:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

hello,
Vanadinites to 10 mm and my current favourite Baryte.



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Vanadinite
ACF area shafts, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
55 x 40 mm
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Vanadinite
ACF area shafts, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
55 x 40 mm
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Vanadinite
ACF area shafts, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
55 x 40 mm
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Baryte, Sykes mine (West), Trough of Bowland, Lancashire. approx 15 cm long.
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 03:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

nurbo wrote:
Vanadinites to 10 mm and my current favourite Baryte.
ACF Shaft

Hi nurbo!

ACF Shaft is not a valid locality. I'm pretty sure it must be ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco. If you confirm this I will amend your descriptions.

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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 04:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Considering the place, the concept "Shaft" and "Mine" is very arguable there, so although I agree that ACF MIne is more correct, I beleive that "ACF shaft" is acceptable too considering that on the area of the former ACF Mine, people dig just doing holes on the surface and creating "galleries" (or crossing former galleries) continuosly...
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 05:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Considering the place, the concept "Shaft" and "Mine" is very arguable there, so although I agree that ACF MIne is more correct, I beleive that "ACF shaft" is acceptable too considering that on the area of the former ACF Mine, people dig just doing holes on the surface and creating "galleries" (or crossing former galleries) continuosly...

Jordi,

I have nothing against the 'Shaft' word. I only meant that 'ACF Shaft' is really not enough to report a locality. It is mandatory to add the town and the country as well for everybody to understand where exactly such shaft is.
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 05:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Right Carles. For some reason I supposed you complained about "ACF shaft", sorry.

So, finally I would prefer: "ACF area shafts, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco" or "ACF Mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco" because all the recent finds were mined in "mini-shafts" in the area of the former ACF Mine but not at the "ACF Mine" itself.
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 05:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Corrected
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 15:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi Jordi, Carles,
sorry I shouldve been more complete with my locality description, Im not familiar with the area myself and have always labelled my pieces from here "ACF shaft" I will have to correct my labels, thank you for the correction, it is important to have the correct locality on your labels, as my friend always says " A rock without the correct locality is just a rock. a rock with the correct locality is a specimen"
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2011 15:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

nurbo wrote:
"A rock without the correct locality is just a rock. A rock with the correct locality is a specimen"

I really love it !
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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2011 11:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Nurbo:

The etched phenakites from Jos, Nigeria are awesome; 2 or 3 years ago, at the Tucson show, a Brazilian friend, that is a gemstone dealer, came to my room and challenged me with a crystal like that; if I had 20 choices I would never say phenakite, it looked exactly like the etched spesartines from Navegadora mine, Minas Gerais. I asked him to acquire a specimen for me, what he did; that material was available only at one of the gemstone shows (JGX), not any mineral dealer had it for sale and since then I have not seen it again in any of the major international mineral shows.

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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2011 15:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hello,
Slightly off topic in a mineral forum but I wanted to share this with you because its so beautiful even though it isnt strictly a mineral specimen. I dont really have too many fossils but every now and again the opportunity to get something really outstanding comes along and I cant resist.
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4 fossilised Turitella Terebralis (to 7cm's) and a single Eutriofusis Burdigalensis from the Cenozoic era, to be more exact, the tertiary period of the early Miocene epoch, around 20 million years ago this piece comes from Bordeaux, France, its around 10 cm's tall.



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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2011 21:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Stunning aesthetics on that fossil! I don't think I would be able to resist that either.
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2011 02:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi Turbo, It really is a fine looking piece.
Heres an unusual one I borrowed to photograph, its a Metasomatic replacement of Calcite by Hematite.from the Lindal Moor Iron Mines.
Followed by a nicely formed Fluorite twin from the Blue Circle cement Quarry
Finally for this posting a yellow Fluorite twin I collected from a stream near Hartley Birkett Lead Mines, a couple of weeks ago, I was going to clean it up but I think the mud gives it good definition.



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Hematite after Calcite
Lindal Moor Iron Mines, UK
25mm across.
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Fluorite twin
Blue Circle Cement Quarry, Weardale, UK
15mm across the face
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Fluorite twin
Hartley Birkett Lead Mine, Nr Hartley, Cumbria, UK
10mm across the face
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2011 20:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Fabulous!
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2011 01:06    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi Gail, I think these little Fluorites are fabulous too.
On the subject of Fluorite heres one from the Sykes Mine (East), a micro, Im a recent convert to Micro collecting, though it isnt doing my eyesight any favours.
Then we have one of the most fluorescent pieces Ive ever seen. very gemmy purple Fluorites on Quartz from the Burtree Pasture Mine
and finally a Red Grooves Fluorite plate.



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Fluorite on Quartz micro, Sykes Mine (East), Bowland, Lancashire. 10mm across
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Fluorite on Quartz with Minor Galena, Burtree Pasture Mine, Cowshill, Weardale. 6 x 5 x 1 cm.
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As above under LW UV
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Fluorite, Red Grooves Hushes, Middleton in Teesdale, Teesdale, Co Durham. 8 x 5 x 3 cm.
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2011 01:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Another Fluorite this time from the Hollywell Mine at Frosterley in Co Durham, this piece is also highly fluorescent.
and on a completely different theme this is another Jos Plateau Phenakite which due to the unusual structure has a naturally formed hole in it! The ruler gives incorrect scale as it is some way behind the crystal.



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Fluorite on Quartz
Hollywell Mine, Frosterley, Co Durham.
7 x 3.5 cm.
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Phenakite
Salistone Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria.
15mm across
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2011 01:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

This is one of my favourite micro's, unfortunately there was a tiny hair on it when I took the p;hoto which I didnt notice and I dont really like to remove this piece from its box, Im sure its solid enough but if it ever broke Id cry.
Next up, well, much bad stuff is said about ebay among the mineral collecting fraternity but Ive been after a decent Campylite from Dry Ghyll for a long time but Ive never really liked the price tags that these pieces seem to have, then I saw this piece on ebay, it cost under £10 and comes from Barbara Sutcliffe.
Then finally for today a Calcite lined vug with what I think is an Aragonite stalactite, it fluoresces yellow under LW UV which is common to Aragonite from this area, has the right hardness and fizzes in acid.



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Sphalerite on Quartz
Admiralty Flats, Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, UK
12 mm long
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Mimetite (var Campylite)
Dry Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK
5 x 4 x 2 cm
 Viewed:  22220 Time(s)

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Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, UK
5 x 5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2011 15:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Off topic I know, but how beautiful is this? Carboniferous fossil plate from the Caton Moors. and to justify this post an interesting piece, another Aragonite(?) stalactite only tbis one is covered in micro Calcite crystals, I havent yet got round to cleaning this piece up but this is how it looked when I trimmed it from the huge block I collected earlier this year.


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Fossil Plate Caton Moor, 20 x 15 cm's.
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Aragonite(?) in Calcite, Arkengarthdale N Yorks, 7 x 4 cm's
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2011 15:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Figured I should mention the Caton Moors are a shale outcrop in the North West of England, Lancashire to be precise, about a 1 hour cycle ride from my home.
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