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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2012 10:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

I got an email from the former owner of the Wellhope piece I just posted, it turns out that the piece was collected in the Haggs Mine and brought out to the surface through the Wellhope Shaft, which had been unblocked by some intrepid mine explorer types allowing specimen collecting, this was in the 1970's. Accurate labeling of some specimens can be virtually impossible due to these situations, specimens are often labelled as coming from the mine they came out of rather than the place they were actually recovered. 'Ive changed the labeling to reflect the actual origin of the piece.
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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2012 15:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

First up today is an Atacamite from Ireland and then keeping the colourful theme alive, an Azurite from Australia. Finally for today ,,, is it possible for a Mushroom Tourmaline from Burma to be twinned at 60 degrees along the c axis ? I'd forgotten I had this but rediscovered it a couple of days ago, I'm glad I did.


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 Description:
Atacamite
Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland, UK
100 x 60 mm
 Viewed:  23165 Time(s)

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full view 1.jpg
 Description:
Atacamite
Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland, UK
100 x 60 mm
 Viewed:  23193 Time(s)

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close up.jpg
 Description:
Atacamite
Dooneen Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland, UK
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  23170 Time(s)

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 Description:
Azurite.
Mineral Hill, Talingaboolba, Condobelin, New South Wales, Australia.
75 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  23206 Time(s)

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close up.jpg
 Description:
Azurite.
Mineral Hill, Talingaboolba Condobelin, New South Wales, Australia.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  23154 Time(s)

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 Description:
Tourmaline
Molo Quarter, Mogok, Burma
30 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  23178 Time(s)

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 Description:
Tourmaline
Molo Quarter, Mogok, Burma
30 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  23175 Time(s)

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 Description:
Tourmaline
Molo Quarter, Mogok, Burma
30 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  23184 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2012 02:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

These are a couple more of my many Baryte's, first up is one from Wet Grooves, I'm really fond of this piece, I was lucky enough to get to pick through a whole flat of them and this was undoubtedly the best of the bunch. Then a German piece from the Dreisler mine, I like the Chalcopyrites on it.


image 5.jpg
 Description:
Baryte,
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
80 x 70 mm
 Viewed:  23086 Time(s)

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image 1.jpg
 Description:
Baryte,
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 60 x 35 mm approx
 Viewed:  23097 Time(s)

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image 2.jpg
 Description:
Baryte,
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 35 x 30 mm approx
 Viewed:  23090 Time(s)

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image 3.jpg
 Description:
Baryte,
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 25 mm approx
 Viewed:  23090 Time(s)

image 3.jpg



image 4.jpg
 Description:
Baryte,
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 45 x 35 mm approx
 Viewed:  23097 Time(s)

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full.jpg
 Description:
Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Dreisler Mine, Dreisler, Winterberg, Sauerland, Germany.
140 x 90 mm
 Viewed:  23067 Time(s)

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cl1.jpg
 Description:
Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Dreisler Mine, Dreisler, Winterberg, Sauerland, Germany.
FOV 45 x 35 mm approx
 Viewed:  23114 Time(s)

cl1.jpg



cl2.jpg
 Description:
Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Dreisler Mine, Dreisler, Winterberg, Sauerland, Germany.
FOV 30 x 25 mm approx
 Viewed:  23122 Time(s)

cl2.jpg



cl4.jpg
 Description:
Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Dreisler Mine, Dreisler, Winterberg, Sauerland, Germany.
FOV 50 x 30 mm approx
 Viewed:  23121 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2012 05:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Very nice specimen and photo Nurbo! (image 5.jpg)
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2012 10:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Very nice the Wetgrooves Baryte.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 01:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Thanks for taking the time to comment Pierre and Michael, Im led to believe that there are a lot more of these Baryte's underground waiting to be collected than have already been brought out, so lets hope more of these fine Baryte's see the light of day some time in the near future.

Today I'm posting this Navajun Pyrite, I cant decide if this piece has been glued back together, the second and last photo's shows the view of the part I'm suspicious of, at the junction of the two main cube's it looks glued on, does anybody know if they mix matrix/micro Pyrite crystals in with the glue? as there are micro Pyrite cubes visible around the edge of the cracked part.

Secondly a good sized yellow Smithsonite from KM3, Trimmed from a huge piece I was tempted to keep whole.



navajun pyrite (1).jpg
 Description:
Pyrite,
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.
Cubes to 22 mm
 Viewed:  22963 Time(s)

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navajun pyrite (4).jpg
 Description:
Pyrite,
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.
Cubes to 22 mm
 Viewed:  22936 Time(s)

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navajun pyrite (5).jpg
 Description:
Pyrite,
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.
Cubes to 22 mm
 Viewed:  22944 Time(s)

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navajun pyrite (6).JPG
 Description:
Pyrite,
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.
Cubes to 22 mm
 Viewed:  22968 Time(s)

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smithsonite km 3 (1).jpg
 Description:
Smithsonite.
KM 3 Mine, Laurion, Attiki, Greece.
85 x 70 mm
 Viewed:  22976 Time(s)

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smithsonite km 3 (3).jpg
 Description:
Smithsonite.
KM 3 Mine, Laurion, Attiki, Greece.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx.
 Viewed:  22986 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 16:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi!

Yes it seems that your pyrite specimen has been glued. Most of the pyrite specimens from Navajún are rebuilt. Before you extract them the pyrite crystals are well formed but after that, it´s too difficult to maintain them intact. It´s better to understand when you have been digging there and you see it in-situ. It is something well known by collectors and for this reason Pedro, the owner of "Piritas de Navajún" doesn´t specify it in its labels.

Here you are a good post about this discussion in the Spanish Forum: Cubos reconstruidos Sorry it is in Spanish.

Hopefully this helps you.

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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2012 06:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi to everybody!
I would like Pedro to write a reply of what Supertxango wrote just now. I bought a similar specimen (i.e. pyrite crystal series from Spain) in a bourse in Zurich Switzerland in 1989. One cube crystal drop down the specimen thus disglueing some six months later. I kept it (and still have it in my collection) as a cubic pyrite, therefore a separate specimen. Also we have to know how to distinguish a glued pyrite crystal complex from a not-glued one. Pedro, I'm waiting for an answer from you!
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2012 12:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hello,
Thank's for your input Juan, I had heard that pretty much all the matrix piece's had the cube's glued in but I didn't really expect it if they were off matrix. The tiny cube's could become mixed into the glue quite easily I suppose, especially if they were "Processing" a lot of specimen's at once.

Today Ive done some photo's of my new Hedenbergite from Owyhee and a neat little Haematite from Frizington Parks.


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Hedenbergite.jpg
 Description:
Hedenbergite.
South Mountain District, Owyhee Co, Idaho, USA.
70 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  22859 Time(s)

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hedenbergite 2.jpg
 Description:
Hedenbergite.
South Mountain District, Owyhee Co, Idaho, USA.
FOV 30 x20 mm approx
 Viewed:  22866 Time(s)

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Hedenbergiten3.jpg
 Description:
Hedenbergite.
South Mountain District, Owyhee Co, Idaho, USA.
70 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  22865 Time(s)

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 Description:
Hematite,
Frizington Parks mine, Frizington, Cumbria, England, UK.
40 x 15 mm
 Viewed:  22873 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2012 01:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Whenever possible when I buy a specimen I try to get two in different sizes, like a small cabinet and a thumbnail or better still a thumbnail and a micro but this isnt always possible as you can see from some of the larger pieces I have. Today Ive got photo's of the Wet Grooves Baryte counterpart, I dont think there are thumbnails of this stuff (I could be wrong though).. Also at Bakewell 2012 I got my hands on quite a nice Cavansite, Which has proved quite hard to get a decent photo of. Then finally today Tsumebite from Ojuela is definitely one of the least showy things you can get, here is a piece I got recently, I might trim it into a thumbnail.


wet grooves 1.jpg
 Description:
Baryte.
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
45 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  22771 Time(s)

wet grooves 1.jpg



wet grooves 2.jpg
 Description:
Baryte.
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
Baryte 25 mm across
 Viewed:  22751 Time(s)

wet grooves 2.jpg



wet grooves 3.jpg
 Description:
Baryte.
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
Baryte edge approx 15 mm
 Viewed:  22775 Time(s)

wet grooves 3.jpg



wey grooves 4.jpg
 Description:
Baryte.
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
Baryte 25 mm across
 Viewed:  22785 Time(s)

wey grooves 4.jpg



cl.jpg
 Description:
Cavansite.on Stilbite
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, Maharastra, India.
45 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  22745 Time(s)

cl.jpg



close up 2.jpg
 Description:
Cavansite.
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, Maharastra, India.
Cavansite 10 mm across
 Viewed:  22733 Time(s)

close up 2.jpg



tsumebite.jpg
 Description:
Tsumebite.
Ojuela Mine, Munde Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
40 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  22769 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2012 00:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

To a certain extent I treat ebay like a mine dump: there's a LOT of rock's on there, most are just dead's, sometimes if your lucky you can find a small area full of good stuff but most often you find stuff that can be good but it needs a bit of work. To that end I just got this Ojuela Mottramite, I can definitely get a perfect thumbnail out of it two if I'm careful.

Whilst at Ojuela here is a Cuprian Adamite, it's a very bright green indeed.

Finally today an excellent little scruffy looking Calcite from the Mouldridge Lead Mine,



Mottramite Ojuela (1).jpg
 Description:
Mottramite.
Ojuela Mine, Mun de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
55 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  22640 Time(s)

Mottramite Ojuela (1).jpg



Mottramite Ojuela (2).jpg
 Description:
Mottramite.
Ojuela Mine, Mun de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
FOV 20 x 15 mm approx
 Viewed:  22633 Time(s)

Mottramite Ojuela (2).jpg



Mottramite Ojuela (3).jpg
 Description:
Mottramite.
Ojuela Mine, Mun de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
FOV 20 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  22639 Time(s)

Mottramite Ojuela (3).jpg



Cuprian Adamite Ojuela (1).jpg
 Description:
Cuprian Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mun de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
40 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  22632 Time(s)

Cuprian Adamite Ojuela (1).jpg



Cuprian Adamite Ojuela (2).jpg
 Description:
Cuprian Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mun de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
FOV 15 x 15 mm
 Viewed:  22632 Time(s)

Cuprian Adamite Ojuela (2).jpg



Calcite derbyshire (1).jpg
 Description:
Calcite.
Mouldridge Lead Mine, Gratton Moor, Nr Pike Hill, Derbyshire, England, UK.
42 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  22608 Time(s)

Calcite derbyshire (1).jpg



Calcite derbyshire (2).jpg
 Description:
Calcite.
Mouldridge Lead Mine, Gratton Moor, Nr Pike Hill, Derbyshire, England, UK.
42 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  22668 Time(s)

Calcite derbyshire (2).jpg



Calcite derbyshire (3).jpg
 Description:
Calcite.
Mouldridge Lead Mine, Gratton Moor, Nr Pike Hill, Derbyshire, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  22632 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2012 03:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Here are two Pike Law piece's, one show's oxidized Siderite that was exposed to the elements the other was completely covered in tiny Calcite prism's when it came my way, but they were so full of mud and stuff that I burned them off with a weak acid. I could see the shape of Fluorite crystals underneath, outlined by the prisms (to about 3 mm). I was surprised to find clear Fluorite though I expected it to be purple, what I didn't expect was unoxidized Siderite, there is tonnes of stuff from Pike Law where the Siderite is oxidized (See piece 2) but this is the first I've seen where it isn't (though hopefully not the last), Like most Pike Law stuff it is strongly fluorescent.

Finally today Dolomite, with tiny Fluorite's on a matrix of mixed Sulphides, the matrix shows Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz there is probably some Sphalerite in there too, and a coating of something white, probably a Zinc secondary, Brianyoungite, Hydrozincite or something similar.



Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (1).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK.
90 x 70 mm
 Viewed:  22467 Time(s)

Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (1).jpg



Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (3).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
Fluorite to 5 mm
 Viewed:  22435 Time(s)

Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (3).jpg



Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (5).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
FOV 15 x 15 mm approx
 Viewed:  22433 Time(s)

Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (5).jpg



Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (6).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.(Under LW UV)
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
FOV 25 x 25 mm approx.
 Viewed:  22448 Time(s)

Chalybite Fluorite Pike LAw (6).jpg



Pike Law Oxidized (1).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
95 x 80 mm
 Viewed:  22441 Time(s)

Pike Law Oxidized (1).jpg



Pike Law Oxidized (2).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite. (Under LW UV)
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
95 x 80 mm
 Viewed:  22435 Time(s)

Pike Law Oxidized (2).jpg



Pike Law Oxidized (4).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
Fluiorite to 5 mm
 Viewed:  22427 Time(s)

Pike Law Oxidized (4).jpg



Pike Law Oxidized (5).jpg
 Description:
Siderite and Fluorite.
Pike Law Hushes, Newbiggin in Teesdale, Co Durham, England, UK
FOV 15 x 15 mm approx.
 Viewed:  22414 Time(s)

Pike Law Oxidized (5).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (1).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
90 x 70 mm
 Viewed:  22410 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (1).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (2).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx.
 Viewed:  22422 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (2).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (7).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
FOV 15 x 10 mm approx.
 Viewed:  22419 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (7).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (3).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
90 x 70 mm
 Viewed:  22420 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (3).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (4).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  22419 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (4).jpg



Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (5).jpg
 Description:
Dolomite on Galena, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite.(Showing the white dusty stuff)
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania.
FOV 20 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  22434 Time(s)

Dolomite etc on mixed sulphides (5).jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 25, 2012 02:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

So I got this Actinolite from Norway,i was told the matrix is Dolomite, to me it look's like a layer of Dolomite on top of Labradorite,mostly because of how shiny the lower part of the matrix is, It's a great piece whatever.

A rare little fluorite thumb from North Yorkshire I picked at Bakewell

The Burgam Mine in Shropshire produce's excellent sample's of Pyromorphite,the Colour is incredibly vivid. I picked this one up at Bakewell too.

I was given this little Mimetite by a very knowledgeable collector/dealer friend who said it was a wierd Campylite, the crystal is curved but instead of a conglomeration of curved crystal's forming the familiar barrel shape this is just a single. I'm open to argument's either way, I cant find a picture of anything called Campylite that's not a barrel shape so I'm not sure what to call it, it's neat though.



Actinolite (1).jpg
 Description:
Actinolite.
Vegarshei, Aust-Agder, Norway.
80 x 60 mm
 Viewed:  22269 Time(s)

Actinolite (1).jpg



Actinolite (2).jpg
 Description:
Actinolite.
Vegarshei, Aust-Agder, Norway.
80 x 60 mm
 Viewed:  22311 Time(s)

Actinolite (2).jpg



Actinolite (3).jpg
 Description:
Actinolite.
Vegarshei, Aust-Agder, Norway.
FOV 20 x 15 mm approx
 Viewed:  22272 Time(s)

Actinolite (3).jpg



Actinolite (4).jpg
 Description:
Actinolite.
Vegarshei, Aust-Agder, Norway.
FOV 30 x 25 mm approx
 Viewed:  22302 Time(s)

Actinolite (4).jpg



Actinolite (5).jpg
 Description:
Actinolite.
Vegarshei, Aust-Agder, Norway.
FOV 50 x 35 mm approx
 Viewed:  22240 Time(s)

Actinolite (5).jpg



Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite.
East Flatt, Kay Gill Mine, Hawes, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
35 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  22227 Time(s)

Fluorite.jpg



pyro (1).jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Burgam mine, Stiperstones, Shropshire, England, UK.
35 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  22268 Time(s)

pyro (1).jpg



pyro (2).jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Burgam mine, Stiperstones, Shropshire, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 25 mm approx
 Viewed:  22267 Time(s)

pyro (2).jpg



mimetite.jpg
 Description:
Mimetie (var Campylite ?).
Dry Gyll Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England,UK.
19 x 16 mm
 Viewed:  22233 Time(s)

mimetite.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2012 02:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Today Ive got some photo's of some of my bigger piece's, not my biggest,, but pretty big. (I've got a boxed 6 foot long drill core from a coal mine, that is my biggest specimen.)

First up is a section of Galena in Baryte from the Lunehead Mine in Co Durham.

Then a Fluorite with Baryte the Fluorite has Chalcopyrite inclusion's, from one of the many unnamed working's in the Arkengarthdale area, this piece has a Fluorite twin smack bang in the middle of the well crystallized part, twinned Fluorite is pretty rare and unusual in the Pennines.

Finally a whopping great lump of Haggs Mine, the matrix is Siderite, on it there are strongly Fluorescent Fluorite's, some Dolomite/Ankerite series crystal's and Calcite.



lunehead galena.jpg
 Description:
Galena in Baryte
Lunehead Mine, Lunedale, Co Durham, England, UK.
150 x 90 mm
 Viewed:  22024 Time(s)

lunehead galena.jpg



Justice level big (1).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
170 x 120 mm
 Viewed:  22001 Time(s)

Justice level big (1).jpg



Justice level big (5).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 50 x 30 mm approx
 Viewed:  22030 Time(s)

Justice level big (5).jpg



Justice level big (3).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  22024 Time(s)

Justice level big (3).jpg



Justice level big (2).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
Fluorite twin 8 mm on edge
 Viewed:  22007 Time(s)

Justice level big (2).jpg



Haggs big (1).jpg
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite.
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
145 x 100 mm
 Viewed:  22025 Time(s)

Haggs big (1).jpg



Haggs big (3).JPG
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite. under LW UV
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
145 x 100 mm
 Viewed:  22014 Time(s)

Haggs big (3).JPG



Haggs big (6).jpg
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite.
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
130 x 85 mm
 Viewed:  22024 Time(s)

Haggs big (6).jpg



Haggs big (4).JPG
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite. under LW UV
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
 Viewed:  22054 Time(s)

Haggs big (4).JPG



Haggs big (2).jpg
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite.
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  22001 Time(s)

Haggs big (2).jpg



Haggs big (5).jpg
 Description:
Siderite, Fluorite, Calcite, Dolomite/Ankerite.
Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
Calcite to 8 mm
 Viewed:  21991 Time(s)

Haggs big (5).jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 01:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Today Ive got a couple of Spanish Aragonite's.I thought i'd start and finish the posting with them. I'm a big fan of these since being shown some earlier in this thread, I like the many forms of Aragonite,
Another small piece from the Rampgill mine, this time Galena,
Finally today a fibrous Cerussite from the Old Brandley Mine, not a place to visit if you don't have a head for heights.



Aragonite Spain 2 (1).jpg
 Description:
Aragonite.
Enguidanos, Cuenca, Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain.
40 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  21714 Time(s)

Aragonite Spain 2 (1).jpg



Aragonite Spain 2 (2).jpg
 Description:
Aragonite.
Enguidanos, Cuenca, Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain.
40 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  21733 Time(s)

Aragonite Spain 2 (2).jpg



Rampgill Galena (1).jpg
 Description:
Galena, Quartz, Ankerite.
Rampgill mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
45 x 35 mm
 Viewed:  21729 Time(s)

Rampgill Galena (1).jpg



Rampgill Galena (4).jpg
 Description:
Galena, Quartz, Ankerite.
Rampgill mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  21724 Time(s)

Rampgill Galena (4).jpg



old brandley Cerussite.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite.
Old Brandley Mine, Catbells, Keswick, Cumbria, England, UK.
30 x 10 mm
 Viewed:  21732 Time(s)

old brandley Cerussite.jpg



aragonite spain 1 (1).jpg
 Description:
Aragonite.
Enguidanos, Cuenca, Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain.
67 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  21717 Time(s)

aragonite spain 1 (1).jpg



aragonite spain 1 (2).jpg
 Description:
Aragonite.
Enguidanos, Cuenca, Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain.
FOV 25 x 25 mm approx
 Viewed:  21732 Time(s)

aragonite spain 1 (2).jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 03:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Today Ive done a couple of North Yorkshire pieces and an Alstonite,
The first up is Witherite, or maybe was Witherite, it looks like its altered to Baryte, as always it's not (and is unlikely to be) tested so it's just guesswork. It's a really good example from that locality anyway's up.
Then a series of photo's of a piece that is mostly Calcite, though there are also other species present, we think there is Sphalerite and maybe a bit of Hemimorphite on there but I dont know what the opaque cream coloured stuff is, it look's like Barytocalcite that Ive seen from an occurance to the West of where this is from, difficult to be sure without a big microscope.or a lab to use. The Calcite's are yellowy green under LW UV.
Finally a tiny Alstonite from the co type locality of the Fallowfield Mine in Hexham.



Arky Witherite (2).jpg
 Description:
Witherite
Moulds Top, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
32 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  21607 Time(s)

Arky Witherite (2).jpg



Arky Witherite (1).jpg
 Description:
Witherite
Moulds Top, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
32 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  21697 Time(s)

Arky Witherite (1).jpg



eller beck calcite + (5).jpg
 Description:
Calcite + ?
Eller Beck, Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
35 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  21596 Time(s)

eller beck calcite +  (5).jpg



eller beck calcite + (4).jpg
 Description:
Calcite + ?
Eller Beck, Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 20 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  21600 Time(s)

eller beck calcite +  (4).jpg



eller beck calcite + (3).jpg
 Description:
Calcite + ? under LW UV
Eller Beck, Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
FOV 20 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  21601 Time(s)

eller beck calcite +  (3).jpg



Alsonite.jpg
 Description:
Alstonite, Fallowfield Mine, Hexham, Co Durham, England, UK.
20 x 15 mm approx
 Viewed:  21634 Time(s)

Alsonite.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 17:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Today Ive done some more of the piece's I brought home from Bakewell ...
First up we have an Adamite from the Hilarion Mine, the Adamite crystal's are very very sparkly,
Then a nice Hemimorphite from Spain
Finally for today a piece from Taffs Well Quarry in Wales, the big Calcite's from here are as good as big calcite's from anywhere else in the world but for some reason seem virtually impossible to sell, trust me folk's, now is a good time to buy Taffs Well Calcite's. This piece is a quirky Baryte with tiny Calcite crystal's covering it.



Adamite hilarion mine (1).jpg
 Description:
Adamite.
Hilarion mine, Laurion, Greece.
70 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  21409 Time(s)

Adamite hilarion mine (1).jpg



Adamite hilarion mine (2).jpg
 Description:
Adamite.
Hilarion mine, Laurion, Greece.
Adamite to 1 mm
 Viewed:  21398 Time(s)

Adamite hilarion mine (2).jpg



Adamite hilarion mine (3).jpg
 Description:
Adamite.
Hilarion mine,, Laurion, Greece.
Adamite to 2 mm
 Viewed:  21404 Time(s)

Adamite hilarion mine (3).jpg



hemi spain (2).jpg
 Description:
Hemimorphite.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.
45 x 45 mm
 Viewed:  21388 Time(s)

hemi spain (2).jpg



hemi spain (1).jpg
 Description:
Hemimorphite.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  21391 Time(s)

hemi spain (1).jpg



Taffs BARYTE (1).jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Baryte.
Taffs Well Quarry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
70 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  21371 Time(s)

Taffs BARYTE (1).jpg



Taffs BARYTE (5).jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Baryte.
Taffs Well Quarry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
70 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  21369 Time(s)

Taffs BARYTE (5).jpg



Taffs BARYTE (2).jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Baryte.
Taffs Well Quarry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
70 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  21384 Time(s)

Taffs BARYTE (2).jpg



Taffs BARYTE (3).jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Baryte.
Taffs Well Quarry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
FOV 25 x 20 mm approx
 Viewed:  21398 Time(s)

Taffs BARYTE (3).jpg



Taffs BARYTE (4).jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Baryte.
Taffs Well Quarry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
FOV 30 x 25 approx
 Viewed:  21389 Time(s)

Taffs BARYTE (4).jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2012 15:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/hemi_spain_1_787.jpg nurbo wrote:
Hemimorphite.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

Nurbo, why you don test with HCl dilute some minor crystal of "Hemimorphite". In the photos it looks to me like Calcite (also present in this mine)

It could be Hemimorphite but the white crystals you showed looks a little bit suspicious to me (again, I could be wrong... ;-)
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2012 02:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

Hi Jordi,
Ok I'll try the acid test and report back. The piece came with 4 different label's which all said Hemimorphite but who know's. It's always best to independantly verify things if there's any doubt.

Today Ive done a Kyanite from an unusual localtion in Scotland
Then a big Caldbeck Pyromorphite, from Roughton Gill, the hacked Quartz matrix is covered in Yellow Pyromorphite crystals to around 3 mm. This piece would trim into some great thumbnail's but it seems a shame to break up a piece this size, especially since the powers that be banned collecting up there. Still its obviously better to let this classic locality with it's incredible and varied mineral wealth go untouched than to let collectors go up there and do their thing,
Finally today a big Kidney Ore from Frizingtom Parks mine.



kyanite (1).JPG
 Description:
Kyanite.
Craigoshina, Glen Esk, Edeel, Angus, Scotland, UK.
50 x 20 mm
 Viewed:  21292 Time(s)

kyanite (1).JPG



kyanite (4).jpg
 Description:
Kyanite.
Craigoshina, Glen Esk, Edeel, Angus, Scotland, UK.
20 mm across
 Viewed:  21361 Time(s)

kyanite (4).jpg



pyro caldbecks (1).jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
160 x 120 mm
 Viewed:  21282 Time(s)

pyro caldbecks (1).jpg



pyro caldbecks (2).jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
FOV 35 x 20 mm aapprox
 Viewed:  21277 Time(s)

pyro caldbecks (2).jpg



pyro caldbecks (3).jpg
 Description:
Pyromorphite.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.
FOV 30 x 10 mm approx
 Viewed:  21274 Time(s)

pyro caldbecks (3).jpg



haematite friz.jpg
 Description:
Hematite.
Frizington Parks mine, frizington, Cumbria, England, UK.
120 x 100 mm
 Viewed:  21305 Time(s)

haematite friz.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2012 03:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo  

nurbo wrote:
Hi Jordi,
Ok I'll try the acid test and report back. The piece came with 4 different label's which all said Hemimorphite but who knows. It’s always best to independantly verify things if there's any doubt...

I agree.

Maybe is Hemimorphite in some part of the specimen, I'm concerned just about the white crystals shown in your photo, but it doesn't means that some Hemimorphite could be in other parts of the specimen...
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