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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2016 04:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)


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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: 70mm x 50mm x 30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13104 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: 70mm x 50mm x 30mm
 Description:
a close up of the same specimen
the main crytal is 20mm in is greatest dimension
 Viewed:  12990 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2016 09:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

;)


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 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 80mm x 50mm 10 mm
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2016 15:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)


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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Shengus (Shingus), Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 60mm x 50mm x 20mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12838 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Shengus (Shingus), Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 60mm x 50mm x 20mm
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2016 02:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 60mm x 50mm x 25mm
 Description:
the largest one is 10mm wide
 Viewed:  12745 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department, Peru
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2016 06:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Grossular
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department, Peru
Very interesting, haven't seen a garnet specimen from this locality before.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2016 01:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you for your comment Tobi.
I remember that when I bought it, I said: "that is odd"
Peru is the paradise of sulfides for me; I did not think about garnets. But garnet occurences are countless...

A new one more classic from the Kayes area. I don't know the occurence; maybe I have to refer to a past publication of R Currier in the MR to fix it.



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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: 30mm x 30mm x 20mm
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2016 06:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
thank you for your comment Tobi. I remember that when I bought it, I have said: "that is odd". Peru is the paradise of sulfides for me [...]
Sulfides ... and quartz ... and fluorite ... and rhodochrosite ... ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2016 01:54    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:)
No idea of the exact species (almandine or grossular, or a mixture).

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 Mineral: Garnet (Group)
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 70mm x 40mm x 20mm
 Description:
the largest one is 10mm wide
 Viewed:  12552 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Garnet (Group)
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 70mm x 40mm x 20mm
 Description:
the same one
 Viewed:  12543 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2016 01:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

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almost black specimen, difficult for me to take a decent photo



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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: 65mm x 65mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12469 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: 65mm x 65mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12467 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 21, 2016 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
almost black specimen, difficult for me to take a decent photo
Mineral: Grossular
Kayes Region, Mali
The best idea for shooting black melanite is a white background ( https://www.mindat.org/photo-559224.html , https://www.mindat.org/photo-559226.html ) ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2016 10:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you Tobi, I will try it soon.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 12:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

So it is done. The same specimen with a white background. It seems better.


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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 12:20    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

:) we stay in black


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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 70mm x 60mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12216 Time(s)

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 Locality:
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with a different lighting
 Viewed:  12208 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Chihuahua, Mexico
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 13:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Andradite
Chihuahua, Mexico
Hi Philippe, you only wrote that your garnet is from the state of Chihuahua. This specimen is most likely from Ojos Españoles Mine, General Lázaro Cárdenas, Mun. de Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico ( https://www.mindat.org/loc-17170.html ). This is Chihuahua's good locality for andradite, your specimen looks like a typical one from that locality ...
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 15:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Thank you Tobi for your help, it is truly possible.
On my records, I just have the state of Chihuahua. The seller gave me only this location;
I have made a bit of research on mindat, and there is another locality other than Ojos Espanoles, that is also possible. So.. may be...
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PostPosted: Aug 29, 2016 14:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

We stay in black.

This one is very special: Self collected 30 years ago in a pegmatite area, south of France. Not the best certainly, but it's mine, and I am very proud of it.

After a long sunny day without finding anything, I had this surprise on the soil near me.
A good "souvenir"



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 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Roc St Michel, Rescol, Fraisse-sur-Agout, Hérault, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 70mm x 20mm x 20mm
 Description:
Shining black multi prism
 Viewed:  12098 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Roc St Michel, Rescol, Fraisse-sur-Agout, Hérault, Occitanie, France
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The same one
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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2016 00:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
this one is very special: self collected 30 years ago in a pegmatite area, south of France. not the best certainly, but it s mine, and I am very proud of it.
Well, we just don't have the "the best" schorls in Europe, but self-collecting such a (nevertheless nice) and large crystal is really great, congratulations to that find, though long ago ;-) I think this is the first schorl I've ever seen from France!
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2016 13:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

thanks Tobi

Schorls are relatively common in some areas of Massif Central, and Britany (granitic pluton with pegmatites)
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2016 03:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Schorls are relatively common in some areas of Massif Central, and Britany (granitic pluton with pegmatites)
Sure they are common, but we in Europe usually don't have such large AND aesthetic ones like they occur in Pakistan, Brazil or Namibia ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2016 10:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand  

perfectly right Tobi

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 70mm x 50mm x 40mm
 Description:
the main crystal is 35mm long
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