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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2017 10:57    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Interesting azurite specimen (IMG_5167.JPG)
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2017 05:48    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Pierre, nice to hear from you and thanks for the message.

I take advantage of your post to share a rock of your continent, some kilometers to the north of your country.
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Dolomite-(Co) from Katanga, Congo D.R.

Shiny and intense pink crust of Dolomite-(Co) covering the matrix rock.
Ex J. Muizebelt (NL). Mined before 1.999.



IMG_8148.1.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite (variety cobaltoan dolomite)
 Locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 96mm x 74mm x 56mm
 Description:
Shiny and intense pink crust of Dolomite-(Co) covering the matrix rock.
Ex J. Muizebelt (NL). Mined before 1.999.
 Viewed:  11362 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite (variety cobaltoan dolomite)
 Locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 96mm x 74mm x 56mm
 Description:
Shiny and intense pink crust of Dolomite-(Co) covering the matrix rock.
Ex J. Muizebelt (NL). Mined before 1.999.
 Viewed:  11385 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2017 07:31    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Nice specimen FRANJUNGLE !,

Like you alluded to in your posting, the example is COBALTOAN DOLOMITE. BOB
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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2017 10:26    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Bob, also nice to see you here. Thank you for the clarify.
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Quartz from Boyacá, Colombia.

Crazy Tessin habit Quartz, acquired in September 2017 in Medellín downtown, assuming that it is a Tessin.

This is the first Peñas Blancas specimen I´ve purchased, and I´m becoming a great follower of these Tessin. It´s the beginning of my small reservation of Peñas Blancas quartzes. I also try to study about these special crystals which delight me with their interesting habit.

It has a so aleatorial form with diverses kinds of horizontal growth lines and many faces at the top. There is a face absolutely different than the rest: is clearly translucent and very smooth all along. There is another curious face with some natural notches that look like white stars.

I post more pics of this crystal than usual trying to extract all its corners, cause I think it´s a good example from Peñas Blancas Mine.



IMG_8621.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29mm x 93mm x 18mm
 Description:
Crazy Tessin habit Quartz.
Backside.
It has a so aleatorial form with diverses kinds of horizontal growth lines and many faces at the top.
 Viewed:  11290 Time(s)

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IMG_8648.2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29mm x 93mm x 18mm
 Description:
Frontal view.
 Viewed:  11298 Time(s)

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IMG_8635.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29mm x 93mm x 18mm
 Description:
The upper face is the clearly translucent side and very smooth all along.
 Viewed:  11297 Time(s)

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IMG_8663.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29mm x 93mm x 18mm
 Description:
Tip detail.
 Viewed:  11277 Time(s)

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IMG_8666.3.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 29mm x 93mm x 18mm
 Description:
This is the face with some natural notches that look like white stars.
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2017 12:08    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Celestine from Sakoany, Majunga, Madagascar.
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Calcite from Hunan, China.



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 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 74mm x 54mm x 62mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11189 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 74mm x 54mm x 62mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11208 Time(s)

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IMG_7229.1.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 35mm x 44mm x 40mm
 Description:
With a internal rainbow.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2017 12:57    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Pyrite from Boyacá, Colombia.

Octahedral Pyrite cluster from the Muzo mining district.



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 42mm x 31mm x 62mm
 Description:
Octahedral Pyrite cluster from the Muzo mining district.
 Viewed:  11108 Time(s)

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IMG_7043.1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 42mm x 31mm x 62mm
 Description:
Octahedral Pyrite cluster from the Muzo mining district.
 Viewed:  11115 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2018 15:09    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Geode of sparkling quartz from Smara, Western Sahara, Morocco.

Both halves of this geode have sparkling brightness of white quartz crystals. The two halves fit perfectly together, and there is a hole.
I like the contrast between the beauty inside and the unattractive outside.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Smara (Esmara), Western Sahara, Morocco
 Dimensions: 66mm x 56mm x 57mm
 Description:
Both halves of this geode have sparkling brightness of white quartz crystals. The two halves fit perfectly together, and there is a hole.I like the contrast between the beauty inside and the unattractive outside.
 Viewed:  11062 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Smara (Esmara), Western Sahara, Morocco
 Dimensions: 66mm x 56mm x 57mm
 Description:
Both halves of this geode have sparkling brightness of white quartz crystals.
 Viewed:  11053 Time(s)

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IMG_8878.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Smara (Esmara), Western Sahara, Morocco
 Dimensions: 66mm x 56mm x 57mm
 Description:
The two halves fit perfectly together, and there is a hole.
 Viewed:  11032 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2018 07:21    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Santander, Colombia.

Large crystal showing like a sword.
It has two very wide parallel faces, and a pearly interior that is not quite clear at the base.
The clarity is increasing to the top, where we see an interesting curvy sculpture of milky smoke.
With some Goethite in the corner.
Perfectly cut to look inclined.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 86mm x 60mm x 35mm. Main crystal size: 93mm x 26mm x 11mm.
 Description:
Large crystal showing like a sword. It has two very wide parallel faces, and a pearly interior that is not quite clear at the base. The clarity is increasing to the top, where we see an interesting curvy sculpture of milky smoke. With some Goethite in the corner. Perfectly cut to look inclined.
 Viewed:  10952 Time(s)

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IMG_6985.2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 86mm x 60mm x 35mm. Main crystal size: 93mm x 26mm x 11mm.
 Description:
Large crystal showing like a sword. It has two very wide parallel faces, and a pearly interior that is not quite clear at the base. The clarity is increasing to the top, where we see an interesting curvy sculpture of milky smoke. With some Goethite in the corner. Perfectly cut to look inclined.
 Viewed:  10957 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 86mm x 60mm x 35mm. Main crystal size: 93mm x 26mm x 11mm.
 Description:
Large crystal showing like a sword. It has two very wide parallel faces, and a pearly interior that is not quite clear at the base. The clarity is increasing to the top, where we see an interesting curvy sculpture of milky smoke. With some Goethite in the corner. Perfectly cut to look inclined.
 Viewed:  10987 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2018 10:30    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Gypsum from Cádiz, Spain.

Siderite from Almería, Spain.



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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
San Ramón saltworks, Prado del Rey, Comarca Sierra de Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 45mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10891 Time(s)

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IMG_8992.1.jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
San Ramón saltworks, Prado del Rey, Comarca Sierra de Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 45mm x 40mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10894 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Jaroso ravine, Almagrera Range, Cuevas del Almanzora, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 42mm x 33mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10889 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Jaroso ravine, Almagrera Range, Cuevas del Almanzora, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 50mm x 42mm x 33mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10890 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 05:58    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Boyacá, Colombia.

Crystal Quartz point complex at the tip, with horizontal striations and what could be a secondary growth in one of its faces.



IMG_9042.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 60mm x 18mm
 Description:
Crystal Quartz point complex at the tip, with horizontal striations and what could be a secondary growth in one of its faces.
 Viewed:  10838 Time(s)

IMG_9042.1.jpg



IMG_9062.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 60mm x 18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10815 Time(s)

IMG_9062.1.jpg



IMG_9050.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 60mm x 18mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10834 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2018 07:04    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Calcite from Málaga, Spain.

Calcite colorless cubes with white phantoms on intense yellow limonite matrix.



IMG_9004.1.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 112mm x 76mm x 33mm
 Description:
Calcite colorless cubes with white phantoms on intense yellow limonite matrix.
 Viewed:  10748 Time(s)

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IMG_9013.1.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 112mm x 76mm x 33mm
 Description:
Calcite colorless cubes with white phantoms on intense yellow limonite matrix.
 Viewed:  10754 Time(s)

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IMG_9006.1.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 112mm x 76mm x 33mm
 Description:
Calcite colorless cubes with white phantoms on intense yellow limonite matrix.
 Viewed:  10774 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 112mm x 76mm x 33mm
 Description:
Here we see the intense yellow limonite matrix.
 Viewed:  10756 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2018 10:26    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Spodumene (variety kunzite) from North West Frontier, Pakistan.

Bicolor Spodumene (kunzite) crystal with a complete termination at the tip.
Lilac and soft pink at the base and to the top, and pale yellow almost colorless in the middle.

The top and low part of the crystal reveals the deepest lilac color.



IMG_8806.1.jpg
 Mineral: Spodumene (variety kunzite)
 Locality:
Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 38mm x 33mm x 17mm
 Description:
Bicolor Spodumene (kunzite) crystal with a complete termination at the tip. Lilac and soft pink at the base and to the top, and pale yellow almost colorless in the middle. The top and lower part of the crystal reveals the deepest lilac color.
 Viewed:  10698 Time(s)

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IMG_8785.2.jpg
 Mineral: Spodumene (variety kunzite)
 Locality:
Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 38mm x 33mm x 17mm
 Description:
Backside. Here we see better the bicolor condition.
 Viewed:  10670 Time(s)

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IMG_8069.1.jpg
 Mineral: Spodumene (variety kunzite)
 Locality:
Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 38mm x 33mm x 17mm
 Description:
Bicolor Spodumene (kunzite) crystal with a complete termination at the tip. Lilac and soft pink at the base and to the top, and pale yellow almost colorless in the middle. The top and lower part of the crystal reveals the deepest lilac color.
 Viewed:  10676 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2018 12:03    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Spodumene (variety kunzite) from Afghanistan.

This is the cousin of the previous post. From that one stone this gem is born.
The use of the kunzite in jewelry is recent. It is a brilliant crystal that presents delicate tones lilac, pink or violet.

Cut and polished lilac gem kunzite crystal that exhibits a vitreous luster.
Clearly a Colombian purchase cause they write kunsite with “s” instead of the “z”.
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Magnetite from Badajoz, Spain.

Octahedral Magnetite crystals of 2/3mm length on black rock matrix.

In memory of Juan Carlos Agua who gave me this specimen and who passed away too young perhaps two years ago.



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 Mineral: Spodumene (variety kunzite)
 Locality:
Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 11mm x 5´5mm x 3mm
 Description:
Cut and polished lilac gem kunzite crystal that exhibits a vitreous luster.
Clearly a Colombian purchase cause they write kunsite with “s” instead of the “z”.
 Viewed:  10592 Time(s)

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IMG_8045.1.jpg
 Mineral: Spodumene (variety kunzite)
 Locality:
Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 11mm x 5´5mm x 3mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10595 Time(s)

IMG_8045.1.jpg



IMG_8092.1.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Santa Bárbara open cut, San Guillermo Mining Group, Valuengo, Jerez de los Caballeros, Comarca Sierra Suroeste, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
 Dimensions: 62mm x 51mm x 30mm
 Description:
Octahedral Magnetite crystals of 2/3mm length on black rock matrix. In memory of Juan Carlos Agua who gave me this specimen and who passed away too young perhaps two years ago.
 Viewed:  10596 Time(s)

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IMG_8105.2.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Santa Bárbara open cut, San Guillermo Mining Group, Valuengo, Jerez de los Caballeros, Comarca Sierra Suroeste, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
 Dimensions: 62mm x 51mm x 30mm
 Description:
Octahedral Magnetite crystals of 2/3mm length on black rock matrix.
 Viewed:  10595 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2018 07:39    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Boyacá, Colombia.

I think it may be a Muzo habit Quartz rather than Tessin habit, acquired in December 2017 in Medellín downtown.
In a crystal with Muzo habit the m prism faces consist of alternating z and m faces. These alternating types of faces can be well visible but also almost absent.

Muzo habit Quartz with the cross section of the upper half presenting four faces, while the lower part remains six sided though very two of them are narrow.
This piece has growth with very defined striations all along the three faces.



IMG_8598.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 86mm x 20mm
 Description:
Muzo habit Quartz with the cross section of the upper half presenting four faces, while the lower part remains six sided though very narrow two of them.
This piece has growth with very defined striations all along the three faces.
 Viewed:  10482 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 86mm x 20mm
 Description:
Muzo habit Quartz with the cross section of the upper half presenting four faces, while the lower part remains six sided though very narrow two of them.
This piece has growth with very defined striations all along the three faces.
 Viewed:  10493 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 27mm x 86mm x 20mm
 Description:
Muzo habit Quartz with the cross section of the upper half presenting four faces, while the lower part remains six sided though very narrow two of them.
This piece has growth with very defined striations all along the three faces.
 Viewed:  10520 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2018 07:36    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz (variety agate) from Almería, Spain.

Field collected in summer 2015.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety agate)
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 42mm x 30mm x 34mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10392 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety agate)
 Locality:
María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 42mm x 30mm x 34mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10412 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2018 07:29    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Gypsum from Cuenca, Spain.

A gift from me presiding a large table in my sister´s home. It´s one of the biggest specimen that I got in the deposit.



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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Los Villares, La Almarcha, Comarca La Mancha Alta, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 33cm x 24cm x 30cm
 Description:
A gift from me presiding a large table in my sister´s home. It´s one of the biggest specimen that I got in the deposit.
 Viewed:  10338 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gypsum
 Locality:
Los Villares, La Almarcha, Comarca La Mancha Alta, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
 Dimensions: 33cm x 24cm x 30cm
 Description:
It´s one of the biggest specimen that I got in the deposit.
 Viewed:  10349 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2018 08:42    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Boyacá, Colombia.

It has a hexagonal elongated cross section with two main faces.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 57mm x 11mm
 Description:
It has a hexagonal elongated cross section with two main faces.
 Viewed:  10215 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 57mm x 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10190 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 57mm x 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10227 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2018 16:19    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Beryl from Muzo, Colombia.

Massive emerald specimen with a vitreous crystal and Pyrite points.

Acquired in Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca Department, in winter 2014. In the deepest jewelry in the world, 180 meters under the Cundinamarca´s green ground.



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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 34mm x 28mm
 Description:
Massive emerald specimen with a vitreous crystal and Pyrite points.
 Viewed:  10036 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 34mm x 28mm
 Description:
Backside.
 Viewed:  10073 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 34mm x 28mm
 Description:
Massive emerald specimen with a vitreous crystal and Pyrite points.
 Viewed:  10048 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2018 12:16    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Blue Baryte from Cartagena (Murcia), Spain.

Azurite from Almería, Spain.



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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: 73mm x 62mm x 36mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9954 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Dimensions: 73mm x 62mm x 36mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9981 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Reformada Mine, El Pinar de Bédar, Bédar, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: FOV 7 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9979 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2018 13:42    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Peñas Blancas, Colombia.

A very defined growth lines in this copy.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 56mm x 32mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9821 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 56mm x 32mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9817 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Peñas Blancas Mine, Municipio San Pablo de Borbur, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 56mm x 32mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9843 Time(s)

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