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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2018 17:28    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-6).

Flat and very slim Quartz crystal with smoke inside and little brothers in one face.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 57mm x 17mm
 Description:
Flat and very slim Quartz crystal with smoke inside... (Nº-6).
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 38mm x 57mm x 17mm
 Description:
... and little brothers in one face.
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2018 05:36    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from La Belleza, Vélez, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-29).

Transparent Quartz crystal with regular hexagon cross section and a great white phantom showing the pyramidal internal faces. With more little crystals downstairs. It is flawless all around.

This comes from La Belleza (The Beauty) also a new Colombian locality in my collection.
Now I know that some of the specimens i have labeled only from Santander Department come from this little municipio at the south of Santander, nearby the municipio Bolívar and the municipio Florián where there are quartz areas.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87mm x 51mm x 38mm
 Description:
Transparent Quartz crystal with regular hexagon cross section and a great white phantom showing the pyramidal internal faces. With more little crystals downstairs. (Nº-29).
 Viewed:  4279 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87mm x 51mm x 38mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4267 Time(s)

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IMG_5192.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87mm x 51mm x 38mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4281 Time(s)

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IMG_5199.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 87mm x 51mm x 38mm
 Description:
Transparent Quartz crystal with regular hexagon cross section and a great white phantom showing the pyramidal internal faces. With more little crystals downstairs. (Nº-29).
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2018 12:40    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Lovely quartz!
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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2019 05:33    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Thank you very much Pierre.

Glad that you like.

I was able to obtain four specimens from the same find with the white phantoms. The dealer had eight units and didn´t want to sell me any more, but i was lucky to purchase these crystals.

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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2019 13:17    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-35).

Needle Quartz crystals.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 44mm x 28mm
 Description:
Needle Quartz crystals. (Nº-35).
 Viewed:  4145 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 44mm x 28mm
 Description:
Quartz. (Nº-35).
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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2019 06:42    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-30).

Quartz crystals in matrix. The main crystal is translucent and has a light brown inclusion, surely Goethite.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 103mm x 80mm x 66mm. Main crystal 60mm x 24mm x 21mm
 Description:
Quartz crystals in matrix. The main crystal is translucent and has a light brown inclusion, surely Goethite. (Nº-30).
 Viewed:  4039 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 103mm x 80mm x 66mm. Main crystal 60mm x 24mm x 21mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4033 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 103mm x 80mm x 66mm. Main crystal 60mm x 24mm x 21mm
 Description:
Quartz crystals in matrix. The main crystal is translucent and has a light brown inclusion, surely Goethite. (Nº-30).
 Viewed:  4044 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 103mm x 80mm x 66mm. Main crystal 60mm x 24mm x 21mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2019 16:26    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Stichtite from Barberton, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Uncommon carbonate of chromium and magnesium that comes from only a very few sources, and named after Robert Sticht, director of a mining corporation.

Lilac to pale pink coloured showing a pearly aspect and a greasy touch. It´s a fibrous, flexible and floating specimen of this mineral with a very low hardness between 1,5 and 2.



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 Mineral: Stichtite
 Locality:
Kaapsche Hoop, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 31mm x 42mm x 25mm
 Description:
Lilac to pale pink coloured showing a pearly aspect and a greasy touch. It´s a fibrous, flexible and floating specimen of this mineral with a very low hardness between 1,5 and 2.
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 Mineral: Stichtite
 Locality:
Kaapsche Hoop, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 31mm x 42mm x 25mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 10:42    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-4).

Single doubly terminated Quartz crystal that seems to be cut in half and folded to obtain an armchair.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 46mm x 35mm x 14mm
 Description:
Single doubly terminated quartz crystal that seems to be cut in half and folded to obtain an armchair. (Nº-4).
 Viewed:  3898 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 46mm x 35mm x 14mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3885 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 46mm x 35mm x 14mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2019 07:01    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Bolívar, Vélez, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-33).

One of my biggest doubly terminated quartz crystal has an extreme with two pyramids and some rainbows. Also has three internal fractures, two of them are parallels, one is obvious by touch and the smaller one looks like a shiny cloud and is as nice as hard to photograph.

It´s untouched; it is difficult because the miners don´t take usually care. In the label the weight: 453 gr.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 122mm x 65mm x 57mm
 Description:
This doubly terminated Quartz crystal has an extreme with two pyramids and some rainbows. (Nº-33).
 Viewed:  3790 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 122mm x 65mm x 57mm
 Description:
Also has three internal fractures, two of them are parallels, one is obvious by touch and the smaller one looks like a shiny cloud and is as nice as hard to photograph.
 Viewed:  3777 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 122mm x 65mm x 57mm
 Description:
An internal fracture is obvious by touch in this face.
 Viewed:  3787 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 122mm x 65mm x 57mm.
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3783 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 122mm x 65mm x 57mm
 Description:
A rainbow detail.
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2019 11:50    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-36).

Slim main Quartz crystal with some needles and a yellow Goethite ball.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 30mm x 63mm x 18mm
 Description:
Nº-36.
 Viewed:  3696 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 30mm x 63mm x 18mm
 Description:
Slim main Quartz crystal with some needles and a yellow Goethite ball. (Nº-36).
 Viewed:  3693 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 30mm x 63mm x 18mm
 Description:
Embedded biterminated bent crystal in the backside.
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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2019 09:41    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Siderite from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia.

Floating pseudo cube of thick and shiny greenish color Siderite forming scales in some faces.



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 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 62mm x 58mm x 42mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3601 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 62mm x 58mm x 42mm
 Description:
Floating pseudo cube of thick and shiny greenish color Siderite forming scales in some faces.
 Viewed:  3606 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 62mm x 58mm x 42mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 09:59    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from San Cristobal, Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-32).

Cloudy Quartz at the base with inclusions like smoke and a clear top.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22mm x 76mm x 16mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3475 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
San Cristobal, Municipio Suaita, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 22mm x 76mm x 16mm
 Description:
Cloudy Quartz at the base with inclusions like smoke and a clear top. (Nº-32).
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2019 12:19    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Franjungle, Nice quartz examples, but I do not agree that your last pictured example is "milky quartz" at the base. To me it is cloudy or partially translucent quartz, but not milky.

The terminology may be semantics and nothing more, but I reserve the term "milky quartz" for fully saturated quartz crystals with the color white. BOB
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2019 04:16    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Bob. Thanks for your message. I agree with you. Fixed up.

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Quartz from La Belleza, Vélez, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-34).

Small needle Quartz crystals with black Siderite.



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 Mineral: Quartz and Siderite
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 25mm x 36mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3352 Time(s)

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IMG_6186.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz and Siderite
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 25mm x 36mm
 Description:
Small needle Quartz crystals with black Siderite. (Nº-34)
 Viewed:  3360 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz and Siderite
 Locality:
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 43mm x 25mm x 36mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3367 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2019 06:30    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-2).

Two main doubly terminated quartzs with some inclusión and smaller crystals.



IMG_6069.1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 71mm x 20mm x 22mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3264 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 71mm x 20mm x 22mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3269 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 71mm x 20mm x 22mm
 Description:
Two main doubly terminated quartzs with some inclusión and smaller crystals. (Nº-2)
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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2019 17:34    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-3).

Slim doubly terminated Quartz crystal.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 35mm x 11mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3175 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 35mm x 11mm
 Description:
Slim doubly terminated Quartz crystal. (Nº-3).
 Viewed:  3190 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 65mm x 35mm x 11mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2019 11:06    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Bolívar, Vélez, Santander Department, Colombia. (Nº-42).

A copy from this locality with a small inclusión at the top of a needle.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 40mm x 24mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3112 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 32mm x 40mm x 24mm
 Description:
A copy from this locality with a small inclusión at the top of a needle. (Nº-42).
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2019 11:40    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-22).

Slim and transparent Quartz crystal with a great fracture and some rainbows.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31mm x 46mm x 8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3011 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31mm x 46mm x 8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3021 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 31mm x 46mm x 8mm
 Description:
Slim and transparent Quartz crystal with a great fracture and some rainbows. (Nº-22).
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2019 04:31    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Faden Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-1).

Couple of slim and flat doubly terminated Quartz crystals. The faden line is a white thread running through both main crystals.
One of them looks like a rocket with three termination points together. Each principal is 7 mm depth.



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 Mineral: Quartz (Faden)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 117mm x 35mm x 16mm
 Description:
(Nº-1)
 Viewed:  2925 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (Faden)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 117mm x 35mm x 16mm
 Description:
The faden line is a white thread running through both main crystals.
 Viewed:  2924 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (Faden)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 117mm x 35mm x 16mm
 Description:
Couple of slim and flat doubly terminated Quartz crystals. (Nº-1).
 Viewed:  2919 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2019 13:10    Post subject: Re: Franjungle Collection  

Hi Franjungle, are these Columbian quartzes a by product while miners look for emerald or do they specifically mine for this quartz?
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