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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2020 16:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz (variety prase) and Microcline from Estella, Navarre, Spain.

Gray quartz needles naturally broken by matrix movements on the rise to the surface. Small white Microcline crystals are also present on the quartz taking butterfly profiles.

From a new find, occurred in 2017, comes this strange material in the Spanish mineralogy.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase), Microcline
 Locality:
Estella diapir outcrops, Estella, Comarca Tierra Estella, Merindad Estella, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain
 Dimensions: 35mm x 42mm x 20mm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase), Microcline
 Locality:
Estella diapir outcrops, Estella, Comarca Tierra Estella, Merindad Estella, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain
 Dimensions: 35mm x 46mm x 52mm
 Description:
Gray quartz needles naturally broken by matrix movements on the rise to the surface. Small white Microcline crystals are also present on the quartz taking butterfly profiles.
 Viewed:  5021 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2020 06:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Bolivar, Antioquia Department, Colombia. (Nº-85).

Elongated and narrow crystal with some curved face and finished in two points that hold another small quartz between them.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 70mm x 22mm
 Description:
(Nº-85).
 Viewed:  4915 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Municipio Bolívar, Vélez Province, Santander Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 36mm x 70mm x 22mm
 Description:
Elongated and narrow crystal with some curved face and finished in two points that hold another small quartz between them. (Nº-85).
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2020 06:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Naica, Mexico.

Deep purple Fluorite cube with darker marks like a cow.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 48mm x 36mm x 34mm
 Description:
Deep purple Fluorite cube with darker marks like a cow.
 Viewed:  4798 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 48mm x 36mm x 34mm
 Description:
Under backlight.
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2020 06:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Topaz from Brazil.

Clear orange Topaz crystal (Imperial Topaz) with pyramidal termination and yellow, orange and red inclusions.

Ex - Joan Astor, who was a great Spanish collector. I´m happy to have been able to acquire this. Enric Kucera, an old and known dealer, sold this topaz to Mr. Astor in 1975.

It´s most likely from Ouro Petro, Minas Gerais, Brazil, but the original label only says Brazil.



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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 8mm x 17mm x 6mm
 Description:
Ex - Joan Astor.
 Viewed:  4676 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 8mm x 17mm x 6mm
 Description:
Backside.
Clear orange Topaz crystal (Imperial Topaz) with pyramidal termination and yellow, orange and red inclusions.
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2020 06:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca from Nashik District, Nashik, Maharastra, India.

Two Stilbite bow ties crossed over orange Heuladite dog tooth crystals on matrix.



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 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 36mm x 68mm x 42mm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: 36mm x 68mm x 42mm
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2020 16:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Nice piece of Stilbite, precious
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2020 17:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi José Luis.
Thank you very much for your kind words.
I hope you´re well.


Quartz from Segovia, Antioquia, Colombia. (Nº-82).

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Chalcopyrite from Alimon Mine, Huaron, Pasco, Peru.

Chalcopyrite with minor Quartz crystals on the surface.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Segovia, Northeastern, Antioquia Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 25mm x 52mm x 23mm
 Description:
(Nº-82).
 Viewed:  4421 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron mining district, Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 64mm x 50mm x 32mm
 Description:
Chalcopyrite with minor Quartz crystals on the surface.
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2020 09:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Elbaite (variety indicolite) from Brazil.

Pale blue, green and finally yellowish Elbaite.

A very good price piece, almost given away, at Jordi’s stand at Expominerales Madrid 2020, three weeks ago.

Thank you boss.



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 Mineral: Elbaite (variety indicolite)
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 4mm x 27mm x 4mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4358 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite (variety indicolite)
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 4mm x 27mm x 4mm
 Description:
Pale blue, green and finally yellowish Elbaite.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2020 17:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Fluorite from Jiangxi, China.

It´s blue fluorescent under dealer´s UV torch.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 74mm x 53mm x 32mm
 Description:
Globular translucent Fluorite with deep green core.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2020 05:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Buriticá, Antioquia Department, Colombia. (Nº-86).

Main crystal born cloudy but becames clearer at the top where we find a subtle smoke.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Buriticá, Occidente Province, Antioquia Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 57mm x 71mm x 32mm
 Description:
(Nº-86).
 Viewed:  3918 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Buriticá, Occidente Province, Antioquia Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 57mm x 71mm x 32mm
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Main crystal born cloudy but becames clearer at the top where we find a subtle smoke. (Nº-86).
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2020 07:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Topaz from Brazil.

Single clear orange Topaz crystal (Imperial Topaz) with pyramidal termination and yellow, orange and red inclusions.

Ex-Joan Astor. Acquired by him in 1975.



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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 11mm x 10mm x 8mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3704 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 11mm x 10mm x 8mm
 Description:
Imperial Topaz.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2020 06:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Pyrite from Navajún, La Rioja, Spain.

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Quartz from Arrayanes Mine, Linares, Jaén, Spain.



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 25mm x 34mm x 25mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3510 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Arrayanes Mine, Distrito Linares-La Carolina, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain
 Dimensions: 92mm x 85mm x 66mm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2020 07:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Quartz from Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia. (Nº-7)


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 74mm x 95mm x 48mm
 Description:
Frontal view. (Nº-7).
 Viewed:  3264 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 74mm x 95mm x 48mm
 Description:
Backside. (Nº-7).
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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2020 12:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Aragonite from Spain.

With me maybe nearly 45 years. I´ve found my first mineral that I can remember.

It´s a prismatic Aragonite crystal most likely from Guadalajara Province in Spain, but I don´t know. I´ve placed this “historic piece” on a plinth and I´ve dated it around 1975.

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Pyrite from Navajún, La Rioja, Spain.



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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Spain
 Dimensions: 22mm x 40mm x 17mm
 Description:
My first mineral that I can remember.
 Viewed:  3057 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 36mm x 42mm x 32mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3057 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2020 13:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hello Firmo,

The hexagonal patterns on the face remind me of benzene rings, distorted of course ;-)

Stay safe.

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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2020 09:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Don.

Nice to hear from you.

Perhaps Kekulé had his own Navajun pyrite before the dream where atoms danced until they united and closed the ring of the benzene structure ;)

There are mineral shapes that can be very inspiring.
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2020 10:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
With me maybe nearly 45 years. I´ve found my first mineral that I can remember. It´s a prismatic Aragonite crystal most likely from Guadalajara Province in Spain, but I don´t know. I´ve placed this “historic piece” on a plinth and I´ve dated it around 1975.



Your very first rock?


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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 09:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Tobi wrote:

Your very first rock?

:-)


Hi Tobi.

The state of alarm for Covid-19 and this quarantine is allowing me to rummage and dig through the boxes of minerals I have.

And it’s great to discover old pieces you had no memory of.

The aragonite in question is broken and has several nicks, but as a child I found amazing the hexagonal prism formation, although very blurred, and its straight lines.

Regards to Germany.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 10:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Firmo Espinar wrote:
Tobi wrote:

Your very first rock? :-)
Hi Tobi.
The state of alarm for Covid-19 and this quarantine is allowing me to rummage and dig through the boxes of minerals I have.
And it’s great to discover old pieces you had no memory of.
The aragonite in question is broken and has several nicks, but as a child I found amazing the hexagonal prism formation, although very blurred, and its straight lines.
Regards to Germany.

Hi Firmo, I think terms of quality that you developed as an experienced collector are not important when you look back on your first rock. My first one is just a tiny 4 cm Huanzala pyrite and I keep it in a box in the bottom of my showcase. It may have a "value" of 50 Cent but it is a precious memory of my first encounter with minerals and of the beginning of a life-long passion :-)

Best regards back to Colombia
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2020 07:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar  

Hi Tobi.

That’s exactly what you’re saying.

I was explaining that it’s broken from playing with.

Now a...

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Fluorite from Naica, Mexico.

Light purple Fluorite cubes.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 57mm x 56mm x 35mm
 Description:
Light purple Fluorite cubes.
 Viewed:  2588 Time(s)

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