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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2012 07:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Hi to everybody! It happened to me as well to find something among the rocks in a railway station: in my collection I have a good calcite drusa I found in San Remo, Italy, close to the French border Ventimiglia/Menton, right within the railway rocks! I ask myself what would have happened if a train got on it! And in a second time it happened to me in Lavrion, Greece, where it's not so seldom to find some azurite or malachite specimen among the railway rocks!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.


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well, the circumstances of the find i never heard of. Hence thanks for mentioning it;-) Do you know when exactly these quartzes have been found?

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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2012 11:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

A white calcite scalenohedron on brown matrix vom Dal'negorsk, Russia:
(Photo © by vendor and previous owner Karlheinz Gerl)



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Calcite
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
65 x 35 x 25 mm
 Viewed:  20823 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2012 14:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Nice scalenohedron of calcite. Very similar to the ones from Elmwood, Tennessee. I think it would also be interesting to view it in other positions if you have the time (and the patience) to get your own shots.
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2012 07:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Quite similar to Elmwood, Carles, but completely colourless. Maybe i'll take some more shots soon, but first another specimen:

Galena from famous mining district of Trepča (former Yugoslavia, now Kosovo). The specimen had several previous owners and came with an assortment of older labels. Now it has one more ;-)



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Galena with calcite and rhodochrosite
Trepca complex, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
60 x 40 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  20630 Time(s)

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Trepca galena labels
Largest one 105 x 75 mm
 Viewed:  20611 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2012 10:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Vanadinite from Mibladen/Morocco, from a find in 2009.
(Photo © by vendor and previous owner Willfried Kittler)



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Mibladen, Morocco
35 x 30 x 20 mm, largest crystal 13 mm
 Viewed:  20570 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 14:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

A new year - a new era of labels ;)

I think of using this as my new label style for the display collection (40 x 25 mm), what do you think about the layout?



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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2012 15:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

They look like to me fine, delicate labels. I do like them. Maybe they have lost something of their previous German atmosphere. But the German language is always "German enough".

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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2012 10:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

I think i know what you mean, Antonio ;-) But i think my new ones look better than all others before. So let's go back to specimen pictures: After the vanadinite picture above was a poor picture made by the previous owner, here are new photos i made of that new addition, together with the new label.


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Vanadinite
Mibladen, Morocco
35 x 30 x 20 mm, largest crystal 13 mm
 Viewed:  20232 Time(s)

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Mibladen, Morocco
35 x 30 x 20 mm, largest crystal 13 mm
 Viewed:  20240 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2012 11:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Fluorite. Grube Beihilfe (Beihilfe Mine), Halsbrücke near Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. 70 x 45 x 35 mm. Specimen consists completely of multi-coloured fluorite (yellow/green/brown).


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Grube Beihilfe (Beihilfe Mine), Halsbrücke near Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
70 x 45 x 35 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2012 07:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

- Old specimen
- Better photo
- After trimming

Calcite. Rammelsbach Quarry, Palatinate, Germany. 110 x 90 x 70 mm.



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Rammelsbach Quarry, Palatinate, Germany
110 x 90 x 70 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2012 11:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia. A 18 mm water-clear fluorite on brown matrix.


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Dal'negorsk, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
50 x 25 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  19979 Time(s)

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 Description:
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Dal'negorsk, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
50 x 25 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  20001 Time(s)

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Dal'negorsk, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
50 x 25 x 30 mm
 Viewed:  20016 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2012 07:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

A fine German classic from the famous Siegerland mining region:


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Stahlberg Mine, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
60 x 50 x 25 mm, largest crystal 10 mm
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2012 09:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Another galena, came from an older collection of worldwide classics - and is slightly heavier than the one above ;-)


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Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
90 x 60 x 60 mm, longest crystal edge 35 mm
 Viewed:  19836 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2012 04:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

A black garnet from Mali:


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Andradite (var. Melanite)
Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
80 x 65 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  19738 Time(s)

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 Description:
Andradite (var. Melanite)
Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
80 x 65 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  19738 Time(s)

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Andradite (var. Melanite)
Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
80 x 65 x 40 mm
 Viewed:  19781 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2012 10:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Once more a reason why i love minerals from Namibia - a Brandberg amethyst with a really screaming colour (hard to capture on photo):


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Amethyst
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
120 x 75 x 50 mm, largest crystal 25 mm
 Viewed:  19720 Time(s)

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Amethyst
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
120 x 75 x 50 mm, largest crystal 25 mm
 Viewed:  19727 Time(s)

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Amethyst
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Main crystal (height 25 mm)

Additional picture to show the sharp-edged zoning of the main crystal in back light.
 Viewed:  19723 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2012 10:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Good photos and aesthetic specimens!
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2012 09:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Thank you, Carles. I often struggle with mineral photographing, some specimens simply drive me up the wall when i try to capture them. There are many differences between the specimens. For example the small galena from Siegerland above - only a few shots and i had this picture, which i would consider as the best mineral photo i ever took ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/stahlberg_670.jpg )

This fluorite wasn't that easy to capture, thus the picture is by far not as good as the really fine one of the small galena above :-(



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Fluorite
Clara Mine, Black Forest, Germany
60 x 60 x 40 mm, longest crystal edge 25 mm
 Viewed:  19664 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2012 10:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Tobias,
I think the Fluorite photo turned out well.
I agree with you about the difficulty in taking photos. Sometimes I only need to take a single shot to get a good photo. Other times, after 40 or so shots I just give up and pick the best one, sometime none are good. Often it is with glassy minerals (but not always). Often it is with dark minerals on white minerals.
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2012 11:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

I'm glad not to be only one with this problem - but i knew before that i am not ;-) I remember Carles often telling me that he has really long sessions until he gets some of his specimens captured. Really comforting that you also know this problem ;-)

Here's again an example of a specimen that made it really easy for me to take a picture (old specimen, MUCH better photo):

My next challenge is a new specimen of smoky quartz from the Alps. I hope i can publish some photos today, but i know yet that this specimen will not be easy to capture. Large clear crystals, many light reflections ... but as i said: It is a challenge, so let's face it :-)



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Wulfenite with mimetite
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
50 x 40 x 35 mm
 Viewed:  19710 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2012 11:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobias Martin  

Again: Old specimen, MUCH better photo:


Weardale2.JPG
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Fluorite with galena
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
80 x 70 x 30 mm, largest crystal 20 mm
 Viewed:  19704 Time(s)

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