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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2016 11:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Another new specimen from Germany:


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Calcite
 Locality:
Artenberg Quarry, Haslach im Kinzigtal, Steinach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 5 cm, largest fluorite 1 cm
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 Viewed:  15571 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2016 12:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

nice group of sulfides
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 00:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thanks Philippe ;-)

Here's a specimen I'm not sure about, concerning this problem: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=366. It is a gemmy beryl crystal and it's from Pakistan (no further information, I guess around Nagar), but I don't know if I should call it beryl, green beryl, heliodor (it is actually rather pale green than yellow), treated aquamarine or whatever:



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 Mineral: Beryl, Muscovite
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Pakistan
 Dimensions: Crystal height 2,5 cm
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 Viewed:  15444 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 02:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Here's a specimen I'm not sure about, concerning this problem: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=366. It is a gemmy beryl crystal and it's from Pakistan (no further information, I guess around Nagar), but I don't know if I should call it beryl, green beryl, heliodor (it is actually rather pale green than yellow), treated aquamarine or whatever:

I have never seen green to yellow beryl from such locality. But label it as beryl period. Unfortunately, the use of varieties is rather confusing and IMHO should be discouraged.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 03:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
But label it as beryl and period.
That's exactly what I did. Maybe not very accurate, but at least it is definitely a correct information.

By the way: Anything new to this topic https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=366 (last post is 4 years old) ...?
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 03:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
That's exactly what I did. Maybe not very accurate, but at least it is definitely a correct information

Entirely accurate.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 09:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

A new addition to my fluorite collection. This specimen is from the Far-East Region of Russia but not from Dal'negorsk. It got the information that it is from the nearby Kavalerovo Mining district, but no further mine was provided. It could be from Silenka Mine, but I don't know for sure, any help is appreciated :-)

By the way: I think I took a good photo that does the beauty of that specimen justice :-)



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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz, Calcite
 Locality:
Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm, largest fluorite 3,5 cm
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 Viewed:  15353 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2016 14:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I love these octahedral crystals. Well defined edges and a good color contrast. Great aesthetics. Especially remarkable the horizon Steve Smale talks about in his book.
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2016 06:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Carles Millan wrote:
I love these octahedral crystals. Well defined edges and a good color contrast. Great aesthetics. Especially remarkable the horizon Steve Smale talks about in his book.
Thank you, Carles, I also like that specimen very much. It doesn't only look nice, I also appreciate that it is from a much rarer and lesser known localiity from the Russian Far-East than Dal'negorsk (Kavalerovo is about 70 km away from Dal'negorsk).
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2016 07:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - better photo (fluorite from Germany):


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Caaschwitz, Bad Köstritz, Greiz, Thuringia/Thüringen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4,5 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2016 07:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - trimmed down to a better shape and with a better photo (lazurite from Afghanistan):


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 Mineral: Lazurite
 Locality:
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 7 cm
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 Viewed:  15184 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 08:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - classic calcite from Germany:


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm, largest crystal 1,4 cm
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 Viewed:  14941 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 09:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - fluorite from the U.S.:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 11,5 cm, largest crystal 1,5 cm
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(Blanchard Mine is one of my favourite fluorite localities because of that great intense colour. I'm happy that I finally could add such a fine specimen from that mine to my collection, only had a minor specimen before)
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 05:58    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - wulfenite from Mexico:


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 Mineral: Wulfenite, Mimetite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm, largest wulfenite 6 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 06:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - rhodochrosite from Kazakhstan:


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Ushkatyn No. 1 deposit, Ushkatyn deposits, Zhayrem, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 7,5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 07:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - apophyllite from India:


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 Mineral: Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8,5 cm, largest crystal 2 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 07:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - finally I got a galena from Neudorf:


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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3,5 cm, largest crystal 2,5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 12:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

neat galena
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 13:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New specimen - finally I got a galena from Neudorf:


Congratulations Tobi on your Neudorf galena.
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2016 13:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New specimen - finally I got a galena from Neudorf:

Hard to find. You've had good luck!
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