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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2019 17:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Congratulations on the fine Swiss smoky and Brandberg specimen; 2 outstanding specimens.
Thank you Pierre! I really appreciate those specimens, they are both highlights of my collection.
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PostPosted: May 03, 2019 09:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - new photo after trimming:


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 Mineral: Calcite, Stilbite
 Locality:
Sokolovskoe Mine (Sokolovskiy Mine), Rudny, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen height 5 cm, crystal 2,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7660 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 03, 2019 11:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - Pyrite, Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz from Cavnic/Romania:

During a rock swap with a friend yesterday, I could not resist that giant piece, which is my largest specimen now. I call it "The Romanian landscape" and this large specimen from the classic Cavnic locality appeals to me because it really looks like a "history" of mineral growth; the combination in which the quartz and the pyrite were grown on each other and then got coated by calcite and dolomite is just fascinating. My fellow had this specimen for many years and I often held it in my hands, admiring this "landscape" of four different minerals. But when he offered it to me in exchange for some other specimen, I could not say no.
Maybe not a highly aesthetic specimen at first sight, but as a mineral lover I have a lot of joy watching all the details of this huge centerpiece :-)



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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite, Dolomite, Calcite
 Locality:
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7644 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite, Dolomite, Calcite
 Locality:
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25 cm
 Description:
Quite large and heavy ;-)
 Viewed:  7649 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite, Dolomite, Calcite
 Locality:
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: FOV 12 cm
 Description:
A closer look at some parts of the "Romanian landscape"
 Viewed:  7631 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite, Dolomite, Calcite
 Locality:
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25 cm
 Description:
Finally found a place in my cabinet for the new "giant"
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PostPosted: May 04, 2019 02:29    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - new photo after trimming:


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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm, largest pyrite 2 cm
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PostPosted: May 14, 2019 13:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Another large quartz from Madagascar:


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Itremo Massif, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: Specimen size 20 cm, largest crystal 7 cm
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PostPosted: May 24, 2019 13:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

New specimen - classic combination from Tennessee:


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 Mineral: Barite on Sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm, largest barite "ball" 6,5 cm
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PostPosted: May 25, 2019 01:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Nice combination.

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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2019 11:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Rob Schnerr wrote:
Nice combination.
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Thank you, Rob. This specimen was a gift from my friend and fellow collector Kai Bork who actually had it for sale but generously decided to give it to me for free. I was a bit surprised and could hardly find words to thank him :-)
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2019 13:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
New specimen - classic combination from Tennessee:

Quite aesthetic, great contrast of colors, I like it.
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2019 03:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you, Carles :-)
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 07:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen, much better photo:


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 Mineral: Siderite, Quartz
 Locality:
Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 6 cm
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Classic combination from Neudorf, sadly without any galena ;-)
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 07:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen, much better photo:


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 Mineral: Galena, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Pfannenberger Einigkeit Mine, Salchendorf, Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein District, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 07:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hello Tobi,

I love the Siderite piece, it stands out a lot about the Quartz matrix.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 08:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

jose luis jara jara wrote:
Hello Tobi, I love the Siderite piece, it stands out a lot about the Quartz matrix.
Thank you, I also like the contrast of that combination. Sure, Neudorf specimens without galena are far less valuable than the famous galena classics from that locality, nevertheless the siderites on quartz are quite nice even without a sulfidic companion ;-)

Here's another specimen, quartz from Brazil:



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Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: Specimen height 20 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 09:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - much better photo (and a close-up):


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 Mineral: Cavansite, Stilbite
 Locality:
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: Specimen size 12 cm
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 Viewed:  6859 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cavansite, Stilbite
 Locality:
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
 Dimensions: FOV 2 cm
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 Viewed:  6857 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 09:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Old specimen - much better photo (and a close-up):

One of the best specimens I've ever seen
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 10:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

That is a beautiful piece, it is precious to our eyes.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 11:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you, guys, I'm really glad you enjoy my humble collection that much! 😎
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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2019 06:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - much better photo:


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 Mineral: Amethyst with unknown coating
 Locality:
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2019 07:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Old specimen - much better photo:


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 Mineral: Fluorite on calcite
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10,5 cm, largest fluorite crystals 2 cm
 Description:
One of my favourite specimens in my collection, I have it for several years and finally managed to make a good photo
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