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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2020 12:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I know these Spanish dolomites and yes, they look a litle bit similar ... but I also think my specimen looks first of all like a Tsumeb calcite ;-)
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2020 13:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
I know these Spanish dolomites and yes, they look a litle bit similar ... but I also think my specimen looks first of all like a Tsumeb calcite ;-)

Calcite Tobi, you be right... 😏
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2020 15:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
James Catmur wrote:
It would be hard to photograph - I love it too
Thank you, James :-)
jose luis jara jara wrote:
Hi Tobi, that piece sure is Calcite, it sounds more like Dolomite
I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean. This is a typical and distinctive Tsumeb calcite, what do you mean with "sounds like dolomite"?


Tobi, I just wanted to comment that the piece looked like Dolomite
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2020 03:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

jose luis jara jara wrote:
Tobi, I just wanted to comment that the piece looked like Dolomite
Ok Jose, now I understand ;-) And yes, there's some similarity, many carbonate minerals appear in such a shape (calcite, dolomite, ankerite, rhodochrosite, siderite).

By the way, what the photo doesn't show: The calcite is not colourless but pale light-pink, I think this is caused by hematite.

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 06:05    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Fluorite from England - new find from a classic locality:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, United Kingdom England
 Dimensions: Specimen size 18 cm, largest crystal 8 cm
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original photo © Günther Gerndt
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 06:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hello, Tobi.

A wonderful fluorite for size, shape and colors.
Many compliments.

Stay safe.
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 08:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

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Fluorite from England - new find from a classic locality:


Tobi - very nice Greenlaws fluorite and a wonderful addition to your collection. Check out the fluorescence if you have a UV light. The Greenlaws fluorite in my collection shows a beautiful purple fluoresce.

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 11:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Fluorite from England - new find from a classic locality:


Wow, that’s quite a specimen, and from England! Very beautiful.

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 12:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you guys!
Michael, I don't have a UV lamp, but I know that Greenlaws fluorite shows a beautiful blue/purple fluorescence.

Here's another new fluorite, from China, it's from Zhejiang Province and the provided locality was "Suichang Co., Lishui Pref." but I never heard of that, can anyone confirm this or tell me the exact locality?



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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 18 cm, largest crystal balls 1,5 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 14:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

The last addition so far, another fluorite from China:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Sanming Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 14 cm, largest crystal 3,5 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2020 17:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi, very beautiful additions to your Fluorite sub-collection.
The shape and color of the Lishui Prefecture's one are unusual.
And, since I like big pieces, I see with pleasure that you are more and more increasing the size of your specimens.

Warm greetings.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2020 04:40    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Thank you Sante! All of them are really nice fluorites, yes, and I appreciate them very much as additions to my collection. I also like big(ger) pieces but money and space are limited so I already struggle with where to place them without the showcase looking too crowded. I only have one showcase and because many of the latest additions were larger I'm at the space-limit ... But that will force me to discard some minor specimens and that will increase the quality of the whole collection :-)

Best regards & stay safe!
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2020 05:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Some beautiful fluorites. The English one was collected by German people, no ? Ì think I met them in SMAM 2019.

Take care Tobi.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2020 07:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Some beautiful fluorites. The English one were collected by German people, no? I think I met they in SMAM 2019.
Hi Dany, as far as I know the new mining workings at Greenlaws that started some years ago are done by Peter Ward, and I'm sure he's from England ...
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2020 10:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Tobi wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
Some beautiful fluorites. The English one were collected by German people, no? I think I met they in SMAM 2019.
Hi Dany, as far as I know the new mining workings at Greenlaws that started some years ago are done by Peter Ward, and I'm sure he's from England ...


Thank you for your information. You're right. Maybe it was the 39 degrees in SMAM that cooked my brain.

Have a nice evening.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2020 14:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

I finally managed to make my own photos of my new fluorites (photos above were made by the previous owner):


SanmFLUO.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Sanming Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 14 cm, largest crystal 3,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2816 Time(s)

SanmFLUO.JPG



LishuiFLUO.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 18 cm, largest crystal balls 1,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2815 Time(s)

LishuiFLUO.JPG



GreenlFLUO.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, United Kingdom England
 Dimensions: Specimen size 18 cm, largest crystal 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2818 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 04:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi - one million views :-)  

I just realized that I got the Red Star for one million views in this thread, THANK YOU ALL for so much interest in my humble collection! I hope this forum will last, it's a great community of mineral friends and I feel really honored that this topic has so many views. There are many collections here that are better and many of you make better photos of their specimens, the more it's an honor!

Thank you so much!
Best regards from Germany, I hope you all will stay safe!
Tobi
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 04:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi - one million views :-)  

Tobi wrote:

I just realized that I got the Red Star for one million views in this thread, THANK YOU ALL for so much interest in my humble collection! I hope this forum will last, it's a great community of mineral friends and I feel really honored that this topic has so many views. There are many collections here that are better and many of you make better photos of their specimens, the more it's an honor!

Thank you so much!
Best regards from Germany, I hope you all will stay safe!
Tobi



Congratulations Tobi!


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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 06:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hi, Tobi.

It's with great pleasure that I congratulate on this new star.
Just your enthusiasm, beyond the beauty of your minerals, would have been enough to deserve it...

A very warm greeting.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 11:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Tobi  

Hi Tobi.

Congratulations on your Red Star one million hits.

Very nice collection and all large pieces.

We always learn something from your contributions.

Please keep posting looking for the following level.

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