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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 19:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

Below is a photo of another of my lanthanide elements, Terbium (500g). It is a very fascinating metal, but I am biased as I find all the chemical elements fascinating.


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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 19:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

A contributor to FMF commented on the apparent similarity of the d-block chemical elements in terms of colour tone. In fact when you place them side by side the subtle differences in hue become very clear in my opinion. Below is a photo of the group 8 elements prior to encapsulation. Before encasing them in plastic it is important to prepare them – cut, clean and polish. Of the three shown in the photo Osmium is the prettiest. It has a beautiful light blue hue, which can be seen when compared to Ruthenium and Iron. The Ruthenium pellets are each 1 troy ounce and the total amount of Osmium encapsulated was also 1 Troy ounce.


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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 19:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

The prettiest element in group 1 is Cesium which has a beautiful golden colour and turns into a liquid on days when the room temperature exceeds 28C. Shown below is my sample of Cesium (10g) floating in plastic. The substrate I used to encase the element is UV hard (does not yellow), is resistant to most chemical solvents and can withstand compressional forces exceeding 8000 PSI. Thus it ensures the product is very safe.


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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 19:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

We also have some very attractive elements at the far right end of the periodic table. They tend to be on the shy side and will only show their true colours under the right conditions. The plasma tube below is a smaller version of those shown earlier. It contains argon and is being energized with my plasma driver. I called dancing argon because the plasma stream which looks a lot more violet to the naked eye was dancing and rotating about in the vial.


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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 20:44    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

WHEN HOBBIES COLLIDE

When I was assembling my periodic table I was on the lookout for a nice display specimen of carbon. I though graphite would be the best one to display. Below is a specimen of ‘vein’ graphite from the Bogala Mine, Sri Lanka. It was sourced from the UK via a crystal healing store. The lady who owns the store was very accommodating when I asked her to send me a really nice piece. When it arrived it was obvious it should be in a mineral collection, so I ordered another but that too proved too nice to cut up.



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 Mineral: Graphite
 Locality:
Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 20:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

WHEN HOBBIES COLLIDE

When I was assembling my periodic table I was on the lookout for a nice display specimen of carbon. I though graphite would be the best one to display. Below is a specimen of ‘vein’ graphite from the Bogala Mine, Sri Lanka. It was sourced from the UK via a crystal healing store. The lady who owns the store was very accommodating when I asked her to send me a really nice piece. When it arrived it was obvious it should be in a mineral collection, so I ordered another but that too proved too nice to cut up.



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 Mineral: Graphite
 Locality:
Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
 Dimensions: 90 x 60 x 40 mm
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250 grams
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:10    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

The first mineral is a very large Cuprite. The crystal measures 70mm tip-to-tip and weighs 350 grams. 70 x 50 x 45 mm


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 Mineral: Cuprite
 Locality:
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:12    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

Another view of my large cuprite. The first mineral is a very large Cuprite. The crystal measures 70mm tip-to-tip and weighs 350 grams. 70 x 50 x 45 mm


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 Mineral: Cuprite
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:14    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

Another of my many Russian cuprites. The second mineral is another of my cuprites. 60 x 40 x 35 mm; 160 gram.


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 Mineral: Cuprite
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:17    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

The third mineral is an azurite nodule typical of the deposit. It weighs 180 gram and is composed of two interconnected balls one more dominant than the other. 70 x 55 x 50 mm.


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:19    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

Another view of the Azurite nodule.


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 Mineral: Azurite
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:21    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

Still yet another view of the nodule.


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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180 grams
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:22    Post subject: Some Copper minerals of the Poteryaevskoe Mine  

The last view of the piece


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 Mineral: Azurite
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 02:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

I will post some more pictures of my treasures from this mine, but it is getting way past my bed time.

If anyone would like to see a particular mineral or chemical element (naturally occurring non-radioactive), or just more pictures of my machines, please ask.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 08:15    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

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If anyone would like to see a particular mineral or chemical element (naturally occurring non-radioactive), or just more pictures of my machines, please ask.


How about germanium? One of the "critical elements", it is recovered as a byproduct from zinc ores. Approximately 50% of the global Ge supply comes from a single coal mine in China where they burn coal specifically to recover the Ge. In America, zinc mines in Tennessee and Oklahoma contain Ge in minerals such as sphalerite and potentially hemimorphite. While there are 27 minerals in which Ge is an essential element, they do not occur in economically recoverable quantities, to my knowledge. Have you been able to obtain any of these examples?
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 17:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

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If anyone would like to see a particular mineral or chemical element (naturally occurring non-radioactive), or just more pictures of my machines, please ask.


How about germanium? One of the "critical elements", it is recovered as a byproduct from zinc ores. Approximately 50% of the global Ge supply comes from a single coal mine in China where they burn coal specifically to recover the Ge. In America, zinc mines in Tennessee and Oklahoma contain Ge in minerals such as sphalerite and potentially hemimorphite. While there are 27 minerals in which Ge is an essential element, they do not occur in economically recoverable quantities, to my knowledge. Have you been able to obtain any of these examples?


One of my FMF viewers (dontgogreen) requested a photo of some of my Germanium. The germanium shown in the photo is chip grade (99.9999%) and is 100 mm wide and 1 mm thick. It was supplied by the lovely Melanie in Flower Mound, Texas.

When I ordered the wafers I requested a specific crystal orientation which is designated as <111> which refers to how the germanium billet is grown by the Czochralski method.

This crystal orientation is very amenable for the element collector. By placing a small but sharp nail in the middle of the wafer and applying a little force, you can induce the wafer to split into six equally sized segments. The segment so produced is just the right size to fit into a 100 mm x 100 mm x 40 mm block.



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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 17:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

Below are two photos of the front and back of one of my native copper specimens from that famous Russian locality the Poteryaevskoe Mine. It also has what I suspect might be a large copper after cuprite pseudomorph which can be seen in the lower right of the second photo.


NATIVE COPPER - Poteryaevskoe Mine - FRONT.jpg
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 18:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

Below are two photos (front and back) of one of my Copper after cuprite specimens from the famous Russian locality. The specimen is a stalactite of several copper after cuprites stacked one on top of the other.


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 Mineral: Copper (after Cuprite)
 Locality:
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 100 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm
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 Mineral: Copper (after Cuprite)
 Locality:
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 19:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

Below are two examples of my elemental carbon samples in the form of graphite powder and a graphite electrode encapsulated in my 100 mm x 100 mm x 40 mm blocks.


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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2018 19:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals  

Below is an example of my elemental boron sample in the form of granules/crystals encapsulated in my 100 mm x 100 mm x 40 mm block.


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