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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2020 15:31    Post subject: Collecting and imagining  

Hello.

I share some of my specimens that show some resemblance to...
I'd like other forum members to show here their "nicknamed" minerals.

Greetings,
Sante



IMG_20191011_100751.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
"The strawberry".
A complete nodule of cinnabar.
 Viewed:  12083 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Warihuyn Hill, Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Description:
"The Inca" with ritual headdress".
 Viewed:  12079 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
La Selva Mine, Casal di Pari, Civitella-Paganico, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
"The bird".
 Viewed:  12076 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Heulandite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Description:
"Figure skating".
 Viewed:  12081 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2020 16:39    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

LOL...it takes all kinds. Until now, most of the "named" specimens I've seen seem to be for marketing purposes...
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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2020 18:16    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hi, Bob.
Thank you for your comment, but I don't understand (perhaps because of my scarce knowledge of english).
The "named" minerals for marketing purposes are on a much higher level.
Do you mean that for common specimens, like mine, this practice is too pretentious?
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Sticciano, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
"The exit? That way!"
 Viewed:  12012 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2020 18:53    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Not at all. I thought your post was amusing (in fact, I thought you were being ironic), and I think the sellers of many of the really expensive specimens with names are being pretentious. Sorry if either of us misunderstood.
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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2020 20:46    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

There was a display at Tucson some years back that had what looked like a dinner table with all sorts of mineral specimens (and rocks i think) that looked like a set table full of food. It included specimens that looked like bread and cheese and fruits. Can anyone remember which show that was?
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2020 02:46    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hi, Bob.
Thanks for the clarification. :-)

Hi, Matt.
It would be very nice, at least for me, to see photos of that display...



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 Mineral: Mimetite (variety campylite)
 Locality:
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Description:
"The hippopotamus".
 Viewed:  11944 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Description:
"Homo sapiens".
 Viewed:  11940 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2020 07:32    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Matt_Zukowski wrote:
There was a display at Tucson some years back that had what looked like a dinner table with all sorts of mineral specimens (and rocks i think) that looked like a set table full of food. It included specimens that looked like bread and cheese and fruits. Can anyone remember which show that was?
I don't remember which show it was but I think GAIL can help: I think that these special look-alike specimens were from her and Jim's collection, I remember a copper specimen that looked like a crab and a calcite that looked like a sliced cheese ...
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2020 07:55    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

What a strawberry you have achieved, that piece is very cool.
Baryte crystals are very beautiful, good piece.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2020 11:01    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hi, Tobi.
Thank you very much for your appreciated suggestion.
I'll try to look for among the several Gail's Tucson reports.
Cheers.

Muchas gracias, José Luis.
As you probably already know, the self-collected "strawberry" is one of many Tuscan cinnabars which I've posted on Spanish Forum.
Warm greetings.



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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Description:
"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage".
A 1970 giallo film directed by Dario Argento.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2020 22:22    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello Sante,

On May 2, 2013, I posted some pictures of a dinner table set like a banquet with rocks and minerals as the "food."

It is posted under Re: Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society on the FMF. You may have to search under "Search for a text."

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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2020 03:01    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello, Don.

Thank you very much for your kind suggestion and compliments on your Memphis report.
Very appetizing that laid table... :-)
Warm greetings.



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 Mineral: Forsterite (variety peridot)
 Locality:
Sapat Gali (Suppat), Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Description:
"Little Buddha".
A 1993 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
 Viewed:  11689 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2020 17:38    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

This copper from New Cornelia Mine, Arizona, USA reminds me of a sargasso seahorse. Crystals to over 6 cm in length.


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 Mineral: Copper
 Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7.2 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2020 18:32    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hi, Kevin.

Absolutely. Great resemblance.
Congratulations on the amazing copper.
Cheers.



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 Mineral: Gypsum, Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 300 x 145 x 60 mm
 Description:
"Car crash".
 Viewed:  11605 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2020 15:24    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello.

I discovered another one.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montemerano, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
"The mushroom".
 Viewed:  11292 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2020 11:54    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

That really looks like a mushroom :-)
How large is it?
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2020 15:11    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hi, Tobi.

The stalagmite is 140x100 mm large. I got it 40 years ago from a worker in the travertine quarry of Montemerano who had glued it on a travertine pedestal from the same quarry.

You're right, in this piece the similarity is more evident than in others previously posted. Nonetheless, I see more resemblances in many of my specimens than in other high end minerals offered for sale as resembling something. Professional deformation..? :-) :-) :-)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 57 mm
 Description:
"Mushrooms".
 Viewed:  11108 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2020 16:45    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello.

The Italian collectors call this stalactitic opal "Santa Fiora tears", since in Santa Fiora (on Mount Amiata) this material was found for the first time.

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 Mineral: Opal (variety Fiorite)
 Dimensions: 62,5 x 15,2 mm
 Description:
"The cactus".
 Viewed:  10887 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2020 16:21    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello.

Another curious specimen from Tuscany.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Calcite, Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 32 mm
 Description:
"The eagle".
 Viewed:  10787 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2020 15:33    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello.


IMG_20191120_114543.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
La Selva Mine, Casal di Pari, Civitella-Paganico, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
"The victory of Samothracia".
 Viewed:  10614 Time(s)

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 Mineral: The Victory of Samothracia
 Description:
Louvre, Paris
 Viewed:  10614 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2020 16:44    Post subject: Re: Collecting and imagining.  

Hello Sante,

Your quartz specimen does indeed look like the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

I have been enjoying your posts. Please continue.

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