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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2010 08:44    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Quartz as it came out of the brecciated pocket where it was found.


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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2010 09:55    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Location for the 7 cm. quartz is Stafford Ct.
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2010 10:36    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Thanks for taking time to post a photo, Vic

Please share more specimens with us!

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 08:22    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Thanks' for the interest, Jim, it's great to be in the company of fellow enthusiasts' .


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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 08:37    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Vic:

Most of us who are not that familiar with the area can't help but wonder if this quartz is from the same general area that produces Herkimers. How about enlightening us? Wonderful quartz, by the way.

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 09:15    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Yes, John. I'm a little reticent about the exact location, but it was found not far from Margret Hastings fee site on Stone Arabia Road in Fonda, NY. The quartz bearing dolostone covers hundreds of square miles and this area is on the south east edge of it. The quartz found is varied and interesting ie. included, smoky, skeletal, perfect water clear double terminated, druzy and depending on where you dig, rather accessible. You mentioned in an earlier thread, if I got it right, that feldspars were under appreciated as specimens, I think Herks may fall into that category, especially ones with bits of matrix.
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 11:55    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Thanks Vic, that helps to clear it up.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2010 21:51    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

I haven't posted for a bit so I've got to relearn all this.
Including trying to get the best shot-which these are not.



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Last thursday they blasted at Lanes in Westfield MA., USA. This is some of the booty from a 1.5m x30cm. pocket/seam. Calcite-large piece is 26cm. wide
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2010 22:02    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Vic's collection-current


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Close up of large the piece from previous photo-some of the calcite is lilac in color. What might be the coloring agent, please?
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2010 22:12    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Epidote on quartz


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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2010 03:48    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Hi, Vic!

Many thanks for publishing your pictures at FMF again.

It would be better, however, to group several photos together in a single post. Just to prevent the system from sending so many email messages to the every subscriber.

Please, keep posting.
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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2010 07:43    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
Close up of large the piece from previous photo-some of the calcite is lilac in color. What might be the coloring agent, please?

Usually, pink, red or lilac colors are attributed to cobalt but I believe that excepting some particular cases (like Bou Azzer or Congo calcites for example) the color is due either the atomic structure or the color centers.

References -> https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=2185#2185
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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2010 10:22    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Vic:

Does it fluoresce? If so, the chromophore may well be manganese. The only way to be sure, of course, is a chemical analysis, unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2010 14:02    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

There seems to be two generations of growth, the base growth glows orange and the overgrowth glows a faint pink under longwave.


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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2010 14:30    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
There seems to be two generations of growth, the base growth glows orange and the overgrowth glows a faint pink under longwave.

Vic, what is its size? Approximately. I guess it's a quite heavy specimen, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2010 15:35    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Carles, the piece has a bit of matrix on the rear so it's weight is around 22lbs. The size is indicated by the scale in this photo. Over 100lbs. came out of the pocket-split 3 ways.


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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2010 06:42    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Recent datolite pocket contents, Holyoke Trapps. Not a good shot.


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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2010 07:55    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Quartz scepter.


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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2010 16:40    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Some recently collected quartz from Stafford CT. USA.


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38 cm. wide seam filling
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The vug is about 15 cm.. Sorry about the quality of the shot.
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2010 07:14    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

More personally collected specimens


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Prehnite casts after anhydrite. Size is 15 cm. x 17 cm. saved from the crusher last week. Holyoke Trapps, Western Mass. USA
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