Rare findings....(pics)

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Rare findings....(pics)

Post by cyprusmax47 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:24 pm

I hope you are not bored from these mineral photos but I believe the red and yellow coloured quartz crystals I found this year are quite rare in Cyprus.

Here are small piece with strange colour
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from the other side
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beautiful orange piece
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close up
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interesting quartz formation, never found before
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also these brown crystals are new for my collection, I wonder which quartz type that is....
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after crashing this stone, there came this surprise up: 2 nice geodes.
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close up, beautiful colour inside, the pic does not bring it up though..
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this is one of my favourite pieces as it has so many different coloured crystals
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also that piece has got many colours
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this is perhaps citrin mixed ...
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So that was it, before it get's really boring for some... :roll:
but I am warning: more pics I will post in the near future, as I have so many nice photos in store to share with you..

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Post by Lofos-5 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 pm

Wow - nice specimens and great photos of them!

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Post by Ancient History » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:16 am

They are indeed beautiful specimens. Thank you.

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Post by Paphos Life » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:10 am

Yes, I admire your patience in cleaning them too!

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Post by Cherry345 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 am

They are amazing, I love the gold colored ones, what a fabulous hobby to have where you get to keep your treasures.

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Re: Rare findings....(pics)

Post by cyprusmax47 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Paphos Life wrote:
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Yes, I admire your patience in cleaning them too!
All these specimens I didn't clean, they were laying in the rain for some weeks now... Only sometimes when there is a lot of sand on the crystals I am rinsing them in my outdoor sink, using an old toothbrush...

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Post by ph06kg1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Amazing Max, thank you for posting!!! My favorite one is the third photo from the end, stunning! Iron oxide inclusions are indeed quite rare for Cyprus. On the contrary, analcime crystals can be found almost every time in all colors!

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Post by ph06kg1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Oh, and we are never bored to see your lovely findings :)

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Post by cyprusmax47 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 am

ph06kg1 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Oh, and we are never bored to see your lovely findings :)



Any idea which kind of Quartz crystals one can see on my pic #6 ? It's not really a pretty specimen but the first time I found something like that...

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Post by ph06kg1 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:44 am

cyprusmax47 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 am
ph06kg1 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Oh, and we are never bored to see your lovely findings :)



Any idea which kind of Quartz crystals one can see on my pic #6 ? It's not really a pretty specimen but the first time I found something like that...

Max
What do you mean by what kind? You mean what types of oxides?
As fas as i can tell. these crystals all came out from the same pocket. I can guess its just normal Quartz covered with iron oxides! Not all are citrine though, as i can see some are just transparent crystals covered in iron oxides, while others the oxides have penetrated into the crystal structure, which makes it a citrine!

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Post by ph06kg1 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:49 am

Also, now i 've noticed! I can see an inverter along with a circuit braker on the 4th photo :) Is it a Fronius one?

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Re: Rare findings....(pics)

Post by cyprusmax47 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 pm

ph06kg1 wrote:
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Also, now i 've noticed! I can see an inverter along with a circuit braker on the 4th photo :) Is it a Fronius one?
No George, it is a ABB Aurora Power-one (made in Italy), mounted in my carport. In front of it you can see the table I am storing specimens until I find a different place. (best pieces inside the house) Before that they were laying in the open to get a good rinse from the rain....

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Post by ph06kg1 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:06 pm

Amazing Max! Reminds me of myself last year, when i only had one table outside the house full of rocks! Later on, my wife bought me 2 bookshelves, where i store them inside the house too hehe! That's their correct place :)

ABB are very efficient inverters, how much, is it 90-98%? In the laboratory we also use SMA inverters, they are among the top-quality inverters worldwide!

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Post by cyprusmax47 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:46 pm

ph06kg1 wrote:
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Amazing Max! Reminds me of myself last year, when i only had one table outside the house full of rocks! Later on, my wife bought me 2 bookshelves, where i store them inside the house too hehe! That's their correct place :)

ABB are very efficient inverters, how much, is it 90-98%? In the laboratory we also use SMA inverters, they are among the top-quality inverters worldwide!
As I am collecting crystals more years than you George, (>25 years) there is not a single space indoors for new findings on my 6 ! bookshelves. But extra nice pieces need to go inside, away from sun, to be better protected and older specimens have to go in a paper box... :roll:

My ABB inverter does a good job with max. 96.8% efficiency and is second hand. It was returned from one of our GreenAir customers which decided to have a larger PV system, after one year testing how great PV works...and needed a 10 kW inverter instead.

Nothing wrong with SMA inverters (leading German producer) In the larger 20 kWp installation at my other property I have several SMA's running since 2009...

https://search-ext.abb.com/library/Down ... ion=Launch

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Post by ph06kg1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 am

Yiap, as far as I can tell, it is a four-switch unipolar inverter, very efficient technology! They have very little noise in the output signal, and they are quite grid-integrated friendly machines!

Oh wow!! 25 years?? I am like.. not even completed 2 years!!! I am now building my home, i will have a special place for them: an exhibition glass-case with proper lighting conditions :)

Max, do you collect any other type of crystals (beyond quartz, maybe zeolites, epidote, calcite, azurite or malachites etc.?)

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Post by Dominic » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am

This is like Batman and Robin, but for rocks and solar panels. :)
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Post by ph06kg1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Dominic wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am
This is like Batman and Robin, but for rocks and solar panels. :)
Hahahahaha loool!! So it should be like Bat-sun and Rockbin :D!!!

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Post by Dominic » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 pm

:lol: Stick to the rocks.
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Post by ph06kg1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 pm

Dominic wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 pm
:lol: Stick to the rocks.
Always!! :P

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Re: Rare findings....(pics)

Post by cyprusmax47 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:03 pm

ph06kg1 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Dominic wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 pm
:lol: Stick to the rocks.
Always!! :P
OK then George, have you any clue what that specimen is :?: (as you are allowed to stick to the rocks :roll: )

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