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Rhodochrosite

Posted by Rock Currier  
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January 01, 2010 06:41AM
Andrew,
You can see your additions in place now in the rhodochrosite article. What more can you tell us. What kind of mine is this. Were the specimens collected underground or from benches in an open cut? Were these about as good as they got? Is the mine still producing specimen? What kind of mine is it? Base metal? Were clubs allowed to collect?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
April 30, 2010 09:33PM
    
I do not know if it is of interest, but here is another Brazil Rhodochrosite locality: Pederneira claim, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil [www.mindat.org].

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Bill
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
May 01, 2010 02:42AM
Its better than anything we have and Ill add it to the article sometime in the future.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
mineralman
Re: Rhodochrosite
May 01, 2010 06:08AM
I would add that the Rhodocrosite from the Eagle Mine you have listed, are nbot Rhodocrosite, but actually Mangano Siderite>
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
May 01, 2010 08:29AM
Mineral Man,
Can you give me a reference to that mineralman? I suspect you are right, but I need a reference and I can't put the street name for someone who does not want to identify themselves.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Rhodochrosite
May 11, 2010 07:28PM
    
Hello everyone!
Rhodochrosite specimens from Slovakia listed in this article is from Banská Štiavnica.
Here is small description of specimens from Banská Štiavnica: Rhodochrosite usually
forms small pale pink crystals grouped to the botryoidal aggregates. Best specimens
are isolated botryoidal pale pink aggregates or groups of rhodochrosite crystals which
cover druses of quartz crystals. These specimens are very similar to specemines from
Cavnic in Romania, Greece or Bulgaria. Nice are also rhodochrosite pseudomorphs after
calcite crystals. Best specimens were collected during active mining which was ceased
in 1993, but nice rhodochrosite specimens are occasionaly collected especially at the
Špitaler vein.
Best wishes

Martin
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
May 11, 2010 08:50PM
Martin,
Thank you, that will be useful and will find its way into the article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
February 28, 2011 05:08PM
    
Rock,

At least one of the massive rhodos from China that were displayed at the Tucson show this year should rate a place in this article.

Dennis
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
February 28, 2011 10:17PM
Dennis,
Absolutely! I assign you the task of sending an email to Brian Lees and demand that he supply us with some good pictures immediately! You may want to be a little more tactful than that.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 04, 2011 03:45AM
    
Rock,

Attached is what I received from Collectors Edge. There is a photo of the Emperor, and also 2 photos of you and Bryan standing by the display of the Emperor. Hope you can use something. They said the Emperor was 60 cm. in largest dimension. I have seen a photo on Flickr which is very nice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50755490@N00/5434912359/) but it requires licensing. The Emperor label reads Wutong mine, Guangxi, Zhuang A. R., China which does not seem to agree with the Mindat Wutong mine location. I also got a picture of the Empress, but it had been doodled on so I did not include it. I am somewhat reluctant to go back to them, but will give it a shot if you want.

Dennis
Attachments:
open | download - Emperor of China - Side 2_Edited.jpg (457.4 KB)
open | download - Tucson 2011 147.jpg (916.4 KB)
open | download - Tucson 2011 149.jpg (938 KB)
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 04, 2011 08:38PM
Dennis,
Did we get permission to use them on Mindat? I we should probably not use the one with me in it, thought the color of the specimen is probably more realistic. I have also asked for another image of the rhodochrosite and we will see if that one if forthcoming or not and what the color looks like.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 04, 2011 10:45PM
    
Rock,

I told them what we intended to do with the pictures when I made the request. I also was disappointed with the color, as it was nowhere as vivid as I remember from the show, or as in the pictures with you and Bryan. I thought that it was probably due to the difference in lighting.The picture I mentioned that I found on Flickr would, I think, be ideal, but requires licensing.

Rgds,

Dennis

P.S. I sent the request to Bryan Lees, but Richard Jackson was the one who sent the pictures.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 04, 2011 11:43PM
The licence conditions of:

[www.flickr.com]

Say that it may be used for non-commercial purposes.

Whether our usage is commercial or non-commercial is open to debate, personally I would see it as non-commercial, but you'd be best to ask the photographer if he would mind us using it.

Jolyon
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 05, 2011 02:02AM
    
The photographer does upload photos to mindat, so just ask him to upload the photo here.
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 05, 2011 02:42PM
    
I sent a PM to Jake Slagle to ask if he would upload the photo to Mindat so it could be included in the best minerals article.

Dennis
Re: Rhodochrosite
March 05, 2011 03:12PM
Done! If image is used, am hoping you will credit me. Best, Jake
Re: Rhodochrosite
March 05, 2011 03:21PM
Before finding this chain, I posted the image to my home page. Jake
Attachments:
open | download - Emperor of China Rhodochrosite.jpg (869.8 KB)
avatar Re: Rhodochrosite
March 05, 2011 04:19PM
    
"Before finding this chain, I posted the image to my home page" - That was the place we need to use it for here.

"If image is used, am hoping you will credit me" - To have it show up on the photo, you need to have your name in at least the Short Copyright notice field. The only place this wouldn't work automatically is when you have put the photo in the public domain. I have gone in and edited your photo so this will work OK.

Thanks for uploading the photo.
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