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The remains of a small dump in a bucolic landscape

Aparis Mine, Barrancos, Barrancos, Beja District, Portugal

About Rui Nunes

Registered member joined prior to 15th Oct 2005 (unrecorded)

Rui Nunes has uploaded:
5057 Mineral Photos
2027 Locality Photos
219 Other Photos

Rui has written 6 blog entries  RSS Link to blog for Rui Nunes
Rui has published 18 articles on  RSS Link to blog for Rui Nunes
I live near Lisbon, Portugal, in the south bank of Tagus River. Such is not a good place for rockhounding as all the best mineral localities are relatively far.
My main interest are Portuguese minerals and I have a special sympathy for phosphates. However, the feldspar group minerals are my favourites. Crystal twins and pseudomorphs are always welcome home.

I'm strongly committed with the development of the Portuguese information here on Mindat, improving the administrative grid, adding new mineral occurences and reviewing the existing data. A careful attention is given to the new uploaded mineral photos.

If I can help with something from Portugal drop me an email.


Favourite Photos

1WA-2VXSphalerite : ZnS

Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Field of View: 2 mm

Sony Nex 7, bellows, Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 20x, aperture, Raynox DCR-250 retro, THK linear actor, stack shot control.
Collection and Photo Stephan Wolfsried
Copyright: © Stephan Wolfsried      Photo ID: 709109     Uploaded by: Stephan Wolfsried   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2443 x 1629 pixels (4.0 Mpix)

YAG-CEWJarosite : KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

María Josefa Mine, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Spain

Largest Crystal Size: 1.2 mm

Picture width 1.6 mm. Collection and photograph Christian Rewitzer Photo of the Day - 16th Jun 2015
Copyright: © Christian Rewitzer      Photo ID: 623306     Uploaded by: Christian Rewitzer   View Count: 919   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2673 x 2436 pixels (6.5 Mpix)

6L2-KK2Orthoclase : KAlSi3O8

Sakangyi, Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma

Dimensions: 19 mm x 13 mm x 15 mm

Gemmy Orthoclase crystal with some unidentified inclusions; obviously dug from an alluvial deposit.
SXRD-analysed by Uwe Kolitsch.

In coll. Schillhammer.

Nikon D4, PC-Nikkor 85/2.8
Copyright: © Harald Schillhammer      Photo ID: 615242     Uploaded by: Harald Schillhammer   View Count: 283   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 842 x 900 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

RGG-1C4Brookite : TiO2

Multiple photos available
Intschi Tobel, Intschi, Reuss Valley, Uri, Switzerland

Field of View: 5 mm

Sony Nex 7, bellows, Luminar 25 mm, stack shot
Copyright: © Stephan Wolfsried      Photo ID: 597590     Uploaded by: Stephan Wolfsried   View Count: 326   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2400 x 1600 pixels (3.8 Mpix)

K2E-4KMGypsum : CaSO4·2H2O

La Unión, Sierra de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Field of View: 11.5 mm

Nikon D800E / Photar 50mm
Copyright: © Yaiba Sakaguchi      Photo ID: 588090     Uploaded by: Yaiba Sakaguchi   View Count: 348   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 680 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Nový Svět

Kamenický Šenov-Nový svět, Česká Lípa, Liberec Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Volcanic hill cut through by old glass rail.Small basalt quarry was founded here.Which is not used these days.
Copyright: © LH      Photo ID: 586039     Uploaded by: Libor Hruzek   View Count: 290   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

K8F-0QEClinoclase : Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3

Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Field of View: 1.2 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 1 mm

Collection and photograph Christian Rewitzer Photo of the Day - 24th Jun 2015
Copyright: © Christian Rewitzer      Photo ID: 572107     Uploaded by: Christian Rewitzer   View Count: 1039   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2500 x 2180 pixels (5.5 Mpix)

PN9-69HVanadinite : Pb5(VO4)3Cl

Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

Newly collected vanadinite specimens from one of the mines. Specimen size: about 9 cm. Photographed on the 2012 Mindat Conference collecting trip to Morocco.
Copyright: © OT. Ljøstad      Photo ID: 569780     Uploaded by: OT. Ljøstad   View Count: 473   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 774 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

J1C-HH2Analcime : Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

U.S. Borax open pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California, USA

Field of view 5 mm. Sharp transparent crystals of analcime on Saddleback Basalt.
Zeolite collection of Volker Betz
Copyright: © Volker Betz      Photo ID: 567982     Uploaded by: Volker Betz   View Count: 408   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 667 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Leonor at the Geological Museum of Lisbon

Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

Leonor in the paleontology room. Her hand is the scale reference for this dinosaur footprint.
Photo Rui Nunes, Oct 2013.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2013      Photo ID: 567821     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 369   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 725 x 544 pixels (0.4 Mpix)
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