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Malachite/Cuprite Gail Spann

Gail Spann's page~ oh yeah.

Registered member since 4th Sep 2006
Member of the Management Group

Gail Spann has uploaded:
61 Mineral Photos
49 Other Photos

Gail has written 13 blog entries  RSS Link to blog for Gail Spann
I collect as half of the team of Gail and Jim Spann. Jim and I both share a strong passion for minerals, mineral collecting, and mineral people. We believe in education and sharing our passion for the hobby.
I am a strong believer in enticing more women into the mineral world and spend time mentoring and hosting the women's forum.
I have recently begun trying my hand at painting minerals, something I am quite enjoying.
We are members of the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, the Mineralogical Association of Dallas ( MAD ) and numerous other groups. I currently serve on the advisory board of the (Perot) Dallas Museum of Nature and Science and both Jim and I serve on the mineral committee.
I am the current coordinator of MAD for 2012. I also moderate the women's forum, along with Ida Chau, for Mindat.


Favourite Photos

8FQ-GJLPolybasite : [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]

Elsa Mine, Elsa, Galena Hill, Mayo Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada

Dimensions: 10 mm x 7 mm x 7 mm

A significant cluster of brightly irridescent (especially magenta and green) overlapping hexagonal bladed polybasite xl rosettes up to 16x14mm, with numerous fully terminated steel gray and brightly irridescent stephanite xls (up to 10x7x 7mm) on both ends of the cluster and intermixed with the polybasite blades; scattered around are clusters and sprays of white translucent barite?

4.4cm x2.1cm x2.4cm

In the Collection of Jim and Gail Spann
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 332868     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 1247   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1000 x 664 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

YME-U4CPyromorphite : Pb5(PO4)3Cl

Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK

fine yellow green pyromorphite xls coating quartz xl caps with two quartz xls having been partially 'cleaned off' resulting in much better piece


Jim and Gail Spann Collection
Photo ID: 315783     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 637   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 532 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

Our Hilton Mine Fluorite

This fluorite is one of a number of pieces we have added to our collection. Both bottom right side photos are our pieces also.
Photo ID: 298315     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 581   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 700 x 922 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

The Spanns in the Dallas Christmas parade

We put on Victorian garb and rode our "Ordinaries" in the parade in Dec. 2008.
What fun!
Copyright: © Spann Minerals      Photo ID: 200542     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 1826   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

Paprok Tournaline, Afghanistan

Front view of "bubble gum" coloured tourmaline with spodumene crystal on the left side.
Copyright: © Spann Minerals      Photo ID: 181091     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 1261   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 426 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

XTJ-N9VTourmaline : A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z, Quartz : SiO2

Escondido pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 8.2 cm x 2.9 cm

Tourmaline / Quartz (8,2cm x 2,9cm)
Mario Pauwels collection , Jeff Scovil photo

A very fragile but so well balanced specimen of three green gemmy terminated Tourmaline crystals on a fine matrix of two parralel grown and double terminated Quartz crystals. This specimen was collected in august 1996.
This picture has also been featured in the book "Nature's Garden of Crystals" on page 113.
Copyright: © Mario Pauwels      Photo ID: 173693     Uploaded by: Mario Pauwels   View Count: 10817   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1040 x 1600 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

Y5K-X9JStibnite : Sb2S3, Quartz : SiO2

Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan

Dimensions: 65 mm x 145 mm x 45 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 140 mm

Many people remember this as the stibnite on pages 14,15 and 16 in Barlow's book [plate 1-2]. Oddysey of a mineral is the title of the story about this intriguing piece. We have found the missing pieces of the story and truly appreciate this specimen. This is a very old and classic stibnite cluster w/quartz on an 'artificial' matrix with unusual provenance. Currently in Gail & Jim Spann collection; ex John Barlow, ex Arch Oblers, ex Daisuke Tanaka
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 131765     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 1232   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 3008 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

NXG-TK5Spodumene (Var: Kunzite) : LiAlSi2O6, Elbaite : Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH), Albite : NaAlSi3O8

Laghman Province, Afghanistan

Dimensions: 98 mm x 103 mm x 57 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 103 mm

A gorgeous Kunzite from Afghanistan. Spectacular pristine transparent deep violet kunzite xl, thick (28mm) and stout (103x76mm) with full complex termination on cleavelandite with pink prismatic di-trigonal tourmaline xls (giving hexagonal appearance) to 25x8mm on side and front at base.
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 131287     Uploaded by: Gail Spann   View Count: 1378   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 3008 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

Myself with a shoulder-mounted cat

This is me (earlier this year), with one of my parents' (Munchie) sitting on my shoulders.
Copyright: © J.Ralph      Photo ID: 129343     Uploaded by: Jolyon & Katya Ralph   View Count: 8413   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

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