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my unapproved specimens

Posted by John Montgomery  
John Montgomery May 23, 2012 01:49AM
I realize there can be delays in approving, but just wondering if the 4 photos I uploaded on May 19th have some mistakes., thanks.
John Montgomery May 23, 2012 08:39PM
Thank you managers
Mario Pauwels May 25, 2012 02:25PM
Hello all,
what about these three photos that I have posted on may 19th, they are still unapproved: , and

Thanks already,
Mario Pauwels
John Stolz May 25, 2012 03:42PM
I approve of them Mario... I REALLY approve of them
John Montgomery May 25, 2012 06:24PM
Wow, beautiful Mario...that should definitely be approved:)
Maggie Wilson May 25, 2012 07:22PM
I am humbled...
Byron Thomas May 25, 2012 09:32PM

Mario Pauwels May 26, 2012 11:53AM
I am realy happy that you all enjoy the Chinese Stibnite on Calcite.
My thanks also to the managment for approve the pictures.

Best regards,
Mario Pauwels
Rock Currier May 26, 2012 06:39PM
You placed your post in the wrong forum I think. Isn't there a best picture of the day thread? I put your image in the Best Minerals, Calcite, China article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Peter Haas May 26, 2012 08:07PM

Locality of your specimens is wrong. This is the correct one:

Next time, please search before posting (there are only two hits for Xikuangshan; actually, the deposit description should have told you that there was something wrong).

Have moved the photos and added a note to the Yunnan locality.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2012 08:23PM by Peter Haas.
Mario Pauwels May 29, 2012 09:05AM
Rock, thanks for using this picture in the Best Minerals-Calcite-China article. I think this specimen deserves to be in the article.

Quote from Peter Haas.....Next time, please search before posting (there are only two hits for Xikuangshan; actually, the deposit description should have told you that there was something wrong)....

Peter, I always search prudently before posting, and I can can tell you that each specimen in my collection is very well documented with all kind of info. So I posted the specimen under Xikuangshan Mine instead of Xikuangshan Sb deposit.
I admit that for a Calcite with Stibnite, the Sb deposit was more likely, but there is also something like a printed dealer label and the knowledge of the dealer himself who told met that he visited the Xikuangshan Mine at least dozen times and bought the specimen in october 2010 at the Xikuangshan Mine immediately after it was found.
To get even more confused I can also tell you that at least on a half dozen "reputaded" dealer websites that I have checked this morning, that "similar" specimens are all listed as from the Xikuangshan Mine and not from the Xikuangshan Pb Deposit.

Best regards,
Mario Pauwels
Peter Haas May 29, 2012 09:29AM
Well, to be precise, there are mines at Xikuangshan, but there is no "Xikuangshan Mine". "Xikuangshan" is the name of the deposit, which consist of four large ore blocks (see notes on the locality page). Two of these blocks are mined by the "North Mine" and the "South Mine", respectively (references are various Chinese articles cited at the bottom of the page).

In China, the name of the mine is only rarely the same as the name of the deposit

A free pdf with a schematic geological map of the deposit in useful additional information is available here (click on "view full text"):

Just for fun, navigate to the Lengshuijiang Co. page, click the "hybrid" or "satellite" view on the map and tell me how many workings you see (grid reference is centered on the deposit, which extends over an area of 16 square kilometers) ...

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2012 09:49AM by Peter Haas.
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