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Club Member Outings with Mike!
MikeS
post Aug 25 2015, 07:12 PM
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I invited all of the Colorado Prospector Club Members to join me on my claim last weekend and we found some nice Goethite, Fluorite and Quartz crystals!
Thanks everyone for coming! A special thanks to those who helped with transportation and to the CP Club for making this possible. smiley-cool14.gif

On Saturday most of us attacked an older dig that has produced some large and unique Goethite in the past. I found a few nice smokey quartz crystals and Dave found a nice blue fluorite cube but it was mostly unproductive. Determined to find big Goethite specimens I went uphill and started tearing at a newer dig that has also produced large Goethite. After digging for the last few hours of the day in the newer spot I found a nice combo of Fluorite and Feldspar on a nice Goethite plate. So on Sunday we attacked that spot and by the end of the day many very nice specimens we harvested.

I only took a few pics in the field and my pictures of the specimens didn't turn out but I will have video edited soon and I will get some good pics of my best finds from the outing.

Here is the few pics I took to get it started.

James, Crusty, Jason and Ian working 3 individual pockets of crystals.
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The weather was fantastic besides the haze of smoke coming from the wildfires out west.

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More pics and video to come.


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post Aug 26 2015, 07:09 PM
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I was able to get a few of the minerals I found a quick cleaning and a few pics of them.

On the first day I found a nice double terminated Quartz crystal and a small piece of Goethite.

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On day 2 I found these Goethite and Fluorite, some of which go together into combos.
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The larger Fluorite piece fits perfectly into this smaller Goethite. I think the rest will fit together too.

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post Aug 28 2015, 04:33 PM
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Some of my pics from the outing at Mike's claim. The minerals in the pics are Fluorite(cubic), Goethite(blades and needles), and included Quartz crystals.

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post Aug 30 2015, 11:20 AM
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Here are some pics of the minerals from above, cleaned up a bit.

Here is the Fluorite. It has a few cleavage cracks and some inclusions. On the back (pic #4), it has a few micro-minerals and a chunk of host feldspar (pink), that block some of the light passing through the cube.

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This is the Goethite spray(s) on a chunk of included quartz, after a careful brush cleaning.


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And a complete tipped quartz crystal with several inclusions, including Mica(several types), Goethite, Hematite, and some red inclusions other than Hematite( I suspect they are Bastnasite-(Ce), and Florencite-(Ce)).

And I am pretty sure some of the black needle inclusions are not Goethite, but instead Plattnerite.


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I did not have this piece in the original post, I did not see it till later, after a "cleaning check" for micro- minerals.

I am not sure but I think this little blocky metallic crystal growing on Quartz, is a Columbite-(Mn) crystal. (Formerly known as Maganocolumbite)

I may have to add these pics to the Rare-Earth forum later. I may wait till the Gem show when I can get it identified by a pro.


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post Aug 31 2015, 11:36 AM
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Cool pics everyone, looks like ya'll had a blast! Nice finds also, thanks for posting all those up. happy088.gif

For sure Dave, you'll have to add those in the Colorado rare earth thread when you're sure. I really like that last one you think is Columbite, hope it is too. Very unique looking form. signs021.gif


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post Aug 31 2015, 05:51 PM
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Thank you CP! happy.gif

I just realized I did not spell Manganocolumbite correctly. I forgot the N before the G.

However that is not the new name anyway, under the new naming system, where they put a dash then an elemental symbol of the odd, extra, or rare element in parenthesis.

Just like Columbite-(Mn) {Mn = Manganese}

Tantalite-(Y) {Y = Yttrium} (previously
called Yttro-tantalite - - - a mineral related to Columbite)

or Florencite-(Ce) {Ce = Cerium}


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post Sep 1 2015, 08:18 AM
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Thanks a million for having us up! We didn't find anything super exciting, but we definitely learned a bunch and had a great time! Thank you!


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post Sep 1 2015, 01:43 PM
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Haven't gotten my pics d/led to post yet... kinda gave my laptop a little drink of coffee, which it didn't appreciate. :(


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post Sep 4 2015, 10:26 PM
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I finally got some video uploaded from the outing. Enjoy! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif
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post May 9 2016, 07:33 PM
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Dave and I went last Saturday up to the claim to bring up some heavy rock bars and prep for the CP Club Member outing this coming weekend. The wacky weather was friendly enough to let us dig too. I found a few broken Fluorite crystals, several small Quartz crystals and one small ugly Goethite. Took some video....

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post May 10 2016, 11:53 AM
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A quick couple photos of a Goethite from Mike's claim. Found this last weekend.


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Hope to see ya'll up there this coming weekend! Weather looks like it will be nice!



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post May 11 2016, 05:51 AM
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QUOTE (Dave S. @ May 10 2016, 12:53 PM) *
Hope to see ya'll up there this coming weekend! Weather looks like it will be nice!


Looking forward to a fun weekend! happy070.gif


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post May 17 2016, 11:37 AM
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Had a great time at Mike's claim. The weather was wonderful most of the trip! I found a few smokey tips, but not much else this trip. Here are a few pics of the tips I did find. (most are included with hematite, etc..)


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post May 17 2016, 01:21 PM
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James, is Cyndi on FB? Was going to tag her in the pics from this weekend.


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post May 17 2016, 01:40 PM
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Pics from last weekend's invite. Thanks for the invite Mike; had a great time as always!! CP_Member.gif

First morning sunrise

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Beautiful weather on first day!

Colin & Glenda


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