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bill henderson



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: When the Bugs are gone Reply with quote

When the bees and bugs etc. are away its time to get back to the old mineral collection.All photos are with Nikon D300 with Sigma 150mm Micro plus 1.4tc. Minerals also have never ending possibilites for photography.


Native Gold



Native Copper


Flourite
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JoanYoung



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flourite looks like ice. Lovely pic. Smile
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great set of images Bill, really like those first two, especially the native gold! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely stuff, Bill -- your time away has been well spent! Very Happy

How big are these things, anyway?

--Rik
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arlon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like someone has a nice collection going! Nice pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen the purple Flourite before in clumps & clusters, but your specimen with one large crystal (plus a small one) in a great looking matrix (what is that?) is stunningly beautiful and gold always makes my jaw drop. Beautiful photos Bill.
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bill henderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Lovely stuff, Bill -- your time away has been well spent! Very Happy

How big are these things, anyway?

--Rik

The Gold nugget is about 1/2 in.,the copper is about 3 in., the flourite, 3/4 in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetleman wrote:
I have seen the purple Flourite before in clumps & clusters, but your specimen with one large crystal (plus a small one) in a great looking matrix (what is that?) is stunningly beautiful and gold always makes my jaw drop. Beautiful photos Bill.

I'm not sure about the matrix on the flourite,I thought it was interesting with the "sunken" look with this sample.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill henderson wrote:
The Gold nugget is about 1/2 in.,the copper is about 3 in., the flourite, 3/4 in.

Fascinating! Stacked so everything is sharp, I would never have guessed that the copper is 6 times bigger than the gold.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice, love the Flourite and the gold.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill,

Beautiful specimens and photos. I always appreciate mineral photos.

The matrix on the fluorite specimen appears to be sphalerite.

I will be leaving next Saturday for the Tucson Mineral Show. It will be my first trip there. In Friday, 15 February I will be giving a presentation at the micromount symposium.

Doug
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply an amazing look !!!. Normally go for insects, etc, but these are just outstanding. Excellent DOF and the colours rock (pun I guess Wink ).

All the best and I'm in awe of these. Superb work and shots Bill.

Danny.
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