July 11-12:BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free admission!
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 Post subject: Taaffeite
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:24 pm 
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a buddy of mine came by with his Taaffeite from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka and let me shoot it.
he didn't want to leave it (understandable), so it's kind of a quick-and-dirty shot. luckily, the previous owner had a window polished into it for testing.
most likely apatite in there.
here's the link to a page where you can see them side by side
http://instagram.com/p/qkGzLhxaiu/?modal=true

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Awesome, Danny.
What's the size of that xl?


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ok. i re-did the photo with the mm. i totally spaced on that.

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Hi Jimsfault,

I checked your website and you did an excelent job on photomicorgraphy.

What equipment do you use?


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Hi energyos. Thank you!
That photo was taken with a canon 5d ii on a Wild Heerbrugg m450 on a Macrorail using xenon pinpoint fiber optic lighting.
If you are planning a trip to Tucson next February, I'll be giving a talk at the AGA conference about photomicrography tips.

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Unofrtunatly I will not be able to come :(

I am permanently moving from Russia to Canada this November and that would be too much travel in a short time for me.

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Congrats on the move. I hope it goes well. Feel free to ask any questions you have. This forum is the perfect place to ask questions!

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Love taaffeite and your pic is awesome!!!

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