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25 Apr-09:31:08 Re: colourful crystals plus colourless crystals (Bashka)
25 Apr-04:58:11 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
25 Apr-04:48:28 Re: collection of fiebre verde - peñas blancas (#682) (Fiebre Verde)
25 Apr-04:48:02 Re: the mizunaka collection (Pierre Joubert)
24 Apr-21:36:07 Re: chinese realgar (Rubytime)
24 Apr-16:56:48 Re: tourmaline included smokey quartz specimen real or fake? (Striker.Svr)
24 Apr-15:54:16 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
24 Apr-14:30:17 Re: colourful crystals plus colourless crystals (Bob Carnein)
24 Apr-12:42:26 Re: colourful crystals plus colourless crystals (Bob Harman)
24 Apr-12:15:27 Re: colourful crystals plus colourless crystals (Bashka)
24 Apr-12:04:13 Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals (Bashka)
24 Apr-08:18:54 Re: help identifying this conglomerate (Joshtw)
23 Apr-18:44:42 Re: conglomerate but what type of minerals (Dale Hallmark)
23 Apr-18:25:36 Re: conglomerate but what type of minerals (Bob Harman)
23 Apr-18:14:48 Re: biotite?? not sure what this (James W)
23 Apr-18:13:40 Re: conglomerate but what type of minerals (James W)
23 Apr-18:12:39 Re: conglomerate but what type of minerals (James W)
23 Apr-18:11:54 Conglomerate but what type of minerals (James W)
23 Apr-18:10:24 Re: biotite?? not sure what this (Pete Modreski)
23 Apr-18:02:25 Re: biotite?? not sure what this (James W)
23 Apr-17:50:49 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
23 Apr-17:37:48 Re: biotite?? not sure what this (Matt_zukowski)
23 Apr-17:27:14 Re: biotite?? not sure what this (James W)
23 Apr-17:11:40 Biotite?? not sure what this (James W)
23 Apr-12:00:06 Re: are there diamonds, peridot and sapphire in the igneous rocks? (Jesse Fisher)

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  Topic: Franklin Mint Collection
crothera

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PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jun 04, 2015 07:05   Subject: Franklin Mint Collection
Recently I purchased what I believe is the entire collection of Minerals of the World , sold by the Franklin Mint. Buyers joined and received one small cabinet specimen each month at a cost of $44 ea ...
  Topic: When Do Crystals Stop Growing?
crothera

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 04, 2015 06:45   Subject: Re: When Do Crystals Stop Growing?
Synthesis, as with many terms, has subject related descriptions. Notice I used "description" rather than definition, which I always told my students was a term the leads one to believe the t ...
  Topic: How all you got started in collecting?
crothera

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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Jun 08, 2014 10:32   Subject: Re: How all you got started in collecting?
I've always wanted to be a pirate and have a chest of gems. My dad took me to see the gems at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Phila. when I was in 6th grade. Wow was I enthralled. He purchased a pi ...
  Topic: Found a couple of these on a septic dig in the backyard, are they anything
crothera

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 08, 2014 09:36   Subject: Re: Found a couple of these on a septic dig in the backyard, are they anything
Obsidian is glass actually, but obviously not human made. Aquarium stores have sold pieces for display; maybe they were somehow thrown there. Unless you live near a volcano they are man made.
  Topic: Bob's rocks
crothera

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 22, 2013 12:39   Subject: Re: Bob's rocks
After viewing the specimens shown here I get a sinking feeling I've wasted close to $10K on specimens I have bought. I simply love seeing the natural beauty! As a retired physical sciences teacher I h ...
 
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