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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2010 05:23    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection  

Who doesn’t know Bill Pinch and the fame of his extraordinary collection? Bill has long been preparing a web page with images of specimens from his collection and currently he is already well advanced in the display.

Anyone who wants to enjoy a virtual visit to one of the world’s most important collections of minerals can do it visiting the website of Bill Pinch -> http://www.williampinch.com/ or more specifically its "Minerals" section -> http://www.williampinch.com/minerals

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Recommended Reading: "Visit to Bill Pinch collection" by Gail Spann -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=582

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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2010 05:46    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

His collection is really superb and i'm glad that he built his own page to show it. The photos are very classy, but it's sad that he provides neither sizes nor localities of his specimens :-/
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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2010 05:14    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

Jordi, thank you for this post & link, I would not have seen it otherwise, I understand he is a well known figure in the mineral world but I don't know anything about him, I really enjoyed the website & look forward to seeing more of this collection as it developes.

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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2010 07:44    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

Debbie Woolf wrote:
..I understand he is a well known figure in the mineral world but I don't know anything about him...

He is a legend. Probably the world's best private collector of rare species.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2010 03:53    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

Jordi is absolutely correct. Bill's ability to obtain the best specimens of rare species is unequalled. His huge collection consists of many more common minerals as well, but each is outstanding in quality. Many years ago he had assembled what I considered to be the best private collection ever and that was sold to the Canadian National Museum. What made that collection particularly unique is that every specimen in it was either the best ever found for the species or nearly the best. He also had a remarkably large number of type specimens. Subsequent to selling that collection he started over and now has another collection of similar quality but many of the rare species in the earlier collection are no longer available. Bill has also identified many new species.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2010 19:43    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to 'enlighten' me.

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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2011 10:53    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (1) / Andyrobertsite  

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Jordi is absolutely correct. Bill's ability to obtain the best specimens of rare species is unequalled. His huge collection consists of many more common minerals as well, but each is outstanding in quality. Many years ago he had assembled what I considered to be the best private collection ever and that was sold to the Canadian National Museum. What made that collection particularly unique is that every specimen in it was either the best ever found for the species or nearly the best. He also had a remarkably large number of type specimens. Subsequent to selling that collection he started over and now has another collection of similar quality but many of the rare species in the earlier collection are no longer available. Bill has also identified many new species.



Is the time to see the specimens of this great collection. William Pinch kindly gave us the right to reproduce the images of his collection he displays on his web page: http://www.williampinch.com/minerals

As the images of the specimens appear on his web page displayed as thumbnail images, here it would looks a little bit different, more visual.

I plan offer one specimen every day (more or less), and I will start today with the famous Andyrobertsite - seems to be just one quality specimen on the world, this one! - from Tsumeb.


Hopefully you like it as I like. Enjoy!



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Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Specimen size: 4.1 cm. high
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Mineralogical Record cover Vol. 30, No. 3, May - June 1999

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2011 12:29    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (2) / Samsonite  

A rarity


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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2011 13:13    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (3) / Azurite  

Tsumeb


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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2011 04:34    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

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Thanks for posting pictures of some of the exceptional specimens in the Bill Pinch collection also here. It is important that also images of exceptional rare species are present on the web, but Bill pinch would have served the collector community better by also stating the sizes of the specimens and xls.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2011 04:50    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

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...better by also stating the sizes of the specimens and xls.


I agree Knut, I already sent a message to Mr. Pinch with the same request but we should consider that on his current state of health is a kind of miracle to had his permission to publish the images here and, honestly, we can't demand so much.

Of course I will add sizes if Mr. Pinch can supply they, otherwise I will move this thread to the "Trips and Museum visits" and we can consider the images as a kind of window to see his collection, but without sizes...

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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2011 05:30    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

I also noticed there was no info on sizes so I went to the website from the link above, I looked at the Tsumeb gallery & really enjoyed every photo, I noticed most photo's stated cabinet, sm cabinet or thumbnail.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2011 15:57    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (4) / Metazeunerite  

Something unusual from China


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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2011 01:29    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (5) / Betpakdalite  

A dream! ;-)


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Betpakdalite xls in & on Scorodite xls
Tsumeb, Namibia
Structure type for Betpakdalite

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2011 14:15    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (6) / Bartelkeite  

Rare & from Tsumeb


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Bartelkeite xls with minor Mimetite
Tsumeb, Namibia
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2011 06:07    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (7) / Arsenbrackebuschite  

More and more rare...


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Tsumeb, Namibia
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2011 16:13    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (8) / Cadmium Willemite  

And a colorful one


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Tsumeb, Namibia
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2011 15:20    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (9) / Mawbyite  

A new extremely rare species


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Mawbyite red brown xls on Scorodite xls and Quartz xls
Tsumeb, Namibia
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Tsumeb, Namibia

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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2011 15:04    Post subject: The Bill Pinch collection - (10) / Xanthoconite  

A beauty from Morocco


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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2011 17:36    Post subject: Re: The Bill Pinch collection  

The Bill Pinch collection is amazing and wouldn't be awesome to be one of the people awarded the Pinch Medal?
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