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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 19:47    Post subject: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

I came across this specimen at a buffet last month and thought it was interesting. I don't know what kind of twinning it exhibits, if it is a twin, but it was juicy and delicious.


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 23:55    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Don Lum wrote:
I came across this specimen at a buffet last month and thought it was interesting. I don't know what kind of twinning it exhibits, if it is a twin, but it was juicy and delicious.

Yeah, a wonderful strawberryite - a common but desired mineral. I also found similar ones in German localities many times ... but none of them made it into my collection, they all disappeared on the way home ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2014 07:46    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin, it was juicy and delicious  

Don Lum wrote:
I came across this specimen at a buffet last month and thought it was interesting. I don't know what kind of twinning it exhibits, if it is a twin, but it was juicy and delicious.


Hi Don. As an expert on this type of mineral, I will suggest adding some ice cream (don't bother to wait for a reaction), apply the teeth and sense buds to determine the specie:-):-)

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2014 09:32    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Thanks for your "gut reactions" Tobi and Pierre. :-)

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2014 10:28    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Pierre,

It is a crime to artificially enhance a mineral specimen as juicy as this one. Let's hope Don won't do it and will be kind enough to save us some bits for us to share :-)

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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2014 16:16    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Another red juicy delicious twin


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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2014 19:31    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

This one is clearly a contact twin!
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2014 21:37    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Josele wrote:
This one is clearly a contact twin!


Wish I could share it with you, Josele.

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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2014 21:40    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

I have never liked the term contact twin - there is no allignment between the crystals so it must be a contact pear?
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2014 22:02    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

James wrote:
I have never liked the term contact twin - there is no allignment between the crystals so it must be a contact pear?


James, a contact "pear" or a contact "pair" ? ;-)

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 02:02    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Hi Don. How do we know you did not glue two specimens together?? :-) :-)
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 08:30    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Don. How do we know you did not glue two specimens together?? :-) :-)


Hello Pierre,

I think that you know that I'm not clever enough to create a fake twin like that. I know The Friends of Minerals Forum would spot a fake tomato twin in an instant. Also I don' t have Photoshop. Gwen found that tomato in her brother's back yard this weekend. However if you find a good adhesive that can be used for glueing tomatoes together, please let me know :-)

Hi to Riana.

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P.S. If I were going to create a fake twin of something, it probably wouldn't be a tomato!!

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 08:34    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Don

Pair or pear? It is a fruitless discussion I feel! (in the UK we call this the 'silly season' as out parliament is not sitting so the newspapers write rather pointless news - does FMF suffer the same fate?)

So we could have that wonderful debate: Tomato - fruit or vegetable?

Your pair - rock or mineral?
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 09:12    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Don Lum wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Don. How do we know you did not glue two specimens together?? :-) :-)


Hello Pierre,

I think that you know that I'm not clever enough to create a fake twin like that. I know The Friends of Minerals Forum would spot a fake tomato twin in an instant. Also I don' t have Photoshop. Gwen found that tomato in her brother's back yard this weekend. However if you find a good adhesive that can be used for glueing tomatoes together, please let me know :-)

Hi to Riana.

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P.S. If I were going to create a fake twin of something, it probably wouldn't be a tomato!!


Riana says thank you. Since we are on the tomatoe topic again, I wanted to say that I always test a (k)nife's sharpness on a tamotoe skin. Try that.

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 09:38    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Riana says thank you. Since we are on the tomatoe topic again, I wanted to say that I always test a (k)nife's sharpness on a tamotoe skin. Try that.


So what's the Mohs hardness of tomato skin? Has anyone done a scratch test here? ;)

Here's to betting it'd react with hydrochloric acid. And that the reaction with vinegar would be best described as "delicious". ;)
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2014 10:11    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Rei,

I will try the vinegar test ! I wonder if a little oil would hide the defects? ;-)

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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2014 15:08    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Pierre, this is the view from the other side


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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2014 03:53    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Don Lum wrote:
Pierre, this is the view from the other side


Oops! Now I can see for certain that there is no 'foul play'! There is no question, no glue involved. :-) :-) :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2014 13:41    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

Pierre,

One last shot taken at the post mortem exam I performed on the tomato twin. The cause of death was not determined, but the twinning is apparent ;-)

Don



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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2014 01:53    Post subject: Re: If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious  

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One last shot taken at the post mortem exam I performed on the tomato twin. The cause of death was not determined, but the twinning is apparent ;-)

Don


Happy anniversary Don and Gwen! May there be many more. Regards.

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