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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2016 18:15    Post subject: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

In keeping with the FMF tradition, I'd like to extend warm wishes from the FMF team for a wonderful holiday season and a joyous 2017 filled with many mineral treasures.


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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 04:15    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year  

Merry holidays to everyone
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 04:53    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Mery Christmas and Happy New Year 2016.
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 11:00    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Hi to everybody!
All my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2017!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 11:09    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

And from me!


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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 11:32    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. !!!
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2016 11:39    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Merry Christmas to you and your families


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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2016 10:13    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Happy Holidays to all from a very Christmas-y Colorado!


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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2016 05:36    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Hi Chris, thank you. Some of that snow will be nice here where it is hot and dry :-)
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2016 06:32    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Hi Pierre--the snow was followed by some punishing cold. Minus 20 C out there while I'm writing this. Fortunately the low temps never persist for long here. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2016 13:10    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all minerals lovers as well as to all miners which have a very hard life to extract their treasures to the Mother Earth.


Peace in the world and prosperity for everybody!



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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2016 22:39    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Merry Christmas to all! Great miner photo, Jordi!


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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2016 04:21    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

A merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all from a hot and dry Namibia.


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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2016 05:25    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Heimo Hellwig wrote:
A merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all from a hot and dry Namibia.


Haha Heimo, that looks more like father Christmas on calcite :-) Thank you, Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and Sabine also.

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2016 09:20    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Happy holidays from 9500 ft. near the Continental Divide in Colorado. I'll have Christmas off.


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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2016 07:05    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Welcome to Colorado Vic! The digging's a little tough right now but a white Christmas is practically guaranteed.
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2016 08:07    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Chris Rayburn wrote:
Welcome to Colorado Vic! The digging's a little tough right now but a white Christmas is practically guaranteed.


Thanks Chris. If you consider ice a mineral, the digging's darn good, the crystals are abundant, and very white, but I'm here on business.



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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2016 09:13    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

vic rzonca wrote:
Chris Rayburn wrote:
Welcome to Colorado Vic! The digging's a little tough right now but a white Christmas is practically guaranteed.


Thanks Chris. If you consider ice a mineral, the digging's darn good, the crystals are abundant, and very white, but I'm here on business.


Remember Vic, 'all work no play makes Jack (Vic) a dull boy' :-)

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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2016 09:44    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

Merry Christmas from Stilpnomelane Santa- wonderful minerals will be waiting under the tree- but only if you reply, "Thank you Stilpnomelane Santa"


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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2016 10:37    Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!  

It's a thin section.
Quartz with arenite texture.
Probable field of view: 3 mm.
It's an odd TS, I like it.
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