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  Topic: Da Boss...
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Aug 23, 2016 07:37   Subject: Re: Da Boss...
Hahaha!!!

It does look like both Jordi and missed Spanish actor Alfredo Landa.

Kidding apart, nice work!!!
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Nevada
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 33
Views: 72262

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Nov 10, 2013 02:45   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Nevada
Sorry for the meddling but because of stories like this I love the net and... of course, FMF.

Regards
  Topic: "What's in a name?" - thoughts on the subject of provenance
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 28
Views: 38625

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 04, 2013 03:47   Subject: Re: "What's in a name?" - thoughts on the subject of provenance
Nice topic "to have a breakfast with".

Well, as a collector -pay attention I say "collector", not "mineral collector"-, a label is another collectible object. I can ea ...
  Topic: Making brown vanadinite red again
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 9
Views: 14414

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Oct 27, 2013 13:39   Subject: Re: Making brown vanadinite red again
Antonio - yes, I searched and had previously found the thread to which you refer but it did not address if anything can be done to reverse the effects of light "damage" on any species (vanad ...
  Topic: About cyclic twinning - (5)
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 144
Views: 235426

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 27, 2013 01:54   Subject: Re: About cyclic twinning - (5)
Peter, you never give up surprising us. You have contributed to create an increasing group of rutile lovers here on FMF. Thanks for this new fragment of the rutile history.

Regards
  Topic: Making brown vanadinite red again
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 9
Views: 14414

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Oct 27, 2013 01:43   Subject: Re: Making brown vanadinite red again
I think many of you will find quite useful this topic

FMF hosts a great amount of information. We can look it up easily using its searching tool.

Regards
  Topic: Collection of Nurbo
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 404
Views: 670214

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 10, 2013 09:25   Subject: Re: Collection of Nurbo
Hi Nurbo. Now Jordi is on a trip but both of us are pretty sure that the last two fluorites come actually from Tounfit, Boumia, Morocco: deep violet color, modified cubes as well as octahedra, zoning. ...
  Topic: Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 14
Views: 35988

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Aug 27, 2013 03:00   Subject: Re: Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount
Thank you very much, Peter, for the explanation. In honor of the truth, I did not realize there must be a man, a mineralogist, behind the box name.

Regards
  Topic: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 301
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PostForum: The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum   Posted: Jul 11, 2013 18:39   Subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Great Silvers John!

I totally agree.

Regards
  Topic: Collection of Mike Wood
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 153
Views: 208851

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:50   Subject: Re: Collection of Mike Wood
Stunning Manebach feldspar twins!! I think Manebach twins are single, not polysynthetic, but they look like so.

Regards
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 1146
Views: 1448609

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:42   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Nice contrasting specimen with the andradites on its matrix. If I am not wrong, it is not very common to see them on it -from Kayes I mean-.

Cheers
  Topic: Simone Citon Mineral Collection
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 41
Views: 81937

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:23   Subject: Re: Simone Citon Mineral Collection
Your amazing specimens introduce you perfectly, Simone. Our warmest welcome.

Please, read this link to add several pictures in a single message. Thank you.

Regards
  Topic: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition!
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 65
Views: 150245

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 26, 2013 06:39   Subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition!
We can see the live show via webcam provided by the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines management:

https://www.sainte-marie-mineral.com/webcam.html

It's a pity the camera is not a hand one travelling from o ...
  Topic: Twinning of aragonite - (15)
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 9
Views: 30234

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:51   Subject: Re: Twinning of the aragonite - (15)
Thank you very much, Pete, for this thread with your conclusions after the research. Especially I would like to thank your clear and pedagogical explanations that let many of us, who lack of the adequ ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Iran
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 35
Views: 55633

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 11, 2013 03:38   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Iran
Thand you very much, Vhairap, for sharing your knowledge about Iran and your stunning epidote specimens. I guess the development of this thread will bring us more lovely surprises.

Regards
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 75
Views: 122904

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Jun 02, 2013 03:18   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Mexico
One more from New Mexico.

Regards
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 139
Views: 149030

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Jun 02, 2013 02:56   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana
My two cents... you can see my interest focused in pyrites...

Regards
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Texas
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 22
Views: 46604

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Jun 02, 2013 02:40   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Texas
Very nice Antonio. They are not often on matrix and this is a very good example!
Thank you for your comment. I guess the limestone matrix is soft and the crystals are often floaters. Indeed, so are ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Texas
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 22
Views: 46604

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Jun 01, 2013 17:24   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Texas
One more interesting pyrite from Texas

Regards
  Topic: Pyrrhotite - I lost its origin
Antonio Alcaide

Replies: 9
Views: 12856

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 01, 2013 09:18   Subject: Re: Pyrrhotite - I lost its origin
Antonio et al...once pyrrhotite gets to swelling and cracking it is beyond hope...get rid of it before it infects other pieces!

Thanks again. I will do it inmediately.

Regards
 
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