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  Topic: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 07, 2020 19:50   Subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience
I was at Tucson in 2017 and what a wonderful experience it was.... I'm so jealous of you and those able to attend this year.
I'm an Icelander at the moment in Colombia, which also is awesome... and I ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 26
Views: 9223

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 20, 2020 17:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
I got this large quartz a couple of weeks ago, it has some damage (which is common here, especially when from the street sellers).
It has micro-inclusions of epidote and although an exact locality is ...
  Topic: Display cabinets
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 3897

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 14, 2020 09:42   Subject: Re: Display cabinets
Great input from everyone :-)

Tho still no word on any maker of the small LED-spots
...I guess that even tho the dealers use them collectors tend not to?
Perhaps since as mentioned they lack so m ...
  Topic: Display cabinets
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 3897

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2020 15:06   Subject: Re: Display cabinets
Thanks SteveB.

While I wasn't exactly looking for a justification for cheap solutions... I already knew I was going for LED-strips along the front for general light without much shadows.
Hoping to ...
  Topic: Display cabinets
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 3897

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2020 12:20   Subject: Re: Display cabinets
Thank you for your response, Jesse.

While I believe you, I have seen many purely LED lit cabinets by vendors, and the results were quite amazing even tho they included some of those minerals you me ...
  Topic: Display cabinets
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 3897

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2020 10:50   Subject: Display cabinets... lighting
I'm looking to finally get a proper cabinet setup to display my minerals.
I've been looking for an antique or older cabinet to modify.

What I'm wondering about is the lights...
I did consider jus ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 26
Views: 9223

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 23, 2019 16:42   Subject: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Although I have seen pieces of greenish Calcite here in Colombia, they have not been in the classic shape.
Most have been incomplete and of a more grassy green hue and with no sign of matrix.

Rece ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

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Views: 9223

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 23, 2019 16:27   Subject: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
I'm back in Colombia... since the beginning of December.
Might be staying for quite some while this trip.

Already got a few nice new pieces and have my camera with me.

First off, here is an awe ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 19, 2019 16:59   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
A lot easier to give comments on specimens seen in person than of photos obviously.
I would venture a guess on the lustrous brown crystals to be grey dolomite, just with some iron staining and even m ...
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 358
Views: 121514

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 25, 2019 09:14   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
There was a find a few months ago in Colombia of those.
But when found they are all covered in Goetite.... sadly some sellers in Colombia didn't like that dark look (after realizing they were Pyrite ...
  Topic: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 6
Views: 1712

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 16, 2019 11:07   Subject: Re: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction
In regards to what Bob Harman just said on prices of the pieces in this auction.
My thoughts are they reflect almost in no way normal prices.
This was an auction for charity... I would think that mo ...
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjrur
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 12
Views: 3619

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Sep 05, 2019 08:34   Subject: Hvalfjrur Zeolite find... total of pocket
Thank you for kind comments :-)

Here is a little video I took up the cliff... a bit shaky, being in a rather precarious position


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Also some low quality images of the 3 flats and ...
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjrur
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 12
Views: 3619

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Sep 02, 2019 16:50   Subject: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjrur - Big stuff today :-)
Just had to share two pictures of the best piece I just found today.

This is bigger and better than pretty much anything I've found there so far.
I couldn't extract most of the vug I found, as it ...
  Topic: Inclusions in Pea Blanca quartz?
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 4
Views: 1123

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 31, 2019 08:07   Subject: Re: Inclusions in Pea Blanca quartz?
I've seen this Colombian quartz with fibrous looking inclusions... but to me they had looked like hollow tubes... which I am glad to see that Dr Rossman agrees on.

Many countries deal with problems ...
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjrur
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 12
Views: 3619

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Aug 25, 2019 11:53   Subject: Re: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjrur
Been collecting more this summer in my spot.
Even more amazing things as I am getting to know the location more and more.
A couple of specimen photos attached...of my recent finds.
  Topic: Calcite Cone?
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 15
Views: 1996

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 16, 2019 11:27   Subject: Re: Calcite Cone?
Is the "cone" part referring to is being a fossilized plant-cone?

Looks cool :-)
  Topic: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 5072

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 07, 2019 20:10   Subject: Re: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Very beautiful quartz crystal!
Looks even better in person :-)

Thanks.... and you have indeed seen it in person! :-)
  Topic: Curious Little Rock...Help with ID?
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 7
Views: 1488

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 06, 2019 20:43   Subject: Re: Curious Little Rock...Help with ID?
What I find curious is the dark, glassy looking material between the blades... has bubbles in it (slag or tar?)
  Topic: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 5072

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 06, 2019 13:01   Subject: Re: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Took a still of one of the quartzes in the videos above (the third)

...many extra faces... some are just part of the normal hex... but I'm not versed in IDing them all so I'm putting in the same pi ...
  Topic: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson

Replies: 17
Views: 5072

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 16, 2019 18:39   Subject: Peas Blancas views
This time it wasn't all cloudy all the time so here are some views

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