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  Topic: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Byron Anderson

Replies: 14
Views: 4908

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 05, 2020 23:12   Subject: Re: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Well I guess I’m spending some money this week. Thanks for the input everyone.
  Topic: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Byron Anderson

Replies: 14
Views: 4908

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 04, 2020 13:21   Subject: Mineral Collections of Brazil
I was perusing a very popular auction/commerce website and found "Mineral Collections of Brazil " being offered. This is a new book (published 2020) that I had not heard of. Some photos of ...
  Topic: Torbernite from Musonoi DR Congo?
Byron Anderson

Replies: 5
Views: 6460

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 29, 2020 20:01   Subject: Re: Torbernite from Musonoi DR Congo?
Tobi - Thank you for the location confirmation.

Wendell - Thank you for the meta-explanation.

Peter - Thank you for the reminder on how to handle Torbernite. I carried the specimen from its sto ...
  Topic: Torbernite from Musonoi DR Congo?
Byron Anderson

Replies: 5
Views: 6460

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 28, 2020 18:12   Subject: Torbernite from Musonoi DR Congo?
Hello Mineral Experts

From my box of mystery minerals I present to you all what I think is a typical Torbernite from the Musonoi Mine in DR Congo. Are there other possible locations I need to cons ...
  Topic: Tourmaline Location Unknown
Byron Anderson

Replies: 7
Views: 5792

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 23, 2020 10:02   Subject: Re: Tourmaline Location Unknown
A clue! I'll take it and do as you suggest. Thank you. Stay tuned.....
  Topic: Hematite Confirmation and Location
Byron Anderson

Replies: 8
Views: 5001

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 23, 2020 10:01   Subject: Re: Hematite Confirmation and Location
Thank you everyone for responding. I'm such a dodo. I had checked magnetism prior to posting and forgot to add it to the properties. NOT magnetic. And hardness is closer to 7. Barely scratched by ...
  Topic: Tourmaline Location Unknown
Byron Anderson

Replies: 7
Views: 5792

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 22, 2020 15:07   Subject: Tourmaline Location Unknown
Following up on my mystery minerals here is a second mineral for your consideration. This pink to bluish-green tourmaline could come from a dozen or more locations but hoping someone out there has on ...
  Topic: Hematite Confirmation and Location
Byron Anderson

Replies: 8
Views: 5001

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 22, 2020 14:43   Subject: Hematite Confirmation and Location
Several years ago I was fortunate enough to come into the possession of a prominent mineral collector's "junk box" who is no longer with us. Some of the "junk" has lifted the qual ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Byron Anderson

Replies: 128
Views: 128602

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 22, 2019 21:52   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
Dave

Thank you for posting the field photos. That is truly an incredible find! I especially love the photo of the specimen covered in manganese oxide. You can see the potential teasing us throug ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Byron Anderson

Replies: 128
Views: 128602

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 21, 2019 22:58   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
Dave, any chance you have in-situ photos of the gold you can share? I decided to go to the main show this year instead of the early shows and it looks like I made the right decision. Between the Wu ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Byron Anderson

Replies: 1282
Views: 1029068

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 15, 2016 13:58   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Ploum -

Do I have your permission to post some of my favorites of your photos to Pinterest on "My Favorite Minerals Board"? The photo will include all information shown on each photo you ...
  Topic: Tucson, questionable prices?
Byron Anderson

Replies: 162
Views: 258730

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Feb 22, 2016 18:51   Subject: Re: Tucson, questionable prices?
I have a couple thoughts to share below after my return from Tucson 2016. Not directly related to pricing, but this thread seems the most appropriate as I don't want to interfere with Gail and Don's ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Byron Anderson

Replies: 212
Views: 331168

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Nov 30, 2015 16:03   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Is there any chance of a future coffee table book featuring this mind-blowing collection? I'll be the first in line.
  Topic: Yellow Feldspar from HCl
Byron Anderson

Replies: 5
Views: 6762

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Feb 14, 2015 01:43   Subject: Re: Yellow Feldspar from HCl
Thank you for the suggestions! I have both iron out and oxalic acid. I think I'll try the 10% ammonia solution first though, since that is one I haven't used and this is an excuse to add it to the b ...
  Topic: Yellow Feldspar from HCl
Byron Anderson

Replies: 5
Views: 6762

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Feb 13, 2015 20:09   Subject: Yellow Feldspar from HCl
Mineral Friends

Help! I think I wrecked a specimen. I used HCl to clean up a drill core specimen that encountered a feldspar and pyrite pocket. I apparently left the specimen in too long and now ...
  Topic: West Kenya Minerals
Byron Anderson

Replies: 1
Views: 8796

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Aug 15, 2014 14:48   Subject: West Kenya Minerals
Fellow FMF'ers

I'm taking a trip to southwest Kenya as part of an Engineers Without Borders project. While most of my days will be spent working, I'm hoping to have a few afternoons free and maybe ...
  Topic: CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Byron Anderson

Replies: 63
Views: 117962

PostForum: Exceptional finds   Posted: Feb 28, 2014 20:03   Subject: Re: CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
My flight home from Tucson to Sacramento was one of the most stressful of my life, making sure my new Crocoite was stable and unharmed - and that was with it glued in one of Adams acrylic boxes! I wa ...
  Topic: Minerals from South Central Kenya
Byron Anderson

Replies: 0
Views: 3305

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 21, 2013 00:34   Subject: Minerals from South Central Kenya
Friends

I am scheduled to make a trip this summer to a village about 45 miles northeast of Lake Victoria as part of an Engineers Without Borders project. If I can sneak away for a day or two, I'd ...
  Topic: Mining Sapphire question
Byron Anderson

Replies: 8
Views: 8682

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 16, 2013 00:28   Subject: Re: Mining Sapphire question
Corundum is, in most cases, a medium to high pressure, high temperature forming mineral. Most true granitic bodies form at low to medium temperature and pressures. I'm wondering if the cases where i ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013
Byron Anderson

Replies: 122
Views: 170933

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 04, 2013 16:52   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013
Do the printed catalogs from the show include photos of the gold specimens shown here on FMF? And if so are captions included with the photos that include local, size, weight, etc? I'm thinking of b ...
 
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