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  Topic: An ancient Tuscan fair.
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 2
Views: 527

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jul 31, 2020 07:04   Subject: Re: An ancient Tuscan fair.
Nice finds Sante! I particularly like the stibnite/senarmontite and the combo piece from Elba. I hope the show was a success for the dealers, despite the crowd restrictions.
  Topic: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 15
Views: 1901

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jul 25, 2020 06:30   Subject: Re: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
Wonderfully written and detailed, Tony. Thanks for contributing this!
  Topic: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30)
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 15
Views: 2808

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 03, 2020 07:59   Subject: Re: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30
A very thorough and detailed article, and a joy to read. Thanks Tony!
  Topic: Best Finds of the Month!
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 25
Views: 4444

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 29, 2020 07:33   Subject: Re: Best Finds of the Month!
I did some physical distancing in the eastern Utah desert last week and collected this celestine cluster in red jasper, with associated calcite. 8 cm x 15 cm; the celestine cluster is 4 cm x 5 cm.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 335
Views: 56198

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de Espa˝a (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 29, 2020 07:24   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Handsome fellow Bob. I've never seen one in my travels through Arizona.
  Topic: Dreaming of minerals
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 5
Views: 3216

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 06:28   Subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals
Oh indeed. I've had more mineral collecting dreams than I can remember. There must be something to this pattern of pulling museum quality, ready-to-display specimens from the ground, because that's ...
  Topic: Mines and mineral Localities
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 2
Views: 4903

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 06:17   Subject: Re: Mines and mineral Localities
Textbook
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 127
Views: 125620

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 11, 2020 07:26   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Vic! Welcome back. Those are some beautiful specimens. I much prefer crystals on matrix to loose crystals, and I've very seldom seen quartz specimens from that area on matrix.
  Topic: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 107
Views: 41925

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 12, 2020 06:57   Subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience
That brookite...wow indeed.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 104
Views: 52797

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 30, 2020 08:04   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
Those rutiles are stellar Bob. Do you know if they required any prep and cleaning, or are we seeing them pretty much as they came out of the ground?
  Topic: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 4
Views: 10932

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 30, 2019 07:06   Subject: Re: New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada
These are very cool corundums and garnets Herb. I look forward to reading the Rock and Gem article.
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfj÷r­ur
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 12
Views: 13766

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Sep 04, 2019 06:58   Subject: Re: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfj÷r­ur
That's a stunning specimen Bergur. Congratulations!
  Topic: Mineral collages 5.0
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 4
Views: 11231

PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Jul 18, 2019 07:09   Subject: Re: Mineral collages 5.0
That's beautiful Tobi! Nice work.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 128
Views: 95937

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 19, 2019 07:50   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
Bob, thank you so much for the excellent job (as always) of documenting the show, and in particular these cases. I have to agree, these displays set a new standard for the Tucson Show (or any show). ...
  Topic: Irradiated fluorite from China?
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 5
Views: 10021

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Jan 07, 2019 07:44   Subject: Re: Irradiated fluorite from China?
Hi Pierre--there was a recent discussion thread about this topic on Mindat. It may shed some light on the subject:
https://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-451984.html
  Topic: The Mineralogical Record
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 18
Views: 36898

PostForum: The Mineralogical Record   Posted: Dec 31, 2018 08:28   Subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record
Very thoughtful input Bob. This thread took a bit of a turn from Bob H's original purpose. I believe you've brought it back around to solid ground. I happen to agree with the points you've made; no ...
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfj÷r­ur
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 12
Views: 13766

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 01, 2018 05:43   Subject: Re: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfj÷r­ur
Thank you for sharing these, Bergur. As an avid field collector, I always appreciate seeing photos of collecting sites and in situ material to help bring the collecting experience to life, although I ...
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 127
Views: 125620

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Oct 04, 2018 09:27   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Good golly, that's a beauty, Vic. Some one of these days I'll make a collecting trip back there.
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 127
Views: 125620

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Oct 04, 2018 06:14   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Wow. That's quite the haul for a day that didn't begin with collecting in mind! How's that water line coming along?
  Topic: We celebrate the 12th anniversary of the beginning of FMF!
Chris Rayburn

Replies: 19
Views: 11486

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 07, 2018 07:45   Subject: Re: Today we celebrate the 12th anniversary of the beginning of FMF!
Long live FMF, indeed! Thanks for all that you do to keep this forum vital and valuable.
 
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