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  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
David

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 21, 2021 11:45   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
I'd like to pose the question: Is the "quest" for minerals (whether self-collected or purchased) more of a passion than actually getting more specimens? Do deer hunters find more pleasure ...
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
David

Replies: 15
Views: 4864

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 21, 2021 11:29   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
I freely admit it is the only vice or as you put it 'addiction' which I have never tried to cure myself of. At times it has hurt me financially or with space or the movers wanting to quit with 'what t ...
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
David

Replies: 15
Views: 4864

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 21, 2021 08:41   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
Hello, Bob!
Yes, hoarder would be a good description :)
I can totally relate to that, especially now, that I've run out of cabinet space :))
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
David

Replies: 15
Views: 4864

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 20, 2021 18:10   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
I don't want it cured, I just want to keep it in check :)
Thank you Don! I am not new to this forum, I just don't post that much. I've been on FMF since 2011 :)
  Topic: Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals
David

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 20, 2021 18:04   Subject: Re: Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals
Thank you Alfredo!
I think this is the first time I have heard about andyrobertsite. It is beautiful indeed, nice bluish color! To be found in Tsumeb, no surprise...
  Topic: Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals
David

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Views: 3223

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 20, 2021 17:44   Subject: Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals
Hello!
To your knowledge, which are the rarest minerals on Earth that are actually beautifully crystallized (not microscopic granules or some powdery stuff on a rock)? Many thanks!
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
David

Replies: 15
Views: 4864

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 20, 2021 17:33   Subject: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
Hello,
During the last year, because of the pandemic and the indoor lifestile, I've started buying many more minerals online. Before 2020 I rarely did that, choosing instead to focus on mineral shows ...
  Topic: What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula?
David

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jul 17, 2020 11:43   Subject: Re: What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula?
Hi David,

there are SO MANY minerals from the Balkan Peninsula that I can say: Yes, it is interesting and it is woth it. It's up to you what kind of minerals you like but I'm sure most collectors w ...
  Topic: What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula?
David

Replies: 2
Views: 4435

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jul 16, 2020 13:00   Subject: What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula?
Hello all!

If you are kind to share with me some opinions on what do you thing is interesting to collect from the Balkan Peninsula, in terms of minerals, of course? What do you think it's unique, s ...
  Topic: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 4981

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 08, 2020 10:18   Subject: Re: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
According to the photo of the matrix, I would still say it looks like from El Desierto Mine (but of course this is not a proof).

Thank you very much Tobi! That is good enough for me!

Regards,
...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 07, 2020 12:07   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Hi to everybody! the Bologna show didn't take place at all, for what I know! Campione d'Italia is an Italian village, belonging to Italy (Lombardy, Province Como) fully surronded by Swiss territory. I ...
  Topic: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 4981

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 07, 2020 06:53   Subject: Re: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
Talking about sulphur, I have this piece that I've bought some years ago from a flee market in Lisbon, I don't know from where it is. Could it be Italy?Rather not Italy, could be from El Desierto Mine ...
  Topic: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 4981

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 11:24   Subject: Re: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
Talking about sulphur, I have this piece that I've bought some years ago from a flee market in Lisbon, I don't know from where it is. Could it be Italy?Rather not Italy, could be from El Desierto Mine ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 11:12   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Good luck getting a mineral from the 'territory' of the Soverign Order of the Knights of Malta - who for some purposes are a 'state'

Yes, that is weird and funny, thank you for mentioning Peter! R ...
  Topic: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 4981

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 03:08   Subject: Re: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
But I also have this Romanian native sulphur.
  Topic: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 4981

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 03:00   Subject: From where is this Sulphur?. Could it be from Italy?
Talking about sulphur, I have this piece that I've bought some years ago from a flea market in Lisbon, I don't know where it is from. Could it be Italy?
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 02:51   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Hello, Riccardo,

Thank you very much for your answer! I see that the Perticara mines are now closed. Amazing specimens! But aragonite and calcite would do for me. I haven't been using my rock pick ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 02, 2020 03:16   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Riccardo,

Thank you, that was so funny, so there might be a chance for Vaticanite, Gandalfite, or Francisite, if someone finds a new mineral there. :)
Any idea regarding San Marino? Can you find s ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 02, 2020 01:50   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Peter,

Such a pity your friend is not on this forum, I bet he has a lot of interesting stories to tell about his collection.
You are totally right about borders and yes, it is strange, but I like ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
David

Replies: 18
Views: 11955

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 01, 2020 06:27   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Hello, Peter!

Your friend had a very cool idea, that is an interesting criteria for a collection. Especially considering that Geography was my first passion. I was thinking about that, but I find ...
 
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