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  Topic: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
David

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 16, 2023 13:58   Subject: Re: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
Hi David! By the way: I saw you are from Bucharest, then my question is: is there any mineralogical exhibition in Romania? It would be interesting to visit it!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

He ...
  Topic: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
David

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Views: 17114

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 14, 2023 13:01   Subject: Re: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
I have never been and doubt I ever will.

Well, I'm sure there are some interesting mineral shows in the UK.
I would enjoy them all!
Plus, regional, or local mineral shows can be quite rewarding. ...
  Topic: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
David

Replies: 20
Views: 17114

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 14, 2023 09:21   Subject: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
Hello!
Who will be visiting Mineralientage 2023?
I am very excited that I will get to attend Mineralientage!
The last edition I"ve attended was in 2011. Hope it is just as good, or even bette ...
  Topic: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
David

Replies: 13
Views: 10619

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 13, 2023 08:14   Subject: Re: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
Hello, everyone,

I totally agree with Alfredo! I don't think that one should give up mineral collecting just because the price of high-end minerals is...high.
This hobby (like any other) is mostl ...
  Topic: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
David

Replies: 13
Views: 10619

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 10, 2023 10:34   Subject: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting? I can't really find any reason as long as I am alive. And given the huge diversity of the mineral world, I can't possibly get bored. ...
  Topic: Minimum size for a mineral museum
David

Replies: 11
Views: 9252

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 10, 2023 09:00   Subject: Re: Minimum size for a mineral museum
Hello,
Don't misunderstand my first message.
If I have only offered one quality specimen, it is because I have made multiple mistakes during my (long) life as a collector.
I have collected specimen ...
  Topic: Minimum size for a mineral museum
David

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Views: 9252

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 09, 2023 08:55   Subject: Re: Minimum size for a mineral museum
Hi David,

you will likely get as many opinions and as many numbers as there will be replies to this question, so let me throw in a bigger number than Roger and an "it depends" statement. ...
  Topic: Minimum size for a mineral museum
David

Replies: 11
Views: 9252

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 09, 2023 08:25   Subject: Re: Minimum size for a mineral museum
Small mineral museums work very well if focused on something special.
Take the small Weardale museum I visited today.

It has a small high quality selection of particular minerals specific to its ...
  Topic: Minimum size for a mineral museum
David

Replies: 11
Views: 9252

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 09, 2023 08:22   Subject: Re: Minimum size for a mineral museum
Hello David,
I would say only one, provided it is remarkable and esteemed by experienced collectors.

Hello, Roger,
Thank you for your reply! I see your point. Probably you could have a mineral mu ...
  Topic: Minimum size for a mineral museum
David

Replies: 11
Views: 9252

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 08, 2023 07:40   Subject: Minimum size for a mineral museum
Hello,
In your opinion, what would be a minimum number of mineral specimens needed to set up a mineral museum? So that you wouldn't think that it is too small.
I won't ask about the quality, as that ...
  Topic: Minerals to be found in only one location
David

Replies: 10
Views: 6652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2022 04:04   Subject: Re: Minerals to be found in only one location
While agreeing with Alfredo's caveat, if you look at some technical summary articles on locations such as: Franklin, Mont St-Hilaire, Langban, Tsumeb etc., they often list those minerals they consider ...
  Topic: Minerals to be found in only one location
David

Replies: 10
Views: 6652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2022 03:55   Subject: Re: Minerals to be found in only one location
There are thousands of mineral species found at only one locality: henmilite, ferrivauxite, nikischerite, favreauite, petermegawite... to name only a few that I've happened to be looking at recently, ...
  Topic: Minerals to be found in only one location
David

Replies: 10
Views: 6652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 26, 2022 20:09   Subject: Re: Minerals to be found in only one location
I've tried to assemble a list of minerals to be found in only one locality or region (strictly one). I've also checked on Mindat. For sure there must be many more. Please add if you know others.
Of c ...
  Topic: Minerals to be found in only one location
David

Replies: 10
Views: 6652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 26, 2022 19:59   Subject: Re: Minerals to be found in only one location
I don't know if such a list does even exist, but I can bring my 2 cents on this question:
- Benitoite: Mostly California, except a few in Japan, not the same status at all than the one of California. ...
  Topic: Minerals to be found in only one location
David

Replies: 10
Views: 6652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 26, 2022 16:04   Subject: Minerals to be found in only one location
Hello,

Do you know where I can find a list of minerals to be found in only one or two locations worldwide? I've seen the opposite.
I am fascinated by such minerals, considering they can only occur ...
  Topic: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 5836

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 26, 2022 15:28   Subject: Re: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
Around a hundred or so new mineral species are approved by the International Mineralogical Association every year. ("IMA approval" is only given after scientists have studied the material su ...
  Topic: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 5836

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 26, 2022 15:16   Subject: Re: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
It is not difficult, but it requires a lot of experience, specifically the ability to recognize and not waste time on known minerals, and the ability to use laboratory equipment to initially determine ...
  Topic: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
David

Replies: 10
Views: 5836

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 17, 2022 18:03   Subject: How hard is it to find a new mineral species?
Hello all!

What do you think, how hard is it to find a new mineral species these days? Considering there are already almost 6,000 identified, according to IMA.
If you were to look for a new minera ...
  Topic: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
David

Replies: 24
Views: 11575

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 05, 2022 19:48   Subject: Re: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
Hello, Riccardo,

I think we should definitely include gemstones in the potentially affordable minerals category. And those can make for great specimens, even if they are nowhere near jewellery-grad ...
  Topic: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
David

Replies: 24
Views: 11575

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 05, 2022 19:25   Subject: Re: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
Hello, Silvia,

Thank you! You are very kind! What is your reason for collecting minerals? I am simply fascinated by what nature can create in the mineral world and how incredibly diverse. Some mine ...
 
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