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  Topic: Found My First Topaz
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 10
Views: 2388

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 28, 2021 16:50   Subject: Re: Found My First Topaz
Good job! Nice topaz. Congratulations!!.

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: Can someone help identify this specimen?
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 3
Views: 1232

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 27, 2021 19:36   Subject: Re: Can someone help identify this specimen?
Nice opal!! It looks like it occurs in a relatively basic volcanic rock, like a basalt
  Topic: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 191
Views: 77453

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 02, 2020 15:36   Subject: Re: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Annemieke:en Rob:

Nice Bayldonite! And it looks like it occurs as/in a slickenside.

Keep posting!

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: Dreaming of minerals
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 5
Views: 4750

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 19:56   Subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals
Often I run across a specimen that leaves me befuddled. Should I get it or not? Usually I'll tell the dealer "Let me think about it." And I do. However, the ultimate test is whether or n ...
  Topic: How everyday common items got started
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 12
Views: 10797

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 17, 2020 15:01   Subject: Re: How everyday common items got started
In response to Dr Friedman's post, I must add that, when growing up in Amarillo, Texas, I had many friends from Lubbock, Texas (a few miles south of Amarillo), most of whom had a brownish discoloratio ...
  Topic: Collection of Benjamin Carballo
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 41
Views: 33690

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 26, 2019 20:31   Subject: Re: Collection of Benjamin Carballo
Hi Benjamin. Nice torbernite. I'd be proud to own it and/or fondle it.

All best wishes,

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 45
Views: 42527

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 12, 2018 17:11   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Ha Tony. You're just jealous because Pater Lemke beat you to the punch with "...museum of the unattainable." Or maybe that should be "unobtainable" ala "unobtainium". ...
  Topic: Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 2
Views: 3747

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 11, 2018 17:17   Subject: Re: Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area
Yes. You might try Lori Coleman at the SPANISH STIRRUP Rock Shop in Deming.
Their number is 575 545-2814 (at least it used to be in 2016). Good luck with your knapping

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 108
Views: 88062

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Nov 17, 2017 18:23   Subject: Re: Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz
Unbelievable. I don't know how you recognize these things! The chlorite 7 photo is particularly enjoyable.

I look forward to seeing more of them.

Thanks, and happy Thanksgiving

Ed in Kingma ...
  Topic: Cause of Blue, Green and Blue/Green Coloration of Cookeite
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 4
Views: 5352

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 03, 2017 18:02   Subject: Re: Cause of Blue, Green and Blue/Green Coloration of Cookeite
I'll just break in here.

I like the idea of pronouncing it cookie-ite. Kind of silly I know, but hey, sometimes I think we need more silly. For years I pronounced whewellite as "wee-wellite& ...
  Topic: Phil Simmons Collection
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 12
Views: 10437

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 18, 2017 18:54   Subject: Re: Phil Simmons Collection
Nice vanadinite Philip. And self-collected, too. I join with everyone else in looking forward to seeing your minerals from New Mexico in the near future.

All best wishes,

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: One for you slag lovers.
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 12
Views: 9729

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 22, 2016 14:32   Subject: Re: One for you slag lovers.
Yes. I found similar-looking stuff out in the desert west of Kingman. Took it to the local meteorite guys KD METEORITES when they lived here. Together we realized that this was some sort of slag of ...
  Topic: Rock Currier
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 20
Views: 36907

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Sep 27, 2015 16:55   Subject: Re: Rock Currier
So much to write, so little room. So Rock introduced me to most of the mineral collecting/dealing community in 1975. I saw him every year thereafter. Our friendship was long-lasting and comfortable ...
  Topic: Rock Currier
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 20
Views: 36907

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Sep 27, 2015 16:26   Subject: Re: Rock Currier
In the winter of 1974, I had just finished Phase 1 of a drilling project in the Christmas Mountains of Texas, working as NORANDA Exploration's Texas Projects geologist After the end of the year holid ...
  Topic: Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens.
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 26
Views: 40664

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Aug 13, 2015 14:38   Subject: Re: Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens.
I agree with Les. If one is fearful that handling malachite is hazardous, you may as well don rubber gloves when counting the pennies in your pocket, the high zinc percentage notwithstanding......
...
  Topic: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 28
Views: 40697

PostForum: École des Mines de Paris (Paris School of Mines)   Posted: Jul 16, 2015 20:49   Subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit
Thanks Bryan. But no malachite pseudomorphs after (octahedral) cuprite from Chessy?

I was really looking forward to seeing some. Oh well, il n'a pas de quoi, eh?

Thanks again for an enlighteni ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2015
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 174
Views: 260335

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 17, 2015 15:36   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2015
Missed a bunch of e-mails, am just now getting around to viewing them. Someone needs to stand a little closer to their copy of Dana's system, in that the formula posted on the label for Azurite is in ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 119
Views: 116832

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Sep 10, 2014 14:44   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...
Great news Gail. Glad to hear/read that you are cancer free. This is just GREAT news!!

And you're entertaining again, getting back into the mineralogical aspect of things. Wish I could be there ...
  Topic: Favourite SEM photos
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 16
Views: 25569

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Aug 21, 2014 14:15   Subject: Re: Favorite SEM photos
Holy cow!! Great photos, Cesar. Please post more. These are so unusual. I envy you your time spent at the controls of the SEM machine. Thanks for sharing.

Ed in Kingman
  Topic: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend
Ed Huskinson

Replies: 16
Views: 22718

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jul 10, 2014 17:45   Subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend
I purchased something from Luis almost every year in Tucson, and always came away from the encounter with a smile on my face. He was a good man, and I will miss him like fire. As Peter says "Va ...
 
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