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  Topic: In Memoriam - John Veevaert - Album of greetings cards
Elise

Replies: 18
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PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jun 26, 2018 07:08   Subject: Re: In Memoriam - John Veevaert
Sincere condolences to his family and friends. The growing outpouring of grief since the announcement of his tragic death is a tribute to the place he held in the hearts of the worldwide mineral commu ...
  Topic: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Elise

Replies: 5
Views: 7822

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Oct 05, 2016 13:04   Subject: Re: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Our latest "Micro-World" column features the 2nd "Quarterly Crystal" in our new series of uncut specimens - the first reported instance of a triplite included topaz!

"Quar ...
  Topic: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr. (1925–2015)
Elise

Replies: 4
Views: 13827

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: May 01, 2016 13:32   Subject: Re: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr. (1925–2015)
My friend Dr. Steve Chamberlain, Chairman of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, alerted me to an error in “Written in Stone: Remembering Master Faceter Art Grant" (InColor Magazine, Vol. 24, ...
  Topic: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Elise

Replies: 5
Views: 7822

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 29, 2016 14:14   Subject: Re: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
"A Fantastic Display of Phase Changes in a Sapphire’s Fluid Inclusion" http:(slash slash)www(dot)gia(dot)edu/gems-gemology/spring-2016-microworld-fantastic-display-phase-changes-sapphires-fl ...
  Topic: Quartz, Natural and Synthetic
Elise

Replies: 47
Views: 81819

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 29, 2016 14:09   Subject: Re: Quartz, Natural and Synthetic
...one of them was a broken Brazilian Quartz cluster, that had been partially regrown in the autoclave.
That is pretty neat to see Jamison - thank you so much for sharing! Is it possible to add arro ...
  Topic: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Elise

Replies: 5
Views: 7822

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 29, 2016 09:11   Subject: Re: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Two wonderful presentations at the RMS were on radioactive minerals (Peter Burns: "The Societal Importance of Uranium Minerals and Mineral-inspired Materials" and Bob Lauf: "Mineralogy ...
  Topic: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Elise

Replies: 5
Views: 7822

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 28, 2016 14:32   Subject: The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals
Hi,

Filing this under the "Minerals and Mineralogy" section in hopes that the free open access content will appeal to those interested in learning more about what inclusions in minerals c ...
  Topic: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr. (1925–2015)
Elise

Replies: 4
Views: 13827

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 26, 2016 11:37   Subject: Re: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr." (1925–2015)
Hi Peter,

Thank you for adding to the Memoriam. I was invited to write the tribute for Rocks & Minerals magazine, but by the time I whittled down the manuscript it was still 6x the acceptable ...
  Topic: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr. (1925–2015)
Elise

Replies: 4
Views: 13827

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 25, 2016 14:43   Subject: In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr." (1925–2015)
I hope members will enjoy reading two tributes I wrote to Arthur Tracey Grant Jr. (1925–2015) which are now freely available online:

"In Memoriam: Arthur Tracey Grant Jr." (1925–2015). Ro ...
  Topic: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Elise

Replies: 7
Views: 11771

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 25, 2016 08:17   Subject: Re: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
I think the strength of the RMS is in its diversity of delegates, as well as of speakers/topics. Steve Chamberlain does an amazing job of attracting both to the event. Perhaps most importantly, one o ...
  Topic: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Elise

Replies: 7
Views: 11771

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 24, 2016 20:53   Subject: Re: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
While the 43rd RMS was one of the best ever, the finale was nothing less than historic: Michael Bainbridge's overview of the upcoming book was terrific, not only in imagery and delivery, but because B ...
  Topic: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Elise

Replies: 7
Views: 11771

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 13, 2016 09:30   Subject: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Looking forward to seeing FMF friends at the 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium which kicks off tomorrow. 168 delegates have registered so far for this 4 day gathering, (as you know) a wo ...
  Topic: Some of my 2016 Tucson experience.
Elise

Replies: 21
Views: 24215

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 21, 2016 08:37   Subject: Re: Some of my 2016 Tucson experience.
Who is the guy with the out of control mustache and the beer?
Let us not speak of it, John.

This is a such a great look behind the scenes - Thanks so much Vic! (and don't let JSW fool you, he's ...
  Topic: Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals?
Elise

Replies: 21
Views: 27801

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 14, 2016 13:33   Subject: Re: Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals?
Forgive my newbie question, but these photos look a LOT like our local chiastolite. Can anyone explain in simple terms how these "patterns" are formed?
Hi - I started a thread on trapiche ...
  Topic: Trapiche Pezzottaite
Elise

Replies: 4
Views: 9067

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 14, 2016 13:23   Subject: Re: Trapiche Pezzottaite
Hi John,

I'm just thinking that it's a very interesting discussion from different points of view and maybe a kind of "Ownership of Words" [referring to my friend Dick Hughes' paper entit ...
  Topic: Trapiche Pezzottaite
Elise

Replies: 4
Views: 9067

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 14, 2016 11:06   Subject: Re: Trapiche Pezzottaite
At John White's suggestion I ended up writing a Letter to the Editor regarding trapiche nomenclature. It was recently published along with the authors' response regarding their paper on trapiche emera ...
  Topic: What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia?
Elise

Replies: 9
Views: 10750

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 14, 2016 10:25   Subject: Re: What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia?
Hi - I was surprised this was moved out of the "Mineralogy" section to the "Off-Topic and Introductions" section" probably because of my poorly worded initial inquiry. We had ...
  Topic: What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia?
Elise

Replies: 9
Views: 10750

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 11, 2016 15:34   Subject: What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia?
We've had some wonderful feedback for our Jan/Feb article in Rocks & Minerals on causation of blue color in minerals https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=48228&highlight ...
  Topic: Optical Mineralogy and Crystallography
Elise

Replies: 5
Views: 9111

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jan 11, 2016 11:20   Subject: Re: Optical Mineralogy and Crystallography
I'm hoping Jordi will remember the calcite prisms featured in the "Double Trouble: Navigating Birefringence" paper. The "Quartz: a Bull’s Eye on Optical Activity" features a quart ...
  Topic: Quartz, Natural and Synthetic
Elise

Replies: 47
Views: 81819

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jan 08, 2016 14:17   Subject: Re: Quartz, Natural and Synthetic
Congratulations Jamison on the "Photo of the Day" over on Mindat today:
https://www.mindat.org/photo-724266.html
(two closer views: https://www.mindat.org/photo-724264.html and https://w ...
 
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