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  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
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PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Aug 06, 2020 11:25   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Peter, the collection did not suffer "very little or more likely NO damage", it is absolutely unscathed!!! We went through each and every rock, none has even budged. Likewise for the fossils ...
  Topic: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1)
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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Jul 24, 2020 14:59   Subject: Re: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1)
Awesome!

Haven't taken the time to read it all, but as I quickly glanced through I was wondering about El Toro.... which isn't marked on fig.3
....is that Gachala and not Chivor area?
Thanks Be ...
  Topic: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1)
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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Jul 24, 2020 11:48   Subject: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1)
For those interested in mining history, the GIA has just released the Spring issue of Gems & Gemology which features an article on the history of the Chivor Emerald mine (Colombia).

You can acc ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 02, 2020 15:59   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson

Not perfectly sure about the composition of the matrix, but seems to mostly be some deteriorated carbonates (calcite and/or dolomite?) and on the back there is an eroded pyrite crystal.

In Gachal ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 23, 2020 02:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Yes, the Dolomites sit on a light grey matrix :-)
Crumbly rock?

On the matrix side you have a nice sample of a brecciated rock unit made up of fragments of whitish albitites (resulting from the al ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 22, 2020 12:40   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Yes, the Dolomites sit on a light grey matrix :-)
Crumbly rock?
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 22, 2020 12:23   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Not a common specimen in that area.
Any patches of host rock on the opposite side?
Gérard
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 19, 2020 09:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Blue fireworks!
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 30, 2020 05:27   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Congratulations Mike!
Eagerly waiting for more stunning photos and specimens.
Gérard
  Topic: The rock that got away…
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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 17, 2020 04:58   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
Oh, yes. It was worth waiting for all those years!
Congratulations, Gérard.
Thank you Sante!
With all its ups and downs, the wait was most rewarding.
Incidentally, that wait allowed me to get to ...
  Topic: The rock that got away…
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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 17, 2020 04:14   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
The most vivid experience in my case is a specimen that didn’t really get away but took a couple of years to get into my collection.
I started attending the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines mineral show in the ...
  Topic: The rock that got away…
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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 04:44   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
The most vivid experience in my case is a specimen that didn’t really get away but took a couple of years to get into my collection.
I started attending the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines mineral show in the ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 02:10   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
There are important changes in Ste. Marie. Claude Abel is not anymore the mayor of Ste. Marie (by just 10 votes in the recent elections)
Also two people of the organization are not at the team anymo ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 03, 2020 14:15   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
Hope everybody is staying safe and well.

Maybe more a question to our fearless guide who is a long-time exhibitor at the Sainte-Marie show.

Do we know if the 2020 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines show has ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
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PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 25, 2020 11:52   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
The Candelabra is alive and well at the Smithsonian (as of Halloween 2018)
Don, for a second I thought this was your latest acquisition!!!!
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
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PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 05:47   Subject: Re: Stay at home - coronavirus / Covid-19

I take advantage of the Durand post to start what wants to be a system to communicate and know how each one is doing.
Are you all OK?


Bright election day morning here in the Paris area.
Just ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti
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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti   Posted: Mar 12, 2020 05:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy
Hello.

More from Italian Alps.

Regards.
Sante
Hello Sante,
You're still stuck in the Italian Alps :-)
I was happily surprised with the crystallized omphacite you posted.
I couple of years a ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 25, 2020 16:51   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
well done Gérard. your collection is great by aesthetic and by knowledge on this specific green topic
Merci pour ton mot Philippe.
When I started this collection more than 20 years ago in Colombia, ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 25, 2020 02:20   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Chaleureuses félicitations, Gerard.
We all suspect that you would have preferred a green star instead of a blue one. :-)
Warm greetings.
Sante
Merci beaucoup Sante!
Although green is my preferred ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 24, 2020 15:30   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Hello Gerard,

Congratulations on your new Blue Star !

Well deserved and well done.

Regards,

Don
Hi Don,
I truly appreciate your comments.
Your collection is inspirational and you paved ...
 
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