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25 Feb-01:36:30 The mizunaka collection - agate (Am Mizunaka)
24 Feb-09:30:59 Re: collection of michael shaw - clara mine (Michael Shaw)
23 Feb-14:45:25 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
23 Feb-07:33:22 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
23 Feb-07:04:32 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Carles Millan)
23 Feb-05:35:09 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
23 Feb-05:23:35 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
22 Feb-04:48:15 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
22 Feb-00:28:51 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
21 Feb-10:24:36 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
21 Feb-09:21:50 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
20 Feb-20:24:24 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
20 Feb-07:10:57 Collection of carles millan: calcite from elmwood (Carles Millan)
19 Feb-23:17:24 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
19 Feb-23:12:03 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
19 Feb-08:04:24 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
19 Feb-01:36:00 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
19 Feb-00:07:09 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
18 Feb-14:54:23 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
18 Feb-07:40:01 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
18 Feb-07:37:31 Re: fluorite locality (Jordi Fabre)
18 Feb-04:24:51 Re: tucson 2024 - it's started! (Fiebre Verde)
17 Feb-22:18:27 Re: the mizunaka collection - gold (Am Mizunaka)
17 Feb-17:36:33 Re: tucson 2024 - it's started! (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
17 Feb-16:00:58 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Carles Millan)

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  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Feb 18, 2024 04:24   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Number 8 in the series of "Barite World Tour" cases entered annually by Bill and Diana Dameron covers Latin America - mainly Mexico and Peru as most other nations in Latin America are devoid ...
  Topic: Iron cross twinned Pyrites from Gachalá or from Ubalá?
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Dec 31, 2023 08:20   Subject: Re: Iron cross twinned Pyrites from Gachalá or from Ubalá?
Recently, this piece has been published: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=110019, and as I remain intrigued to find out if these twinned Pyrites are truly from Gachalá or if ...
  Topic: MIM Visitors' Book
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 35
Views: 54830

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Oct 19, 2023 16:46   Subject: Re: MIM Visitors' Book
One of my favorite specimens of the MIM is this Colombian euclase.
I just can't stop staring at it.
This photo taken during a recent visit doesn't do any justice to the beauty of this crystal.
Ther ...
  Topic: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 17120

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 24, 2023 10:57   Subject: Re: Who is coming to Mineralientage?
Does anyone know a good restaurant in Munich for truffles? It will be the right time of year...
John,
I have never experienced truffles in Munich but I guess Italian restaurants/trattorias/osterias ...
  Topic: New article discussing the morphological features and oddities in Colombian emerald
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 25, 2023 06:33   Subject: New article discussing the morphological features and oddities in Colombian emerald
For those interested in morphological features and oddities in Colombian emerald, there is an article which was just published in the Spring 2023 issue of 𝘎𝘦𝘮𝘴 & &# ...
  Topic: MIneralogical Record delivery outside USA
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 16637

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Feb 27, 2023 05:29   Subject: Re: MIneralogical Record delivery
Received my copy this morning 27 February.
Gerard
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 24, 2023 07:50   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Coscuez (#857)
Coscuez crystal with a spectacular "jardin" magnified by the transparency of the thin hexagonal prism.
Host rock is black shale.
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 19, 2023 16:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#860)
Water-clear crystal surrounded by small white elongated prismatic crystals of gypsum.
Specimen is partly covered with orange to dark brown material (limonite/goethite pseudomorphs after pyrite).
Hos ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 08, 2023 08:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
I agree that with the form of the crystals that they are highly likely to be from Chivor (given my limited knowledge) I do also wonder if the micro crystals present aren't only calcite, but also micro ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 07, 2023 15:57   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
In this last picture, we can see the depth of the color even more I would say. Close to the c axis direction. Perfect catch of the holes, this one was in progress for being "un vaso" ;)
We ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 07, 2023 12:25   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Incredible aesthetic Gérard! What a find. Special recent find in Chivor?
Wonderful color, interesting shape. I also see iridescent calcite and the brown crystals might be limonized pyrite?
Would be ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 07, 2023 09:04   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#861)
Host rock and original beryl crystal were broken up into several pieces due to surrounding pressure.
A good indication that this specimen was formed and shaped by intense geological upheavals.
Excep ...
  Topic: Shielding effect of pyrite solid inclusions in a Colombian emerald crystal
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 25, 2022 19:12   Subject: Shielding effect of pyrite solid inclusions in a Colombian emerald crystal
I recently came across this unusual Colombian crystal from the Chivor mining district.
We can observe a set of pyrite grains aligned along a plane perpendicular to the c-axis.
We can also observe a ...
  Topic: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Oct 21, 2022 08:48   Subject: Re: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
I am just impressed that there are that many of you who know what Väyrynenite is at all--I had to look it up! Or who can say something like "Whenever I see a Väyrynenite from Pakistan..." .. ...
  Topic: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 13
Views: 19269

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Oct 20, 2022 08:20   Subject: Re: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
Tobi

Do you know the locality/mine? It is not in the FMF locality database (hence the orange traffic light) and I cannot find it anywhere else so I can check it before adding it to the FMF databas ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Oct 01, 2022 01:35   Subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
The Munich show has downsized considerably this year.
Only 3 halls were open for the show and even on the opening day, several booths were still empty.
Limited crowds and visitors were seen during ...
  Topic: MIM Visitors' Book
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 35
Views: 54830

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Sep 13, 2022 13:29   Subject: Re: MIM Visitors' Book
Jordi is right, as almost always...
  Topic: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 18
Views: 19549

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 13, 2022 00:52   Subject: Re: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Are you sure these calcites are not dolomites? Difficult to tell from the photo, but the mentioned twinning points to dolomite

Here is the back, if it helps! I've never seen dolomite with this colo ...
  Topic: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 19549

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 10, 2022 14:40   Subject: Re: The Tama Higuchi Collection

I initially assumed it was a Muzo Mine specimen, but I found out later on (by someone who turned out to be the previous owner!) that it was actually La Pita. Interestingly, many of the calcites that ...
  Topic: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 10, 2022 14:03   Subject: Re: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Very nice display.
The piece to the right of that rhodochrosite doesn’t look bad either…
By the way I love your avatar :-)
Gerard
 
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