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14 May-23:17:51 The mizunaka collection - villiaumite (Am Mizunaka)
14 May-19:36:49 Re: is this still quartz?? (Steveb)
14 May-13:16:33 Re: is this still quartz?? (Amir Akhavan)
14 May-05:39:32 Re: is this still quartz?? (Alfredo)
14 May-04:42:01 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
14 May-04:01:54 Re: is this still quartz?? (James Catmur)
14 May-04:00:56 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
14 May-03:56:12 Re: collection of shawn spink (James Catmur)
14 May-01:10:03 Re: collection of shawn spink (Jordi Fabre)
14 May-00:59:12 Re: collection of shawn spink (Fmf Forum)
13 May-22:19:30 Is this still quartz?? (Ken)
13 May-18:15:30 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Carnein)
13 May-18:12:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-18:00:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:51:04 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:24:34 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:20:26 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:08:43 Re: collection of shawn spink (Alfredo)
13 May-17:00:58 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-16:49:28 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Harman)
13 May-16:37:43 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-15:49:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Harman)
13 May-13:44:53 Collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
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  Topic: Soon 15 years of FMF and how to achieve many more
Fiebre Verde

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PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Apr 21, 2021 13:26   Subject: Re: Soon 15 years of FMF and how to achieve many more
Bravo Jordi!
Extraordinarily long and consistent run.
Gérard
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 667691

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 19, 2021 03:13   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Hi Gérard,

great that our Green Star is back :-)
And what a gorgeous emerald again, wow!!!

Regards
Tobi
Greatly appreciate your kind words Tobi!
I should be able to post more regularly again ...
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 667691

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 18, 2021 16:45   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Peñas Blancas (#776)
It's been a while...
Group of two crystals in parallel growth plus a couple of isolated crystals on a brecciated matrix dominated by large calcite rhombs.
  Topic: Hester Diamond Auction
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 11
Views: 3438

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jan 29, 2021 16:49   Subject: Re: Hester Diamond Auction
Indeed - you are perfectly right. Who knows in these times...
But I think in a good lab, they would have "cured" at least the thick through-going fissure with its suspicious looking triangl ...
  Topic: Hester Diamond Auction
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 11
Views: 3438

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jan 29, 2021 16:12   Subject: Re: Hester Diamond Auction
OMG - what hammer prices...
Sensitive early indicators of inevitable inflation or just too many first time buyers?
Admittedly, this 80k Emerald specimen must obviously look like THE ultimative ba ...
  Topic: Names for green or yellow corundum (sapphire)
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 5
Views: 1673

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 26, 2020 10:40   Subject: Re: Names for green or yellow sapphire
The way orange-pink is called padparadscha (or red ruby, of course).
Why not (or do they have them)?
One reason could be that because of its rarity and because it's one of the most sought after sapp ...
  Topic: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 08, 2020 12:01   Subject: Re: Collection of Bergur E. Sigurdarson
Some green xmas colour.
A chain of emeralds in calcite and shale.
Some are even double terminated.

Bought in Bogota, so the location isn't 100%
... seller said Coscuez area, and that looks right ...
  Topic: Odd textures on this large beryl
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 10
Views: 3124

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 25, 2020 05:17   Subject: Re: Odd textures on this large beryl
This large green beryl has a termination that looks like hundreds of small mountain peaks...
Agree with Bob, that's a cool crystal which carries the memory of a tormented history.
Could you perhaps ...
  Topic: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1)
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 4
Views: 3512

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Oct 26, 2020 08:40   Subject: Re: History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 2)
For those eagerly awaiting the rest of the story, I am happy to announce that Part II of the article on the history of the Chivor Emerald mine has just been released in the latest GIA (Gemological Ins ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2020 - Cancelled
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 15
Views: 3377

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 20, 2020 03:10   Subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2020 - Cancelled
Bad news for the mineral lovers.
The 2020 edition of the Munich show is officially cancelled since this morning.
Gerard
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 212
Views: 323347

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)
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 4
Views: 3512

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)
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 4
Views: 3512

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 49
Views: 30751

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
Fiebre Verde

Replies: 1763
Views: 1276479

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…
Fiebre Verde

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Views: 9389

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 ...
 
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