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27 Oct-23:47:31 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
27 Oct-15:12:24 Re: fluorite panasqueira style - silvia's collection (Silvia)
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27 Oct-04:13:20 Old lead ingots with mine of our lady of montserrat (Lisa_anne)
26 Oct-23:40:11 The mizunaka collection - beryl (Am Mizunaka)
26 Oct-22:13:25 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
26 Oct-19:01:10 Clinoclase, boleo, baja california, mexico ? (Cfrench58)
26 Oct-18:23:14 Re: collection of ras (Robert Seitz)
26 Oct-18:16:36 Fluorite panasqueira style - silvia's collection (Silvia)
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26 Oct-15:59:54 Re: black, metallic, yellow oxide? (Deadhead)
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  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 05, 2021 04:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Mineralogical trips to Tunisia - a lesser known country in the world of minerals
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 29, 2021 09:48   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Alpine finds from Gastein Valley - Part 2
Some are self collected. In addition i could acquire some nice specimen from other collectors.
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 27, 2021 07:50   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Time for some alpine classics from Gastein Valley in the Hohe Tauern mountains.
Some are even self collected
Part 1
  Topic: Question about an old specimen
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 27, 2021 02:30   Subject: Re: Question about an old specimen
Interesting alpine specimen!
For sure not Hematite, from Dognacska, [Dognecea] Hungary. I own some.
Crystal forms can be very different and crazy here, but matrix is wrong and in the Banat sample ...
  Topic: Favourite Tourmalines?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Oct 20, 2020 14:53   Subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?
Elbaite from Morocco is relatively rare. In 2017 i acquired this crystal group from a Moroccan dealer who told me about the locality. I was skeptical - during this time the few specimens on the marke ...
  Topic: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 05, 2020 04:54   Subject: Re: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Mineral Collections of Brazil/Coleçóes
Minerais do Brasil
By Carlos Cornejo and Andrea Bartorelli, 2020. Solaris
Edições Culturais, São Paulo, Brazil, 792 pages, ISBN
978-8589820134 (English) or I ...
  Topic: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 04, 2020 14:07   Subject: Re: Mineral Collections of Brazil
I have the english version at home.

704 pages full of very informative text and thousands (!!!) of excellent photos.
Not only the usual minerals like Tourmalines and Beryls - but also lesser kno ...
  Topic: Pyrope panning 2020
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 19, 2020 05:10   Subject: Re: Pyrope panning 2020
Hi!

Your Pyrope finds are interesting for me.
Two years ago i was invited to visit the mine in Podsedice and found my own Bohemian Pyropes. I have many photos from this trip and finds.

In no ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: May 17, 2020 14:53   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona
Wulfenite from the Defiance mine, Dragoon Mtns, Cochise Co, AZ
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 16, 2020 15:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Again some classic minerals from Banska Stiavnica, Slovaikia - Part II
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 12, 2020 10:49   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Some ugly classics from northern Europe
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 08, 2020 12:49   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
One of my main interests are the classic finds from old Austro-Hungarian localities. Like Banska Stiavnica (Schemmnitz) in Slovakia, featured in Minrec May/June 2016. Together with my now late Slovaki ...
  Topic: Favourite mineral species/families?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: May 08, 2020 05:34   Subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?
My main focus is on minerals from Austria and the classics finds from the old Austro-Hungarian monarchy: A, Cz, Sk, H, Ro,..... I also love nice and rare systematic minerals as well as any other aesth ...
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 07, 2020 13:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Theme for today: the diversity of Austrian Fluorites, Part 1 - have fun!
  Topic: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 06, 2020 13:31   Subject: Re: Collection of Gerhard Brandstetter
In the past weeks I shot some photos of my Hungarian minerals. First visit was in 1981. During this time Rudabanya was nearly unknown to the western world. I was kindly invited to live in the miners h ...
  Topic: Favourite Azurites?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Apr 29, 2020 04:43   Subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?
Thank you for the nice words, Conor, Tobi and Volkmar!

I have several photo versions from the 4 cm specimen, but this is the image I like most.
From Schwaz-Brixlegg area I have a nice subcollecti ...
  Topic: Favourite Azurites?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Apr 28, 2020 12:20   Subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?
Austria is not really famous for Azurites. But the nice specimens from the historic Schwaz-Brixlegg mining district deserve some attention. The crystals are always small - but in combination with othe ...
  Topic: Favourite Azurites?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Apr 28, 2020 08:49   Subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?
Great specimens here - congrats to all!
Yes - Morocco belongs to the countries with several fabulous Azurite localities. I had two visits to this wonderful country and of course I brought back some ...
  Topic: What did Goethe collect?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 13, 2020 08:42   Subject: Re: What did Goethe collect?
From September 1786 till May 1788 Goethe visited Italy and described it in his travel diary "Italienische Reise". As a souvenir he brought back a large selection of rocks and minerals. Her ...
  Topic: What did Goethe collect?
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 09, 2020 14:01   Subject: Re: What did Goethe collect?
One of the main interests of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was the tin formation. After visiting the classic mines in Horni Slavkov (Schlaggenwald), Graupen (Krupka), Altenberg, Zinnwald (Cinovec) he wro ...
 
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