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04 Jul-15:41:39 The mizunaka collection - chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
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01 Jul-16:16:08 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
01 Jul-13:56:47 Re: twinned topaz? (John S. White)
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01 Jul-10:32:27 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Carnein)
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  Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
Gerhard Brandstetter

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PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 23, 2021 13:40   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
Merry Christmas!
  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

Replies: 28
Views: 31530

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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Views: 7919

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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Views: 7919

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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Views: 4807

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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Views: 32822

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

Replies: 44
Views: 26460

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

Replies: 44
Views: 26460

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

Replies: 44
Views: 26460

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

Replies: 14
Views: 13867

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 ...
 
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