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13 Oct-20:43:17 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
13 Oct-15:44:52 Re: possible belowda-law twin of quartz (Bob Morgan)
13 Oct-13:32:57 Possible belowda-law twin of quartz (Eric8he)
13 Oct-13:26:23 Re: collection of michael shaw (Sante Celiberti)
13 Oct-12:15:15 Hyalite glass opal from czech republic (Stoner)
13 Oct-11:52:14 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / bayern - bavaria (Jesse Fisher)
13 Oct-09:42:48 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
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12 Oct-21:02:37 The mizunaka collection - quartz with chlorite (Am Mizunaka)
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12 Oct-16:38:55 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
12 Oct-10:56:41 Re: help identification (Indigo08)
12 Oct-10:28:30 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
12 Oct-10:26:07 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
12 Oct-05:41:40 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Dany Mabillard)
12 Oct-04:19:39 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
12 Oct-03:12:36 Re: don lum collection (Philippe Durand)
11 Oct-17:23:07 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
11 Oct-16:35:53 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
11 Oct-16:16:12 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
11 Oct-13:58:57 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
11 Oct-03:12:03 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz (Jordi Fabre)
11 Oct-01:12:52 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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  Topic: Collection of Doug Merson
GneissWare

Replies: 156
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 14, 2019 14:47   Subject: Re: Collection of Doug Merson
Very nice photos!
  Topic: Newbie. What rock is this? Help!
GneissWare

Replies: 11
Views: 1987

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 14, 2019 14:46   Subject: Re: Newbie. What rock is this? Help!
Exactly where were they found?
  Topic: Three unknown specimens
GneissWare

Replies: 4
Views: 1033

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 14, 2019 14:45   Subject: Re: Three unknown specimens
The first two definitely look like "Apophyllite and Stilbite" and "Stilbite and Laumontite(?)", both likely from India.Third one is tough just from a simple photo. When posting unk ...
  Topic: wrong locality given for botryoidal fluorite?
GneissWare

Replies: 8
Views: 1346

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 04, 2019 21:59   Subject: Re: wrong locality given for botryoidal fluorite?
Mingang seems right.
Minggang Fluorite Mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China

Looks like good material. It came out about 10 years ago, but maybe some new material has co ...
  Topic: wrong locality given for botryoidal fluorite?
GneissWare

Replies: 8
Views: 1346

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 04, 2019 20:44   Subject: Re: wrong locality given for botryoidal fluorite?
Can you photograph the back side?
  Topic: Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode
GneissWare

Replies: 20
Views: 4541

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2019 18:13   Subject: Re: Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode


To what you r saying this is a heated amethyst? Not a citrine?
Yes. See my comment earlier today.
  Topic: Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode
GneissWare

Replies: 20
Views: 4541

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2019 12:42   Subject: Re: Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode
Before haphazardly trying a bunch of chemicals, you might want to try and identify what the coating is. Place a drop of white vinegar on it, and look with a hand lens. If you see bubbling, it is a c ...
  Topic: The Mineralogical Record
GneissWare

Replies: 18
Views: 20920

PostForum: The Mineralogical Record   Posted: Dec 26, 2018 23:06   Subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record
Very cool!
  Topic: Help in identifying where this elbaite came from
GneissWare

Replies: 8
Views: 1689

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Dec 16, 2018 13:28   Subject: Re: Help in identifying where this elbaite came from
I see nothing that says it isn't from the Queen.
  Topic: Jim Robison has passed away
GneissWare

Replies: 4
Views: 1448

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Dec 02, 2018 12:28   Subject: Re: Jim Robison has passed away
Sad to see him depart this world, but am glad he gets to join his family in Heaven.
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
GneissWare

Replies: 411
Views: 229405

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 29, 2018 19:54   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado
Welcome Daniel
  Topic: Agate
GneissWare

Replies: 4
Views: 1858

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 17, 2018 22:16   Subject: Re: Unique Meng Eyeing Gemstones found in 2010
You selling these?
  Topic: How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz
GneissWare

Replies: 4
Views: 2577

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Aug 26, 2018 10:28   Subject: Re: How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz

Several months of delicate and laborious work, painstakingly removing the quartz millimeter by millimeter, finally revealed the beautiful emerald crystals"

Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) is what com ...
  Topic: Bob's rocks
GneissWare

Replies: 345
Views: 283040

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 31, 2018 10:44   Subject: Re: Bob's rocks - Scheelites from Xuebaoding
Here are 2 unusual Scheelites from the famous Chinese locality.
  Topic: Changes in the section "What is it? - Where is it from?"
GneissWare

Replies: 2
Views: 1250

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jul 30, 2018 09:18   Subject: Re: Changes in the section "What is it? - Where is it from?"
A week or two is pretty generous, too. That's all I seem to be seeing in the feeds for the past few months.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
GneissWare

Replies: 1444
Views: 795070

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 07, 2018 20:15   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
WOW!
  Topic: San Benito County
GneissWare

Replies: 9
Views: 4587

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 15, 2018 19:27   Subject: Re: San Benito County
Here are 2 I prepped awhile back.
  Topic: The overall health of this hobby
GneissWare

Replies: 26
Views: 11000

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 06, 2018 11:35   Subject: Re: The overall health of this hobby
Peter, I like your analysis, except I am just a bit concerned about fixation with cannabis!

Prices have certainly increased over the years, but the quality has also, in many cases, followed along. ...
  Topic: Minerals for fossils
GneissWare

Replies: 14
Views: 8377

PostForum: Mineral Exchange Area   Posted: Dec 07, 2017 21:12   Subject: Re: Minerals for fossils
Go ahead and post some mineral photos and a list of the types of fossils you like. Someone here will probably be interested!
  Topic: Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California
GneissWare

Replies: 26
Views: 17297

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Sep 11, 2017 13:47   Subject: Re: Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California
Himalaya Mine is in Mesa Grande not Pala.
This is what happens before the morning pot of coffee.....
 
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