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05 Jul-05:05:28 Re: the mizunaka collection (Tobi)
04 Jul-20:52:30 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
04 Jul-15:41:39 The mizunaka collection - chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
04 Jul-11:31:17 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
04 Jul-08:25:59 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
04 Jul-07:22:13 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
04 Jul-04:00:39 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Tobi)
03 Jul-11:46:17 Re: nature used 57 recipes to create earth's ~10,500+ minerals! (Peter Lemkin)
03 Jul-11:31:17 Nature used 57 recipes to create earth's ~10,500+ minerals! (Peter Lemkin)
03 Jul-09:43:04 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
03 Jul-06:04:41 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
02 Jul-14:58:25 The mizunaka collection - calcite with pyrite (Am Mizunaka)
02 Jul-14:44:48 Sainte-marie-aux-mines 2022 - the new discoveries (1) (Jordi Fabre)
01 Jul-16:16:08 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
01 Jul-13:56:47 Re: twinned topaz? (John S. White)
01 Jul-12:20:34 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-11:34:01 Re: caldbeck cumbria mineral (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-11:25:31 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-10:32:27 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Carnein)
01 Jul-10:17:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
01 Jul-10:15:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
01 Jul-08:51:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Pete Richards)
01 Jul-07:43:29 Re: twinned topaz? (Josele)
01 Jul-06:38:46 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Morgan)
01 Jul-05:07:43 Twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)

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  Topic: Bob's rocks
GneissWare

Replies: 348
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 21, 2020 20:33   Subject: Re: Bob's rocks
Ilvaite is one of Seriphos' great classics. They are gone from the market and it is forbidden to collect there. This is large old classic and excellent example, with all of its crystals terminated.
  Topic: Bob's rocks
GneissWare

Replies: 348
Views: 414942

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 21, 2020 20:24   Subject: Re: Bob's rocks
From the 2012 find...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
GneissWare

Replies: 1972
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 21, 2020 19:36   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite
Fluorite
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Description: Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.Really n ...
  Topic: Collection of Doug Merson
GneissWare

Replies: 156
Views: 176610

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 14, 2019 14:47   Subject: Re: Collection of Doug Merson
Very nice photos!
  Topic: Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode
GneissWare

Replies: 20
Views: 17651

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: 17651

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: 46600

PostForum: The Mineralogical Record   Posted: Dec 26, 2018 23:06   Subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record
Very cool!
  Topic: Jim Robison has passed away
GneissWare

Replies: 4
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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: 455
Views: 398189

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: 5691

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
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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: 348
Views: 414942

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: 9599

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: 1972
Views: 1579774

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: 10748

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: 27959

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: Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California
GneissWare

Replies: 26
Views: 43912

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.....
  Topic: Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California
GneissWare

Replies: 26
Views: 43912

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Sep 11, 2017 08:08   Subject: Re: Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California
photos 1 and 3 are Cryogenie Mine, Warner Springs, California,
photo 4 is Himalaya Mine, Pala
  Topic: Twenty basic minerals
GneissWare

Replies: 8
Views: 8356

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 28, 2017 10:28   Subject: Re: Twenty basic minerals
There are thousands of described minerals. I am sure nobody is familiar with all of them. But a few (say a score) I would imagine to be ones every mineral enthusiast would be expected to know.
Which ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
GneissWare

Replies: 1130
Views: 1388948

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 28, 2017 10:09   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Congratulations Tobi. You have some very fine minerals worthy of all the viewings!
 
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