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  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 40
Views: 17500

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 30, 2020 23:07   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
James Bennet, I have been to Mapimi, and down to the water table at Ojuela with one of the many teams of miners working the mine. Just to clarify about the situation there: there is no single mine own ...
  Topic: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 5
Views: 3670

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 21, 2020 21:21   Subject: Re: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
It could be both. Miners in Mapimi told me it was fake and being made "ay' en el laboratorio, en Gomes" a couple months after they started showing up on the US market. These guys have been g ...
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 40
Views: 17500

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 01, 2020 00:40   Subject: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
I have noticed a number of new posts on social media regarding blue hemimorphite form Ojuela. Before you spend money on this, I wanted to raise some concerns: 1) These hemimorphites are colored by cop ...
  Topic: The greed factor
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 5
Views: 11655

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Oct 12, 2010 12:40   Subject: Re: The greed factor
I think this jealously/ greed can apply to just about anything, so long as there is more than one person who is interested in it.

As far as minerals go, here's a story from Pakistan:

Last time I ...
  Topic: Ethnic minorities and minerals
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 18
Views: 17694

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 09, 2010 19:46   Subject: Re: Ethnic minorities and minerals
I would argue that it is not so much because of ethnicity, but other cultural/ economic factors.

Particularly in the natural sciences, Western academics have for the last 300 hundred years placed a ...
  Topic: Minerals and ethics
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 16
Views: 12586

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jul 19, 2010 15:55   Subject: Re: Minerals and ethics
I have traveled to several countries to buy minerals, and have to agree with the previous couple posts. Selling minerals really does help the locals. Whether they are miners working for a corporatio ...
  Topic: Denver 2009
Ibrahim Jameel

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 21, 2009 17:26   Subject: Re: Denver 2009
I have to agree... i don't think that wulfenite is form Iran. I have seen a number of Iranian specimens, and many from Xinjiang, and this one looks very typical of the Chinese material
 
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