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  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
James

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 18, 2018 14:09   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
We miss your wonderful photos
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
James

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Views: 1037289

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 18, 2018 13:49   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Wonderful
  Topic: Freeware mineral collection inventory program
James

Replies: 15
Views: 784

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 05, 2018 08:12   Subject: Re: Freeware mineral collection inventory program
If you can get the data into CSV or Excel, I have a fairly OK tool I use to do a mail merge and print labels. It parses the data, removes blanks, etc. But it is not perfect.
  Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands
James

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Views: 437

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Sep 28, 2018 08:52   Subject: Re: Minerals of the English Midlands
My copy has just arrived. It weighs 5lb (2.7kg) so landed with a thunk. My first impression is that it is superb. I read the section about the area where I collected as a child (Castleton). It is ...
  Topic: Fluorite UK
James

Replies: 6
Views: 604

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 26, 2018 06:58   Subject: Re: Fluorite UK
I have found similar material in Yorkshire
  Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands
James

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Views: 437

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Sep 21, 2018 02:27   Subject: Re: Minerals of the English Midlands
And here are the links, so you can click through and do not have to type them in!

You can find out more details here https://britishmineralogy.com/wordpress/?page_id=878

and order a copy via the ...
  Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands
James

Replies: 2
Views: 437

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Sep 21, 2018 02:24   Subject: Minerals of the English Midlands
For those interested in the minerals of the UK, there is a new book available. I have not yet read it, but suspect it will be very good, based on Roy's previous publications
  Topic: The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched?
James

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Views: 1109

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jul 29, 2018 09:16   Subject: Re: The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched?
The cubes and square edges are totally natural, and the result of crystal growth. So many of the specimens you see are exactly as they were when they were removed from the mine. In some cases they m ...
  Topic: ID this rock with a wierd (melt?)structure
James

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Views: 629

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 23, 2018 09:38   Subject: Re: ID this rock with a wierd (melt?)structure
I agree with Pete. Reminds me of similar igneous rocks from Scotland
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
James

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 23, 2018 09:37   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kara from Finland
Welcome to the FMF. We will try to help
  Topic: Glass or something else?
James

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Views: 1391

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 21, 2018 14:56   Subject: Re: Glass or something else?
A a child I found black obsidian in Mexico. A new road cut through an area with lots of obsidian so the largest block I found was about 30cm - my parents left it behind when we moved so someone must ...
  Topic: Glass or something else?
James

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Views: 1391

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 02, 2018 10:59   Subject: Re: Glass or something else?
Glass. I collected huge amounts of obsidian as a child (in Mexico) and this is glass.
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
James

Replies: 38
Views: 18879

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 14, 2018 08:13   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
Bob

The attachment is a prism face - the two are attached to each other by their prism faces. That is why it had me confused - every face in each crystal has a parallel face in the other one, but ...
  Topic: Favourite Quartzes?
James

Replies: 38
Views: 18879

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jun 13, 2018 14:12   Subject: Re: Favourite Quartzes?
This seems to be an open Gwindel from Spain. We found this single specimen in 2007 in a small outcrop next to a vein of quartz. There were other quartz crystals but none like this. The crystal face ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
James

Replies: 1206
Views: 606181

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 03, 2018 02:21   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
That Quartz could get this discussion going again?

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=251#251

I think it is neat that as it has bent it has sent out reverse terminations ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
James

Replies: 45
Views: 7457

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 17, 2018 02:56   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
It is always interesting to see how fashion affects the price of things.

I have a house that is full of old brown furniture dating from the 17th to 19th century. We had it valued about 20 years ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
James

Replies: 45
Views: 7457

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 10, 2018 06:33   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
He says it will launch on the 15 May, so not yet.....
  Topic: Maximum number of minerals on a specimen
James

Replies: 37
Views: 31245

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: May 01, 2018 03:35   Subject: Re: Maximum number of minerals on a specimen
If you want to include a link you can do so by entering it in the following form:

www(dot)address(dot)com(slash)pagename(dot)html

That way the anti-spam filter will not filter it out. The forum ...
  Topic: Maximum number of minerals on a specimen
James

Replies: 37
Views: 31245

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Apr 28, 2018 13:36   Subject: Re: Maximum number of minerals on a specimen
'Visible' is a good criteria, as the most I can think of are about 5000 (so far) - with a photo of the whole planet ;-)
  Topic: Agates in Sicily?
James

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Views: 2216

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 25, 2018 11:09   Subject: Re: Agates in Sicily
Dirillo river may be a good start? Sort of the type locality. But get some local advice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirillo
 
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