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  Topic: A new book
James

Replies: 8
Views: 622

PostForum: Le Rčgne Minéral   Posted: Jan 10, 2019 11:22   Subject: Re: A new book
You do need to be able to read French. So see if you have a French-speaking friend who can help you

James
  Topic: Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens
James

Replies: 15
Views: 1822

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Dec 13, 2018 04:56   Subject: Re: Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens
There are suppliers who will provide waterproof polyester labels you can print on a laser printer. The smallest I have seen is 13mm circular ones or 25.4 x 10 mm square ones. Anything bigger can als ...
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
James

Replies: 35
Views: 3024

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 08, 2018 11:43   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2018!
Happy holidays
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
James

Replies: 35
Views: 3024

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 07, 2018 07:42   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Roy. Happy holidays everyone.

Loving your latest book, by the way

James
  Topic: We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum
James

Replies: 10
Views: 1423

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Nov 23, 2018 05:48   Subject: Re: We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum
Signed
  Topic: Tsumeb Gypsum?
James

Replies: 11
Views: 1110

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 13, 2018 04:58   Subject: Re: Tsumeb Gypsum?
You could also visit all the photos of Gypsum from the FMF

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=gypsum&searchauthor=-&level=search
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018
James

Replies: 40
Views: 12361

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 02, 2018 04:11   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018
I have to say that I prefer images over videos - no need to watch the whole video to see the one specimen you like, you just scroll and stop when you see one you like.
  Topic: Noob....need a little guidance here...
James

Replies: 16
Views: 1273

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 01, 2018 03:06   Subject: Re: Noob....need a little guidance here...
I have always translated 'geoda' as either 'geode' or 'pocket' and I work out which to use from the context. Checking on Linguee (the site the professional translators I know prefer, as it gives exa ...
  Topic: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörđur
James

Replies: 5
Views: 800

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 01, 2018 02:51   Subject: Re: Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörđur
We would love to see some specimen photos, so we can see the locality and what it produces.
  Topic: Noob....need a little guidance here...
James

Replies: 16
Views: 1273

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 31, 2018 10:13   Subject: Re: Noob....need a little guidance here...
Agate is a noun so I do not see any difference. All I can think of is that maybe, like 'sheep', it could be both a singular noun or a plural one and 'I found agate' is is the plural noun form?
  Topic: collection insurance?
James

Replies: 11
Views: 1192

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 24, 2018 12:11   Subject: Re: collection insurance?
I have looked into two approaches.

1) All the low value items are just included under a total value. The higher value items have to be listed individually. Proof of value is required for very h ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
James

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Views: 643380

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: 1093922

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: 1615

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

Replies: 2
Views: 848

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: 984

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

Replies: 2
Views: 848

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: 848

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

Replies: 13
Views: 2070

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

Replies: 4
Views: 902

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
 
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