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18 May-13:56:37 Calcite in malkhan elbaite (Roger Warin)
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  Topic: Mineral Label Translation
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 669

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 12, 2022 04:30   Subject: Re: Mineral Label Translation
The benefits of such a superb international group!

You should see some of the locality debates on the Spanish side as people seem to try to get our locality database to match their labels!

I c ...
  Topic: Is this a ruby?
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 600

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 10, 2022 11:41   Subject: Re: Is this a ruby?
It always interests me (as a very color blind person) that we can learn how to tell colour from other visual things. People often used to ask me why I was so good at finding specimens and my answer w ...
  Topic: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
James Catmur

Replies: 10
Views: 1398

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 05, 2022 03:32   Subject: Re: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
Now set up for reading!

I started by finding information on the collectors whose specimens are now in my collection, with an Arthur Russell label of course.
  Topic: Novice questions!
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 563

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 04, 2022 11:31   Subject: Re: Novice questions!
Joel

They do fall under that rule, but it is still an amazing place to just explore and see - you can walk on mine tips. Do be careful about shafts, falls, etc. Andara mine is also an amazing pla ...
  Topic: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
James Catmur

Replies: 10
Views: 1398

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 04, 2022 11:23   Subject: Re: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
It has just arrived

My copy is on its way, looking forward to a good read
  Topic: Novice questions!
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 563

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 04, 2022 03:51   Subject: Re: Novice questions!
Joel

Hammer, chisel, gloves and eye protection are the gear you must use. Collecting in national parks is not allowed.

The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 143
Views: 26645

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: May 04, 2022 02:45   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
A German Manganite was always on my 'must find a good one' list. I did eventually find one but then sold it when I narrowed the focus of my collection
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
James Catmur

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Views: 390733

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 04, 2022 02:40   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Daniel Garcia from Narbonne, France
Welcome Daniel. Last time I was in your area was working on the TGV from Spain into France. But I collected no specimens, sadly.
  Topic: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
James Catmur

Replies: 10
Views: 1398

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 03, 2022 03:39   Subject: Re: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
My copy is on its way, looking forward to a good read
  Topic: Willard Perkin mounted thumbnails!
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 336

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 02, 2022 07:00   Subject: Re: Willard Perkin mounted thumbnails!
Jonas

Do note that this site is non-commercial, so we do not talk about prices. Please keep any such discussions to PMs

James
  Topic: Yes, what is it?
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 647

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 20, 2022 11:28   Subject: Re: Yes, what is it?
Or possibly the Mina Precaucion, Murcia, Spain?
  Topic: Yes, what is it?
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 647

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 19, 2022 08:45   Subject: Re: yes what is it?
Zzin

We cannot help you much, unless you do some tests. Read this page and see if you can do hardness and streak

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19487#19487

At the ...
  Topic: Crystallisation has formed?
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 270

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 19, 2022 08:40   Subject: Re: crystallisation has formed?
Zzin

We cannot help you much, unless you do some tests. Read this page and see if you can do hardness and streak

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19487#19487

At th ...
  Topic: wisdom quartz
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 755

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 17, 2022 02:54   Subject: Re: wisdom quartz
‘Wisdom’ seems to be a marketing phrase used to generate higher sales. It does seem that the ‘quartz is unique in its crystalline form’ people use it as a marketing tool.

My advice is avoid such t ...
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
James Catmur

Replies: 552
Views: 314834

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 15, 2022 12:56   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Are you sure it is Baryte? I see Dolomite

Quartz (variety amethyst) from Mamuju area, Indonesia.

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Fluorite and Dolomite from Moscona Mine, Solis, Asturias, Spain.


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  Topic: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 824

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 15, 2022 03:05   Subject: Re: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
Thank you, Dan, we do like to keep the Forum well maintained, so aim to have as many details as possible on every image.

By the way, Welcome and sorry if I was a bit abrupt

James
  Topic: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 824

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 14, 2022 11:04   Subject: Re: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
We have been through and added information to each photo
  Topic: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 824

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 12, 2022 14:43   Subject: Re: Black Tourmaline Rookie pics
Could you please provide the minerals, localities and size with each image? Without that information, these images are almost meaningless.

S.D. - No idea where that is? South Dakota, I guess? So ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 1880
Views: 1589407

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 12, 2022 14:40   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Color is more of a problem for me, as I am very color blind. So I go for form way before color
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 1880
Views: 1589407

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 12, 2022 10:02   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
I just love the form - but that is what I collect, 'form'

Zunyite
 
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