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20 Oct-22:53:15 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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20 Oct-14:47:31 Columbite on samarskite (Johan Kjellman)
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  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
James Catmur

Replies: 135
Views: 24980

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 20, 2021 14:57   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Reminds me of the magnetite I collected in Malaysia back in 1982!
  Topic: Some beautiful obsidian like rocks
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 184

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 20, 2021 09:47   Subject: Re: Some beautiful obsidian like rocks
I tend to agree, glass slag of some type.
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 29
Views: 1565

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 17, 2021 04:39   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Silvia

I hope you have a copy on the Bocamina magazine (en español) on the mines. If not PM me as I may have a spare copy

James
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
James Catmur

Replies: 1293
Views: 1083601

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 14, 2021 08:23   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Great to see you posting again. I always enjoy your photos.

Merci

James
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 29
Views: 1565

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 12, 2021 02:37   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Hi Silvia

Welcome to the FMF. Do try looking at the FMF gallery feature if you want to see the photos from a locality or member. For example, by location:

https://www.topminerals.info/index.ph ...
  Topic: The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village
James Catmur

Replies: 0
Views: 290

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Oct 01, 2021 10:18   Subject: The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village
If you love the Pyromorphite from El Horcajo as much as Jordi and I do, or have even had the fun of driving through the single track old railroad tunnel that now gives access to what is left of the vi ...
  Topic: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 625

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 29, 2021 12:15   Subject: Re: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
Peter

For links to other web pages outside the forum you should use the same method when writing them as that used when adding email addresses.

For example: https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/ ...
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 28, 2021 05:56   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
Quick summary (my translation):

"The best quartz is found in the Masabe/CanSúria/Ave quarries.

They will not let you in the first, the second will let you in but there is not much left, the ...
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 28, 2021 05:49   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
Have a look at this recent post on the Spanish side for the latest news - Google translate will give you an OK version in the language of your choice

https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic. ...
  Topic: Will Barite save the world?
James Catmur

Replies: 15
Views: 1136

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 24, 2021 12:13   Subject: Re: Will Barite save the world?
Look at James Clerk Maxwell's demon - he tried to do the impossible in that thought experiment.
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 21, 2021 14:00   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
And these were from the AVE quarry - 'AVE' means high-speed train in Spanish

https://mti-minas-catalunya.blogspot.com/2011/05/cantera-trabajos-del-ave.html

I worked on the line as it crossed the ...
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 21, 2021 13:57   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
This is Can Suria

https://mti-minas-catalunya.blogspot.com/2009/07/pedrera-guixeras.html

James
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 21, 2021 08:00   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
Hans

We have asked for information /help on the Spanish FMF. Let's see if anyone can help you.

James
  Topic: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
James Catmur

Replies: 32
Views: 62832

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 20, 2021 10:43   Subject: Re: Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
Have a look at this page for more information

https://www.mtiblog.com/2019/04/pedrera-mas-sabe-massabe-sils-girona.html

I have no idea what, if anything, has been found recently but you would ne ...
  Topic: Announcing the opening of the New Gem and Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 732

PostForum: University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum   Posted: Sep 07, 2021 15:14   Subject: Re: Announcing the opening of the New Gem and Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona
What struck me about their publicity is that they do not know the locality for any of their specimens! Did they misplace the labels?

We could help them with some localities, I guess.
  Topic: Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866)
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 1034

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Aug 31, 2021 10:41   Subject: Re: Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866)
Assuming they got dispersed - are there any old labels we should look out for?
  Topic: Collection Of Casimir Sarisky
James Catmur

Replies: 14
Views: 12457

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 31, 2021 09:29   Subject: Re: Collection Of Casimir Sarisky


The plastic wrappings I use when I handle them to prevent any damage while moving them. I also set them on a bed of plastic wraps to prevent any damage when moving them from the shelf. I have foun ...
  Topic: Round rocks, mineral or artifacts?
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 893

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 30, 2021 09:59   Subject: Re: Round rocks, mineral or artifacts?
I have one - it is a volcanic bomb from a volcano in Fife, Scotland (Hill of Tarvit), so about 300 million years ago it must have shot out from the volcano
  Topic: what rock/mineral is this? (2)
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 776

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 29, 2021 10:17   Subject: Re: what rock/mineral is this? (2)
We are happy to help with any doubts on mineral or locality - some are easy (Tourmaline (Schorl) or Vanadinite and Baryte from Morrocco) but some are harder unless one holds the specimen (and even the ...
  Topic: what rock/mineral is this? (2)
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 776

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 29, 2021 03:45   Subject: Re: what rock/mineral is this? (2)
It might be easier for you to take the tray of minerals to a local mineral dealer or museum? They can then help you identify things. If that is not easy, keep doing tests and posting
 
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