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04 Dec-01:01:59 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
03 Dec-20:39:46 Re: help with locality (Michael Shaw)
03 Dec-17:37:31 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
03 Dec-16:29:57 Re: help with locality (Bob Kerr)
03 Dec-16:12:41 Help with locality (Michael Shaw)
03 Dec-10:13:33 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
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02 Dec-10:20:36 Re: collection of xiao-dong (James Catmur)
02 Dec-09:44:52 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
02 Dec-09:18:51 Re: collection of xiao-dong (Xdxucn)
02 Dec-05:29:03 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
01 Dec-18:55:26 The mizunaka collection - petrified wood (Am Mizunaka)
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  Topic: Collection of Xiao-dong
James Catmur

Replies: 106
Views: 114736

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 02, 2022 10:20   Subject: Re: Collection of Xiao-dong
It would be nice to have the details of each rock: mineral, locality, dimensions. Some we can guess but others not so much
  Topic: John Attard stolen specimens
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 512

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Nov 30, 2022 02:49   Subject: Re: John Attard stolen specimens
Always sad to hear. Keep an eye out for them at some show
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 2117
Views: 1711767

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 29, 2022 05:07   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
I have never seen specimens from Santa Clara del Cobre, although I have copper vessels from there (we visited the area in the 1970s and 80s)
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
James Catmur

Replies: 1872
Views: 1970211

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 23, 2022 13:02   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
There are few on FMF:

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=Ch%C3%A2tel&searchauthor=-&level=search

I wasn't familiar with The French location of Chatel-Guyon, so I looked i ...
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
James Catmur

Replies: 585
Views: 363227

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 21, 2022 03:44   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Tobi,

Those mountains are full of sites. If you walk up almost any stream/gully you will find pyrite. Mostly small and weathered but if you dig you can find fresh ones. I think I found them in e ...
  Topic: Can you please indentify?
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 452

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 21, 2022 03:32   Subject: Re: Can you please indentify?
hardness and streak are a good start
  Topic: Help with identification and locality
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 983

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 18, 2022 03:56   Subject: Re: Help with identification and locality
I suspect it will be hard to find the locality, but you never know.
  Topic: Silurian greywackes on the Berwickshire coast Scotland
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 574

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 17, 2022 06:32   Subject: Re: Silurian greywackes on the Berwickshire coast Scotland
A bit further north in Fife the veins are Baryte, Calcite and Dolomite. Celestine has been reported but I have never found the locality. They also seem to be associated with the local volcanic activ ...
  Topic: Help with identification and locality
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 983

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 15, 2022 12:02   Subject: Re: Help with identification and locality
Would a matrix side photo help?
  Topic: Help with identification and locality
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 983

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 12, 2022 13:03   Subject: Re: Help with identification and locality
Greg

You said it was from an 'old collection', so I think not as I think the ones Jordi mentioned are fairly recent
  Topic: Identify
James Catmur

Replies: 3
Views: 384

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 12, 2022 12:57   Subject: Re: Identify
Those photos do not help. Please do hardness tests following the link Matt gave. At the moment all I can say is that it is an out-of-focus something
  Topic: Help with identification and locality
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 983

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 11, 2022 03:44   Subject: Re: Help with identification and locality
Now the question is 'where is it from?'

Is the collection focused on a region? When was it put together? That might help
  Topic: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
James Catmur

Replies: 24
Views: 2836

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 08, 2022 07:33   Subject: Re: Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting
I will always prefer 10) as they are the best psychologically, if not physically
  Topic: Can someone identify this stone
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 219

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Nov 07, 2022 13:57   Subject: Re: can someone identify this stone
Try doing a few tests:

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

Based on the photo I can give no opinion - could you test the 'crust'?
  Topic: Collection from Dany Mabillard
James Catmur

Replies: 180
Views: 83897

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 07, 2022 12:41   Subject: Re: Collection from Dany Mabillard
I did wonder about adding those to my previous message, but then it gets a bit complex. I wonder what the end of this story will be?

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=775 ...
  Topic: Collection from Dany Mabillard
James Catmur

Replies: 180
Views: 83897

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 07, 2022 04:37   Subject: Re: Collection from Dany Mabillard
You might want to read this discussion and see what was said

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=64166#64166

Quartz – Halloysite, according to the latest information I fo ...
  Topic: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 04, 2022 03:04   Subject: Re: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
These are not mines, they are geologically interesting sites that have a role in our understanding of geology.

This book/list is an excellent way of getting people interested in geology by helpin ...
  Topic: My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 418

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Nov 03, 2022 13:14   Subject: Re: My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics
All these new features on new bodies are of great help. This seems to explain what it does

https://cam.start.canon/en/C005/manual/html/UG-05_AF-Drive_0100.html
(link normalized by FMF)
  Topic: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 03, 2022 11:19   Subject: Re: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
As far as I know you can visit all these heritage sites, but private land is just that, so make sure you check the access rights and laws on entering private land before visiting any of them.

I rem ...
  Topic: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 02, 2022 11:53   Subject: Re: First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites
I have ordered a copy (I hope) to add to my mineral/geology collection
 
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