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27 Oct-23:47:31 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
27 Oct-15:12:24 Re: fluorite panasqueira style - silvia's collection (Silvia)
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27 Oct-04:13:20 Old lead ingots with mine of our lady of montserrat (Lisa_anne)
26 Oct-23:40:11 The mizunaka collection - beryl (Am Mizunaka)
26 Oct-22:13:25 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
26 Oct-19:01:10 Clinoclase, boleo, baja california, mexico ? (Cfrench58)
26 Oct-18:23:14 Re: collection of ras (Robert Seitz)
26 Oct-18:16:36 Fluorite panasqueira style - silvia's collection (Silvia)
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26 Oct-15:59:54 Re: black, metallic, yellow oxide? (Deadhead)
26 Oct-15:48:38 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
26 Oct-15:46:41 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2021 (Fiebre Verde)
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26 Oct-15:30:39 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2021 (Sante Celiberti)
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  Topic: Old lead ingots with mine of Our Lady of Montserrat
James Catmur

Replies: 1
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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 27, 2021 10:58   Subject: Re: Old lead ingots with mine of Our Lady of Montserrat
We tend to focus on minerals, not mining history. That is not to say that mining history does not interest us but you might be better off asking a mining history site?
  Topic: Please help identify the composition of this granite
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 282

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 26, 2021 11:03   Subject: Re: Please help identify the composition of this granite
See if you can find a second-hand copy of 'Minerals: An Illustrated Exploration of the Dynamic World of Minerals and Their Properties', as I recall that it has a fairly good, but simple,explanation
  Topic: Please help identify the composition of this granite
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 282

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 26, 2021 05:30   Subject: Re: Please help identify the composition of this granite
A nice slice of pegmatite within granite. The list of minerals provided above makes sense.

This forum tends to focus on crystals, so if you use FMF gallery search (at the top of this page) you may ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021
James Catmur

Replies: 14
Views: 1800

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 23, 2021 09:31   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021
Photos are being shown on the Spanish side. Use this link:

https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=155366#155366
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
James Catmur

Replies: 141
Views: 25811

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: 6
Views: 386

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: 40
Views: 2575

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

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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: 40
Views: 2575

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: 365

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: 705

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: 63102

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: 63102

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: 1245

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: 63102

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: 63102

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: 63102

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: 63102

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: 788

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: 1093

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?
 
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