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  Topic: Fluorite locality
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 598

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 17, 2024 12:09   Subject: Re: Fluorite locality
Just Elmwood
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024
James Catmur

Replies: 21
Views: 2011

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 16:30   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024
You need to join us in Madrid in March (8-10 M). Jordi should be there, briefly
  Topic: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out.
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 05:02   Subject: Re: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it o
It would be easier to move the star and hide the change than the column?

Such fabrications are not new, and the long thin pointy crystal does seem to 'point' that way, but which one has been implan ...
  Topic: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out.
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 04:51   Subject: Re: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it o
Such fabrications are not new, and the long thin pointy crystal does seem to 'point' that way, but which one has been implanted?
  Topic: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out.
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 04:32   Subject: Re: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it o
The specimen is featured in this post

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=82680#82680

This is that star, enlarged. Based on that long thin crystal and its neighbours it ...
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 04:28   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Thanks Bob.

I attended a great talk last week all about the use of fossils, gems and minerals in medical matters. For example, what were belemnites good for? They cured the thing they looked like. ...
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 03:29   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Thanks Bob.

I attended a great talk last week all about the use of fossils, gems and minerals in medical matters.

The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College entered an interesting c ...
  Topic: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out.
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 14, 2024 03:18   Subject: Re: Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it o
I think they are not the same specimen
  Topic: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
James Catmur

Replies: 92
Views: 156900

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Feb 12, 2024 08:25   Subject: Re: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
- Barite, La Unión, Murcia, Spain / white -> blue
  Topic: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
James Catmur

Replies: 92
Views: 156900

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Feb 11, 2024 07:14   Subject: Re: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
Asking an AI tool I got this response, with a few locality comments:

Here are some minerals known to be sensitive to light:

Apatite: Certain pink variants from Pakistan and Afghanistan exhibit l ...
  Topic: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
James Catmur

Replies: 92
Views: 156900

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Feb 11, 2024 07:07   Subject: Re: Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14)
Good question - I am not sure it did. If needs someone to scrape the thread and then compile it
  Topic: James Catmur's collection
James Catmur

Replies: 60
Views: 90730

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 10, 2024 05:29   Subject: Re: James Catmur's collection
An ore sample in a sealed bottle. It was taken in 1966. Found in the ruined offices when we visited the mine in 1992
  Topic: Mollfulleda mineralogy museum in Arenys de Mar (photos by P. Alonso)
James Catmur

Replies: 0
Views: 1016

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Feb 07, 2024 13:37   Subject: Mollfulleda mineralogy museum in Arenys de Mar (photos by P. Alonso)
On the Spanish side Pere has been posting his photos of specimens in this museum. If you visit this thread you can see them and also the fantastic new feature on the Spanish side where the mineral na ...
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Feb 05, 2024 06:24   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Thanks you for the reports Bob
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Jan 30, 2024 04:54   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
They do look like they have been assembled to create these forms, but see what your tests find
  Topic: Identification of my mineral
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 977

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 30, 2024 04:49   Subject: Re: Identification of my mineral
Could you try to scratch the glass with the mineral that does not bubble and then the mineral that does.

It suggests two minerals:
scratch glass+not bubble=quartz;

not scratch glass+does bu ...
  Topic: Identification of my mineral
James Catmur

Replies: 11
Views: 977

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 29, 2024 14:02   Subject: Re: Identification of my mineral
Could you please do some tests? Maybe 7, 8 and 10 on this page

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19487#19487
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Jan 26, 2024 03:37   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Bob

I have changed them

Sadly I am not in Tucson so cannot make my own entries. Thanks for doing this

Many thanks for correcting my locality info for the Pakistani aquas - I think the local ...
  Topic: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
James Catmur

Replies: 84
Views: 17022

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Jan 21, 2024 05:23   Subject: Re: Tucson 2024 - It's started!
Jason

Sorry to hear about your difficulties. 'Changing of the guard' in a business can be difficult (our family business - Catmur Machine Tools - did not survive the loss of my uncle, with >200 ...
  Topic: Need help identifying
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 581

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 19, 2024 10:10   Subject: Re: Need help identifying
We are very happy to help with minerals, but this is the wrong forum for fossils. Please for each mineral do the basic tests on hardness, streak, and if possible density. Those really help us identi ...
 
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