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  Topic: Crystallography question
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 446

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 17, 2022 11:20   Subject: Re: Crystallography question
It is always great when the author of a paper can use it to help answer questions
  Topic: Backlighting specimens
James Catmur

Replies: 0
Views: 186

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 17, 2022 06:50   Subject: Backlighting specimens
What do you do to backlight specimens in your display cases?

Up until now, I have not added any backlighting but I am now wondering about doing so as I have a few specimens that would really bene ...
  Topic: More Label Translation
James Catmur

Replies: 9
Views: 1020

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 10, 2022 08:19   Subject: Re: More Label Translation
Johan

That was a brilliant find, and no harm was made, as we know our anti-spam system can be a pain

James
  Topic: More Label Translation
James Catmur

Replies: 9
Views: 1020

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 10, 2022 05:34   Subject: Re: More Label Translation
Johan

It does not 'kick you out' but has an anti-spam system that tries to stop links to unknown web addresses. We get lots of people trying to spam the forum with links to dangerous web addresse ...
  Topic: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 529

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 26, 2022 18:34   Subject: Re: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
The last time I shipped it was some 1850s paintings of Australia that were being donated to a museum in Perth. It took months but there was no hurry
  Topic: Red Quartz
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 512

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 25, 2022 13:14   Subject: Re: Red Quartz
Have a look at:

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=chella&searchauthor=-&level=search

or

https://www.mineralogia.es/index.php?searchterms=chella&searchauthor=-& ...
  Topic: Mineral Label Translation
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 913

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: 12
Views: 893

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: 1698

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: 734

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: 1698

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: 734

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: 158
Views: 30166

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

Replies: 455
Views: 396464

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: 1698

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: 456

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: 773

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: 773

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: 342

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: 897

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 ...
 
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