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04 Oct-16:42:58 The mizunaka collection - fluorapatite (Am Mizunaka)
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04 Oct-14:57:50 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (James Catmur)
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04 Oct-10:55:34 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Leofwin)
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04 Oct-10:22:56 Re: presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Don Lum)
04 Oct-09:58:41 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Pete Richards)
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04 Oct-09:18:14 Dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Leofwin)
04 Oct-08:21:04 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2022 (Tobi)
04 Oct-08:00:04 Re: presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Tobi)
04 Oct-06:47:48 Presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Leofwin)
03 Oct-23:39:50 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2022 (Roger Warin)
03 Oct-23:19:35 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
03 Oct-14:30:46 Re: collection of tobi (Carles Millan)
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  Topic: Dark, metallic mystery mineral - Magnetite? Ilmenite? Hematite?
James Catmur

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 04, 2022 14:57   Subject: Re: Dark, metallic mystery mineral - Magnetite? Ilmenite? Hematite?
I like the dumped ballast theory, ballast that was waste from some smelting process

You are right that the geology seems completely wrong for this to be a magmatic or metamorphic product. The fact ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
James Catmur

Replies: 1142
Views: 1424644

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 03, 2022 12:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Did he tell you the pocket name? If he did we can add that to the locality names

Recent acquisition, a gorgeous fluorite from La Viesca, thanks to Master Jordi:
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 1028

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 02, 2022 14:32   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
Carles has uploaded pages and pages of fotos on the Spanish side

As James rightly says, much more information here: https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15149
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
James Catmur

Replies: 6
Views: 1028

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 01, 2022 03:27   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
You will also find information on the Spanish FMF

https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157994#157994

James
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 2040
Views: 1661370

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 30, 2022 03:39   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Grapes + wine

or

Apple + cider (of an alcohlic cariety - Asturian, maybe)
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 2040
Views: 1661370

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 30, 2022 03:07   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Calcite
I would add an apple instead, they say:

'An apple without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze'

Calcite
Gopher Valley Quarry, Gopher Valley, Yamhill Co., Oregon, USA
Calcite that resembles ...
  Topic: Could it be a fulgurite?
James Catmur

Replies: 3
Views: 333

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 29, 2022 08:24   Subject: Re: Could it be a fulgurite?
To me it just looks like quartz grains centred together by some other mineral. Where did you find it in Guanajuato state?
  Topic: Baryte
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 654

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Sep 28, 2022 12:50   Subject: Re: Baryte
Forrest

I have fused your two posts into one, in the hope that you then get a reply or two
  Topic: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Important
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 699

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 28, 2022 03:49   Subject: Re: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Impor
Herewith the link to the recording of the Rashleigh talk

https://universityofexeter.zoom.us/rec/share/LjZZ9CpkFxf4Q7V02Dm9wQWLU1erTJCRzWiKgYw8i2Pyu65QpwG9S3Rq-_iyPFiI.cUxiYzvfisF2uaDG?startTime=166 ...
  Topic: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Important
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 699

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 27, 2022 07:17   Subject: Re: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Impor
Roy

Could you post (or send to me and I will post it) the link to the recording of the talk?

Thanks
  Topic: Cavansite
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 614

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 26, 2022 11:10   Subject: Re: Cavansite
Do you remember when these first came out? They were amazing! But then a steady number emerged and they became 'common'
  Topic: Brazil Amethyst
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 790

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Sep 19, 2022 11:03   Subject: Re: Brazil Amethyst
Sorry

I cannot help, unless you mean this page

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=16968#16968

James

Hi all! A couple months ago I ran across a brilliant old articl ...
  Topic: Brief Visual Guide To Azurite (For Beginners)
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 368

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 19, 2022 05:02   Subject: Re: Brief Visual Guide To Azurite (For Beginners)
Not convinced it is 'very' but a few people might find it useful. As a non-commercial forum we would prefer no mention of prices in these
  Topic: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Important
James Catmur

Replies: 5
Views: 699

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 19, 2022 05:00   Subject: Re: Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Impor
Roy

I hope to join you but seem to have lots of meetings that evening (it is the first of my three birthdays - long story but my mum had forgotten my day of birth when she went to register it!)
  Topic: Mineral collection from fleabay ID help please
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 606

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 19, 2022 04:57   Subject: Re: Mineral collection from fleabay ID help please
Try to identify the minerals and then work from that to the labels. I hate it when the label has a number on it but that is not on the specimen, so they lose each other
  Topic: What is the policy for uploading PDF articles to FMF?
James Catmur

Replies: 1
Views: 460

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Sep 19, 2022 04:52   Subject: Re: What is the policy for uploading PDF articles to FMF?
Silvia

The process is rather complex, with each PDF page being uploaded as an image.
  Topic: What is the location of this calcite?
James Catmur

Replies: 4
Views: 595

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 14, 2022 14:01   Subject: Re: What is the location of this calcite?
Could be from China, but that is not very helpful as I have no idea which mine
  Topic: I hesitate between Sweet Home Mine and Peru (Áncash)
James Catmur

Replies: 7
Views: 747

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 10, 2022 13:26   Subject: Re: I hesitate between Sweet Home Mine and Peru (Áncash)
I agree
Are you sure, that the clear white crystals are quartz? For me they seem to be fluorite with cubic morphology.

Volkmar
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
James Catmur

Replies: 192
Views: 44680

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Sep 04, 2022 03:14   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Sadly, living in the UK in an old house (so high humidity), about 90% of my specimens that contain pyrite have had to 'leave' the collection. Navajun pyrite seems to be stable but little else is.
  Topic: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode
James Catmur

Replies: 41
Views: 200430

PostForum: Exceptional finds   Posted: Aug 20, 2022 03:29   Subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode
Another example of the mistranslation of 'Geoda' into 'Geode' - this time the mistake is from the BBC, who ought to know better. I guess someone realised their error as they seem to call it both a 'c ...
 
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