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  Topic: Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?!
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Aug 17, 2018 15:48   Subject: Re: Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?!
For many years Mindat has had a "page sponsorship" deal where for $50 USD a year you will get your name appended to the location page of your choice as a sponsor. It's not particularly expen ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 191
Views: 148879

PostForum: Favorite Minerals   Posted: Jul 10, 2018 14:53   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Interesting and relatively new location for fluorite from Ireland. I've seen a few about for the last year or so, but not many, yet. Best location for Irish fluorite I've seen. Hopefully there will be ...
  Topic: An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 7
Views: 1887

PostForum: Le Règne Minéral   Posted: Jul 03, 2018 13:08   Subject: Re: An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine
The only constant in life is change. It happens whether we want it or not, and often in ways that were once hard to imagine. Either we try to adapt while still finding pleasure and reward in what we a ...
  Topic: Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 2
Views: 660

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jul 01, 2018 11:24   Subject: Re: Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen
Chlorite is a silicate, and the only thing that will chemically remove silicates is hydrofluoric acid (HF). As Lluis mentioned, however, this stuff is incredibly toxic and should never be handled by a ...
  Topic: In Memoriam - John Veevaert
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 4089

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jun 26, 2018 13:31   Subject: Re: In Memoriam - John Veevaert
In happier times. A good friend gone too soon.
  Topic: Identifying adularia
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 8
Views: 918

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 21, 2018 12:18   Subject: Re: Identifying adularia
Adularia is a varietal name for orthoclase that has a simple prismatic habit. It is commonly found in alpine-type metamorphic rocks. If the material is fine-grained and/or does not show the adularia h ...
  Topic: Photos of epitaxy - (16)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 54
Views: 75616

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 28, 2018 12:48   Subject: Re: Photos of epitaxy - (16)
Is it, or isn't it? I thought it quite interesting, at any rate. If not, what does one call it?
  Topic: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 87
Views: 117339

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 28, 2018 12:07   Subject: Re: Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28)
A penetration twinned fluorite crystal with a two-phase fluid inclusion. The trapped gas bubble shows 3-4 mm of movement within the cavity.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 97
Views: 59878

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: May 27, 2018 13:49   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony
Another fluorite! Unfortunately, no old labels. Just identified as "Pohla."
  Topic: Need advice on next step.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 14
Views: 3178

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 27, 2018 13:21   Subject: Re: Need advice on next step.
Hello Bill,

Naturally occurring moissanite is a fairly rare mineral, while it's man-made analog carborundum is fairly common. In a case such as this, provenance is vitally important in establishing ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 45
Views: 6301

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 13, 2018 12:12   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Not that I want to necessarily beat an already injured horse to death, but I think the use of the term "industry" to describe the mineral collecting hobby suggests a potential bias built in ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 45
Views: 6301

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 11, 2018 00:31   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Sorry Bob C, but the Enterprise is a star ship.

Sorry Matt, it's still just an aircraft carrier! Maybe some day....
  Topic: Are there diamonds, peridot and sapphire in the igneous rocks?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 2
Views: 700

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 23, 2018 12:00   Subject: Re: Are there diamonds, peridot and sapphire in the igneous rocks?
Peridot is the gem trade name for minerals of the olivine group (Mg-rich forsterite and Fe-rich fayalite). Forsterite is commonly found in many basalts and related igneous rocks. Zabargad (St John's I ...
  Topic: Favourite Barytes?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 2
Views: 1114

PostForum: Favorite Minerals   Posted: Apr 10, 2018 11:15   Subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?
I've always been fond of the barites from the West Cumbrian (formerly Cumberland) Iron Orefield. At the height of mining in the area during the latter part of the 19th century, there were dozens of ac ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 191
Views: 148879

PostForum: Favorite Minerals   Posted: Apr 09, 2018 18:05   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
We seem to be visiting Morocco a bit lately, so here's another one.
  Topic: MineralienWelt special issue about Bad Ems Pyromorphite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 1
Views: 755

PostForum: MINERALIEN-Welt   Posted: Apr 08, 2018 12:19   Subject: Re: MineralienWelt special issue about Bad Ems Pyromorphite
Rainer & Co. always do a very good job, and at least the photos are always in English!
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 105
Views: 57572

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Apr 02, 2018 00:24   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
A bit of nostalgia - specimen was recovered in May 1999 from the first workings at the Black Sheep Pocket.
  Topic: Is this fluorite?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 28
Views: 3502

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 01, 2018 23:33   Subject: Re: Is this fluorite?
Fluorite has a very characteristic octahedral cleavage, which I do not see on your specimen. There are, however, some conchoidal fracture patterns (as mentioned by Peter), which are more typical of gl ...
  Topic: San Benito County
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 2472

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 15, 2018 10:59   Subject: Re: San Benito County
It is my understanding that the locality is essentially finished. However, there are at least two folks I am aware of who acquired fair amounts of unprocessed material from the mine prior to closure, ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 132
Views: 95059

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Mar 06, 2018 18:48   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
Witherite from the Nentsberry Haggs Mine, near Nenthead, Alston Moor. Much of the witherite from this mine has been at least partially pseudomorphed by barite, and is possibly the case with this spec ...
 
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