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05 Jun-03:08:20 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (David)
05 Jun-03:00:29 From where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (David)
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04 Jun-07:04:54 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (Riccardo Modanesi)
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  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
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PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 31, 2020 11:21   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
La Cocina - fun place!
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
Views: 42636

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 31, 2020 10:08   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
One of the things that keeps us busy while having to remain at home is our music. Some of you might remember Joan and I playing on the lawn in front of our sales room at the Inn Suites during the Tucs ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
Views: 42636

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 24, 2020 19:44   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
And we now have coyotes in San Francisco. Some people think that they are stray pet dogs!

http://www.sfgate.com/living-in-sf/article/New-footage-Coyotes-take-to-SF-rooftops-frolick-15257171.php#pho ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
Views: 42636

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 19, 2020 17:03   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Joan's amarylis has been doing nicely for us this month.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
Views: 42636

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 15, 2020 12:11   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Thanks, Roy. Just a pity that the UKJMM is no longer with us. I would have loved to offer it there. Hope you are making some progress with the Russell project.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 318
Views: 42636

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 15, 2020 11:36   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Here in San Francisco, we have been confined to home since March 15, with only a few trips to the grocery store, and solitary walks in the neighborhood allowed. This will continue until June 1st, at l ...
  Topic: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 15
Views: 1592

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 04, 2020 10:52   Subject: Re: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30
The Sonora Desert Museum just outside of Tucson has a real nice one that I was admiring recently. I think it is about 5 cm across. Maybe Tony knows something about when/where it was found.
  Topic: Red fluorescence in Fluorite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 6
Views: 842

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 03, 2020 15:12   Subject: Re: red fluorescence in fluorite
I have a good number of Spanish fluorites from Asturias in our collection, and the only ones that show any fluorescence are a couple of yellow fluorites from the Moscona and Villabona mines. The color ...
  Topic: The rock that got away…
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 21
Views: 5137

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 10:10   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
Not having unlimited funds, or unlimited storage space for the collection, I long ago reconciled myself to this situation, and try not to think about it too much. I guess the one thing that still come ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 61
Views: 95757

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 08, 2020 14:52   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California
2.2 cm
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 61
Views: 95757

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 08, 2020 12:15   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - California
Fluorite on quartz from the Felix Mine, near Los Angeles. Although fluorite is not uncommon around the state, the Felix Mine has been one of the only sources of significant specimens.
  Topic: Mines active for mineral specimens only
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 5542

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 17:36   Subject: Re: Mines active for mineral specimens only
Ian Bruce was involved in an attempt to reopen Tsumeb for specimens a number of years ago. From what I understand, a lot of money was spent and very little found.

A couple years ago he took over th ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 108
Views: 91141

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: Mar 25, 2020 12:01   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen - Saxony
Another Saxony fluorite.
  Topic: Tourmaline Location Unknown
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 7
Views: 4281

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 23, 2020 10:15   Subject: Re: Tourmaline Location Unknown
Tobi, Those locations you mention are in Afghanistan, not Pakistan. Although the two countries are neighbors, the geochemistry and mineralogy of the local pegmatites are quite distinct from each other ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 208
Views: 223733

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Mar 17, 2020 00:58   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Looks like I haven't gone down this road here, yet, so here are a few of my favorite fluorites from the Rogerley, a mine that I likely know way too much about.
  Topic: What type of Tourmaline?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 4
Views: 6068

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 17, 2020 00:05   Subject: Re: What type of Tourmaline?
There are few, if any locations for colored tourmaline (most likely elbaite) in Northern California. Mesa Grande, which is in San Diego County, is the location of the Himalaya Mine, which along with t ...
  Topic: Mine sites.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 10
Views: 8390

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 16, 2020 20:55   Subject: Re: Mine sites.
There is a site called "the Diggings" which taps into the USGS and BLM land records systems. I tried to send a link, but the anti-spam filter rejected it for some reason (the site is legit ...
  Topic: Mine sites.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 10
Views: 8390

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 16, 2020 16:07   Subject: Re: Mine sites.
If you are interested in Northern England, the Beamish museum archives has a lot of old mining photos from the region.
http://collections.beamish.org.uk
(link normalized by FMF)
  Topic: Is Mineral Collecting becoming too Superficial or has it always been so.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 15
Views: 7772

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 14, 2020 00:41   Subject: Re: Is Mineral Collecting becoming too Superficial or has it always been so.
There are as many ways to approach mineral collecting as there are people to do it. Some people are attracted by the scientific aspect of it, others by the history of science and collecting, others by ...
  Topic: Rottleberode?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 3
Views: 5289

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 12, 2020 08:59   Subject: Re: Rottleberode?
Hello Tobi,

The matrix is almost completely a golden brown siderite. A small crystal of it can be seen at top of the photo. It is very much like one that I have from Stolberg, except that the Stol ...
 
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