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11 May-21:01:46 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
11 May-08:49:40 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Tobi)
11 May-08:44:49 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Tobi)
11 May-06:20:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
11 May-04:39:24 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (James Catmur)
11 May-02:11:53 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Peter Lemkin)
10 May-23:55:01 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
10 May-21:34:36 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
10 May-12:52:14 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Jesse Fisher)
10 May-12:23:01 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Makokerowill)
09 May-23:10:51 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
09 May-11:45:05 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
09 May-11:22:06 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
08 May-11:32:22 Re: hillman hall of minerals and gems (Tom Mazanec)
08 May-02:15:29 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Alfredo)
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07 May-21:45:34 Magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
07 May-13:00:12 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
07 May-07:03:24 Re: collection of david carter (Jordi Fabre)
07 May-06:44:30 Re: collection of david carter (David916)
07 May-06:36:35 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
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06 May-19:49:56 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz over chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
06 May-14:33:39 Re: a mineralogical trip through italy by sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
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  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Baden-Wuerttemberg
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 43115

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: May 10, 2021 12:52   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Baden-Wuerttemberg
I will trust Tobi when he says that there are never too many Clara fluorites!
  Topic: Tucson - 2021 April
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 25
Views: 3922

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 20, 2021 10:59   Subject: Re: Tucson - 2021 April
As mentioned, the show was small and sparsely attended compared to usual, but the weather was good, tacos and cerveza plentiful, and there's always something to be found that remains within budget. So ...
  Topic: Sometimes fluorescent
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 5
Views: 1192

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 28, 2021 01:15   Subject: Re: Sometimes fluorescent
In 1858 British chemist George Stokes defined the concept of fluorescence, based in part of his observations of the reaction of fluorite from the Weardale area of Northern England. Fluorite from this ...
  Topic: Heat changes some minerals - how?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 1845

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:29   Subject: Re: Heat changes some minerals - how?
Heating minerals below their melting point can induce any of a number of changes, depending on the structure and composition of the mineral. With minerals with structural water (zeolites for example), ...
  Topic: Final balance time.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 18
Views: 4253

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 11, 2021 14:37   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
As I generally do not purchase specimens on the internet, things have been slow since Tucson last February. I did recently come up with this nice baveno-twin microcline and smoky quartz combo from Taw ...
  Topic: April shows in Tucson??
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 10
Views: 4079

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Dec 16, 2020 11:46   Subject: Re: April shows in Tucson??
I suspect that these dates are hopeful/wishful thinking at this point. I have been told by a friend in Tucson who is involved with one of the shows that the local county health department is not curre ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 117
Views: 113878

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Nov 09, 2020 11:45   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Some recent finds at the Eastgate Cement Quarry (aka "Blue Circle"). Ian Bruce has gained access to the property and is having some luck. He has named the workings, which are so far open-cas ...
  Topic: What's up with minfind?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 19
Views: 13794

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 27, 2020 10:57   Subject: Re: What's up with minfind?
After reading that, all I can say is "what a frigging mess!" Hope Jolyon can salvage something out of it.
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 02, 2020 10:52   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela

mmm...how mimsy is that?

Why, all, of course!
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 01, 2020 18:26   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
If anyone is interested, you can find it under the name "borogroves"
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 01, 2020 16:14   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Here is the link:



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  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 01, 2020 15:50   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Hello Jordi,
I have the video from Peter and can post it to YouTube, if you want. Do I then just post the link here in a reply message?

Jesse
  Topic: Is this Calcite or Dolomite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 8
Views: 2137

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 31, 2020 10:46   Subject: Re: Is this Calcite or Dolomite
As Vic mentioned, calcite is calcium carbonate, and dolomite is calcium, magnesium carbonate. Some sort of chemical test for magnesium would distinguish them, but would cost a bit. Physically, calcite ...
  Topic: Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 4854

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jul 21, 2020 10:42   Subject: Re: Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl
I generally try and avoid using HCl or oxalic acid to remove iron stain, as both will leave yellow stain on drying unless you repeatedly wash the specimen in distilled water afterwards. Specimens such ...
  Topic: Tourmaline
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 16
Views: 4332

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 02, 2020 10:24   Subject: Re: Tourmaline
Exploitation of the Malkhan pegmatites is fairly recent. If it comes from an older collection, then this is not likely. It might help to know when and where the collection was assembled.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Baden-Wuerttemberg
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 40
Views: 43115

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: Jun 17, 2020 15:40   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Baden-Wuerttemberg
Another fluorite from Grube Clara. I suppose that we can't have too many!
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 345
Views: 102004

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Jun 09, 2020 13:20   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
One of the things about being stuck at home for around 11 weeks now is that one finds lots of chores around the house that need doing. One that I've started working on is sorting through years of accu ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 345
Views: 102004

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Jun 07, 2020 15:16   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
And, of course, there is now plenty of time to work on photographing and cataloging new minerals. I acquired this Mexican apatite last February in Tucson from the Rock Currier collection. I understand ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 345
Views: 102004

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: 345
Views: 102004

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 ...
 
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