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  Topic: Guidance rather than identification
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 7
Views: 522

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Dec 31, 2021 16:04   Subject: Re: Guidance rather than identification
My copy is the 1986 reprint. I suspect it is out of print but I see 9 copies currently available through the Abe Books website.
  Topic: Guidance rather than identification
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 7
Views: 522

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Dec 31, 2021 14:49   Subject: Re: Guidance rather than identification
Both of the books you mention are good "pocket guide" types and have been in publication for quite a while. For a more detailed introduction to the science of mineralogy and mineral identifi ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 18
Views: 1335

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 25, 2021 11:11   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
Time for the Christmas fluorite! Hope everyone is safe and well.
  Topic: Westmorland and Cumberland
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 2
Views: 903

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 17, 2021 09:45   Subject: Re: Westmorland and Cumberland
Place names have long been subject to the vagaries of politics and changes in local culture, and obviously have no respect for the more timeless qualities of local geology. Any mineral collection that ...
  Topic: Clinoclase, Boleo, Baja California, Mexico ?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 6
Views: 1656

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Oct 27, 2021 09:36   Subject: Re: Clinoclase, Boleo, Baja California, Mexico ?
The Mineralogical Record issue on Boleo (v. 29, n.1) makes no mention of clinoclase, nor is it listed as reported for the locality on Mindat.
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 223
Views: 283459

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 14, 2021 01:14   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Well, I guess there's always room for a nice Hilton Mine piece!

"Nice" is an understatement, Jesse! This is a real beauty!

Volkmar

Danke! I just feel lucky that I was in the right p ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 223
Views: 283459

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 13, 2021 13:50   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Well, I guess there's always room for a nice Hilton Mine piece!
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 223
Views: 283459

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 09, 2021 10:01   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Another find at the recent "Mini-Tucson" show. This location produced some interesting specimens about 30 years ago, but I have not seen anything since. This one came from an old collection ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 223
Views: 283459

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 07, 2021 10:27   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Tobi - you are correct, it has been quiet here for too long. I think some of us have been in hibernation for a while, however!

Few mineral shows and not much travel, but I did make it to the " ...
  Topic: Favourite Tourmalines?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 28
Views: 28826

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 06, 2021 10:13   Subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?
In the mid 1980s, when I was first getting serious about mineral collecting, specimens from the pegmatites of Northern Pakistan, and to a lesser degree the neighboring provinces of Afghanistan were be ...
  Topic: Collecting in UK
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 5
Views: 2363

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 20, 2021 01:29   Subject: Re: Collecting in UK
North Yorkshire, Co. Durham, and Cumbria have many famous and historic mineral locations. If you are interested in learning about these, I would recommend starting with getting a copy of "Mineral ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Baden-Wuerttemberg
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 41
Views: 48692

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: 11535

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: 2061

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: 3175

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: 6640

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: 6086

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: 126324

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: 16510

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: 26094

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!
 
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