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  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Jesse Fisher

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 07, 2022 08:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
If there is chalcopyrite present, it does suggest Blackdene as it is more common from that mine than others. But overall, Weardale purple fluorites like that are difficult to locate without some histo ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 1130
Views: 1385153

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 06, 2022 16:19   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Boltsburn is a possibility, but I've seen things like that from a number of mines in the area, so hard to say for sure. We even found things like that in the Rogerley on occasion.
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  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 1130
Views: 1385153

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 05, 2022 11:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Very nice and possibly old specimen. Glad you were able to find it. Do you know anything of it's history?
  Topic: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 4
Views: 529

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 26, 2022 17:38   Subject: Re: Shipping to Australia (aka Horesetralia)
In my experience, shipping internationally to Australia has long been fraught with problems. When I was selling Rogerley fluorite from my website I had several fairly regular Australian customers, an ...
  Topic: More Label Translation
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 1021

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 22, 2022 13:13   Subject: More Label Translation
A number of years ago I acquired this Swiss adularia specimen from Hawthorneden (Frank and Wendy Melanson), and their label indicated that it came from the Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt am Main), ...
  Topic: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 8
Views: 654

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 19, 2022 09:59   Subject: Re: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite
I have seen numerous specimens of albite from the Shigar Valley pegmatites with the habit that Felix describes. However, I have never seen anything but the cleavelandite habit on specimens from Malkha ...
  Topic: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 8
Views: 654

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 18, 2022 14:46   Subject: Re: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite
I have an elbaite from Malkhan that has associated stilbite. Late stage zeolites including stilbite have been reported from these pegmatites, so I would not be surprised to see late stage calcite. Bot ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kansas
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 14835

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Mar 22, 2022 10:08   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kansas
And one I covet too!

Jesse, you know I have a weakness for galena, so no wonder I love this specimen, this is so beautiful and impressive! We really should talk with Jordi about giving TEN thumbs u ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kansas
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 14835

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Mar 18, 2022 09:56   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kansas
A classic from the Tri-State lead/zinc orefield. When I was young I remember rock shops being full of this material. Probably not quite as nice as this one, however!
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 118
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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Mar 08, 2022 21:18   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
An interesting fluorite from the Blackdene Mine. Likely recovered in the early 1970s from workings on the Slitt Vein. Ex Greenbank, David Green, and Tim Sherburn collections. Acquired at the Tucson sh ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 25
Views: 42335

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Feb 22, 2022 00:44   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Devon
Fluorite on quartz from Bere Alston, West Devon. Not as lovely as the Russell one from the NHM, but an historic specimen and one of the few I have ever found available. Acquired from Tim Sherburn at T ...
  Topic: Guidance rather than identification
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 7
Views: 1356

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: 1356

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: 3470

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: 2005

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: 2345

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: 300086

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: 300086

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: 300086

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: 300086

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 " ...
 
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