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19 Feb-01:36:00 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 27
Views: 7776

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 28, 2023 11:08   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
Another Naica fluorite, which according to Pete's analysis would be cube-dodechahedral habit. From the find circa 2005.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Bayern - Bavaria
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 32
Views: 56520

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: Oct 06, 2023 14:48   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Bayern - Bavaria
Fluorite with dolomite and minor galena, from an unknown mine in the Wolsendorf area.
  Topic: Pele's Hair and Tears
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 5
Views: 5316

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 26, 2023 10:44   Subject: Re: Pele's Hair and Tears
Pele's hair is a common byproduct of active lava fountaining during an eruption of basaltic lava at a volcano such as Hawaii's Kilauea. It is produced during fountaining when escaping volatile gases ( ...
  Topic: A phase coming to an end (but nothing about FMF ,-)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 10741

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 17, 2023 11:23   Subject: Re: A phase coming to an end (but nothing about FMF ,-)
It has been said that the only constant in life is change. After being involved with mineral collecting for around 40 years now, this is becoming all too evident. In recent years many of the dealers a ...
  Topic: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 13
Views: 10622

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 11, 2023 19:49   Subject: Re: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
Can't collect because prices are too high? You all must be going to the wrong venues. I have no trouble finding great specimens for 3-figure prices. The problem I think is that people are much like mo ...
  Topic: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 13
Views: 10622

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 10, 2023 23:21   Subject: Re: Is there anything that could make you give up mineral collecting?
The ever-increasing prices ask for decent specimens is certainly making it difficult to pursue building a serious collection any more. The shift in the overall hobby toward aesthetics over scientific ...
  Topic: Equipment for part time hobbyist.
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 2
Views: 3619

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 30, 2023 12:30   Subject: Re: Equipment for part time hobbyist.
Hello Adrian, The FMF is primarily about specimen mineralogy and not lapidary items or procedures, so you are not likely to find much useful information here. I would suggest looking on Facebook for a ...
  Topic: A very strange specimen of Hardin Co., Illinois
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 6
Views: 5399

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 13, 2023 15:39   Subject: Re: A very strange specimen of Hardin Co., Illinois
Fossil assemblages associated with fluorite mineralization were not uncommon at the Rogerley Mine. Most common were carboniferous-era colony corals, which were often present in the host limestone. Min ...
  Topic: adularia locale?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 9845

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 11, 2023 17:16   Subject: Re: adularia locale?
Could possibly be from the Sudtirol in the Trentino-Alto Adige region.
  Topic: adularia locale?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 11
Views: 9845

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 11, 2023 01:19   Subject: Re: adularia locale?
The specimen is typical for adularia with chlorite coating from an alpine-cleft-type metamorphic environment. The best known of these are in the Swiss/French/Austrian alps, but also from the Alchuri a ...
  Topic: Diamond pseudomorphs after graphite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 8
Views: 4652

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 21, 2023 15:46   Subject: Re: Diamond pseudomorphs after graphite
Is this what is referred to as "bort"? I think this is a diamond heavily included with graphite. Usually ground up for industrial purposes. I've never heard of it called a pseudomorph, howev ...
  Topic: The Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, Tucson/AZ (from Mindat / by R. Starkey)
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 1
Views: 4360

PostForum: University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum   Posted: Feb 21, 2023 11:11   Subject: Re: The Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, Tucson/AZ (from Mindat / by R. Starkey)
The Norville museum strikes an excellent balance between education and visual entertainment. Yet another reason to visit Tucson!
  Topic: Elbaite from Pala ?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 1
Views: 2717

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 05, 2023 23:43   Subject: Re: Elbaite from Pala ?
It would be good to see a photo or two of the complete specimen, but it could be Mesa Grande (Himalaya Mine) rather than Pala.
  Topic: Cleaning Cookeite over pink Tourmaline
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 4834

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 14, 2023 01:04   Subject: Re: Cleaning Cookeite over pink Tourmaline
I am not sure that I would recommend using hot sulfuric acid any more than HF to anyone who does not have access to a "professional" grade laboratory setup and training in proper lab safety ...
  Topic: Cleaning Cookeite over pink Tourmaline
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 9
Views: 4834

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 13, 2023 22:33   Subject: Re: Cleaning Cookeite over pink Tourmaline
Unfortunately, cookeite is essentially a micro muscovite, and muscovite is largely impervious to most chemical treatments, even HF. The only way I have ever found to remove the stuff is by repeated so ...
  Topic: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 13
Views: 19269

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Oct 25, 2022 14:09   Subject: Re: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
In response to this thread on vayrynenite, Dudley sent me the following:


Throughout my years in Pakistan, I have seen dozens of finds of väyrynenite. Many come from the Rondu (I prefer this spell ...
  Topic: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 13
Views: 19269

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Oct 21, 2022 10:59   Subject: Re: Locality for a Väyrynenite?
About 12 years ago I purchased a microcline specimen from Dudley Blauwet, which has a small red-orange crystal in a crevice. Dudley told me that it is vayrynenite, and gave the location as "Kharg ...
  Topic: Cavansite
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 4
Views: 11104

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 26, 2022 11:37   Subject: Re: Cavansite
I believe it was 1989 when they first showed up in Tucson. I recall spending a good bit of money for one from Dr. Hans Jurgen Wilke. Given that they just kept coming, I'm sure it was not one of my bes ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 139
Views: 205824

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Sep 18, 2022 12:23   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
A nice old calcite from the West Cumbrian (Cumberland) iron ore deposits, with a label from Ward's Natural Science, located in Rochester, New York. It is difficult to date old Ward's specimens by the ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Jesse Fisher

Replies: 119
Views: 179509

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Sep 02, 2022 16:22   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / County Durham
Something new from the Diana Marie. From the "Hidden Forest" pocket, discovered near the intersection of the Sutcliffe and Greenbank veins in late 2021.
 
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