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  Topic: Off topic - weather here in Alaska
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 7
Views: 7936

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 04, 2011 08:39   Subject: Re: Off topic - weather here in Alaska
Hi Matt and everyone,

In the winter of 1996/97 I had arranged for a couple of fellas to come to our shop out in Wasilla to give a turbine engine class for our mechanics. At the time I talked to the ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Washington
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 18
Views: 29541

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Nov 07, 2011 22:53   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Washington
Hi All,

It has been awhile since I posted much of anything. Well Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. Anyway I thought I would fill a few mineralogical voids in the Washington forum this evening.
  Topic: Looking to restart the "Mineralogical trip through the states of USA"
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 2
Views: 4956

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 16, 2011 12:55   Subject: Re: Looking to restart the "Mineralogical trip through the states of USA"
Hello Jordi,

Here is my entry for Hawaii, a recent Micro acquisition.

jimp
  Topic: Co-type localities
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 6
Views: 8800

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Sep 16, 2011 14:49   Subject: Co-type localities
Hello All,

I have a specimen of Strunzite from the type locality in Hagendorf, Barvaria, Germany. This piece I have had for many years it was in fact my first type locality mineral and I noticed th ...
  Topic: Chinese "Limonite"?
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 4
Views: 5501

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 13, 2011 16:44   Subject: Re: Chinese "Limonite"?
Thanks Guys,

That is what I was hoping.

jimp
  Topic: Chinese "Limonite"?
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 4
Views: 5501

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 13, 2011 16:14   Subject: Chinese "Limonite"?
Hi Everyone,

Has anyone out there seen that Chinese Limonite that was availible a few years back that was so bright and shiny?

My question is about the luster. Is it real or altered? Did the fol ...
  Topic: Hello.. I am Mark from USA, Ak, Anchorage
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 4
Views: 6206

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 21, 2011 14:19   Subject: Re: Hello.. I am Mark from USA, Ak, Anchorage
Hello Mark,

Welcome to the forum.

I am Jim formerly of Wasilla, now in Ohio.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Alaska
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 9
Views: 19416

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: May 11, 2011 10:53   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Alaska
Hello Everyone,

despite living there for nearly 50 years I have but a couple of worthwhile specimens to add to the list.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 20
Views: 35241

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 24, 2011 19:21   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee
Hello Everyone,

Here is my entry from Tennessee.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Rhode Island
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 4
Views: 14785

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 24, 2011 18:56   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Rhode Island
Hi All,

I have one mineral specimen from Rhode Island.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Montana
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 15
Views: 24310

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 21, 2011 13:44   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Montana
Hello Everyone,

Here is another single.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - South Dakota
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 12
Views: 21323

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 21, 2011 13:36   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - South Dakota
Hello Forum,

Okay I have one specimen to post for South Dakota.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Michigan
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 21
Views: 35254

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 21, 2011 13:27   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Michigan
Hi All,

I have a couple from Michigan to share today.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 34
Views: 49785

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Apr 21, 2011 12:44   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York
Hello Everyone,

I have but one mineral from New York to post today.

jimp
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Oregon
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 7
Views: 17681

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Mar 21, 2011 14:34   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Oregon
Hi Everyone,

I have to jump in here with one specimen I have from Oregon.

jimp
  Topic: Rarest mineral in the world
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 4
Views: 7881

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 12, 2011 09:24   Subject: Re: Rarest mineral in the world
Hi Maxilos,

I would say Tranquillityite, from Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquillity), the Moon.

Jim Prentiss
  Topic: The octahedral habit could depend of higher temperature & elements?
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 5
Views: 7939

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 06, 2011 07:14   Subject: Re: The octahedral habit could depend of higher temperature & elements?
Hi everyone,

When I acquired my first Fluorite, it has octahedral habit, and one of the first things I read about it was that it was because it formed at higher temperature.

Maybe, this too coul ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 76
Views: 89868

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Mar 05, 2011 21:33   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona
Hello Everyone,

I have one to add to the list this evening.

Jimp
  Topic: Fluorphosphohedyphane
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 6
Views: 6871

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 20, 2011 16:55   Subject: Re: Fluorphosphohedyphane
Thank you Everyone,

I was taken aback when this popped up on my email today. I had put that on the back burner and forgot about it.

I will keep an eye out for future information.

Thanks agai ...
  Topic: Beidellite
Jim Prentiss

Replies: 0
Views: 3731

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 13, 2011 13:13   Subject: Beidellite
Hello Everyone,

I recently acquired a flat of specimens from Mina Bianca, Baveno, Italy, that was, foremost, supposed to be Beidellite, with other minerals mentioned. After a couple of hours optica ...
 
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