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  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Jun 02, 2020 12:40   Subject: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 - Hibiscus
Although we normally associate Hibiscus with a bush it can be grown, even in the city, as a tree and can be very attractive.
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 623

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 01, 2020 03:34   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
...I am a bit skeptical that very small countries like Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Nauru, Seychelles, Singapore or other tiny island nations produce interesting minerals...
Fiji!
  Topic: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 48
Views: 5699

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 31, 2020 13:09   Subject: Re: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
So I think, I can change it to "gibbsite/doyleite (?)" from Baoshan. The question mark remains as long as no analysis is available for my piece...
Doyleite and Gibbsite are polymorphs and u ...
  Topic: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 48
Views: 5699

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 31, 2020 12:06   Subject: Re: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Hello Jordi,
for the gibbsite with wulfenite, I have a label from D. Weinrich, which states Xianghualing as location (which may be wrong, of course). You changed the location to Baoshan, Yunnan. I'v ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 31, 2020 11:45   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 ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 30, 2020 17:20   Subject: COVID-19 and self-isolation - Silent Hoopoes
With the peace and silence of the confinement the hoopoes have appeared in Barcelona. They have a kind of African beauty and, like me, they like the absence of noise.
  Topic: Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31)
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 300

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 28, 2020 13:30   Subject: Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31)
This type of 'magazine’ display that we often use in this section does not allow photos to be enlarged by clicking the mouse over them. The solution to enlarge the screen is to use the keys: Ctrl + mo ...
  Topic: Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31)
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 300

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 28, 2020 13:29   Subject: Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31)

On the Spanish side of FMF a few months ago we managed to get certain sections (two at this time) of the Spanish FMF to be admitted by the International Standard Serial Number reason why everything ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 25, 2020 16:05   Subject: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 - Mr. Cactus?
Mr. Cactus? 😁
  Topic: Museum of Natural History Wiesbaden - asking for help/info wrt special exhibition
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 4
Views: 436

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: May 25, 2020 04:12   Subject: Re: Museum of Natural History Wiesbaden - asking for help/info wrt special exhibition
Here you have already some images:
https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=NAICA&searchauthor=-&level=search

In case Dr. Geller-Grimm likes some of them he can connect with the ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 24, 2020 16:46   Subject: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 - De-scaling
It seems that in Europe we are de-scaling and returning to our routines pre-Covid (with the danger that in October the mountain will be higher with a new stage of the pandemia)

So let's say goodbye ...
  Topic: In Memoriam - Peter Seroka
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 3
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PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: May 23, 2020 16:56   Subject: In Memoriam - Peter Seroka - Glück auf Peter
I heard about him already when I was a kid since he and his father were around the pre-collectors of Madrid at the 70s. In 2006 a mutual friend who knew him well told me that he was very active and th ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 22, 2020 17:08   Subject: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 - The unusual
The appeal of the unusual
  Topic: Is this Phenakite?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 5
Views: 454

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 14:21   Subject: Re: Is this Phenakite?
To naked eye I would say Rhodizite. Some from Madagascar are colorless or white, but in this case, aside the tests recommended by the others, I'm afraid that the best to do is request an analysis of i ...
  Topic: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 13
Views: 967

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 21, 2020 14:11   Subject: Re: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Thanks Jordi, for explaining links, did not understand why my links were refused...
Thanks Fena.

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  Topic: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 13
Views: 967

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 21, 2020 13:47   Subject: Re: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?

Welcome to the forum Andreu. Your request reminded me that I need to write that book. I'm relatively self taught having found the texts too daunting at first. In my quest with the help of a couple o ...
  Topic: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 13
Views: 967

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 21, 2020 13:40   Subject: Re: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Hi Fena and Andreu,

I already normalized your links on both posts:
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=71901#71901 and https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtop ...
  Topic: looking for minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 13
Views: 917

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 13:36   Subject: Re: looking for minerals
Hi Fuss,

I already normalized your links in https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=71903#71903

The links are allowed in FMF but you should use: Links within the message for ...
  Topic: Rose Quartz, Morganite or other?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 9
Views: 803

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 12:35   Subject: Re: Rose Quartz, Morganite or other?
...Might even be a cast off from Chinese quartz manufacturing process...
It looks a lot like a Quartz (rose or pale rose doesn't matter: Quartz 😉 )
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 316
Views: 42216

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 19, 2020 16:35   Subject: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 - Voluptuous
I like flowers because they seem voluptuous without to being
 
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