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  Topic: Not the West Coast Show 2021 but yes the East Coast Show in August 2021!
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 18, 2021 11:19   Subject: Not the West Coast Show 2021 but yes the East Coast Show in August 2021!
It has been good to read the note of Robert Seitz about the Tucson - 2021 April Show since it has reminded us that although there are still Shows like Ste. Marie that still cannot be done (check: Sain ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 12, 2021 14:08   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled - The official statement
The official statement. Can be translated using the Google translator located at the top left of evry page.

Mineral & Gem n’aura toujours pas lieu en juin 2021, un espoir d’événement minéralogi ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Jordi Fabre

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Views: 527

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 12, 2021 13:39   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Sad news, this year's edition of the Ste. Marie Show has been canceled.

The organization believes that perhaps something can be done in the Fall but it is doubtful.

To learn more you can visit ...
  Topic: Synthetic smoky quartz?
Jordi Fabre

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Views: 515

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 12, 2021 07:47   Subject: Re: Synthetic smoky quartz?

Because there are vast amounts of synthetic quartz used by electronics/telecom industry, nothing apparently prohibits using some outdated facilities equipment to grow such things. It is unclear, how ...
  Topic: Jim’s Mineral Collection
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 935

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 11, 2021 17:12   Subject: Re: Jim’s Mineral Collection
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  Topic: Jim’s Mineral Collection
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 935

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 11, 2021 17:06   Subject: Re: Jim’s Mineral Collection
I received a message stating that I reached a limit of 15 specimens and couldn't add any more to my collection page. Is there a way to get around this?
15 images per post
  Topic: Please help to get to know the type of this rock
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 13
Views: 637

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 07, 2021 02:28   Subject: Re: Please help to get to know the type of this rock
And you
Honestly, there is nothing about this rock that suggests diamond to me. I would be very surprised if your hardness test was accurate. My advice to you is that you should stop trying to co ...
  Topic: Melanophlogite?
Jordi Fabre

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Views: 633

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 07, 2021 01:54   Subject: Re: Melanophlogite?
Sounds like you need a lab to test your samples.
And also seems that you should publish your text in English language.
Please use the Google translator or similar before publish your messages in Po ...
  Topic: Please help to get to know the type of this gem
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 6
Views: 336

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 05, 2021 16:22   Subject: Re: Please help to get to know the type of this gem
Nothing indicates not even a mineral. Everything indicates slag.

Topic locked.
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 04, 2021 04:25   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand

But are you absolutely sure ?


Yes
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 279
Views: 182980

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 03, 2021 14:06   Subject: Not Hematite but Magnetite and not from Nador

Mineral: Hematite
Locality: Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Dimensions: 90mm x 75mm x 60 mm


These strange 'Hematites' in fact are Magnetite and them are from the Zgounder Min ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 22, 2021 09:23   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
I've ran out of words to describe the beauty and perfection of these photos ...

Maybe Jordi should implement a "10 likes at once" button only for this topic ;-)
not '10 likes at once' bu ...
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 17, 2021 13:22   Subject: Popular Minerals - Silver with Acanthite from the Balcoll Mine
Dendritic growths of very elongated Silver crystals covered by darker Acanthite and on a Calcite matrix.
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 14, 2021 14:34   Subject: Popular Minerals - Quartz (variety rose Quartz) from Sapucaia do Norte, Brazil
Group of Quartz crystals (variety rose quartz)
What stands out most in the piece is how sharp the crystals are since rose quartz very rarely presents so much definition.
A Brazilian classic from th ...
  Topic: Collection from Dany Mabillard
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 133
Views: 45863

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 07, 2021 04:28   Subject: Re: Collection from Dany Mabillard
Hi Dany,

are you sure, that your last needle quartz is really quartz? I am quite sure, that I see some dovetail twins, and also the overall habit let me think of gypsum. What is the hardness of the ...
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 06, 2021 16:26   Subject: Popular Minerals - Creedite from Navidad Mine, Mexico
Druse on matrix of bipyramidal Creedite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with sharp pointed terminations.
The specimen is quite different from those known from this locality in recent years ...
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Feb 27, 2021 15:23   Subject: Popular Minerals - Rhodochrosite on Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series) from Mexico
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals which cover a botryoidal Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series) matrix.
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Feb 25, 2021 18:00   Subject: Popular Minerals - Octahedral Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, China
Large crystal with an apparently octahedral habit, formed by polycrystalline growths with dominant dodecahedral forms.
On matrix, with Quartz crystals and white Dolomite rhombohedra.
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Feb 23, 2021 14:05   Subject: Popular Minerals - Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) on Dolomite from Trimouns Mine, France
Crystal on matrix of Dolomite of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce)
The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in ...
  Topic: Popular Minerals
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 97
Views: 25292

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Feb 20, 2021 15:56   Subject: Popular Minerals - Cassiterite from Amo, Yunnan, China
Twinned Cassiterite crystals on matrix and with Quartz. Among the best pieces found in this locality.
 
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