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  Topic: East Coast Show 2023
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 16, 2023 14:51   Subject: East Coast Show 2023
East Coast Show 2023 will be done in 11,12,13 August and Laura Delano is the exhibitor this year.
  Topic: 2023 West Coast Spring Show
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 0
Views: 239

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 15, 2023 17:21   Subject: 2023 West Coast Spring Show
The 2023 West Coast Spring Show is happening in May 5-6-7!
  Topic: adularia locale?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 788

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 11, 2023 06:47   Subject: Re: adularia locale?
I would say from the Canton of Uri, Switzerland, but is just a guess:
https://www.mineralogia.es/index.php?searchterms=adularia%20suiza&searchauthor=-&level=search
  Topic: Fluorite
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 4
Views: 594

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 05, 2023 15:00   Subject: Re: Fluorite
Yes, Maraval Mine, and not a bad one, BTW.
  Topic: Chinese wire Silver. From where?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 515

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Mar 04, 2023 17:47   Subject: Re: Chinese wire Silver. From where?

...it seems to me that my piece is actually from this new locality as well? The association with calcite looks pretty similar to the new specimens.


Yes, it is from Jizishan.
It was told to me ...
  Topic: Amethyst
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 17
Views: 1356

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 25, 2023 13:47   Subject: Re: Amethyst
Quartz (variety amethyst) as Amir well said. I had some others from Brazil as Amir also said, and even some from Bolivia.

It looks a lot like Fluorite in the images but is not.
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 77
Views: 17161

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 19, 2023 14:34   Subject: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin - Echoes
Even without being there, some echoes have reached me from the 'deep Tucson'
  Topic: Locale for doubly terminated quartz on sphalerite?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 7
Views: 619

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 18, 2023 14:04   Subject: Re: Locale for doubly terminated quartz on sphalerite?
As Alfredo well said, it reminds the Vesper Peak Grossulars with Quartz
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 77
Views: 17161

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 15, 2023 16:42   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
Regarding your final comments, as an older hobbyist, I see a huge lack of interest in younger people collecting anything. Based solely on my experience, whether it is cars, figurines, stamps, etc., i ...
  Topic: Semi-spherical exterior, radiating interior stone
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 31
Views: 2138

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 11, 2023 12:42   Subject: Re: Semi-spherical exterior, radiating interior stone

...(1) measure the specific gravity (not at all difficult if you have a simple scale accurate to tenths of a gram) (see method at John Betts' website )

or here: DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial ...
  Topic: In memoriam - John Medici, the best digger
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 1
Views: 715

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jan 30, 2023 14:49   Subject: In memoriam - John Medici, the best digger
Due to distribution problems of Mineralogical Record in Europe (fortunately already solved), I have not known until today that in July 2022 John Medici died.
With him a light and a smile vanish. The ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 1936
Views: 2076670

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 29, 2023 16:46   Subject: Collection of Michael Shaw - Congratulations on the two million views!
Congratulations Michael on your second red star.

Two million views!!!

It is fantastic and very difficult to reach that figure.
A mineral collection should not be just a set of specimens or a de ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 77
Views: 17161

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 26, 2023 09:09   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin

...and even more the Russian golds and silvers, the first thought that goes through my mind is "buyer beware"! Really do..


Alleged 'silvers' from Udokan?
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 77
Views: 17161

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 14, 2023 13:40   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin
👏👏👏👏
  Topic: Azurite cleavage
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 9
Views: 1521

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 11, 2023 09:37   Subject: Re: Azurite cleavage

Mineral:  Azurite
Locality: Mibladen/Midelt, Moroco


Aniol: these are from Kerrouchen and not from Mibladen and they are crystals (most of them) so, as James said, not what Ray requested, I bel ...
  Topic: Happy Holidays / 2022-2023
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 3219

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 31, 2022 15:29   Subject: Happy New 2023!
May next year be as splendid as the weather we had today in Barcelona

Happy New Year to all the FMFers!
  Topic: Help with locality
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 3
Views: 1208

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Dec 30, 2022 17:45   Subject: Re: Help with locality
Hard to say, but I would discard the Warihuyn Hill, Miraflores.

Maybe Romania, but just maybe.
  Topic: Collection of Xiao-dong
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 113
Views: 121401

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 24, 2022 15:39   Subject: Re: Collection of Xiao-dong
I am not aware of any YouTube embedding button. What are you thinking of?

Hi James! I guess he is talking about this button:

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/templates/FabreMinerals/ ...
  Topic: Happy Holidays / 2022-2023
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 3219

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 24, 2022 15:28   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays / 2022-2023
All the best to everyone from sunny Barcelona
  Topic: Happy Holidays / 2022-2023
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 3219

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 21, 2022 04:36   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays / 2022-2023
Thanks to Knut !
 
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