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04 Oct-14:57:50 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (James Catmur)
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04 Oct-10:22:56 Re: presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Don Lum)
04 Oct-09:58:41 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Pete Richards)
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04 Oct-09:28:52 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Lluis)
04 Oct-09:25:31 Re: dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Bob Carnein)
04 Oct-09:18:14 Dark, metallic mystery mineral - magnetite? ilmenite? hematite? (Leofwin)
04 Oct-08:21:04 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2022 (Tobi)
04 Oct-08:00:04 Re: presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Tobi)
04 Oct-06:47:48 Presentation of new members - tobi (leofwin) from dresden, germany (Leofwin)
03 Oct-23:39:50 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2022 (Roger Warin)
03 Oct-23:19:35 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
03 Oct-14:30:46 Re: collection of tobi (Carles Millan)
03 Oct-13:55:58 Re: collection of tobi (Michael Shaw)
03 Oct-12:39:21 The boldut mine - silvia's collection (Silvia)
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  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 6
Views: 923

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 03, 2022 11:58   Subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022 - Not accurate info...
....the entire gigantic Messe München (16 halls, 180,000 m2 and another 425,000 m2 of outdoor area) is like under reconstruction, apparently to remodel everything completely...
Wrong info, sorry. Mar ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 6
Views: 923

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 01, 2022 06:52   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022
Everything that Fiebre Verde says is very true and to what it says we must add the enormous infrastructural difficulties generated by the fact that currently the entire gigantic Messe München (16 hall ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Jordi Fabre

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 22, 2022 08:00   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Clinoclase

Brutal! (and 6672 👍 so far...)
  Topic: Godarts Evolves
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 8
Views: 834

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 19, 2022 00:57   Subject: Re: Godarts Evolves
...these posts belong on this forum??

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  Topic: Pseudomorph chemistry
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 28
Views: 3016

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Aug 14, 2022 16:51   Subject: Re: Pseudomorph chemistry
There are many papers that speak to all or part of your question. Here is one.
https://kipdf.com/stability-relations-of-malachite-and-azurite_5aee93577f8b9ac34f8b45b7.html
(link normalized by FMF)
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  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 464
Views: 412529

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 13, 2022 03:39   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - João Luz from Lisboa, Portugal

Welcome. I hope you enjoy your time. May I suggest collecting a few minerals from Panasquiera. The mine produces some very fine Ferberite, Arsenopyrite and Fluorapatie specimens.


Thank you! I' ...
  Topic: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 17
Views: 1948

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 13, 2022 02:39   Subject: Re: The Tama Higuchi Collection
Are you sure these calcites are not dolomites? Difficult to tell from the photo, but the mentioned twinning points to dolomite

Here is the back, if it helps! I've never seen dolomite with this colo ...
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 464
Views: 412529

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 09, 2022 12:26   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Tama Higuchi from Young Mineral Collectors
Hi Tama, welcome to FMF

I'm a big fan of Young Mineral Collectors. Again, welcome!
  Topic: Calcite is acting strange under UV
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 1185

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Aug 08, 2022 08:35   Subject: Re: Calcite is acting strange under UV
I fixed (again) everything for you.

'Remember that if you are publishing a photo of a mineral specimen please fill in all 3 of the above fields'
  Topic: Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 490

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Aug 06, 2022 16:26   Subject: Re: Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz
Specimen size? is mandatory...

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  Topic: Question about Aquamarine
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 5
Views: 894

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 01, 2022 01:42   Subject: Re: Question about Aquamarine
On the past that kind of pieces were offered as from 'Medina', but honestly, I don't know if that attribution was realistic or not.
  Topic: A new book on emeralds
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 803

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Jul 26, 2022 14:46   Subject: Re: A new book on emeralds
I had the chance to have it in my hands in Ste. Marie and I only have two words to say: buy it! ✨

Extraordinary quality and the price is a kind of gift for what it is.
To buy it you can us ...
  Topic: Teis, a Mineralien Museum
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 2
Views: 925

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Jul 20, 2022 16:07   Subject: Teis, a Mineralien Museum

Finally I have found something which is not on Mindat

In Tiso (Teis in German) , in Val di Funes, south of Brixen, there is a small mineral museum where you can see a lot of locally extracted geo ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jul 17, 2022 15:05   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The New Discoveries (2)
More to come...

The message below is in part a translation of the post that Carles Manresa published in the Spanish side of FMF. BTW, there are much more photos of the Exhibits and Exposition of th ...
  Topic: New Brief Visual Guide for Quartz
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 7
Views: 1361

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 13, 2022 01:25   Subject: Re: New Brief Visual Guide for Quartz
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  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jul 02, 2022 14:44   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The New Discoveries (1)
Due my eternal lack of time I'm using the report about the new discoveries in Ste. Marie 2022 that we prepared Carles Manresa and me at the Spanish side and adding a few improvements. In two weeks I w ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 28, 2022 06:09   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - An Exceptional Edition
An exceptional edition, with more than 30,000 visitors. Congratulations Ste.Marie!

Soon a small report with the new discoveries seen this year.
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 25, 2022 07:43   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Fridays are usually not a busy day at the Show because it is located between the arrival of the professionals on Wednesday-Thursday and that of the visitors on Saturday, and yet yesterday there were s ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 23, 2022 22:54   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - First official day
First official day at the Show. Without a doubt, the volume of people has been greater than previous years and for the weekend the organization believes that it will also be very high...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 12
Views: 5687

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 15, 2022 16:49   Subject: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Our last chronicle about Ste. Marie was in 2019 and after three years, a pandemic, and two lost editions here it is again this loved Show!

Official website of the Show: Mineral&Gem Sainte-Marie ...
 
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