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  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 8
Views: 1497

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: 8
Views: 1497

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 ...
  Topic: In memoriam - Eloïsa Artola (Elo)
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 5
Views: 397

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jun 14, 2022 09:30   Subject: In memoriam - Eloïsa Artola (Elo)
Eloïsa Artola, wife of Joaquim Callén was a joy and every encounter with her was illuminated by the light of her smile. Eloïsa has left us and with her goes a way of living and a way of loving mineral ...
  Topic: Es -Semara Chalcedony
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 4
Views: 489

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 25, 2022 13:18   Subject: Re: Es -Semara Chalcedony
Amir,

The specimen of your photo is obviously not a former sponge. What we call sponges are well rounded spheres frequently with traces of what seems to be spicules. At Shows like Ste. Marie there ...
  Topic: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 8
Views: 654

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 19, 2022 04:13   Subject: Re: Calcite in Malkhan elbaite

I think those crystals may be just albite. They resemble some of the albite associated to aquamarines and garnets from some localities at the Shigar Valley, Pakistan. Depending on the orientation of ...
  Topic: Novice questions!
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 6
Views: 734

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 04, 2022 03:21   Subject: Re: Novice questions!
Hi Joel,

Passed your request to the Spanish side of this Forum -> https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157075#157075

The Grupo Mineralóxico e Xeolóxico Galego from Galicia may ...
  Topic: 2022 West Coast Spring Show
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 0
Views: 596

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 24, 2022 16:06   Subject: 2022 West Coast Spring Show

East Coast show is almost sold out and we are featuring The Frazier Quartz Collection this year in our 52 showcases.

  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 223
Views: 54446

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 10, 2022 11:22   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti

Mineral: Stellerite, Celadonite
Locality: Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Dimensions: 84 x 60 mm



I've been away for a couple of days and I couldn't participate before sending a privat ...
  Topic: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 10
Views: 1699

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 11:12   Subject: Re: A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell

Hi James - thanks. Yes, we are indeed getting close! I received copies of the 'running sheets' - actual printed pages from the 1000 copies production run. The colour reproduction is excellent - big ...
  Topic: 49th ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM!
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 0
Views: 545

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 31, 2022 13:30   Subject: 49th ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM!
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 – SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022

Free and open to all mineral enthusiasts. Register at:
https://rasny.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3aa08735632bb430b41525112&id=227644d57f&e=5 ...
  Topic: Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? - (39)
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 8
Views: 1322

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Mar 19, 2022 17:06   Subject: Re: Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? – (39)
...If anyone is curious, I could share here some analyses.
Please!
  Topic: Cabeça do Cachorro claim
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 1766

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Feb 21, 2022 03:41   Subject: Re: Cabeça do Cachorro claim
...But the name Cabeça do Cachorro (dog's head) is an invented name that refers to the shape of the region in which they come out...
Seems that 'Cabeça do Cachorro' is also used as a name of the area ...
  Topic: Collection of mineralenzo
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 18
Views: 3541

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 20, 2022 16:42   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo
Hi Enzo,

For some reason and after some warnings you are not following any of the mandatory rules to publish posts in FMF and after a while fixing your posts we are worried about it and tired to fi ...
  Topic: Cabeça do Cachorro claim
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 1766

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Feb 20, 2022 12:34   Subject: Re: Cabeça do Cachorro claim
...Why send it to a poor country like Bolivia for onward export to the USA?...
To avoid some kind of difficulties or legal issues of export of 'rocks' between Brazil and USA that does not happen betw ...
  Topic: Where is it from?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 2007

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 19, 2022 05:31   Subject: Re: Where is it from?
Have you tested the hardness? That will help you determine if it is opal or some other mineral. Based on the photo I could believe it to be opal but have no idea where it is from.


Hi, James.
...
  Topic: Where is it from?
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 11
Views: 2007

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 18, 2022 12:38   Subject: Re: Where is it from?
No idea Sante, sorry. Is not easy due the similitude of the Opals from different localities.
  Topic: Collection of mineralenzo
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 18
Views: 3541

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 18, 2022 08:27   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo

Good morning, it would be interesting, in my opinion, to expand the mineral exposure with the related findings in the field where obviously it is possible. I would therefore like to create a special ...
  Topic: Russell Society Monthly Virtual Talk by James Catmur – A guide to Spanish e-mineralogy
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 4
Views: 1036

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 14:32   Subject: Re: Russell Society Monthly Virtual Talk by James Catmur – A guide to Spanish e-mineralogy

I assume that this is 15:00 Eastern time on the 16th?


Hi Everyone

You may be interested to know that our very own James Catmur will be the guest speaker for the Russell Society
http://www. ...
  Topic: Russell Society Monthly Virtual Talk by James Catmur – A guide to Spanish e-mineralogy
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 4
Views: 1036

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 12:53   Subject: Re: Russell Society Monthly Virtual Talk by James Catmur – A guide to Spanish e-mineralogy
Nobody miss it! there are only 40 places available and James is not going to disappoint anyone. He is a pioneer in online mineralogical proposals and his presence in Spain for several years left no on ...
  Topic: Quartz Crystals Quality
Jordi Fabre

Replies: 9
Views: 1693

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 12, 2022 18:37   Subject: Re: Quartz Crystals Quality
Am I the only one frustrated by this thread? Some guy shows us a box of broken up quartz rock, lists a bunch of characteristics that are mostly, seemingly just generic for quartz, and asks us if this ...
 
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