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31 May-17:20:27 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
31 May-16:31:27 Re: tucson show 2020 (Gail)
31 May-14:27:17 Re: tucson show 2020 (Benj)
31 May-14:12:54 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
31 May-14:03:06 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Don Lum)
31 May-13:49:24 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
31 May-13:45:53 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
31 May-13:09:46 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Jordi Fabre)
31 May-13:02:21 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
31 May-12:06:19 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Jordi Fabre)
31 May-11:45:49 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Jordi Fabre)
31 May-11:21:34 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Jesse Fisher)
31 May-10:50:58 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Vic Rzonca)
31 May-10:29:00 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Vic Rzonca)
31 May-10:08:29 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Jesse Fisher)
31 May-09:37:15 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
31 May-09:25:10 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Tony L. Potucek)
31 May-06:20:51 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (Peter Lemkin)
31 May-06:01:17 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (Steveb)
31 May-05:04:10 Any interesting minerals from ukraine? (David)
31 May-02:59:00 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
30 May-22:19:08 Re: covid-19 and self-isolation (Gail)
30 May-17:20:22 Covid-19 and self-isolation - silent hoopoes (Jordi Fabre)
30 May-15:26:34 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
30 May-10:35:20 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Don Lum)

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  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Joseph DOliveira

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PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 25, 2020 19:48   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Spring has sprung here in the North. No social distancing for these beauties.
  Topic: This rock has me stumped!
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: May 12, 2020 21:14   Subject: Re: This rock has me stumped!
I agree with Bob, it looks like a piece of limestone. The orbicle shape and grooves give the appearance that the stone was worked. It may be possible that you have a native artifact of some kind.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 314
Views: 41505

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 08, 2020 13:29   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow, this makes it much easier to stay home and isolate.
  Topic: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 84
Views: 94638

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 30, 2020 16:07   Subject: Re: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
Jordi,
I have had an opportunity to do some further work on these specimens and from what I can visually ascertain, the titanite crystals grow on the ilmenite pseudo's. The ilmenite/rutile appears to ...
  Topic: Manufactured or natural?
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 8
Views: 3138

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 21, 2020 11:08   Subject: Re: Manufactured or natural?
Thanks Don, I do a presentation for interested rock & mineral clubs on mineral fakes and manipulations, so I had planned to purchase that specimen for display during my presentations in any event. ...
  Topic: Manufactured or natural?
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 8
Views: 3138

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 21, 2020 08:54   Subject: Re: Manufactured or natural?
Looks like I finally have some resolution to the issue of whether the sulphur is natural or manufactured. I contacted a Chinese mineral dealer that I frequently do business with in Tucson and he shed ...
  Topic: Manufactured or natural?
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 8
Views: 3138

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 18, 2020 17:14   Subject: Manufactured or natural?
I purchased this specimen in Tucson this year and the dealer confided in me that he was unsure of the provenance of the piece. He had many more crystallized pieces that were significantly more expensi ...
  Topic: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
Joseph DOliveira

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 18, 2020 17:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
The titanite crystals grow on the blades of ilmenite and almost completely cover them. I have other pieces that have significantly more ilmenite but they are not as aesthetic. The ilmenite appears as ...
  Topic: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 84
Views: 94638

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 18, 2020 15:45   Subject: Re: Collection of Joseph D'Oliveira
It's been a while since I have posted but I am finally through my Tucson related work while still isolating at home.
  Topic: Mining objects.
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 28
Views: 7240

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 13, 2020 21:31   Subject: Re: Mining objects.
Interesting to see the gold paint on the drill bit, as different colours of paint were used to identify the various sizes (diameter) of the bits. After graduation, I worked in a mine as a jackleg dril ...
  Topic: Mining objects.
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 28
Views: 7240

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 13, 2020 09:21   Subject: Re: Mining objects.
Here is one of my special pieces, it is a Pajari (Tropari) instrument used to determine the dip and direction of diamond drill holes. It has a gimballed compass sphere that encases a watch works. The ...
  Topic: Mining objects.
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 28
Views: 7240

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 12, 2020 19:48   Subject: Re: Mining objects.
While not a true mining object, I thought I would share this sculpture. It is called "The Geologist", and depicts a German geologist in full attire, complete with rock sample in hand. It is ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Joseph DOliveira

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Views: 1147283

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 09, 2020 10:25   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
This rhodochrosite brings back memories for me. Back in the 90's while working in Wyoming, I took a trip to Butte, Montana, the goal was to collect a sample of covellite and rhodochrosite from the min ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 314
Views: 41505

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 27, 2020 12:19   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
I'm partial to the Jalapeño & Cheddar variety of Cheez Its myself, unfortunately they are not available in Canada. Both of your selections are great choices.
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Joseph DOliveira

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Views: 1147283

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 26, 2020 08:59   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
All I can say is WOW. What an incredible copper specimen. Love seeing your collection posts Don.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 314
Views: 41505

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 20, 2020 21:30   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Just made it back to our home in Canada from Tucson and started our voluntary two week self-isolation period, as requested by Health Canada. It takes 4 long days of driving to get here, especially sin ...
  Topic: Is Mineral Collecting becoming too Superficial or has it always been so.
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 15
Views: 7741

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 14, 2020 00:54   Subject: Re: Is Mineral Collecting becoming too Superficial or has it always been so.
I guess I'll wade into the discussion as I sit here in Tucson hoping they will not shut the US/Canada border before I return home at the end of the month.

For many of us the hobby started at a youn ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 104
Views: 45940

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 09, 2020 17:38   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
Hasn't stopped me from visiting the Chinese dealers. I figure if the incubation period is 4-7 days, anyone there now is long past that and shouldn't be a concern.

Has the corona virus been an issue ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 104
Views: 45940

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 27, 2020 23:59   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
Here is a large specimen of the fluorite on matrix found at the Red Lion Hotel.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Joseph DOliveira

Replies: 104
Views: 45940

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 14, 2020 23:39   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
The end of on era as the past Executive Inn & Suites, now the Fortuna Inn & suites is being torn down. Once the hub of the Tucson show for many of us, the hotel has slowly deteriorated as the ...
 
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