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11 May-21:01:46 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
11 May-08:49:40 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Tobi)
11 May-08:44:49 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Tobi)
11 May-06:20:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
11 May-04:39:24 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (James Catmur)
11 May-02:11:53 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Peter Lemkin)
10 May-23:55:01 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
10 May-21:34:36 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
10 May-12:52:14 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Jesse Fisher)
10 May-12:23:01 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Makokerowill)
09 May-23:10:51 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
09 May-11:45:05 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
09 May-11:22:06 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
08 May-11:32:22 Re: hillman hall of minerals and gems (Tom Mazanec)
08 May-02:15:29 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Alfredo)
08 May-00:00:15 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
07 May-21:45:34 Magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
07 May-13:00:12 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
07 May-07:03:24 Re: collection of david carter (Jordi Fabre)
07 May-06:44:30 Re: collection of david carter (David916)
07 May-06:36:35 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
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06 May-19:49:56 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz over chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
06 May-14:33:39 Re: a mineralogical trip through italy by sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
06 May-10:24:20 Re: collection of david carter (David916)

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  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 15
Views: 1748

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 21, 2021 10:44   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
Not sure addiction is the right word - how about hoarder!! It may possibly be the case that for many of us, the line between collecting and hoarding is so thin as to be non-existent!

bob

The li ...
  Topic: Collection of Jean Suffert
LeadMineGal

Replies: 71
Views: 7982

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 16, 2021 10:46   Subject: Re: Collection of Jean Suffert
What a beautiful blue color! I love this!
  Topic: Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism!
LeadMineGal

Replies: 3
Views: 4979

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 25, 2020 09:03   Subject: Re: Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism!
What a beautiful piece! I love the colorful display. Once again nature takes my breath away. Thank you for posting.
  Topic: Color variation in azurite and malachite
LeadMineGal

Replies: 10
Views: 9085

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 02, 2019 09:16   Subject: Re: Color variation in azurite and malachite
I had a few minutes so I googled your question and found this result:

"...As a final note, we can find information as to what causes the two species to be different colors. It seems that the ...
  Topic: New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it!
LeadMineGal

Replies: 3
Views: 12109

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Jul 06, 2019 09:07   Subject: Re: New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it!
Thank you for the link. The pictures posted were spectacular!
  Topic: Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 11
Views: 13343

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 09, 2018 10:10   Subject: Re: Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others?
What a stunning piece! Thank you for sharing it!
  Topic: Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold.
LeadMineGal

Replies: 1
Views: 14464

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Nov 16, 2016 07:43   Subject: Re: Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold.
What a horrible thing! I hope & pray that this person/person's are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

My thoughts are this; surely a large hotel would have some sort of vide ...
  Topic: When an inappropriate ID request is asked how about suggesting a rock/mineral website?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 27
Views: 24066

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: May 22, 2016 16:57   Subject: Re: When an inappropriate ID request is asked, how about suggesting another rock/mineral w
It seems like about once a week, we have this issue. Newbies post a picture with no information and ask "What's this?" Speaking for myself, I get tired of this--I'm glad the administrators ...
  Topic: Quartz druze
LeadMineGal

Replies: 12
Views: 12662

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 07, 2016 18:01   Subject: Re: Quartz druze.
WOW! I think I need a tissue. I'd love to be there and watch & learn.
Thanks for sharing :)
  Topic: Not Sure What Rock Is!!!???
LeadMineGal

Replies: 15
Views: 29974

PostForum: FMF Guide of Rocks   Posted: Mar 22, 2016 08:29   Subject: Re: Not Sure What Rock Is!!!???
I'm no expert, but from the picture, the 3rd one looks quite a bit like some of the green fluorite that I've gotten from the Wise Mine, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA.
  Topic: Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection
LeadMineGal

Replies: 12
Views: 20981

PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Feb 08, 2016 18:36   Subject: Re: Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection
I have only one word to say about your collection: 'WOW'!!
I believe I caught myself drooling for a moment as I so want to get out and dig. Sadly, it is snowing here in Massachusetts tonight and ve ...
  Topic: My collection of macro's
LeadMineGal

Replies: 11
Views: 16643

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Jan 27, 2016 16:43   Subject: Re: My collection of macro's
You have some beautiful specimens there. Thank you for sharing!
  Topic: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29
LeadMineGal

Replies: 5
Views: 7324

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jun 29, 2014 07:33   Subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29
It's a great show ~ don't miss it!
  Topic: CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
LeadMineGal

Replies: 63
Views: 115360

PostForum: Exceptional finds   Posted: Feb 28, 2014 08:12   Subject: Re: Adelaide Mine Crocoite delivery 2014
Sweet!
Beautiful specimens - thank you for sharing.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Rhineland-Palatinate
LeadMineGal

Replies: 45
Views: 51153

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: Feb 03, 2014 18:14   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Rhineland-Palatinate
The micro's are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
  Topic: Snowflake Photographs?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 19
Views: 30388

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Dec 29, 2013 19:09   Subject: Re: Snowflake Photographs?
Those photo's are spectacular! Thanks for sharing the link.
  Topic: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
LeadMineGal

Replies: 19
Views: 23435

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 09, 2013 11:01   Subject: Re: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
So you call a Hognose snake a Puff Adder?? The Puff Adder that is common in Southern Africa is a vile snake that will strike you when you are obeying nature's call at night time in the bush.

I'd ...
  Topic: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
LeadMineGal

Replies: 19
Views: 23435

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 09, 2013 09:11   Subject: Re: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
I am aware that there are venomous snakes just about everywhere, but sightings have been rare and are definitely not a common occurrence here in Western Mass.

One of my scariest encounters with a n ...
  Topic: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
LeadMineGal

Replies: 19
Views: 23435

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 08, 2013 19:21   Subject: Re: Hazards of prospecting for mineral specimens and snakes
Um, is that snake den in Arizona?
Maybe living in (cold) New England isn't so bad after all!
  Topic: My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ...
LeadMineGal

Replies: 59
Views: 86514

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Aug 24, 2013 08:43   Subject: Re: My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ...
Spectacular photos!
The wulfenite is of particular interest to me and your shots are breathtaking.
Thank you for sharing!
 
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