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  Topic: Dark green mineral, what is this?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 9
Views: 1115

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 09, 2022 08:51   Subject: Re: Dark green mineral, what is this?
Garnet & epidote?
  Topic: Possibly hematite?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 8
Views: 1673

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 24, 2022 09:32   Subject: Re: Possibly hematite?
Looks like a nice thick slice of petrified Porterhouse steak to me!
..Just a little humor to make you smile today...
  Topic: Round rocks, mineral or artifacts?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 5
Views: 2431

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 30, 2021 11:17   Subject: Re: Round rocks, mineral or artifacts?
They look like the pair of kidney stones I passed a few years back! (Not kidding).
  Topic: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!
LeadMineGal

Replies: 19
Views: 6452

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 08, 2021 09:52   Subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!
Thank you Jordi and to everyone who has made this site possible!
I've learned quite a bit here and am always awed by the fantastic photos that are posted.
Time sure does fly when one is working with ...
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
LeadMineGal

Replies: 15
Views: 5191

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: 88
Views: 26804

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: 6374

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: 11291

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: 13673

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: 16577

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: 16318

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: 28393

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: 14574

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: 34542

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: 23813

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: 19435

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: 8707

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: 131318

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: 61751

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: 34231

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.
 
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