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  Topic: New Zealand alpine minerals?
Mike Wood

Replies: 22
Views: 18108

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Aug 14, 2017 12:35   Subject: Re: New Zealand alpine minerals?
By international treaty, signed about 175 years ago between the British and the Maori, ALL the nephrite jade in New Zealand belongs to the Maori and so you can't (legally) collect it without their per ...
  Topic: Please help me identify if these are fake or treated
Mike Wood

Replies: 16
Views: 21191

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 09, 2017 16:06   Subject: Re: Please help me identify if these are fake or treated
Like Pete says, I say no.1 is natural (haematite included and stained quartz).
2 and 3 look like irradiated quartz to me, but might be wrong..
4 looks natural quartz with green mineral inclusions; p ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Mike Wood

Replies: 1282
Views: 1027968

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 10, 2016 18:19   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
C'est tres petite Fred. Atomique. Encroyable. Merci.

Edit: Without treatment ??
What kind of treatment do you have in mind?!
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Mike Wood

Replies: 354
Views: 356769

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 15, 2016 18:33   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Thanks for showing your photo's Pierre, it looks a promising area you have found.
If your long wrecking bar was bent near the tip of the chisel end, you should be able to lift that quartz ledge. Ma ...
  Topic: Maine tourmaline find a month ago.
Mike Wood

Replies: 15
Views: 23544

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Aug 31, 2016 17:55   Subject: Re: Maine tourmaline find a month ago.
Thanks Vic for following up this thread; looks as if you had a nice weekend! The tourmalines look great !
Do you remove them from the hard pocket mud like that or were they loose already?
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Mike Wood

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Views: 1027968

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 31, 2016 17:46   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Looks like you had a good trip to Lauziere! I like the anatase and bertrandite.
The anatase photo 'newmacro1805.jpg' is stunning.
The Cavradi hematites are really nice but my favourite photo is this ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Mike Wood

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Views: 1027968

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 17, 2016 16:05   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Not bad :-)

I like the photo of you camping in the mountains of Lauziere, looks like good weather. Did you stay there for some days? The anatase crystals are nice, and the bertrandite is really nic ...
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Mike Wood

Replies: 354
Views: 356769

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Aug 15, 2016 14:23   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Thanks for showing us your nice quartz crystals Pierre, and thank you for showing your photo's of your 'outings'. The landscape looks big and empty and tranquil - my favourite kind! Is winter nearly o ...
  Topic: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Mike Wood

Replies: 20
Views: 29835

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 09, 2016 14:48   Subject: Re: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Thank you Pierre, I might just do that ;-)

Alex, that's a really nice photo!
  Topic: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Mike Wood

Replies: 20
Views: 29835

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 08, 2016 18:33   Subject: Re: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Congratulations Jordi and your devoted crew, for the hard work and long hours you have dedicated to the Forum :-)

Pierre, I think what Jordi is saying (to everybody) is that he would like it if mo ...
  Topic: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016
Mike Wood

Replies: 47
Views: 79218

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 24, 2016 17:51   Subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016
Excellent reportage and thanks for the Brex(it)tinction joke - made me grin !
I like the wine/similar coloured mineral displays; thanks for the pictures for those of us who aren't there and have neve ...
  Topic: One for you slag lovers.
Mike Wood

Replies: 12
Views: 9468

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 22, 2016 14:09   Subject: Re: One for you slag lovers.
Yes, very interesting specimens Vic. I reckon Kushmeja nailed it but I would go one further and suggest (aluminium) alloy wheels from a car fire. The steel wires from the tires have got embedded in th ...
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Mike Wood

Replies: 128
Views: 143080

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 18, 2016 16:07   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Very nice. Hope that isn't all you've found in the last six weeks!
(Crosses fingers) ;-)

Has the weather been kind thus far?
  Topic: Vics collection
Mike Wood

Replies: 78
Views: 104324

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 17, 2016 15:26   Subject: Re: Vics collection
Found 7/16/16Hi Vic! According to my calendar such date belongs to the near future. Do you mean you plan to collect that specimen a month from now?
Really interesting ... I'd like to know who wins th ...
  Topic: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Mike Wood

Replies: 314
Views: 284064

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 17, 2016 15:07   Subject: Re: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Nice garnet crystal Pierre! The cut stones are very attractive.
I didn't know there were such large gemmy andradite crystals from Namibia.
Best regards, Mike
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Mike Wood

Replies: 354
Views: 356769

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Jun 15, 2016 15:33   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Thanks for showing your pictures Pierre, and the video was good!
Did the quartz crystals clean up nicely?

Best regards, Mike
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Mike Wood

Replies: 438
Views: 341371

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 01, 2016 13:45   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Hi and welcome to the Fiends of Minerals Forum, SoCalDesert Fox!
I hope you do manage to stick around, your destructive testing techniques are quite refreshing. I used to do flame colour tests and bo ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Mike Wood

Replies: 1282
Views: 1027968

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 25, 2016 17:04   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Small is beautiful Fred!
Cheers, Mike ;-)
  Topic: How do they make photomicrograph slides?
Mike Wood

Replies: 8
Views: 10319

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 03, 2016 15:12   Subject: Re: How do they make photomicrograph slides?
You can't. The stone can be sliced to approx. 1mm thickness, mounted on a glass slide, then ground down to near transparency - at 0.03mm (30 microns) thickness. This can be done by hand, with varying ...
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Mike Wood

Replies: 128
Views: 143080

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 24, 2016 17:12   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Thanks Vic, it's nice to see your photo's of work in progress. Hope you hit some big pockets this season.
 
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