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  Topic: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 38
Views: 28069

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 29, 2020 12:37   Subject: Re: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
Again some beautiful specimens and photos, Niels! I really like the 3D stereo photos, great idea!Thanks again Tobi! I'm happy those stereo images worked for you, it's such a great way to view the spec ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 213
Views: 234141

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Sep 29, 2020 12:36   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Superb Niels. Especially the La Collada ones, but I would say that given my role in translating this page (and a large collection of La Collada material)

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-boar ...
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 213
Views: 234141

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Sep 28, 2020 18:43   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
I thought I'd share a few fluorite specimens that I was commissioned to photograph for a few collectors and dealers that I'm thankful to be friends with. Minerals are great fun to play around with on ...
  Topic: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 38
Views: 28069

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 28, 2020 18:01   Subject: Re: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
It has been a while since my last post here, so I thought it's about time to share a few pieces that have found their way into my collection since then. Those of you who are also active on Instagram m ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 1594
Views: 1430263

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 05, 2020 05:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Yes, that immense diversity is the very reason why I was hesitant to categorically rule it out as coming from the Clara mine. I'm still completely surprised every single time I come across a few new h ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 1594
Views: 1430263

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 04, 2020 19:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Michael, how certain are you that that baryte specimen is from the Clara Mine? It's completely different from anything I've seen from that mine (which is an absolute paradise for a baryte collector li ...
  Topic: Dealing with damage
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 26
Views: 12091

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 03, 2020 19:36   Subject: Re: Dealing with damage
Marvin, once again you are trying to claim your limited view on collecting minerals - aesthetics, aesthetics, and nothing but aesthetics - are the sole truth in the mineral world, and everybody who ha ...
  Topic: Dealing with damage
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 26
Views: 12091

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 03, 2020 08:13   Subject: Re: Dealing with damage
Exactly, it's like saying jazz and rock are no longer considered valid music genres because they have been surpassed in popularity by rap and hiphop. It's an 'inescapable reality' that you need a good ...
  Topic: Dealing with damage
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 26
Views: 12091

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 02, 2020 11:12   Subject: Re: Dealing with damage
Marvin, every collector out there has their own style of collecting, it would be great if you would realise that. Whereas aesthetics seems to be the only aspect of a mineral you are focused on yoursel ...
  Topic: Appropriate Photo Editing Software
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 8
Views: 13681

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Feb 28, 2020 07:59   Subject: Re: Appropriate Photo Editing Software
Another very important thing to consider when choosing which software to use, besides functionality and cost, is the availability and quality of online documentation and tutorials. All software comes ...
  Topic: Building a Great Mineral Collection?
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 23
Views: 10448

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 14, 2020 08:08   Subject: Re: Building a Great Mineral Collection?
This is actually a rather important subject we wanted to address with the Young Mineral Collectors group, of which I'm one of the moderators. We currently have a display with 10 cases at the main show ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 104
Views: 56776

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:40   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
'Some nice things' has got to be the biggest understatement of the week! :D :D Can't wait to see all the other breathtaking minerals that are on display there right now.
  Topic: Favourite Barytes?
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 20
Views: 18030

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 18, 2019 13:52   Subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?
Of course as a baryte collector the list of favourites is virtually endless, but I thought I would share a few recent additions to my collection that exemplify the immense diversity that makes it such ...
  Topic: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 122
Views: 42787

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 09, 2019 12:24   Subject: Re: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Excellent collection so far! I'm looking forward to see the rest. And as a baryte collector, I have to say those are my absolute favourites from what you have shared so far. :D

P.s. Extra leuk om h ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 1604
Views: 1215093

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 07, 2019 18:46   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Once again an impressive specimen that fits very well in your excellent quality collection, Don.

You can be quite sure that no baryte was harmed in the making of this pseudomorph. :D If it's indeed ...
  Topic: Smoky or Smokey
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 21
Views: 8518

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 26, 2019 22:20   Subject: Re: Smoky or Smokey
I know it was Noah Webster who popularised* the simplified spelling of certain words, and of course I can see the benefits of a more uniform spelling system bases on the pronunciation. But what it has ...
  Topic: Smoky or Smokey
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 21
Views: 8518

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 26, 2019 20:43   Subject: Re: Smoky or Smokey
After reading the opening post, my very first thought was that I have done a bit of interesting research too, to see if I could find out if only 1 spelling might be correct, and as it turns out, 'high ...
  Topic: Favourite Barytes?
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 20
Views: 18030

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Mar 05, 2019 18:38   Subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?
I discovered that our FMF fellow Niels Brouwer wrote a wonderful article on Mindat about the variety of baryte from famous Clara Mine, I think this is a good addition to this topic:

https://www.min ...
  Topic: Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 36
Views: 25543

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 11, 2019 10:22   Subject: Re: Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019
Gail, thanks for taking the time every year to provide an insider's view of the mineral mekka for people like me who don't have the opportunity (yet?) to go there. I'm always looking forward to your T ...
  Topic: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
Niels Brouwer

Replies: 38
Views: 28069

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 12, 2018 07:31   Subject: Re: Baryte collection of Niels Brouwer
I finally got around to photographing some of the new additions of the past year, so here's a selection of them.
 
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