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  Topic: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
Peter

Replies: 21
Views: 13027

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Apr 13, 2021 12:26   Subject: Re: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
Absolutely fabulous article and photographs!
Great many thanks Tony!
Peter
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Peter

Replies: 6
Views: 1362

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 13, 2021 04:36   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Having bought my first facial masks on January 9, 2020 I was early on and waited to warn most of my family until January 23 as someone who is out in good time is questioned. People are sadly like shee ...
  Topic: Tucson 2021
Peter

Replies: 2
Views: 4603

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Oct 27, 2020 17:48   Subject: Re: Tucson 2021
The official word on TGMS.
In 1955, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society (TGMS) put on the first Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® in a grade-school cafeteria. From such humble beginnings sprang what is ...
  Topic: Mineral Collections of Brazil
Peter

Replies: 14
Views: 4815

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 04, 2020 13:29   Subject: Re: Mineral Collections of Brazil
I think it is in Portuguese. I do not know if it also has English text or not.
I shall buy it in a few weeks time and will try to remember to post.
  Topic: Tourmaline? Ural Mountains?
Peter

Replies: 6
Views: 2740

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 06, 2020 14:02   Subject: Re: Tourmaline? Ural Mountains?
Dear Mathias,
I only knew Greek alphabet when I was 20 and started to order Russian geological-mineralogical literature from my university Library. I knew I would just have to learn a few more letter ...
  Topic: Tourmaline? Ural Mountains?
Peter

Replies: 6
Views: 2740

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 02, 2020 01:35   Subject: Re: Tourmaline Ural Mountains
Kyanite 1200 roubles
  Topic: Tourmaline? Ural Mountains?
Peter

Replies: 6
Views: 2740

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 01, 2020 07:30   Subject: Re: Tourmaline Ural Mountains
It is kyanite and not tourmaline.
The deposit is primarily green paragonite schist with some areas of quartz and small 2-4 cm blue, sometimes gemmy kyanite crystals. I have visited this deposit and n ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Peter

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Views: 1022317

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 23, 2019 16:04   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Wonderful photography as always!!!!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Peter

Replies: 128
Views: 127734

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 13, 2019 04:38   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
We have been considering to get a place in Tucson...
and I know a real Viking like you thrive there. Allison has Viking blood too!

Vi ses snart min vän.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Peter

Replies: 128
Views: 127734

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 12, 2019 14:12   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
I would even consider to live there for some great people!

minerals are complimentary as is the great weather
(except June-Sept when it is too hot for a hot blooded Viking)
  Topic: Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens
Peter

Replies: 15
Views: 12248

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Dec 12, 2018 07:00   Subject: Re: Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens
Does anyone have experience with making tiny labels printed with exact locality information on similar attached to the specimen
Kind regards
Peter
  Topic: In Memoriam - John Veevaert - Album of greetings cards
Peter

Replies: 18
Views: 26962

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jun 27, 2018 12:45   Subject: Re: In Memoriam - John Veevaert
I completely agree with Jordi. I was very sad to hear of his passing and so touched I was hoping it was not true. During the years I have lost some of my best geology-mineralogy friends, but many were ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Peter

Replies: 45
Views: 40716

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 19, 2018 16:03   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Great idea Jordi.
I love the young collectors filming Bryan has done previously but we need that same of very young collectors to 2-7 year olds can also collect. Now that is filming of the real deal. ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Peter

Replies: 45
Views: 40716

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 19, 2018 01:32   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
The blank face I have not seen too much of, but as a student it happened that when inviting friends home for dinner etc, one in a couple observed in amazement while the other with sadly narrowed intel ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Peter

Replies: 45
Views: 40716

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 18, 2018 20:09   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Breakfast with minerals

I am heavily influenced by having started as a toddler, picking up white quartz, tan and red feldspars and a few tiny muscovite flakes from gravel on my grandparents walkway ...
  Topic: Simone Citon Mineral Collection
Peter

Replies: 41
Views: 69583

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 04, 2018 05:49   Subject: Re: Simone Citon Mineral Collection
Thank you Simon for showing us so many wonderful and interesting specimens from your collection. It is obvious a collection gathered during decades. Clearly well-selected by a real collector, who has ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Peter

Replies: 158
Views: 169017

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 24, 2018 18:27   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
The Spann Brazilian Case of Tucson 2018

I have attended the Tucson Show for 30 years, Saint Marie aux Mines and Munich for some 35 and 33 years respectively, and mineral shows for 41 years. There a ...
  Topic: The passing of Keith Proctor.
Peter

Replies: 3
Views: 15274

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Feb 24, 2018 17:46   Subject: Re: The passing of Keith Proctor.
Kaith and Mauna brought the most incredible displays in the 1980-1990s and well into this millennia. In my early Tucson years it was always THE most incredible display with primarily gem crystals.

...
  Topic: Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help.
Peter

Replies: 8
Views: 10012

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 13, 2017 11:42   Subject: Re: Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help.
You may have in both.
The largest schorl I have seen occured in primarily feldspar blocky zone boardering the quartz core in very large pegmatites.
However the easiest schorls to recover complete ...
  Topic: Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help.
Peter

Replies: 8
Views: 10012

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 12, 2017 16:24   Subject: Re: Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help.
So, in your experience of European pegmatites, which parts of the outcrop sound more appropriate for nice Schorl crystals to occur?

The larger the grain size the more interesting for larger tourma ...
 
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