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  Topic: About cyclic twinning - (5)
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 133
Views: 174642

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Aug 06, 2020 10:17   Subject: Re: About cyclic twinning - (5)
This is really a first class thread I just stumbled upon! I have many sixling cyclic twinned rutiles [mostly from CZ] and some other cyclic twined minerals. May this thread go on and on and on.....as ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 212
Views: 294601

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Aug 06, 2020 10:08   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Peter, the collection did not suffer "very little or more likely NO damage", it is absolutely unscathed!!! We went through each and every rock, none has even budged. Likewise for the fossils ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 212
Views: 294601

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Aug 05, 2020 10:28   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
I just exchanged emails with Salim. He told me that 'All glass and windows were blasted out in a circle of radius 15 km around the explosion'! And, yes, he confirmed, as reported above by our 'fearles ...
  Topic: Bubbly Looking Rock
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 1
Views: 334

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 22, 2020 00:12   Subject: Re: Bubbly Looking Rock
Newbees seem to think that 'old hands' can tell what a rock is just by looking at a photo. While this is sometimes true, it often is not...most often without more information. it could be a rock or it ...
  Topic: Tourmaline
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 16
Views: 1641

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 06, 2020 01:05   Subject: Re: Tourmaline
I still think a hardness test would be one of the first things to do.
  Topic: Tourmaline
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 16
Views: 1641

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 02, 2020 04:37   Subject: Re: Tourmaline
The color is rare [but not impossible] for tourmaline. The parallel grooves on one side in one photo are sometimes indicative of tourmaline...but you have to do some work other than show photos. What ...
  Topic: Unknown minerals
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 13
Views: 1152

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 27, 2020 22:33   Subject: Re: Unknown minerals
In the end, a rock or mineral specimen is 'worth' its 'value' to you for its ethetics or the emotional connection you have to it due to how it was obtained, from who it was obtained, etc. As mentioned ...
  Topic: Unknown minerals
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 13
Views: 1152

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 27, 2020 13:31   Subject: Re: Unknown minerals
This forum doesn't really deal with polished stones. Quartz is one of the two most common minerals usually found crystallized. A crystal that has no or very minor damage would be of greater interest. ...
  Topic: Pyrite?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 11
Views: 1205

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 27, 2020 11:26   Subject: Re: Pyrite?
I think the two of you are acting childish and should just stop. None of us have ever obtained a specimen without damaging rock or xx or matrix. I don't see where he ever said he had destroyed MANY py ...
  Topic: Unknown minerals
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 13
Views: 1152

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 27, 2020 11:23   Subject: Re: Unknown minerals
Broken quartz crystal...but some faces or part faces visible.
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 18
Views: 2822

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 05, 2020 06:43   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Good luck getting a mineral from the 'territory' of the Soverign Order of the Knights of Malta - who for some purposes are a 'state' [and NOT for most others], who once had territory and now do not - ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 18
Views: 2822

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 01, 2020 22:24   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Hello, Peter!

Your friend had a very cool idea, that is an interesting criteria for a collection. Especially considering that Geography was my first passion. I was thinking about that, but I find ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 18
Views: 2822

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 01, 2020 04:01   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
I have a friend who is a collector and he just spent a year getting at least one specimen from EVERY nation recognized by the United Nations - including the Vatican. In some cases he wrote to the head ...
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 18
Views: 2822

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: May 31, 2020 06:20   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Here in Czech Republic I still see new lovely minerals from Volodarsk-Volinskiy coming to shows or sold to dealers and collectors who know the persons still mining [for specimens] there. The Western 2 ...
  Topic: Is that a lodestone
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 3
Views: 743

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 25, 2020 03:48   Subject: Re: Is that a lodestone
Below is an INcomplete list of common minerals that are 'magnetic'. Lodestone is itself magetic and will pick up iron pieces and NOT JUST be attracted to a magnet. However, you are going about identif ...
  Topic: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 13
Views: 2071

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: May 20, 2020 21:54   Subject: Re: Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography?
I personally would suggest John Sinkankas's Mineralogy for Amateurs, and then move on to more technical books. I have many in my library and many have what you want in the first part of the book, befo ...
  Topic: 1st 'Virtual' British Mineralogical Symposium
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 10
Views: 1325

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: May 02, 2020 09:23   Subject: Re: 1st 'Virtual' British Mineralogical Symposium
Roy Starkey is organising the first virtual symposium on the 28th of May. For technical reasons, it will be by invitation only. It seems like a great idea, to me. The event features a terrific line ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 335
Views: 56198

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 15, 2020 07:02   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
Mr. Peter lemkin you write a powerful message. Do you know if the virus can been seen under a regular microscope or only an EMC. electron scope? If so what eye piece and objective or nose piece? It se ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 335
Views: 56198

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 14, 2020 23:35   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020?
My Masters training was in Pubic Health and Epidemiology. I hate to be the bearer of bad news....but ALL politicians have been afraid to tell the general public what the experts know - this is not goi ...
  Topic: What did Goethe collect?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 14
Views: 5655

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 05, 2020 23:10   Subject: Re: What did Goethe collect?
Very good article on this can be found here:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4028099?read-now=1&seq=1
(link normalized by FMF)

It even includes a photo of one of his mineral cabinets and list of ...
 
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