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21 Oct-02:12:00 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2021 (Peter Lemkin)
21 Oct-01:29:27 Re: minerals and mysteries from a college collection (Peter Lemkin)
21 Oct-00:28:56 Munich show (mineralientage) 2021 - funny christoph keilmann (Jordi Fabre)
21 Oct-00:22:02 Munich show (mineralientage) 2021 - false autumn (Jordi Fabre)
20 Oct-22:53:15 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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20 Oct-14:47:31 Columbite on samarskite (Johan Kjellman)
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20 Oct-10:24:43 Re: some beautiful obsidian like rocks (R Saunders)
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20 Oct-06:20:17 Re: minerals and mysteries from a college collection (Marco Campos-venuti)
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20 Oct-00:20:44 Re: collection of ras (Robert Seitz)
19 Oct-23:40:09 Munich show (mineralientage) 2021 - tuesday (Jordi Fabre)
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  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 7
Views: 795

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 21, 2021 02:12   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021
Jordi, How do the number of exhibitors [or total floor space with exhibitors] compare with pre-COVID times, generally?

Glad to see your official entry security badge has a smile face on it....perha ...
  Topic: Minerals and mysteries from a college collection
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 21, 2021 01:29   Subject: Re: Minerals and mysteries from a college collection
Yes, of course, check density and hardness - but I'm still almost sure it is a 'phosphorite' [hydroxyapatite] from Ukraine. When I lived in the USA or W. Europe I don't remember ever seeing them for s ...
  Topic: Minerals and mysteries from a college collection
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 20, 2021 01:24   Subject: Re: Minerals and mysteries from a college collection
I'm 99.9% sure I know the radiating ball mineral. I have many in my collection. It is Apatite (Var: Carbonate-rich Apatite) Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH) from the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine. There is an image ...
  Topic: Alleged 'silvers' from Udokan?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 5
Views: 448

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 14, 2021 01:45   Subject: Re: Alleged 'silvers' from Udokan?
While fake minerals can and do come from most everywhere, when I was in Russia I noted more than the usual number of people selling fakes of all manner of things. If one puts the words [or something s ...
  Topic: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 5
Views: 626

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Oct 05, 2021 06:44   Subject: Re: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
For several years I lived in Aspen, Colorado - famous for its silver mines. Little known is that some of the old mines are being re-opened for specimens. One owner was kind enough to let me in. This m ...
  Topic: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 5
Views: 626

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 29, 2021 13:21   Subject: Re: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
Thanks James....I once knew that, but had forgotten. So all, if you want to read the article and the supplemental materials, diagrams, photos, etc. go to:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020 ...
  Topic: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 5
Views: 626

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 29, 2021 11:45   Subject: Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?!
I can across this article which covered an area about mineralogy often neglected and very much of interest to me. I used to live in San Diego, and while I never got into the Stewart Mine [where this r ...
  Topic: Malachite stalactites, Katanga Province
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 2
Views: 456

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 18, 2021 05:18   Subject: Re: Malachite stalactites, Katanga Province
Have fun comparing! That looks like very unusual matrix under the malachite to me! A photo from the other side would be interesting.

https://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?frm_id=pager&cform_is_val ...
  Topic: Fulgurite
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 8
Views: 722

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 16, 2021 01:26   Subject: Re: Fulgurite
Yes, children [and adults] find fulgurites of interest! However, as this one lacks the hollow core and has been perhaps water-worn, I think it needs confirmation. I believe most types of the new miner ...
  Topic: Fulgurite
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 8
Views: 722

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 15, 2021 02:09   Subject: Re: Fulgurite
You say you got a positve ID on it. By whom? The stone knapper who sold it to you? Pardon my being skeptical until there is some validation by an expert of some kind opining on what it is or is not. W ...
  Topic: Fulgurite
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 8
Views: 722

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 14, 2021 23:47   Subject: Re: Fulgurite
Hello and welcome. What makes you so convinced it is a fulgurite? Have you compared it to the photos here https://www.mindat.org/gm/7747 ? Most, but not all, fulgurites have a central tube, and you ar ...
  Topic: About FMF Homepage
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 6
Views: 911

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 10, 2021 02:34   Subject: Re: About FMF Homepage
In the interim, perhaps just a request to all to limit 'wow, great specimen' posts to a minimum and only when there also is some comment about the specimen that would be of interest to all. I think ma ...
  Topic: Mineral spirituality?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 29
Views: 15663

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Aug 27, 2021 01:28   Subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?
What people believed in the past and distant past to help them explain the unexplainable has now been replaced in large part by the sciences and being able to know more than one's immediate time and p ...
  Topic: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 19
Views: 2188

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 07, 2021 13:23   Subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!
Yes, Congratulations! As I am a member and watcher of this forum as well as the Spanish Foro FMF, I just also got the message that led to your similar, but different, post there. I was quite impressed ...
  Topic: Advice needed on how to get started on a potential project.
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 6
Views: 837

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 04, 2021 05:50   Subject: Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this forum doesn't deal with cut, polished stones except on very special occassions for special reasons. You need a hobby forum or mineral polishing forum, I t ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 364
Views: 129049

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Aug 03, 2021 07:01   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
They SELF-ORGANIZE as do mineral crystals! Here is an image of the TMV (tobacco mosaic virus) crystal - made up of MANY viri. The form of most viruses are crystal-like to begin with.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 364
Views: 129049

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Aug 02, 2021 00:58   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
It looks as if Jordi or some Administrator has moved this to the old 'Covid-19 thread'. I was wondering if someone in Administration was going to point out 'what does this have to do with minerals or ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 364
Views: 129049

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Aug 01, 2021 06:48   Subject: Re: Corona COVID-19 virus - What is it ? Where is it from ?
I have a graduate degree in Epidemiology and Public and Environmental Science - and what you wrote did not go above my head. I get your points, but I'm not sure what you are trying to propose. An acti ...
  Topic: Help with historical stone mystery - slag, or something else?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 11
Views: 1438

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 26, 2021 03:14   Subject: Re: Help with historical stone mystery - slag, or something else?
That 1860 Iceland eruption was level 4 [5 is like Krakatoa]...so very large. Such an eruption sends tephra into the statosphere and it can rain down quite far away. You are correct about if moving on ...
  Topic: Help with historical stone mystery - slag, or something else?
Peter Lemkin

Replies: 11
Views: 1438

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 26, 2021 01:55   Subject: Re: Help with historical stone mystery - slag, or something else?
Agreed. Unless you get the actual details, such as date/month/year, location in Scotland, more details than that very old-fashioned chemical analysis, a piece that someone collected and it remains - ...
 
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