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

Replies: 21
Views: 18406

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jul 23, 2020 04:31   Subject: Re: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
Great historical article Tony! Thanks for sharing it on this site.

Peter Van Hout
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 104
Views: 103405

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 16, 2020 17:46   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
Bob, to me it seems that the color contrast on that ’great’ Morrocan azurite you talk about (image_3087) is nothing else than severe damage on the piece.

Peter
  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 19
Views: 23383

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 19, 2019 10:02   Subject: Re: Death of Heimo Hellwig
This is really terrible news and the way in which this happened is really shocking.
My heartfelt condolences to Heimo's family.

Peter
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 77
Views: 148475

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 27, 2017 07:10   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017
My first guess from what I see on the photo was Morocco. But thank you very much Roger and Jordi for your valuable opinions!

Peter
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 77
Views: 148475

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 26, 2017 05:24   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017
I can be wrong but the piece on photo 144-Cerussite looks not like a cerussite from Tsumeb but rather an old twinned Morocco cerussite.

Peter
  Topic: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 32
Views: 26381

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 25, 2016 07:24   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!
To everyone a Merry Christmas and all my best wishes for the new year!

Peter
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 68
Views: 115744

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:30   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016
Thank you for posting all these mouth watering pictures Roger. I am now already counting down for next year show.
By the way the next year Munich special exhibition theme is called 'From mine to min ...
  Topic: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 20
Views: 32614

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 09, 2016 00:35   Subject: Re: 10th anniversary of FMF!
Congratulations with the 10th FMF Birthday !

And a great thank to Jordi for putting this site up and to all the administrators to keep it dynamic. It is always a pleasure for me to follow the topic ...
  Topic: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 47
Views: 94195

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jun 24, 2016 10:57   Subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016
What is wrong with the women her right side, she is missing a leg, a arm, and so much more ! (Jordi's photo of the stairs in front of the theatre - Hot day.jpg). That woman really looks like a real g ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year!
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 28
Views: 27688

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 01, 2016 07:38   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year!
I wish everyone all the best for the new year. Have a happy 2016 !

Peter
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 102
Views: 162576

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Nov 15, 2015 07:45   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015
Yes Tobi good stuff. But we see that many of that 'good stuff' is recycled and is used in several show reports before. What is wrong with these specimens or are they simply to much overpriced?

Pete ...
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 102
Views: 162576

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 31, 2015 13:02   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015
The special exhibition Gem-minerals is fantastic but as always in Munich are the labels from the displayed specimens TERRIBLE. It is so stupid that you need a smartphone and app to get more info abou ...
  Topic: Collection of Dave van Bladel
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 31
Views: 41934

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 16, 2015 13:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Dave van Bladel
Dave what happened to your dioptase specimen, was it still wet when you pictured it?

Peter
  Topic: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 28
Views: 43912

PostForum: École des Mines de Paris (Paris School of Mines)   Posted: Jul 14, 2015 13:48   Subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit
The School Of Mines or Le Musée de minéralogie de l'Ecole des Mines is a beautiful historical museum to visit and it is really worth to visit it when you are in Paris.

Peter
  Topic: Donation by Jordi Fabre of part of the Folch Collection duplicates to the MCNA
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 7
Views: 27654

PostForum: The Folch Collection   Posted: May 24, 2015 17:13   Subject: Re: Donation from Jordi Fabre of part of the Folch Collection duplicates to the MCNA
Such a big donation is really very generous Jordi ! And I believe that a donation of that many pieces must have a decent value too.
Again, very generous!

Peter
  Topic: The intense oiling of Chinese minerals
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 16
Views: 38392

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Apr 26, 2015 06:20   Subject: Re: The intense oiling of Chinese minerals
A few years ago I complained to the show organization here at a local show in Antwerp about some fluorite pieces that were literally dripping with oil at a Chinese dealer's booth. The committee was la ...
  Topic: Tucson, questionable prices?
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 162
Views: 279000

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 19:37   Subject: Re: Tucson, questionable prices?
I love a bargain, seen plenty of them around the show and in some of the tent set ups.

I think that those bargains only looks like they are bargains because we are already take these ridiculous pri ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year!
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 27
Views: 24285

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 27, 2014 18:55   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year!
My best wishes to everyone and most of all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Peter
  Topic: Favourite SEM photos
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 16
Views: 27344

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Aug 26, 2014 16:41   Subject: Re: Favorite SEM photos
Hard to choose a favorite but if I have to choose only one I go for the kintoreite with goethite. But all these color SEM's truly are incredible !

Peter Van Hout
  Topic: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. An innovative idea
Peter Van Hout

Replies: 3
Views: 25708

PostForum: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas   Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:35   Subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. An innovative idea
Absolutely beautiful architecture and design! Also interesting to know some official numbers like how many people that attracts such a museum, waw!
I put the Perot museum on my wish list beside Tuc ...
 
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