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  Topic: Carmeltazite
Philippe Durand

Replies: 11
Views: 689

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jan 18, 2019 14:02   Subject: Re: Carmeltazite
I have read the abstract on the IMA site, and Mindat, and found nothing about hardness.

May be a bit of over enthousiasm
  Topic: The Mineralogical Record
Philippe Durand

Replies: 18
Views: 18552

PostForum: The Mineralogical Record   Posted: Dec 29, 2018 06:48   Subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record
I don t know Rocks & Minerals magazine; it is surely pretty good.

As a long time reader of the Min Record, I always enjoy it. Yes, it is somewhat elite oriented.
So,where is the problem, it m ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 23, 2018 09:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Thank you for your greetings.

It is a pleasure to share my collection (a very humble one indeed).

It is not so easy to do it in real life. When we have visitors at home, very few have an interes ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 22, 2018 07:22   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
My Christmas rock :)
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
Philippe Durand

Replies: 35
Views: 3017

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 14, 2018 14:27   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas 2018 to all and your families
  Topic: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Philippe Durand

Replies: 309
Views: 184765

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 12, 2018 12:45   Subject: Re: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
I have never seen an azurite like that
all of theese spikes are awsome
I love it
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Philippe Durand

Replies: 31
Views: 14566

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 04, 2018 13:15   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Thank you for theese pictures and sharing your advendures.

Nice pyrites hey! I hope that one day we could catch some on the market
I let the emeralds to you Gerard :):)
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Philippe Durand

Replies: 678
Views: 367572

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 29, 2018 15:14   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde
a green light in the darkness
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Philippe Durand

Replies: 365
Views: 196877

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 29, 2018 15:11   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado
welcome to the forum Daniel

I will be happy to discover your minerals or stories
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Philippe Durand

Replies: 365
Views: 196877

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 22, 2018 15:50   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
welcome; we will enjoy reading you
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 04, 2018 11:29   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
:) thank you Jordi
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Philippe Durand

Replies: 340
Views: 232347

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Oct 26, 2018 05:22   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
they are so beautiful, you should be proud to discover them
  Topic: Collection of Fiebre Verde
Philippe Durand

Replies: 678
Views: 367572

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 19, 2018 10:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Fiebre Verde - Chivor (#688]
Two intergrown crystals from Chivor.
Very likely from the historic mine of Palo Arañado.

wouah ! Fabulous thumbnail
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 03, 2018 11:44   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
thank you Gerard and minsur.

In fact theese specimen were not expensive (by any standard) and particularly if you compare with french alpine quartz.

So there is a doubt in the location. I do no ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 02, 2018 12:24   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
thank you Fiebre Verde and Pierre.

Pierre, I should admit that my photographic knowledge and skill are very poor. LOL
and with some clear minerals it is worse. This quartz is far better in person, ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 01, 2018 14:28   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
quartz
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Philippe Durand

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 28, 2018 14:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
It is a real pleasure to discover your treasures each time.
Congratulations for this success.
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1196
Views: 890697

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 27, 2018 12:36   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Don
you have been lucky and well aware to pick this blue beryl. It is a beauty.
I have discovered this kind of beryl in the record. You are up to date :)
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 228
Views: 103307

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 25, 2018 07:31   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
:)
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime
Philippe Durand

Replies: 4
Views: 1172

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 21, 2018 10:27   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime
I Do not think that it is the case.
Perhaps there is any kind of mining museum, but I did not hear about it

If you go to France, the best permanent exhibitions are the 3 Paris museums:
ECOLE DE ...
 
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