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14 May-23:17:51 The mizunaka collection - villiaumite (Am Mizunaka)
14 May-19:36:49 Re: is this still quartz?? (Steveb)
14 May-13:16:33 Re: is this still quartz?? (Amir Akhavan)
14 May-05:39:32 Re: is this still quartz?? (Alfredo)
14 May-04:42:01 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
14 May-04:01:54 Re: is this still quartz?? (James Catmur)
14 May-04:00:56 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
14 May-03:56:12 Re: collection of shawn spink (James Catmur)
14 May-01:10:03 Re: collection of shawn spink (Jordi Fabre)
14 May-00:59:12 Re: collection of shawn spink (Fmf Forum)
13 May-22:19:30 Is this still quartz?? (Ken)
13 May-18:15:30 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Carnein)
13 May-18:12:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-18:00:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:51:04 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:24:34 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:20:26 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-17:08:43 Re: collection of shawn spink (Alfredo)
13 May-17:00:58 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-16:49:28 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Harman)
13 May-16:37:43 Re: collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-15:49:35 Re: collection of shawn spink (Bob Harman)
13 May-13:44:53 Collection of shawn spink (Shawn S)
13 May-13:14:37 Re: morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (Fmf Forum)
13 May-13:12:55 Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (Fmf Forum)

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  Topic: Soon 15 years of FMF and how to achieve many more
Philippe Durand

Replies: 20
Views: 1622

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Apr 21, 2021 14:34   Subject: Re: Soon 15 years of FMF and how to achieve many more
Thank you Jordi for your dedication, time, and money (I did not realize that in fact)
over the 15 years.

Your new sponsor is welcome. :)
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1282
Views: 990229

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 15, 2021 13:01   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
the hematite shown a few picture up, is awesome.
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
Philippe Durand

Replies: 6
Views: 798

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 13, 2021 06:02   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled
stay safe, even if vaccine is going on in your area
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 279
Views: 185381

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 05, 2021 01:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Ok thank you Jordi
So I am the owner of a Moroccan magnetite; cool.
Thank you for the explanations Bob.

Now I have to find a Nador Hematite :)
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 279
Views: 185381

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 04, 2021 02:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Thank you for correcting Jordi :)

But are you absolutely sure ?

It seems to me a bit strange, as the seller is, as you are a recognized specialist of Morocco, and he makes a lot of purchase tri ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 279
Views: 185381

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 03, 2021 10:09   Subject: s
:)
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
Philippe Durand

Replies: 15
Views: 1838

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 22, 2021 12:31   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
A way to stay an ordered collector is money management.
If you fix every month or year a budget for rocks, technically, you fix the number of rocks that you can buy; Or you are very wealthy and you ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Philippe Durand

Replies: 85
Views: 12918

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 19, 2021 10:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
that is a great specimen !
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1041
Views: 1224886

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 15, 2021 15:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
good catch Tobi !

when you got it, you should have been very happy.

I am prety sure that for each collector there is a special specimen he is looking after, as your
opal.
  Topic: Collection of Jean Suffert
Philippe Durand

Replies: 71
Views: 8070

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 16, 2021 11:57   Subject: Re: Collection of Jean Suffert
welcome on board !
very nice fluorite from a place I have never heard of :)
  Topic: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Philippe Durand

Replies: 191
Views: 64930

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 03, 2021 13:03   Subject: Re: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
I love that hematite. good catch
  Topic: Final balance time.
Philippe Durand

Replies: 18
Views: 4280

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 12, 2021 14:18   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
Well gentlemen,

I am used to buying either on the internet and at 2 or 3 shows during the year.
Usually I do not buy many specimens, trying to concentrate on sleepers.

But in 2020 I was really ...
  Topic: Pyrite with bubble-like growths
Philippe Durand

Replies: 21
Views: 4749

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jan 01, 2021 13:07   Subject: Re: Pyrite with bubble-like growths
Pete, another idea:

Could you have deep inside the crystal a default in the crystal lattice (an inclusion of something) which is locally deforming the crystal; and your bubble is just the outside ...
  Topic: Pyrite with bubble-like growths
Philippe Durand

Replies: 21
Views: 4749

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jan 01, 2021 06:21   Subject: Re: Pyrite with bubble-like growths
I am not a crystallographer or scientist in this mater
so be kind if my suggestions are totally wrong :)

Could it be a non-crystallographic structure (I mean amorphous) growing on a crystallogra ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
Philippe Durand

Replies: 14
Views: 11150

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 24, 2020 02:42   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays 2020!
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.
I hope you can enjoy life with your family.
Stay safe.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1763
Views: 1276494

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 21, 2020 12:48   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
I can see two types of inclusions:
the typical golden rutile needles well known.
but also a dark grey one: do you know if it is also rutile, or any kind of sulfosalt ?

Nice specimen, by the way : ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Philippe Durand

Replies: 85
Views: 12918

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 13, 2020 12:48   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hello Sante
we are very well :) thank you
I hope that you and your family are fine too.

health is a precious thing during this difficult time.

I totaly agree that you get the right balance wi ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Philippe Durand

Replies: 85
Views: 12918

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 06, 2020 02:41   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
so sweet ! love that
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
Philippe Durand

Replies: 14
Views: 11150

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 04, 2020 12:25   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
thank you.

it will not be a usual Xmas :(
but I wish you all have happy time in this period.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1041
Views: 1224886

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 03, 2020 14:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
I can't help you Tobi about the locality, but what a very nice colour.

And congratulations for your lasts quartz specimen: very impressive;
 
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