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30 Jul-14:58:22 Re: melanophlogite? (Luiz Oliveira)
30 Jul-14:51:23 Re: about a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin)
30 Jul-03:36:43 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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28 Jul-21:29:06 Re: about a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin)
28 Jul-21:24:20 Re: unknown quartz? (Steveb)
28 Jul-21:23:26 About a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin)
28 Jul-15:43:19 Unknown quartz? (R Saunders)
28 Jul-13:15:33 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
27 Jul-22:43:51 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
27 Jul-13:17:17 Re: celestite geode in dolomite block? or what, halite? (Don Lapham)
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  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Philippe Durand

Replies: 1723
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 08, 2021 16:00   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
on the first image it looks like the Gizeh pyramids
  Topic: Favourite Fluorites?
Philippe Durand

Replies: 223
Views: 265202

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 07, 2021 13:35   Subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?
Nothing new here for 9 months - this is far too long for a favourite fluorite thread ;-)

I think this specimen from Xianghualing Mine in China must have a place here, it's the latest fluorite that ...
  Topic: Favourite Tourmalines?
Philippe Durand

Replies: 27
Views: 25295

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Jul 06, 2021 13:44   Subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?
nice pencil !
congratulations for this self collected specimen
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 281
Views: 192440

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 29, 2021 06:37   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
:)
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Philippe Durand

Replies: 361
Views: 115402

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 30, 2021 05:50   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
get vaccine :) and enjoy life
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Philippe Durand

Replies: 281
Views: 192440

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 22, 2021 03:30   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
:)
  Topic: Soon 15 years of FMF and how to achieve many more
Philippe Durand

Replies: 20
Views: 2863

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

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Views: 1027954

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: 1441

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: 281
Views: 192440

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: 281
Views: 192440

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: 281
Views: 192440

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: 2552

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: 114
Views: 19368

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: 1053
Views: 1259295

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: 78
Views: 11582

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: 71160

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: 5157

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: 5796

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: 5796

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 ...
 
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