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  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

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PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Jul 21, 2017 09:16   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Wow that is precious, I had the joy of meeting the two of them but never took your mother in law for a rockhound like the two of us, that is awesome!

I'm so glad to see that the two of you enjoy t ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 8
Views: 10099

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 08, 2017 01:08   Subject: Re: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Day 6
Pierre decided that the two of us should go and check out a new area that he felt looked very promising, the two of us took a drive and stopped at a farm house, the hills was full of white rock ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 8
Views: 10099

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 05, 2017 00:58   Subject: Re: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Pierre decided that we would go and visit his house to see his setup and some of his treasures and also meet his greatest treasure (His wife Riana). We took a few minutes’ drive and we were in the tow ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 8
Views: 10099

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 02, 2017 00:54   Subject: Re: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
The next morning Pierre and I decided to rather stay at camp as I had so much catching up to do with regards to crystal cleaning and packing and he felt like playing some electric guitar and taking it ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 8
Views: 10099

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 24, 2017 01:11   Subject: Re: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
The next morning Pierre decided he needed a bit of rest after all the digging the day before so we arranged to have me dropped off at my half worked pocket. It was Valentine’s Day so I first gave my w ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 8
Views: 10099

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 16, 2017 14:50   Subject: Re: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
The next morning I got my headphones out and listened to rock 'n roll music as I watched the sun rise over the Ceres Mountains before having breakfast at Albie and Mia’s cottage. This became the dail ...
  Topic: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 14, 2017 10:24   Subject: A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa
Recently, I went on a trip with a friend of mine and his wife, Albie and Mia Gibson to Ceres.

Our mission was to spend the week with Pierre Joubert whom I had gotten to know over the FMF forum.
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  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 354
Views: 310166

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Feb 07, 2017 00:59   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Missing this thread. Can't wait to join in the fun :D
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Reinhardt van Vuuren

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PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 16, 2016 00:40   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Wow, that is hectic, I can imagine that one could do the same with a bottle jack only with a little less safety because you don't get to be as far away as you are with your equipment.
  Topic: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 127
Views: 124438

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 15, 2016 01:18   Subject: Re: Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone
Wow, that is some amazing operations you have going there. How many tones is that hydraulic of yours rated at? Must be hell of a strong to lift rock like that.
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 354
Views: 310166

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Oct 25, 2016 00:32   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
"Dit is absoluut fassinerend" sou Pierre no se hehehe

For the English guys, Pierre would have said "it's absolutely fascinating"

absolutely lovely phantoms.
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 354
Views: 310166

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Oct 11, 2016 00:30   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Oh wow, and it just gets better, those phantoms are superb, simply amazing. I am so looking forward to our visit still got lots of planning to do. I think it's a good thing you don't find crystals in ...
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 354
Views: 310166

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Oct 10, 2016 01:11   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Jaw dropping. Those are some amazing specimens wow.
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 354
Views: 310166

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Sep 19, 2016 00:48   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
wow, beautiful stuff, looks like you two are going to remove quartz for days in this area. Can't wait to see some of the best from this pocket once they are completely cleaned up. :)
  Topic: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 314
Views: 254139

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Sep 08, 2016 00:29   Subject: Re: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Wow that quartz with chloride is spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: One for you slag lovers.
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 12
Views: 8485

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 23, 2016 00:39   Subject: Re: One for you slag lovers.
Shame I feel sorry for your friend that wasted money on these pieces of scrap metal, I suppose sometimes we need to pay some money to gain some common sense. Hope this poor dealing doesn't discourage ...
  Topic: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 314
Views: 254139

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 17, 2016 00:48   Subject: Re: The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert
Wow, you have some amazing specimens in your collection. I truly hope to view them in person at least once in my life, need to start saving for the trip :)
  Topic: Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK?
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 18
Views: 16015

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 13, 2016 01:15   Subject: Re: Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK?
Now we're getting somewhere, thank you James, Hardness can be a tricky test and one easily reports false positives. There is, however, one part of your test that is quite accurate and this is your str ...
  Topic: Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK?
Reinhardt van Vuuren

Replies: 18
Views: 16015

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 12, 2016 00:51   Subject: Re: Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK?
James Hunt, have you done any of the above mentioned tests? can you share the results with us? Take the word shattered core out of your vocabulary until you have actually done the tests they have sugg ...
  Topic: How are these display shelves made?
Reinhardt van Vuuren

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Views: 8925

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 10, 2016 05:13   Subject: Re: How are these display shelves made?
The white box on the right is a large egg box usually made from recycled cardboard and is available at your local grocer. haha couldn't resist the temptation.

On a more serious note my 5 cents is t ...
 
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