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  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 281
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 03, 2019 21:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Wow, a familiar locality to me, but a very beautiful shade of blue. Jealous :)
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 07, 2019 07:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
The photo may not be the best. but the fluorite looks water-clear, wow!

Thanks Tobi, you are correct, the photo really doesn't do the specimen justice. It has a very light and uniform green hue and ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 06, 2019 21:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Light green glass clear Fluorite from China. Too beautiful not to add to our Fluorite collection.
  Topic: Questions regarding Collections' photos
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 12
Views: 16913

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Jul 06, 2019 21:07   Subject: Re: Questions regarding Collections' photos
Tiffanie, I will give you my opinion on this subject. In the past, I was marginally successful fine art photographer. Long story short, I sold my camera equipment to help support my family while retur ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 06, 2019 20:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Another Canadian Fluorite from an Ontario road cut. When I first saw this piece I thought it was black. A closer inspection showed it to be a dark "wine" colour. The matrix is very thin, but ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 24, 2019 20:22   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
A recently acquired "Grape Amethyst" The ends of the tiny crystals sparkle in circular patterns relative to the source of light.
  Topic: Your very first rock?
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 14
Views: 22237

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 25, 2019 18:49   Subject: Re: Your very first rock?
Certainly not my first "rock", but the first I collected myself with visible crystals. I found a lot of this material while on my honeymoon, along the side of the road on the Cabot Trail. Sm ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 25, 2019 18:15   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau - Beryl
My wife bought this as a surprise, but she couldn't keep the secret before it arrived :)
I was unable to find the locality on Mindat, but I have entered what is on the specimen card. This was another ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 20, 2019 12:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Dark purple octahedral Fluorite on a matrix of Quartz. One broken crystal reveals a green center. The Quartz shows iron staining on one side. The small quartz crystals are all well terminated, but man ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 18, 2019 16:50   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau - Crocoite
My wife, Jensa, recently bought this specimen. I am slowly trying to narrow our focus as collectors and she continually finds new minerals that appeal to her. What can I say, it works. I love the colo ...
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 438
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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 18, 2019 16:26   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Alexander in Boston (Hi, let introduce myself)
Welcome to the forum! I have a modest collection myself. I have found the people here very knowledgable and willing to share their expertise. Looking forward to seeing some of your specimens. There is ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 13, 2019 15:42   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau - Crocoite
My wife, Jensa, recently bought this specimen. I am slowly trying to narrow our focus as collectors and she continually finds new minerals that appeal to her. What can I say, it works. I love the colo ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 10, 2019 20:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Pyrite with a thin covering of Quartz in some areas. The luster is metallic and very shiny, but overall it has a darker, slightly more tarnished look than the specimens I have from Spain.
  Topic: Question about descriptions when posting in the collections section.
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 3
Views: 7720

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Apr 08, 2019 11:48   Subject: Re: Question about descriptions when posting in the collections section.
Thank you Jordi, I have sent you a PM. I just noticed the dimensions are also missing. I understand the massive amount of work administering a site like this must be and am thankful to yourself and ev ...
  Topic: Question about descriptions when posting in the collections section.
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 3
Views: 7720

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Apr 08, 2019 09:47   Subject: Question about descriptions when posting in the collections section.
A couple of times when I have posted a specimen, I have included the person that collected it in the field along with the date. These descriptions have been removed. I have looked through the rules fo ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 08, 2019 09:16   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
One of the specimens my wife and I came home with after a trip to Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. It is a six to seven hour round trip, but well worth it.

This Fluorite is almost peach coloured with darker ...
  Topic: Hematite and Quartz from China
Richard Arseneau

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PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Apr 07, 2019 07:08   Subject: Re: Hematite and Quartz from China
Thank you Tobi, this kind of information is the reason I love this forum. The dealer I bought from collects mainly Canadian minerals and often self-collected. So I suspect that the old card was just c ...
  Topic: Hematite and Quartz from China
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 4
Views: 12108

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Apr 06, 2019 17:58   Subject: Re: Hematite and Quartz from China
That is interesting! I will certainly take the word of the knowledgeable people on this forum. I based the locality off of two specimen cards that came with the piece. A dealer who is both a geologist ...
  Topic: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Richard Arseneau

Replies: 40
Views: 28030

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 06, 2019 16:55   Subject: Re: Collection of Richard & Jensa Arseneau
Razor thin blades of Hematite on Quartz crystals that range from clear to slightly smokey in colour. The Hematite is so thin I am afraid to touch it.
  Topic: Carlos Pareja photo Collection
Richard Arseneau

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 05, 2019 15:00   Subject: Re: Carlos Pareja photo Collection
Carlos, the photography of your specimens is truly inspiring. I have always loved photography for its ability to reveal unseen worlds. In the past, I have done infrared, long exposure, and astrophotog ...
 
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