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  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 11, 2021 18:20   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
Many great specimens coming from Iran. Given events since Tucson 2020, I wish had not constrained my purchases.
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 08, 2021 00:34   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
A few more from the collection - 2 Tsumeb Mine smithsonites and a Chah Milleh Mine mimetite.
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 26, 2020 14:59   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
Time to start posting anew.
  Topic: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Robert Seitz

Replies: 18
Views: 5493

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jun 01, 2020 17:47   Subject: Re: Any interesting minerals from Ukraine?
Although Ukraine has a large mining industry, I see few specimens coming from Ukraine. Why is that? Are there interesting minerals there? From what I see, they have some amazing heliodors and cinnabar ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2020
Robert Seitz

Replies: 104
Views: 69348

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 31, 2020 13:40   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2020
Thanks for the updates.

I am heading to Tucson tomorrow & look forward to the confusion & all opportunities for discovery!

Bob
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 15, 2019 20:27   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
Finally, time to share mineral specimens (their pictures anyhow).
  Topic: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
Robert Seitz

Replies: 23
Views: 12996

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 07, 2019 19:14   Subject: Re: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
It certainly makes for some interesting mineralization with oscillation of environment.
  Topic: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
Robert Seitz

Replies: 23
Views: 12996

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 07, 2019 19:03   Subject: Re: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
As much variability as this generates, it is interesting to consider results from addition of phosphate ions and silica ions; and the resulting stability fields of chrysocolla, libethenite, and pseudo ...
  Topic: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
Robert Seitz

Replies: 23
Views: 12996

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 04, 2019 09:46   Subject: Re: Stability of Azurite vs Malachite
Go on Google and search: "stability relations of malachite and azurite"
An article by B.W. Vink, MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, MARCH 1986, VOL. 50, PP. 41-7, will show.
  Topic: Favourite Barytes?
Robert Seitz

Replies: 20
Views: 20268

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Mar 06, 2019 16:54   Subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?
I also like Barytes from Clara Mine, though there is none in my collection at the moment. Have you ever been to the Clara Mine Museum in Black Forest? I was there some years ago and I can highly recom ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Robert Seitz

Replies: 128
Views: 111157

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 18, 2019 22:24   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
I'm glad to hear there are some undamaged specimens. All those I had seen so far were damaged & thought it might take some time for the miners to learn. Apparently some good specimens are randomly ...
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 23, 2018 12:59   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
A few more - azurite, cerussite.
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 19, 2018 11:16   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
Thanks.
I should learn to look closer always and not just accept labels as given.
  Topic: Collection of ras
Robert Seitz

Replies: 95
Views: 84356

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 18, 2018 19:48   Subject: Re: Collection of ras
Some more specimens to post. It's been some time since at home for a time.
  Topic: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Robert Seitz

Replies: 5
Views: 11873

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:47   Subject: Re: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Peter

Thanks for this information. We will have time to contact museums prior to visiting. Is great to know this.

It's great to see how many museums are upgrading lighting and presentation of mi ...
  Topic: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Robert Seitz

Replies: 5
Views: 11873

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:45   Subject: Re: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Tobi

Thanks for this. There is more time between the trips than I expressed in my question, i.e., wee are back in US and the other European trips lie in the more distant future.
Having said that w ...
  Topic: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Robert Seitz

Replies: 5
Views: 11873

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Oct 16, 2018 17:46   Subject: European Mineral and Mining Museums
Just back from a month in Cornwall. It was great to see minerals in displays, to obtain a few mineral specimens, and to see all the remnants of mining activity around tin, copper, and kaolin. It's act ...
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Robert Seitz

Replies: 33
Views: 29981

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Sep 25, 2018 03:04   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
I've tried to discuss at a few museums. In general, the change is often not a priority.
However, we should keep asking!
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Robert Seitz

Replies: 33
Views: 29981

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Sep 24, 2018 14:31   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
I see this commonly in the older museums in Europe. It's particularly interesting for historical reasons to see the shift in mineral name & even the country borders and perhaps existence after 1 ...
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Robert Seitz

Replies: 33
Views: 29981

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Sep 24, 2018 14:09   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Some additional specimens.
There are many more, but you'll have to visit to see.

I bought a pyrite, covellite specimen from Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake, Cornwall at East Pool Mine store duri ...
 
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