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  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
Roy Starkey

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PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 03, 2020 16:50   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
Well, what a year 2020 has been - Field trips cancelled, meetings cancelled, mineral shows cancelled and very limited opportunity for personal contact.

It has been the 'Year of Zoom' and I am sure ...
  Topic: Mineral Talks LIVE
Roy Starkey

Replies: 56
Views: 20161

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: Nov 05, 2020 15:04   Subject: Re: Mineral Talks LIVE
Hi Bryan

I have sent you a PM

Best wishes

Roy

Roy,

Thank you for your input and for your support. We're having such a wonderful time doing these programs!!

I'm encouraged by the fac ...
  Topic: Mineral Talks LIVE
Roy Starkey

Replies: 56
Views: 20161

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: Oct 31, 2020 03:40   Subject: Re: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 18 - Stefan Nicolescu; Collections Manager, Yale Peabody
Hi Bryan

I just wanted to add that I think the Mineral Talks Live platform has been an inspirational venture on the part of yourself, Raquel and Eloise. It is now an essential 'fixture' in my week ...
  Topic: Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate?
Roy Starkey

Replies: 0
Views: 3381

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Sep 08, 2020 02:47   Subject: Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate?
Like many mineral and other events we have reluctantly decided to run the British Micromount Symposium as a virtual event this year. Normally we would see 60-70 people converging on Leicester over the ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Roy Starkey

Replies: 364
Views: 123679

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 15, 2020 14:37   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Thanks, Roy. Just a pity that the UKJMM is no longer with us. I would have loved to offer it there. Hope you are making some progress with the Russell project.

Thanks Jesse. Yes, the UKJMM would ha ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Roy Starkey

Replies: 364
Views: 123679

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 15, 2020 11:39   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Here in San Francisco, we have been confined to home since March 15, with only a few trips to the grocery store, and solitary walks in the neighborhood allowed. This will continue until June 1st, at l ...
  Topic: Mines active for mineral specimens only
Roy Starkey

Replies: 9
Views: 10338

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 13:30   Subject: Re: Mines active for mineral specimens only
Apologies Jordi - I thought that by not putting the full URL it would be OK, but provide sufficient information for others to follow-up.

I have made a note now of the correct formatting procedure. ...
  Topic: Display cabinets
Roy Starkey

Replies: 17
Views: 19031

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Jan 13, 2020 12:19   Subject: Re: Display cabinets
Hi Everyone
I fitted 'White' 5000K LED strips under the shelves of my display cabinets a few years ago and have been very pleased with them. The product I used was sourced from the late Paul Lowe in ...
  Topic: Smoky Quartz or Smoky Glass?
Roy Starkey

Replies: 21
Views: 8924

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 02, 2020 16:27   Subject: Re: Smokey Quartz or Smokey Glass?
Most likely glass I think but you can do a simple optical test. Get two pieces of polaroid sheet (two pairs of polarising sun glasses will do fine) and position them so that they block the light (rota ...
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2019!
Roy Starkey

Replies: 23
Views: 21110

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 16, 2019 05:42   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays 2019!
Thanks Jordi - Happy Xmas to everyone - keep up the good work.
I wish everyone a mineralogically interesting 2020.
Roy
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
Roy Starkey

Replies: 35
Views: 27029

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 07, 2018 06:40   Subject: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
Well, I guess someone has to be 'first' - so here goes!

I hope that you have all had a mineralogically interesting and exciting year, with lots of good finds and new acquisitions. For me 2019 has b ...
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Roy Starkey

Replies: 33
Views: 36615

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Aug 21, 2018 16:53   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
I will be in Cornwall in a few weeks and this museum is definitely on my list for visiting. Are there additional museums in Cornwall that anyone would recommend visiting? I'm visiting some of the mine ...
  Topic: We celebrate the 12th anniversary of the beginning of FMF!
Roy Starkey

Replies: 19
Views: 14335

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Aug 07, 2018 02:27   Subject: Re: Today we celebrate the 12th anniversary of the beginning of FMF!
Hi Jordi - congratulations! It is a great resource. I am busy working on the index for my forthcoming book on the Minerals of the English Midlands - very hard work, but it does mean that I am nearing ...
  Topic: An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine
Roy Starkey

Replies: 7
Views: 17517

PostForum: Le Règne Minéral   Posted: Jul 03, 2018 13:46   Subject: Re: An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine
Hi Everyone - yes, this is a familiar topic of discussion in the UK too. We have a preponderance of what are often referred to as "bead shows", and relatively few "proper mineral shows& ...
  Topic: Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year!
Roy Starkey

Replies: 18
Views: 13849

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 18, 2017 09:49   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year!
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year 2018!

Seasons Greetings to all FMF users and best wishes for a mineralogically interesting New Year in 2018
Roy
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Roy Starkey

Replies: 33
Views: 36615

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Mar 18, 2017 07:36   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Thank you to everyone for your interest and support. I was away travelling in New Zealand when news of the grant award and museum redevelopment reached me, and was keen to make sure that the voice of ...
  Topic: How do they make photomicrograph slides?
Roy Starkey

Replies: 8
Views: 10470

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 03, 2016 15:39   Subject: Re: How do they make photomicrograph slides?
Apologies Jordi - I just posted it without thinking - will do better in future!
  Topic: Why a "delicate subject"?
Roy Starkey

Replies: 3
Views: 9600

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 01, 2016 08:55   Subject: Re: Why a "delicate subject"?
What does the "this" in your question refer to? Which delicate subject?

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  Topic: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Roy Starkey

Replies: 7
Views: 11771

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Apr 25, 2016 04:59   Subject: Re: 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Hi John

I was fortunate to attend the Rochester Symposium in 2014 and would heartily agree that it is a great event - I hope to go again some day. I suspect that the low number of curators reflects ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year!
Roy Starkey

Replies: 28
Views: 25155

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 19, 2015 15:42   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year!
To start our classic Christmas / New Year thread this time I will use a beautiful "Nadala" (Christmas greetings in Catalonia) from the excellent artist Monse Pla who kindly has authorized ...
 
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