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02 Jul-14:58:25 The mizunaka collection - calcite with pyrite (Am Mizunaka)
02 Jul-14:44:48 Sainte-marie-aux-mines 2022 - the new discoveries (1) (Jordi Fabre)
01 Jul-16:16:08 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
01 Jul-13:56:47 Re: twinned topaz? (John S. White)
01 Jul-12:20:34 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-11:34:01 Re: caldbeck cumbria mineral (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-11:25:31 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-10:32:27 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Carnein)
01 Jul-10:17:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
01 Jul-10:15:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
01 Jul-08:51:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Pete Richards)
01 Jul-07:43:29 Re: twinned topaz? (Josele)
01 Jul-06:38:46 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Morgan)
01 Jul-05:07:43 Twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
30 Jun-23:13:16 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
30 Jun-16:35:12 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
30 Jun-16:29:27 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
30 Jun-16:27:07 Re: linarite (Colin Robinson)
30 Jun-16:18:29 Re: barytocalcite (Colin Robinson)
30 Jun-14:20:08 Re: spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Roger Warin)
30 Jun-14:06:03 Re: spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Amir Akhavan)
30 Jun-08:05:23 Baryte (Forrestblyth)
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30 Jun-07:50:45 Re: caldbeck cumbria mineral (Kevin Schofield)
30 Jun-07:49:05 Baryte (Forrestblyth)

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  Topic: Help with the locality.
Sante Celiberti

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 08, 2022 15:47   Subject: Help with the locality.
Hello.

At the Genoa Mineral Show two weeks ago I purchased this Fluorite with Calcite from Illinois.
I love floaters and this specimen, although not exceptional, is a complete floater.
Unfortunat ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 02, 2022 06:27   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Thank you, Tobi, for your kind comment and correction.
A warm greeting.
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 16:54   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
From the Genoa Mineral show of yesterday and today:
a Ruby from North Macedonia that was on my wish list and two small amethystine Quartzes as a kind gift from the seller.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Sante Celiberti

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 06:32   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Outstanding quality.
The Amazonite looks translucent.
Congratulations.
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 24, 2022 14:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hello.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti   Posted: Apr 16, 2022 15:37   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti
Hello.
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 14, 2022 15:23   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hello.
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 10, 2022 16:33   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Thank you very much, Jordi.

Good to know. Now the similarity with the so-called "Puflerite" is more explainable.
I'm replacing the name in my archive.

Best regards.
Sante
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  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

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Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 09, 2022 05:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hi, Volkmar.

Yes, I agree. Although many zeolites occur in spherical aggregates, the outward similarity between Stellerite and the distinctive Stilbite-Ca from Forra di Bulla/Puflerloch ("Pufl ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 08, 2022 16:43   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hello.
  Topic: A very dear memory.
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 6
Views: 1036

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 08, 2022 12:24   Subject: Re: A very dear memory.
Michele (an Italian name...?!?), thank you for your kind comment.

Volkmar, thank you. I can confirm that it was one of the most exciting moments in my career as a collector.

Tobi, thank you for ...
  Topic: A very dear memory.
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 6
Views: 1036

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 06, 2022 15:56   Subject: A very dear memory.
This specimen carries with it a very dear memory.

About 20 years ago I went to Romania to visit miners to purchase minerals.
I was in the Cavnic countryside, in a miner's house, examining his piec ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 341
Views: 152438

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 19:01   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti
Three classics from Sicily.
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Sante Celiberti

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 18:11   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
A very beautiful specimen (on my wish list). :-)
  Topic: Why would crystals be inside of pyrite
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 9
Views: 995

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 14:00   Subject: Re: Why would crystals be inside of pyrite
A drop of vinegar would solve the problem.
But I doubt that Mr. Ken has kept those crystals for such a long time.
  Topic: Why would crystals be inside of pyrite
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 9
Views: 995

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 05:28   Subject: Re: Why would crystals be inside of pyrite
I've come across several small crystals, these were found inside of pyrite that I was crushing to use in acid testing. They are less than one mm in size and less than half a mm in height. I have no id ...
  Topic: What kind of mineral is it?
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 3
Views: 641

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 31, 2022 13:48   Subject: Re: What kind of mineral is it?
Hello Everybody!
I'd like to ask a little help to identify this mineral? Unfortunately it's not in my hand so I'm not able to test it. Thanks.

This is not a mineral.

It is either a piece of fin ...
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 26, 2022 07:14   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sorry,
the Cuproadamite is from Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attiki (Attica) Prefecture, Greece.
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 223
Views: 55141

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 25, 2022 16:40   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Hello.
  Topic: Unusual habit for Pyrite.
Sante Celiberti

Replies: 28
Views: 3034

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 25, 2022 15:51   Subject: Re: Unusual habit for Pyrite.
I understand your interest in pyrite, but I think this is a really cool chalcopyrite crystal that would be a proud addition to many collections--it certainly caused a lot of discussion on the forum.
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