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  Topic: First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ?
Susan Robinson

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Sep 03, 2020 08:15   Subject: Re: First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ?
If you determine where you want to go, make sure you ask the property owner permission to access his land. Trespassing while searching for minerals is what has closed a lot of localities for collect ...
  Topic: Please help me identify
Susan Robinson

Replies: 9
Views: 929

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 24, 2020 17:39   Subject: Re: Please help me identify
Have you cleaned it at all yet? I would say start with soap and water and a plastic scrub brush. I would not use a copper cleaner on it, since that will remove the naturally weathered patina.
Yo ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Susan Robinson

Replies: 335
Views: 63702

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 28, 2020 12:47   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
The bonsai are magnificent. Did the labels give the information of how many years old they are? I know some of them can successfully grow for decades.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Susan Robinson

Replies: 335
Views: 63702

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 07:24   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
So far, there is no incidence, locally, of anyone with the COVID-19 virus in our area. We live in northern New York State, on the edge of the St. Lawrence river. Many cars with Ontario license plat ...
  Topic: Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more
Susan Robinson

Replies: 18
Views: 7995

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Nov 19, 2019 06:52   Subject: Re: Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more
When donating minerals to a museum, there is usually a "deed of gift" form that is signed by both the curator or administrator in charge and the donor. This acknowledges the gift, but the m ...
  Topic: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
Susan Robinson

Replies: 122
Views: 42623

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 09, 2019 05:29   Subject: Re: Collection of Annemieke en Rob Schnerr
I think your apatite crystal is from the Cerro de Mercado mine in Durango, Mexico. See: https://www.mindat.org/locentries.php?p=2316&m=29229.
  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Susan Robinson

Replies: 19
Views: 14280

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 18, 2019 17:49   Subject: Re: Death of Heimo Hellwig
This news is shocking. What a tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to their families.
  Topic: Cr-rich green Tremolite
Susan Robinson

Replies: 6
Views: 9089

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 17:44   Subject: Re: Cr-rich green Tremolite
Cr-rich tremolite has a much brighter green color, almost like someone soaked the crystals in creme de menthe liqueur. Look up "Cr-tremolite, Washburn farm, Macomb, NY" on Mindat or even & ...
  Topic: Cr-rich green Tremolite
Susan Robinson

Replies: 6
Views: 9089

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 13:55   Subject: Re: Cr-rich green Tremolite
The specimen of tremolite crystals does not look as though it had chromium in it, since the green is not the right color. The only places that have produced Cr-tremolite in St. Lawrence Co. are the ...
  Topic: Collection of Enrique Llorens
Susan Robinson

Replies: 339
Views: 250923

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 05:46   Subject: Re: Collection of Enrique Llorens
The new find of proustite crystals is truly noteworthy. I hope they are kept out of the strong lights as much as possible, since their red color will be affected over time, and they will eventually ...
  Topic: Cr-rich green Tremolite
Susan Robinson

Replies: 6
Views: 9089

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 05:40   Subject: Re: Cr-rich green Tremolite
Iron Out will remove a lot of the iron oxide stains, or you could use muriatic acid. If part of the matrix is marble/calcite, then the acid will attack it, resulting (maybe) in several smaller specim ...
  Topic: Roadside Geology of Vermont
Susan Robinson

Replies: 10
Views: 18853

PostForum: FMF Guide of Rocks   Posted: Sep 14, 2018 12:00   Subject: Re: Roadside Geology of Vermont
Back in 1970, I took a geology field course in Maine. On the way home, Route 89 at Montpelier was just being constructed, and the road was dirt, and had some side lanes on it that didn't have any tr ...
  Topic: Tourmaline type question
Susan Robinson

Replies: 22
Views: 15433

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 07, 2018 10:58   Subject: Re: Tourmaline type question
Jesse - you did a great job explaining the difference between tourmaline, species of tourmaline, and commonly-used varietal names. I hope the readers put this information to memory. The pegmatit ...
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
Susan Robinson

Replies: 425
Views: 289741

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 02, 2018 08:46   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Introduction from Minnesota, USA
Hi Antonio,

I don't know if you are near Lake Superior, but you can purchase "The Rock Pickers Guide to the North Shore", and look for agates, thomsonite, and other minerals formed ...
  Topic: Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?)
Susan Robinson

Replies: 13
Views: 12639

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Aug 23, 2017 08:27   Subject: Re: Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?)
Hi Ceanna,

The agates, which are a form of cryptocrystalline quartz, formed in the gas bubble cavities (geologically, they are called vesicles) in basalt flows in the Lake Superior region. ...
  Topic: Favourite Pyrites?
Susan Robinson

Replies: 23
Views: 24840

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Apr 10, 2017 14:07   Subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?
I don't have a photo to post, but the pyrite crystals from Merelani, Tanzania, are spectacular crystals.

Susan Robinson
  Topic: Bill Pinch's passing
Susan Robinson

Replies: 7
Views: 16572

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 03, 2017 21:05   Subject: Re: Bill Pinch's passing
There will be a special program during the 2018 Rochester Mineral Symposium which will focus on Bill's life and contributions to the mineral world. I hope many can attend this tribute next year.
...
  Topic: How to clean golden calcite
Susan Robinson

Replies: 16
Views: 18323

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Mar 14, 2017 09:13   Subject: Re: How to clean golden calcite
My recommendation is to keep the calcite away from the chemicals - it's fine the way it is. Also, never allow calcite and fluorite specimens to be subjected to extreme cold - it causes the crystals ...
  Topic: Please help me identify if these are fake or treated
Susan Robinson

Replies: 16
Views: 19171

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Feb 09, 2017 16:02   Subject: Re: Please help me identify if these are fake or treated
The vivid green crystal cluster looks like it was artificially grown.
  Topic: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Susan Robinson

Replies: 32
Views: 20502

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 25, 2016 07:41   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Best wishes to all for a wonderful holiday season! Thank you, Jordi, for hosting this very informative and helpful website!

Susan Robinson
 
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