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  Topic: Chrysoberyl (var. Alexandrite) Hematita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 12
Views: 13376

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: May 21, 2014 12:18   Subject: Re: Chrysoberyl (var. Alexandrite) Hematita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hi Luiz, the firm I am referring to is that of Duarte & Bastos, founded in 1989, in Teofilo Otoni. My understanding, which may be far from perfect, was that the early profits were from alexandrite ...
  Topic: Chrysoberyl (var. Alexandrite) Hematita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 12
Views: 13376

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 01, 2014 17:50   Subject: Re: Chrysoberyl (var. Alexandrite) Hematita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Luiz, would this be the same mine that Duarte & Bastos controlled?

This mine was object of a tough fight for its ownership on the mid 1980's and finally came to the hands of a group of investor ...
  Topic: Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 42
Views: 71285

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Jul 14, 2011 12:36   Subject: Re: Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that regardless of any statute of limitations for "prosecution" of a theft, the ownership of the item remains that of the original owner and ti ...
  Topic: Anyone could point me in the right direction to minerals in Illinois?
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 0
Views: 3425

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 25, 2011 17:09   Subject: Anyone could point me in the right direction to minerals in Illinois?
Hi all,

I'm in southern Illinois, in Carbondale, for the month of March, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to any dealers, shops, or shows around here. I remember p ...
  Topic: Russian Alexandrites by Dr. Karl Schmetzer
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 3
Views: 7468

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Oct 02, 2010 07:10   Subject: Re: Russian Alexandrites by Dr. Karl Schmetzer
I am so glad you have posted about the Brazilian book. I live in Bahia and just ordered it from São Paulo -- can't wait to start turning its pages!
  Topic: How is this green quartz produced?
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 5
Views: 7271

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Aug 01, 2010 13:46   Subject: Re: How is this green quartz produced?
Down here in Brazil we have a site similar to eBay called MercadoLivre (ML).

ML is chock full of synthetic quartzes of all variations of bicolors, including purple and yellow, blue and green, purpl ...
  Topic: Bi-color topaz crystals
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 8
Views: 15881

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Jul 29, 2010 06:51   Subject: Re: Bi-color topaz crystals
Hi AmGuy,

Congratulations! These look like the real deal!

Which begs the question:

Why did so many fab bicolored crystals show up all of a sudden?

Have you heard anything about how they a ...
  Topic: The Arizona Issue
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 14
Views: 14988

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 29, 2010 17:14   Subject: Re: The Arizona Issue
You have raised a valid and very interesting point. Might want to send letters to the gov. and state legislators concerning this. At best, maybe come to some sort of unwritten agreement with the loc ...
  Topic: Imperial topaz..whats in a name
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 23
Views: 29636

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 12, 2010 09:08   Subject: Heliodor, golden beryl, green beryl, chrysoberyl
Heliodor was "sun colored" beryl, now it beats why we would have needed this term when we already had golden beryl, but it is now widely used and accepted. In Finland one pegmatite produced ...
  Topic: Imperial topaz..whats in a name
Tenney Naumer

Replies: 23
Views: 29636

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Apr 12, 2010 08:58   Subject: Re: Imperial topaz..whats in a name
Hi everybody! I thought I would stop by to mention that I am originally from Illinois, although I have lived in Brazil for the past 12 years.
 
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