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19 Oct-05:14:45 Re: favourite garnets? (Tobi)
19 Oct-01:16:54 Re: silvia's collection - quartz (Tobi)
19 Oct-01:14:40 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Tobi)
18 Oct-22:56:24 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Silvia)
18 Oct-15:29:49 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
18 Oct-14:47:47 Re: silvia's collection - quartz (Silvia)
18 Oct-11:47:27 Re: collection of ras (Robert Seitz)
18 Oct-08:42:42 Re: silvia's collection - quartz (Jordi Fabre)
18 Oct-02:41:45 Re: silvia's collection - quartz (Tobi)
18 Oct-00:09:19 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
17 Oct-18:44:23 Re: silvia's collection - quartz (Silvia)
17 Oct-15:05:19 Re: silvia's collection (Silvia)
17 Oct-15:03:37 Re: silvia's collection (Silvia)
17 Oct-13:19:12 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
17 Oct-10:34:48 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
17 Oct-10:26:01 Re: silvia's collection (Firmo Espinar)
17 Oct-04:39:40 Re: silvia's collection (James Catmur)
16 Oct-22:58:12 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
16 Oct-15:59:00 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Silvia)
16 Oct-15:49:49 Re: silvia's collection (Silvia)
16 Oct-15:36:47 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
16 Oct-14:41:39 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
16 Oct-12:37:34 Munich show (mineralientage) 2021 - looks like it's starting to let up (Jordi Fabre)
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  Topic: Favourite Garnets?
Tobi

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Oct 19, 2021 05:14   Subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?
Just found a wonderful and quite new portrait about spessartine on Mindat:

https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4119/Spessartine

A lot of "favourite garnets" in this article ;-)
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
Tobi

Replies: 28
Views: 1454

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 19, 2021 01:16   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection - Quartz
I hope I'm going to see all of those great pieces :-)
  Topic: Collection of Sante Celiberti
Tobi

Replies: 132
Views: 24818

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 19, 2021 01:14   Subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti
I agree, very nice specimen - I like the massive intergrown pyrrhotites - and a wonderful locality. I've never been there but I always liked Trepca minerals. Sure, some of them have been abundant on t ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
Tobi

Replies: 28
Views: 1454

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 18, 2021 02:41   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection - Quartz
The specimen contains many gem colourless crystals of Quartz, the most prominent crystal is 9 cm long. Bright lustrous crystals of Arsenopyrite to 3 cm are also present as well as 'spherical' crystals ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1751
Views: 1452950

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 15, 2021 02:51   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Don, your collection never ceases to amaze me! Both the sapphire and the Huanggang fluorite are exceptionally good and impressive specimens, museum quality samples! I know the corundum crystals from S ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 15, 2021 02:02   Subject: Re: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Jose, Dany, Silvia - thank you so much! I would have not expected such a response and I'm really overwhelmed with the many kind words and all the appreciation. I just wanted to share a nice but normal ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Tobi

Replies: 1292
Views: 1082688

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 14, 2021 05:29   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Probably in next weeks, i should increase the quality for the last step for my system.
For moment i haven't the good sensor.... (sheap for my optic system, this camera is not able to capture correctl ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
Tobi

Replies: 28
Views: 1454

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 13, 2021 03:07   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Wonderful specimens and outstanding photo quality, Silvia, I hope we will see a lot more :-)
  Topic: Collection of Jean Suffert
Tobi

Replies: 87
Views: 15286

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 13, 2021 03:05   Subject: Re: Collection of Jean Suffert
deep red Vanadinite from Morocco, largest crystal 2 cm
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
14 X 11 X 7.5 cm
Well equilibrated crystals of v ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 12, 2021 07:54   Subject: Re: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Thank you all so much for your kind words. Sante, what an overwhelming response, I'm more than happy that I could bring so much joy and entertainment and even inspiration - wow!

And Antonio, specia ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
Tobi

Replies: 28
Views: 1454

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Oct 12, 2021 00:59   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Hi Silvia,

welcome to the community, nice to see another new member here. Your first specimen is really fine, also a very good photo! What are your focuses in collecting, any favourite minerals and ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 11, 2021 04:12   Subject: Re: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
...And again thanks to Grandmaster Jordi for making this a publication on FMF!...And the administrators from the Spanish side (mostly Antonio P. López) who did the task!Of course! Thanks to everyone w ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 11, 2021 01:33   Subject: Re: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Mike and Don, thank you, it means a lot to me that you appreciate my work. Your collection presentations here have been an inspiration and they're part of my development. The more I'm glad you like th ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 10, 2021 17:41   Subject: Re: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Thank you all for the comments, I'm really glad to see that it seems to be a good work that I did with that catalogue :-)

And Roger:Do you authorize me to publish it (in French) in my club's magazi ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1751
Views: 1452950

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 10, 2021 13:31   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Eonyang, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
173 mm x 105 mm x 97 mmVery impressive specimen from an old and rare locality, you don't see these Eonyang specimens often. Great on ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1070
Views: 1288343

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 10, 2021 12:42   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Some time ago, I started a "just for fun" project of making an illustrated catalogue of my collection. The result was better than I expected, so I asked Jordi if it would be worth being publ ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 10, 2021 11:12   Subject: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
This type of 'magazine’ display that we often use in this section does not allow photos to be enlarged by clicking the mouse on them. The solution to enlarge the screen is to use the keys: Ctrl + mous ...
  Topic: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
Tobi

Replies: 20
Views: 1165

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Oct 10, 2021 11:11   Subject: The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38)
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection


After three decades of collecting minerals, I just wanted to write down the little history of how got into this hobby and how I developed my focus on minerals, ...
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Tobi

Replies: 501
Views: 261116

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 07, 2021 02:03   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Calcite
Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Septarian nodule filled of calcite. It was collected at the south border of this región.Nice piece, reminds me of the famous ones from Muddy Creek in Utah!
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1751
Views: 1452950

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 07, 2021 01:48   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Pyromorphite on Fluorite, Baryte
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
155 mm x 96 mm x 75 mm
Epimorphic growth of Pyromorphite on Fluorite
Pyromorphite coating Fluor ...
 
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