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04 Jul-15:41:39 The mizunaka collection - chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
04 Jul-11:31:17 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
04 Jul-08:25:59 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
04 Jul-07:22:13 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
04 Jul-04:00:39 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Tobi)
03 Jul-11:46:17 Re: nature used 57 recipes to create earth's ~10,500+ minerals! (Peter Lemkin)
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03 Jul-09:43:04 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
03 Jul-06:04:41 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
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)
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01 Jul-10:32:27 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Carnein)
01 Jul-10:17:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
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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)
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  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 04, 2022 04:00   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Spessartine
Wushan Spessartine prospects, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
fov 8.8 mmMesmerizing and simply perfect!
  Topic: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Tobi

Replies: 432
Views: 126684

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 21, 2022 06:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Calcite, Malachite, Dolomite
Ringenwechsel Mining District, Troi, District Schwaz, Inn Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol, Austria
The Malachite-included Calcite is measuring 14 mm in length, an outs ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1971
Views: 1578854

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 21, 2022 04:56   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection- Ottens China II Book plus updated image
Thanks for the kind words! Here is an updated image of the quartz and fluorite. I think it shows it off a bit better.The perfect photo of the perfect specimen!
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1971
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 20, 2022 01:49   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Ottens China II Book
We had the good fortune to have four of specimens featured in the book.I ordered China Vol. II some days ago and browsed through it, such a wonderful book, you can be really proud to have several of y ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 19, 2022 15:51   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Thank you guys. The specimen was published before it was in my collection and so my name is not mentioned, nonetheless I'm happy and proud to have a specimen that is part of such a great book by Berth ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 19, 2022 06:27   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
I had a surprising and wonderful moment yesterday:

In April 2021 I posted a fluorite/calcite specimen from Xianghualing/Xianghuapu that I added to my collection: https://www.mineral-forum.com/messa ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
Tobi

Replies: 159
Views: 31296

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jun 17, 2022 03:02   Subject: Re: The magic that was Milpillas - Silvia's Collection
Hi Silvia,

as usual, I enjoyed your latest contributions. The specimens and photos are really really nice, the background infos are wonderful and reading your posts shows how much you love mining a ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Tobi

Replies: 238
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PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Jun 17, 2022 02:09   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Simply the best of the best of the best of the best - thanks for showing these unique treasures!
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1971
Views: 1578854

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 12, 2022 04:52   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Nice Wölsendorf classic, good colour! And the cavities seem to be part of a perimorph, do you know more about it?
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Tobi

Replies: 561
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 12, 2022 04:41   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Hi Tobi. Fantastic. Was Salvador Dali a mineral collector? Did he know Camarillas reservoir?Hi Firmo, Dalí was interested in rocks, the geology of his homeland Catalonia inspired him for many of his w ...
  Topic: Collection from Dany Mabillard
Tobi

Replies: 158
Views: 71706

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 08, 2022 14:55   Subject: Re: Collection from Dany Mabillard
New acquisition. Maybe someone can confirm that the Calcite is from the Campomorto Quarry, Pietra Massa Locality. Thank you in advance.Hi Dany, correct, the calcite looks like a typical Campomorto spe ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 08, 2022 01:56   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
That's really funny, Michael: When I searched for a gold specimen a few months ago and before I finally decided to take this one ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=77338#773 ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Tobi

Replies: 1802
Views: 1835589

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 07, 2022 12:24   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
A couple of newer thumbnails
Gold
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department, Colombia
2.0 x 1.4 cmThat's really funny, Michael: When I searched for ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 07, 2022 05:12   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
That is one giant Fluorite specimen and a great looking piece too.Thank you Silvia. Sure, there are some imperfections on such large fluorites, hard to avoid that on such a rather fragile material in ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 06, 2022 09:07   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
And because I like large fluorites:
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 06, 2022 06:28   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Another European classic I was happy to add:
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 05, 2022 13:34   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Very nice and possibly old specimen. Glad you were able to find it. Do you know anything of it's history?Unfortunately I don't know the exact history. But these kinds of fluorite were mostly found bet ...
  Topic: Collection of Firmo Espinar
Tobi

Replies: 561
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 05, 2022 12:57   Subject: Re: Collection of Firmo Espinar
The Spanish menilite opal reminds me of two paintings by Salvador Dalí:

https://www.dalipaintings.com/images/paintings/millets-architectonic-angelus.jpg
https://www.dalipaintings.com/images/painti ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1130
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 05, 2022 07:20   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Thank you all for your kind comments!

I'm really happy that I could add this museum specimen of German mining history to my collection: I love fluorite, I collect for aesthetic reasons, I have a f ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1971
Views: 1578854

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 05, 2022 07:09   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Wow Mike, an awesome specimen of red quartz from Dalnegorsk! As both a quartz fan and a Dalnegorsk fan I know that these specimens are highly sought after, and such a large and good one is hard to get ...
 
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