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25 Feb-01:36:30 The mizunaka collection - agate (Am Mizunaka)
24 Feb-09:30:59 Re: collection of michael shaw - clara mine (Michael Shaw)
23 Feb-14:45:25 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
23 Feb-07:33:22 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
23 Feb-07:04:32 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Carles Millan)
23 Feb-05:35:09 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
23 Feb-05:23:35 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
22 Feb-04:48:15 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
22 Feb-00:28:51 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
21 Feb-10:24:36 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
21 Feb-09:21:50 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
20 Feb-20:24:24 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
20 Feb-07:10:57 Collection of carles millan: calcite from elmwood (Carles Millan)
19 Feb-23:17:24 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
19 Feb-23:12:03 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
19 Feb-08:04:24 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
19 Feb-01:36:00 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
19 Feb-00:07:09 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
18 Feb-14:54:23 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
18 Feb-07:40:01 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
18 Feb-07:37:31 Re: fluorite locality (Jordi Fabre)
18 Feb-04:24:51 Re: tucson 2024 - it's started! (Fiebre Verde)
17 Feb-22:18:27 Re: the mizunaka collection - gold (Am Mizunaka)
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  Topic: Need to identify rock washed ashore by waves on the beach
Tobi

Replies: 4
Views: 705

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jan 16, 2024 02:28   Subject: Re: Need to identify rock washed ashore by waves on the beach
It looks like a lava rock ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2396
Views: 2123416

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jan 09, 2024 05:57   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
I like the Romanian rhodochrosite, very beautiful specimen from an old and famous mining area. Hard to get!
  Topic: Best wishes / 2023-2024!
Tobi

Replies: 16
Views: 6120

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 24, 2023 07:13   Subject: Re: Best wishes / 2023-2024!
I think there are no better words for the best wishes than the words Philippe used:

Health, joy, success and rocks

This is what I wish all of you :-)
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2396
Views: 2123416

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 24, 2023 07:02   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Nice colour combination, reminds me of some pieces from Larkin's Quarry in Ireland.
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Tobi

Replies: 2062
Views: 2339362

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 22, 2023 03:40   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Most likely from the famous Clara Mine.Tobi, I was hoping you might weigh in on this piece. I appreciate your opinion on a more specific location. MichaelBut it's really just an opinion, not for certa ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Tobi

Replies: 2062
Views: 2339362

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 20, 2023 03:50   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Most likely from the famous Clara Mine.
Tobi, I was hoping you might weigh in on this piece. I appreciate your opinion on a more specific location. MichaelBut it's really just an opinion, not for cer ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2162
Views: 2067475

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 19, 2023 05:59   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Dear Don,

Congratulations on the 2 million views! Each of them is well deserved, thank you so much for sharing your passion, your photos - your superb collection - with us!

Best regards & s ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Tobi

Replies: 2062
Views: 2339362

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 19, 2023 05:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Most likely from the famous Clara Mine.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2396
Views: 2123416

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 19, 2023 05:48   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
An outstandingly beautiful Japan Law Twin, Mike!
The colour and the size - just marvelous!
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2162
Views: 2067475

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 29, 2023 07:06   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
The quality, the colour, the aesthetics, the locality, the size - this rubellite is a masterpiece for many reasons, Don!
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi

Replies: 27
Views: 7776

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 28, 2023 10:00   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi...could I get high-rez versions of these images with permission to publish? I am working on an article on Naica and these are worth considering for inclusion.I'll let you know if a larger (and be ...
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi

Replies: 27
Views: 7776

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2023 16:51   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
That is exactly what the crystals look like - thanks Pete :-)
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi

Replies: 27
Views: 7776

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2023 13:19   Subject: Re: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi...could I get high-rez versions of these images with permission to publish? I am working on an article on Naica and these are worth considering for inclusion.Hi Peter, the photo from Rudi Watzl w ...
  Topic: Fluorite crystallography?
Tobi

Replies: 27
Views: 7776

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 27, 2023 09:17   Subject: Fluorite crystallography?
Dear fellow collectors,

when I posted this Naica fluorite, an interesting discussion started about the crystal morphology and how to name this kind of form in the cubic system. I admit that I am a ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1197
Views: 1645981

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 25, 2023 09:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Sorry Tobi, I already watched the video, but this is a bit confusing to me. It's like a 90º angle.Some of the angles you marked red are indeed 90°. On this photo I marked some faces yellow, all of the ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1197
Views: 1645981

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 25, 2023 04:56   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Thank you, Philippe and Volkmar, I love that galena piece too and I consider it one of my best pieces of this wonderful mineral.

Here's another new addition, a nice fluorite specimen from Naica:Abo ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1197
Views: 1645981

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 24, 2023 11:18   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
A Bulgarian landscape of different sulfide minerals:

The piece is really hard to capture on a photo because the different lustrous surfaces of the galena, the pyrite and the nearly black sphalerit ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2162
Views: 2067475

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 24, 2023 07:39   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Dear Don,

it's a pleasure to browse your gallery! That huge Jonas Mine rubellite is incredible, what a size and colour! And the phosphophyllite is also a stunner, another Holy Grail of the mineral ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 2162
Views: 2067475

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 20, 2023 03:19   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
I like the French fluorite - although at first glance I mistook it for a Swedish strengite ;-)
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Tobi

Replies: 1197
Views: 1645981

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Nov 19, 2023 09:05   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi (additional photo)
Here's another new addition, a nice fluorite specimen from Naica:I got that piece from Rudi Watzl but I found out that another Austrian dealer once had it in his stock, so there's another photo of thi ...
 
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