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15 Aug-11:16:51 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
15 Aug-10:01:33 Re: the tama higuchi collection (Tamahiguchi)
14 Aug-20:36:52 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
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14 Aug-17:40:16 Re: dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Eck Noch)
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14 Aug-17:23:02 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
14 Aug-17:07:47 Re: dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Donn C.)
14 Aug-17:06:03 Re: dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Bob Morgan)
14 Aug-16:51:22 Re: pseudomorph chemistry (Jordi Fabre)
14 Aug-16:07:36 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
14 Aug-15:12:48 Re: dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Eck Noch)
14 Aug-14:34:58 Re: dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Eck Noch)
14 Aug-13:50:14 Re: pseudomorph chemistry (Roger Warin)
14 Aug-13:29:29 Dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Donn C.)
14 Aug-12:49:00 Re: pseudomorph chemistry (Daniel Garcia)
14 Aug-10:42:17 Re: twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
14 Aug-09:40:20 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
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14 Aug-04:44:55 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
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13 Aug-14:27:19 Re: tama's mineral paintings (Silvia)
13 Aug-12:21:29 Pseudomorph chemistry (Raystraw)
13 Aug-11:19:27 Re: tama's mineral paintings (Tony L. Potucek)
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  Topic: Tama's Mineral Paintings
Tobi

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Aug 10, 2022 08:54   Subject: Re: Tama's Mineral Paintings
These paintings are simply great, wonderful pieces of art! I hope we will see a lot more :-)

Regards
Tobi
  Topic: Visit to the Greenlaws Mine by Jolyon Ralph
Tobi

Replies: 2
Views: 455

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Aug 02, 2022 03:18   Subject: Visit to the Greenlaws Mine by Jolyon Ralph
Hi,

For all who like to see footage from inside of a mine and of minerals in situ, I found a report on Mindat about a visit in the Greenlaws Mine. Jolyon Ralph visited the old and re-opened mine a ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1894
Views: 1644033

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 01, 2022 01:46   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Ammonites were living organisms which are found as fossils. Ammolite is a gemstone which comes from the same creature.Impressive and beautiful, Don! I guess it's from the open pit mining near Lethbrid ...
  Topic: Question about Aquamarine
Tobi

Replies: 5
Views: 565

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 01, 2022 01:28   Subject: Re: Question about Aquamarine
Hello, Dr André Rostenne owned this aquamarine on orthoclase. Since 2006 it belongs to the National Museum of Natural History of Luxembourg. It comes from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Do you have any additio ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1996
Views: 1616302

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 19, 2022 07:35   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
I know it's common in that mine that the core of the elbaites is replaced by quartz, but I think crystals with such well-crystallized quartzes are rather rare. Quite unique piece!
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
Tobi

Replies: 1996
Views: 1616302

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 05, 2022 05:05   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
The polished piece gives a wonderful insight into the structure of these Ray Mine specimens. Never seen before, very interesting, thanks!
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
Tobi

Replies: 1385
Views: 1359581

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 mm
Mesmerizing and simply perfect!
  Topic: Collection of Volkmar Stingl
Tobi

Replies: 442
Views: 138149

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: 1996
Views: 1616302

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: 1996
Views: 1616302

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

Replies: 1130
Views: 1404829

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

Replies: 1130
Views: 1404829

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: 174
Views: 36845

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: 244
Views: 403613

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: 1996
Views: 1616302

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: 568
Views: 337313

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: 74828

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

Replies: 1821
Views: 1880847

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: 1821
Views: 1880847

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

Replies: 1130
Views: 1404829

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 ...
 
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