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  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Turbo

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PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 20, 2018 17:57   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Turbo:
I enjoyed reading your comments and was very glad to see you describe all the ways in which you were exposed to mineral collecting. Those avenues of entry into our hobby are terrific! In many ...
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Turbo

Replies: 45
Views: 6352

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 19, 2018 21:50   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
The first episode was really good. As a young collector, I can recall all the things that got me into minerals. A lot of those things that seeded my interest are no longer present, or disappearing s ...
  Topic: Tourmaline included Smokey Quartz specimen REAL or FAKE?
Turbo

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Views: 1350

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 20, 2018 20:14   Subject: Re: Tourmaline included Smokey Quartz specimen REAL or FAKE?
Definitely natural. Lab quartz won't look like that and I don't think tourmaline can be lab made.
  Topic: New finds out of Mexico - (10)
Turbo

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PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Mar 23, 2018 07:11   Subject: Re: New finds out of Mexico - (10)
One of the more recent calcite twins from the Palmarejo Mine. Feb of last year was when I first began to see them at shows.

Ed Bayley
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 25, 2018 19:10   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
Already missing Tucson! Do we have to wait a whole year?!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 24, 2018 14:04   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
Main show favorites continued.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 24, 2018 13:54   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
More pics from the Main Show.
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 24, 2018 13:36   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
I have a lot of pictures of the shows. Enjoy!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 06, 2018 21:00   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
Day one of my trip! These are from the Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show. First time I’ve been to PGMS and I think I saw a good amount of it. Enjoy the pictures. Mobile uploads take a long time. You can s ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
Turbo

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 30, 2018 08:51   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
I'll share photos of my experience when I arrive next week. I've just started a facebook group that serves this purpose as well. I'm hoping to get a large membership and lots of active contributors. ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee
Turbo

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Jan 28, 2018 13:23   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee
This came out of the Elmwood Mine in Spring of 2017. I am informed all three mines are operating and specimens are being found.
  Topic: The overall health of this hobby
Turbo

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 05, 2018 16:28   Subject: Re: The overall health of this hobby
Great discussion! I am 30 and very much into collecting. I was bitten by the collecting bug when I was a kid. Cost probably keeps many people out, but there is a whole range of material out there, ...
  Topic: The sad news about Diana Weinrich.
Turbo

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PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 30, 2017 13:03   Subject: Re: The sad news about Diana Weinrich.
This is very sad and unexpected. My condolences to Dan and the family. I have done business with Diana and Dan and admire their knowledge, passion and dedication to minerals and collecting.
  Topic: 2018 Tucson HTCC status
Turbo

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Dec 22, 2017 22:27   Subject: Re: 2018 Tucson HTCC status
HTCC is my favorite stop, good parking or no, I will be there.
  Topic: 2018 Tucson HTCC status
Turbo

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Dec 22, 2017 20:53   Subject: Re: 2018 Tucson HTCC status
Where are the lots they run busses to?
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Missouri
Turbo

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Dec 11, 2017 22:08   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Missouri
A few more from Missouri.
  Topic: Collecting focuses and how they can change
Turbo

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Oct 22, 2017 20:41   Subject: Re: Collecting focuses and how they can change
Or what turned you away from a certain focus? I have a LOT of Santa Eulalia and Mexican calcites, but have never considered myself a calcite collector despite that.

Roads not taken...

I think ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida
Turbo

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Oct 22, 2017 17:43   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida
Contact Leonard Himes at Minerals America.

Thanks! I was able to get the full story of the specimens, they are very rare! Only 20 of good size like in the photos.
  Topic: Collecting focuses and how they can change
Turbo

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Oct 22, 2017 17:29   Subject: Re: Collecting focuses and how they can change
I began by collecting more broadly and now I specialize in calcite from the United States. Initially it began as an accident. I looked at my collection and pondered, "boy I have quite a few cal ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois
Turbo

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Oct 22, 2017 14:49   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois
A pair of specimens from Denton Mine both displaying similar habits but on different matrices. The specimen on the left is on limestone and the one on the right is on fluorite. I was very happy bring ...
 
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