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  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Woody Thompson

Replies: 350
Views: 109623

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 08:32   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Licorice "all sorts". Tasty treat!
  Topic: Asbestos name change
Woody Thompson

Replies: 10
Views: 18948

PostForum: Improving the FMF Data Base of localities   Posted: Dec 04, 2019 20:28   Subject: Re: Asbestos name change
I'm guessing the name change is driven by a need to promote the town for business and tourism. During one collecting trip to Jeffrey Mine, we scoured every store in town, hoping to find a coveted T-s ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Woody Thompson

Replies: 128
Views: 125436

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 19, 2019 16:06   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
Thanks, Gail! That morganite is colossal, and so prismatic too, that I could scarcely believe it !!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2019
Woody Thompson

Replies: 128
Views: 125436

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:55   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019
What is that enormous pinkish-orange crystal in the right-hand case of Wil Johnson's minerals? A huge morganite???
  Topic: Happy Holidays 2018 - 2019!
Woody Thompson

Replies: 35
Views: 25668

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 25, 2018 10:20   Subject: Re: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Rock on in 2019!!
  Topic: Bill Pinch's passing
Woody Thompson

Replies: 7
Views: 17990

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 03, 2017 13:57   Subject: Re: Bill Pinch's passing
Sad beyond words! I have great memories of attending Bill's open house and collection viewing during one of the early Rochester Mineral Symposia.
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Woody Thompson

Replies: 33
Views: 35179

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Mar 14, 2017 12:13   Subject: Re: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Peter, your comments on the RCM are spot on and much appreciated. The museum has a variety of excellent exhibits on Cornish history and culture, in addition to the superb Rashleigh mineral gallery, a ...
  Topic: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
Woody Thompson

Replies: 33
Views: 35179

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Mar 13, 2017 07:52   Subject: Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed
I am forwarding this message from Roy Starkey, regarding the need for support to preserve the important Cornish mineral collection in the Rashleigh Gallery at the Royal Cornwall Museum:

Dear All, ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2017
Woody Thompson

Replies: 120
Views: 152587

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 27, 2017 22:00   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017
No problem, John! I was giving my impression of general Tucson photo coverage in recent years, in the hope of making it more informative for all readers. Rock on!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2017
Woody Thompson

Replies: 120
Views: 152587

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 27, 2017 20:15   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017
Hi Bob, You've raised some good points here. While I really appreciate our regular and tireless reporters who keep us posted on Tucson and other shows, it is frustrating to see so many photos of uni ...
  Topic: Recent visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Gail Spann, March 2016
Woody Thompson

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Views: 61084

PostForum: The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History   Posted: Mar 27, 2016 07:49   Subject: Re: Recent visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Gail Spann, March 2016
Thanks, Gail, for this photo tour. Did you happen to note the locality for the huge beryl crystal sitting on the floor (DSC02846.jpg)? I'm wondering if it's from the Bumpus Mine here in Maine.
  Topic: 2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back
Woody Thompson

Replies: 135
Views: 109448

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Feb 24, 2016 09:20   Subject: Re: 2016 Tucson Show- A Look Back
Nice photos, Don! Thanks for posting.
  Topic: TUCSON, 2016. And away we go....
Woody Thompson

Replies: 445
Views: 343100

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 08, 2016 11:12   Subject: Re: TUCSON, 2016. And away we go....
Likewise Thanks, Gail! Glad to see you're back on patrol with the camera this year. Keep those photos coming and Rock On!
  Topic: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Woody Thompson

Replies: 301
Views: 458040

PostForum: The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum   Posted: Jan 30, 2016 21:04   Subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Yes, we really must get out there for a visit. Thanks, John!

Woody
  Topic: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Woody Thompson

Replies: 301
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PostForum: The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum   Posted: Jan 30, 2016 15:18   Subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Thanks, George! Few mineral "specimens" of any size survive the glacial grinding mill. The glacial markings really do add a lot of interest to this already remarkable copper.
  Topic: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
Woody Thompson

Replies: 301
Views: 458040

PostForum: The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum   Posted: Jan 30, 2016 08:15   Subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
That huge copper slab has a patina and prominent parallel grooves on one side (clearly seen in the "Precise" photo showing the slab about to be hoisted into place). Being a Pleistocene geol ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Woody Thompson

Replies: 212
Views: 327615

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Nov 29, 2015 20:24   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Such an amazing vayrynenite !!!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2015
Woody Thompson

Replies: 174
Views: 250258

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 21, 2015 17:52   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2015
Jordi, thanks for the grand overview of Tucson - with many bits of wisdom from your experience there!

P. S. That rhodochrosite from Japan is really wonderful !!!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2015
Woody Thompson

Replies: 174
Views: 250258

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 07, 2015 08:01   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2015
Wonderful photo coverage, Matt. Thanks as always!
  Topic: Tucson Show 2015
Woody Thompson

Replies: 174
Views: 250258

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 04, 2015 10:01   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2015
Wow, I must say, I am absolutely amazed (gobsmacked) at the prices of some of those specimens!

Me too, Pierre. One "extra zero" (at least) has been added to what many of us would conside ...
 
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