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  Topic: In Memoriam - R.I.P - Mike New - we lost a legend
bob kerr

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PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jul 26, 2022 15:05   Subject: In Memoriam - R.I.P - Mike New - we lost a legend
In case some of you haven't heard, Mike New of Top Gem Minerals passed away on July 23. He had been quite ill for some time. Mike was a real legend in the mineral business and his numerous contacts ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
bob kerr

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PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: May 19, 2022 09:12   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Never knew that kyanite got this good!!

I remind everyone to look at the sizes of these specimens - they are quite large - and choice!

bob
  Topic: wisdom quartz
bob kerr

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 16, 2022 08:29   Subject: Re: wisdom quartz
These are quartzes from South Africa - sometimes called cactus quartz or spirit quartz. Irrespective of what descriptive adjective you add, these are quartz (SiO2).

bob.
  Topic: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
bob kerr

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 30, 2022 09:31   Subject: Re: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
OK - thanks for the input - all three options are good possibilities, and each has some issues also.

I got this piece from the ROC 3000 dealership - they had maybe 4 pieces of this material but I t ...
  Topic: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
bob kerr

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 28, 2022 08:32   Subject: Re: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
My apologies for the less than good photo quality - I am away from my better camera gear so these are from an iphone - I tried again and here's some other attempts - one is the bottom of the specimen ...
  Topic: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
bob kerr

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 27, 2022 20:04   Subject: Fluorite on Galena - Locality??
I purchased this nice specimen of Fluorite on Galena at the recent Tucson show but the dealer didn't seem all that confident in the locality - he did give me his opinion of the locality, but could I p ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 11:03   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
Thanks Bob for your hard work

I'll be wrapping up this the reporting today - a long 4 weeks!

bob

You're welcome, James. I find doing these reports as a somewhat convenient way of "stori ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

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Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:55   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
Some thoughts on this year's Tucson Shows
:
- It was another very challenging year due directly and indirectly to the Covid pandemic. Traffic at all shows was way down - as were sales. Dealers were ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

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PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:17   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
I'll wrap up this show report with the excellent Annaberg case and then add some commentary.

bob
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:14   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
A very nice case of silvers.

bob
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

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Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:11   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
There was also an excellent case of smithsonites clearly demonstrating how this single species can/should be a focal point of a collection.

bob
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:06   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
There was a very interesting case of copper memorabilia including some copper "chisel fans".

bob
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 10:02   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
The latest version of the Minerology of Arizona will be coming out this summer. There was a case showing the new cover - and the previous cover - with the specimens photographed for these covers. The ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 14, 2022 09:54   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
Great reporting Bob. I look forward to your future reports. It was great meeting you at Westward Look in Anton Watzl's room. I was the one who bought the nice Turkish diaspore.

Thanks Bruce - I do ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 15:54   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
This huge aquamarine "geode" that was in the Westward Look Fine Art Minerals room of Ghulam Mustafa was moved to the TCC for the TGMS show. Rumor has it that this "impact rock" is ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 15:02   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
Each year, stars of stage and screen, The Dorris's (Pinnacle 5 Minerals) bring to Tucson the results of their latest diggings at the Amazonite and Smokey Quartz locality in Colorado - an American Clas ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 14:52   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
As always, Jim and Gail Spann put in yet another case displaying a portion of their excellent collection. This case focused on Apatites which was the theme of this year's show.

This case was in ad ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 14:43   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
Fine Minerals International put in one display case with 8 incredible specimens - 2 of which REALLY caught my eye. One is a HUGE doubly terminated dioptase and the other is an aquamarine that simply ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 10:21   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
There were 16 cases dedicated to Dick Graeme who passed away last summer. Dick was a legend and the number one guru on minerals of the Bisbee district. Placing 16 dedication cases is clearly a recor ...
  Topic: Tucson Shows 2022
bob kerr

Replies: 95
Views: 31855

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 13, 2022 09:48   Subject: Re: Tucson Shows 2022
The dealership of Laszlo Gal (World of Fine Minerals) had a booth at the TGMS Show (and also a room at the Min City) and was selling specimens from a new and unique find - Romanechite on Goethite from ...
 
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