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11 May-21:01:46 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
11 May-08:49:40 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Tobi)
11 May-08:44:49 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Tobi)
11 May-06:20:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
11 May-04:39:24 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (James Catmur)
11 May-02:11:53 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Peter Lemkin)
10 May-23:55:01 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
10 May-21:34:36 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
10 May-12:52:14 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / baden-wuerttemberg (Jesse Fisher)
10 May-12:23:01 Re: soon 15 years of fmf and how to achieve many more (Makokerowill)
09 May-23:10:51 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
09 May-11:45:05 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
09 May-11:22:06 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
08 May-11:32:22 Re: hillman hall of minerals and gems (Tom Mazanec)
08 May-02:15:29 Re: magnetic serpentine? (Alfredo)
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07 May-21:45:34 Magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
07 May-13:00:12 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
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07 May-06:44:30 Re: collection of david carter (David916)
07 May-06:36:35 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
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06 May-19:49:56 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz over chrysocolla (Am Mizunaka)
06 May-14:33:39 Re: a mineralogical trip through italy by sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
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  Topic: Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems
bob kerr

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Other Museums in USA   Posted: Apr 11, 2021 08:13   Subject: Re: Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems
i have volunteered for the Carnegie Museum for many years and am quite familiar with the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. If you're in town, by all means tour the Hall - the systematic display is e ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
bob kerr

Replies: 1282
Views: 989159

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 09, 2021 18:17   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
WOW! - just love the Rowley photos - great colors and the mimetite growing into and through the wulfenite windows - what a Rowley classic.

keep 'em coming! and thanks for posting these - they alone ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
bob kerr

Replies: 1762
Views: 1274210

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 31, 2021 18:52   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
ANTARCTICA???

This may be the hardest to collect and most expensive quartz point in the world!!

bob
  Topic: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
bob kerr

Replies: 15
Views: 1747

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 21, 2021 07:50   Subject: Re: When does the passion for minerals become an addiction?
Not sure addiction is the right word - how about hoarder!! It may possibly be the case that for many of us, the line between collecting and hoarding is so thin as to be non-existent!

And the next ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
bob kerr

Replies: 1762
Views: 1274210

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 13, 2021 17:56   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Your quartz collection is the most beautiful and variate I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing those beauties with us.I agree with Sante! You entertain us with many great photos of wonderful minerals, ...
  Topic: Final balance time.
bob kerr

Replies: 18
Views: 4253

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 13, 2021 23:04   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
OK - one last acquisition from the 2020 Tucson Shows. The French dealership of Minerama has been coming to the Tucson Shows for a number of years now and they can always be counted on to provide some ...
  Topic: Final balance time.
bob kerr

Replies: 18
Views: 4253

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 12, 2021 10:14   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
OK - one or two more and I'll call it quits. I've been buying from South African dealer Clive Queit since the Desert Inn days. He always brings in very nice material at (usually) reasonable prices. ...
  Topic: Final balance time.
bob kerr

Replies: 18
Views: 4253

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 11, 2021 13:29   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
Here's another two specimens from my 2020 Tucson Shows cache. These pink octahedral fluorites from Huanggang made their debut in Denver 2019 but seemed to be much more common and more reasonably pric ...
  Topic: Final balance time.
bob kerr

Replies: 18
Views: 4253

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jan 10, 2021 16:56   Subject: Re: Final balance time.
At the suggestion of a friend, I have waited until now to start opening all the specimens I picked up at last year's Tucson show. They've been sitting in a closet for almost a year now, so as a new y ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
bob kerr

Replies: 14
Views: 11134

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 23, 2020 20:01   Subject: Re: Happy Holidays!
Wishing all you fellow FMF'ers the best of the holiday season and I know we are all looking forward to a better 2021.

Here's a photo of a copper Christmas tree decorated with come cuprite decoratio ...
  Topic: April shows in Tucson??
bob kerr

Replies: 10
Views: 4079

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Dec 16, 2020 11:29   Subject: Re: April shows in Tucson??
A large list and it seems to be growing. but only very few of these shows are of interest to mineral specimen collectors - Mineral City, Top Gem (and the annex??) and 1801 Oracle — Mineral Village Sh ...
  Topic: April shows in Tucson??
bob kerr

Replies: 10
Views: 4079

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Dec 15, 2020 16:38   Subject: April shows in Tucson??
can anyone confirm that a number of Tucson show venues are scheduling shows in mid/late April??

like Mineral City - April 8-18??

thanks,
bob
  Topic: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2020 - Cancelled
bob kerr

Replies: 15
Views: 3362

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Oct 24, 2020 07:09   Subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2020 - Cancelled
Where there's a will there's a way. A number of dealers in Tucson around the Lester Road area are getting together for an unplanned "show" in early November. These venues are well spread o ...
  Topic: What's up with minfind?
bob kerr

Replies: 19
Views: 13794

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 27, 2020 10:49   Subject: Re: What's up with minfind?
Hi, James

Many thanks for link!
But (uhhhh! always there is a "but..."), link opens in a blank page when it says not " impossible to link...."....

May you be so kind to send ...
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
bob kerr

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 21, 2020 14:14   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
Thank you Daniel and Brent - I'm sure this whole event costs you financially but it most certainly doesn't impact your integrity.

As usual - if it seems to good to be true, it probably is

bob
  Topic: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
bob kerr

Replies: 40
Views: 18828

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 21, 2020 12:35   Subject: Re: Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela
The color was indeed "too good to be true" so this does not at all surprise me - but if these hemimorphites were "Windexed" in-situ then there must be Windex in the matrix - and al ...
  Topic: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
bob kerr

Replies: 19
Views: 11677

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Jul 29, 2020 21:45   Subject: Re: The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33)
T - it was a pleasure to read your article on the 79. I have so many excellent memories of collecting and working there. It's a true AZ classic locality. A few nostalgic memories follow and I've at ...
  Topic: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30)
bob kerr

Replies: 15
Views: 7416

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 02, 2020 20:49   Subject: Re: Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30
T - great story(s). I really wish other field collectors from our generation and also from "the previous generation" would do similar stories before they are lost to the ether. George Stev ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
bob kerr

Replies: 345
Views: 102002

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 28, 2020 17:26   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
As the temperatures hit 100 deg F here in Tucson, all kinds of desert dwellers come out into the open. Saw the attached today - a rare sighting - my first.

bob
  Topic: Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism!
bob kerr

Replies: 3
Views: 4979

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Apr 25, 2020 11:35   Subject: Re: Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism!
Connor - a nice specimen indeed and welcome to the FMF site. it's great that you have joined us.

sometimes its good to look around the internet and look for postings of the top level specimens of ...
 
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