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  Topic: Fun with mineralogy
cascaillou

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 03, 2022 08:55   Subject: Re: Fun with mineralogy
Here's the jazz & funk vinyl album "Out on the faultline" by the band The New Mastersounds, which cover is illustrated with a geological section inspired drawing:

The New Mastersounds ...
  Topic: Fun with mineralogy
cascaillou

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 30, 2022 08:37   Subject: Re: Fun with mineralogy
The list of mineralogy and geology related music and records has been updated. Here are a few highlights:


Let's start with some indie rock from the vinyl album "Ores & Minerals" by ...
  Topic: Virtual shows: what's the concept?
cascaillou

Replies: 3
Views: 3109

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jun 20, 2021 14:06   Subject: Re: Virtual shows: what's the concept?
Thanks for your explanations everyone.
  Topic: Virtual shows: what's the concept?
cascaillou

Replies: 3
Views: 3109

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:55   Subject: Virtual shows: what's the concept?
I'm not sure I quite understood the concept behind virtual shows (such as the Tucson Virtual, or Sainte-Marie virtual).

1) Is it in the form of an online directory of links to dealers websites? Mea ...
  Topic: Mineral spirituality?
cascaillou

Replies: 29
Views: 21422

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 18, 2021 06:55   Subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?
An interesting article about the medicinal properties of minerals:

https://www.academia.edu/9566638/Clay_and_non_clay_minerals_in_the_pharmaceutical_and_cosmetic_industries_Part_II_Active_ingredie ...
  Topic: Mineral spirituality?
cascaillou

Replies: 29
Views: 21422

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 13, 2021 15:53   Subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?
To Bob Harman:
Indeed, but for brachytherapy, could you actually use a radioactive mineral rather than a pure isotope? I mean, would a mineral implant actually be able to deliver high enough dose rat ...
  Topic: Mineral spirituality?
cascaillou

Replies: 29
Views: 21422

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 08, 2021 20:37   Subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?
All you need to know about "crystal healing" (aka "lithotherapy") is summarized in these two links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autosu ...
  Topic: Airtight display boxes ?
cascaillou

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PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 25, 2021 12:02   Subject: Re: Airtight display boxes ?
If that's enough to protect my Villiaumite from the humid atmosphere, then I would be fine with acrylic boxes. However I'm left with the problem of finding boxes which won't open easily.

Ps: sent y ...
  Topic: Airtight display boxes ?
cascaillou

Replies: 14
Views: 5764

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 25, 2021 08:31   Subject: Re: Airtight display boxes ?
Do you know what are the offgas products of rubber?

Besides, for washers, are there more durable materials than rubber?
  Topic: Airtight display boxes ?
cascaillou

Replies: 14
Views: 5764

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 25, 2021 08:08   Subject: Re: Airtight display boxes ?
Actually, I'm just looking to protect water-soluble (but non-hygroscopic) minerals from ambient humidity (as I live in a mountain area, where the atmosphere can be humid). Villiaumite for instance.
...
  Topic: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?
cascaillou

Replies: 5
Views: 3108

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 24, 2021 16:54   Subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?
I'll send an email (although I'd go with a little less glue)
  Topic: Airtight display boxes ?
cascaillou

Replies: 14
Views: 5764

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 24, 2021 12:28   Subject: Airtight display boxes ?
I'm looking for boxes to display specimens in, with the following criterias:

-the box must be airtight (i.e. ambient humidity shouldn't be able to enter the box)
-the box shouldn't open too easily ...
  Topic: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?
cascaillou

Replies: 5
Views: 3108

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 24, 2021 12:11   Subject: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?
I'd like to display some specimens inside transparent plastic boxes, and I would glue each specimen inside its box (so that the specimen won't move even if the box is shaked around or turned upside do ...
  Topic: Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information?
cascaillou

Replies: 12
Views: 6669

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 12, 2020 10:18   Subject: Re: Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information?
The final version of the article (updated December 19, 2020) is now available:

https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/gen_imag/An_Overview_of_Minerals_Toxicity/An_Overview_of_Minerals_Toxicity.pdf
  Topic: Fun with mineralogy
cascaillou

Replies: 6
Views: 10274

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 28, 2020 12:44   Subject: Re: Fun with mineralogy
And here's another fun mindat article (by Jolyon Ralph):

Rocks and minerals of the video game Minecraft
https://www.mindat.org/a/minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game which involv ...
  Topic: Fun with mineralogy
cascaillou

Replies: 6
Views: 10274

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 24, 2020 17:32   Subject: Re: Fun with mineralogy
Creepy mineralogy:
https://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=25692
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
cascaillou

Replies: 364
Views: 179667

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 27, 2020 02:23   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Quarantine entertainment:

https://www.discogs.com/lists/Crystals-Minerals-Gems/576296 :-)
(link normalized by FMF)
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
cascaillou

Replies: 364
Views: 179667

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 09, 2020 10:43   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
I've been diggin' up lots of music these last few weeks, and here's my latest rock selecta...music to quarantine by :-)

01) Neu! - Hallogallo (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndpi8tNZyQ

...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
cascaillou

Replies: 364
Views: 179667

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 02, 2020 18:15   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Day +18
Subject has mutated into a nocturnal creature. Sole known activity: digging for music. Status: happy with daily new finds. Sole known grief: running short on Caol-ila.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
cascaillou

Replies: 364
Views: 179667

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 16, 2020 22:27   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
In France, it has been suggested that for the next two weeks people should either stay at home or go to work. Either we don't need a quarantine, or we need a real one, but a half-quarantine doesn't ma ...
 
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