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19 Nov-09:43:19 Re: buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Kevin Conroy)
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19 Nov-03:21:06 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Tobi)
19 Nov-02:22:17 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
19 Nov-01:12:49 Re: specimens incorrectly labeled bravoite coating pyrite from colorado (Mathias)
19 Nov-00:29:51 Re: buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Peter Lemkin)
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18 Nov-17:08:28 Re: specimens incorrectly labeled bravoite coating pyrite from colorado (Kevin Conroy)
18 Nov-16:51:51 Re: collection of fiebre verde - peñas blancas (#746) (Fiebre Verde)
18 Nov-10:31:01 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
18 Nov-10:28:14 Re: collection of michael shaw (Tobi)
18 Nov-10:18:03 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
18 Nov-09:19:40 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Vic Rzonca)
18 Nov-09:04:12 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Kevin Conroy)
17 Nov-16:36:41 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
17 Nov-15:04:34 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
17 Nov-14:44:42 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Kevin Schofield)
17 Nov-13:25:21 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Birdbrain59)

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  Topic: Help to identify a geode
chris

Replies: 6
Views: 1194

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 17, 2019 12:46   Subject: Re: Help to identify a geode
Hello,

I do agree with Joseph either quartz and/or calcite dyed geode. An aunt brought me one from Morocco when I was a kid. The dye washed away when put under a water spray.

So if you like it ...
  Topic: Freeware mineral collection inventory program
chris

Replies: 16
Views: 3688

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 04, 2018 12:06   Subject: Re: Freeware mineral collection inventory program
Hello,

I downloaded the application and tested it with online antiviruses. No virus nor malware was found. I tried it on my Linux computer using a tool called Wine, a utility allowing Windows progr ...
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
chris

Replies: 411
Views: 234256

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Sep 02, 2018 03:43   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Hello fellow rock/mineral enthusiasts (Aaron)
Hi Aaron,

こちらこそ ! Hope you'll enjoy FMF as well as we do.
Christophe
  Topic: Sphalerite Peru
chris

Replies: 2
Views: 1289

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Sep 02, 2018 03:36   Subject: Re: Sphalerite Peru
Hello,

I'm not an expert about Peru even if I collect sulfides. Giving you an exact location based on your photo might be difficult as the mineralogy on your specimen is quite common around the wor ...
  Topic: Help needed with ID - wulfenite mix
chris

Replies: 4
Views: 1139

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 28, 2018 11:43   Subject: Re: Help needed with ID - wulfenite mix
Hi Jeff,

Jordi knows the locality quite well. I do agree with him, Looks like secondary growth siderite to me too.

Christophe
  Topic: Sparkly white line
chris

Replies: 9
Views: 1709

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 28, 2018 03:57   Subject: Re: Sparkly white line
Hi,

Yes, you can always make a try. Note that cavities with crystals, if you intend to find quartz crystals of course, are not always found within these structures. While chipping away, be careful ...
  Topic: Quartz boulder
chris

Replies: 4
Views: 1787

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jun 26, 2018 11:31   Subject: Re: Quartz boulder
Hi,

About the worth : a lot of trouble to move it for sure. As Pierre said, it might be interesting to have a look at quartz veins in the surroundings of your rock. If so you could find quartz cry ...
  Topic: In Memoriam - John Veevaert - Album of greetings cards
chris

Replies: 18
Views: 11582

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Jun 26, 2018 11:24   Subject: Re: In Memoriam - John Veevaert
Sad news. John was a good guy. It was always a pleasure to have a look at his site and not just for the shows' reports.
Rest in peace.

Christophe
  Topic: I’m new to rock collecting...can anyone help identify this?
chris

Replies: 3
Views: 1522

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 24, 2018 11:20   Subject: Re: I’m new to rock collecting...can anyone help identify this?
Hello,

Different colors do not always mean different minerals. In your case it looks like iron stained quartz to me. About washing it - I don't know if it is worth it. However you can never know be ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
chris

Replies: 158
Views: 113682

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 07, 2018 14:41   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
Jordi,
Let me guess. The seventh (the mercenary) is taking the picture right ?
  Topic: A request for information on mineral collecting in France
chris

Replies: 2
Views: 2495

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Jan 28, 2018 16:10   Subject: Re: A request for information on mineral collecting in France
Hello Pierre,

Even if I know the area I never went prospecting. I quickly checked the Geoforum for localities around and none seem to point to quartz. The only post regarding quartz dates back seve ...
  Topic: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
chris

Replies: 204
Views: 271969

PostForum: MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)   Posted: Jul 18, 2016 11:14   Subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Bonjour Salim,

A truly amazing collection carefully assembled by a very tasteful person. I've never been to Beirut, but I think this is something I'll have a fix in the near future.
Keep going.
...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
chris

Replies: 1129
Views: 757610

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 11, 2016 14:57   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Salut Fred,

This one is just great as well. A mineral wonder. Keep publishing.

Christophe
  Topic: Database for an Apple Mac?
chris

Replies: 10
Views: 8424

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 16, 2016 11:48   Subject: Re: Database for an Apple Mac?
Hello Tom,

If you need to run a Windows program on Mac OS, you can make a try at Wine. This is what I use when I want to do the same on Linux. However, be aware that not all Windows programs work f ...
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
chris

Replies: 253
Views: 126851

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 16, 2016 11:43   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Hello Philippe,

There is an "edit" button at the bottom right of your post. You can use it to edit it and change the data.

Christophe
  Topic: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
chris

Replies: 31
Views: 18905

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: May 14, 2016 06:41   Subject: Re: Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24)
Bonjour Gérard,

Thanks for showing us this area full of green no matter where you go.

Christophe
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt
chris

Replies: 30
Views: 26384

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through Germany   Posted: May 09, 2016 11:20   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt
Hello Tobi. Thanks you for the information. Glad you liked the specimen.
Christophe

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...Those typical combinations of galena and siderite are most ...
  Topic: Just some collection statistics
chris

Replies: 30
Views: 17171

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 08, 2016 10:33   Subject: Re: Just some collection statistics
Halo Tobi,

I only have one display with 75 specimens. They come from 20 different countries. The number of obvious species is 50 (probably more as most of them have sulfides/sulfosalts). All the s ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Colorado
chris

Replies: 33
Views: 47629

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: May 08, 2016 04:44   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Colorado
A large specimen of dark yellow sphalerite on galena and amethyst bed.
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Colorado
chris

Replies: 33
Views: 47629

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: May 08, 2016 04:39   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Colorado
Another Rhodochrosite from a famous mine.
 
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