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25 Oct-20:10:22 Re: silvia's collection - schorl/dravite panasqueira (Am Mizunaka)
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  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
chris

Replies: 1823
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 30, 2020 10:55   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Great job Mike,

Keep posting.
Chris
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
chris

Replies: 364
Views: 129925

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 24, 2020 11:24   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
The above photo was taken not very far from the Mont Aiguille (Needle like mountain) in the Vercors range near Grenoble. For the story this mountain was climbed for the first time in 1492 by Antoine ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
chris

Replies: 364
Views: 129925

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 24, 2020 11:14   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
For those who prefer friendlier creatures, a couple of ibexes.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
chris

Replies: 364
Views: 129925

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 18, 2020 10:23   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
A photo taken early in the morning during a trek in the French Alps.
  Topic: The rock that got away…
chris

Replies: 21
Views: 10943

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 16, 2020 11:55   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
Chris,

You were lucky! Twice? :)
It was meant to be, those rocks were looking for you!
I don't feel that lucky. Time will tell.

Was I lucky : probably. But I think that patience helped a lot. ...
  Topic: The rock that got away…
chris

Replies: 21
Views: 10943

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 15, 2020 14:56   Subject: Re: The rock that got away…
Hi David,

My rock that went away eventually came back. While in Colorado I visited a famous mineral dealer in the Denver Metro. He showed me a couple of red rocks he thought I would be interested i ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
chris

Replies: 364
Views: 129925

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Apr 01, 2020 13:56   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
After Michael's wild bear (great shot be the way), another wild animal (it's true) especially when you show him some butter...
Being stuck at home I regularly walk the terrace around the house to do ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
chris

Replies: 1823
Views: 1406222

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 21, 2020 10:20   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
I do share the opinion of other members. Never saw such fluorite from the Mont Blanc before. Definitely a specimen to treasure.
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
chris

Replies: 364
Views: 129925

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 12:10   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Hi Folks,

I casted my vote this morning as Gérard did in the small city where I live (3,000 people). Some people had masks. Washing hands was compulsory before entering the voting room.

At work ...
  Topic: Freeware mineral collection inventory program
chris

Replies: 16
Views: 9781

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: 438
Views: 352505

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: Quartz boulder
chris

Replies: 4
Views: 4364

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: 27927

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: Tucson Show 2018
chris

Replies: 158
Views: 176258

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: 5174

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: 212
Views: 340051

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: 1301
Views: 1089016

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: 10713

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: 281
Views: 200201

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: 38516

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
 
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