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20 Jul-16:14:13 Re: glass or something else? (Vic Rzonca)
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20 Jul-11:59:54 Re: glass or something else? (Justin Hickok)
20 Jul-11:09:23 Re: all the diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Justin Hickok)
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18 Jul-16:00:11 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
18 Jul-10:27:54 Re: sainte marie-aux-mines show 2018 (Roger Warin)
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17 Jul-08:53:53 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
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17 Jul-05:50:56 All the diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin)
17 Jul-05:48:22 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
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16 Jul-23:53:33 Re: sainte marie-aux-mines show 2018 (Roger Warin)
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  Topic: Franklin Mint Collection
crothera

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PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Jun 04, 2015 07:05   Subject: Franklin Mint Collection
Recently I purchased what I believe is the entire collection of Minerals of the World , sold by the Franklin Mint. Buyers joined and received one small cabinet specimen each month at a cost of $44 ea ...
  Topic: When Do Crystals Stop Growing?
crothera

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 04, 2015 06:45   Subject: Re: When Do Crystals Stop Growing?
Synthesis, as with many terms, has subject related descriptions. Notice I used "description" rather than definition, which I always told my students was a term the leads one to believe the t ...
  Topic: How all you got started in collecting?
crothera

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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Jun 08, 2014 10:32   Subject: Re: How all you got started in collecting?
I've always wanted to be a pirate and have a chest of gems. My dad took me to see the gems at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Phila. when I was in 6th grade. Wow was I enthralled. He purchased a pi ...
  Topic: Found a couple of these on a septic dig in the backyard, are they anything
crothera

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jun 08, 2014 09:36   Subject: Re: Found a couple of these on a septic dig in the backyard, are they anything
Obsidian is glass actually, but obviously not human made. Aquarium stores have sold pieces for display; maybe they were somehow thrown there. Unless you live near a volcano they are man made.
  Topic: Bob's rocks
crothera

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 22, 2013 12:39   Subject: Re: Bob's rocks
After viewing the specimens shown here I get a sinking feeling I've wasted close to $10K on specimens I have bought. I simply love seeing the natural beauty! As a retired physical sciences teacher I h ...
 
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