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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)
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07 May-21:45:34 Magnetic serpentine? (Ken)
07 May-13:00:12 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
07 May-07:03:24 Re: collection of david carter (Jordi Fabre)
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: Book Project - Arizona's Mineral Heritage
jimB

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Jan 14, 2010 20:31   Subject: Re: Book Project - Arizona's Mineral Heritage
Hi JordI,

That is a wonderful wulfenite. If that is true color it may be my favorite Red Cloud specimen. It is surely a living dream.
  Topic: Your favorite 'personally' collected specimen
jimB

Replies: 30
Views: 41283

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Jan 06, 2010 21:19   Subject: Re: Your favorite 'personally' collected specimen
Hi Luis, That is a great story. Moral ? When looking, look everywhere . I love it.
  Topic: FMF's party in Tucson 2010
jimB

Replies: 34
Views: 39416

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jan 02, 2010 22:58   Subject: Re: FMF's party in Tucson 2010
Jordi, TGMS has moved display set up to Tuesday night. It will be difficult to make your party, darn it.
  Topic: Gail's collection
jimB

Replies: 394
Views: 573316

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 30, 2009 00:01   Subject: Re: Gail's collection
Gail, usually a call to the office and speak w Rose will suffice.
  Topic: Gail's collection
jimB

Replies: 394
Views: 573316

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 28, 2009 23:05   Subject: Re: Gail's collection
Superb locality piece, rweaver. I had a wonderful cabinet calcite from Terlingua, sadly, I sold it. Some of these things are not replaceable. Enjoy.
  Topic: Rutile
jimB

Replies: 13
Views: 20404

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Dec 16, 2009 22:47   Subject: Re: Rutile
Shhhhhhhhhh..... (( I'm a closet rutile buff)).
  Topic: Tessin habit quartz
jimB

Replies: 32
Views: 54489

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 16, 2009 22:41   Subject: Re: Tessin habit quartz
Dear Scott,

I love how you think. Yes i too want to own that Tessin euhedron, twinned on the hypothetical "C" face and perfect beyond description.

...
  Topic: Gail's collection
jimB

Replies: 394
Views: 573316

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Dec 16, 2009 22:29   Subject: Re: Gail's collection
Apatite on Arsenopyrite, Panasqueira, Portugal
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=2514#2514 / https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/apatite_portugalsm_167.jpg
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  Topic: Brazil Law?
jimB

Replies: 18
Views: 37980

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 16, 2009 22:25   Subject: Re: Brazil Law?
A wonderful crystal. Proof pudding of Helmuts profound observation "a quartz specimen scratches every itch".

Brazil twin, I don't think so. I not sure of Dauphine either but would like ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
jimB

Replies: 886
Views: 1395269

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 11, 2009 23:52   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Very nice.
  Topic: What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13)
jimB

Replies: 35
Views: 752115

PostForum: Featured Columns of FMF   Posted: Dec 11, 2009 23:49   Subject: Re: What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13)
I agree with the notion that quality is a rarity factor. I have not heard many people express this so I enjoyed your observation, Konstantinos.
  Topic: Stimulating young collectors
jimB

Replies: 29
Views: 30812

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Dec 11, 2009 22:48   Subject: Re: Stimulating young collectors
Egad! I'm old, huh?

One thing is sure, I won't order a banana split behind a two belly chinese meal again.
  Topic: Stimulating young collectors
jimB

Replies: 29
Views: 30812

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Dec 09, 2009 22:29   Subject: Re: Stimulating young collectors
I enjoy judging showmanship. There are very few points to be awarded therein but believe me every point is valuable and a blue ribbon contender at any Tucson Show can not afford to shed a single one. ...
  Topic: Stimulating young collectors
jimB

Replies: 29
Views: 30812

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Dec 09, 2009 22:08   Subject: Re: Stimulating young collectors
Hi Jim,

Risers serve a couple important functions. You know mortar in a brick wall serves to hold bricks together? It also serves to hold them apart. Kind of unsung, but still true.

Many impress ...
  Topic: Too much of the same thing
jimB

Replies: 17
Views: 23421

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 23:34   Subject: Re: Too much of the same thing
Im far from worn out looking at pictures of Tsumeb specimens. Consider this, the magnificent Azurite in Sr. Folch's collection pictured some where on this site is entirely new to me and spectacular. M ...
  Topic: The Folch Collection
jimB

Replies: 37
Views: 65586

PostForum: The Folch Collection   Posted: Nov 29, 2009 18:45   Subject: Re: The Folch Collection
Hello Tobias, after reading your glowing report on the Swiss fluorite I had to sort through and see it for myself. Yep, it is GOOD! Thank you for drawing my attention to it. Today. I'm feeling earth ...
  Topic: Red beryl cluster floater
jimB

Replies: 7
Views: 9776

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Nov 26, 2009 22:56   Subject: Re: Red beryl cluster floater
Looks good to me.
  Topic: Native Bismuth, Saxony, Germany
jimB

Replies: 15
Views: 27438

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 24, 2009 22:59   Subject: Re: Native Bismuth, Saxony, Germany
The first specimen I was ever truly captivated by was a bismuth from Schneeburg, Saxony (Wilbers). Thus I enjoy seeing the species / locality in pictures here. These are wonderful things. Thank yo ...
  Topic: My visit to the Folch Collection
jimB

Replies: 10
Views: 44830

PostForum: The Folch Collection   Posted: Nov 24, 2009 22:47   Subject: Re: My visit to the Folch Collection
For most of us this will have to do, thank you for the pics. Jim

Fantastic!

(To think, there are 24,960 more just like these.)
  Topic: Canadian Octahedral Pyrites
jimB

Replies: 17
Views: 15715

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Nov 24, 2009 22:38   Subject: Re: Canadian Octahedral Pyrites
I want a 1 inch floater !
 
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