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  Topic: A new book
keith

Replies: 14
Views: 25833

PostForum: Le Règne Minéral   Posted: Feb 06, 2019 16:34   Subject: Re: A new book
Like Gail, I tried to order and failed.
I also tried sending an email to the address shown but that "bounced back" as undeliverable.

I'll try again later today

It's a shame that there ...
  Topic: Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos
keith

Replies: 2
Views: 11976

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Apr 12, 2018 00:36   Subject: Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos
I have just received my copy of the ninth volume of Miguel Rebollar's Minerales y Minas de España - entitled Silicatos.

Yet another great informative hardcover volume, completing this fantastic set ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
keith

Replies: 209
Views: 150692

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 21, 2018 06:43   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
Hi Gail

Thank you so much for the report. Helps so much to "fill in the blanks" as to who is who etc.
I still haven't made it to Tucson but maybe next year.

Cheers

Keith
  Topic: Minerals in Watercolor
keith

Replies: 6
Views: 18831

PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Feb 21, 2018 06:22   Subject: Re: Minerals in Watercolor
Hi,

I also like the Smoky and Fluorite.
Great color and presentation.
Keep it up.

Keith
  Topic: Tucson Show 2018
keith

Replies: 158
Views: 175597

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 09, 2018 22:21   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018
Gail and Jim

Thank you both for sharing such wonderful specimens and taking the time to upload all the photos - really appreciated from someone who couldn't make the show.

Your contributions con ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
keith

Replies: 209
Views: 150692

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 01, 2018 03:41   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
Thank you so much for sharing
I'm already looking forward to your show pics and all the mineral people you meet.
Really does help make up for not being there.

Cheers
Keith
  Topic: interpretation of a geological map
keith

Replies: 13
Views: 9999

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Sep 13, 2017 21:37   Subject: Re: interpretation of a geological map
Hi Alex

As you are in Japan, you probably should have a look in the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo which has a few good displays of the geology of Japan. Also an exhibit of a wide r ...
  Topic: Recent visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Gail Spann, March 2016
keith

Replies: 86
Views: 64190

PostForum: The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History   Posted: Mar 27, 2016 17:32   Subject: Re: Recent visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Gail Spann, March 2016
Thank you Gail

I visited the museum many many years ago and was disappointed - yes many nice things but I disliked the displays, lighting and labelling. Looks like it has been completely overhauled ...
  Topic: New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance
keith

Replies: 16
Views: 31290

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Mar 16, 2014 05:18   Subject: Re: New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance
Thank you

I have received my copy of the Rhodo book.
Enjoy it very much
It is a welcome addition to my mineral library and I would recommend it to anyone

Thank you Bill
  Topic: Measuring mineral specimens
keith

Replies: 15
Views: 13634

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 03, 2013 07:34   Subject: Re: Measuring mineral specimens
Hi
I photograph my specimen first then record the dimensions on my mineral records as displayed in the photo.
The photo forms part of the mineral catalogue.

I always record measurements in the ...
  Topic: Mounting
keith

Replies: 6
Views: 11030

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 23, 2010 07:47   Subject: Re: Mounting
The 3M tac sometimes goes hard when very cold and can then be a bit difficult to remove safely - but generally will give a similar result to Mineral tac. I use it - not so much to support a specimen b ...
  Topic: Preparing minerals for shipping
keith

Replies: 14
Views: 19856

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: May 23, 2010 07:40   Subject: Re: Preparing minerals for shipping
HI

Most damage comes from customs officers opening the package.

Always place a note - on the INSIDE of the top AND the bottom of the box indicating handle with great care.

A note on the outsi ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report
keith

Replies: 122
Views: 139695

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: May 15, 2010 19:18   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report
Thanks Gail

Great report

Loved your English Baryte and Hematite.

Very much appreciated the report

Cheers
  Topic: New book on the minerals of China
keith

Replies: 7
Views: 12858

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:50   Subject: Re: New book on the minerals of China
Great book on Chinese Minerals.
While writen in German it fully complements other publications such as the two Min Record issues devoted to China and the other recent book Fine Minerals of China, ...
  Topic: A fine new book from Pierre Bariand
keith

Replies: 9
Views: 14390

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:41   Subject: Re: A fine new book from Pierre Bariand
Another fine book by P Bariand.

My only disappointment was that it did not focus more on French Minerals.

But having said that it is a commentary on the places the author and his wife have trave ...
  Topic: Hats off to Jaroslav Hyrsl and Alfredo
keith

Replies: 12
Views: 11895

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:32   Subject: Re: Hats off to Jaroslav Hyrsl and Alfredo
Well done to Alfredo and Co.

Great information and photos of the region where so many unusual and famous specimens have been found.

I know I will never get to go to Bolivia but after reading thi ...
  Topic: New Book: Minerals of Northern England
keith

Replies: 4
Views: 7970

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:27   Subject: Re: New Book: Minerals of Northern England
Hi

This is yet another good value book on UK minerals

Has a lot of interesting background info on the Mines. The photographs are better than Tindles book but is not as comprehensive.

The col ...
  Topic: New book: Minerals of Britain and Ireland
keith

Replies: 6
Views: 8659

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:20   Subject: Re: New book: Minerals of Britain and Ireland
HI

If you collect British Minerals you cannot be without this book.
It is absolutely great.


Cheers
  Topic: New Book: La Fluorita. Un siglo de minería en Asturias.
keith

Replies: 18
Views: 29786

PostForum: Mineralogical Literature   Posted: Dec 08, 2009 06:17   Subject: Re: New Book: La Fluorita. Un siglo de minería en Asturias.
HI
Just received my copy of this book
Thanks especially to Joan

Very pleased - even though I can't read Spanish iI am able to glean enough information for my needs.

Well presented book, good p ...
  Topic: My visit to the Folch Collection
keith

Replies: 10
Views: 46094

PostForum: The Folch Collection   Posted: Nov 24, 2009 06:05   Subject: Re: My visit to the Folch Collection
NICE !!!!


Thank you for sharing

Great pics
 
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