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02 Jul-14:58:25 The mizunaka collection - calcite with pyrite (Am Mizunaka)
02 Jul-14:44:48 Sainte-marie-aux-mines 2022 - the new discoveries (1) (Jordi Fabre)
01 Jul-16:16:08 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
01 Jul-13:56:47 Re: twinned topaz? (John S. White)
01 Jul-12:20:34 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Forrestblyth)
01 Jul-11:34:01 Re: caldbeck cumbria mineral (Forrestblyth)
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01 Jul-10:32:27 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Carnein)
01 Jul-10:17:29 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
01 Jul-10:15:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
01 Jul-08:51:24 Re: twinned topaz? (Pete Richards)
01 Jul-07:43:29 Re: twinned topaz? (Josele)
01 Jul-06:38:46 Re: twinned topaz? (Bob Morgan)
01 Jul-05:07:43 Twinned topaz? (Yannick Cosson)
30 Jun-23:13:16 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
30 Jun-16:35:12 Re: pyromorphite and ...? (Colin Robinson)
30 Jun-16:29:27 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
30 Jun-16:27:07 Re: linarite (Colin Robinson)
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30 Jun-14:20:08 Re: spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Roger Warin)
30 Jun-14:06:03 Re: spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Amir Akhavan)
30 Jun-08:05:23 Baryte (Forrestblyth)
30 Jun-07:58:42 Barytocalcite (Forrestblyth)
30 Jun-07:50:45 Re: caldbeck cumbria mineral (Kevin Schofield)
30 Jun-07:49:05 Baryte (Forrestblyth)

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  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 10, 2022 10:48   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Hi, here are some other examples from the museum.
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 07, 2022 07:33   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Let's move on to some minerals present inside the museum, which contains both Sicilian and Italian minerals and other classic world locations
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 03, 2022 12:21   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Some showcases of the Maiorana Museum
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 03, 2022 08:48   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Let's go inside but before delving into minerals, I would like to say a few words dedicated to the creator of all this: I am referring to Franco Tusa, who in addition to being the founder of the museu ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 02, 2022 12:03   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
But in Monreale there is also, since the end of 2017, the year in which it was established, a museum of minerals that is quite interesting both from a mineralogical and petrological point of view with ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: May 02, 2022 11:44   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
This time I take you to Monreale, a small town 8 km west of Palermo, at an altitude of 310 meters above sea level, which if you have the opportunity to pass by, I highly recommend you visit as the Nor ...
  Topic: Collection of mineralenzo
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 06:59   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo
This sample dates back to the late 70s. For me it represents a memory of my mother along with two other samples, one of halite and one of astrakhanite.
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 30, 2022 14:03   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
during the excursion, in the vicinity of the exit of the mine location, it is possible to have this type of encounters like this bat
  Topic: Collection of mineralenzo
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 30, 2022 13:50   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo
Baryte double lamellar aggregate resting on a fluorite crystal
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 30, 2022 08:26   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
It is certainly interesting to enter these places that have been abandoned for decades and yet give a particular feeling. The sulfur mines have always represented for the Sicilians, something beautifu ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 30, 2022 06:11   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Hello, today a journey begins in a sulfur mine, one of the few still accessible and not too dangerous (always paying attention), it is a small mine located in central eastern Sicily, in Mazzarino, Enn ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 09, 2022 06:32   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Leaving the Forgia, returning to Vulcano piano, you can reach the base of this small volcanic building called Vulcanello by means of an asphalted road, just over 130 meters high. leads inside the crat ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 08, 2022 15:23   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Climbing along the slopes of the volcanic building "Forgia Vecchia" to the top of which the altitude reaches 400 meters in the highest part, is not so easy despite a well-maintained path but ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 08, 2022 13:35   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Volcanic islands located on the Tyrrhenian far north east of Sicily, Italy.

The naturalistic island par excellence, the closest from Milazzo, the place from which the connections to the islands de ...
  Topic: How to destroy a beautiful pyrite.
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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 08, 2022 13:07   Subject: Re: How to destroy a beautiful pyrite.
however they are small works of art.
  Topic: Fluorite but from where?
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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Feb 22, 2022 10:52   Subject: Fluorite but from where?
Good day,

Wandering around the forum I noticed this interesting section that is right for me and will probably do so in the future as well. My label shows the origin of this semi-transparent purpl ...
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
mineralenzo

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Feb 21, 2022 08:41   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Let's start this tour of the Argimosco plateau located on the eastern Nebrodi mountains, near Montalbano Elicona, in the province of Messina, north-eastern Sicily, Italy
  Topic: Collection of mineralenzo
mineralenzo

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 20, 2022 15:50   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo
fluorite on limestone.
This 6.5 cm specimen and the semi-transparent greenish-blue crystal comes from Termini Imerese.
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 20, 2022 07:10   Subject: Re: Collection of mineralenzo
Gypsum in double habitus (classical and acicular) in a sample that comes from Lercara. The two photos that follow always shoot the same sample from two different angles.
  Topic: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Feb 20, 2022 06:56   Subject: Re: A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond
Greetings to all, let's start this timeless walk ... Did you remember the first adventures, the first "hiking" outings of when you were young? I do and with a certain nostalgia, the memories ...
 
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