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  Topic: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
rgangue

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PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 23, 2021 10:27   Subject: Re: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
Agreed, there is no doubt this is a Tri-State piece. Notice the rhombs of dolomite have a typical curvature often called saddle-shaped. Those Sphalerite crystals are much larger than anything from V ...
  Topic: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
rgangue

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PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 22, 2021 11:24   Subject: Re: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
Thank you, it was purchased and a rock show and was tagged that way.
I see many of these mislabeled by people who think the districts are one and the same. I am fairly certain its from the Viburnum ...
  Topic: Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites
rgangue

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Sep 22, 2021 10:21   Subject: Re: Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites
Thank you Riccardo, I was able to connect with some Northern Ireland collectors and collected in the Little Deerpark Quarry in Antrim and the Mourne Mountains.
  Topic: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
rgangue

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PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Sep 22, 2021 10:18   Subject: Re: A Tri-State Galena and Calcite
This has all the earmarks of actually being from the Viburnum Trend Mining District not the Tri-State District. These are often confused with each other since at least part of each district is in the ...
  Topic: Fluorite from where?
rgangue

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Aug 19, 2021 08:59   Subject: Re: Fluorite from where?
I think we won't solve this riddle, we can only make guesses. And my guess is that this one is maybe from Illinois.

That was my initial thought as well. Things I always want to know. Was this an ...
  Topic: Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites
rgangue

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PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Aug 16, 2021 12:59   Subject: Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites
Hi all,

I will be traveling to Ireland and Northern Ireland in a few weeks. I was interested in possibly collecting some minerals. I know Northern Ireland has mostly zeolites. Is the Little Deer ...
  Topic: Synthetic rubies and shortwave UV
rgangue

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jan 19, 2021 21:43   Subject: Re: Synthetic rubies and shortwave UV
Many natural rubies are UV reactive so I'm not sure how this helps with ID. I have both natural and synthetic that react strongly to UV.
  Topic: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
rgangue

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:51   Subject: Re: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
Thank you Jordi! That is the information I was looking for.
  Topic: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
rgangue

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: Sep 21, 2020 16:06   Subject: Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes?
There are a lot of kobyashevite specimens being offered on social media. I am trying to find more definitive word on the kobyashevite fakes. 

per a earlier post from Ibrahim Jameel on the hemimor ...
 
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