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22 Feb-04:48:15 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
22 Feb-00:28:51 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
21 Feb-10:24:36 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
21 Feb-09:21:50 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
20 Feb-20:24:24 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
20 Feb-07:10:57 Collection of carles millan: calcite from elmwood (Carles Millan)
19 Feb-23:17:24 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
19 Feb-23:12:03 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
19 Feb-08:04:24 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
19 Feb-01:36:00 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
19 Feb-00:07:09 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
18 Feb-14:54:23 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
18 Feb-07:40:01 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
18 Feb-07:37:31 Re: fluorite locality (Jordi Fabre)
18 Feb-04:24:51 Re: tucson 2024 - it's started! (Fiebre Verde)
17 Feb-22:18:27 Re: the mizunaka collection - gold (Am Mizunaka)
17 Feb-17:36:33 Re: tucson 2024 - it's started! (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
17 Feb-16:00:58 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Carles Millan)
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17 Feb-14:58:43 60th anniversary of the death of sir arthur russell - free talk and workshop (Roy Starkey)
17 Feb-12:09:58 Re: fluorite locality (James Catmur)
17 Feb-11:09:28 Re: fluorite locality (Carles Millan)
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16 Feb-18:53:23 Re: fluorite locality (Peter Megaw)
16 Feb-17:47:26 Re: fluorite locality (Bob Carnein)

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  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
silvia

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 12, 2023 12:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
An outstanding photograph. The specimen looks like polished wood - absolutely nice.
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
silvia

Replies: 2395
Views: 2120135

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Aug 11, 2023 14:35   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection
Mike,

As ever, I am so delightfully impressed as you capture the very essence of your subjects mineralogical glory. Rather shooting massive or crystalline treasures, your photos in such a unique an ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 08, 2023 12:15   Subject: Azurite - more photo tricks - Silvia's Collection
An enchanting specimen of large blocky Azurite crystals to 35 mm in length from the famous Milpillas mine in Mexico. The crystals are highly lustrous with noticeable striations along the length of the ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 02, 2023 14:57   Subject: Re: Silvia's Collection
Fantastic results. Very cleverly thought out techniques

Many thanks for your kind words. I enjoy passing on useful information. If I come across something that might help other collectors I feel co ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Aug 01, 2023 12:12   Subject: Photopeaking - Tricks and Treats - Malachite - Silvia's Collection
An enchanting and rich display specimen of the mineral Malachite from the famous Mashamba west mine in the DRC. The specimen consists of three large botryoids of Malachite coated with a second generat ...
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
silvia

Replies: 2061
Views: 2336681

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 29, 2023 13:12   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Hello Michael:

That is a very, very nice Romanian specimen. I too have a fondness for Romanian minerals, but I tend to focus more on sulphides and sulphosalts.

I hope to upload a report on the ...
  Topic: A poll on mindat group in FB
silvia

Replies: 6
Views: 8573

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 27, 2023 18:37   Subject: Re: A poll on mindat group in FB
Terms I find amusing to say the least are those some people ascribe to minerals from the Milpillas mine. You know the ones ‘this pocket’ or ‘that pocket’ when according to Penoles (private communicati ...
  Topic: Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro
silvia

Replies: 11
Views: 12874

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Jul 26, 2023 14:47   Subject: Re: Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro
Hello Matt:

Silvia’s Techniques

Actually the distance the camera falls is not a lot, and the subject is always within the focal plane of the camera. My partner machined the column and stand usin ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jul 25, 2023 11:56   Subject: Back to Panasqueira - Silvia's Collection
An enchanting and rich ‘combo’ specimen containing Marcasite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite, Calcite and Quartz from the famous Panasqueira mine in Portugal. The well-formed crystals of Marcasite with their ch ...
  Topic: Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro
silvia

Replies: 11
Views: 12874

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Jul 24, 2023 13:55   Subject: Re: Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro
Hello James [Forrestblyth]:

I am happy to see that my partner and I were not the only people to acquire mineral specimens from other collectors. I look forward to seeing the photos of the minerals, ...
  Topic: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023
silvia

Replies: 41
Views: 28548

PostForum: News about Shows   Posted: Jul 20, 2023 13:25   Subject: Re: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023
That is an absolutely lovely Malachite specimen, but I am very biased, I adore Malachite, especially the botyroidal variety. It was the first mineral I acquired as a collector.

Incidentally what is ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jul 18, 2023 12:36   Subject: Malachite - DRC Style - Silvia's Collection
Malachite

A beautiful large cabinet display specimen of the mineral Malachite from the famous Mashamba West mine in the DRC. The specimen is composed of oodles of intergrown well-formed stalagmites ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
silvia

Replies: 2395
Views: 2120135

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 13, 2023 13:40   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Goethite


Nice Goethite. I really do adore the botyroidal form, especially when covered in what appears to be a rainbow. Sweet!
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jul 11, 2023 11:49   Subject: Brochantite - Silvia's Collection
An enchanting and rich display specimen of the mineral Brochantite from the famous Milpillas mine in Mexico. The specimen consists of clusters of well-formed and sharp translucent emerald-green Brocha ...
  Topic: Sad future for the Universe
silvia

Replies: 6
Views: 7696

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 09, 2023 14:58   Subject: Re: sad future for the Universe
Very nice photo Roger and I did enjoy your discussion.

I think FMF is now mature enough to include more work in the area of Chemistry and Physics – no offense Jordi.

I fully agree with you abou ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
silvia

Replies: 2161
Views: 2064160

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 08, 2023 19:50   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Hematite, Quartz

Nice specimen. I do love Elba Hematite.
  Topic: Sad future for the Universe
silvia

Replies: 6
Views: 7696

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 08, 2023 14:03   Subject: Re: Sad future for the Universe
Chemistry seems to me to be the best way to understand minerals and even the birth of the first molecules in the cold nebula.
Don't despair of the future...
Mother Nature goes the easy way: species ...
  Topic: The Mizunaka Collection
silvia

Replies: 2395
Views: 2120135

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 07, 2023 14:08   Subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorapatite


Very nice Panasqueira specimen, it looks a lot like one I was thinking about buying a few months ago. I am always looking for nice pieces from Panasqueira but there seems to be little available, s ...
  Topic: Sad future for the Universe
silvia

Replies: 6
Views: 7696

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Jul 07, 2023 13:02   Subject: Sad future for the Universe
Incredible size - what a beautiful "monster"!

Many thanks for your kind words but full credit should go to Mother Nature. She did all the hard work! I am just lucky to have enough spare c ...
  Topic: Silvia's Collection
silvia

Replies: 220
Views: 146112

PostForum: Women's Private Collections   Posted: Jul 05, 2023 15:48   Subject: Monster Cuprite Crystal - Silvia's Collection
Shown is a beautiful specimen of the mineral Cuprite with minor Native Silver from the famous Rubtsovsk Mine. The specimen consists of a very large Cuprite crystal approximately 75 mm long (tip-to-tip ...
 
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