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  Topic: collection insurance?
texasdigger

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Dec 19, 2018 13:54   Subject: Re: collection insurance?
I wouldn't count on getting a 250k payout with renters insurance :(

Sadly, insurance companies are not in the business to always pay out.
A common misconception is that homeowners/renters insura ...
  Topic: Sapo mine Tourmaline
texasdigger

Replies: 1
Views: 3326

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 22, 2018 18:15   Subject: Re: Sapo mine Tourmaline
Boom. Now it shows on on page 2 of Google search. Nice work Google.
Heres the info. Sapo mine discovered in 1985.

The Sapo mine exploits a thick sub-horizontal pegmatite that was discovered in 1 ...
  Topic: Sapo mine Tourmaline
texasdigger

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Views: 3326

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 22, 2018 17:39   Subject: Sapo mine Tourmaline
I recently found a Sapo Tourmaline for sale. Fortune was on my side that day. It's about 1.25 inches at 10.8 grams.
It was labeled as "multi color Tourmaline XL from Mina do Sapo, Conselherio ...
  Topic: New Artwork...
texasdigger

Replies: 13
Views: 9379

PostForum: Mineral Art and Artists   Posted: Sep 14, 2017 18:56   Subject: Re: New Artwork...
I would buy it, it looks great. With no scale and background it gets your imagination going, almost other wordly... "Twilight of the Tourmaline Forest".
  Topic: Ex so and so’s collection
texasdigger

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PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Aug 10, 2017 17:25   Subject: Re: Ex so and so’s collection
I do not think value should be significantly affected by provenance however I really enjoy knowing the provenance of minerals I have purchased. Most of the time you get nothing more than a fresh labe ...
  Topic: Trigonic Terminated Tourmaline?
texasdigger

Replies: 2
Views: 3252

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Jun 21, 2017 18:53   Subject: Trigonic Terminated Tourmaline?
I'm looking at this termination and wondering a few things. I think the term trigonic applies but maybe only a mystical term...
1: Is it a modified termination?
2: Is it an etched termination?
...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
texasdigger

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PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK   Posted: Jun 05, 2017 19:08   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cumbria
I just bought this piece. Love the form and zoning. From what I've seen, zoned specimens are harder to come by from this locale. Condition could be better so I got quite a steep discount off their ...
  Topic: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
texasdigger

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PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: May 25, 2017 15:33   Subject: Re: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
I thought about getting that one. It is highly recommended, pics look good and its a reliable camera. Just a little big with older IQ.
Im hoping I have good luck with Olympus.
  Topic: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
texasdigger

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Views: 38045

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: May 22, 2017 16:51   Subject: Re: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
Thats great info because I was looking at $600 plus lenses for the best macro shots using more professional DSLRs like yours.
I put some thought into a bigger camera and decided I just dont need one ...
  Topic: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
texasdigger

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Views: 38045

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: May 22, 2017 14:09   Subject: Re: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
Another pic to show its capabilities. This was a TG-4 so I'm expecting the TG-5 to be better with an updated sensor/processor.
Guess what this is...
  Topic: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
texasdigger

Replies: 29
Views: 38045

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: May 22, 2017 13:45   Subject: Re: I am curious to know what camera you are using...
Check out Olympus Tough series. They are point and shoot.
I have a TG-5 on order. I tried the Tg-4 and it had a sweeeet microscope mode.
It also has a nice little LED attachment for micro shots wh ...
  Topic: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
texasdigger

Replies: 19
Views: 12798

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 21, 2017 19:49   Subject: Re: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
Some of the most beautiful, striking tourmaline are indeed repaired.
Look at all the Pederneira clusters. The differences I see are that they are restored to original condition and the repairs are n ...
  Topic: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
texasdigger

Replies: 19
Views: 12798

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 21, 2017 17:08   Subject: Re: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
Agreed thats a very obvious, bad glue job.
Maybe with the $225,000.00 they can afford a better camera.

The seller needs his head examined as well. He is serious about the price. I messaged him ...
  Topic: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
texasdigger

Replies: 19
Views: 12798

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 21, 2017 16:12   Subject: Re: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
search Tourmaline then sort as most expensive first or
MUSEUM GRADE WATERMELON TOURMALINE CLUSTER (PINK AND GREEN CRYSTALS ON QUARTZ)
  Topic: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
texasdigger

Replies: 19
Views: 12798

PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 21, 2017 15:54   Subject: Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster.
This is a newer listing on Ebay.
They are the most expensive Tourmalines presently on Ebay...and its a glue job
Search Tourmaline then sort as most expensive first or
MUSEUM GRADE WATERMELON TOUR ...
  Topic: Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry
texasdigger

Replies: 4
Views: 5506

PostForum: Mines and Mineral Localities   Posted: Apr 26, 2017 19:09   Subject: Re: Quartz and Limonite from a sandstone quarry
I would imagine Sandstone is an interesting (difficult) material to work with due to its fragility. Usually they are unable to get a nice polish on it because...sand. I'm betting a few coats with a h ...
  Topic: Just some collection statistics
texasdigger

Replies: 30
Views: 18299

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 25, 2017 12:09   Subject: Re: Just some collection statistics
I am interested to ask: what kind of software do people like to use to manage their collection database, should they have one?
I'm using a self-made piece of software that I'm proud to share for free ...
  Topic: Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico
texasdigger

Replies: 12
Views: 11838

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Feb 27, 2017 21:47   Subject: Re: Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico
Here is a nice garnet, as mentioned above, from Oaxaca, Mexico.
  Topic: Im loving this Beryl
texasdigger

Replies: 5
Views: 4344

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 07, 2016 18:06   Subject: Re: Im loving this Beryl
Here is the other termination more clearly.
Obviously aquamarine is very common and this is clearly a hexagonal crystal. Im wondering since its not a perfect hexagon, but rather perfectly twice the ...
  Topic: Im loving this Beryl
texasdigger

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Views: 4344

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Dec 07, 2016 17:47   Subject: Im loving this Beryl
I moved recently and came across an aquamarine I had misplaced. Its growing on me and I've had it on my desk for the past 2 months. It is different than all of my other specimens. Its not high qual ...
 
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