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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2016 09:24    Post subject: History of minerals.  

How collecting got started.


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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2016 09:59    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

This is an elegant summary of the origin of the elements! To continue the history, one looks to the history of the geochemical evolution of the earth. A good overview can be found at https://hazen.carnegiescience.edu/research/mineral-evolution
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2016 18:05    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

Thanks for the link Pete.

I think there should be an 11th Stage - minerals created due to the "interference" of man...

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2016 05:49    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

"Older than dirt.", has taken on a new meaning for me. Thanks for the link Pete.
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PostPosted: Jul 26, 2016 02:34    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

The end of collecting.


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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2017 09:24    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

vic rzonca wrote:
The end of collecting.


Pretty sure most fine mineral specimens end up here. Can't have everything. Where would you put it?



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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 09:31    Post subject: Re: History of minerals.  

An interesting and complete expansion on this topic by Wendell Wilson can be found in the November-December 2018 of this publication. There's gold in them there stars!


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