We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences


Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
28 Jan-21:08:19 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
28 Jan-20:44:47 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
28 Jan-18:35:22 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Minsur)
28 Jan-15:22:59 Elte ttk museum of natural history (Robert Seitz)
28 Jan-11:59:23 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
28 Jan-11:07:47 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
28 Jan-10:00:28 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
28 Jan-08:52:06 Re: collection of tobi (Michael Shaw)
28 Jan-06:25:33 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
28 Jan-06:09:11 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
28 Jan-03:46:13 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
27 Jan-23:11:58 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-22:55:21 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-22:42:12 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-22:28:50 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-22:16:46 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-22:11:51 Re: tucson shows 2023 - let the fun begin (Bob Kerr)
27 Jan-13:11:51 Re: museum der natur hamburg - mineralogie (Gagat Minerals)
27 Jan-11:59:26 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
27 Jan-11:53:22 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
27 Jan-11:06:38 Hungarian natural history museum - budapest (Robert Seitz)
27 Jan-04:20:30 Re: iolite and big quartz crystals from bc canada (Tobi)
27 Jan-03:07:36 Re: museum der natur hamburg - mineralogie (Tobi)
27 Jan-00:45:17 Re: museum der natur hamburg - mineralogie (Philippe Durand)
26 Jan-21:08:18 Re: museum der natur hamburg - mineralogie (Robert Seitz)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
100894


The time now is Jan 28, 2023 22:06

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
  Index -> Exceptional finds
Like
3


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

James Catmur
Site Admin



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 1110
Location: Cambridge


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 12, 2022 04:44    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode  

Bob

It may come from the native language of the participants - in some languages "a pocket" is called, for example, "una geoda". When I translate from Spanish to English I have to look carefully at the context to work out if the correct translation is "a geode" or "a pocket".

Have a look at this from Linguee and you can see that the Portuguese "Geoda" is normally translated (often incorrectly to you and me) to "geode"

https://www.linguee.com.br/portugues-ingles/search?source=auto&query=geoda

Bob Harman wrote:
Thru out this old thread everyone called the extracted very large example a "geode".
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

James Catmur
Site Admin



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 1110
Location: Cambridge


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2022 03:29    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode  

Another example of the mistranslation of 'Geoda' into 'Geode' - this time the mistake is from the BBC, who ought to know better. I guess someone realised their error as they seem to call it both a 'cave' and a 'geode'

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220721-the-worlds-largest-crystal-cave
(link normalized by FMF)

The article is also wrong about who found it - the miners never found it. It was found by people I know, and they broke into the pocket of large crystals
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Exceptional finds   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 3 of 3
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2023


Powered by FMF