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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2022 03:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?  

... My honest list:

1. Quartz
2. Fluorite
3. Quartz
4. Fluorite
5. Quartz
6. Fluorite
7. Quartz
8. Fluorite
9. Quartz
10. Tourmaline

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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2022 11:05    Post subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?  

Tobi wrote:
... My honest list:

1. Quartz
2. Fluorite
3. Quartz
4. Fluorite
5. Quartz
6. Fluorite
7. Quartz
8. Fluorite
9. Quartz
10. Tourmaline

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Haha. Similar to mine, except mine would be galena and fluorite.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2022 11:41    Post subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?  

here's mine in no particular order:

1 - azurite (and pseudos - to quote Peter Megaw; "Milpillas Rules")
2 - cuprite (and pseudos - Rubstovskoe especially)
3 - wulfenite (especially Rowley Mine AZ)
4 - crocoite
5 - mimetite/vanadinite/pyromorphite series - and add in cerussite and anglesite for good measure
6 - fluorites
7 - quartz
8 - barite
9 - aquamarine (especially Erongo)
10 - sulfides

could probably add some others but these are my top 10.

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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2022 12:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?  

1 Hematite
2 Quartz
3 Sphalerite
4 Galena
5 Fluorite
6 Tourmalines
7 Garnets
8 Pyrite
9 Barite
10 Stibnite

If I consider what is in my collection, then: Azurite, Cassiterite, zeolites, pegmatite minerals...

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2022 01:43    Post subject: Re: Favourite mineral species/families?  

Hello,
I knew very well (a matter of age) Roger Titeux from Nancy.
Lorrain like me, outside the borders, Roger was a close friend.
He often gave me the following advice:
Collect hard minerals. Avoid carbonates (rhodochrosite excepted), halides…
His reasoning was based on the mechanical stability of the sample.
At the price where you buy the specimens, they can deteriorate at the first small shock more likely with age. In the past, I loved calcite simply to study its countless crystallographic forms. I have also written, with Simon Philippo, PhD and Jean-Marie Jonville, Eng. A very descriptive article on calcite. I compared the various international ways (to integrate the notation of Haüy) to index the faces, the relations between the various systems of notation, the various twins…
The Règne Mineral, 2001, Nr 42.
I like hematite from Brazil for its habit and those from the Alps for the epitaxies of rutile.
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