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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2023 20:09    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 3 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=282

This month, in this 78 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Club/Society Membership
* Mineral Snippet – Pentahydroborite
* Locality Snippet – Moeraki, Otago, New Zealand. This month, we travel to Moeraki on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Home to the famous Moeraki Boulders, and some interesting zeolites.
* The Tungsten King Mine, Cochise County, Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about a tungsten mine 100km east of Tucson.
* Mineral Snippet – Haüyne
* Minerals and Elements: Sulphur. The next in the series on elements and minerals. This month, we look at Sulphur, the really stinky one!
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 2, Part 6 – Fairfieldite to Ferroaluminoceladonite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Mineral Snippet – Talmessite



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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2023 21:04    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 4 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=291

This month, in this 79 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Locality Snippet – Fosterville Gold Mine, Victoria, Australia. This month, we visit the largest gold producing mining operation in Victoria.
* Ada Etta Mine in Lordsburg, New Mexico. This month, Rolf revisits some specimens collected back in the 1970s.
* Mineral Snippet – Ningyoite
* Minerals and Elements: Chlorine. The next in the series on elements and minerals. This month, we look at Chlorine, another stinky one!
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 2, Part 7 – Ferro-edenite to Ferro-tschermakite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* A New Find in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia
* Show News. We take a look at the Bendigo Show and Shepparton Gemkana, both in Victoria, the Canberra Rockswap in the Australian Capital Territory, and the Devonport Show in Tasmania.



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PostPosted: May 15, 2023 00:56    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 5 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=299

This month, in this 71 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Cow Canyon, Antelope Springs, Pershing Co, Nevada. This month, Rolf tells up about the journey from being gifted some specimens through to being able to add photos on Mindat.
* Mineral Snippet – Imayoshiite
* Minerals and Elements: Argon and Potassium. The next in the series on elements and minerals. This month, we look at Argon and Potassium.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 2, Part 8 – Fersmite to Fluorapophyllite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* A Modern Find of Amethyst in New Jersey. Kevin tells us about the find of a lifetime in Paterson, New Jersey.
* Locality Snippet – Ilímaussaq, Greenland. This month, we look at a rare suite of minerals from a region with interesting geology.



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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2023 01:40    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 6 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=310

This month, in this 120(!) page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Locality Snippet – Chaillac, France. This month, we look at a locality in France that has produced significant amounts of barite and fluorite.
* How to distinguish between Cavansite and Pentagonite. Ed discusses the similarities and differences between these two rare minerals.
* Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag prospect in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. This month, Rolf takes us to a remote prospect in the Chiricahua Mountains.
* Mineral Snippet – Strontio-orthojoaquinite
* Minerals and Elements: Calcium. The next in the series on elements and minerals. This month, we look at Calcium.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia. Volume 2, Part 9 – Fluorite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* A visit to the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst. James takes us on a virtual tour the world-class Warren Somerville fossil and mineral collection, Bathurst, New South Wales.



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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2023 19:59    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 7 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=322

This month, in this 74 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Minerals and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Just what is Artificial Intelligence, and of what use can it be to mineral collectors.
* Centurion Mine near Dragoon, Arizona. This month, Rolf takes us to a rattlesnake-infested mine in Arizona.
* Mineral Snippet – Brizziite
* Minerals and Elements: Scandium
* Introducing Mineral Matters – a new mineral newsletter with articles posted regularly, direct to your inbox.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 2, Part 10 – Fluornatrocoulsellite to Fukalite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Imiter Mine, Morocco. This month, we look at a well-known silver mine in the Drâa-Tafilalet Region of Morocco.



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 8 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=330

This month, in this 96 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Locality Snippet – Silver Gill, Caldbeck Fells. This month, we look at an 800+ years old mine in Cumbria, England, one that I managed to go underground in.
* A Small Private, Patented Mine near Dragoon, Arizona. This month, Rolf takes us to a friend’s mine near Dragoon.
* Mineral Snippet – Chondrodite. James introduces us to the humite-group mineral, chondrodite.
* Minerals and Elements: Titanium. The next in the series, titanium, a lightweight but very strong metal.
* Prehnite from Mullaley, New South Wales. Noel reports on one of the main prehnite occurrences in Australia.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia. Volume 3, Part 1 – Gadolinite to Gibbsite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.



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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2023 20:28    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 9 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=339

This month, in this 84 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Robert E. Lee Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about a mine that produced nice vanadinite in a number of habits.
* Mineral Snippet – Kulanite. This month, we look at the rare barium phosphate, kulanite.
* Minerals and Elements: Vanadium. The next in the series, vanadium, an element that can form some colourful compounds, including the vanadinite in Rolf’s article!
* The Local Scene. A look at what has been happening in southeastern Australia.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 1 – Gillardite to Goethite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Ophir Hill, Utah. This month, we look at the historic Ophir Hill Consolidated Mine, Ophir, Tooele County, Utah.



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 10 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=348

This month, in this 85 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Mineral Snippet – Andersonite. This month, James looks at the secondary uranium mineral, andersonite.
* Minerals and Elements: Chromium, the colouring element!
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 3 – Gold. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Wire Patch Mine, Breckenridge, Colorado. This month, we look at the Breckenridge area that produced many of the best, and certainly the most, crystallised gold specimens in Colorado.
* The Hendricks Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co. Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about collecting in an old Bisbee-area copper mine.
* Super Macro Revisited. Photographing minerals at a higher than normal magnification.



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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2023 20:19    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 11 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=357

This month, in this 82 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Minerals and Elements: Manganese. The next in the series, manganese, a metal that is used primarily in steel to give it strength.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia. Volume 3, Part 4 – Goldfieldite to Gordonite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Slag minerals from La Marsiliana in Tuscany. Henk Smeets tells us about the minerals that can be found in this Italian slag locality.
* Minerals from the Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about collecting in an old Bisbee-area copper mine.
* Mineral Snippet – Blödite
* Desautels Micromount Symposium. A report on the Desautels Micromount Symposium held by the Baltimore Mineral Society in October.



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 6 Issue 12 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=367

This month, in this 81 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia. Volume 3, Part 5 – Görgeyite to Grossite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet - Lake Rotokawa, New Zealand. This month, we look at an interesting geothermal locality on the North Island of New Zealand.
* Unnamed Copper Mine, Deer Creek, Pima County, Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about a mine that he has never been able to get to due to a locked gate, but has been fortunate to find the site of the mine dump material.
* Mineral Snippet – Boracite
* Tasmanian Seminar - A report on the Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar.
* Minerals and Elements: Iron. The next in the series, iron, a metal that makes up around 85% of the Earth’s core!
* Mineral Snippet – Alicewilsonite-(YLa)



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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2024 00:03    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 1 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=375

This month, in this 70 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Locality Snippet – Penberthy Croft, Cornwall. This month, we look at Penberthy Croft, a famous Cornish copper-tin mine.
* The Story of Sand Desert Roses and Soil Fungus. This month, Rolf tells us about some desert rose gypsum and an eerily similar-looking fungus.
* Recent finds of Brucite from the Avebury Nickel Mine, Tasmania, Australia. James talks about this significant new find.
* Minerals and Elements: Cobalt. The next in the series, cobalt, a metal that the mining of raises concerns about ethical sourcing and environmental impact.
* Mineral Snippet – Hewettite. James tells us all about this rare vanadate mineral.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 6 – Grossular to Gyrolite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 2 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=387

This month, in this 68 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Montezuma Mine, Tombstone District, Cochise Co. Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about the Montezuma Mine – finding opal but no gold!
* A visit to the new Minerals Gallery in the Australian Museum. James takes us on a virtual tour of the recently revamped mineral displays at the Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia.
* Minerals and Elements: Nickel. The next in the series, nickel, another useful metal.
* Mineral Snippet – Takanelite. James tells us all about the manganese oxide, takanelite.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 7 – Haapalaite to Hannayite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This month, we look at “roscherite” from this Brazilian locality.



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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2024 21:29    Post subject: Re: Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more...  

Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 3 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=396

This month, in this 96 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Minerals and Elements: Copper. The next in the series, copper, a versatile and recyclable metal that is an excellent conductor of electricity.
* Mineral Snippet – Manandonite, a rare lithium silicate, first described 112 years ago.
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 8 – Hardystonite to Hematite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Grisons, Switzerland. This month, we look at the minerals of the Swiss Canton, Grisons.
* Minerals of the Tolwong Mine – Part 1. An article originally written in 2006 but never published.
* Christmas Mine, Gila County, Arizona, Boulder Story. This month, Rolf tells us about a dioptase-bearing boulder found some 130km from where it should have been!



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 4 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=404

This month, in this 88 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Mineral Snippet – Epistilbite, an uncommon zeolite, described 198 years ago!
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 9 – Hemimorphite to Heulandite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
* Locality Snippet – Palabora Mine, South Africa. This month, we look at a minerals from the biggest mining hole in the ground in South Africa.
* Minerals of the Tolwong Mine – Part 2. A study of Tolwong minerals by members of Mineralogical Society of New South Wales Micromineral Group.
* Small Unnamed Cu prospect, Huachuca Mountains, Arizona. This month, Rolf tells us about a locality he first visited before being interested in minerals, and some of the locals!
* Minerals and Elements: Zinc - The next in the series, zinc, the anti-corrosion metal.



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Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 5 is now available here https://sorrellpublications.com/?p=413

This month, in this 78 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:
* Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 10 – Hexahydrite to Hollandite.
* Locality Snippet – Microminerals from the Azores, islands in the Atlantic that are part of Portugal.
* Fredite, a mineral from maybe a little too close to home!
* Minerals and Elements: Gallium, the metal that melts in your hand!
* Mineral Snippet – Cerussite. Known for centuries, cerussite, a common lead carbonate mineral.
* Palmer, South Australia. A (normally) annual odyssey.



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