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
05 Jun-17:22:49 Re: help needed for locations (Sante Celiberti)
05 Jun-16:32:01 Re: help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard)
05 Jun-16:29:24 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
05 Jun-16:25:39 Re: help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard)
05 Jun-15:06:39 Re: help needed for locations (Sante Celiberti)
05 Jun-14:52:51 Re: help needed for locations (Sante Celiberti)
05 Jun-14:45:28 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
05 Jun-14:28:52 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (James Catmur)
05 Jun-14:00:18 Re: help needed for locations (James Catmur)
05 Jun-13:58:50 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (Jordi Fabre)
05 Jun-13:50:34 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (James Catmur)
05 Jun-11:24:53 Re: help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard)
05 Jun-11:24:43 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (David)
05 Jun-11:12:15 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (David)
05 Jun-06:52:32 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Tobi)
05 Jun-06:43:00 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (Peter Lemkin)
05 Jun-06:40:34 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (Tobi)
05 Jun-03:08:20 Re: from where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (David)
05 Jun-03:00:29 From where is this sulphur?. Could it be from italy? (David)
05 Jun-02:51:24 Re: any interesting minerals from ukraine? (David)
04 Jun-17:36:55 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Fena Kuiperi)
04 Jun-15:53:19 Re: collection of sante celiberti - a mineralogical trip through italy (Sante Celiberti)
04 Jun-13:15:12 Stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 - magic castle (Jordi Fabre)
04 Jun-10:23:50 Re: collection of annemieke en rob schnerr (Rob Schnerr)
04 Jun-09:05:12 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)

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
68926


The time now is Jun 05, 2020 23:45

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
How all you got started in collecting?
  Goto page Previous  1, 2
  Index -> The histories behind mineral specimens
Like


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

cascaillou




Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Posts: 235

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 17, 2014 05:42    Post subject: Re: How all you got started in collecting?  

that's the beauty of the thing, there are two things that would never have been possible without minerals: engagement rings and lapidation
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

crothera




Joined: 13 Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Downingtown

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 08, 2014 10:32    Post subject: Re: How all you got started in collecting?  

I've always wanted to be a pirate and have a chest of gems. My dad took me to see the gems at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Phila. when I was in 6th grade. Wow was I enthralled. He purchased a piece of Garnet for me, which I still have today; with many other garnet specimens. Still, it wasn't until I was with dad on a job visit, that my desire to collect began. The customer had several cabinet specimens on display in his home and eagerly took me around to show each one. I was thrilled when he handed me a 4in piece of rose quartz and said "for your collection". Well I have that sample still as well, and only recently began a true collection of better than average pieces. I grew up to teach physical sciences and now substitute teach in my third year of retirement. I will be setting up a mineral display at my old school each year starting in the fall.
My wife says I have plenty minerals and should stop buying them now!



cabB.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  3049 Time(s)

cabB.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> The histories behind mineral specimens   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 2 of 2
  Goto page Previous  1, 2  

 
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 2006-2020


Powered by FMF