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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2009 23:00    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Here is Jim showing it to me at the MAD meeting and exhibit show we hold each January.


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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2009 23:06    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Here is a really lovely and aesthetic malachite from Morocco. Miniature. Purchased yesterday.


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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2009 21:18    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Another miniature piece we recently added. Erythrite from Morocco. This compliments a suite of Erythrite that we have assembled and they are of all sizes. I love the rich colour.


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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2009 20:22    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Just got a pretty decent photo of this Tourmailne that I have shown before, this is simply a different photo.


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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2009 20:25    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Better photo of this Bunker Hill Mine Pyromorphite. I have become quite attached to this one, it is very beautiful to me.


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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2009 20:29    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

This is a piece we picked up at our first Tucson show. Very fine plate of Aquamarine crystals on Albite.
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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2009 23:09    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail,

Just love the pictures, thanks for sharing them with us. See you next weekend in Tucson!

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2009 00:01    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail,
They are all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2009 00:29    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail

truly beautiful specimens, congratulations to you and Jim, thanks for sharing

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2009 05:33    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail

That Scovil photo of the elbaite is the one I used in my column piece "Disbelieving Dissolution" in Rocks & Minerals, v. 77, Nov/Dec. 2002. A truly great specimen.

But why aren't we getting sizes anymore?

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2009 08:56    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Because I am getting lazy and super busy all at the same time. I will go back and put sizes in when I can find a moment. It did cross my mind to make that change when I could.
I had just gotten those copies from Jeff Scovil and wanted to add them in between dealing with a dishwasher repairman and cooking dinner...life sure has a way of messing with my mineral enjoyment!
Jon, my Aussie bud, good to hear from you. How are the girls?
John, am coming up for the National Bike Summit in early March again...perhaps we can meet up?
Brooks, yehaw buddy!!! Can't wait to see you in Tucson.
Linda, margarita??? Or two?

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2009 18:34    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail

girls are great, excitedly playing with new family addition, 18 month Great Dane.
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2009 01:19    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail, you are on for margaritas. Salud!
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2009 04:47    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

We were pleasantly surprised to find out we have an invitation to put in a large case of our minerals in Tucson for the Main Show, so we have to get on the ball ( American slang for GET GOING! ) and pack some more minerals for "oddities" and some favourites to display.
We are displaying two cabinets of minerals at the Westward Look in the Lobby on the 7th also, so we will be busy cleaning glass and lucite bases most of the time in Tucson!

I wonder if anyone had a chance to read my guest editorial in the Mineralogical Record this month? Perhaps our cabinet might have a His and Her favourites theme? Still deciding...

Linda, Margaritas it is !!! We'll drink one and bless the Queen. Still a royalist at heart....

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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2009 22:50    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

I'll drink to the Queen, afterall, my grandma was half English. Looking forward to seeing you.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2009 22:47    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Well I have just managed to pick my jaw up off the ground. WOW !! OMG !! WOW !! That's what it was like looking through your photo collection. Absolutely incredible Gail. Some of most spectacular Pakistani/Afghani specimens I have ever seen, not to mention the others. Note to self !! must look at the Spann collection weekly at least. Please add more.....PLEASE

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P.S. the Xenotime is everything I thought it would be (stunning)
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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2009 22:26    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Our "alien" fluorite from Namibia. It is three inches across. Or....7 1/2 cm by 6 1/2 cm tall by 7cm deep.


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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2009 22:30    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

One of our minerals being held by Mark Mauthner. This was taken last night, March 5, at our home.


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PostPosted: Mar 06, 2009 22:33    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Our living room lit up when Mark arrived. These are but a few of the many cabinets we have.


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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2009 07:56    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

It's a funny fluorite :-)
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