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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2008 10:41    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Right Chris. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2008 10:56    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail did you really climb the 21 turns on tandem ? I'm really impressed because the slope is quite steep. It seems that Texas' folks are quite good on a bicycle?

We made it to the 7th turn from the top. It was July of 2003 when that horrid heat wave made it so we left tire imprints in the bubbling tar on the road!
I was head of the Texas Bicycle Coalition back then, and was racing both mountain and road bikes and doing well. I won a state championship for downhill dual slalom mountain biking. I went on to win the Texas senior olympics, bringing home four gold medals.
Now? I love to eat too much and entertain mineral people.
But...am getting back into bicycling after 3 years off the bike, I was burned out on traiining.

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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2008 22:41    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

very beautiful!!!!!!!
Enjoy them forever!!
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2008 15:33    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

My new mineral cabinets, delivered yesterday.
I think it is safe to say we are ADDICTED to minerals?



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PostPosted: Aug 28, 2008 03:01    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

That's a LOT of cabinets, but when they are full, you are going to think " I am going to take away the beds and put more cabinets!" and just then you are considered an ADDICTED!! :-)
About your collection Gail...words for what? The collection speaks for you!!!

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PostPosted: Aug 28, 2008 10:42    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail,

Very impressive. When do you plan to give the bed to the kids ;-) ? Next time I'll be in Texas I now know where is located the must seen museum of the area.

Enjoy !

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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2008 21:26    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Just took delivery of a few more minerals, thought I would share them!

A couple of our newest minerals, both of which I am enamoured with.

When in Tucson this past spring I had fallen in love with the pyromorphite below and never dreamed I would have a chance to own it. I love the size of some of the crystals.

I had hoped to purchase something from the Romero collection and waited till I saw something that really wowed me, this wulfenite was it.
My first mineral passion was wulfenite and I have never lost the desire to collect more.
Jim also loved both these pieces and was with me when we decided to add them to our collection.



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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2008 13:52    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Great Pyro Gail!

As the 11.091 (from today) readings of this thread evidenced, people continue to enjoy your "mineralogical hunting."

Thanks again to show them to us.

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2008 15:50    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

They are a couple of glorious pieces Gail, thank you for sharing
cheers
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2008 12:35    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

lots of beautifull items,especially the pyrite from Panasqueira!
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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2008 15:43    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hello, sorry about being on Hiatus.
Here is one of the prettiest and most noticed pieces in our large cabinet in the sun room.
Cobaltian Calcite, Congo.
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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2008 15:52    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Rutile from Brazil.
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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2008 15:54    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Beautiful quartz from India.


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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2008 15:56    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Wulfenite, cabinet size. Los Lamentos.
Really beautiful to me, the seperation of the crystals appeals to me instead of cluttered pieces which I so often see.



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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2008 05:13    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Hi Gail, welcome back!. I like a lot the Rutile, great specimen (and photo).

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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2008 05:21    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Gail
Fantastic Rutile, so fragile and the red Quartz simply is breath taking.
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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2008 00:04    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Thanks Jon and Jordi. Good to be back.

One of my all time favourites is this lovely topaz.

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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2008 00:11    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Tanzanite that is rich in all three colours. I have seen many, and we have a few others but they pale in comparison.

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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2008 00:16    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Leucophanite on Acmite Thumbnail. Almost a religous experience?


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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2008 00:17    Post subject: Re: Gail's collection  

Adamite Thumbnail. Rather interesting formation. Superb.


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