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James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 00:11    Post subject: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

I had the pleasure or being able to spend a few hours in the Mineral Museum at James Madison University, Virginia, USA today. Dr Lance Kearns has done a great job putting together this museum. It is technically for the geology students at the University, but the museum is open to the public free of charge. I took a number of pictures and thought you would be interested in seeing them.

Dr Kearns is always looking for things to put on display. The museum has had some world class specimens donated, as I hope I will be able to demonstrate :-)

I hope it is alright, instead of filling in the mineral and location information, I have kept the labels in the photos. Please excuse my photography, I am still learning - any feedback and tips for improvement would be very welcomed!

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 00:13    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

More - there will be many more installments, unless people want me to stop


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 00:14    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Here is more


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 00:28    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

simonoff wrote:
More - there will be many more installments, unless people want me to stop

Are you kidding? ;-) Please more!...

BTW if you can contact Dr Lance Kearns, you can tell him that the right spell for the Fluorite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2431_850.jpg is: Le Beix (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-7905.html ) and that the right spell for the Aragonite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2455_208.jpg is "Minglanilla" instead "Minganilla" (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-208082.html )
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 01:04    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Please, please do not stop. You have a done a number of excellent museum reports, and i hope you do still more.
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 03:21    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Lovely photos and specimens. I absolutely love the fluorite IMG_2432.jpg!!!
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 05:52    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
simonoff wrote:
More - there will be many more installments, unless people want me to stop

Are you kidding? ;-) Please more!...

BTW if you can contact Dr Lance Kearns, you can tell him that the right spell for the Fluorite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2431_850.jpg is: Le Beix (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-7905.html ) and that the right spell for the Aragonite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2455_208.jpg is "Minglanilla" instead "Minganilla" (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-208082.html )


Being from Tarn I think the correct locality is Le Burg Mine ( https://www.mindat.org/loc-12810.html ) instead, a great French fluorite locality.

Nice specimens, please keep posting them, as much as you can, they are always welcome.

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 08:08    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Edelmin wrote:
..Being from Tarn I think the correct locality is Le Burg Mine ( https://www.mindat.org/loc-12810.html ) instead, a great French fluorite locality...

I disagree Felix, that Fluorite looks like from Le Beix not from Le Burg
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 09:57    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
simonoff wrote:
More - there will be many more installments, unless people want me to stop

Are you kidding? ;-) Please more!...

BTW if you can contact Dr Lance Kearns, you can tell him that the right spell for the Fluorite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2431_850.jpg is: Le Beix (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-7905.html ) and that the right spell for the Aragonite https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/img_2455_208.jpg is "Minglanilla" instead "Minganilla" (see: https://www.mindat.org/loc-208082.html )


Thank you very much Jordi! Once I am done uploading, I will share the page with Lance. I am fortunate in that I do get to see him on occasion, I even had the pleasure of going out to lunch with he and his wife. He is the person who worked with my daughter, Jessica, on the hollowed out galenas!

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 09:58    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Matt_Zukowski wrote:
Please, please do not stop. You have a done a number of excellent museum reports, and i hope you do still more.


Thank you very much! I appreciate it! Now that my photography style has changed, I want to go back to the University of Delaware and retake my photos.

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 09:59    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Lovely photos and specimens. I absolutely love the fluorite IMG_2432.jpg!!!


Thank you, I have many more pictures to upload (more than 100 I think)

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 10:03    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Some more


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 10:40    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

And a few more


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 11:27    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

And still more


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 22:40    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Here are some more


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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2013 14:26    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

More still


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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2013 15:28    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Vi as,chihuahu mlaschoy rginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Hi Mr Simonoff,

Maybe it is just a first impression but the citrine IMG_2530 looks like a thermally treated amethyst.

The sample IMG_2531 is Mexican, probably from Las choyas, Chihuahua.

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2013 16:01    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Vi as,chihuahu mlaschoy rginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Ivan Blanco (PDM) wrote:
Hi Mr Simonoff,

Maybe it is just a first impression but the citrine IMG_2530 looks like a thermally treated amethyst.

The sample IMG_2531 is Mexican, probably from Las choyas, Chihuahua.


Thank you, when I am don't posting pictures, I will point Dr Kearns to this thread and he can go through everyone's helpful comments. He has proven in the past to be very interested in any information or advice that will help the museum.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2013 16:25    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

More


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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2013 18:08    Post subject: Re: James Madison University, Virginia, USA Mineral Museum  

Here are a few more


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