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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2018 12:11    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Hello fellow rock/mineral enthusiasts (Aaron)  

Welcome to The Forum, Aaron.

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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2018 03:43    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Hello fellow rock/mineral enthusiasts (Aaron)  

Hi Aaron,

こちらこそ ! Hope you'll enjoy FMF as well as we do.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2018 21:14    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Kevin from Oakland, California  

Hello, my name is Kevin, I have a lot of crystals and minerals and hope to post photos and identify them. I haven`t learned to post on the forum. I have only been able to reply to a thread ? I am not sure, really just joined. But I particularly have an orange cabochon with some small veins (stratifications, swirls of different color/shade of orange. I don`t think it`s agate ... maybe a rare Jasper ? I don`t know. But I have dozens of specimens I would like to identify. Regards
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2018 21:28    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Introduction from Minnesota, USA  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=62335#62335 AntonioL wrote:
Greetings,

I currently live in Minnesota, USA. I grew up (my first 28 years) in the Republic of Panama and most of my experience with minerals was with cryptocrystalline quartz material (jasper, agate, chalcedony, etc).

When I left Panama I took about two tons of material with me. The thought was to become a lapidary and work the items into jewelry and who knows what else.

From a young age I was always fascinated with mineral specimens. My father was a civil engineer and we had two separate books on minerals and I spent hours looking through them at all the shapes and colors.

I would like to find a way to find and gather mineral specimens on my own some day.

Cheers,
Antonio

Antonio, nice to meet you. I just joined, my name is Kevin. In your travels in Panama did you ever come across Black Opal ? I don`t know if it was the same as Australian Opal which I believe (???) occurs in prehistoric ocean beds. I don`t know where black Opal occurs. I used to have a Honduran black opal cabochon, but I don`t know where it is. Anyway, do you have a lot of material from when you were in Panama, and what are some of the great stuff ? Did you ever set up the lapidary stuff ? Kevin
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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2018 02:48    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kevin from Oakland, California  

Hi Kevin and Antonio. Welcome here. Looking forward to what you have to share.
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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2018 04:32    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kevin from Oakland, California  

sfpa sunstone wrote:
...I havent`t learned to post on the forum . I have only been able to reply to a thread ? I am not sure , really just joined...

Welcome to FMF Kevin.

Please read carefully: A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips

Please note also that as explained here FMF is a Forum about minerals, FMF is not a Forum about jewels, driveway gravel or lapidary items. Thanks for the understanding.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2018 10:28    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

Welcome to all newbies ;-)
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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2018 15:14    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Kim from S.E. Idaho  

Hi all!

My name is Kim. I live in S.E. Idaho.
I am originally from Michigan where my love of rocks started at a very young age. Cutting teeth on rocks from Grand Traverse Bay.
I have lived in Idaho for most of my life, but I have a deep love of strolling the shores staring at the rocks below my feet.

I am a product of the late 60's, which should clue you to my age... A lady never reveals her true age!
I am a dental hygienist. I am an Associate Clinical Professor at Idaho State University and have been teaching for 20+ years. I also work in a private dental office 1 day a week.
We have a combined family of his, mine, ours and theirs. Together my husband and I have 6 children!! He had 2 and I had 2 when we married. We had one child together and then adopted my step-sons half brother (I know it all sounds backwoods!). Our youngest is 16 and our oldest is 28. We have 5 boys and 1 girl.
No grandchildren yet!
We are a family of skiers and snowboarders. My youngest started skiing at age 2 and could be olympic material.
We love the outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, skiing and of course collecting rocks. I am not sure if that is genetic, but all of our kids love rocks too !

Our most recent rock/mineral endeavors have led us down the trail of corundum and maybe diamond? I just figured out why I have been having so much trouble identifying exactly what we have been cleaning up. Almost all of it is Trapiche! Beautiful indeed!
My skills as a dental hygienist definitely aid in my ability to clean up rough. I am amazed at what just a simple toothbrush can accomplish. I am also most pleased with the minimal cleaning to let the original beauty of the specimen be seen.

I look forward to participating and learning from the knowledge and photos shared here on the forum!!
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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2018 16:13    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

Welcome Kevin, Antonio and Kim.
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2018 11:56    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

Hi to everybody!
As usual, a warm warm welcome from Italy to all of the new members of the Forum!
Greetings by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2018 15:50    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

welcome; we will enjoy reading you
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 15:07    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

Hello,

My name is Dan Zellner and I am a mineral enthusiast located in Denver, Colorado, USA. I am a mining engineer by trade and in my spare time I am a field collector and part time mineral dealer. I have collected mainly around California and Colorado and hope to collect many more localities in the future. My main collecting interests include gem pegmatites, smithsonite, and fluorites, but I am also a sucker for rare minerals and old localities. I am thankful to be added to this mineral forum and I look forward to getting to know the members better and furthering my mineral knowledge.

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 15:11    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

welcome to the forum Daniel

I will be happy to discover your minerals or stories
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 15:17    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

Welcome Aboard Daniel!!!

Be great to see a few examples of what you have in your collection

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 16:12    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

Welcome to the forum Daniel, looking forward to seeing your collection posts.

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 19:21    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 19:54    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 20:29    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Dan Zellner from Denver, Colorado  

A warm welcome Daniel. Looking forward to your contributions.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2018 13:50    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2018 16:12    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

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