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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2020 12:05    Post subject: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Hi,

some days ago, Philippe Durand posted a specimen from the collection of his daughter ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=72656#72656 ) and I had the idea that one thing is underrepresented in this great forum - the collections of the next generation! I guess many of us have children who are attracted to rocks because they grow up seeing our enthusiasm for minerals and having displays full of colourful specimens around. There are several prominent collectors whose children also became also an important part of the mineral community. Just think of Bob and Evan Jones, Peter and Lauren Megaw or Gail and Jim Spann and their son Tom ...

Sure, all of those "kids" are not really kids anymore, but I'm sure their fascination for minerals started very early at a young age. My younger son is nearly 3 y/o and he already begins to look at my collection display and asks for the names of the minerals. His older brother Jonathan is 5 now and his interest in minerals started some time ago; he already has his little treasure box with several nice specimens :-)

When I saw Philippe's post last week I had the idea of showing some of the rocks in Jonathan's collection, maybe others here will do the same and we can create a section of the forum dedicated to our kids who once will inherit our rocks - and maybe also our passion for minerals. In several decades, many of us won't be here anymore, but our kids could continue the great work here, at least some of them ...

So why not starting to show what the next generation of collectors already has assembled? I will begin with one of Joni's first rocks, it's his largest one and was once in my own collection. I think this is quite fine for a 5 year old ;-)



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 Mineral: Calcite on Aragonite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen height 9 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5545 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2020 12:30    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Hi Tobi, great subject.

Jim and I offer numerous tours for home-schooled children’s groups as well as Boy and Girl Scout Troops. We also sponsor and assist geo-science clubs in local colleges. We sponsor an 18 to 26 year old Mineral “involved” person and pay all expenses to Tucson and introduce them to everyone. They help us pack and set up displays and help with social gatherings too. We are working on our 4th invitee, she is an amazing mineral artist. We will do this every year and encourage others to help fund a young person to attend shows they normally cannot afford.

We also have 10 grandchildren who, certainly, know minerals! 2 of our 4 adult children are involved in minerals. Tom whom many of you know, and Erin who is our mineral assistant.

When we host and offer tours to families we send all children home with a supply of beautiful minerals.

Loaning minerals to museums also helps to capture the interests of school groups.

Local clubs are reaching out to young people too, a good sign. The old ways are not working so well. But videos, challenges, even painting stones creates an audience.

There is HOPE.

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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2020 12:39    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Hi Gail,

I know how much you and Jim are doing for the mineral world, including her youngest members, please keep up that generous work!

Here are two local Hessian rocks from Joni's collection:



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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Sand pit, Rockenberg, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 4 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5506 Time(s)

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joni_usingen.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Usingen quartzite works, Usingen, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 3,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5515 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2020 12:57    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

And of course, as a son of someone who is highly fluorite-addicted, Jonathan has some fluorites in his treasure box:


joni_sidi.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Chebka Sidi Said, Mibladen, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5492 Time(s)

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joni_hunan.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5492 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2020 04:13    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

From the display case that my children share.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Black Ven, Charmouth, Devon, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm x 20 cm
 Description:
Calcite within a fossil ammonite (plus some other minerals / fossils they have collected)
 Viewed:  5347 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2020 11:20    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Two other specimens from Jonathan's collection:


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 Mineral: Dioptase, Mimetite (?) or Wulfenite (?)
 Locality:
Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
 Dimensions: Specimen height 2,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5263 Time(s)

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joni_aqua.JPG
 Mineral: Beryl var. Aquamarine
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Crystal height 2,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5262 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2020 12:00    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

great idea Tobi
I will participate, as soon as I have more decent photos,
but I must say, that locality is not precisely specified all the time :)

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2020 16:10    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

I'm excited to see the photos, Philippe!

Here are the last ones so far from my son's treasure box:



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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Sefrou, Sefrou Province, Fès-Boulemane, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5202 Time(s)

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joni_schnecke.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony) after snail
 Locality:
Dakhla, Morocco (Western Sahara)
 Dimensions: Specimen height 2,5 cm
 Description:
Jonathan Collection
 Viewed:  5198 Time(s)

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joni_opal.JPG
 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Debub Wollo Zone (South Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 1 cm each one
 Description:
Jonathan Collection

South Wello, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Viewed:  5198 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 04:04    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

:) First pictures from my daughter's collection


quartz amethyste Mexique.JPG
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5071 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Brazil
 Dimensions: 7 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5066 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Madagascar
 Dimensions: 5cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5072 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 04:07    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

I have difficulty entering localities with multiple photos, so I will do it one by one.


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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5062 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 04:09    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

:)


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 6 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5058 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 04:09    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I have difficulty entering localities with multiple photos, so I will do it one by one

Noooo please, you will saturate the entry box!

Please read carefully: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19493#19493 Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 04:26    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

:)


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 Mineral: Fluorite and minor Baryte
 Locality:
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 4 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  5046 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2020 10:26    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Personally I tend to add one photo with all its data, click 'Preview' and check it is correct.

I then add the next photo and data and 'Preview' both of them.

Then I just keep adding and previewing until I have finished every photo/data I want to add

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2020 12:56    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 4 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  4833 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2020 02:26    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

My older kid who is 8 yo is also more and more interested in minerals ! There is hope !
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2020 04:16    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

Your daughter can be proud, Philippe, really nice specimens. I hope you can keep her passion for the mineral world alive!

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2020 14:07    Post subject: Re: The Next Generation - Kids' Collections  

lets hope


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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 7 cm
 Description:
Philippe Durand daughter's Collection
 Viewed:  4646 Time(s)

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