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Shops/dealers / Re: Purple-Sky-Minerals / David Hospital
« Last post by David Hospital on July 21, 2018, 08:06:16 PM »
Hi lovers and passionates of systematic minerals,

The new auction of systematic minerals is online at E-rocks /Purple Sky Minerals, have a look if you're interested:

https://e-rocks.com/items/auction/1003435/purple-sky-minerals-20-jul-27-jul-2018


Some outstanding rarities in this auction are:

Monteponite (very rare cadmium oxide mineral !!, analyzed)
Ruthenium (perfect hexagonal crystal very rare for the species !!, analyzed)
Gianellaite
Choloalite (rare tellurium mineral from Moctezuma !)
Nissonite
Chivruaite (extremely rare mineral from the type locality)
Nevadaite
Bonnacordite
Danbaite
Carboirite (extremely rare germanium mineral !)
Auricupride
Bandylite
Ahlfeldite
Bromellite
Wakabayashilite
Idrialite
Landesite
Oldhamite
Tin native
Dugganite
Nickenichite
Wadalite
Willemite
Britholite
Manganotantalite
Fergusonite
Raslakite
Semenovite-(Ce)
Barytolamprophyllite
Claringbullite

...and many more

....so I highly recommend to have a look !
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Clubs/societies / USA, Wyoming, Casper, Wyoming Geological Association
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 19, 2018, 08:51:06 AM »
WGA
Wyoming Geological Association
http://wyogeo.org/

Meetings: Armor's Silver Fox Steakhouse
               3422 Energy Lane, Casper, Wyoming, USA

Also see their newsletter http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,21422.0.html
and
https://www.facebook.com/WyomingGeologicalAssociation

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New Books / Re: 2018, Synnot, Silver Mining on Sark
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 17, 2018, 09:37:22 AM »
This interesting little book briefly tells the story of mining at Sark's Hope Mine around 1835. As the people on Sark had little mining abilities, around 250 Cornish miners were brought over to carry out the mining. The book illustrates the type of activities that were carried on in the 19th century while the mine was operating and the equipment used by the miners. As was the case in many of the Cornish tin mines, the Sark's Hope mine extended to around 300 feet out to sea and at a depth of around 20 fathoms. The mine itself extended down around 800 feet on land but most of this was also below sea level. Without the Cornish engineering abilities the mine would not have succeeded. The mine did not last long and closed in 1847. A large proportion of the mine structures and machinery remain on the island. Apparently there are no known photos of the mine operations before 1900 so the book is supplemented with photos from various Cornish mines to show what it must have been like at the time and the author explains how the various pieces of equipment operated. There is also a chapter containing modern photos of the mine site and descriptions of curative and preservation work carried out on the mine site between 2007-2011.
https://www.mindat.org/article.php/2798/Silver+Mining+on+Sark
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New Books / Re: 2018, Starkey, Minerals of the English Midlands
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 17, 2018, 09:35:06 AM »
https://www.mindat.org/article.php/2834/Minerals+of+the+English+Midlands+-+new+book+coming+soon!
"The book consists of a general introduction which reviews the development of the region and its links with the Industrial Revolution (underpinned, of course, by the minerals!), chapters on the geology and mineral deposits to put the minerals into context, and then county by county descriptions of the minerals – Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire.
Following the regional descriptions are three chapters looking at historical collectors and collections associated with the area, a brief review of mineral dealing, and a short look at decorative stones (alabaster, Ashford Black Marble and of course Blue John).
An extensive bibliography is provided and a comprehensive index, so the book should hopefully provide a good reference source and start point for future researchers."
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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: AFM meetings
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 17, 2018, 09:05:38 AM »
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Museums / Re: Belgium, Liege, Université de Liège
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 16, 2018, 08:41:31 AM »
Université de Liège
Laboratoire de Minéralogie
Musée de minéralogie / "Cesàro and Buttgenbach museum"
http://www.minera.ulg.ac.be/
https://www.campus.uliege.be/cms/c_9355528/fr/musees-de-l-uliege

La collection de plus de 20.000 minéraux, avec des échantillons historiques exceptionnels, et des minéraux de Belgique, est exposée sur deux sites : le Laboratoire de Minéralogie (Sart Tilman, accès sur RDV) et la Maison de la Science.

Allée du Six Août 6, B18 - Parking n°40, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Also see:
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=62752#62752
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Museums / Re: Germany, Niedersachsen, Feggendorfer Stollen
« Last post by Frank de Wit on July 15, 2018, 11:01:23 AM »
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Shops/dealers / Re: Purple-Sky-Minerals / David Hospital
« Last post by David Hospital on July 14, 2018, 11:17:16 AM »
Hi lovers and passionates of systematic minerals,

The new auctions of systematic minerals are online at  E-rocks /Purple Sky Minerals

https://e-rocks.com/items/auction/1000735/purple-sky-minerals-11-jul-18-jul-2018


and also at the new Geo-trader /Purple Sky Minerals :

https://www.geo-trader.com/store/purple-sky-minerals


....so I highly recommend to have a look to both sites !

Good luck if you bid !

Thanks for your time.
David Hospital
Purple Sky Minerals
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