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Blogs & Articles: A complete library of User' uploaded posts about their collecting, collections, finds, acquisitions and anything else mineralogical they want to share.

Please feel free to write your own and cross reference with items in our database.

  • 16 Oct, 2021
    Shaukat Tariq
    green cap tourmaline specimen from stak nala mine skardu pakistan weight is : 385 carat size is : 41 x 45 x 67 mm
  • 30 Jun, 2021
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Hi Everyone   As you will know the Import of Goods to EU Countries and VAT Sales between EU Countries changes at 00:01 on July 1st 2021. This will affect buying on e-Rocks in 2 areas. 1/ Buying from a VAT Registered EU...
  • 25 Mar, 2021
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Yesterday at around mid day George and his partner Sam became parents for the second time. Their little girl has been named Hazel [ ] Wrigley, and Alex has a younger sister. Apart from becoming a grandparent for the second...
  • 22 Mar, 2021
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A shout-out to mobile and tablet users on e-Rocks! A while back we created the e-Rocks Mineral Database App to provide phone users a quick and easy mineral database. The app is fast and contains tons of useful information on...
  • 10 Feb, 2021
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We now have new servers with much more processing, storage, security and up-to-date software. As we said previously hopefully you will not notice anything different - a few page caches may need to rebuild etc. Please let us...
  • 09 Feb, 2021
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    This week we have some big things to do on the e-Rocks service. We last went through this in September 2015 when we had much less traffic and data to store. If things are going well 5 years is quite a long life-span for a...
  • 31 Dec, 2020
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Please be aware of our updated TVM Terms & Conditions before bidding or buying anything TVM offers on e-Rocks. There is also a link showing the details below on each and every item listed. Our Terms and Conditions - 31...
  • 03 Nov, 2020
    Joy Desor
      The unique mineralogy of Jachymov mining district in the Czech Republic is known for many years and many new - especially uranium bearing minerals - could be described with the help of modern analytical methods. Recent...
  • 13 Jun, 2020
    Roger Curry
      Thomas Edison had a superb mineral collection. He bought it in 1890 for $8000 (in today’s real money £185k).  It was the personal collection of the notable self-taught mineralogist, gemmologist & Vice President of...
  • 05 Jun, 2020
    Joy Desor
    Two unusual and colourful Uranium (U) minerals have been reported from Germany for the first time: Green to bluish paddlewheelite and yellow-green glassy albrechtschraufite. The locality is Uranus Mine, Kleinrückerswalde, in...
  • 23 May, 2020
    Joy Desor
    Analytical investigations of the germanite and renierite associated secondary minerals have lead to the discoveries of many unique minerals eg. otjisumeite, bartelkeite, stottite from the Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands,...
  • 18 May, 2020
    Roger Curry
    Above, red crystals of lorándite TlAsS2 pseudomorphing into yellow crystals of fangite Tl3AsS4. The specimen is from one of the world's hotspots for thallium, the Allchar mine, in the Republic of Macedonia. The mine ...

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