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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.

  • 08 Dec, 2017
    Ed Richard
    Some years ago, around 2010 news started to trickle out about spectacular finds of collectable mineral specimens in Inner Mongolia. The first deposits brought back memories of Dal'negorsk as the geology and minerals like...
  • 08 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Along with everything else that is going on we have been doing some background work on some phosphate minerals spurred on by a request by seller Modris Baum (LMB Minerals) and something he had discovered on a Brazilian...
  • 06 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Life at TVM isn't all about swaning off to shows, buying minerals or photographing/describing things for our weekly lists. All this activity leads to one thing: an untidy stock room. Usually we can survive for a few months...
  • 06 Dec, 2017
    Joy Desor
    We got our new xray diffractometer this week. It will come with a two dimensional detector which enables out of plane bragg peak measurement. This allows ultra fast measurements or extremely low concentrations of mineral...
  • 05 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    I was visiting an e-Rocks customer the other day, and was awestruck by his collection of radio-active artefacts. Many things have changed over the years as learning and science have made our lives safer, but looking back...
  • 04 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As we announced a few weeks ago the Russell Society has been tendering for a purchaser for the Norman Cogger collection. The process has now been completed and we are pleased to announce that we, TVM are the successful...
  • 03 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today was our last show outing for the 2017 Season, Oxford Show is the last mineral show on the UK circuit for 2017. To this end it was rather nice to be greeted with a Christmas tree in the foyer, certainly set the scene...
  • 02 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A little self indulgence here; not only is liroconite one of the "holy grail" UK minerals, it is one of my favourites! This specimen listed by Carsten is small but exhibits excellent crystals, and is beautifully photographed...
  • 29 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Long time e-Rocks seller Gábor Koller has hit the news recently in his native Hungary! Congratulations to Gábor and his discovery and subsequent IMA approval/publishing of the new mineral rudabányaite. Gábor self collected...
  • 29 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A few weeks ago I was contacted by a local family who had a quantity of minerals, fossils and shells they had acquired during their times abroad in the Arabian Gulf. They live only a few minutes from TV Towers so there was...
  • 26 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    George and I were discussing a mineral "anatolyite" newly added to the e-Rocks database, and couldn't find out who it was named for via the usual sources. We know Anatoly Kasatkin very well, and through his involvement with...
  • 18 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
      George and I were on the road early today to visit the 2017 Sussex Mineral & Lapidary Society Show (SMLS) at Haywards Heath. This was the first time we have been to the show since 2010; e-Rocker Trevor Devon also...

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