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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.

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  • 12 Mar, 2017
    Joy Desor
    Calamaite is the third natural Ti dominant sulfate mineral known yet. Russian scientists recognized this phase, occuring as filigrane colourless sprays, while doing some analytical investigations in a matrix of coquimbite...
  • 19 Feb, 2017
    Joy Desor
    This weekend three of my friends visited me for some analytical work on their self collected and collection material. One of them had an old Tsumeb sample hosting filigrane silky masses on germanite renierite matrix. Not...
  • 17 Feb, 2017
    Joy Desor
    Greenockite from Tsumeb forms beautiful hexagonal orange crystals in cavities of Cd rich galena. Often the specimens host brownish Cd rich smithsonite. Crystal size is usually around 50-100µm. Studies under the electron...
  • 16 Feb, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    There has been a sensational recent find of fluorite in Connemara, County Galway, in the Republic of Ireland. TVM has been given exclusive access to the locality and has been given first refusal to the material released by...
  • 08 Feb, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Back in February 2003 Pezzottaite was big news at Tucson show. At the time it was a hot new discovery, still an unnamed mineral and the sort of new thing Tucson show thrives on. These were originally brought to Tucson by...
  • 31 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Our technical department at e-Rocks (AKA my wife and George) have been on at me for some time to get a decent mobile phone as I am usually hard to track down when offline. Coupled with this we have a mobile version of the...
  • 30 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Burn's Night comes along every year and is mostly a Scottish based celebration of the poet Robbie Burns, so I try to get some "haggis neeps and tatties" in my diet during this time. It also serves to remind us that another e...
  • 27 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Last week I took a few days out to visit some favourite old haunts up in Weardale. I have always loved the place and the mining and mineral heritage have created an enduring strange feeling of home from home when ever I...
  • 25 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Was happy to see a nice post from Marc Allen Fleischer of the Fleischer Museum on Facebook the other day. Mark had recently purchased and received the above Megiliggar apatite from TVM. This is his post, "You don’t expect...
  • 18 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley
    This wulfenite specimen was news at Ste Marie Show in 2005, it was part of small find brought to the show by Guangha (George) Liu. The locality was given as Mian Ning Mine in Sichuan, China. At the time there was a lot of...
  • 17 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It was in August last year that we reported the our page on Facebook had reached 8,000 likes, well now we have risen to the 10,000 mark. We continue to use our page to provide our Facebook followers a daily snapshot of the e...
  • 17 Jan, 2017
    Joy Desor
    When I started examining micro minerals I came across a nice specimen hosting olive green bartelkeite. It was pure luck to find this mineral. This is what I can say now looking back at the small number of specimens I had....

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