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August 2017

  • 31 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A little "smoke gets in your eyes" moment today as we said goodbye to Chris Mavris who has been helping us for the last 9 months. Behind the scenes at e-Rocks Chris has been diligently working away at some "special"...
  • 29 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Late in July George & I had the good fortune to travel up to Weardale to attend the Weardale Mineral Show in St Johns Chapel. We had a fantastic time and a big thumbs up must go to Enrico Rinaldi for doing all the...
  • 28 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Having just been away for a fine week's stay at the village of Belstone, near Okehampton on Dartmoor, it was a neat coincidence that an auction selection coming through is from Belstone Consols Mine. Whilst staying in...
  • 27 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Until I researched it I would never have thought vanadinite likely to occur at Ilfeld in Harz, Germany. The specimen we discovered is a manganite matrix with tiny pockets of braunite, and with one solitary yellow (part)...
  • 26 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It is always interesting when a seller messages me because a mineral isn't listed on our main database. Jason Boyd Smith, AKA Bucket of Holes made such a request for the mineral "Schmidite" yesterday. Sure enough it was not...
  • 24 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    This old label and specimen came to light the other day when we were moving some boxes around in the TVM store room. Mineralhaus Droop was based in Dresden and this label has an uncertain age but likely to date from later in...
  • 23 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Nearly 3 years ago now, we checked out and invested in "spin" technology for capturing 360 degree presentation of minerals. The concept is simple, you set your mineral centre on a turntable and then control the movement of...