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September 2017

  • 29 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Dont forget as of 1st October 2017, the e-Rocks.com website will be transferring to ownership by e-Rocks Ltd. Please refer to our previous notice, linked below. Looking forward to our new jobs on Monday: as rock group the...
  • 29 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Last weekend I was reading on the BBC website about the discovery of a "lost" portrait painting by Rubens of George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham (d.1628). It turned out the painting was lost in plain view hanging and...
  • 27 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Our e-Rocks database is continuously growing and flexing as our sellers add new mineral types, varieties and of course the odd thing that we think is relevant to the naming of items on the site. Recently I was adding a group...
  • 23 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Originally described by Dr Peter Elliott (et al) a mineralogy researcher from the University of Adelaide after detailed analysis of a sample given to him by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation....
  • 22 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Back in 2009 the late Paul Lowe was disposing of the mineral collection of the late Dr Fred Armitage. Dr Armitage lectured in Chemistry at London Universities from the 1970s until the early 2000s. He had a huge interest in...
  • 20 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Mining areas above Niaslo village (courtesy Ikram Minerology)                              Recently reading about a new discovery of hematite from Morocco seen at Denver Show reminded me of the locality Niaslo, Basha Valley...
  • 16 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Devon, UK   Castle Drogo is a large stately home on the eastern side of Dartmoor. Constructed between between 1911 to 1930 by architect Edwin Lutyens for English enterpreneur Julius Drewe in the...
  • 15 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Or maybe a better question "What did Monty Python ever do for us?" -  well they gave us the wonderful quote "What did the Romans..." to introduce any article about Roman civilisation or technology! Seller Baltasar Sanchez ...
  • 14 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Art Deco walnut display cabinet, circa 1930    Introduction Most people in tuned into the news will be aware of the media splash behind the launch of the new Apple iphone X (and 8) the other day. It has been widely...
  • 13 Sep, 2017
    Ana Cubillo
    Hi all! There is a new photo contest on the way, the second Mineral Photo Contest MinerElx is open for entries until 30th of November. This year there are two categories: macro photos and micromount photos. No age limit and...
  • 13 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    The other day we picked out a specimen from the Ted Smithson collection, namely a witherite labelled as from the Joycey Shaft at Langley Barony Mine near Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, UK. It is the first time we have seen...
  • 08 Sep, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    On 1st October 2017 there will be some changes to the e-Rocks.com business plus the Terms & Conditions. The e-Rocks.com business will be transferring from our current Thames Valley Minerals ownership to a new company...

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