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October 2017

  • 31 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Sharyginite was listed as a new mineral, approved pending publication in the June 2017 Mineralogical Magazine. The formula is Ca3TiFe2O8 it was first identified in material collected from Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Eifel,...
  • 31 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It has already been quite a month, but today we passed another milestone with this specimen of bakhchisaraitsevite. No it isn't the most unpronounceable mineral on the site, or the longest mineral name not to use a U or O,...
  • 30 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    The day before we went to Munich the nice man from UPS turned up on my doorstep with quite a large box. As it happened, the Sunday before I was out dog walking and pocket pinging on messenger learning all about a little...
  • 29 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Earlier this month I was introduced to a small selection of specimens of talc on dolomite from Portreath Beach on the Lizard, Cornwall. These came to prominence in the Mineralogical Record Show Report for Ste Marie 2017,...
  • 28 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Saturday is the last day of our Munich roundabout tour for 2017. It is also the first public day and weekend crowds descend upon the place. We only planned to be there for 1/2 a day finishing off business and seeing the last...
  • 27 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Friday is the first open day of the show, namely for dealers and professionals. As usual footfall is usually up along with the protective film on the carpets! Our job today was to help with Christian Rewitzer on his booth,...
  • 27 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As promised I took some pictures of the displays within the Mine to Mine Exhibition. If you are at Munich it is really worth going to see this. This is not all the cases, or all the minerals within the cases shown, but...
  • 26 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Late to bed and up with the lark, is the usual routine at Munich Shows and today was no different. Our Hotel breakfast was excellent, very unhealthy and would set anyone up for the day. A quick ride on the U-bahn and we were...
  • 25 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A very early start from TV Towers, to Heathrow and onto the short flight to Munich. Really it is a very easy journey and a good time for George and I to catch up on business and plan for the next few days. The view of...
  • 25 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    The other day we added the new mineral wildenauerite to the database. This phosphate mineral with the formula: Zn(Fe3+,Mn2+)2MnFe3+(PO4)3(OH)3(H2O)6·2H2O was approved pending being published by the IMA in August/September...
  • 21 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    You may have noticed today's home page centre has changed; usually we display "today's auctions closing", but today we are showing "all auctions". There is a simple reason for this. Because of demand from our sellers, we...
  • 17 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    George flagged a mineral listing to me last night, an example of k√§mmererite from Mont Ha√Įto in Togo. Very rarely do we have to add a new country to our geographical database, but until now we had seen nothing listed from...

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