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November 2017

  • 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...
  • 17 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Giuseppe Siccardi of Yourmineral Collection in Italy emailed me at the end of last month to tell me of some changes with his business. Giuseppe has been trading under Yourmineral collection (item code YMC) with e-Rocks since...
  • 16 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    When we were at Bakewell Show last month, we bumped into someone we had not met before, Barry Taylor who also lives very close to us. Barry is a collector at heart, but also runs an attraction called "Geology World" from his...
  • 13 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Posted on behalf of the Russell Society; here is a heads up for the upcoming offer for sale of the Norman Cogger Mineral Collection. Norman Cogger Norman lived in Tonbridge, Kent and was a member of the Russell Society...
  • 12 Nov, 2017
    Margaret Wilson
    Reiner and I retired to Cobalt, Ontario, Canada a little over a year ago. When we aren't out exploring the old mine sites in and around the area, we devote our time in support of the Cobalt Historical Society. The group...
  • 12 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
      In the depths of Peter Uerpmann's collection we came across a block of massive crystalline halite - rock salt. The locality is given as Asse II, probably picked up during his time as a worker in the German Nuclear...
  • 10 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
      As it is my birthday today I thought this little bit of mineral related trivia would brighten up the day. Early last year I was listing an aragonite (and gypsum) specimen from Tomnadashan Mine, Wester Tullich, Loch Tay,...
  • 09 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Within Peter Uerpmann's collection of European minerals we came across quite a large comparatively heavy specimen (110g) of slaggy matrix filled with bright metallic octahedrons of silver to 1mm stacked in pagoda-like...
  • 08 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We already recently reported on the number of new minerals being added to e-Rocks in October, an impressive average of 161 items per day went up in the last 2 months. We thought it might interesting to share some of the...

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