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  • 23 Oct, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today (23rd October) we notched up item #680000 into our specimen database, completing another 10,000 increment to the catalogue. The honoured rock is a specimen of Cleusonite from Fibbia, Ticino in Switzerland. The specimen...
  • 03 Oct, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Sapphire - September's Birthstone Sapphire - Zazafotsy, Ihosy, Madagascar - 16mm, sold in September 2018   We have not written a "numbers" blog for nearly a year; we figure most people are here for the minerals but...
  • 28 Sep, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    For those who regularly use our Search feature to find minerals listed on e-Rocks, we have just launched a new feature to help get to the latest items. We have created a new filter in your relevant search results that will...
  • 26 Aug, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Friday 24th August saw the addition of item #670000 to our listing database, marking another 10,000 specimens uploaded. This time the specimen was provided by TVM Auctions, a specimen of Strengite & Phosphosiderite from...
  • 21 Jun, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It is time to announce the latest 10,000 minerals have been added to the e-Rocks database, this time it is an all American honour - or should I say honor? Michael Cline of Uravan Minerals (USA) brought up item 660000 earlier...
  • 20 Jun, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Whilst doing some tidying on the website I came across the mineral postite recently listed. I needed to check out the composition the relation to other minerals. It was not long before I was looking into the range of...
  • 08 Jun, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Hoganite   Hoganite and paceite (along with calclacite) are currently the only known minerals containing the organic acetate ion (CH3CHO2)- Minerals Containing the Acetate (Ethanoate) Ion Calclacite Ca(CH3COO)Cl...
  • 31 May, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As we push back on May and head into June a final quick blog with 2 bits of new information.   Nollmotzite (Mg[U5+(U6+O2)2O4F3]·4H2O) A new mineral, IMA approved pending publication due. Nollmotzite is the first...
  • 22 Feb, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Jill Brunner's listing in her current Kalahari Classics Auction for a calcite and pyrite specimen from NChwanning takes the mineral additions on e-Rocks to #640000, or 140,000 items added since in October 2015. Jill was the...
  • 04 Jan, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As we head towards Twelfth Night and the final demise of Christmas trees worldwide, we have got back to work with quite a bump. Over the last few days we have been finalising a very large software release and plan to get...
  • 01 Jan, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It is January 1st 2018 and welcome back to a new year of minerals and other things going on, on e-Rocks. I promised Carsten last week to make sure there was a "liroconite alert" in place for his auction closing tonight. A...
  • 30 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
      Today 30 December is the last day of auctions for e-Rocks in 2017, and quite a year it has been both on and off "the pitch".  The Piatek Minerals auction closing at 23:40 tonight will be the final and 1839th auction...