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Blogs & Articles: A complete library of User' uploaded posts about their collecting, collections, finds, acquisitions and anything else mineralogical they want to share.

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  • 13 May, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Jason Smith, one of our many regular sellers of interesting and obscure minerals or localities, was in discussion with me the other day. He happened to mention that he had acquired a liroconite specimen from Sterling Mine,...
  • 20 Apr, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Yesterday for a change I was inputting some rocks, and saw the magic item number 650,000 approaching with around 30 rocks to go. As it happened the phone rang, and an hour later when I returned to saving the next item the...
  • 16 Apr, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A big day for Carsten Slotta and with the first exposure of his new website online. Please visit the new site via links below, Carsten will be adding to the fixed price pages shortly and of course all his...
  • 31 Mar, 2018
    Chris Mavris
    After a long time preparing it, we are happy to be offering here on e-Rocks the B. Florin collection. B. Florin was a knowledgeable Swiss collector. He was specialised in Swiss localities, but specialized in choice specimens...
  • 26 Mar, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    During the last week in February we made contact with Nottinghamshire based collector Alan Peckover; he was looking for a buyer for his collection of minerals. After some discussion and a visit to see the collection a sale...
  • 11 Mar, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Yesterday George was off at a stag party so I was left in charge of setting up the new auctions beginning on the day. One of the sub tasks required is to cross check and ensure that any new localities added to the database...
  • 09 Mar, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Working with old collections will often throw up unexpected snippets of information, "factoids", or link to some other part of a mineralogical jigsaw. Recently spotted stowed away in Norman Cogger's collection was a specimen...
  • 06 Mar, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Late last year we reported on a new find of very fine large specimens of blödite & kröhnkite from Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Mejillones, Antofagasta Region, Chile. This locality is an old open cast working for the...
  • 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...
  • 10 Feb, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today we have begun the deployment of many new changes to e-Rocks. We are working behind the scenes to introduce many new features for both desktop and mobile users of our site, and today’s upgrade represents the first stage...
  • 17 Jan, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    I spotted this wonderful photo of cuprorivaite posted by Joy Desor in a recent auction. Of course cuprorivaite has nothing to do with wulfenite apart from its tetragonal crystals with flattened tabular habit as shown....
  • 16 Jan, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Those of you who read my last Oxford Show report will remember a mention of Paul Nicholson at Waveney Minerals. We have known Paul as a collector for well over 15 years, and more recently as an occasional show dealer in the...