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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.

Please feel free to write your own and cross reference with items in our database.

  • 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...
  • 31 Dec, 2017
    Chris Mavris
    On our way home, we recently encountered an unusual - for mineral collectors - scenery: a snow-covered Saint Marie-aux-Mines! With these pictures Plinius Earth Treasures wishes all its e-rocks friends a Happy 2018 full of...
  • 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...
  • 26 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Here we are with another auction close coming up for a specimen of liroconite. This specimen is a nice thumbnail with abundant blue crystals from German seller Karin’s Mineral Shop. Liroconite is a comparatively rare mineral...
  • 26 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Jill Brunner's listing of anglesite with galena inclusion from Tsumeb has just chalked up item #630000, or 130,000 items added to the e-Rocks database since we renumbered the inventory in October 2015. Previously we reported...
  • 25 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Something we do not see very often (maybe twice a year), the administrator's "auction items closing panel" for the next 24 hours is blank! This means we don't have any auctions closing on Christmas Day, but we will be back...
  • 22 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Last weekend was the last planned road trip for George and I for 2017. We were off to sunny Kent to pick up Norman Cogger's collection, and so there is it all packed and ready to come back. Remarkably we have found space to...
  • 14 Dec, 2017
    Joy Desor
    This project is all about new finds which were confirmed by XRD and other methods. It will be updated from time to time. The download of the file for December 2017 is available here:
  • 08 Dec, 2017
    Ed Richard
    Some years ago, around 2010 news started to trickle out about spectacular finds of collectable mineral specimens in Inner Mongolia. The first deposits brought back memories of Dal'negorsk as the geology and minerals like...
  • 08 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Along with everything else that is going on we have been doing some background work on some phosphate minerals spurred on by a request by seller Modris Baum (LMB Minerals) and something he had discovered on a Brazilian...
  • 06 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Life at TVM isn't all about swaning off to shows, buying minerals or photographing/describing things for our weekly lists. All this activity leads to one thing: an untidy stock room. Usually we can survive for a few months...