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Index

1 to 100

  • 1 The First Mineral Matters Post
  • 2 Another one bites the dust
  • 3 Formanite-(Y), Cooglegong, Western Australia
  • 4 Is there such a thing as the “Collector Gene”?
  • 5 Rare skarn mineral, foshagite
  • 6 Australian Journal of Mineralogy
  • 7 Hellyerite that was once hellyerite!
  • 8 The Geology of the Tour de France
  • 9 Foggite, a rare calcium aluminium phosphate
  • 10 Carrboydite – a nickel sulphate
  • 11 Annabergite, a well-known nickel mineral
  • 12 A sign of the times – Helmut Braith
  • 13 The challenge identifying rare species…
  • 14 A clarification
  • 15 Francisite, a rare selenium mineral
  • 16 Hidden collection…
  • 17 Friedelite, an uncommon manganese silicate
  • 18 Trial Harbour tourmaline
  • 19 3D Imaging of Minerals
  • 20 A peek at corundum
  • 21 Brizziite, Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine, Italy
  • 22 Amazing amethyst!
  • 23 Mount Arapiles, western Victoria
  • 24 Faked tourmalines
  • 25 Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 6 number 7
  • 26 Franckeite, a rare sulphosalt
  • 27 The Moon’s rocky past
  • 28 Anatase, Solumsåsen Quarry, Norway
  • 29 Micromount Club Zoom meeting video
  • 30 Anatase, Mont Saint Hilaire, Canada
  • 31 Anatase, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 32 Useful mineral sites!
  • 33 The challenges of building a systematic mineral collection
  • 34 Crocoite, Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania
  • 35 Brief history of Dundas
  • 36 Stellerite, Alghero, Sassari Province, Italy
  • 37 Franklinite is New Jersey’s State Mineral – Finally!
  • 38 Introducing Mineral Matters Sales
  • 39 Brookite, Kharan, Pakistan
  • 40 Ugly specimens are minerals too
  • 41 Minerals, Volume 13, Issue 7 (July 2023)
  • 42 Live Night Time Opal Dig
  • 43 Edmund Strzelecki
  • 44 Night Time Opal Dig Revisited
  • 45 Langite, Silver Gill, Cumbria
  • 46 2023 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium
  • 47 Linarite, Silver Gill, Cumbria
  • 48 Aurichalcite, Silver Gill, Cumbria
  • 49 Mineral name pronunciation
  • 50 What’s possible, and what’s likely
  • 51 Gold. From where?
  • 52 More gold in Tucson
  • 53 But wait, there’s more
  • 54 Gold crystals
  • 55 Pretty in pink
  • 56 Keeping it Local
  • 57 Monthly Mineral Chronicles vol 6 number 8
  • 58 Micromount Club Zoom meeting video
  • 59 Mexican Minerals – Grossular, Proustite and a Pseudomorph…
  • 60 Ballarat Gem and Mineral Show
  • 61 Mexican Minerals in Art
  • 62 Ballarat Gem and Mineral Show
  • 63 Palygorskite
  • 64 Cinnabar and Metacinnabar
  • 65 Minerals of Broken Hill book
  • 66 Cinnabar with an old Ward’s label
  • 67 A classic cinnabar locality
  • 68 A very rare mercury-bearing mineral
  • 69 Cinnabar from an unusual locality
  • 70 Ugly Rocks Rock
  • 71 Channelling my inner Attenborough
  • 72 Galena, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
  • 73 Aikinite, a lead-copper sulphosalt
  • 74 Lake Boga Ulrichite
  • 75 Galena from a historic mine
  • 76 Mildura Gem and Mineral Show
  • 77 Cacoxenite from Germany
  • 78 Anapaite, a calcium iron phosphate
  • 79 Two Fe Phosphates from Lake Boga
  • 80 Two More Fe Phosphates from Lake Boga
  • 81 Rock Humour
  • 82 Four Fe Phosphates on the one specimen!
  • 83 Kulanite, a rare barium phosphate
  • 84 Locality Snippet – Ophir Hill, Utah
  • 85 Illustrated Minerals of Australia, gillardite to goethite
  • 86 Phillip Island Field Trip
  • 87 Crocoite from New Zealand!
  • 88 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 89 Imayoshiite, Datolite, Plombièrite, Shijiangshan Mine, China
  • 90 Wutong Emperor and Empress
  • 91 Whose label?
  • 92 Calcite Butterfly Twin
  • 93 Ugly is in the eye of the beholder
  • 94 Ugly minerals are the perfect way to show the world that you’re not afraid to embrace your inner weirdo
  • 95 Ugly minerals are the hidden gems of the mineral world
  • 96 Ugly minerals are the perfect gift for someone who hates you
  • 97 Ugly minerals are the perfect conversation starters
  • 98 Enough of the Ugly Minerals!
  • 99 Pareidolia in minerals
  • 100 More Pareidolia in minerals

101 to 200

  • 101 Red spinel from Mogok
  • 102 A hidden spinel!
  • 103 Enter at own risk!
  • 104 Super Macro vs Super Micro
  • 105 Ugly spinel…
  • 106 Super Macro Revisited
  • 107 Desautels Micromount Symposium
  • 108 Bannisterite, Broken Hill
  • 109 Vesuvianite, Aosta Valley, Italy
  • 110 Eudialyte, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada
  • 111 Aerinite, Estopiñán del Castillo, Spain
  • 112 The Hidden Collection – Phantoms
  • 113 The Hidden Collection – More Phantoms
  • 114 Colour in minerals
  • 115 Collector Gene Revisited
  • 116 Minerals and Elements: Chromium
  • 117 Minerals and Elements: Chromium
  • 118 Minerals and Elements: Chromium
  • 119 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 120 Gadolinite-(Y), Miyazuma-kyo, Japan
  • 121 Cerianite-(Ce), Gakara Project, Burundi
  • 122 Silicate group of minerals
  • 123 Cerianite-(Ce), Kingsgate, New South Wales
  • 124 Davidite-(La), Radium Hill, South Australia and an apology!
  • 125 Churchite-(Y), Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • 126 Agardite-(Ce), Clara Mine, Germany
  • 127 Mineral Rings
  • 128 2024 Mineral Calendar
  • 129 Pareidolia Returns
  • 130 Chabazite, Bundoora, Victoria
  • 131 Azurite Suns from Tasmania!
  • 132 Marshite, Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • 133 Emerald Beryl, Kafubu Emerald District, Zambia
  • 134 Smithsonite, Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • 135 The Rabbit Ears Tourmaline
  • 136 Spherocobaltite, Agoudsl Mine, Morocco
  • 137 Erythrite, Mount Cobalt, Queensland
  • 138 A new Super Macro Lens
  • 139 Erythrite, and cobaltite, Biggenden Mine, Queensland
  • 140 Cobaltaustinite after Cobaltite, Dome Rock
  • 141 Cobaltoan lithiophorite
  • 142 Rutile in amethyst, Harts Range, Northern Territory
  • 143 Seminar Day 1
  • 144 Seminar Day 2
  • 145 Introducing GeoScope3D
  • 146 Zeehan Show, Tasmania
  • 147 Collecting quartz near the Iron Blow
  • 148 Fluorapatite, Panasqueira, Portugal
  • 149 Scorodite and carminite, Alto das Quelhas do Gestoso Mine, Portugal
  • 150 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 151 Scorodite, Panasqueira, Portugal
  • 152 Bastnäsite-(Ce), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada
  • 153 Elongated Pyrite
  • 154 A tool to aid identification
  • 155 Venturing Beyond the Granite Boundaries
  • 156 What’s in a name? 😆
  • 157 Venturing Beyond the Granite Boundaries Presentation
  • 158 Agardite from Dome Rock, South Australia
  • 159 To crop or not to crop…
  • 160 Goudeyite, Majuba Hill, Pershing Co, Nevada
  • 161 Mixite and Adamite, or is it?
  • 162 Gold. The Element of Surprise!
  • 163 Golden Big Cat
  • 164 The Huacracocha Kraken
  • 165 Number 8!
  • 166 Krumm-y mineral 😆
  • 167 More Hyalite Opal
  • 168 An interesting history…
  • 169 Glendonites…
  • 170 Adamite, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mexico
  • 171 Manganese-bearing Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
  • 172 Zincolivenite(?), Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • 173 Australian Greenockite…
  • 174 Olivenite, Stavoren Mine, South Africa
  • 175 Cerussite with a secret
  • 176 Vale Wolf Noack
  • 177 Pseudomalachite, Lake Boga, Victoria
  • 178 Rock and a Hard Place? Not for Elaterite: The Mineraloid that Defies Rigidity
  • 179 Faujasite and calcite, Limberg Quarries, Germany
  • 180 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 181 Hyalite Opal, Lake Rotokawa, New Zealand
  • 182 Layer upon layer upon layer
  • 183 Measure once, cut twice…
  • 184 The Grinch
  • 185 Microminerals of Mont Saint Hilaire
  • 186 Ephemeral Mineral…
  • 187 Xmas Cuprite
  • 188 Mutant Snow Flakes!
  • 189 Natrolite Ice Sculpture
  • 190 Christmas Mine, Arizona
  • 191 Rhodochrosite, Mont Saint-Hilaire
  • 192 Bournonite, Tolwong, New South Wales
  • 193 Vintage micromounts with surprises
  • 194 Christmas Tree Calcite
  • 195 Copper, Mount Isa, Queensland
  • 196 Stolen Gold
  • 197 Potpourri of Minerals
  • 198 Using a photo without permission
  • 199 Two into one don’t go…
  • 200 Micromount Boxes – Protecting Tiny Treasures

201 to 300

  • 201 Hewettite
  • 202 Index of Mineral Matters
  • 203 A hard life
  • 204 Location is the most important thing
  • 205 Fishtail Twins
  • 206 Fluorescent Benitoite
  • 207 Another Benitoite…
  • 208 Copper in Ancient Wood
  • 209 Pyrites of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Galleon of Glitter
  • 210 First Show for 2024
  • 211 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 212 Albite Epitaxy
  • 213 Bagrationite…
  • 214 Upcoming Micromount Club Zoom Meetings
  • 215 Chalcopyrite epitaxial on sphalerite
  • 216 Cinnabar, Coldstones Quarry, North Yorkshire
  • 217 Mont Saint Hilaire Conundrum Cocktail
  • 218 Falcondoite, Falcondo Mine, Dominican Republic
  • 219 Nimite and Népouite from South Africa
  • 220 Silver, Batopilas, Mexico
  • 221 Chlorargyrite, Magnet Mine, Tasmania
  • 222 Acanthite from Broken Hill
  • 223 Loxton Gem Show
  • 224 Truth, Justice, and Moon-Juice
  • 225 Stibnite, Costerfield, Victoria, Australia
  • 226 Stibnites in my collection
  • 227 Stibnite from Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • 228 Mineral Antimoney
  • 229 First Mineral Art for 2024
  • 230 Jargonbusters
  • 231 Kalahari Mines and their Minerals
  • 232 The American Museum of Natural History
  • 233 Warrnambool Show
  • 234 Hot Rocks! Cool Bananas!
  • 235 Once Upon a Time, I was Pink: A Nostalgic Look Back
  • 236 Hoppered Halite
  • 237 Nailed It! Signs That Deserve an Award
  • 238 Hidden Collection new addition
  • 239 Australian Museum, Sydney
  • 240 Who’s Who at the Zeehan Gem and Mineral Show
  • 241 Golden Monument
  • 242 Monthly Mineral Chronicles
  • 243 Melanite: A Closer Look at a Black Garnet
  • 244 Broken Hill Memorabilia
  • 245 Enargite from Taiwan
  • 246 Trapiche Emerald from Colombia
  • 247 Warning: Owning Red Beryl May Cause Extreme Envy
  • 248 Synthetic versus Man-made
  • 249 Aquamarine from Vietnam
  • 250 Bubbly Beryl
  • 251 Tucson Aquas