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Best of Mindat micro photos talk pages

Posted by Harjo Neutkens  
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Harjo Neutkens December 21, 2010 11:05PM
This is my list of the most beautiful Mindat micro photos.
Only one photo per photographer (excuse me for including one of my own, it's a bit awkward, I know...).
If you have a suggestion for a photo to be included please reply in this topic.
Have fun!


Jean-Marc Joannet

Canon Ixus 500, Minolta bellows, Meiji SW10x, Canon 35mm 2.8 RMS, CombineZ


Matthias Reinhardt

Info will follow.


Stephan Wolfsried

Nikon Coolpx 8400, Zeiss Discovery V12, Helicon Focus


Christian Rewitzer

Canon Powershot A629, Zeiss Discovery V12, Helicon Focus


Elmar Lackner

Canon EOS450D, Leica S8 Apo, CombineZ


Fred Kruijen

Sony Alpha 350, bellows, Olympus Zuiko 20mm f2.0, CombineZ


Dominik Schläfli

Canon EOS10D, Olympus SZX12, 1x PlanApo objective, CombineZ


Harjo Neutkens

Canon Powershot A540, B&L SZ-7, Euromex phototube, CombineZ


Enrico Bonacina

Info will follow


Volker Betz

Canon EOS400D, bellows, Canon macro 38mm, Helicon Focus


Vítězslav Snášel

Canon Powershot A530, Helios reverse lense, Zenit objective, CombineZ


Jean-Claude Dol

Nikon D5000, Leica S8 apo


Auke Bleeker

JVC MC500, Raynox MSN505, CombineZ


Robert Meyer

Info will follow


Yannick Vessely

Canon EOS30D, bellows, Nikkor 35mm, CombineZ


Frédéric Hède

Info will follow


Tony Peterson

Info will follow


Pierre Rondelez

Pentax K100D, Pentax bellows, Pentax 50mm 1:1.7 reverse, CombineZ


Fritz Schreiber

Nikon D70, Wild M420 macroscope, Helicon Focus


Matteo Chinellato

Canon 40D, bellows, Zeiss Luminar 40mm, Helicon Focus


Gerhard Niceus

Olympus E30, Olympus bellows, Zeiss Luminar 25mm, Zerene Stacker


Michael Pfeil

Info will follow


Guy Bernadi

Info will follow


Rafa Muñoz Alvarado

Canon EOS40D, Nikon CF 5x ,bellows, Nikon P 10/0.25


Frank de Wit

Canon EOS450D, Olympus bellows, Zeiss Luminar 40mm, CombineZ


Vincent Bourgoin

Info will follow


David M Maietta

Info will follow


Petr Fuchs

Info will follow


Stefan Schorn

Canon G6, Zeiss Stemi 2000C, Zeiss 52mm universal adapter, Helicon Focus


Joy Desor

Cannon EOS7D, Nikon U series


John Jaszczak

Leica EC3, Nomarski differential interference contrast, Olympus PMG3 microscope


Branko Rieck

Nikon D7000, WILD M420 Macroscope, Zerene Stacker


Yaiba Sakaguchi

Olympus E-5, tube(EX-25 x3), OM ZUIKO Auto-Macro 38mm


R. Tanaka

Nikon D3, Nikon Multiphot, Zeiss Luminar 25mm


Sylvano Iob

Canon S5, Leica Mocrozoom 1x objective, CombineZ


Saul Krotki

Info will follow



Edited 30 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2012 05:43PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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Mineralogical Research Company December 21, 2010 11:17PM
One picture may be worth a thousand words, but it doesn't describe the equipment used to capture the images. If it were possible, a description of the equipment used would be as important to me as the images themselves.

Gene
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Maggie Wilson December 21, 2010 11:21PM


This is the photo the inspired me to learn about micro-photography - I have miles to go to be able to achieve these results, but this, and the rest of its companions will continue to inspire.

Terrific idea for a "best of" thread!

Maggie
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Harjo Neutkens December 21, 2010 11:23PM
Gene, I'll add that later. For most of the photos I have the information here somewhere winking smiley
Maggie, all J-M's photos are very inspiring, but for me his Annabergite is an icon!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2010 11:28PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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Maggie Wilson December 21, 2010 11:37PM
Ack, my apologies Harjo! Trust me not to read the fine print!

One per, gotcha!
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Bryan Manke December 22, 2010 02:34AM
Analcime with clay, Five Mile Quarry, Grays Harbor Co., Washington, USA




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2010 08:52PM by Rock Currier.
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Harjo Neutkens December 22, 2010 09:14AM
Yes Bryan, I like that one very much too, but I already included Bob's Slipfontein photo. I only want one photo per photographer. I could however replace Bob's Slipfontein Carminite with his Analcime, difficult choice, both are great....
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Domenico Preite December 22, 2010 09:41AM
Gooh Harjo best selection..
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Enrico Bonacina December 22, 2010 10:04AM
Thanks for giving harjo as favorite.
Ciao.
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Harjo Neutkens December 22, 2010 12:35PM
Of course Enrico, you are a maestro!
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Vítězslav Snášel December 22, 2010 02:05PM
I can not believe what I see!!
For me it's a wonderful Christmas gift and a great honor that my photo is that your list along with such amazing photographers!!

Harjo,
Thank you so much!
It really is a great honor for me!

Vita
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Darren Court December 22, 2010 03:48PM
Harjo, just want to say thank you so much for this. I linked to it on my facebook page, just so non-mineral friends can see and maybe understand a little better why we all do what we do! Cheers!

Darren
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Christian Auer December 22, 2010 06:47PM
Darren Court Wrote:
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> Harjo, just want to say thank you so much for
> this. I linked to it on my facebook page, just so
> non-mineral friends can see and maybe understand a
> little better why we all do what we do! Cheers!
>
> Darren


Excellent idea Darren, I`ll add it too!
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Vítězslav Snášel December 22, 2010 07:01PM
YES , I´ll add it too friends:)

http://www.facebook.com/rockhound.cz

Vita
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Gerhard Niceus December 22, 2010 07:04PM
Hallo Harjo,
thank you very much for choosing my picture in the "Best of micro Mindat Photos".
Im very proud to belong to selected photographers and it is another incentive for me
to make good micro Pictures.

Gerhard (geni B))
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J Church December 22, 2010 09:36PM
Beautiful color photographs, Here is a opal in black and white as an electron micrograph of a specimen from the Rainbow Ridge Mine in Virgin Valley Mining District, Humboldt Co, NV. I mined specimens from many levels and claims for opal formation research by Prof. Mustoe.
open | download - Mustoe scans 2formindat.jpg (997.9 KB)
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Roger Lang December 22, 2010 11:01PM
Harjo,
excellent selection! ... i really enjoyed those,
cheers and happy holidays
Roger
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Jean-Marc Johannet December 23, 2010 05:42PM
Hi Harjo & Maggie,
Thanks you to point out two of my pictures.
They are made to enjoy people by the beauty of microminerals.
I imagine that is the same when a writer meets some of his readers, it is always a pleasure to know that your work is appreciated.
btw, Harjo, I do appreciate a lot your selection, very close to my tastes...
Amitiés à tous et bonnes fêtes de Noël.
Jean-Marc
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Jeff Weissman December 24, 2010 04:32AM
Dear Harjo

What a great inspiration and gift to us all! I, for one, am even more motivated to reach for this level of skill!

thanks, Jeff
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Vincent Bourgoin December 24, 2010 10:14AM
Hi Harjo,
Thank you for choosing my picture !
I appreciate your idea and selection !

Gene, I take my photos on my stereo-microscope.

Mery Christmas
Amitiés à tous et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !
Vincent
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Ralph Bottrill December 24, 2010 12:49PM
Harjo,
a fantastic group of photos, hard to beat, - well done!
But another suggestion for Rob Meyer:


Some very difficult choices here!

Regards,
Ralph
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Rock Currier December 24, 2010 09:55PM
Harjo,
You need to now also put all of these into our Best Minerals Articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Harjo Neutkens December 24, 2010 10:08PM
Rock, they will winking smiley
Ralf, true, from an Aussie perspective (:P) but.... I think I'll keep Robert's Analcime.
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Ralph Bottrill December 26, 2010 02:04AM
I know I am a bit biased to Australia, also to the colourful lead secondaries, but we could argue such things forever, its still a superb collection and a nice Christmas present to drool over, thanks Harjo.

Regards,
Ralph



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/2010 02:05AM by Ralph Bottrill.
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Harald Schillhammer December 28, 2010 07:04PM
Superb selection!

Mineralogical Research Company Wrote:
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> One picture may be worth a thousand words, but it
> doesn't describe the equipment used to capture the
> images. If it were possible, a description of the
> equipment used would be as important to me as the
> images themselves.
>
> Gene

I second that. I mean, technically I would know how to reproduce all images, except one: the Analcime photo by Volker Betz. This one almost looks like a colored SEM-Image. The depth (I don't mean DOF) and clarity are intriguing.

Harry
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Harjo Neutkens December 29, 2010 12:45PM
I wrote down the technical info below most of the photos, some will follow later.

Cheers,

Harjo
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Harald Schillhammer December 29, 2010 03:11PM
Thanks a lot!

Harry
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Fritz Schreiber December 30, 2010 03:02PM
Harjo,

I did my photos with a WILD M420 macroscope, with a Nikon D70 camera, and Helicon Focus for stacking.

Great selection, thank you for including one of my photos!

Fritz
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Volker Betz December 30, 2010 06:53PM
Hello Harald,

the analcime picture is just a normal photo made with helicon focus. Just a unusual combo.

Volker
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Robert Meyer December 31, 2010 01:31AM
Harjo,

Thanks for this gallery. It is very enjoyable, and putting it together must have taken some time, since there are so many photographs on Mindat to chose from. It is great to see these selections, based on your excellent knowledge of micro mineral photography, and the consistency of criteria from one knowledgeable person. I was very happy to be included in this group.

For your information, the equipment statement for my photograph would be: Nikon Coolpix 8400; Qioptic/Optem Zoom 125C Optical System consisting of Coupler (25-84-00-02), 1.0X TV Tube (29-90-72), Zoom 125C Zoom Module & Focus (30-61-20 & 30-13-10), and 2.0X Aux Lens (29-20-41); Zerene Stacker.

Bob
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Harald Schillhammer December 31, 2010 06:53AM
Volker Betz Wrote:
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> Hello Harald,
>
> the analcime picture is just a normal photo made
> with helicon focus. Just a unusual combo.
>
> Volker


Volker, I already recognized that and in the same course have browsed your zeolithe images on your website. Very impressive - and it shows once again that one does not need sophisticated equipment to achieve outstanding results. It all boils down to "Know how to use your equipment".
Looking at your set-up, I can see that your lighting is very simple which in the case of the respective analcime image was obviously an advantage. Anyway, very well done.
Cheers

Harry
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Harjo Neutkens January 13, 2011 09:56PM
I added a beautiful new Paulingite photo by Petr Fuchs today!
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Harjo Neutkens January 13, 2011 11:52PM
And I've added a faaaantastic Lanzarote Analcime photo by Stefan Schorn (Mineralienatlas.de)
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Harjo Neutkens January 14, 2011 10:14PM
And today I added a beautiful Kasolite pic by Joy Desor!
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Harjo Neutkens February 10, 2011 05:39PM
I added a beautiful Graphite photo by John Jaszczak today!
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Harjo Neutkens February 14, 2011 10:06PM
And today I added a beautiful Mixite photo by Branco Rieck!
(and replaced Volker's photo with one of his amazingly beautiful recent Chabazite photos, and replaced Vincent's photo with a very special one)
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Branko Rieck February 14, 2011 10:51PM
Harjo,

thank you very much for the honor of being selected!

Branko
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Harjo Neutkens February 25, 2011 09:37PM
Today, added a very nice one from one of our Japanese friends.
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Harjo Neutkens February 28, 2011 08:04PM
Added another one from Japan, a beautifully lit Garnet from Ryoji Tanaka.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/2011 10:08PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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R. Tanaka March 09, 2011 03:22PM
Hi Harjo,

Thank you very much for adding my photo to your favorite.
My equipment of the photo is CZJ Luminar 25mm/Nikon Multiphot/Nikon D3.

Cheers,
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Harjo Neutkens March 09, 2011 05:51PM
Hi,

Thanks very much for the info! I'll update the page.
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Curtis Forrester November 12, 2011 06:12PM
Hi Harjo,

Your photo selections are some of the finest I have ever seen, but could you please have them labeled as to species & locality?

Thanks,

Curt
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Harjo Neutkens December 13, 2011 10:16PM
Some more wonderful micro photos on Mindat!

Yannick Vessely


Yaiba Sakaguchi


Volker Betz


Matthias Reinhardt


Tony Peterson


Stephan Wolfsried


Robert Meyer


Matteo Chinellato


Jean-Marc Johannet


Jean Claude Dol


Igor Dolinar


Gerhard Niceus


Fritz Schreiber


Frédéric Hède


Fred Kruijen


Petr Fuchs


Enrico Bonacina


Dominik Schläfli


Christian Rewitzer


Branko Rieck


Auke Bleeker


Guy Bernadi


Elmar Lackner


Marko Burkhardt


Germano Fretti


Jean Marie Laurent


Pascal Collet


Vincent Bourgoin


Sylvano Iob


Alesha Siegel/ Jean Sendero


Harald Schillhammer


Michael Reicht




Edited 10 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2012 05:40PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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Uwe Kolitsch December 15, 2011 02:22PM
thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up
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Jolyon & Katya Ralph December 15, 2011 02:31PM
Curt -

simply click on the photo for full information
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Alf Olav Larsen December 15, 2011 04:15PM
Freely after Satchmo: What a wonderful world (of minerals)!

Alf Olav
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Matteo Chinellato December 16, 2011 10:43PM
many nice the Azurite of Christian Rewitzer

Mindat Page

http://www.mindat.org/user-5018.html


Attrezzatura e tecnica sono solo l'inizio. È il fotografo che conta più di tutto. (John Hedgecoe)
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Account Closed December 17, 2011 08:39AM
In fact for me, i don't take this photo of anatase. She is a standard of quality but not very esthetic. I prefer others photos with more large field.

I can see when my photo is good or less good. In fact this anatase is just for seen the difference of colour inside (sroory for my englisk harjo... Do you speak better frenche than me for english).
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Harjo Neutkens December 17, 2011 09:16AM
In fact this anatase is just for seen the difference of colour inside

Exactement thumbs up
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Harjo Neutkens December 17, 2011 09:34AM
Fred, j'ai changer ton photo winking smiley
And I've added a few new photos!
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Account Closed December 23, 2011 08:07AM
Ok Harjo, i prefer this example ;).
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Harjo Neutkens January 10, 2012 09:33PM
I added a beautiful Clinoclase and Olivenite photo by Alesha Siegel/Jean Sendero, have a look winking smiley
Also, for those who have missed it; recently Volker Betz posted a breathtaking Haüyne photo. It ranks very high on my list of all time favourites! See below, and thanks Volker for the fantastic photo!

Volker Betz




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2012 09:35PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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Harjo Neutkens January 26, 2012 11:02PM
I added a great photo by Harald Schillhammer today!
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Harjo Neutkens May 26, 2012 08:42PM
And today I added Michael Reicht's fantastic Aragonite pic!
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Ben Schumer May 26, 2012 10:14PM
Hi Harjo,

Would this Osilio amethyst photo by Volker Betz be good?




Cheers,
Ben



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/2012 04:45PM by David Von Bargen.
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Tim Jokela Jr June 05, 2012 02:56AM
Fantastic.

I notice all the Euro names, and wonder what it is that most of the best photomicrographers are out of Europe... patience, access to the best lenses, willingness to spend 20k on gear, spare time, or what, puzzling.

Needs mineral name and locality, stat.

This would be the start of a truly fabulous wall poster, say a meter across, each image 15 cm or so... is it feasible!
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Matteo Chinellato July 01, 2012 08:23PM
Pyrite - Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy. 3.55 mm group of blue oxidized Pyrite crystals. Donation Dott. Alberto Cattani. Collection & Photo Matteo Chinellato

http://s02.imageupper.com/1_t/7/I13411739481346636_1.jpg

Ramsbeckite - Veneziana Gallery, Monte Trisa Mines, Mercanti Valley, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy. 0.83 mm area with green Ramsbeckite crystals. Collection Paolo Chiereghin photo Matteo Chinellato

http://s02.imageupper.com/1_t/7/I13411739481346636_2.jpg

Spessartine - Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China. 6.55 mm group of orange Spessartine crystal. Collection & Photo Matteo Chinellato

http://s02.imageupper.com/1_t/7/I13411739481346636_3.jpg

Mindat Page

http://www.mindat.org/user-5018.html


Attrezzatura e tecnica sono solo l'inizio. È il fotografo che conta più di tutto. (John Hedgecoe)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2012 08:26PM by Matteo Chinellato.
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Account Closed July 01, 2012 08:37PM
So greattttttttttt Matteo ! Mas Dieu is my favorite localitie....

After pink, blue..... and perhaps green after ?

http://www.alpinismeetmineraux.fr/mineralogie/macro/supermacro/supermacro817.jpghttp://www.alpinismeetmineraux.fr/mineralogie/macro/supermacro/supermacro823.jpghttp://www.alpinismeetmineraux.fr/mineralogie/macro/supermacro/supermacro827.jpg



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2012 08:42PM by Frédéric Hède.
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Rudolf Hasler January 05, 2013 11:38PM
Harjo,

this is the very best selection of mineral photos I have ever seen!
Congratulations and thanks,

Rudolf
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Mario Pauwels September 04, 2013 12:47PM
"Photo of the day" today, and it is a very nice one Edgar!

http://www.mindat.org/photo-519002.html

Best regards,
Mario Pauwels
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victor rzonca September 04, 2013 09:02PM
WOW!
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Fred Leenheer September 06, 2013 09:57AM
I am new here and I hope one of you can help me.
I have many micro photo's of minerals and I am trying to place them on the mindat.org website.
I can see the photo in my own page but the photo is unapproved.
What do I have to do to make the photo public for everyone? Or what am I doing wrong?

Regards
Fred Leenheer
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Christian Auer September 06, 2013 11:04AM
Just waiting Fred. Some manager has to approve them before they are online. This can last some hours up to some days.
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Olav Revheim September 06, 2013 11:14AM
Fred,

As a new member, all of your photos requires approval from one of Mindat's area experts to get a site-wide display status. The approval process may take anything from hours to several days. This has partly to do with expert workload ( it is a system based on volunteers, everyone has a daytime job outside Mindat). Minerals that are rare, from obscure places or has a complex relationship to other species may take longer time to approve than more common minerals. Sometimes there will be a correspondence between an expert an a photo uploader prior to approval of a photo for site-wide display.

If your photos generally are of reasonably decent quality, correctly named and assigned to the correct locality, you will eventually be able to upload photos site-wide without an expert approval.

From what I can see you have uploaded two photos that are in the approval queue, but unfortunately, I do not have sufficient knowledge on these secondary minerals and localities to approve them.

Hope this helps

Olav
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Mario Pauwels October 16, 2013 03:11PM
A very nice and interesting Conicalcite picture from Oscar Fernandez

3mm calls of Conicalcite, Pastrana, Mazarrón-Águilas, Murcia, Spain




Best regards,
Mario Pauwels



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2013 07:54PM by Rock Currier.
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