Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Goodbye Moneygrubbers

Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Goodbye Moneygrubbers
June 11, 2012 11:54AM
Discussion with various managers and complaints from some mineral dealers have caused us to change the name of the forum from Moneygrubbers to Specimen Valuation. I have often thought that the name along might repel some people from asking for valuation on their specimen simply because of the mildly antiseptic nature of the name. At any rate, we are going to try this for a while and see if it is an improvement and I think it will be..

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2012 06:55PM by Jolyon Ralph.
Re: Good by Moneygrubbers
June 11, 2012 12:40PM
Good call.

Moneygrubbers always sounded judgemental in my opinion.

Specimen Valuation has a more professional ring to it.
avatar Re: Good by Moneygrubbers
June 11, 2012 01:25PM
The forum is called Mineral Valuation & certainly sounds nicer to me.
Re: Good by Moneygrubbers
June 11, 2012 06:02PM
I agree with the change.
Re: Good by Moneygrubbers
June 11, 2012 06:53PM
HEY ROCK, Suggest you edit your title.............there is a big difference between "GOOD BY MONEYGRUBBERS" and GOOD BYE MONEYGRUBBERS. "BUY" the way, I agree with you!!!! CHEERS..........BOB
Re: Goodbye Moneygrubbers
June 23, 2012 03:34PM
Good idea.There may be many genuine reasons why people need to sell-up these days. These are difficult times for many.
Re: Goodbye Moneygrubbers
September 22, 2012 01:51AM
I always thought that title Moneygrubbers would be appropriate for a discussion about the specimens that got sold for a very high prices despite their characteristics or obvious basically pieces that one would never expect to sell that high. General valuation does not fall in that category specially when some people ask you a price of a chunk of Calcite or Quartz.

Your Email:


  • Valid attachments: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf
  • No file can be larger than 4.88 MB
  • 3 more file(s) can be attached to this message

Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2016, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 22, 2016 08:05:28
Go to top of page