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Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Benitoite
August 09, 2012 03:35AM
The Best Minerals benitoite first draft is finished.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 04:31AM
it    
and this? [www.mindat.org]

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Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 05:16AM
Perhaps I'm missing something here, but why are there so many similar-looking pictures of California benitoite?
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 08:09AM
pl    
Rock,
I have no problem to use text from The Minerals newspaper but please give at th beginning full name, citation and link to the pdf at the end....
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 10:34AM
Matteo,
Where possible be use images that show the entire specimen not just close up parts of one.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 10:42AM
AGMI

There are so many similar looking pictures because those are the kind the locality produces and because we have many pictures of fine specimens from there. We have tried to provide as broad a selection of them as possible. This is by far the most prolific locality for the mineral. Where possible, for the localities in Best Minerals that are the most prolific we try and use many images from the locality as a way of emphasis that the locality is very prolific. Look at the smithsonites from Tsumeb in the Best Minerals Smithsonite article and you will see what I mean.

If you can point me to images of benitoite that are not similar looking we would certainly consider adding them to the article. If you were writing the article, what kind of pictures would you have selected and how many?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2012 10:46AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 10:44AM
Tomek,
At the end of the article, your company name is mentioned as the original publisher of the article and a link given to it.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 10:52AM
pl    
That wasn't the question about company name. If you reprint article from for example MinRec and also use their figures would be obvious to give information from where it comes from? Isn't it? I know that our journal is for free but we put the same effort to put it together as other editors...

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:21AM
Thomas,
What is it you would like us to do?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:32AM
pl    
Just please delete company name and put name of the journal and number of the issue from which it came - classic citation.

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:36AM
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Rock Currier Wrote:
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> Matteo,
> Where possible be use images that show the entire
> specimen not just close up parts of one.


I have only of the particular, not of the complete specimen, I not love take photos of complete specimens, the crystals go lost on the view. But this photo are used in the panel located at the new Oak Flat public campground at Clear Creek (near the northwestern edge of the New Idria serpentine mass).

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avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:38AM
Thomas,
I will gladly do that. How would you like the reference to read: Mineral Newspaper, Issue 3, 2011? Or perhaps Minerals, Issue 3, 2011?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:47AM
Your image is of a nice benitoite specimen but it is not particularly outstanding and I would be reluctant to include it in the article when so many other more significant specimens are available for inclusion in the article. If the people at the Oak Flat public campground at Clear Creek choose to use that image they are certainly free to do so. One wonders why they chose to use an image where the background of the image is so out of focus. It may be that they didn't want to dash the hopes of prospective benitoite collectors by showing them what a really good specimen of benitoite looks like.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:47AM
pl    
just Minerals is OK. Thanks!

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 11:49AM
Tomasz,
Done!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 12:35PM
No one "Star of David", what a pity...

Simone Citon
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 01:28PM
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Thanks!

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avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 04:55PM
Worth mentioning that this specimen [www.mindat.org] has been called the Sushi Plate?
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 06:29PM
No star of David. Usually they are pretty small, and we don't have any images of them in our database. We rarely use images of specimens in the best minerals articles unless they are in Mindat's database. But you are right, one should be in the article. Ill see if I can scare up an image of one or two good ones to put into the article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2012 06:43PM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Benitoite
August 09, 2012 06:34PM
Steve,
The Sushi Plate is already in the article. In fact it is the first one shown in the images of Benitoite from the Gem Mine if you don't count the benitoite used as a lead in to the Benitoite article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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