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Posted by Rock Currier  
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November 02, 2009 10:00PM
    
I added the Spanish Wulfenite localities to your Wulfenite set-up Rock: [www.mindat.org] . Anyone interested in adding some other countries locs to it (Ralph, how about the Australian, I could mail Chris Auer if he would like to do Bleiberg, Austria and Mezica, Slovenia but who has the time to do the USA......Rock winking smiley )

Cheers

Harjo
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 03, 2009 06:47AM
I could do Australian wulfenites - there are not that many.

Regards,
Ralph
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 03, 2009 07:49AM
    
Great Ralph!
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
December 09, 2009 11:07PM
    
Hi my friends,

I started the monstrous task of Beryl articles this avo.........
The main page is here with the links: [www.mindat.org]
I already did Emerald: [www.mindat.org] and Red Beryl: [www.mindat.org]
Now there's wine first, then on to Goshenite, Aquamarine, Heliodore etc etc........................phew..............

Cheers

Harjo
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
December 10, 2009 12:50AM
Harjo,
Quit complaining, I did Quartz, USA in three sections. You can do a little one like Beryl.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
December 10, 2009 09:25PM
    
Hahaha, I updated the Emerald article and worked on the Beryl article, the main Beryl article will hold the links to the colour variety articles and is serving as a common Beryl article.
I have almost completed it, have a look winking smiley
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
May 15, 2010 07:11PM
    
Guys, I added some new localities and pics to the Emerald article and to some of the Belgian ones.
I also restyled the lay-out of the complete Wulfenite article (I hope you don't mind Rock.....), mainly the tedious job of changing all the width parameters to hight parameters for all the photos.
In the end it will be very nice if all the articles have the same lay-out, just like all chapters of a book have a corresponding lay-out.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
May 16, 2010 07:52PM
    
Sigh......I completed the first draft of the Epidote article, jipieeeee!!
Still a lot of additional info on specific localities is needed (Rock......help winking smiley I'm sure you can add valuable info)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/2010 07:55PM by Harjo Neutkens.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
May 17, 2010 10:24AM
Good work Harjo, its looking great.
I dont know much specific about the Australian site, but will see what I can find out.

Regards,
Ralph
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
May 17, 2010 08:00PM
    
Thanks Ralph!
Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
September 26, 2010 07:36PM
    
If no-one objects, I'd like to dig myself into the amphibole group. I know it's a monsterous task, and it will require patience from you guys as it will probably take years to "complete". I have already set up a matrix on how the different species relate to each other, and I envision a group of articles structured like this:

Level1: The amphibolite series article linking directly to the other articles
Level 1a: I will possibly/probably need som articles on the amphibole subgrous

Level 2: Rather than putting together an article for each species, I would like to prepare series articles, such as the ferro-actinolite-actinolite-tremolite series, the nybøite-series , arfvedsonite-series etc. and then

Level 3: tie the species name to each entry within an article.

Consequently, there should be no actinolite articel and no "Fluoro-potassic-magnesio-arfvedsonite" article as the individual minerals will be describedd in the series article. I propose this as the individual amphibole minerals are very difficult to identify, and also it will make the writing a little bit easier.

Ok?

Olav
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September 27, 2010 09:14AM
Olav,
You are a brave man to undertake such a job. Lets see if a few other people will weigh in on their thoughts on the project. We certainly can use an article on the amphaboles. Usually people come looking for information about particular minerals and can find them easily in the way we currently have best minerals set up but the current setup will almost certainly change in the future so by all means lets see what you can do. When Harjo wanted to do an article on Schalenblende, I was a bit doubtful how that would come out, but I think everyone was surprised and amazed and delighted by what he put together. Certainly an article on the Amphaboles would not be out of place. When I was writing the article on Actinolite, I sometimes wondered just what in the hell I was doing anyway. Were they all actinolites?, tremolites? all the same, the dark and light green ones? I felt I was working in outer space. Well, I did it anyway and we can sort it out later and change it any way we want in the future. I wish I could find someone to do an article on chalcedony/agates/jasper. Unfortunately there appear to be no agate/thunder egg nuts on mindat to upload good pictures of these items.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
September 27, 2010 01:43PM
Olav
The Mindat dtabase seemed an impossible task when first suggested, but with some keen people anything is possible.

The grouping in amphiboles is problematic: there are two main groups, the orthorhombic group (anthophyllite, gedrite etc) and clinoamphiboles (everything else). The problem is with the latter group is everything can potentially form a series with every other member. They are usually subdivided further as:
- Mg-Mn-Fe-Li Clino-Amphibole Subgroup
- Calcic Clino-Amphibole Subgroup
- Sodic Clino-Amphibole Subgroup
- Mg-Fe-Mn-Li Ortho-Amphibole Subgroup

There are still intermediates between these subgroups, but it may work better than splitting or lumping things too much.

Some like actinolite may still be OK a separate entities (as we have separted emerald from beryl)

Regards,
Ralph
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October 17, 2010 06:15PM
    
I updated the Belgian Quartz page: [www.mindat.org] , the Belgian Fluorite page: [www.mindat.org] and the Belgian Baryte page: [www.mindat.org]

I hope to get some spare time in a couple of weeks to start the Topaz articles......
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
October 17, 2010 06:48PM
Harjo,
Your work is impeccable as usual. I look forward to seeing the Topaz article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
October 21, 2010 12:36AM
    
Still plan to do all barite; will be able to resume in November. Finished UK and a couple of smaller countries. If Ralph does all of Australia that would be great, to incorporate something in its entirety. Also Harjo is doing Belgium barite, thank goodness. I would like to do the others with massive input, but let me know. Need help with Japan especially. Any volunteers? I think the other countries will not be too difficult, just time consuming.

Bill Dameron
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 20, 2010 08:22PM
    
I'll rename the current Topaz topic "Topaz-discussion" and start a new Topaz topic.
I'll start this evening with Germany. Feel free to add whatever country you guys would like winking smiley
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 22, 2010 02:45PM
    
I'm happy to announce the completion of the first draft of the complete Topaz article jiiiihaaaaaaa......: [www.mindat.org]
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 22, 2010 10:26PM
It feels good doesn't it. Congratulations. Now get busy on the next one!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Work in progress in Best Minerals
November 23, 2010 03:20AM
Excellent work Harjo - though we are always tempted to sqeeze a few more locations in!

Regards,
Ralph
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