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Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 08:03AM
Martin, thanks for the correction. Ive fixed it.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 01:49PM
Rock,
I do not think I would qualify as an expert on minerals in Austria as my knowledge concentrates only on minerals of Bleiberg and alpine cleft minerals of Carinthia. But I suggest two collectors who know a lot. Maybe you should get in contact with them. Their names are: Robert Brandstätter ( email: fluorite@aon.at) and Oliver Konczer (email: oliver.konczer@gmx.at).
Thanks for placing my text in the Wulfenite's article. I tried to keep it short. Maybe I will write a more detailed report about Bad Bleiberg for mindat this year if there is any interest.

Rudolf
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 02:01PM
Hi Martin,
Funny we communicate in English. As you probably live in Austria too with Wulfenite being one of your favorite minerals, I would suggest that you come to Bad Bleiberg to have a closer look at Bleiberg's Wulfenite-xx.
Thanks for the tip with the Descloicite but this mineral I can definitely exclude.
Looking forward to hear from you,

Rudolf



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 09:28AM by Rudolf Hasler.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 02:16PM
Harjo,

I am happy that you like my Wulfenite pictures as I am still a bloody beginner in taking photographs. Thanks a lot for placing some of them in the Wulfenite's article. Maybe you could have one more look at the "other views" version of these two photographs with the Photo ID: 45 31 45 and 45 30 35. I think they demonstrate best the last finds at Bad Bleiberg.

Rudolf
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 06:37PM
Rudolf,
You recommend Robert Brandstätter ( email: fluorite@aon.at) and Oliver Konczer (email: oliver.konczer@gmx.at). as possible experts for Austrian minerals. How is their English? Neither of them appear to be registered on mindat.

Rock

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 23, 2012 08:51PM
    
Hi Rock!

Your modification is not correct by 100 %. The estimated metalcontent of the deposit is 3.5 mil. tons (before begining mining). The mine produced 1.1 mil. tons Pb, 1.1 mil. tons Zn, 993 tons Cd, 172 tons Ge and 500 tons Mo. So the estimated remainig reseves are ~1.3 mil. tons metal.
3.5
-1.1
-1.1
-------
=1.3

The advice to Robert and Oliver is good. I know both personaly. Robert is a member on mindat. There are some other austrian members on mindat (Gerhard Brandstetter, Martin Slama, Gerd Stefanik (specialist about alpine clefts),...). I am not a specialist but my fafourites are Lower Austria, Bleiberg, Hüttenberg, alpine clefts, Calcite, Wulfenite, crystallography and I have 300 book about mineralogy, mines, etc. My english is not the best but if you have a question and I can help than it's ok for me. For special questions ask Uwe. He is in the managerteam of mindat and he is mineralogist in Vienna.


Rudolf,
thank you for the frendly offer!
I living in Lower Austria and I working as a self-employed person so my spare-time is very rare. A week with 40 hours working is like "hollydays" for me. In the moment I spend my free time for a project in Lower Austrian minerals. In this project I am a co-author. Uwe Kolitsch and Andreas Thinschmidt are the leaders of this project.

Rudolf, please do not post your private phonenumber here in a topic. The internet is public - worldwide! Not every people in the world are interessted in minerals like we. Some people are interessted in making money or some other shit by dubious way. If you want contact me or a other member of mindat, so send a personal message. Click on the name right of the avatar or above on the site (private message). This is my personally point of few.

Martin






Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 01:07AM by Martin Rich.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 12:22AM
I can't fine Robert Brandstätter in our user list. Perhaps he is registered under another name?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 01:16AM
    
Oliver and Robert are enthusiastic collectors. Robert wrote a lot of articles in mineralmagazines and he is the Fluorite-collector in Austria.

Here is the link:
[www.mindat.org]

Martin



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 01:28AM by Martin Rich.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 10:02AM
Hello Martin,

Thank you for the tip with the personal phone-number.
I like the picture about Franz Xaver Wulfen that you posted. I think it would fit perfectly in the article about Wulfenite.
If you think so too, we should convince Rock to place it there.


Hello Rock,

Robert Brandstätter is the expert you are looking for. His English is, I am quite sure, very good too.
By the way, the picture about Franz Xaver Wulfen which Martin posted would fit perfectly into the Wulfenite's article.

Rudolf
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 10:03AM
Sounds like these are out guys if they can be talked into working with us. Do you know them well? Would you feel comfortable approaching them and asking if they would be willing to be experts for us here on Mindat?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 10:07AM
We have not put pictures of people into the Best Mineral articles before, but I don't know why it should not be placed there. Has this image been uploaded? If someone will upload it, Ill put it in the article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 12:40PM
    
Rock, both Robert's and Oliver's English is very good. I agree with the others; Martin and Gerd are both knowledgeable Alpine cleft collectors. Apart from those we can also consult Chris Auer when it comes to Austrian micro minerals. Martin Gruell also knows a lot about Austrian minerals, he's helping me out with photographs for the Austrian Quartz page winking smiley
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 24, 2012 04:01PM
Rock,

I have already asked Oliver. My impression was that he is not really unwilling but he said he would like to be asked by one of the directory members. As Robert cannot be reached at the moment.Oliver meant that you should get in contact with them after a fortnight.

Rudolf



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2012 09:02AM by Rudolf Hasler.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 25, 2012 07:24PM
    
Hello again!

Rock, thank you for correcting the text, now it is perfect!

Oops! I have forgotten to edit my wanted poster so I hope I can upload pictures tomorrow. The pic. of F. X. Wulfen will be the first.

Martin
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 26, 2012 08:05PM
    
F. X. Wulfen is a member of mindat now.

[www.mindat.org]

Martin
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 27, 2012 05:46AM
F.X Wulfen now also appears in the Best Mineral, Wulfenite articled. Thanks for suggesting this. It looks nice.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 27, 2012 08:43AM
Thanks Rock. I actually wanted F. X. Wulfen's picture at the Bleiberg article as that is the place where he collected Wulfenites which he then described in his monography.

Rudolf



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2012 08:45AM by Rudolf Hasler.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
March 27, 2012 05:34PM
Rudolph,
Done! It still looks good. I think it helps break up the monotony of hundreds of bits of eye candy. We should probably put more historical and locality related images to make it all a bit more real. I really push to escape having Best Minerals labeled as just a collection of trophy rocks and try include many lesser known localities even if they don't produce "money rocks" or "trophy rocks". Even if the specimens are not very good, but they are from a locality that has been collected a lot by collectors, or is from a famous locality better know for other species or from in or near a big city, I will often put them in an article. Also, for prolific localities, I want to show as broad a range of examples for the species as possible, especially those with interesting associations. Heck! Ill even stick in the occasional micromount if it is a great picture or we don't have anything else.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Wulfenite
April 18, 2012 10:09PM
    
Rock, I added some more photos (two Austrian ones, from Rudolf and Gerd) and I compacted the lay-out a little bit, made all the horizontal and vertical spacings the same in each photo block, and aligned all the photos in the blocks.
Hope you don't mind...
avatar Re: Wulfenite
April 18, 2012 10:47PM
Harjo,
I don't mind in the least. The ability to quickly change these things and make them better them is at the heart of how useful this project will become.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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