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Aleš Tomek February 26, 2011 11:13PM
The mineral Slavíkite was named after František Slavík (1876-1957) a czech professor of Mineralogy at Charles University, Prague. He was dean of Faculty of Science from 1924 to 1925 and rector from 1937 to 1938.


P.S. There is a mistake in the Slavíks data in Slavikite page - he was born 1876.
Paul Siegel May 22, 2011 09:57PM
Lindsleyite is named for Dr. Donald Lindsley, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Lindsley is also a past winner of the Roebling award. Stony Brook University is also home to Dr. Richard Reeder (Reederite). Recently named Rakovanite is named for Dr. John Rakovan, John's PhD supervisor and thesis advisor was Dr. Reeder.
John Rakovan June 09, 2011 08:36PM
Dear Jolyon,

I have posted a picture of Dr. Richard J. Reeder, Photo ID: 391532 , to be placed on the mineral page for reederite.


Paul Siegel June 09, 2011 09:07PM

Attached is a picture of John Rakovan for whom Rakovanite is named.


open | download - John Rakovan.jpg (221.1 KB)
David Von Bargen June 09, 2011 11:16PM
Added for reederite - Thanks.
John Rakovan June 13, 2011 06:43PM
Thanks David,

I have also posted a picture of Dr. Robert Downes, Photo ID: 392009, to be placed on the mineral page for bobdownsite.


David Von Bargen June 13, 2011 07:41PM
Added Bobdownsite - thanks
John Rakovan June 14, 2011 12:46AM
Thanks again David,

While we are at it, I have uploaded a picture of Dr. Donald H. Lindsley, Photo ID: 392107, for the mineral lindsleyite.


Eddy Vervloet August 25, 2011 12:35PM
I see picture 352981 is still missing from the viaeneite page.

Greetings from France,

Uwe Kolitsch August 25, 2011 12:47PM
352981 was for lourenswalsite.
The link was already there, but the photo of Mr Wals was not shown because the field "History of Name" was empty - now fixed.
Bela Feher November 27, 2011 06:23PM
I have uploaded a picture of Sándor Klaj for the mineral klajite. Photo ID: 427580.
Jean-Marc Johannet November 27, 2011 07:30PM
Thanks Bela.
Bela Feher December 04, 2011 03:04PM
I have uploaded some personal photos for the following minerals:
- andorite and semseyite - Andor Semsey (Photo ID 428881)
- fizélyite - Sándor Fizély (428856)
- fülöppite - Béla Fülöpp (428859)
- kitaibelite - Pál Kitaibel (428860)
- mauritzite - Béla Mauritz (428865)
- pettkóite - János Pettkó (428868)
- schafarzikite - Ferenc Schafarzik (428872)
- szabóite - József Szabó (428887)
- sztrókayite - Kálmán Imre Sztrókay (428890)
David Von Bargen December 04, 2011 03:19PM
Added. Thanks
Georges Favreau December 14, 2011 11:49AM
I just uploaded a picture of Jacques, Emile Dietrich to be used for the page of his namesake mineral, jacquesdietrichite.
David Von Bargen December 14, 2011 11:56AM
Added. Thanks.
Ralph Bottrill December 17, 2011 08:11AM
I just added Ian Plimer to Plimerite.
He has just mentioned Mindat on the radio, talking about how chrystotile is not asbestos because it's a serpentine, quoting this site. He may be very disappointed to see this page:

Ronnie Van Dommelen May 25, 2012 10:12AM
I have uploaded some personal photos for the following minerals:
- howlite - Henry How (466228) - he also discovered mordenite
- moorhouseite - Walter Moorhouse (466513)

Just checking - I see that the photo has already been added to the moorhousite page.
David Von Bargen May 25, 2012 12:53PM
Added. Thanks
Aleš Tomek July 16, 2012 07:19PM

could someone fill in the heading after what/who was the mineral named for?


In honor of prof. Zdeněk Pouba,(8.6.1922 - 27.12.2011), czech mineralogist, chair of deposit and economy geology (from 1953 to 1982) in Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.



Photo is from pages of Czech association of deposit geologists (
open | download - prof-pouba-85-tiny.jpg (17.8 KB)
Amir C. Akhavan July 16, 2012 07:48PM
Thanks Aleš!

("Photo Copyright © Ales Tomek" means it is your photo, right?)
Kelly Nash September 18, 2014 03:08AM
Terry Wallace, for whom the mineral terrywallaceite is named, is a member here and has posted his own photo in his gallery at
I don’t know Terry, but he probably wouldn’t mind the photo being on the mineral page. I would do it myself but I’m not sure how.
He also has a blog with some posts on silver minerals, mineral collecting, and other geology and nature subjects that are quite interesting and well written:
Erik Vercammen September 18, 2014 08:13AM
I've put a picture of Gilles Haineault (haineaultite) in the database:

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2014 09:01AM by Erik Vercammen.
Debbie Woolf September 18, 2014 03:02PM
Haineaultite added, thanks.

Having trouble with Terrywallaceite I added the photo ID but its not showing, perhaps as there is no description about him, will look into it.
Jolyon & Katya Ralph September 18, 2014 03:06PM
That's right it needs the description field filled in
Debbie Woolf September 18, 2014 03:23PM
Thanks - was surprised nothing on rruff for Terrywallaceite - found info here - now added to database

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2014 03:24PM by Debbie Woolf.
Terry Wallace September 18, 2014 04:02PM
I received a message vis a vis discussion group on photos. I attach a more modern photo of Terry Wallace (me) which appropriately ages me.
open | download - terry.2.jpg (965.1 KB)
Debbie Woolf September 18, 2014 04:26PM
Thank you Terry, I'll add it. May we have your date of birth please.

Terry Wallace September 18, 2014 04:34PM
date of birth: June 30, 1956
Debbie Woolf September 18, 2014 05:19PM
Thanks very much for helping us improve the quality of the data :-)
Steve Sorrell December 30, 2014 10:22AM
Selwynite, named after Alfred Selwyn - photo on Victorian Government website...

Don't know if the image can be used.

Rock Currier January 03, 2015 04:59PM
Steve, I tried to upload the image of Alfred Selwyn you posted above, but it is too small for our program to accept. Can you get a larger picture of Selwyn?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Tony Albini January 03, 2015 05:42PM
According to Julian A. Sohon, on page 24 of Connecticut Minerals, Their Properties and Occurrence, 1951, "Columbite is named after Columbia, a name for America where it was first found".
Steve Sorrell January 13, 2015 09:28AM
Rock Currier Wrote:
> Steve, I tried to upload the image of Alfred
> Selwyn you posted above, but it is too small for
> our program to accept. Can you get a larger
> picture of Selwyn?

Not without playing around with the image Rock. What's the minimum dimensions?
David Von Bargen January 13, 2015 09:58AM
"What's the minimum dimensions?" = 350 pixels wide by 250 pixels high.
Ronnie Van Dommelen January 13, 2015 12:45PM
I've added another image of Selwyn. See
This is from the the wiki page
I hope it is helpful.
David Von Bargen January 13, 2015 01:42PM
Thanks. Added.
Aleš Tomek January 13, 2015 07:52PM
I enclose a photo of František Čech - Čechite is named after him. Thanks!

Don Windeler January 13, 2015 08:34PM
My tongue is (partially) in cheek for this one, but I see there are some nice site photos of the Centennial Eureka mine dumps for eurekadumpite.... ;-)

Uwe Kolitsch January 14, 2015 07:52PM
Thanks, Aleš - added.
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