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Work in progress in Best Minerals

Posted by Rock Currier  
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Ralph Bottrill May 16, 2009 02:48AM
There are some great pictures loaded already: eg. http://www.mindat.org/photo-193965.html

So all we need is a bit of info on the discovery and the specimens

Regards,
Ralph
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Costas Constantinides May 16, 2009 08:46AM
Hello Ralph,Have added 2 pictures of Mt Elliot minerals (if ok please use)Gypsum and an Allanite on Scapolite Cheers Con
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Ralph Bottrill May 16, 2009 09:59AM
Thanks Con, these look good and i have added them to the appropriate articles. I have seen the great gypsums with the copper inclusions and a picture would be good if we can find one.

Regards,
Ralph
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Harjo Neutkens May 25, 2009 12:11AM
Hi,

I added some Austrian and Belgian Anatase to the Anatase article: http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,66,138167,138167#msg-138167

Cheers

Harjo

p.s. I also linked the trimorphs Rutile and Brookite to their respective pages if that's OK.....



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2009 12:31AM by Harjo Neutkens.
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Harjo Neutkens May 25, 2009 07:17PM
Guys, I also started work on the Swiss Anatase, anyone who would like to do some work on Norway, Spain, USA, UK, Australia etc. I saw that Ralph is already at it, great!
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Harjo Neutkens June 16, 2009 10:27PM
I'll start the Emerald page this weekend, if the concerts allow me.....(and my wife and my daughter....)
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Roger Lang June 16, 2009 10:36PM
Hi all,
added Dreyerite this evening, please take a look to comment and maybe add/complete/contribute,

cheers
Roger
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Harjo Neutkens June 20, 2009 10:33PM
My friends.....I've started work on the Emerald article. I've done a fair stretch already, have a look what you think of it, all help is indeed very welcome ;-)

Cheers

Harjo
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Harjo Neutkens June 21, 2009 10:07PM
I (think I...) finished the Emerald article. Or did I miss something?
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Rock Currier June 22, 2009 04:57AM
Harjo,
You didn't finish the emerald article. No one will ever finish an article. Your first draft is pretty nice however. They will be like your children. They will always demand your attention weather you want them to or not.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Harjo Neutkens June 22, 2009 07:07PM
Rock, my daughter Sarah plays pretty cool Bach preludes, I'll see how the articles develop...;-))
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Harjo Neutkens July 20, 2009 11:43PM
I started Turquoise.......
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Rock Currier July 21, 2009 01:46AM
Turquoise is good!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Harjo Neutkens July 21, 2009 10:23AM
It's getting there, additional info and criticism is very welcome ;)
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Ben Kirchner August 09, 2009 08:29AM
Is anyone working on Fornacite?

I doubt I'll be able to finish it but I'd be glad to help start it up! If anyone is working on it, or wants to help please let me know!

Help would be VERY appreciated, especially with pictures not from MinDat.

Thanks!

Ben Kirchner
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Harjo Neutkens August 09, 2009 10:20AM
Hi Ben,

It would be great if you want to do the Fornacite article!
You can always ask us for help (when needed), either here or by PM and we'll look at your work in progress and give you advice.
About photographs from outside Mindat; we only use photos from the Mindat database, what you can do is ask the owner of the photos to post them on Mindat or ask for an authorisation to post them yourself, when you do that you can fill in his/her name as the copyright owner in field at the bottom of the uploading page (default setting will be your name).
For Rock's great guide about lay-out, linking photos etc folow this link: http://www.mindat.org/mesg-63-115152.html
Godd luck with writing the article!

Cheers

Harjo
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Harjo Neutkens August 23, 2009 07:49PM
I'll start on the main Beryl article lay-out and the separate articles within a couple of weeks.
I first have to get a theatre tour behind me that has me playing six days a week (and has already been doing so for over a month) but when it's done I'll get my teeth into it (and I might even have some time again to go out in the field....sigh...)

Cheers

Harjo
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Harjo Neutkens September 25, 2009 11:29PM
I just did Baryte, Belgium.....a small one ;-)
http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,94,153137,153137#msg-153137

Cheers

Harjo
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Olav Revheim October 11, 2009 10:03PM
I think I'll start cordierite, including sekaninaite and indialite. I cannot promise any date for uploading anything yet. Please let me know if anyone has started already.

Olav
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Rock Currier October 11, 2009 11:47PM
Olav, No one has yet expressed an interest in doing the articles on Corderite, Sekaninaite and Indialite. We would be glad if you undertook to do the first draft on those minerals. Ill open a thread for each of those minerals in Best Minerals to get you started. You won't be able to edit or change the thread posting I start, but you can reply to that thread posting and do all your work in that field. When you finish your first draft, Ill delete my work and move yours to the top of the thread. As you work you may find that other mindaters will add to the thread with suggestions, corrections, images etc that will help you with the article. So far I have found most of the suggestions and corrections by others to be of considerable benefit when working on various articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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