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Help Looking for New Calcite Book Title.

Posted by John Oostenryk  
John Oostenryk March 10, 2012 07:35PM
Hello all!

I recently saw a review for a new book about a mine in Europe with 200 some different calcite habits. It was European language/publisher. It looked really well done with each habit pictured(photo), discussed, and then diagrammed. Very Cool~!
I was telling my mineralogy professor about it (digression in a mineral conversation, no way!) He was interested in it for a possible addition to dept reference materials.
I thought I could easily re-find it but it has eluded me for several days and so I ask for help!

I am confident someone here will be able to answer this easily.
Thanks in advance!
John O.

(Most of my confusion stems from having fully fell asleep at the desk. Nodding off is common, no bigge, this time I was gone for a while... Upon awakening I just bleeeeerrily shut it ALL down... Hate it when that happens! That is why I don't recall what language it was in- twas complicated!
For humor here, I chuckle remembering about how I learned to keep keyboard in middle or at back of desk when working really tired... I opened a document I was writing to find several pages of run-on gibberish letters. What is? How long? WTH????
Apparently I fell asleep with my hands on the keyboard for a while.... Always laugh about that one...
Harjo Neutkens March 10, 2012 09:36PM
Hi John,

I think you're looking for Michel Croisez his new book about the Calcites of Landelies quarry.
Here's the link to the 4M club website (Michel, the author, is one of the board members of the club), where you can find all the information on how to order the book:


John Oostenryk March 10, 2012 10:24PM
Excellent! That is the one.
Thank you immensely Harjo!
Harjo Neutkens March 10, 2012 11:16PM
You're welcome (at least you didn't fall asleep ;-))))
Here's the Mindat page for the quarry:
Byron Thomas March 11, 2012 08:55AM
I really wish these books were in English. SIgh it sucks to only be a one language speaker. I would love this book being from the land of Calcite (Indiana)

John Oostenryk March 11, 2012 03:16PM
Hello Harjo,
Could you perhaps solve some confusion I am having with the webpage regarding the publication? Please check to see if I have the following statements correct.
--The webpage is in French-( I used Google translate for the text below the book)
-- To the right are two other translations in seperate boxes: The top is German and the bottom is Dutch.
-- I again used Google to translate the German box- It states that the text is in English
Hinweis: Dieses Buch ist in Englisch Geschrieben == Note: This book is written in English.
I don't see that statement in the French language...
-- I translated the Dutch page, where the last statement reads:
Waarschuwing: Dit boek is in het frans geschreven. == Warning: This book is written in French.
LoL- you see where I'm laughing in slight confusion (and I'm not sleepy either:) Please clarify if possible if there is an English version(I am thinking there is not.)
Since it is 20 Euro = ~$27 USD + shipping, I think that seems very reasonable! I think we will be purchasing. The photos and diagrams will speak for themselves. I can often puzzle out written text in another European language- many synonyms are visible. I wish I could do the same with spoken words- far more difficult!
Again, Thank You (and anyone else involved!) for your efforts in clarification here!
Very Sincerely,
Don Saathoff March 11, 2012 03:31PM
Hello John, Interesting!! When I went to the site, all references to language was stated to be French - in both the German & Dutch boxes.....
John Oostenryk March 11, 2012 04:25PM
Thanks Don! As the cover was in Fr, and no direct declaration -Makes sense to me! (those were direct cut and pastes that I posted... )I have previously learned to be a little skeptical on the Google translate page... Thankfully, no faux pas yet. Still a useful tool though, lol.
Stephanie Martin April 28, 2012 03:59PM
Could a manager please move this to the literature forum. I was trying to find it there and found it under rockhounds. Makes more sense to be under literature.

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