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PhotosPutnisite photographs have wrong locality

9th Sep 2019 02:50 BSTPeter Elliott

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These specimens are from the Armstrong Ni Mine, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia not from the type locality, Polar Bear peninsula, Noresman, Western Australia. All specimens from the type locality are in museum collections. I am aware of at least five dealers who have sold Armstrong Mine specimens labelled Polar Bear peninsula. Anyone who has purchased putnisite specimens labelled Polar Bear peninsula should ask for a refund.

9th Sep 2019 08:55 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

Interesting. Can you expand more on this please. 

9th Sep 2019 09:53 BSTRalph Bottrill Manager

Thanks Peter for the reminder; messages sent to all the up-loaders.

9th Sep 2019 15:23 BSTUwe Kolitsch Manager

Why am I not surprised ...?
Info added to mineral description and to TL page.

Interestingly, the latter says (info added by Kim Macdonald):
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A few specimens have been seen on the market from the original discovery. The specimens are miniature, with the putnisite best seen under magnification. According to personal communication with David Vaughan, the amount of material found at the location was tiny, and the number of specimens available made public were few as a result.

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