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Registered member since 24th Sep 2010

Ronnie Van Dommelen has uploaded:
255 Mineral Photos
362 Locality Photos
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Ronnie Van Dommelen has published 1 article on mindat.org
 
I'm a field collector from Nova Scotia, Canada. I began collecting minerals in the late 1990s. after joining the Nova Scotia Mineral and Gem Society. There I met some serious, dedicated and knowledgeable collectors who taught me how to field collect and prepare specimens as well as the requirements for a good mineral specimen.

While I'm always interested in aesthetic specimens, I have a soft spot for rare minerals. I love finding minerals that have not previously been reported from Nova Scotia. I also like to pull together literature and photos related to minerals and mines from the province and maintain a website, 'The Mineralogy of Nova Scotia'. There is a fair bit of material but it can be difficult to track down. I have also been a longtime MinDat member (originally number 208, but changed recently due to problems). Finally, I enjoy mineral photography.

The vast majority of my collection is self collected Nova Scotia minerals, but I also have a passion for calcite. I particularly like the complex crystallography of calcite. I also collect worldwide specimens of other species; especially attractive miniatures and small cabinet pieces.


I like to think of Nova Scotia in terms of several geologic units. These are the Bay of Fundy Triassic basalts, the Carboniferous sedimentary rocks, the Devonian granites, the Cambrian-Ordovician gold bearing series, and other rocks. Examples from each are shown below, with the gold bearing and other rocks combined.

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Natrolite and Analcime
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Copper
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Chabazite
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Natrolite and Analcime
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Copper
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Chabazite
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Natrolite and Analcime
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Copper
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Chabazite


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Calcite
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Howlite
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Manganite
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Calcite
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Howlite
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Manganite
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Calcite
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Howlite
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Manganite


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Childrenite-Eosphorite
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Malachite
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Pyromorphite
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Childrenite-Eosphorite
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Malachite
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Pyromorphite
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Childrenite-Eosphorite
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Malachite
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Pyromorphite


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Quartz
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Arsenopyrite
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Pyroaurite
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Quartz
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Arsenopyrite
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Pyroaurite
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Quartz
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Arsenopyrite
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Pyroaurite

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Total messages posted:702
New threads started:386
First message posted:13th Jul 2011
Latest message posted:12th Dec 2019

My Latest Discussions and Replies

5hAnd the winner is ........ Jolyon Ralph!Posted by Roy Starkey. 37 replies in General.2dVenus and copperPosted by Ronnie Van Dommelen. 9 replies in Improving Mindat.org.1wCeresPosted by Łukasz Kruszewski. 4 replies in Localities.1wBay of Fundy, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaPosted by Ronnie Van Dommelen. 2 replies in Localities.4wPage TypoPosted by Ronnie Van Dommelen. One reply in Improving Mindat.org.5wWaller solution - what is the correct recipe?Posted by The Evje og Hornnes geomuseum, Fennefoss. 7 replies in Techniques for Collectors.6w19 imagesA challenge for rare mineral collectorsPosted by Kevin Conroy. 99 replies in General.8wA Poor Man’s Mineral MicroscopePosted by Gareth Evans. 20 replies to an article.8wSuhailitePosted by Ronnie Van Dommelen. One reply in Minerals.8w276 imagesBest photographs of specimens larger than 1cmPosted by Rudolf Hasler. 507 replies in Mineral Photography.9wSatimolitePosted by Ronnie Van Dommelen. One reply in Minerals.9w56 imagesJust For FunPosted by Rolf Luetcke. 178 replies in General.11w250 imagesPseudomorphsPosted by Rolf Luetcke. 469 replies in General.12wPreservation of LaumontitePosted by Eric He. 16 replies in Techniques for Collectors.13wIdeal and Non-ideal Quartz Contact TwinsPosted by Eric He. 7 replies in General.15w62 imagesPhotos of people who have minerals named for themPosted by Van King. 133 replies in Improving Mindat.org.Aug 2019Second hand referencesPosted by Reiner Mielke. 33 replies in Improving Mindat.org.Aug 2019Spelling and Grammar Errors on MindatPosted by Vik Vanrusselt. 191 replies in Improving Mindat.org.Jul 2019551 imagesGail's NEW favourite of the day, PART 2Posted by Jolyon Ralph. 1911 replies in General.Apr 2019Another “thin plate” copper crystal from the Keweenaw.Posted by Larry Maltby. 24 replies in General.

 
 
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