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Joan Rosell - ROSELL MINERALS, Barcelona

Registered member since 24th May 2006

Joan Rosell has uploaded:
1655 Mineral Photos
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Rosell Minerals was born after many years of dedication and devotion to Mineralogy. All these years, in which minerals have been part of my life, they have expanded my circle of friends and have allowed me to adventure and travel around. And I owe it all to an old school teacher from a small mining town in Huelva province.

In the 80's, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, I received by post some carton boxes containing full of stones, not minerals for me at the moment. These "stones" came from a far area of the Iberian Peninsula sent by a distant relative named Federico who had been teacher at the Minas de Riotinto School. He liked to take long walks through the lunar landscape, Dalian perhaps, around this Andalusia mining village.

When the old Federico saw a "stone" that glowed or had something that drew his attention, it was picked up and kept it. Once the box was filled it was mailed without delay. These "stones" rested a while until curiosity drove me to try to classify them ... and there began the hobby. Many mineralogists share similar beginnings, with touches of their own.

As in any hobby, you share your experiences with other colleagues, attacked by the same virus themselves. This is the best way to consolidate and grow your interests. So I started to join the Grup Mineralògic Català in Barcelona. Since then, thanks to my Chemistry degree and experience, I have never ceased to take part in everything that concerns to the mineralogy scientific aspect.

After a long meditation, with the great support from many friends and some life changes, I thought about this exciting new challenge. From Rosell Minerals we would like to offer you the best minerals -minerals we enjoy-, some of them rare, others with an aesthetic shape, others interesting for its locality... not like a simple commodity, like an emotion, we would like that each specimen has its own history, its scientific interest, its value ... We also would like to make known classic mineral deposits as Lengenbach (Switzerland), Carrara (Italy) or Trimouns (France), not to mention minerals from Spain. You will find cabinet size minerals; we also have specimens for those who prefer a more other sizes and also for micromineral collectors.

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Total messages posted:56
New threads started:25
First message posted:24th May 2006
Latest message posted:6th Feb 2009

My Latest Discussions and Replies

11wHumboldtine and Lindbergite on sphalerite?Posted by Joan Rosell. 9 replies in Identity Help.12wShowing chemical formula on the galleryPosted by Joan Rosell. 9 replies in Improving crystal aggregates unknown species and localityPosted by Joan Rosell. 4 replies in Identity Help.Feb 2019Aragonite - Victoria mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, SpainPosted by Joan Rosell. One reply in Photos.Jun 2018Ammineite - Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, ChilePosted by Joan Rosell. 3 replies in Photos.Feb 2018Alunite - Montcada hill quarry, Montcada i Reixac, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainPosted by Joan Rosell. 3 replies in Photos.Dec 2017Bismuthinite - Zacatecas, MexicoPosted by Joan Rosell. 7 replies in Photos.Sep 2017Gartrellite (?) from Mt. Bonnie mine, Grove Hill, AUSPosted by Joan Rosell. 12 replies in Identity Help.Aug 2017Hemimorphite - Gottesehre Mine, Urberg, St Blasien, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyPosted by Stefan Koch. 2 replies in Photos.Apr 201720-21 May 2017: II Micromineral and Systhematic Mineral Interpyrenees Exchange MeetingPosted by Joan Rosell in Mineral Shows.Feb 2017Lepidocrocite from "Nest Downs quarry, Frome, Mendip"?Posted by Joan Rosell. 5 replies in Localities.May 2016ČechitePosted by Joan Rosell. 5 replies in Minerals.Sep 2015Wurtzite - San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, BoliviaPosted by Joan Rosell in Photos.Feb 2015Margabal Mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, FrancePosted by Joan Rosell. 6 replies in Localities.Dec 2014Fluorcalcioroméite from Santa Matilde pit, Spain?Posted by Vik Vanrusselt. 7 replies in Identity Help.May 2014New Tharsis mimetites for swapping !Posted by ANTONIO MORENO. 7 replies in Mineral Exchanges.Apr 2014Francevillite - Carija Quarry, Carija hill, Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, SpainPosted by Joan Rosell. 6 replies in Photos.Mar 2014New Book: ROCABRUNA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. LES FERRERES MINE.Posted by Joan Rosell. 2 replies in Improving 2014Sponsoring pagesPosted by Joan Rosell. 5 replies in General.Jul 2013Cuprian Austinite - Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, MexicoPosted by Joan Rosell. 2 replies in Photos.

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