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David Carter has uploaded:
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38 Locality Photos
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I have an avid interest in Earth and planetary sciences in general, but more specifically the subject of geology. My basic knowledge has been amassed over a good many years and is such that I do know something about some things, but I can confidently and without reservation state that I do not know everything about every thing! However, I am always willing to learn and I most definitely wish to find out more.

A current member of the Geologists’ Association in Britain and an enthusiastic collector of minerals, crystals & rocks with a definite thirst for knowledge, I am always keen to field collect within the U.K. and also Europe and further afield when time and money permits, but otherwise passionately obtaining specimens worldwide from various sources. Occasionally I also sell a few when my personal collection, for the most part manageable, becomes a bit out of hand in terms of size.

I have a somewhat eclectic taste, so my acquisitions include a range of different mineral specimens. English fluorite is of particular interest to me, also all garnet species, and I am inextricably drawn to lead, zinc and tin minerals. I am fascinated by the various unusual fluorescent minerals that exist in the world too with their wonderful hidden beauty. I admit that I have got a special affection for afghanite and a curious fondness for charoite as well! The Mendip Hills in Somerset, SW England are a favourite, relatively close, mineral destination for me.

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First message posted:22nd Oct 2019
Latest message posted:4th Dec 2020

My Latest Discussions and Replies

3wA good spot from this chap!Posted by David Carter. 5 replies in Fossils.3w🦟 BUG: Viewing anomaly?Posted by David Carter. 15 replies in Photos.5wLady Annabella Mine, Weardale, County Durham, EnglandPosted by David Carter in General.6wAdvances in mineralogyPosted by David Carter. 5 replies in General.7wImage distorted/overlain with another photo?Posted by David Carter. 2 replies in Photos.7w🦟 BUG: Entering child photosPosted by David Carter. 4 replies in Improving research into crystal growth in pegmatites, with over a metre in length possible in a matter of days!Posted by David Carter. One reply in Education.8wHartsop Hall Mine, Hartsop, Patterdale, Eden, Cumbria, England, UKPosted by David Carter in Localities.8wThe addition of erroneous mineral photos to localities.Posted by David Carter. 13 replies in Fakes & Frauds.8w🦟 BUG: Getting this when I try to view/ update my galleries?Posted by David Carter. 2 replies in Improving - please delete minID: 56P-F3XPosted by David Carter. One reply in Photos.9wAilnack Gorge, Tomintoul, Moray, Scotland, UKPosted by David Carter. 3 replies in Localities.12wReviving Cornwall’s mines to extract lithium?Posted by David Carter. 4 replies in General.13wThe Earth is apparently making the Moon rust, according to scientists!Posted by David Carter. 4 replies in General.13wAn interesting comparison photo of natural and synthetic diamondsPosted by David Carter. 3 replies in General.14wHomepage photo bug?Posted by David Carter. 5 replies in Improving uncertain, locality uncertain?Posted by David Carter. 12 replies in Photos.Aug 2020Geology etymology Posted by David Carter. One reply in General.Aug 2020He’s only gone and done it again...perseverance pays off!Posted by David Carter. 2 replies in General.Aug 2020Wrong way round photo merger!Posted by David Carter. 3 replies in Photos.

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