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Nicely Faceted, Dark Green Diopside from Grace Lake, Wilberforce

Grace Lake - Burleigh Road roadcut, Dudley Township, Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada

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Registered member since 22nd Sep 2019
I am a Chemical Engineer by schooling, but I have been interested in rocks and minerals (and fossils as well) from an early age. I knew that the area around the family cottage (near Tory Hill) was a great area for mineral collecting but I had no idea how great until I came across the Mindat site. I started to visit the sites in my immediate area (starting with Titanite Hill, in Tory Hill) and immediately began finding interesting minerals and crystals (apatite, titanite, richterite, etc.) and now I am hooked.

I also have family in the Renfrew area, so I plan to visit as many of the Mindat sites between the cottage and Renfrew as possible (in Wilberforce, Bancroft, Eganville, etc.) to see what I can find. My girlfriend is also very interested in the minerals / crystals, so it is a great activity to do together.

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Total messages posted:76
New threads started:14
First message posted:24th Sep 2019
Latest message posted:19th Nov 2019

My Latest Discussions and Replies

7wTools for field collectingPosted by Matthew Droppleman. 29 replies in Field Collecting.11w89 imagesCollected with your dirty hands - Volume IIPosted by Matt Courville. 138 replies in Field Collecting.12wAre these samples Columbite?Posted by Derek Lowe. 12 replies in Identity Help.13wNew Toy / Tool for Mineral CollectingPosted by Derek Lowe. 15 replies in Field Collecting.15wHow Mindat users can help improve the site - sponsor a location page!Posted by Derek Lowe. 4 replies in Improving information about accessibility would be very much appreciatedPosted by Derek Lowe. 4 replies in Improving tip for collecting Corundum at Craigmont / Robillard MountainPosted by Derek Lowe in Field Collecting.15wClear striated piece of mineral - what is it?Posted by Derek Lowe. 9 replies in Identity Help.15wFound at the Beryl Pit this past weekend - is this Beryl?Posted by Derek Lowe. 12 replies in Identity Help.15wIs this Euxenite (I found it at the Beryl Pit this past weekend)Posted by Derek Lowe. 4 replies in Identity Help.Oct 2019Mystery crystal #3Posted by Derek Lowe. 26 replies in Identity Help.Oct 201963 imagesCOLLECTING THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS Posted by Gareth Evans. 108 replies in Education.Oct 2019How do I create a photo gallery under my profile?Posted by Derek Lowe. 5 replies in Improving 2019Mystery crystal #2Posted by Derek Lowe. 9 replies in Identity Help.Oct 2019Any ideas what this dark green crystal is?Posted by Derek Lowe. 15 replies in Identity Help.Oct 2019Mineral Collecting Sites on Adanac Road, near WilberforcePosted by Derek Lowe in Field Collecting.Sep 2019Searching by mineral typePosted by Derek Lowe. 2 replies in Improving

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