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A Few Blogs

Rocks In My Head

Synnagain's Channel

Synnove's Neighborhood

Writer's Blog

The first two links in the list are dedicated to rocks, gems, fossils, etc.  The other two make frequent references to the same…

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Added by Olivia Hoff on September 23, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments

ning site

Option 2

Added by Horst Windisch on July 11, 2010 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

New blog

I started a blog on micromounts at micromounter.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!

Added by Ron Layton on May 6, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

So ya wanna be a mineral dealer, eh? - Part 3 - "What could possibly go wrong?"

Authored : 2/22/2009



As promised, in this installment, I'll share some of my show and other "experiences".



I have done about 8 shows in my brief mineral dealer "career":



Club shows: Bisbee (once - my very first show); Sierra Vista (twice); Flagg (twice) Large shows: Denver (once); TGMS (twice)



My First Show



My first show was the 2007 "resurrected" Bisbee show at its new venue at the Queen Mine Tour building (from an attendee… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 17, 2009 at 2:13am — 3 Comments

So ya wanna be a mineral dealer, eh? - Part 2 - "How hard can it be?"

Authored: 2/20/2009



OK, as promised, now we get to the heart of the matter, what it takes to actually make a specimen available for sale.



I've never actually analyzed this before broken down into it's components, so this will be an interesting exercise for me too.



We have 1 preliminary step (prepping the flat) then 2 different paths - for sale at a show and for sale on my web site.



Getting the flat ready



1) Buy the… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 17, 2009 at 1:57am — No Comments

TUCSON: Another perspective

Authored: 2/16/2009



Having read the numerous comments, here and elsewhere, about the high price of mineral specimens, I have another perspective I'd like to share with you.



First off, some basic comments. I agree that there are a lot of cases (far too many) of exorbitant pricing out there (online, shows, take your pick). I've seen pricing at Tucson and elsewhere that I truly feel is just plain nuts. What I want to convey is that I think that a lot of what has been said and… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 17, 2009 at 1:38am — No Comments

So ya wanna be a mineral dealer, eh? - Part 1

Authored: 2/18/2009



As promised, here is the first installment on what being a mineral dealer is all about - at least through my eyes. This first post will give you some basic info so you can view what I say later in the proper context.



1) I am not an "established" dealer yet, nor am I a high end dealer. While I have been into mineralogy since I was about 10 (50 years ago) and an active collector on an off during those years, I just started this about 2.5 years ago. So, as… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 17, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

The Strange World of the Mineral Dealer

Mineral Collectors,



A few months back, I was asked to start a thread on another forum on what my experience as a mineral dealer has been like. The catalyst for it was a bunch of posts by people complaining about the high cost of mineral specimens for sale at shows.



I am going to post the 4 installments of the resulting series of articles that I wrote here for your enjoyment (and hopefully to jump-start some activity here in our new group).



In order to make… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 17, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Check out this neat way to show mineral specimen photos!

I just added a really neat embedded 3D image wall of all of my online specimens to my personal page here on Mineral Collectors.



I added it as a comment on my personal page, as it tends to eat a lot of CPU on some machines for some reason, so I didn't want to put it on the main page until that gets sorted out.



You just drag it with your mouse, which lets you "virtually walk" down this wall of images. You can… Continue

Added by Tom Corson on April 7, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

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