Browsing Archive: February, 2019

FACETIP – QUARTZ

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Thursday, February 21, 2019, In : Faceting 

By Duncan Miller

(This is a follow-up to a previous article on faceting quartz, to be found with other faceting articles on the club’s website http://ctminsoc.org.za/articles/category/Faceting.) 

Every faceter knows quartz, those great big glassy-looking chunks that seem to cry out to be turned into doorknobs. Or pretty, golden ‘citrine’ that can cut brilliant yellow stones. Or glowing, dark purple amethyst with seductive blue flashes, dreamy rose quartz, or rutilated quartz with geom...


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SOME MUSINGS ON SELLING A MINERAL COLLECTION FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Thursday, February 21, 2019, In : My Collecting, My Collection 

By Peter Rosewarne

   

Having built-up a mineral collection the question arises, at some stage, as to what to do with it looking to the future. Options include do nothing (and continue to get enjoyment out of looking at and handling the specimens) and let someone else worry about it when you’re gone (i.e. throw it away), give it away, donate it to an institution (probably unwise in SA or anywhere probably), or sell it. This article looks at some aspects of the pricing and selling process ba...


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