Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 4

Welcome to volume 3 issue 4 of Monthly Mineral Chronicles. This is a publication pulled together by a mineral collector for mineral collectors.

This month, in this 127 page full-colour issue, we have lots of examples of things you can do while you are isolated. Also, articles on darkfield illumination, the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona, the minerals of the Don Hill Cutting, Devonport, Tasmania and reports on the Hobart Mineral Show, Tasmania, the International Mineral Show, Rijswijk, Netherlands, and more on the Tucson Show with Paul Stephen Cyr.

After I received Brian Beyer’s article on darkfield illumination, I had a go at building something using black card. It works quite well.

Again this month, for many of the excellent images, is the ability to click on the image to bring up a larger version. Not only do you get a bigger version, but in some cases, the image you see published may be a cropped version.

Each month, I will bring you mineral-related content from around the world. There will be a range of topics including mineral news and information, show reports, articles on minerals and localities, a spotlight on individual mineral dealers or collectors, and maybe an editorial now and again.

The focus won’t be restricted to any particular genre. And all of this from just US$1 per month for Patreons and Subscribers. Casual access is available at Gumroad. Please use the Contact Us form to become a Subscriber.

You can download this issue here (note that it is password protected).

Or read online here: Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 3 Issue 4.


I hope that you continue to enjoy the journey.

Steve Sorrell