Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 1

Welcome to volume 4 issue 1 of Monthly Mineral Chronicles. This is a publication pulled together by a mineral collector for mineral collectors.

For the start of a new year, one full of hope(!), we have a new look. This month, in this 58 page full-colour issue, we have the following articles:

  • Cutting Cabochon Days, Rolf Luetcke. Rolf takes us back to the days when he used to cut and polish cabochons.
  • Mineral Snippet – Hellyerite
  • Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of Lake Boga Part 6, Steve Sorrell. This part of the Lake Boga series looks at the remaining copper species.
  • Widmanstätten Structures, Noel Kennon. Ever wondered about those odd markings on some cut faces on meteorites? Noel digs into these patterns.
  • The Ironclad Mine – Farmcote Station, Broken Hill District, New South Wales, Trevor Dart. Trevor describes the interesting mineralogy of this lesser-known silver mine near Broken Hill.

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).

I hope that you continue to enjoy the journey.

Steve Sorrell