Thumbnail Minerals

and the International Thumbnail Mineral Collectors Association (ITMCA)


Mimetite, Tsumeb, Namibia, 17mm FOV, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Mimetite
Tsumeb, Namibia
17mm FOV
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
This site is the web presence of the International Thumbnail Mineral Collectors Association (ITMCA) and is devoted to those mineral collectors who are interested in thumbnail size minerals.

So what is a thumbnail? Well, a thumbnail size is defined generally as a mineral which will fit into a 1x1 inch perky box. The mineral may be a single crystal, a cluster of crystals, or a grouping of minerals, as long as the overall size is not larger than 1x1 inch and can be viewed without a microscope.

If you would like to join, then please do the following:
1) Send an email to Larry Rush (larryrush[AT]worldnet.att.net) or Gail Spann (BikinGail[AT]aol.com - replace [AT] with @) with your membership details (name, region, email address, whether or not you trade or sell thumbnails, special interests, and a website if you have one, for inclusion on our member list page.
2) Join our Thumbnail Google Group for discussions and contacting members. 3) Join our Thumbnail Forum at Grouply to add your own content such as trade lists, photos, etc. OR 4) Join our Thumbnail Forum at Proboards to add your own content such as trade lists, photos, etc.

Azurite, Sir Dominic Mine, South Australia, 33mm across, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Azurite
Sir Dominic Mine, South Australia
33mm across
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Can you contribute? How to articles, collecting tales, mounting tips, etc. Send them on in!

We have received a few articles from members and others (see below).

Do you have an idea for a logo? Send samples or suggestions to steve[AT]crocoite.com. See suggestions to date here.

Calcite, Kyogle, New South Wales, 18mm across, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Calcite
Kyogle, New South Wales
18mm across
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Articles!!!

Ray Hill blog, Feb 2009
Malcolm Southwood article, Feb 2009
Joe Mulvey articles (two), March 2009
The Origin of 'Perky Boxes', Rock Currier, March 2009
Ken Ceglady article, March 2009

Fluorite, West End Hush, Teesdale, England, 22mm across, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Fluorite
West End Hush, Teesdale, England
22mm across
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Images, Member's Pages, Thumbnail of the month!!!

Klaus Brucksch's Page
Ken Ceglady's Page
Keith Compton's Page
Marco Macchieraldo's Page
Larry Rush's Page (external) - Write for trade list please
Some images of Steve Sorrell's thumbnails (updated 19th March, 2009)...
David DeCourcey Page (tradelist updated 12th April, 2009)

Hedenbergite (manganoan), Broken Hill, New South Wales, 15mm across, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Hedenbergite (manganoan)
Broken Hill, New South Wales
15mm across
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Members:

The collectors listed here are interested in digging, buying, or trading thumbnails. Feel free to directly contact any member listed if you are interested in buying, selling or trading thumbnails. Remember to replace the [AT} with the @ symbol in email addresses.

Member List

Sturmanite, N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa, 13mm across, Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Sturmanite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman
South Africa
13mm across
Steve Sorrell specimen and photo
Contacts:

If you wish to be listed as a member on this site, contact Larry Rush or Gail Spann, the Publicity and Membership Manager, at larryrush[AT]worldnet.att.net
If you would like to submit articles, photos, etc. to be published on this site, contact Gail Spann, the Content Editor, at BikinGail[AT}aol.com
For comments about this site, contact Steve Sorrell, the Webmaster and Site Administrator, at steve[AT}crocoite.com

Each of the above positions are voluntary ones.


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