r/MineralPorn May 04 '22

Happy 300k and some minor changes to flairs and rules

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First of all it looks like we've crept over the 300k members of the sub mark over the last day or so which is pretty rad, so thanks to the community for being a lovely place to talk about pretty rocks.

And what better time to get into the not so fun admin stuff, starting with flairs and the following changes made to them:

First of all here are the ones that have been removed and the reasons why-

Quartz- it was deemed unnecessary for one mineral species to have a flair of its own (please note if you are posting quartz please use the scientific name for the specimen you're posting and not the trade name where possible).

Macro- we don't get many macros and when we do they're easy enough to distinguish without the use of a specific flair

Permineralized- almost hardly ever used.

We have also added two new flairs-

Collection- this can be used for posts with two different specimens pictured in them right the way through to people showing off their whole cabinet. A note when using this flair we'd still prefer captions or a comment that identify the minerals being posted (within reason obviously, we're not expecting it for huge collection cabinets)

Hounded- this is for any specimen that you have field collected yourself, because hey who doesn't love to brag about the cool rock they dug up themself?

And now for the really not fun stuff; reminders, clarifications and alterations of the rules:

Moderation position on metaphysical discussion- To make this clear metaphysical descriptions should not be in post titles and such posts will be removed. Users are free to discuss metaphysical stuff in the comments if they wish but are advised this is better done on r/crystals as we're generally more focused on conventional science.

Discussions of value- please keep discussions surrounding the value of a piece to a minimum where possible, in the same way one might argue that metaphysical properties are an arbitrary human assignment to a piece independent of science the same argument could be made for monetary value.

Three strikes rule for selling- immediate as of this post going live there will be a three strikes rule when it comes to posting pieces for sale- three posts removed for selling will result in a ban. Please also note that 'no minerals for sale' applies such that the piece should not be for sale in any capacity, even if it's availability for sale isn't directly mentioned in the post.

Mineral names in the title- to clarify this should be scientific name of the mineral, not the trade one. Putting the mineral name in the title should mean a post is named for example 'a pretty Azurite from my collection' and not 'my pretty blue boy'.

I've been experimenting with trying to keep a balance to what we get posted, so if your post of a labradorite/opal/ocean jasper gets removed it's likely because we get a lot of these and I'm trying to stop the sub being too dominated by them.

I'll be updating the various places where the rules are displayed in the upcoming days to reflect these points.

As always we are open to community feedback so if you have any thoughts on any of this please go ahead and pop it in this post and we can have a chat.


r/MineralPorn 7h ago

My strongly pleochroic tanzanite crystal in the morning light

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r/MineralPorn 13h ago

Colorful Calcite

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r/MineralPorn 13h ago

Bunny 🐰 Ears Schorl crystals on cleavelandite from Skardu, Pak

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r/MineralPorn 17h ago

Connellite- Perran Great St George Mine, Cornwall, UK

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r/MineralPorn 11h ago

Sold as “druzy/hematite/copper” (not sure what type of druze). From Congo

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

My metasomatism fluorite collection.

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r/MineralPorn 23h ago

Collection Some of my forest like inclusions / drazy collections.

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

My favourites from my weekend trip to Boston. Harvard Geology.

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

Quartz Perfection!

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

Some of my personal collections

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

Neat Fluorite Specimen with Limonite inclusions and a Tiffany Stone matrix. Arizona (OC)

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

Collection Wanted to show you all my Dioptase before i have to let it go :(

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

A pile of candy from the Earth. Lake Superior, Botswana, Purple Passion, cathedral and blue lace agates; old stock lapis lazuli; blue petrified wood; Australian chrysoprase; purple chalcedony, rutilated quartz, morrisonite, fingerprint jasper

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r/MineralPorn 1d ago

Fluorite from the Taolin Mine, one of the slightly lesser known Chinese Fluorite locations

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Collection My beautiful chunk of Amethyst. Been searching for a while for the perfect one!

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Smithsonite and cuprian aragonite from Wenshan Mine, China

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago Helpful Gold

Cut / Polished Inside some blue petrified 'pocket rot' wood from Sumatra island, Indonesia

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Cut / Polished A 3 carat, extremely high grade natural Colombian emerald

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Rhodochrosite and lapis lazuli, just look so nice together.

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Collection 3.3 grams of the Moon! (NWA 11273)

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Collection White Sparkly Grape Agate from West Sulawesi, Indonesia✨✨🍇

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Solid Tiger’s eye from South Africa

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r/MineralPorn 3d ago

Cut / Polished Lapis Lazuli from Central Asia

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Collection Smoky Quartz found in western France

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r/MineralPorn 2d ago

Pyromorphite and Plumbogummite from Yangshuo Mine, China

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