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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2012 14:28    Post subject: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow is open again so I must get back and visit it to see what they have done to the mineral collection. For those who are interested to see some of what they have without a visit you can search the collection and see photos of some of the specimens by using this link:

http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/cgi-bin/foxweb/huntsearch/SearchForm.fwx?collection=geology

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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2012 09:00    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

This is a wonderful museum curated by a delightful man, John Faithful. Have spent many happy hours there...the Lanarkshire lead fields suites they ahve are staggering!
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2012 10:24    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

... and you can see some via that search function.

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PostPosted: Sep 07, 2012 16:10    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

I managed to spend a few hours in the museum this summer so attach some photos. They do not allow flash photography and I had no tripod but see what you think.

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The entrance to the museum itself, it is a little difficult to find
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Bournonite
Herodsfoot Mine, Cornwall, England
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Calcite
Cornwall, England
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Calcite, Sphalerite
New Glencrieff Mine, Wanlockhead, Scotland
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Harmotome, Calcite
Strontian, Scotland
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Stilbite
Sgurr nam boc, Skye, Scotland
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Leadhillite, Caledonite, Linerite, Lanarkite, Pyromorphite
Leadhills-Wanlockhead, Scotland (see next image)
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Lanarkite coated with susannite? crystals
Leadhills, Scotland
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Sapphires
Mull, Scotland
And just to end the report - sapphire collecting on Mull with wet suits! It brings a whole new appraoch to mineral collecting. It was VERY cold but we did find some gemmy sapphires (well one rock with some 3mm gem ones in it). It was SO cold, but she does love the sea no matter how cold it is and I love my minerals
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2012 03:51    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

Thanks for nice report! I have been a few times to the Huntarian Museum, love the University building itself and the view. When I swim the waters of Scotland people always look as if I am crazy! Clear fresh waters! but I never had a wet suite.
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2012 07:18    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

Hi James!
Where are the sapphires then? Still inside the river? Or did you succeed in picking up any of them? If so, I would be so curious to see any of them! it's always a potential European gem, different from the Burmese or Cingalese ones!
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I managed to spend a few hours in the museum this summer so attach some photos. They do not allow flash photography and I had no tripod but see what you think.

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2012 15:05    Post subject: Re: Hunterian museum in Glasgow  

Riccardo

They are not in the water but in the house. That said there are no visible crystals (yet) as they are in a matrix from the dyke they were in. I will have to see if I can release them.

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