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PostPosted: May 19, 2016 16:44    Post subject: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to visit this well known provincial Museum - I loved it!
Founded in 1811 by Archduke Johann, it is full of old classics. Another focus of the collections are minerals from Styria/Austria. Friedrich Mohs, who brought the hardness scale to us, worked here! Now I have the pleasure to show you some of the museum's treasures. Photography is allowed without flash. Modern LED lightning is present but doesn't make it easier. Only about 10 % of the collections have acceptable lighting for photography.......



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Entrance to Museum Joanneum
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Entrance to the museum - a good mix of old and modern
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Crystal models and new acquisitions in the foreground. The other showcases are filled with old classics.
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Quarz Schwemmhoislbruch Deutschlandsberg Stmk., 90 kg IMG_1706.JPG
 Description:
A room with minerals from Styria/Austria. Featured is a 90 kg Quartz from Schwemmhoisl Quarry in Deutschlandsberg.
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Quarz Schwemmhoislbruch Deutschlandsberg Stmk., 90 kg IMG_1706.JPG



IMG_1923 Erzherzog Johann.jpg
 Description:
Archduke Johann, who founded the museum in 1811. The Name "Joanneum" is in his honor.
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IMG_1923 Erzherzog Johann.jpg



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 Description:
I love the old systematic on top of the showcases
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Aragonit Erzberg ca. 25 cm IMG_1693.JPG
 Description:
Aragonite var. Flos Ferri ca. 25 cm - Erzberg Mtn., Eisenzerz, Styria, Austria
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Aragonit Erzberg ca. 25 cm IMG_1693.JPG



Hauerite mit Realgarpulver Radussa, Sizilien Italien bis 15 mm IMG_1796.JPG
 Description:
Hauerite up to 15 mm - Raddusa, Sicilia, Italy. The yellow flakes are dust from decomposed Realgar which is one row over the Hauerite. A funny thing - Looks like a carneval Hauerite!
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Hauerite mit Realgarpulver Radussa, Sizilien Italien bis 15 mm IMG_1796.JPG



Manganit Ilfeld Harz ca. 14 cm IMG_1918.JPG
 Description:
Manganite - ca. 14 cm. Ilfeld, Harz, Thuringia, Germany.
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Manganit Ilfeld Harz ca. 14 cm IMG_1918.JPG



Kupfer Teichen, Kalwang, Stmk., ca. 7 cm IMG_1655.JPG
 Description:
Copper - ca. 7 cm. Teichen, Kalwang, Styria, Austria
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Kupfer Teichen, Kalwang, Stmk., ca. 7 cm IMG_1655.JPG



Fluorit Durham England ca. 12 cm IMG_1859.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite - FOV ca. 12 cm. Durham, England, GB
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Fluorit Durham England ca. 12 cm IMG_1859.JPG



Pyrit Oberdorf Laming Stmk. ca. 9 cm IMG_1646.JPG
 Description:
Pyrite - ca. 9 cm. Oberdorf a.d. Laming, Styria, Austria
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Pyrit Oberdorf Laming Stmk. ca. 9 cm IMG_1646.JPG



Calcit Banska Stiavnica SK ca. 24 cm IMG_1955.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 24 cm. Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
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Calcit Banska Stiavnica SK ca. 24 cm IMG_1955.JPG



Siderit Cornwall ca 6 cm IMG_1978.JPG
 Description:
Siderite - ca. 6 cm. Cornwall, GB
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Siderit Cornwall ca 6 cm IMG_1978.JPG



Euchroit Libethen SK ca. 14 cm IMG_1803.JPG
 Description:
Libethenite - ca. 14 cm. Libethen (now Ľubietová), Slovakia
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Euchroit Libethen SK ca. 14 cm IMG_1803.JPG


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PostPosted: May 19, 2016 18:54    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

Thanks for the initial pictures and hope we will see more.
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PostPosted: May 20, 2016 02:25    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

Thank you for your kind words, Robert! Of course, more mineral photos are waiting for you and all others!
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PostPosted: May 20, 2016 03:15    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

I think the minerals in the Joanneum are worthy to be shown here. So I will upload more and more in the next days. There are a couple of minerals from Bohemia, Slovakia, Romania (old Hungary!), South Tyrol and Slovenia. Please imagine that all these localities were part of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy when the Museum was founded.


Fluorit Laussa Stmk. ca. 10 cm IMG_1745.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite - ca. 10 cm. Laussa, Styria, Austria
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Fluorit Laussa Stmk. ca. 10 cm IMG_1745.JPG



Struvit Nikolaikirche Hamburg ca. 8 cm IMG_1823.JPG
 Description:
Struvite - ca. 8 cm. Nikolaikirche, Hamburg, Germany. From time to time I see loose crystals. Matrix specimens seem to be rare.
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Struvit Nikolaikirche Hamburg ca. 8 cm IMG_1823.JPG



Aragonit Errzberg Stmk. ca. 14 cm IMG_1698.JPG
 Description:
Aragonite var. Flos Ferri - 14 cm. Erzberg Mtn., Eisenerz, Styria, Austria. Colored by traces of copper minerals.
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Aragonit Errzberg Stmk. ca. 14 cm IMG_1698.JPG



Dawsonit Terlan Südtirol ca. 12 cm IMG_1933.JPG
 Description:
Dawsonite - 12 cm. Terlan, South Tyrol, Italy.
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Dawsonit Terlan Südtirol ca. 12 cm IMG_1933.JPG



Sphalerit Banska Stiavnica SK ca. 6 cm IMG_1798.JPG
 Description:
Sphalerite - ca. 6 cm. Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.
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Sphalerit Banska Stiavnica SK ca. 6 cm IMG_1798.JPG



Moschellandsbergit Moschellandsberg Rhld.Pfalz ca. 5,5 cm IMG_1773.JPG
 Description:
Moschellandsbergite - ca. 5,5 cm. Moschellandsberg, Obermoschel, Rhineland-Palatine, Obermoschel, Germany. The specimen hosts a perfect ca. 8 mm crystal!
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Moschellandsbergit Moschellandsberg Rhld.Pfalz ca. 5,5 cm IMG_1773.JPG



Valentinit Pribram Böhmen ca. 7 cm IMG_1910.JPG
 Description:
Valentinite - ca. 7 cm. Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic. I think such perfect crystals from this old find are some of the very best classics.
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Valentinit Pribram Böhmen ca. 7 cm IMG_1910.JPG



Malachit Ringenwechsel Schwaz Tirol ca. 9 cm IMG_1937.JPG
 Description:
Malachite ca. 9 cm. Ringenwechsel, Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria.
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Malachit Ringenwechsel Schwaz Tirol ca. 9 cm IMG_1937.JPG



Calcit St. Andreasberg Harz ca. 9 cm IMG_1963.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 9 cm. St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Calcit St. Andreasberg Harz ca. 9 cm IMG_1963.JPG



Gold und Platin bis ca. 6 cm IMG_1765.JPG
 Description:
Some native elements - sizes up to ca. 6 cm. Have a look at the huge Platinum Nugget!!!
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Gold und Platin bis ca. 6 cm IMG_1765.JPG



Calcit Weitendorf Stmk. ca. 16 cm IMG_1675.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 16 cm. Weitendorf, Styria, Austria
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Calcit Weitendorf Stmk. ca. 16 cm IMG_1675.JPG



Rutil Herzogberg Modriach Stmk. ca. 9 cm IMG_1720.JPG
 Description:
Rutile - ca. 9 cm. Herzogberg, Modriach, Styria, Austria
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Rutil Herzogberg Modriach Stmk. ca. 9 cm IMG_1720.JPG



Anglesit Anglesey Wales GB ca. 7 cm IMG_1826.JPG
 Description:
Anglesite - ca. 7 cm. Anglesey Island, Wales, GB. A rare specimen from the type locality!
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Anglesit Anglesey Wales GB ca. 7 cm IMG_1826.JPG



Frieseit Jachymov Böhmen bis ca. 4 cm IMG_1788.JPG
 Description:
Frieseite - up to ca. 4 cm. Jachymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic. An extremly rare silver mineral!
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Frieseit Jachymov Böhmen bis ca. 4 cm IMG_1788.JPG



Gips Ardennen IMG_1896.JPG
 Description:
Gypsum from the Ardennes (Belgium?) The knife demonstrates the cleavage of selenite.
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Gips Ardennen IMG_1896.JPG


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PostPosted: May 20, 2016 12:19    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

The geologists, mineralogists and curators do an excellent job. All have a very open mind for us collectors. We are always welcome if we found unkown minerals - the experts offer a top service for identification. If there is a new interesting find for Styria or whole Austria, it will be published in "Steirischer Mineralog" or "Carinthia". The collaboration between collectors and scientists is excellent!


Aurichalcit Oberzeiring Stmk. ca. 18 cm IMG_1700.JPG
 Description:
Aurichalcite - 18 cm. Oberzeiring, Styria, Austria
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Aurichalcit Oberzeiring Stmk. ca. 18 cm IMG_1700.JPG



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 Description:
Old meets modern - Mineral classics and education
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Rutil Pfitschtal Italien ca. 65 mm IMG_1912.JPG
 Description:
Rutile - ca. 65 mm. Pfitschtal, South Tyrol, Italy
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Rutil Pfitschtal Italien ca. 65 mm IMG_1912.JPG



Apatit Sunk Stmk. ca. 22 cm IMG_1689.JPG
 Description:
Apatite on Dolomite - 22 cm! Hohentauern, Sunk, Styria, Austria
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Apatit Sunk Stmk. ca. 22 cm IMG_1689.JPG



Whewellit Burgk Dresden Sachsen bis ca. 15 mm IMG_1875.JPG
 Description:
Whewellite - up to ca. 15 mm. Burgk, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. This presentation is pretty nice!
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Whewellit Burgk Dresden Sachsen bis ca. 15 mm IMG_1875.JPG



Rhodochrosit Kapnik Ro ca. 6 cm IMG_1987.JPG
 Description:
Rhodochrosite - ca. 6 cm. Cavnic, Maramures, Romania. Very old find. In the past decades this style was not observed.
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Rhodochrosit Kapnik Ro ca. 6 cm IMG_1987.JPG



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 Description:
Old crystal models
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Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. ca. 17 cm IMG_1691.JPG
 Description:
Aragonite var. Flos Ferri - ca. 17 cm. Erzberg Mtn., Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
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Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. ca. 17 cm IMG_1691.JPG



Gold Katharinenburg Ural Rußland ca. 4 cm IMG_1782.JPG
 Description:
Gold - ca. 4 cm. Katharinenburg, Ural, Russia
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Gold Katharinenburg Ural Rußland ca. 4 cm IMG_1782.JPG



Mellit Artern Thüringen ca. 7 cm IMG_1873.JPG
 Description:
Mellite on Coal - ca. 7 cm. Artern, Thuringia, Germany.
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Mellit Artern Thüringen ca. 7 cm IMG_1873.JPG



Matlockit Matlock, Derbyshire, GB ca. 5 cm IMG_1853.JPG
 Description:
Matlockite - ca. 5 cm. Matlock, Derbyshire, GB. One of the great rare classics!
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Matlockit Matlock, Derbyshire, GB ca. 5 cm IMG_1853.JPG



Calcit Freiberg Sachsen ca. 17 cm IMG_1956.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 17 cm. Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
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Calcit Freiberg Sachsen ca. 17 cm IMG_1956.JPG



Pyromorphit Pribram Böhmen ca. 10 cm IMG_1813.JPG
 Description:
Pyromorphite - ca. 10 cm. Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
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Pyromorphit Pribram Böhmen ca. 10 cm IMG_1813.JPG



Polyhalit Dürnberg Hallein Sbg. ca. 8 cm IMG_1834.JPG
 Description:
Polyhalite - ca. 8 cm. Dürnberg, Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
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Polyhalit Dürnberg Hallein Sbg. ca. 8 cm IMG_1834.JPG


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PostPosted: May 21, 2016 02:36    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

What a beautiful, old-fashioned flair for this collection - danke Gerhard :)

My favourite among all the specimens is the rhodochrosite from Kapnik (IMG_1987.JPG). You know it's an older collection when the label says that Kapnik belongs to Hungary (for nearly 100 years now a Romanian city) ;-)

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PostPosted: May 30, 2016 12:53    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

After a short break i continue to present you my impressions from this collection. Enjoy it!


Eudidymit Langesundfjord Norwegen ca. 2,5 cm IMG_2008.JPG
 Description:
Eudidymite twins - ca. 2,5 cm
Langesundfjord, Norway. A small sample but for my taste one of the absolute Highlights!
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Eudidymit Langesundfjord Norwegen ca. 2,5 cm IMG_2008.JPG



Fluorit Laussa Stmk. ca 5 cm IMG_1738.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite - ca. 5 cm
Laussa, Styria, Austria
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Fluorit Laussa Stmk. ca 5 cm IMG_1738.JPG



Calcit Fontainbleau, Paris Frkr. ca. 8 cm IMG_1946.JPG
 Description:
Calcite (var. "Sandcalcite") - ca. 8 cm
Fontainebleau, Ile de France, France
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Calcit Fontainbleau, Paris Frkr. ca. 8 cm IMG_1946.JPG



Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. ca. 10 cm IMG_1679.JPG
 Description:
Aragonite var. Flos Ferri - ca. 10 cm
Erzberg mtn., Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
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Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. ca. 10 cm IMG_1679.JPG



Calcit Klöch Stmk. ca. 6 cm IMG_1674.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 6 cm
Kloech, Styria, Austria
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Calcit Klöch Stmk. ca. 6 cm IMG_1674.JPG



IMG_1748.JPG
 Description:
I like the modern LED lamps in the old showcases. Not as an aesthetic highlight - but i think this is the only way to have an acceptable light in the old furniture
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IMG_1748.JPG



Hydrozinkit Bleiberg Ktn. ca. 30 cm IMG_1934.JPG
 Description:
Hydrozincite - ca. 30 cm
Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria. Unusual aesthetic large rock for this species!
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Hydrozinkit Bleiberg Ktn. ca. 30 cm IMG_1934.JPG



Gold Kremnica SK ca. 12 cm IMG_1758.JPG
 Description:
Gold - ca. 12 cm
Kremnica, Slovakia
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Gold Kremnica SK ca. 12 cm IMG_1758.JPG



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 Description:
Wonderful old fashioned crystal modelsmade of wood. I will never forget that i learned crystal systems with similar items at school
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Wagnerit Höllgraben, Werfen, Sbg. ca. 13 cm IMG_1812.JPG
 Description:
Wagnerite - 13 cm
Hoellgraben, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria. Not aesthetic but extremly huge for a Wagnerite crystal!
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Wagnerit Höllgraben, Werfen, Sbg. ca. 13 cm IMG_1812.JPG



Hessonit Mussa Alpe, Ala, Piemont Ita. ca. 7 cm IMG_2016.JPG
 Description:
Hessonite - ca. 7 cm
Mussa Alpe, Piemont, Italy
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Hessonit Mussa Alpe, Ala, Piemont Ita. ca. 7 cm IMG_2016.JPG



Cuprit Chessy Frkr. bis ca. 22 mm IMG_1891.JPG
 Description:
Cuprite - max. ca. 22 mm
Chessy, France
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Cuprit Chessy Frkr. bis ca. 22 mm IMG_1891.JPG



Granat Willersdorf, St.Radegund, Graz ca. 20 cm IMG_1664.JPG
 Description:
Garnet - ca. 20 cm
Willersdorrf, St. Radegund, Styria, Austria
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Granat Willersdorf, St.Radegund, Graz ca. 20 cm IMG_1664.JPG



Dematoid Val Malenco Italien ca. 11 cm IMG_2012.JPG
 Description:
Demantoide - ca. 11 cm
Val Malenco, Italy
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Dematoid Val Malenco Italien ca. 11 cm IMG_2012.JPG



Sylvin Stassfurt Sachsen-Anhalt c. 7 cm IMG_1865.JPG
 Description:
Sylvine - ca. 7 cm.
Stassfurt - Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
A very hygroscopic mineral - for me a wonder that it survived since about 100 years or more....
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Sylvin Stassfurt Sachsen-Anhalt c. 7 cm IMG_1865.JPG


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PostPosted: May 31, 2016 14:05    Post subject: Re: Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria)  

To be continued ......


Artinit Gulsen Kraubaht Stmk. Rosette ca. 3 cm IMG_1729.JPG
 Description:
Arrtinite - FOV ca. 5 cm
Gulsen Quarry, Kraubath, Styria, Austria
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Artinit Gulsen Kraubaht Stmk. Rosette ca. 3 cm IMG_1729.JPG



Kraurit=Dufrenit Göritz Fürstentum Reuss, Thüringen, ca. 7 cm IMG_1820.JPG
 Description:
Original Label says: Kraurite - ca. 7 cm. Göritz, Fürstentum Reuss,
Today this would mean: Dufrenite (!!!) - Göritz, Thuringia, Germany. I love its old historyy!!!
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Kraurit=Dufrenit Göritz Fürstentum Reuss, Thüringen, ca. 7 cm IMG_1820.JPG



Gold Katharinenburg Ural Rußland ca. 55mm IMG_1781.JPG
 Description:
Gold - ca. 55 mm
Katharinenburg (= Jekaterinburg = Swerdlovsk) Ural, Russia
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Gold Katharinenburg Ural Rußland ca. 55mm IMG_1781.JPG



Smithsonit Laurion Griechenland ca. 13 cm IMG_1976.JPG
 Description:
Smithsonite - ca. 13 cm
Lavrion, Greece
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Smithsonit Laurion Griechenland ca. 13 cm IMG_1976.JPG



Kupfer Pinzgau Sbg. ca. 6 cm IMG_1769.JPG
 Description:
Copper - ca. 6 cm
Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria.
The original mine is not mentioned. Today not any Pinzgau locality produces such fine coppers. But they were mentioned in old literature!
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Kupfer Pinzgau Sbg. ca. 6 cm IMG_1769.JPG



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 Description:
Ok - some fossils too. I love dead animals only when salt and pepper makes sense.......
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IMG_2037k.JPG



Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. IMG_1683.JPG
 Description:
Aragonite
Erzberg mtn., Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
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Aragonit Erzberg Stmk. IMG_1683.JPG



Hessit Botes Ro ca. 6 cm IMG_1792.JPG
 Description:
Hessite - ca. 6 cm
Botes, Transsylvania, Romania
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Hessit Botes Ro ca. 6 cm IMG_1792.JPG



Calcit Peggau Stmk. ca. 40 cm IMG_1661.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 40 cm
Peggau, Styria, Austria
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Calcit Peggau Stmk. ca. 40 cm IMG_1661.JPG



Gips Altaussee Stmk. ca. 11 cm IMG_1741.JPG
 Description:
Gypsum - ca. 11 cm
Altaussee, Styria, Austria
 Viewed:  4649 Time(s)

Gips Altaussee Stmk. ca. 11 cm IMG_1741.JPG



Gold Brasilien IMG_1778.JPG
 Description:
Fine Gold from Brazil
 Viewed:  4641 Time(s)

Gold Brasilien IMG_1778.JPG



Amethyst Weitendorf Stmk. ca. 8 cm IMG_1672.JPG
 Description:
Pale Amethyst - ca. 8 cm
Weitendorf, Styria, Austria
 Viewed:  4656 Time(s)

Amethyst Weitendorf Stmk. ca. 8 cm IMG_1672.JPG



Calcit Island ca. 6 cm IMG_1947.JPG
 Description:
Calcite - ca. 6 cm
Iceland
For me this sample has a special historic aspect: The "sunstone" (= optical spar) could have aided navigation in the open sea in the Viking period.
 Viewed:  4642 Time(s)

Calcit Island ca. 6 cm IMG_1947.JPG



Ha.lit Hallein Sbg. ca. 19 cm IMG_1842.JPG
 Description:
Halite - ca. 19 cm
Dürnberg, Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
 Viewed:  4646 Time(s)

Ha.lit Hallein Sbg. ca. 19 cm IMG_1842.JPG


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