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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2016 07:17    Post subject: Terra Mineralia  

On our recent visit to Germany, I had the privilege of visiting the amazing mineral collection displayed in Schloss Freudenstein, Freiberg, Germany. I would like to share some of the pictures taken of the Tsumeb minerals on display.


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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2016 09:23    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Welcome back Heimo! Looking forward to more news and photos.
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2016 10:33    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Really cool, Heimo, a great addition to my report from that surreal mineral experience: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=4534&start=0

I guess you had a lot of fun visiting Freudenstein castle? Did you also visit the German minerals collection in nearby Kruegerhaus?

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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2016 11:49    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Welcome back Heimo! Looking forward to more news and photos.


Hello Pierre, it's good to be back home, although Germany was a great experience, since it was my first visit.
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2016 11:51    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Tobi wrote:
Really cool, Heimo, a great addition to my report from that surreal mineral experience: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=4534&start=0

I guess you had a lot of fun visiting Freudenstein castle? Did you also visit the German minerals collection in nearby Kruegerhaus?

Tobi


Yes Tobi, it was an incredible experience, but unfortunately we only had half a day at Terra Mineralia.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 01:16    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

More Tsumeb.


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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 01:47    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Thank you for the tour
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 08:44    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

James wrote:
Thank you for the tour


Pleasure, James.



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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 11:42    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Wow Heimo, what a nice azurite (466), and you could not persuade the curator to bring it with you!? :-)
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 12:08    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Wow Heimo, what a nice azurite (466), and you could not persuade the curator to bring it with you!? :-)


Way beyond my means Pierre.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2016 12:37    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Heimo Hellwig wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
Wow Heimo, what a nice azurite (466), and you could not persuade the curator to bring it with you!? :-)


Way beyond my means Pierre.


Only joking Heimo. To me this is one of (if not the) most beautiful azurites I have seen.

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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2016 03:05    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Some more Tsumeb specimens.


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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 01:14    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Tsumeb.


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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 01:53    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Super Tsumeb minerals.

Thanks for show it.
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 08:41    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Enrique Llorens wrote:
Super Tsumeb minerals.

Thanks for show it.


Pleasure Enrique.

Now for the final episode.



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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 12:17    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Looking at 7510, can smithsonite have such a prismatic habit?
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 12:31    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

I was thinking the same thing. Never saw a smithsonite that looked anything like that
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 13:06    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Matt_Zukowski wrote:
Looking at 7510, can smithsonite have such a prismatic habit?

Yes, they can. Uncommon but Smithsonite ;-)

Also: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=71200
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2016 13:07    Post subject: Re: Terra Mineralia  

Regarding the habit of smithsonite noted above. This is a classic Tsumeb habit. I have a friend with a specimen holding crystals over 10cm long. Stunning piece. In my large Tsumeb smithsonite collection I had a number of smaller examples of this habit. The piece in question is a great rock. The color is striking and unusual.
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