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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 06:46    Post subject: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

After my 2016 visit ended without any minerals ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5034 ), I had more luck today! I hope you'll enjoy the following impressions, in order not to show several specimens again and again in different threads, I tried to focus on new stuff or specimens that I haven't shown before. I will start with this photo of a poor amethyst geode that had to suffer mineral nerd Tobi taking a selfie ;-)

P.S. I will not comment every photo, most mineral and locality names should be clear to non-German speakers. Concerning the sizes, most labels have a width between 5 and 8 cm.



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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 06:51    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Rhodochrosite heaven with specimens from famous world-wide and classic German localities:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 07:09    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

A new special exhibit that I was sceptical of - "eggs" carved out of minerals. Well, not only some common stuff like jasper, agate or lapis, some of them really good mineral specimens. I'm not a fan of cutting, carving etc., thus I didn't mean to visit that exhibit at all. But the museum curator "caught" me today and showed me this stuff. Well, I could never like that stuff as much as natural minerals, but some of them are really nice, a great craftsmanship is needed to create them. There's still some pain in my heart when I see good crystallized matrix specimens treated like that. But there are also many minerals that are rather boring in their natural form and that get better when they are carved and polished. I think it's a matter of taste if you like them or not. However, the number of visitors is increasing, the curator told me ;)


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 07:19    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Miscellaneous stuff, different German pyromorphites, classic German mimetite from Saxony, cryolite from Greenland, a rather impressive kyanite from Brazil, colourful smithsonites and adamites and a vanadinite with stunning large crystals (2-3 cm):


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 07:26    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Fluorite:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 07:34    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Tobi wrote:
After my 2016 visit ended without any minerals ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5034 ), I had more luck today! I hope you'll enjoy the following impressions, in order not to show several specimens again and again in different threads, I tried to focus on new stuff or specimens that I haven't shown before. I will start with this photo of a poor amethyst geode that had to suffer mineral nerd Tobi taking a selfie ;-)
P.S. I will not comment every photo, most mineral and locality names should be clear to non-German speakers. Concerning the sizes, most labels have a width between 5 and 8 cm.

Impressive report as usual. Many thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:00    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Carles Millan wrote:
Impressive report as usual. Many thanks for posting!
Thanks Carles, here are some more impressions ... sulphur, copper (including a 40-50 cm plate from Ray Mine, Arizona), nice amethyst combinations from Uruguay and something rather rare from South Africa:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:12    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Miscellaneous stuff, rubellite, diamond crystals, maybe the most aesthetic kämmererite specimen I've ever seen, cinnabar specimens, two very similar malachites (one from Germany, one from Chile), a large prehnite from Hesse and several others:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:18    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Many great calcites, several barites, alpine fluorapatites and a showroom dedicated to the giant amethyst geodes from Brazil and Uruguay:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:35    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Various sulfide minerals (including the maybe best bournonite specimen ever found in Germany):


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:43    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Several oxide minerals (quartz, opal, casitterite, pyrolusite), Arizona minerals and a fabulous natural chalcanthite from Japan:


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 09:55    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

The final pictures - several silicate minerals, mainly gem minerals like spodumene, topaz, peridote, beryl, including a nice emerald specimen from Norway (!):


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 10:34    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Thank you for the tour of a museum I am not likely to visit!
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 12:57    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

Bob Carnein wrote:
Thank you for the tour of a museum I am not likely to visit!
You're welcome, Bob :-) I hope you are aware of the fact that there are much more reports about the beautiful Marburg Museum here on FMF: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewforum.php?f=31
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 14:54    Post subject: Re: Marburg Museum - my 2017 visit  

very nice specimens, great museum, thanks for sharing!
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