We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
21 Aug-21:08:13 Re: joplin museum complex / the everett j. Ritchie tri-state mineral museum (Turbo)
21 Aug-16:27:29 Re: cleaning with water/ spot cleaning guns (agate?) (Ceanna)
21 Aug-16:04:19 Re: historical information about sodalite (Stone Mania)
21 Aug-15:33:28 Re: cleaning with water/ spot cleaning guns (agate?) (James)
21 Aug-15:20:13 Re: cleaning with water/ spot cleaning guns (agate?) (Ceanna)
21 Aug-12:26:45 Re: joplin museum complex / the everett j. Ritchie tri-state mineral museum (Robert Seitz)
21 Aug-10:45:21 Re: historical information about sodalite (Riccardo Modanesi)
21 Aug-10:20:47 Re: historical information about sodalite (Alfredo)
21 Aug-09:58:14 Re: historical information about sodalite (James)
21 Aug-08:55:18 Re: historical information about sodalite (Stone Mania)
21 Aug-07:57:30 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Dontgogreen)
21 Aug-07:30:10 Re: historical information about sodalite (James)
21 Aug-06:34:25 Historical information about sodalite (Stone Mania)
21 Aug-03:25:49 Re: collection of fiebre verde - chivor (#664) (Fiebre Verde)
21 Aug-02:41:19 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
21 Aug-02:08:05 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
20 Aug-21:19:43 Re: is this topaz? please identify (Alex D.)
20 Aug-16:38:36 Re: is this topaz? please identify (Bob Carnein)
20 Aug-14:06:58 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
20 Aug-11:49:13 Re: is this topaz? please identify (Chris)
20 Aug-11:39:29 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Jordi Fabre)
20 Aug-10:53:48 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
20 Aug-10:35:15 Re: collection of philippe durand (Philippe Durand)
20 Aug-08:10:39 Re: is this topaz? please identify (Vic Rzonca)
20 Aug-06:35:27 Re: is this topaz? please identify (Alex D.)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
31739


The time now is Aug 22, 2017 00:19

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!
  
  Index -> Natural History Museum of Denmark - Geological Museum, Copenhagen
Like


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Peter Megaw
Site Admin



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 778
Location: Tucson, Arizona


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 24, 2012 19:01    Post subject: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!  

Allison and I had a nice treat last week (actually we had several including spending a delightful weekend with Peter, Nadia and David Lyckberg in Luxembourg. Congrats to David, he got into the auto-design college he most wanted to go to!)... we got to spend a few hours at the Unviersity of Copenhagen Geological and Mineralogical Museum. I had not been there since before becoming a serious collector and was pleased that my feeble recollections of them having nice things were real. I will post more later, but let me start with the Kongsbergs! Denmark ruled Kongsberg during much of the time the mines were in major production, so they've got some real killers. The best are in a single exhibit case (see below) but others are sprinkled throughout the cases in the systematic collection. Yes folks, there are still a few real systematic collections left in the world's museums and they told me that this one will be reconstructed almost verbatim in their new facility! Good on 'em if they pull this off.

Enough ranting...here are some serious silvers. i saved the best for last



K 1w.jpg
 Description:
Iron Meteorite
Greenland
small volkswagen
Huge meteorite parked in front of the otherwise unassuming entrance to this amazing museum
 Viewed:  10290 Time(s)

K 1w.jpg



K2w.jpg
 Description:
Silver...mostly
Kongsberg, Norway
major Kongsberg case. This gives a good idea of the scale of the larger specimens
 Viewed:  10288 Time(s)

K2w.jpg



K3w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
12 cm across
Massive ramshorn in the native elements case
 Viewed:  10288 Time(s)

K3w.jpg



K4w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
nearly 20 cm across
massive leaf and dendrite silver
 Viewed:  10289 Time(s)

K4w.jpg



K5w.jpg
 Description:
silver
kongsberg
8 cm
Sleeping bat in native silver
 Viewed:  10291 Time(s)

K5w.jpg



K6w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
10 cm
Tangle of silver wires
 Viewed:  10297 Time(s)

K6w.jpg



K7w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
16 cm
Gorgeous rootlike tangle of coarse silver wires
 Viewed:  10300 Time(s)

K7w.jpg



K8w.jpg
 Description:
Silver
Kongsberg
10 cm
Gordian Knot of silver wires
 Viewed:  10299 Time(s)

K8w.jpg



K9w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
5cm
Nice group of small silver crystals...again in the native elements case
 Viewed:  10301 Time(s)

K9w.jpg



K10w.jpg
 Description:
acanthite ps argentite on quartz
Kongsberg
4 cm
Nice group of acanthite pseudos after argentite on quartz. Could alomsot pass for Fresnillo!
 Viewed:  10294 Time(s)

K10w.jpg



K11w.jpg
 Description:
fluorite
Kongsberg
12 cm
Huge bicolor fluorite in main Kongsberg case
 Viewed:  10289 Time(s)

K11w.jpg



K12w.jpg
 Description:
fluorite
Kongsberg
7 cm
Gorgeous intense green bicolor fluorite in the halides case
 Viewed:  10294 Time(s)

K12w.jpg



K13w.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongsberg
14 cm
Robert Frost's "slung birch" silver wire
 Viewed:  10294 Time(s)

K13w.jpg



K14W.jpg
 Description:
silver
Kongberg
20 cm!
Massive silver rope...easily the piece de resistance of the collection!
 Viewed:  10285 Time(s)

K14W.jpg



_________________
Siempre Adelante!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

gemlover




Joined: 31 Dec 2008
Posts: 211
Location: Easley, SC


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 24, 2012 20:08    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen KONGSBERG!!!  

Thank you for these great pictures.

John

_________________
John
John Atwell Rasmussen, Ph.D.. AJP
Geologist and Gemologist
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Joseph D'Oliveira




Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 164
Location: Hanmer, Ontario


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 24, 2012 20:18    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen KONGSBERG!!!  

Absolutely gorgeous silver specimens, thanks for posting them Peter.
_________________
Joseph D'Oliveira
Hanmer, Ontario
Canada
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

GneissWare




Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Posts: 1260
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 24, 2012 21:43    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen KONGSBERG!!!  

WOW!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

James
Site Admin



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 494
Location: Cambridge


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 13, 2013 15:45    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!  

I visited the museum on Friday - very quickly as I had to head to a meeting - but can add a few more photos of non-silver specimens from areas that interest me.

Sorry about the reflections but it is very hard to avoid some. As usual with specimens behind glass the dimensions are estimates. I have also added information on localities when I think I know a bit more than the label says



Copenhagen 011.JPG
 Description:
Cinnabar
Almaden, Spain
6 cm x 6cm
 Viewed:  9038 Time(s)

Copenhagen 011.JPG



Copenhagen 013.JPG
 Description:
Bournonite
Herodsfoot Mine, Cornwall, England
15cm x 20cm
 Viewed:  9053 Time(s)

Copenhagen 013.JPG



Copenhagen 016 Rotherhope Fell mine.JPG
 Description:
Flourite
Rotherhope fell mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria
15cm x 15cm
 Viewed:  9042 Time(s)

Copenhagen 016 Rotherhope Fell mine.JPG



Copenhagen 018.JPG
 Description:
Haematite (Alpen Rose)
St Gotthard, Switzerland
30cm x 15cm
(The reflections really got me this time)
 Viewed:  9043 Time(s)

Copenhagen 018.JPG



Copenhagen 023.JPG
 Description:
Siderite, Quartz
Cornwall, England
12cm x 12cm
 Viewed:  9044 Time(s)

Copenhagen 023.JPG



Copenhagen 001.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite
Weardale, Durham, England
60cm x 20cm
 Viewed:  9043 Time(s)

Copenhagen 001.JPG



Copenhagen 005.JPG
 Description:
Silver
Kongsberg, Norway
30cm x 20cm
Couldn't resist another photo
 Viewed:  9074 Time(s)

Copenhagen 005.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Don Lum




Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 1806
Location: Arkansas


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 13, 2013 22:40    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!  

Hello Peter,

Thank you for the great pictures. My wife and I were in Copenhagen last August and were on our way to the Matisse Exhibit at the National Gallery and stumbled upon this museum about 15 minutes after closing time. It closes in the early afternoon.

Regards,

Don

_________________
hogwild
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Andreas Gerstenberg




Joined: 04 Mar 2010
Posts: 302
Location: Berlin


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2013 08:02    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!  

Hello,

the Kopenhagen museum is definitely worth visiting. An excellent range of old classics in an "olde-worlde" atmosphere. Not only for those who love Kongsberg silver...

Regards,
Andreas
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Peter Megaw
Site Admin



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 778
Location: Tucson, Arizona


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2013 08:59    Post subject: Re: Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!!  

Indeed...the Greenland Suite is also remarkable
_________________
Siempre Adelante!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Natural History Museum of Denmark - Geological Museum, Copenhagen   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2017


Powered by FMF