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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 09:41    Post subject: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Hi all,

last weekend i went on a trip to Harz Mountains, one of Germany's most famous mining areas in the past. Here are some impressions of my visit to the mineralogical collection of the Technical University of Clausthal; mostly Harz minerals and other German classics but also wonderful specimens from all over the world:



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 Description:
Fluorite ("Honigspat")
Wölsendorf, Bavaria, Germany
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14940 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyromorphite
Ramsbeck, Sauerland, Germany
Approx. 9 cm
 Viewed:  14890 Time(s)

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 Description:
Quartz
Locality unknown
Approx. 60 cm
 Viewed:  14896 Time(s)

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 Description:
Manganite
Illfeld, Thüringen, Germany
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14883 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena
Neudorf, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14897 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena on siderite
Neudorf, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 15 cm
(I think they are still wiping away the drool i left on the display ;-) )
 Viewed:  14885 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Stolberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14883 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 09:55    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Specimens on display, mostly sulphur
 Viewed:  14870 Time(s)

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 Description:
Sulphur from Sicily
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14886 Time(s)

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 Description:
Another sulphur from Sicily
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14894 Time(s)

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 Description:
Hematite
Bad Lauterberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 5-7 cm each one
 Viewed:  14882 Time(s)

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 Description:
Aquamarine
Russia
Height approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  14879 Time(s)

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 Description:
Quartz
Clausthal, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 12 cm
 Viewed:  14867 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyrite on hematite
Elba Island, Italy
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14876 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 10:15    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
One of several displays showing calcite forms
 Viewed:  14877 Time(s)

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 Description:
Calcite
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14883 Time(s)

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 Description:
Calcite
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14869 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite and calcite
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 10 cm each one
 Viewed:  14856 Time(s)

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 Description:
Calcite
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  14896 Time(s)

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 Description:
Really large calcites
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 40 and 50 cm
 Viewed:  14884 Time(s)

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 Description:
Elbaite on quartz
Brazil
Approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  14887 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 10:26    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Beryl display
 Viewed:  14853 Time(s)

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 Description:
Beryl display
 Viewed:  14851 Time(s)

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 Description:
Emerald
Muzo, Colombia
Approx. 7 cm
 Viewed:  14897 Time(s)

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 Description:
Tourmaline display
 Viewed:  14862 Time(s)

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 Description:
Quartz
Switzerland
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14877 Time(s)

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 Description:
Autunite
France
Approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  14875 Time(s)

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 Description:
Carnallite
Bad Salzdetfurth, Lower Saxony, Germany
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14843 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 10:38    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Large and superb pyrargyrite
Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 7 cm
 Viewed:  14831 Time(s)

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 Description:
Sphalerite
Clausthal, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  14872 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena
Clausthal, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 5 cm
 Viewed:  14844 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena with siderite
Clausthal, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 12-15 cm each one
 Viewed:  14857 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Cumberland, England
Approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  14865 Time(s)

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 Description:
Selenite twin with sulphur inclusions
Sicily, Italy
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14851 Time(s)

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 Description:
Vanadinite
Mibladen, Morocco
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14844 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 10:56    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Halite
Germany (i think Thuringia or Hesse)
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14844 Time(s)

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 Description:
Dioptase
Namibia
Approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  14830 Time(s)

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 Description:
Smithsonite
Tsumeb, Namibia
Approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  14856 Time(s)

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 Description:
Azurite and malachite
Tsumeb, Namibia
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14858 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorapatite
Canada
Approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  14811 Time(s)

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 Description:
Cassiterite
Czech Republic
Approx. 12 cm
 Viewed:  14822 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena with siderite
Clausthal, Harz Mts., Germany
Approx. 18 cm
 Viewed:  14823 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 11:06    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Quartz with ankerite and spahlerite
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14820 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena
Velbert, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  14858 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14808 Time(s)

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 Description:
Baryte
Dreislar, Sauerland, Germany
Approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  14816 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite and baryte
Spain
Approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  14820 Time(s)

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 Description:
Apophyllite
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (not from India!)
Approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  14804 Time(s)

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 Description:
Amethyst
Mexico
Approx. 8 cm each part
 Viewed:  14806 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 11:18    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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 Description:
Pyrite from Elba and Sardina
 Viewed:  14788 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite display
 Viewed:  14819 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite display
 Viewed:  14802 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite display
 Viewed:  14789 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite display
 Viewed:  14782 Time(s)

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 Description:
Wulfenites from Los Lamentos, Mexico
Approx. 5 and 6 cm
 Viewed:  14783 Time(s)

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 Description:
Quartz display
 Viewed:  14792 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 11:30    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

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IMG_3502.JPG
 Description:
Pyrite display
 Viewed:  14792 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena from Hesse
Approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  14791 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena specimens from Germany and Austria
 Viewed:  14785 Time(s)

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 Description:
Rhodochrosite display
 Viewed:  14784 Time(s)

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 Description:
Andradite
Wurlitz, Bavaria, Germany
Approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  14779 Time(s)

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 Description:
Almandine
Massachusetts
Approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  14762 Time(s)

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 Description:
Pyromorphite display (even one from Brazil!)
 Viewed:  14777 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 11:36    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

The last pictures:


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 Description:
Pyromorphite
Cumberland, England
Approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  14854 Time(s)

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 Description:
Mimetite
Mexico
Approx. 6 cm
 Viewed:  14818 Time(s)

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 Description:
Ettringite
Wessels Mine, South Africa
Approx. 6 cm
 Viewed:  14793 Time(s)

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 Description:
Crocoite
Tasmania
Approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  14787 Time(s)

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 Description:
Wulfenite
Slovenia
Approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  14797 Time(s)

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 Description:
Various minerals
 Viewed:  14790 Time(s)

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 Description:
Famous classic: Baryte from Frizington, Cumberland, England
Approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  14795 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 11:46    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Great post Tobi.
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 12:12    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Nice work, Tobi. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 12:36    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Thank you, guys! In addition, here are two snapshots of me hiking through Harz Mountains ;-)


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 Description:
I really had fun walking through the beautiful landscapce of Harz ...
 Viewed:  14711 Time(s)

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... and i also had a great sight from its highest peak (Brocken, 1141 m)
 Viewed:  14728 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2013 13:03    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Nice report. Those Neudorf Galenas put lust in my heart.
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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2013 06:44    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

GneissWare wrote:
Nice report. Those Neudorf Galenas put lust in my heart.
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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2013 09:36    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Tobi, I think you look much better than Homer but the resemblance is striking.

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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 05:49    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Thanks for your coverage. Great specimens and photos! I miss, however, more silver minerals. Harz was also the land of silver. There only is a nice pyrargyrite (and a gorgeous manganite).
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 09:30    Post subject: Re: GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)  

Carles Millan wrote:
Thanks for your coverage. Great specimens and photos! I miss, however, more silver minerals. Harz was also the land of silver. There only is a nice pyrargyrite (and a gorgeous manganite).

Sorry for all who feel like Carles! I already told him via mail that the lack of silver minerals in this report is related to my personal taste: I'm not attracted to silver minerals (well, except silver-bearing galena ;-) ) and so i rarely think of photographing them in museums. There were simply too much fluorites and galenas that caught my attention :-)

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Tobi, I think you look much better than Homer ...

I hope so!!! ;-)

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...but the resemblance is striking.

D'oh! ;-)
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