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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 09:58    Post subject: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Hi folks,

I took a trip to the famous Senckenberg Museum today. It is rather known for its paleontological collections and its exhibitions about wildlife and biodiversity. So there's only a small section about minerals; but the few specimens were really outstanding. It was hard to take photos there, but though it is a small collection and though my photos are mostly bad quality, I hope you will enjoy the following impressions:



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One of the few mineral displays in the museum
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A display full of stunning gem minerals - sorry that i couldn't capture it better
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A 40 cm specimen of Sicilian sulphur
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Heliodor from Murzinka/Russia, crystal size approx. 2 cm
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Aquamarine crystal from Brazil, height approx. 12-15 cm
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Large ilvaite from Italy, approx. 25 cm
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Large copper from Michigan, approx. 30 cm
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Large stibnite from Japan, approx. 30 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:15    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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Topaz specimen from China, approx. 10-12 cm
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Blue topaz from Simbabwe, approx. 10-12 cm
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Gem quality diamond on matrix from South Africa, approx. 5 cm ... the whole specimen, not the diamond crystal ;-)
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Opal from Australia, approx. 10 cm
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A display full of beautiful large quartz specimens (largest ones approx. 30 cm)
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One of the large specimens - quartz with tourmaline from Brazil, approx. 30 cm
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Wonderful bi-coloured elbaite from Madagascar, approx. 12-15 cm
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Slice of tourmaline crystal from Madagscar, approx. 10 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:24    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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This poor photo doesn't do the specimen justice: A stunning water-clear natural citrine with an undamaged tourmaline attached! Somewhere from Minas Gerais, approx. 12-15 cm
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Large calcite from England, approx. 25-30 cm
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Beautiful specimen of adamite from Mexico, approx. 12 cm
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Large fluorite from Black Forest, approx. 25 cm
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Another large fluorite with nice yellow colour from Freiberg in Saxony, approx. 20 cm
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Several fluorite specimens in the fluorescence room ...
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Pink fluorescence on an aragonite from Sicily, approx 15 cm
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Several specimens on display
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:35    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Looks like a nice exhibit Tobi. Thanks for showing them.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:46    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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Incredible specimen of quartz with many bi-coloured elbaites; from Brazil, approx. 15 cm
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Another specimen that took my breath - a wonderful large pyromorphite classic from Bad Ems, approx. 15-20 cm
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Garnet from Italy, approx. 8 cm
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Large fluorite crystal from Rottleberode, Harz Mountains, approx 15-20 cm
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One of the best specimens on display - a really cool galena with siderite from Neudorf/Harz Mountains, approx. 12 cm
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Some nice quartz specimens, each one about 15 cm
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Huge quartzes, each one about 30 cm
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Another look at the quartz display ...
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:56    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Here are my last photos, i hope you had some fun watching them:


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Glowing gem minerals, largest one about 15 cm
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Elbaites from Brazil, largest one about 20 cm
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Gemmy emerald from Colombia, crystal size approx. 1,5 cm
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Two classics not made for MM collectors: Garnet from Romania and azurite from Bisbee, both about 30 cm
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Some more large stuff ...
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Large German selenite specimen, approx. 30 cm
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Large German baryte specimen, approx. 25 cm
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The final picture: A look into a display with a Japanese stibnite to the left, approx 30 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 11:44    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

"One of the best specimens on display - a really cool galena with siderite from Neudorf/Harz Mountains, approx. 12 cm"

Of course you would like it Tobi -- Its German and a GALENA!
(We know you...anyhow, it IS pretty nice).

Thanks for showcasing this collection.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 13:09    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

As you probably know Tobi, I too, am a big fan of galena. That Neudorf specimen is awesome. Another one that caught my eye was the Japanese stibnite in the last photo. I can't ever remember seeing one on matrix. Very unusual.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 18:52    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Your photography is great. I really liked looking over this collection. Nice job!
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2014 04:16    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Hi guys, i'm glad you like my little museum report! I'm sorry that i have no more mineral photos, but here are some impressions from the museum that don't have to do with minerals ... ;)


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Me next to a giant whale skeleton
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What a wonderful creature, one of the greatest things that ever lived on our planet ... right next to it, the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex ;)
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A giant Japanese crab, measuring 2,5 m ...
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The cute and tiny goliath frog ... 40 cm :)
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A completely prepared scene of an anaconda eating a wild pig
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Colourful coral snake
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Giant Japanese salamander, 1 m lenght
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Finally one thing that will haunt me in my nightmares: Heteropoda maxima from Laos ... the largest living spider on this planet. This one was rather small: The leg span was only about 15 cm, they ran reach up to 30! Never ever in my life i will visit Laos!!! ;)
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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2014 00:51    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Tobi,

I enjoyed your report on the Senckenberg Museum. Great photography.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2014 02:52    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Thanks Don!

I'm glad you like that report from the museum though the lighting of the mineral cabinets made it really hard to take photos. As you can see, the other photos (dinosaurs, snakes etc.) look much more natural than those from the minerals.

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