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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2016 00:44    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Hi,
Random visiting the SMM Show ...
Roger.



041-Barite_20239_R.jpg
 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
former Cumberland, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
 Description:
 Viewed:  12966 Time(s)

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042-Gold_20243_2_R.jpg
 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
Talbot Mine, Big Blow - Bardoc, Broad Arrow, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia, Australia
 Description:
 Viewed:  12998 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
California, USA
 Description:
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044-Soufre_20244#1_R.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily, Italy
 Description:
On aragonite.Cozzo Disi Mine.
 Viewed:  12973 Time(s)

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045-Silver_20244#2_R.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
 Description:
 Viewed:  12943 Time(s)

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046-Zircon_20247_R.jpg
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 Locality:
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2016 07:40    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Hi,
Other pics from SMM.



047-Calcite_20248_R.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
 Description:
 Viewed:  12597 Time(s)

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048-Tourmaline_20249_R.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Locality:
Gaoligong Mountains, Nujiang Valley, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Description:
 Viewed:  12556 Time(s)

048-Tourmaline_20249_R.jpg



049-Tourmaline_20251_R.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Locality:
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region, Russia
 Description:
Without label: supposed origin
 Viewed:  12601 Time(s)

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050-Apatite_20252#1_050-R.jpg
 Mineral: Apatite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Description:
with siderite and quartz
 Viewed:  12594 Time(s)

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051-Apatite_20252#2_R.jpg
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Description:
and quartz
 Viewed:  12586 Time(s)

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052-Tourmaline_20254_R.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Locality:
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Description:
 Viewed:  12594 Time(s)

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053-Aquamarina_20257_R.jpg
 Mineral: Aquamarine
 Locality:
Pakistan
 Description:
no label
 Viewed:  12614 Time(s)

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054-Plumbogummite_20258_R.jpg
 Mineral: Plumbogummite
 Locality:
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Description:
 Viewed:  12598 Time(s)

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055-Apophyllite_20259_R.jpg
 Mineral: Apophyllite
 Locality:
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra, India
 Description:
with stilbite
 Viewed:  12627 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2016 12:19    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 - In the meantime  

Barcelona 06/29/2016

Already in Barcelona, this weekend I will publish a note about this edition and the new discoveries I saw there. In the meantime here you have a miscelanea of the "charme" of Ste. Marie.

More to come...



Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Miscelanea.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: About 7 x 5 cm
 Description:
My favorite in the main exhibit ("Pierres et Vins") of this year: a lovely Azurite from the type locality of the species, Chessy-les-Mines. It belongs to the "Musée de l'Ecole des Mines ParisTech"
 Viewed:  12466 Time(s)

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Ste. Marie is a lovely city, full of cherished details...
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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Miscelanea 2.jpg
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...gentle pets...
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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Miscelanea 3.jpg
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...and where when you open a window the green explodes in your face ;-)
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 02:01    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Continue visiting the Ste Marie Show...


056-Au_Ag_20243_R.jpg
 Mineral: Silver and Copper
 Locality:
Houghton County, Michigan, USA
 Description:
Native Silver on native Copper.
 Viewed:  12288 Time(s)

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057-Titanite_20260_R.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Capelinha, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Description:
Fanado, Capelinha, Minais Gerais, Brazil
 Viewed:  12291 Time(s)

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058-Azurite_20269_R.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  12273 Time(s)

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059-Gwindel_20271_R.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel)
 Locality:
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Polar Urals, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
 Description:
Gwindel
 Viewed:  12340 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 03:56    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

And other pics.


060-Elbaite_20273_R.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region, Russia
 Description:
already seen.
 Viewed:  12238 Time(s)

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061-Azu_Malach_20275_R.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Description:
 Viewed:  12210 Time(s)

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062-Azu_Malach_20276_R.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Description:
and Malachite
 Viewed:  12242 Time(s)

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063-Fluorite_20277_R.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Description:
 Viewed:  12256 Time(s)

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064-Diopside_20280_R.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
 Description:
A nice pyroxene.
 Viewed:  12243 Time(s)

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065-Sulphur_20281_R.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Sicily, Italy
 Description:
 Viewed:  12238 Time(s)

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066-Amazonite_Quartz_20282_R.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline (variety amazonite)
 Locality:
Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  12203 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 04:34    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

After the great pictures of Roger Warin, I would like to show you other genuine pieces of art, we could find at the SMM Show: The fakes!!!

For example I have seen a very nice and expensive andradite (variety demantoid) from Madagascar with glued crystals. Also typical native wire silvers on heated acanthite from Morocco were seen.

But this year, I found one of the best silvers from Bouismas I've ever seen: A piece with many octahedral crystals of nearly two centimeters in size. The dealer had only two items and the price was expensive, very expensive, ... too expensive. It could not be a fake and I bought the best one.

But I began to smell a rat. Really I was not sure and I asked for technical support (person to whom I am extremely grateful) and confirmed the fake.

I couldn’t believe it!. The octahedral crystals were difficult to manufacture and I must admit that it was a great art-work: Sometimes, it seems that the artists/fakers find (after dissolving the calcite with acid) masses of native silver in matrix with forms which are vaguely reminiscent of crystals and what they give more shape using sandblasting, I think. Finally they give a final burnished to the piece with a wire brush and “voilà”.

It goes without saying that the seller refunded the money that has been paid.

Here you have some pics of the fakes. Really awesome!!??

Manuel Mesa



1.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12199 Time(s)

1.jpg



2.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12184 Time(s)

2.jpg



3.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12182 Time(s)

3.jpg



4.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12169 Time(s)

4.jpg



5.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12168 Time(s)

5.jpg



6.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12204 Time(s)

6.jpg



7.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  12194 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2016 13:46    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 - Other visions  

Barcelona 06/30/2016

Some more images kindly supplied by Jordi Gil and Juan Miguel Casanova

More to come...



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 Description:
Allez les bleus! ;-)

Photo: Jordi Gil
 Viewed:  11930 Time(s)

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 Description:
Downtown

Photo: Jordi Gil
 Viewed:  11895 Time(s)

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 Description:
Waiting

Photo: Jordi Gil
 Viewed:  11870 Time(s)

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 Description:
The loneliness of the photographer ;-)

Photo: Jordi Gil
 Viewed:  11926 Time(s)

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Photo: Juan Miguel Casanova
 Viewed:  11905 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2016 03:17    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

The last photograph, are these 2 gentlemen dancing? :-)
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2016 03:28    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
The last photograph, are these 2 gentlemen dancing? :-)

Well, as you can see here Chris Gobin seems to enjoy everybody (including me! ;-)
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2016 03:30    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
The last photograph, are these 2 gentlemen dancing? :-)

I witnessed the scene and it was without doubt one of the main attractions of the show.
Hopefully Brian will release some footage soon.
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2016 03:38    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
The last photograph, are these 2 gentlemen dancing? :-)

Well, as you can see here Chris Gobin seems to enjoy everybody (including me! ;-)


Excellent humor Jordi and Gerhard. I can imagine the spirit at these shows. Just a pity that these are beyond our means. Best regards.

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2016 04:19    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Other winks from Ste Marie.
Roger.



067-Quartz_Hema_20284_R.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Description:
with hematite
 Viewed:  11215 Time(s)

067-Quartz_Hema_20284_R.jpg



068-Titanite_20286_R.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Santo Antônio do Fanado, Capelinha, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Description:
 Viewed:  11219 Time(s)

068-Titanite_20286_R.jpg



069-Amazonite_20287_R.jpg
 Mineral: Microcline (variety amazonite)
 Locality:
Macarani, Bahia, Brazil
 Description:
On feldspath ??
 Viewed:  11225 Time(s)

069-Amazonite_20287_R.jpg



070-Cubanite_20267_R.jpg
 Mineral: Cubanite
 Locality:
Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamau, Nord-du-Québec, Québec, Canada
 Description:
 Viewed:  11248 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2016 04:25    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

and also


071-Fluorite_20244#3_R.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Description:
 Viewed:  11195 Time(s)

071-Fluorite_20244#3_R.jpg



072-Azurite_20243_R.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Chillagoe-Herberton District, Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia
 Description:
 Viewed:  11215 Time(s)

072-Azurite_20243_R.jpg



073-Elbaite_20245_R.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Pala Chief Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Description:
Strange color for this locality ?
 Viewed:  11210 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2016 12:08    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 - Newspaper articles  

One of the things that helps to better understand the atmosphere of the Shows are the reviews of the local newspapers. Thanks to the help of Madame Pina Schneller and Mr. Gérard Schneller we can see the vision of the St. Marie Show of the local newspaper DNA

I'm publishing the reviews in order, from the start to the end of the Show.



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 Description:
 Viewed:  11005 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  10980 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  11068 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  10977 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  11000 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  10987 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  11006 Time(s)

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 Description:
 Viewed:  11035 Time(s)

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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Newspaper articles 9.jpg
 Description:
Thursday and Friday was extremely hot...
 Viewed:  10988 Time(s)

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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Newspaper articles 10.jpg
 Description:
...but we were very lucky, beacuse as the newspaper says the storms from Saturday were violent and produced victims and important floods in the region, very close of Ste. Marie, although not there...
 Viewed:  11031 Time(s)

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 Viewed:  11046 Time(s)

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 Viewed:  10974 Time(s)

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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2016 - Newspaper articles 13.jpg
 Description:
The visitors of the Show were 28.000, a little bit less than past years but with more professional visits.
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2016 09:25    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

In http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=52001#52001 Manuel Mesa wrote:
...I would like to show you other genuine pieces of art, we could find at the SMM Show: The fakes!!!....

Thanks Manuel, very useful.

BTW, Chris Gobin already warned about these faked silvers here: Fake silver crystals Morocco so, thanks to Chris too...
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2016 15:01    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 - New Discoveries  

Barcelona 07/03/2016

Ste. Marie is not just a fair, it is a whole people pushing and cheering, a whole people that a few years ago put all in place to keep his most precious treasure: the Fair of Minerals. Those who has been in Ste. Marie has already lived this experience and whom which have never attended Ste. Marie should do at least one time the experience.

But as well as the soul of a people Ste Marie is also a major International Show of minerals and there is also which the collectors we seek: new discoveries! This year although there have been just a few, they have been powerful. Let's begin by the very few that I have seen that are not from Morocco:

- Portugal: not too much new from Panasqueira this time, it looks like the production in the recent months had been very limited. Instead they have been excellent primary Meta-Autunites from Assunçao Mine and some large crystals of Triphylite along with other phosphates from Bendada Mines.

- Peru: new Hutchinsonites from Quiruvilca Mine. this time reddish and associated with well defined Pyrite crystals and another species, still unidentified.

- Canada: new finds in Mt. Saint Hilaire of Rhodochrosites on floater and large (for the locality) crystals.

- Brazil: more Golds from the extraordinary discovery made between October and December 2015 in Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso.

And not much more that I have been able to see, though I'm sure there was much more…

Come up with the most important things, of course from Morocco, as Ste. Marie is the world's major Show for Moroccan minerals.

- The most important comes from the area of Imilchil: very large crystals, up to 6 cm. of Ilmenite-Rutile / Rutile-Ilmenite (more accurate analysis will clarify) fully coated by good crystals of green-yellowish Titanite. Most specimens are floaters but some are on a matrix of crystals of Feldspar. In my opinion an extraordinary find, time will tell.

- Very good Silvers, well crystallized, in the not so well known mine of Tamdrost in the Bou Azzer area.

- New Olivenites of, apparently, somewhere in the Taroudant Province. They have not a very high quality but they are interesting because they are related to beautiful rosettes of Azurite.

- New Quartz with an extraordinary color between amethyst and hematoid, possibly from somewhere between Jebel Saghro and Jebel Bougafer in the Souss-Massa-Draâ Region.

- Very peculiar chalcedony shaped like "underwater mines" from Smara, Western Sahara.

- It seems to be found Tourmalines somewhere in the Tazenakht area that without being exceptional they have good quality and size, and that for Morocco is a big novelty. As has told to us, it seems to be that these tourmalines will be displayed for the first time at the next Denver Show.

Add to this that the Bou Nahas mine is in full production and is providing many samples of Baryte, Pyrite, Marcasite, Copper, Azurite, Malachite… and some of them are even very unusual and / or showy.

I'm publishing with this post a photo of an unusual and colorful Pyrite from Bou Nahas. The next few days I will complete this review with more photos of the new discoveries and more analytical results.

More to come...



Pyrite-Bou Nahas_Morocco-14.8x8.3x7.5-1.1x0.9.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite on Quartz
 Locality:
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.3 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1.1 x 0.9 cm
 Viewed:  10497 Time(s)

Pyrite-Bou Nahas_Morocco-14.8x8.3x7.5-1.1x0.9.jpg


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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2016 17:29    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Thanks Jordi for the posts. I really like the french newspaper bit...a great addition. Although, as a pulse of the market, the last article says commercial "entries" on the raise but normal show people decreasing. Was this your take on it?

Cheers from Chile.

A few new things from Mexico will pop up in the next week.

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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2016 00:42    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Hi,
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show always gives opportunities to see exceptional things.
So this modest gold crystal is actually a rarity in its perfection.
This is not strictly speaking a gold crystal, but a pseudomorph of an octahedron of skeletal pyrite. Pyrite is often contaminated with gold.
Roger.



074-Gold_20291_R.jpg
 Mineral: Gold
 Description:
Bodaibo, Lena River, Russia
Hoppered gold - pseudomorphs after pyrite.
 Viewed:  10291 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2016 01:57    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Also in Ste Marie-aux-Mines


075-Fluorite_20293_R.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Description:
 Viewed:  10211 Time(s)

075-Fluorite_20293_R.jpg



076-Aquamarine_20294_R.jpg
 Mineral: Aquamarine
 Locality:
Pakistan
 Description:
 Viewed:  10224 Time(s)

076-Aquamarine_20294_R.jpg



078-Liddicoatite_20300_R.jpg
 Mineral: Liddicoatite
 Locality:
Estatoby (Antanetinilapa), Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
 Description:
> 25 cm high
 Viewed:  10253 Time(s)

078-Liddicoatite_20300_R.jpg



079-Phenakite_20302_R.jpg
 Mineral: Phenakite
 Locality:
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
 Description:
 Viewed:  10240 Time(s)

079-Phenakite_20302_R.jpg



081-Gerard_Barmarin_20310_R.jpg
 Description:
Gerard Barmarin, a fluorescent guy...
 Viewed:  10239 Time(s)

081-Gerard_Barmarin_20310_R.jpg


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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2016 04:35    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016  

Hi,
Not far from Ste-Marie-aux-Mines, a stony meteorite fell at Ensisheim in Alsace.
On November 7th, 1492, an enormous explosion was heard over a wide area in Alsace (France) and parts of Switzerland. The event was observed only by a young boy who saw the wide stone falling out of the sky and plunging into a wheat field near Ensisheim in Alsace. It is a LL6 chondrite, a stony meteorite composed of grains of orthopyroxene, olivine, feldspar, sulfides, phosphides and blebs of ferronickel.
Its mass was 127 kg. There remain 53.83 kg after shares to various museums (Paris, Berlin, Vienna, London, etc.) and other…
This meteorite Ensisheim was presented at SMM Show.



082-Ensisheim_Meteorite_20324_R.jpg
 Mineral: Meteorite
 Description:
Ensisheim, Alsace, France
53.83 kg
 Viewed:  10156 Time(s)

082-Ensisheim_Meteorite_20324_R.jpg


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