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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 09:34    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Ste. Marie 2017 on the horizon...


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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 12:04    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

I will attend this show for the first time.
I must say that I am a bit excited.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 12:29    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Philippe Durand wrote:
I will attend this show for the first time.
I must say that I am a bit excited.

Be reassured Philippe, you have all the reasons to be excited - Sainte-Marie has a unique atmosphere!
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 15:21    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

thx Gerard :)
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PostPosted: May 14, 2017 12:34    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Ste. Marie 2017 on the horizon...

...and is closer and closer...

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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2017 08:36    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - A fine article about Ste. Marie 2016  

The quality of the Russian Magazine Mineralogical Almanac / Mineral Observer is improving and improving and in the recent issue Mineral Observer number 3 devoted to the 300 years anniversary of the Fersman Museum I found this fine article about Ste. Marie 2016 that I liked so much. This article is written by Mr. Jacques Touret a well known retired professor of Petrology-Mineralogy in Paris, France, related in the past with the École des Mines.

I believe he been catch the soul of this Show and thanks to the enormous generosity of the indefatigable editors of the magazine Ludmila Cheshko and Michael Leybov now we can offer here this article as a kind of appetizer before the arrival of Ste. Marie 2017. Don't miss it, I hope you enjoy it as I enjoyed. I believe is great!

To read it well please do click in each image and then enlarge at your convenience the size of the hi-resolution version that will appear, or do click in the image below to access to the whole article in PDF format :
To see it click on this link or in the image:





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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2017 16:54    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

How to buy the tickets on line...? See below or click here


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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2017 08:24    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

The live Webcam of Ste. Marie to have an overview of the Show at every time (with daylight). Just great!

https://www.ivideon.com/tv/camera/100-20c82d2d6bff98eb1c15b49920344301/0/?lang=en



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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2017 08:57    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

The cultural activity in Ste. Marie this year is overwhelming, there are so many attractive activities (see below) that I recommend knowing them by visiting the section CULTURAL ACTIVITIES from the Show website ( http://www.sainte-marie-mineral.com )


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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2017 15:24    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - Monday  

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 06/19/2017

This year, paying a caution the entry to the Fair was allowed, so we can say that on Monday the Show has already started.

More to come...



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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2017 01:12    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - Hot!  

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A complicated day: very hot and not too many Moroccan new discoveries. Fortunately a few exceptional Legranditas made our day 😊

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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2017 11:32    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

just two days to wait. lol
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2017 12:40    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Philippe Durand wrote:
just two days to wait. lol

Hurry up! Not sure there will be any beer left in 2 days...
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2017 23:31    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - Hotter and hotter  

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 06/21/2017

This is getting more and more full of people and it seems to be warmer and warmer. A "Hot" edition! 😊

BTW, don't miss the excellent chronicles with many images of Carles Manresa in the Spanish side : http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=134106#134106

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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2017 16:26    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Jim and I are here for our first Ste. Marie show!


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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2017 23:37    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - A wonderful visit  

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 06/21/2017

Wonderful journey yesterday in Ste. Marie. A lot of visitors, a lot of activity and, and, and... the visit of one of the most well known team of collectors in the world: the team Gail & Jim Spann!

I'm publishing the photos below on behalf of Gail till she gets better internet connection. Gail promised to publish hundreds of photos of their experience. This is their first time at Ste. Marie.

A suivre! 😘



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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2017 23:25    Post subject: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 - A wonderful visit (2)  

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 06/24/2017

Publishing more photos on behalf of Gail Spann till she gets better internet connection.

A suivre! 😘



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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2017 15:26    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2017 06:00    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

Another photo that Gail has given us


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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2017 11:21    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017  

I met Jordi for the first time in his booth.
What a kind person.

We both agreed that the word to describe this show is" overwhelming", particularly for me: it was the first time to attend a show like this. The eyes were tired.

On Saturday, after 5 hours cruising from the swimming pool to the theater, to the numerous tents, it was time to have a beer (they still had to lot Fiebre Verde);
Sunday morning with less people and after a good night, it was easier to appreciate the beauties.

Some pictures here, (not the best specimens perhaps but they caught my eyes).



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