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
27 May-01:21:44 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
26 May-16:25:12 Re: peruvian quartz twin (Pete Richards)
26 May-14:01:57 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Olsufkajeff)
26 May-13:22:04 Re: peruvian quartz twin (Jordi Fabre)
26 May-13:10:38 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Rockhound.Newmexico)
26 May-13:07:59 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Rockhound.Newmexico)
26 May-13:06:54 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Crosstimber)
26 May-13:02:58 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Rockhound.Newmexico)
26 May-12:19:50 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Olsufkajeff)
26 May-12:17:33 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Olsufkajeff)
26 May-12:15:31 Re: can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Olsufkajeff)
26 May-12:13:18 Can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (Olsufkajeff)
26 May-11:12:55 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
26 May-10:08:26 Re: please identify - rock with white inclusions (Crosstimber)
26 May-08:30:06 Peruvian quartz twin (Pete Richards)
26 May-01:58:24 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Fiebre Verde)
26 May-01:35:39 Re: hematite twins (article in rocks & minerals jan/feb 2018) (Duncan Miller)
26 May-00:06:47 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Franjungle)
26 May-00:00:25 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
25 May-20:21:13 Re: please identify - rock with white inclusions (Foreman)
25 May-20:16:36 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons)
25 May-19:24:22 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons)
25 May-18:39:19 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
25 May-15:34:46 Re: collection of fiebre verde - muzo (#700) (Fiebre Verde)
25 May-12:24:51 Re: hematite twins (article in rocks & minerals jan/feb 2018) (Pete Richards)

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
42834


The time now is May 27, 2018 07:05

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Chamonix show fifty years
  
  Index -> Mineral Shows
Like
86


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jul 27, 2017 10:52    Post subject: Chamonix show fifty years  

Always a nice show with only minerals, and particularly alpine minerals.
a dream place for quartz devotees.
http://www.mineralogie-chamonix.org/?op=html&code=index
(link normalized by FMF)

With a special display on Chessy this year



Affiche2017.1.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  5708 Time(s)

Affiche2017.1.jpg



Chessy1.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  5705 Time(s)

Chessy1.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
13
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 12:43    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

so here we are


DSC05717.JPG
 Description:
the congress center
 Viewed:  5442 Time(s)

DSC05717.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 12:58    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

inside


DSC05718.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5426 Time(s)

DSC05718.JPG



DSC05723.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5445 Time(s)

DSC05723.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
4
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 14:06    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

some minerals

internet still ugly



DSC05721.JPG
 Locality:
Vaujany, Oisans-Romanche, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Description:
 Viewed:  5403 Time(s)

DSC05721.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 14:09    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

:)


DSC05727.JPG
 Locality:
Les Droites (north face), Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5400 Time(s)

DSC05727.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 14:11    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

:)


DSC05728.JPG
 Locality:
Le Trient Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Description:
 Viewed:  5388 Time(s)

DSC05728.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
4
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2017 14:25    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

others


DSC05732.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 15 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5378 Time(s)

DSC05732.JPG



DSC05733.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 20 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5380 Time(s)

DSC05733.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
11
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 07, 2017 02:08    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

:)


DSC05726.JPG
 Mineral: Scheelite
 Locality:
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 25 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5278 Time(s)

DSC05726.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 07, 2017 02:13    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

When we buy quartz and fluorite from Chamonix, never forget that it comes from this place, at great danger and efforts


DSC05709.JPG
 Description:
Mont Blanc
 Viewed:  5293 Time(s)

DSC05709.JPG



DSC03687.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5284 Time(s)

DSC03687.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
9
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1470
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 07, 2017 03:50    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

Wow, beautiful scenery!
_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2645
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 08, 2017 01:50    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

Thank you for those impressions, Philippe - great minerals and a stunning landscape in the Alps!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 08, 2017 03:14    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

Thank you guys,
The main places for quartz and fluorite collecting are not directly on the Mont Blanc itself
but on the peaks surrounding the different icefields in the north and north east of the Mont Blanc.

The climate change is visible everywhere, with the icefields declining; but it helps Cristallier to find new places for crystals.

Here are some more photos of the landscape taken from the Aiguille du Midi (3870m) that can be reached hopefully by the cable car.



DSC03680 - Copie.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5038 Time(s)

DSC03680 - Copie.JPG



DSC03681.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5033 Time(s)

DSC03681.JPG



DSC03682.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5035 Time(s)

DSC03682.JPG



DSC03687.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5024 Time(s)

DSC03687.JPG



G0090040.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  5035 Time(s)

G0090040.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

Philippe Durand




Joined: 10 May 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Sainte Adresse


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 08, 2017 03:17    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

I also would present you a video which shows what is the cristalliers daily job

Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
12
   

dontgogreen




Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 58


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 08, 2017 12:55    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

Thanks for showing this video! I also like this one:



Perhaps some cristallier can answer- when making a descent on a rope, how do you retrieve your rope from its anchor once you reach the end? These people are truly intrepid.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 698
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 08, 2017 14:06    Post subject: Re: Chamonix show fifty years  

dontgogreen wrote:
Thanks for showing this video! I also like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrude9pDsPk

Perhaps some cristallier can answer- when making a descent on a rope, how do you retrieve your rope from its anchor once you reach the end? These people are truly intrepid.


You find an anchor point, either a bolt anchor with a rappel ring, a natural feature like a tree or small spire of rock, to sling a nylon webbing loop around, or least desirable, leave a piece of climbing protection with a carabiner. In any case you thread an end of the rope thru the ring, around the tree, what have you, to the halfway point. Tie a knot in the free ends and toss the rope down. Hook your rappel device to your harness and rope and off you go. When you reach the next rappel point, anchor in, unhook the rope from your device, untie the knot and pull one end of your rope thru the top anchors and down it comes. Providing it doesn't get hung up in a crack or something, repeat the process. If it does get hung up, much swearing and ranting follow and- well that's another story. You can only rappel half the length of your rope because it's doubled up. That's the long way of saying, knowing your ropecraft before you ascend is a must. Hope this helps.



106619802_large_b89d9d copy.jpg
 Description:
The Ghost, Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, USA
 Viewed:  4840 Time(s)

106619802_large_b89d9d copy.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
7
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Mineral Shows   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 2006-2018


Powered by FMF