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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2022 14:13    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I do love the MIM collection. It contains minerals of great aesthetics but it also includes minerals of great scientific interest.

We also have many Bolivian specimens in our collection, and many may not be the best looking rocks in existence but they have lots of scientific interest such as Cylindrite.
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2022 08:46    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Fluorite-MIM_Museum(1817).jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 9.5 cm / main crystal: 3.9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 176 g
MIM number:1817
Aggregate of translucent octahedra with a beautiful green color. The ensemble is actually a cast after a large octahedron that formed initially and got dissolved away at a later stage, leaving its mark in hollow.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 16.5 cm / main crystal: 8.4 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1400 g
MIM number:1816
Large octahedra with a beautiful green color on a matrix made of smaller fluorite crystals still covered with a crust of micro-crystalline quartz
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  995 Time(s)

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Quartz(hematoide variety)-MIM_Museum(1818).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety hematoide)
 Locality:
Girtis Farm 109, Orange River, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm / main crystal: 6.2 cm
 Description:
Mass: 130 g
MIM number:1818
Doubly terminated quartz crystal perched on a matrix of micro-crystalline quartz. The crystal has smooth and shiny faces and has inclusions of hematite ("Eisenkiesel" in German) giving its body an orange-brown color with at the upper end "windows" of violet amethyst.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
Publications: "Mineralien Welt: Nov-Dec 2000", "The Grandmasters of Mineral Photography", "Namibia - Minerals and Localities"
Ex-collection Heini Soltau (Namibia)
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Scholzite-MIM_Museum(1819).jpg
 Mineral: Scholzite
 Locality:
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 17 cm / main crystal: 1.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 1950 g
MIM number:1819
Tufts of cream colored scholzite needles developed on a gray-black color matrix contrasting nicely with the scholzite. A micro-crystalline quartz layer has uniformly deposited on the scholzite and its matrix, adding sparkle to this sample.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Phosphohedyphane-MIM_Museum(1820).jpg
 Mineral: Phosphohedyphane
 Locality:
Pimbi Hill, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
 Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 5 cm / main crystal: 2.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 51 g
MIM number:1820
Two crystals of pastel blue-green color on a matrix of limonite. These crystals formed by pseudomorphosis of twinned crystals of cerusite and consist of a solid solution of approximately 75% phosphohedyphane and 25% pyromorphite.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2022 12:22    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Azurite-MIM_Museum(1821).jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 9 cm / main crystal: 6.0 cm
 Description:
Mass: 417 g
MIM number:1821
Nicknamed "Deconstruction" by the mim. Intact group of azurite crystals of azurite on a thin gray matrix with a little fibrous pseudomorphosed green malachite at the base. The architecture is reminiscent of modern decontructivism. The crystals have a beautiful metallic and chatoyant blue color resulting from interference phenomena between the underlying azurite, the thin layer of malachite which has formed on it, and a thin layer of azurite which has later formed on the latter.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Quartz(amethyst variety)-MIM_Museum(1822).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 5.5 cm / main crystal: 5.7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 207 g
MIM number:1822
Thin matrix covered on its upper side with tufts of intact transparent and shiny crystals of pale purple color getting darker at the top
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Quartz(amethyst variety)-MIM_Museum(1823).jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 12 cm / main crystal: 10.8 cm
 Description:
Mass: 212 g
MIM number:1823
Y-shaped group of two large shiny pale purple crystals on a thin matrix, with small side crystals at the base including a sceptered one
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  802 Time(s)

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Opal-MIM_Museum(1824).jpg
 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 2,8 x 3,2 x 1,1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 10 g
MIM number:1824
White opal of the variety "crystal opal", carved as a 49.10 ct. rounded cabochon, with a relatively transparent body and rainbow-like flashes that seem to float above the stone, which is typical of the opals of this mine. Furthermore, the play of colors can be seen within the body of this opal despite its transparency.
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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PostPosted: Jul 26, 2022 03:07    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

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Opal(white opal variety)-MIM_Museum(1825).jpg
 Mineral: Opal (variety white opal)
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 2,1 x 4,6 x 1.5 cm
 Description:
Mass: 12 g
MIM number:1825
White opal carved as an elongated 61.42 ct. cabochon with very distinct rainbow-like flashes that seem to float above the stone, which is typical of the opals of this mine
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Opal-MIM_Museum(1826).jpg
 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 2 x 1,6 x 0,9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 4 g
MIM number:1826
Opal with a dominant brown cast cut as an oval cabochon of 19.87 ct, showing a strong play of color in cells which are reminiscent of the scales of a snake skin
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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Opal-MIM_Museum(1827).jpg
 Mineral: Opal
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 2,9 x 1.7 x 0,7 cm
 Description:
Mass: 4 g
MIM number:1827
Opal with a dominant green cast cut as a drop shaped cabochon of 17.63 ct showing a strong play of color in cells which are reminiscent of the scales of a snake skin
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  572 Time(s)

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Opal(white opal variety)-MIM_Museum(1829).jpg
 Mineral: Opal (variety white opal)
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 3,3 x 2,3 x 0,9 cm
 Description:
Mass: 6 g
MIM number:1829
White opal carved as a drop shaped cabochon of 31.32 ct showing a strong play of color in cells which are reminiscent of the scales of a snake skin
Photographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
 Viewed:  572 Time(s)

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Opal(white opal variety)-MIM_Museum(1828).jpg
 Mineral: Opal (variety white opal)
 Locality:
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo Zone), Amhara Region, Ethiopia
 Dimensions: 2,8 x 2,2 x 1,1 cm
 Description:
Mass: 6 gMIM number:1828White opal carved as an oval cabochon of 29.26 ct showing a strong play of color in cells which are reminiscent of the scales of a snake skinPhotographer: AINU / Augustin de Valence
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PostPosted: Jul 26, 2022 14:52    Post subject: Re: The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon  

I just love the MIM in Beirut. It has such an outstanding collection of minerals which is testimony to the genius of its creator – Salim Edde.

MIM is one of the best examples out there to show that private Museums can outperform the public ones in a proverbial heartbeat.

My partner and I will always support private collections over public ones any day.

Keep up the great work MIM.
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