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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:58    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

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As I did in Ste Marie 2010 ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=12033#12033 ) I start this "official" thread of Munich Show 2010 asking to everybody whom will attend the Show to complete the brief notes of the fair that I'll write and generate a so complete chronicle of the fair as was done in Ste Marie 2010 -> https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=1159

As an appetizer here is the poster of the official show program. I apologize for the poor quality of the image but it has low definition originally.
To see it on better way: https://www.mineralientage.de/presseservice.html
To see all information about the Fair: https://www.mineralientage.de/

In addition, two photos of one of the small new finds of this year: Fluorapatite with small crystals but good color, related with beautiful crystals of Bertrandite covering Albite crystals. Nothing exceptional, but very interesting association and Bertrandite crystals very well defined and transparent. This material appeared in May 2010 in a small "Caldeirão" (pocket) of the Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

I take the opportunity to remember this other thread related with Munich 2010 -> https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=1368

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One of the Fluorapatites with Bertrandite covering Albite from the Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil, found in May 2010.
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PostPosted: Oct 24, 2010 07:15    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 1  

On the road 10/24/2010

Driving to Munich, so just a short note today.

This year Munich Show seems to be more promising on novelties than past years. Cuprites from Laos, Chrysoberyls on matrix from Madagascar, Bultfonteinites (not Oyelites) from South Africa, and some rumors about Chinese and Indian novelties seems to prepare a more exciting show than previous years. We will see.

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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2010 13:06    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 2  

Munich 10/25/2010

Just arrived to Munich and here it is cold, and worst, they announce chill winds for Wednesday, so to the people coming here, better to bring warm clothing. As you can see in the photo even the bird that welcomes us appears to have cold! ;-)

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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2010 13:50    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Just arrived to Munich and here it is cold, and worst, they announce chill winds for Wednesday, so to the people coming here, better to bring warm clothing.

Jordi is absolutely right and i can only prewarn everyone who comes to Munich: Germany got VERY cold during the last days, so prepare for freezing. It's even frosty here in the middle of Germany, that usually means the south is cold as hell ;-)

But i wish all of you who join the show A NICE STAY IN GERMANY and a great mineral show! And please - take a lot of photos for the rest of the FMF community ... :-)
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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2010 15:51    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

I envy those of you who will be able to attend the Munich Show this year. You will have a unique chance to see the display on the Santana Bed fossil assemblage from the Cretaceous siltstones at Chapada, Brasil. Here are some photos of insects from my collection, specimens purchased at Tucson in 1995.


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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2010 03:31    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

Cold? This morning the sun is out and it looks like a nice fall day here in Munich. Guess we better get out and enjoy it while it lasts. See everyone at the show.
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PostPosted: Oct 26, 2010 15:47    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 3  

Munich 10/26/2010

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Cold? This morning the sun is out and it looks like a nice fall day here in Munich...

Correct Jesse, today was very good, sunny and blue sky. I had a talk with Steffen Waris, technical manager of the Show and he said that next days the weather will be fine too, so at this point, I don't know.

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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2010 00:11    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 4  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
...some rumors about Chinese novelties seems to prepare a more exciting show than previous years. We will see.

Munich 10/27/2010

Rumors were right, in China a new mine, appear on the market supplying a very similar stuff to the famous Russian mines of Dalnjegorsk.

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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2010 14:59    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 5  

Munich 10/28/2010

Having not time to publish all info and photos we have until my return to Barcelona and waiting more contributions from other Forum members, I'm publishing just few shots of the Show.

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PostPosted: Oct 29, 2010 23:59    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 6  

Munich 10/29/2010

Two more photos.

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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2010 15:52    Post subject: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 - 7  

Munich 10/30/2010

One of the most important novelties of the fair, if not the most important, has been the new Alabandites from Uchucchacua mine. At my return to Barcelona I will publish some picture of them.

Although in the past some good Alabandite appeared in Uchucchacua mine, this time in the 300 level of the mine and at 895 meters deep, it was found a considerable number of pieces (about 60) and with very good quality (for the species ). Well formed crystals, some with a nice contrast with the white matrix, and sometimes with Rhodochrosite. The dealer who got this material is Teodocio Ramos, well known for its excellent Peruvian specimens. He has kindly written these lines to share the joy of a so important discovery:

"The first samples of Alabandite were found the first week of September 2010. As I didn't know what mineral species was, I immediately analyzed. When I got the results I was very happy, because Peru finally has a major discovery and also on a good time, just close to the Munich Fair, which is the best place to please the collectors searching for new minerals, especially from Peru.
Thanks gentlemen worldwide collectors.
Teodocio Ramos"

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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2010 17:08    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

Let's add a first few impressions (more in the pipeline) from Friday and Saturday...

(For the mindat party, see https://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-197987.html !)



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When autumn winds blow and the leaves are falling, the Mineralientage are near!
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There's lots and lots to see and lots to do, even for the kids. In this case, chiseling for fossils.
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Including a nice show case (special offer, fossil not included in price).
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Poor Jordi - always busy!
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While it's so nice outside. Listen to the fountains, catch your breath before diving back into the halls...
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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2010 17:18    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

It's getting late and I'm dead tired; some shots of the collectors' show cases will follow tomorrow. Meanwhile, just a quick glance at hall B5, which many specimen collectors may have missed. (B5 and B6 are the gemstone paradise.)

The exhibition Fliegende Juwelen - Flying Jewels (see https://www.vision-of-nature.com - link normalized by FMF) by Robert Jakob and Markus Klein presents amazing juxtapositions of butterflies and minerals, many more than the three examples below.



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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2010 22:30    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

LOVE the butterflies and minerals!
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2010 02:08    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

The butterflies and rocks exhibit is an expansion of one shown here last year. There is an article about it in a recent issue of Rocks ^ Minerals, and the collectors have just published a very nice book on it.

The size and scope of the Munich show is truely overwhelming, and far surpasses any of the individual shows that make up the overall Tucson show. A detailed report on everything to be seen would be huge, so one can only give a few impressions.

Here are a few photos of the alpine minerals exhibit, which focused on Mont Blanc, as well as some displays of famous deposits in the Italian alps. The show theme was "Brazil" and had another marvelous exhibit. I'll try to post on that one later.

Prost!



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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2010 15:16    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

Continuing the Alpine theme and then wandering around among some of the other show cases in hall A5, among which (in my opinion) there were rather more well worth admiring than there had been last year.

(A note to our readers in the U.S.: There's no competitive element to these exhibits. They're just a venue offered to selected individuals, clubs, and a few museums and similar institutions where they can highlight something of interest to them and to the visiting public, be it specimens, locations, mining history of a particular area, etc.)



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Other people will facet anything...!
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Not just Tanzanite - Minerals from Tanzania, by Jochen Hintze from Extertal.
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A huge ruby-in-zoisite...
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...and some little things from elsewhere in Tanzania.
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2010 16:17    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

The exhibition area in hall A6 hosted this year's headline theme show - Brazilian Beauties.

Brazilian Beauties are tall and colorful. ;)

I didn't manage to get any decent shots of the best ones, so all I can offer is a few mouth-watering, approximately-in-focus samples...



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Sea-green Beryl with muscovite. For scale, think of a pile of dishes.
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Translucent despite its size: Polychrome Elbaite from Coronel Murta.
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Steatite carving for kids.
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Once you've mastered this art, you can create steatite pseudomorphs after Elephant!
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And now the autumn sun has set over Mineralientage 2010, and it will climb down for the shadow to reach the upper arc of the sundial at the underground station, and it will climb up to shine on the lowest arc, and it will climb down again... and then it won't be long until the Mineralientage 2011 will welcome you.
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2010 17:05    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

That case of minerals from Tanzania looks absolutely fascinating!!! A welcome relief from the endless boring quartz and fluorite at these European shows. Is there any chance you would have some more close-up photos of the minerals in this Tanzania case?

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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2010 21:30    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

Some of my favorite, Brazil and French Alpine.


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Cats Eye Tourmalines
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Smokey Quartz with Calcite
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2010 06:13    Post subject: Re: Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010  

More Brazil Exhibit photos.


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Urucum Kunzites
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Nice Morganite
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Huge Chrysoberyl Sixling
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Interesting Santa Rosa Tourmaline
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Nice Heliodor
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Santa Rosa Blue Tourmaline
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Morro Redondo Tourmaline
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