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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 08:19    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Different baryte find


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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 08:20    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

And a few last items to round out the mineral section


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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 08:21    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

gemlover wrote:
Thank you for these great specimen photos. I find them very interesting.

John

I am really happy that you are enjoying them! Thank you for letting me know!!

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 08:37    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

We did some tourist things in the area for one day (Monday). Jordi asked me to upload some of those photos as well. They may not be interesting to mineral people, but in case you are, they follow. The mineral pictures, from me at least, are done.

This first set of pictures are from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg or Koenigsbourg Castle in Orschwiller, Alsace, France, just west of Sélestat.
https://www.haut-koenigsbourg.fr
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 08:43    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

There there was monkey mountain (La Montagne des singes) in Kintzhein (5 minutes away from the castle). The website is:
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If this website wasn't so dignified, I would recommend a caption contest on some of these pictures. One I think is making a statement about politics.



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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 11:25    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Jessica made a movie about our visit to Monkey Mountain. You can see it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtVi9FlpUMo
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 12:16    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Thanks Bob, the pics are wonderful. I appreciate seeing all the minerals at the show. Gives me a little flavor of a nice show while sitting here in Austin.
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 15:43    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

I appreciate your kind words, Paul!

Thanks
Bob
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 10:13    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Hi Jessica & Bob,

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us as I couldn't attend the show once again this year. If you have more, please post some more.

Thanks

Christophe

PS: For those wanting some pictures from the surrondings, I can post some I took while doing hiking in the mountains a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 11:02    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

chris wrote:
...PS: For those wanting some pictures from the surrondings, I can post some I took while doing hiking in the mountains a few years ago.

Please do it! ;-) Ste. Marie is not only a Mineral Show, is an "atmosphere" and its countryside is an important part of it...
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 12:04    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Ok Jordi, a few pictures some years back.


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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 14:40    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Some more...


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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 14:55    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  




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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 15:04    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Good evening

I went also to Sainte Marie aux Mines (first and probably only time; to drive 2000 km is a little much too much...)
I personally find Colmar a more nicer and from gastronomic point of view better. And far comfortable: a fly, that costs peanuts, and you could see the fair.
I saw Sainte Marie as clumsy (I was tempted to drive to Colmar again when I saw the lines of people waiting to park the car), no indications to find the fair (well, not easy to not find it)
hot, and apart for the photos that Mr. Simonoff placed, not too much to see (I was intrested by same as mr. Simonoff; even visit to castle. Not to monkeys.... :-( ; but we find a nice gastronomic restaurant in Colmar, and we get some wines.
And, the best, I was able to speak with Mr. Luiz Menezes...

I find also the wife of Mr. Kucera and Mr. Callen (well, how many catalans speaking ones were there.... :-) ) and we had a nice time.
Unable to find Mr. Petrov (my frustation)

All in all, for me, if any time Colmar is selected,. the fair will be interesting.
If not, well, Narbonne is better for me... (and a restaurant in Narbonne, Mel i Malo, is a must....So....)

With best wishes

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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2012 17:40    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Ok, Jordi wants even more pictures :-)

These are some of the scenes of the town we stayed in at the bottom of the mountain. The town is called Beblenhiem



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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2012 00:01    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Thank you Jordi, the Simonoffs, and others for their posts. I love looking at show reports.
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2012 05:06    Post subject: Re: Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012  

Thanks from me too - a really great report with many wonderful impressions from Alsace! Show report with many good mineral pictures also on Mindat today: https://www.mindat.org/article.php/1531/Ste+Marie+Aux+Mines+2012
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