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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 09:58    Post subject: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Hi folks,

I took a trip to the famous Senckenberg Museum today. It is rather known for its paleontological collections and its exhibitions about wildlife and biodiversity. So there's only a small section about minerals; but the few specimens were really outstanding. It was hard to take photos there, but though it is a small collection and though my photos are mostly bad quality, I hope you will enjoy the following impressions:



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One of the few mineral displays in the museum
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A display full of stunning gem minerals - sorry that i couldn't capture it better
 Viewed:  20201 Time(s)

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A 40 cm specimen of Sicilian sulphur
 Viewed:  20178 Time(s)

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Heliodor from Murzinka/Russia, crystal size approx. 2 cm
 Viewed:  20205 Time(s)

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Aquamarine crystal from Brazil, height approx. 12-15 cm
 Viewed:  20193 Time(s)

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Large ilvaite from Italy, approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  20208 Time(s)

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Large copper from Michigan, approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  20208 Time(s)

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Large stibnite from Japan, approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  20167 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:15    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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Topaz specimen from China, approx. 10-12 cm
 Viewed:  20174 Time(s)

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Blue topaz from Simbabwe, approx. 10-12 cm
 Viewed:  20159 Time(s)

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Gem quality diamond on matrix from South Africa, approx. 5 cm ... the whole specimen, not the diamond crystal ;-)
 Viewed:  20226 Time(s)

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Opal from Australia, approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  20335 Time(s)

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A display full of beautiful large quartz specimens (largest ones approx. 30 cm)
 Viewed:  20168 Time(s)

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One of the large specimens - quartz with tourmaline from Brazil, approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  20195 Time(s)

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Wonderful bi-coloured elbaite from Madagascar, approx. 12-15 cm
 Viewed:  20157 Time(s)

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Slice of tourmaline crystal from Madagscar, approx. 10 cm
 Viewed:  20165 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:24    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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This poor photo doesn't do the specimen justice: A stunning water-clear natural citrine with an undamaged tourmaline attached! Somewhere from Minas Gerais, approx. 12-15 cm
 Viewed:  20154 Time(s)

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Large calcite from England, approx. 25-30 cm
 Viewed:  20167 Time(s)

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Beautiful specimen of adamite from Mexico, approx. 12 cm
 Viewed:  20164 Time(s)

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Large fluorite from Black Forest, approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  20167 Time(s)

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Another large fluorite with nice yellow colour from Freiberg in Saxony, approx. 20 cm
 Viewed:  20155 Time(s)

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Several fluorite specimens in the fluorescence room ...
 Viewed:  20163 Time(s)

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Pink fluorescence on an aragonite from Sicily, approx 15 cm
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Several specimens on display
 Viewed:  20155 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:35    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Looks like a nice exhibit Tobi. Thanks for showing them.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:46    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

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Incredible specimen of quartz with many bi-coloured elbaites; from Brazil, approx. 15 cm
 Viewed:  20114 Time(s)

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Another specimen that took my breath - a wonderful large pyromorphite classic from Bad Ems, approx. 15-20 cm
 Viewed:  20120 Time(s)

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Garnet from Italy, approx. 8 cm
 Viewed:  20135 Time(s)

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Large fluorite crystal from Rottleberode, Harz Mountains, approx 15-20 cm
 Viewed:  20162 Time(s)

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One of the best specimens on display - a really cool galena with siderite from Neudorf/Harz Mountains, approx. 12 cm
 Viewed:  20136 Time(s)

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Some nice quartz specimens, each one about 15 cm
 Viewed:  20135 Time(s)

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Huge quartzes, each one about 30 cm
 Viewed:  20146 Time(s)

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Another look at the quartz display ...
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 10:56    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Here are my last photos, i hope you had some fun watching them:


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Glowing gem minerals, largest one about 15 cm
 Viewed:  20102 Time(s)

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Elbaites from Brazil, largest one about 20 cm
 Viewed:  20111 Time(s)

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Gemmy emerald from Colombia, crystal size approx. 1,5 cm
 Viewed:  20106 Time(s)

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Two classics not made for MM collectors: Garnet from Romania and azurite from Bisbee, both about 30 cm
 Viewed:  20096 Time(s)

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Some more large stuff ...
 Viewed:  20110 Time(s)

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Large German selenite specimen, approx. 30 cm
 Viewed:  20111 Time(s)

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Large German baryte specimen, approx. 25 cm
 Viewed:  20094 Time(s)

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The final picture: A look into a display with a Japanese stibnite to the left, approx 30 cm
 Viewed:  20125 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 11:44    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

"One of the best specimens on display - a really cool galena with siderite from Neudorf/Harz Mountains, approx. 12 cm"

Of course you would like it Tobi -- Its German and a GALENA!
(We know you...anyhow, it IS pretty nice).

Thanks for showcasing this collection.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 13:09    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

As you probably know Tobi, I too, am a big fan of galena. That Neudorf specimen is awesome. Another one that caught my eye was the Japanese stibnite in the last photo. I can't ever remember seeing one on matrix. Very unusual.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2014 18:52    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Your photography is great. I really liked looking over this collection. Nice job!
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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2014 04:16    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Hi guys, i'm glad you like my little museum report! I'm sorry that i have no more mineral photos, but here are some impressions from the museum that don't have to do with minerals ... ;)


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Me next to a giant whale skeleton
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What a wonderful creature, one of the greatest things that ever lived on our planet ... right next to it, the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex ;)
 Viewed:  19930 Time(s)

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A giant Japanese crab, measuring 2,5 m ...
 Viewed:  19857 Time(s)

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The cute and tiny goliath frog ... 40 cm :)
 Viewed:  19889 Time(s)

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A completely prepared scene of an anaconda eating a wild pig
 Viewed:  19976 Time(s)

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Colourful coral snake
 Viewed:  19896 Time(s)

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Giant Japanese salamander, 1 m lenght
 Viewed:  19870 Time(s)

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Finally one thing that will haunt me in my nightmares: Heteropoda maxima from Laos ... the largest living spider on this planet. This one was rather small: The leg span was only about 15 cm, they ran reach up to 30! Never ever in my life i will visit Laos!!! ;)
 Viewed:  19876 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2014 00:51    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Tobi,

I enjoyed your report on the Senckenberg Museum. Great photography.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2014 02:52    Post subject: Re: Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany)  

Thanks Don!

I'm glad you like that report from the museum though the lighting of the mineral cabinets made it really hard to take photos. As you can see, the other photos (dinosaurs, snakes etc.) look much more natural than those from the minerals.

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