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
16 Sep-12:01:08 Re: i want to know the name of this rock. (Bernardo_azevedo)
16 Sep-11:37:42 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Bob Harman)
16 Sep-11:07:13 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
16 Sep-10:42:37 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Bob Harman)
16 Sep-10:06:16 Re: i want to know the name of this rock. (Gail)
16 Sep-09:19:41 Re: i want to know the name of this rock. (Kevin Schofield)
15 Sep-09:47:19 Re: collection from dany mabillard (Dany Mabillard)
14 Sep-23:42:20 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
14 Sep-23:40:13 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
14 Sep-13:47:20 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
14 Sep-06:17:55 Re: collection of philippe durand (Philippe Durand)
14 Sep-04:02:34 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
13 Sep-11:59:20 Re: may i get a read (Pete Richards)
13 Sep-11:03:32 Re: may i get a read (Rich Loose)
13 Sep-09:34:58 Re: may i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-19:30:30 Re: unreliable water guns? (Joseph Doliveira)
12 Sep-19:22:52 Re: may i get a read (Joseph Doliveira)
12 Sep-18:47:23 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
12 Sep-16:20:38 Re: may i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-16:11:37 Re: may i get a read (Matt_zukowski)
12 Sep-15:47:35 Re: unreliable water guns? (Bob Harman)
12 Sep-15:38:48 May i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-09:48:47 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Tobi)
11 Sep-18:48:25 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
11 Sep-14:26:05 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Gail)

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
58211


The time now is Sep 17, 2019 03:49

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
New book - Terra Mineralia
  
  Index -> Freiberg Museums
Like


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 09, 2008 06:18    Post subject: New book - Terra Mineralia  

Another wonderful new book has just been published, this one in both English and German. A description follows:

Terra mineralia

In the autumn of 2008, “terra mineralia,” one of the world’s most important mineral collections was first presented to the public in Saxony’s well-known mining city of Freiberg. About 5000 minerals, gemstones, and meteorites are exhibited. This was possible because Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher had given her extraordinary private collection to the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg as a permanent loan. During 40 years of collecting, Dr. Pohl-Ströher had assembled minerals from Europe, Asia, America and Australia and assorted them according to countries and localities. This assortment by geographical regions has been retained in the exhibit at the Schloss Freudenstein, where the collection can be seen today. Consistent with the exhibit, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg has now published the luxury edition "terra mineralia – highlights from the world of minerals." As an introductory chapter, the history of Schloss Freudenstein is described. From 2004 to 2007 the castle was reconstructed and renovated to provide room for the exhibit as well as for mining archives of the city of Freiberg. The concept and development of terra mineralia are described and illustrated by many photographs. As in the museum, the book invites you on a tour through the exhibit. The gorgeous photos bring the precious content of the glass cases to your home.

The tour starts in Germany, wandering from the Erzgebirge to Vogtland, through Siegerland and Sauerland to Westerwald and Hunsrück. Gorgeous specimens of native silver from Brand-Erbisdorf in Erzgebirge, or rhodochrosite from Herdorf, Siegerland will delight the reader. This is followed by a tour through Europe from England to Greece. A special chapter is dedicated to the minerals of Russia, showing mainly galena and calcite. The journey then leads to Asia. The variety of shape and colors of Chinese minerals is overwhelming, not to overlook the Indian and Afghan minerals, such as epidote and aquamarine, which surely match these. The African chapter visits Morocco, Malawi, Congo, Namibia, and South Africa. Vanadinite, cerussite, and wulfenite will impress your eyes. Coming from the American continent, gigantic amethyst druses make collectors’ hearts beat faster and also tourmaline, rutile and rhodochrosite specimens are spectacular. The world tour ends in Australia with wonderful photos of crocoite and opal. A special chapter deals with meteorites and their companions, like moldavites from Bohemia.

Altogether the book terra mineralia is a real visual pleasure and the best alternative for all those who have to postpone their trip to Freiberg.

Text by Andreas Fels

Terra mineralia – Glanzlichter aus der Welt der Mineralien, Editor: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Bode Verlag, Haltern am See 2008, 176 pages, many photos. ISBN 978-3-86012-347-8, 39,80 Euro

_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

bugrock




Joined: 24 Nov 2008
Posts: 137
Location: Michigan

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 10, 2008 00:13    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra mineralia  

Hello,

Would be very interested to learn how and where we can order the book. Is it available on the English Amazon site? Or will it be offered there soon?

Also, I would be interested to learn more about the mineral museums and displays available in the Freiberg region (are there old mine tours?). Has anyone in the discussion group recently visited the area? Please post photos if possible.


Thanks

George J Balogh
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 10, 2008 05:34    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra mineralia  

There are indeed mine tours available in Freiberg and there are now two great museums with minerals to visit. An article about all of this will appear soon in Rocks & Minerals magazine, with photos. It is probably a bit early for the book to be offered on Amazon, but I am sure that ordering information will appear soon.
_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 18, 2008 05:37    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra mineralia  

I made a mistake in what I wrote above. The English edition of terra mineralia is not yet available but is scheduled to be produced next spring, in 2009.

Sorry about that.



Terra Mineralia.gif
 Description:
An English edition will be available in the Spring of 2009.
 Viewed:  14610 Time(s)

Terra Mineralia.gif



_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Debbie Woolf




Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Kent


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Mar 13, 2009 19:35    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra mineralia  

Is there a biography on Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher ? Can anyone point me in the right direction please ?
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Nov 03, 2010 05:29    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra mineralia  

Really good news for the linguistically challenged English only speaking mineral community. After unanticipated delays, the English language edition of "terra mineralia - Highlights from the World of Minerals" is now available. I received my copy at the Munich show last week. I will have to get back to this with ordering information, unless someone else steps in and provides those details.
_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3085
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Nov 03, 2010 11:54    Post subject: Re: New book - Terra Mineralia  

Debbie Woolf wrote:
Is there a biography on Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher ? Can anyone point me in the right direction please ?

Born in 1919, she is half Swiss and half German and was businesswoman and shareholder of the German Wella Concern that was founded by her grandparents. She also has a doctor's degree in biology. When the Wella concern was sold in in 2003, she got the small pocket money of ~ 800 million Euro, and in 2004, she allocated her magnificent mineral collection (~ 80,000 specimens at all) to the famous Bergakademie Freiberg in Saxony in order to finally have a public exhibition for everyone to enjoy. And after Freudenstein Castle in Freiberg was restored, the Bergakademie took the 5,000 best specimens, placed them at Freudenstein Castle and thus made one of the most thrilling and most precious mineral exhibitions in the world out of them ...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Freiberg Museums   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 2006-2019


Powered by FMF