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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2015 15:15    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

The final set of photos from the Paris School of Mines will be posted tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2015 17:19    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Molybdenite is the primary ore for molybdenum (moly). It is generally a by-product of copper mining and is finely disseminated in the porphyry orebodies in the southwestern states of the USA and northern Mexico. The only mine I am aware in the U.S. where wulfenite was mined for its moly content was the Mammoth and Collins mines at Tiger, Arizona USA. This took place from 1914 to 1920, mainly to support the war effort during WWI. Once the large moly deposit at Climax, Colorado USA was discovered, it was no longer economic to mine and process wulfenite as a moly ore. I do not believe the wulfenite at the San Francisco was processed for its moly.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2015 03:35    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

The major Moly deposit in the US is now, I believe, Mount Emmons in Crested Butte, CO and the fight against the mine was turned into a movie called 'Avatar' (in a very round about way). I have collected on Mount Emmons (also called the Red Lady) as my brother lives in Crested Butte (Mt Crested Butte also produces nice Orthoclase twins, not that pretty but neat and easy to find if you know where to look)
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2015 13:50    Post subject: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Some of the Tourmalines in the collection.


Tourmaline01.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
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HUGE Tourmaline termination from Madagascar.
 Viewed:  10014 Time(s)

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Tourmaline02.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
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Tourmaline Queen Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Montaña Tourmaline Queen, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
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Blue cap Tourmaline from the Tourmaline Queen Mine in Pala, California, USA. Yes...my company is named after these Tourmalines and yes...my family still owns this mine!
 Viewed:  9973 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Description:
VERY large Tourmaline crystal.
 Viewed:  9994 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Tourmaline
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Tourmaline Queen Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Montaña Tourmaline Queen, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
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Another blue cap Tourmaline from the Tourmaline Queen Mine in California.
 Viewed:  10019 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Tourmaline
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Beautiful Tourmaline from Madagascar.
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1 of 3. At the end of one of the rows, you'll see this large quartz slab.
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2 of 3. Upon closer examination, you can see the Tourmaline cross sections embedded in the slab.
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3 of 3. Close up of the Tourmaline in the Quartz slab.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2015 13:55    Post subject: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Some Wulfenites.

This is the final post of photos from the Paris School of Mines. If anyone is EVER in France, make sure to stop by the School of Mines and take a look around. All cases are now locked so you are free to wander around the exhibit cases on your own and take photos. And keep in mind, that these photos are just a SMALL selection of all the minerals on exhibit.



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Wulfenite from the Mfouati Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Those are the THICKEST blades of Wulfenite I've ever seen.
 Viewed:  9999 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
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San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
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Wulfenite with Mimetite from the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2015 20:49    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Thanks Bryan. But no malachite pseudomorphs after (octahedral) cuprite from Chessy?

I was really looking forward to seeing some. Oh well, il n'a pas de quoi, eh?

Thanks again for an enlightening and colorful post.

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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2015 10:46    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Thanks for the photos Bryan.

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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2015 14:26    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

There are SO many great specimens in this museum that it's simply impossible for me to cover everything to everyone's desire.

My hope is that as more people visit this museum, they'll take additional photos and post them to this section Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide. If everyone does this, then eventually we'll all have a pretty good representation of what's on exhibit.

And if everyone everywhere could do this for museums worldwide, then we'd have a truly valuable tools for mineral collectors of all degrees around the world.

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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2015 23:50    Post subject: Re: Paris School Of Mines - A recent visit  

Bryan,

I really enjoyed your pictures and comments.

Thank you so much.

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