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Museums / USA, North Carolina, Rosman, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 14, 2017, 06:15:20 PM »
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
http://www.pari.edu/

Exhibits
http://www.pari.edu/things-to-do/exhibit-galleries/
http://www.pari.edu/things-to-do/exhibit-galleries/meteorites-minerals/

Meteorites
Meteorites are solid pieces of debris that originate in outer space and survive their fiery fall to Earth. The PARI collection includes hundreds of these outer space visitors, collected from around the world. Most meteorites come from the asteroid belt but a few are known to originate from violent impacts involving space neighbors like our Moon and the planet Mars. The PARI collection includes some of these rare specimens— actual pieces of the Moon and Mars. Space debris entering the Earth’s atmosphere is called a meteoroid. When a meteoroid enters the atmosphere, friction, pressure and chemical interactions with atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate energy. The resulting fiery streaks across the sky have at various times been called fireballs, meteors, shooting stars or falling stars. They fascinated ancient cultures and were often associated with omens from the Gods. It was not until 1492, in France, that a meteorite was seen to fall and documented as a piece of rock, or stone, from space. The PARI collection includes a piece of that meteorite.

Minerals
North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. where large gem-grade emeralds are found, and the PARI collection contains one of the largest ever found, a 15.3-carat faceted specimen. In association with the emerald deposits, the mineral Hiddenite was discovered in 1879 in Alexander County. Hiddenite is a rare gem grade variety of the lithium based mineral, spodumene. It gets its unique yellow-green color from the chromium found in its composition. You can see of dozens of examples of emeralds and hiddenite in the PARI gallery, plus a variety of other rare North Carolina stones such as ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst and more.

PARI Drive 1, Rosman, North Carolina 28772, USA

Also see:
https://www.mindat.org/museum-245.html
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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: Santiago de Compostela
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 14, 2017, 12:26:40 PM »
Feria de Minerales Santiago de Compostela
No website?

1-4 march 2018

Area Central www.areacentral.com
Edificio Area Central | Soto 1 LA4 | 15707 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Also see:
http://gr-mulhacen.foroactivo.com/t2182-ferias-mes-de-marzo-2018#19472
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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: Santa Marta de los Barros
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 14, 2017, 12:04:59 PM »
Mesa de Intercambios de Minerales de Extremadura / Mineral trade fair
1ª Jornada del Micro (8ª Mesa de Minerales y 1ª Jornada del Micro de Extremadura)
No website?

6 october 2018

Hotel-Restaurante KIKA
Carretera Badajoz-Granada / Av.Extremadura 2, 06150 Santa Marta de los Barros, Spain

Also see:
http://gr-mulhacen.foroactivo.com/t2184-8-mesa-de-minerales-y-1-jornada-del-micro-de-extremadura
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Shops/dealers / Re: Purple-Sky-Minerals / David Hospital
« Last post by David Hospital on December 14, 2017, 11:11:44 AM »
Hi lovers and passionates of systematic Tsumeb minerals,

A new auction of Tsumeb rarities is online at E-rocks /Purple Sky Minerals !!

https://e-rocks.com/items/auction/895806/purple-sky-tsumeb-rarities-13-dec-20-dec-2017

Some outstanding rarities in this auction are:

O'danielite & stranskiite (extremely rare Tsumeb minerals, both analyzed)
Gerdremmelite (one of the most sought after Tsumeb species)
Austinite-Cu (analyzed)
Mawbyite
Maikainite&Ovamboite (extremely rare W-Mo-Ge minerals)
Fahleite (analyzed rarity from Tsumeb !)
Schaurteite+sohngeite (Ga and Ge minerals)
Hidalgoite (analyzed)
Molybdofornacite
Connellite
Beidellite (analyzed)
Corkite (analyzed)
Mimetite
Coronadite
Renierite
Germanite
Schneiderhohnite
Ludlockite
Gartrellite
Plancheite
Lepidocrocite
Wulfenite
Copper+cuprite
Tsumebite (analyzed)
Langite
Chalcotrichite & copper
Leiteite
Enargite
Ludlockite
Tsumcorite
Dioptase
Minium
Malachite&azurite


..so I highly recommend to have a look !
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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: Marktleuthen
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 14, 2017, 10:33:31 AM »
Fichtelgebirgs Mineralienbörse
No website?

11 march 2018

Roland-Doschner-Halle
Sedanstraße 69, 95100 Selb, Fichtelgebirge, Bayern, Germany

Also see:
https://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,45975.0.html
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New Books / Re: 2017, Scheidig, Thüringisch-Fränkischer Schieferbergbau
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 10, 2017, 09:42:46 PM »
Band 3 - in Planung
Steinerne Höhe: z.B. Bärenstein, Kühler Morgen, Friedrichsbruch, Koselstein sowie Akkuloks im Schiefer
Band 4 - in Planung
Das Unterland: Gruben im Bereich Leutenberg, Probstzella, Unterloquitz
Band 5 - in Planung
Gruben im Fränkischen, Steinacher Gegend, Schwarzatal sowie Thema Tafel-/Griffelschiefer

https://forum.untertage.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7863
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Museums / Italy, Ancona, Cabernardi, Miniera di Zolfo Cabernardi
« Last post by Frank de Wit on December 10, 2017, 05:21:21 PM »
Miniera di Zolfo Cabernardi
Museo della Miniera di Zolfo Cabernardi (Ancona)
Associazione Culturale "LA MINIERA" Onlus
http://www.minieracabernardi.it/miniera_zolfo_cabernardi_museo_storia.htm
(https://www.mindat.org/loc-8264.html)

Via Contrada Nuova 1, 60041 Cabernardi, Ancona, Italy
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