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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: Linz
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 22, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
Mineralien- und Schmucktage Linz
Organized by Zanaschka http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,5782.0.html

1-2 september 2018
3-4 february 2018

Volkhaus Dornach-Auhof
Niedermayrweg 7, Linz, Austria

5-6 may 2018

Volkshaus Keferfeld-Oed
Landwiedstraße 65, Linz, Austria

10-11 november 2018

Volkshaus Harbach
Im Bachlfeld 31, Linz, Austria
Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: St. Pölten
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 22, 2017, 10:43:05 AM »
Mineralien- und Schmucktage St. Pölten
Organized by Zanaschka http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,5782.0.html

24 november 2018
7-8 april 2018

Kulturhaus Wagram
Oriongasse 4, St. Pölten, Austria
Museums / Iceland, Hveragerði, Stone and Mineral Museum
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 22, 2017, 10:31:31 AM »
Hveragerdi Stone and Mineral Museum - Ljósbrá Steinasafn

The stone and mineral collection was owned by Sigurður Pálsson (Siggi) and Sigrún Sigfúsdóttir who started collecting when they lived in Höfn in Hornarfjörður around 1960.
Sigurður was a policeman there and soon he became head of county. The couple met Gísli Arason (100 year old collector and still living in Höfn) and he taught them the tips and tricks of the collector.
Few years later they moved from the East fjords and all the way to the West side of the island. With their three sons, Ingvar, Sævar and Sigmar, they settled and move to the fishing village Stykkishólmur. On their travels around the West fjords, they continued collecting and expanded their collection a lot. They didn't only collect rocks, stones and minerals they liked, but went on specific hikes all around the island to find different samples. Sigurður had books about the geology of Iceland and was becoming one heck of a self-trained geologist. He even went on trips and hikes abroad to find specific samples and fossils.
More and more fossils were collected and so their whole collection showed vastness and variety which would become quite unique in the Icelandic collecting world.
They moved again and now to the South coast, in more detail, Hveragerði - The Blossoming town. There they continued their travels, hiking and collecting and their sons would also come along. They ran Hótel Ljósbrá and alongside it Ból Hostel. They had tours and excursions for tourists and were entrepreneurs in that industry which now has become a big thing in Iceland where there are many companies, big and small alike, that do tours and excursions.

Breiðamörk 1b, 810 Hveragerði, Iceland

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Mineral fairs/meetings / Re: Madrid
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 21, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Museums / Re: USA, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 21, 2017, 01:52:29 PM »
New online:
Geologic Field-Trip Guide to the Volcanic and Hydrothermal Landscape of the Yellowstone Plateau
Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5022-P
By: Lisa Ann. Morgan Morzel , Wayne (Pat) Shanks , Jacob B. Lowenstern , Jamie M. Farrell , and Joel E. Robinson
Museums / Norway, Spitsbergen, Barentsburg Pomor Museum
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 21, 2017, 12:43:43 PM »
Barentsburg Pomor Museum
No website?

Archaeological finds from his expeditions are featured in the museum's exhibits, as are artefacts recovered from the settlements of the Pomors and other early explorers from the 16th century and onwards. Other things shown in the museum include a large geological collection featuring minerals and fossils, taxidermal polar wildlife, Svalbard-related artwork, and exhibits on Barentsburg's coal mining history, the Second World War, and the Soviet era.

Barentsburg, Spitsbergen, Svalbard archipelago, Norway

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Museums / Norway, Iveland, Mineralutstillingen Iveland
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 21, 2017, 12:37:19 PM »
Mineralutstillingen Iveland / Iveland kommunes mineralsamling
The Collection of Iveland Municipality in Åkle

Åkle 3, 4724 Iveland, Norway

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Museums / USA, Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 21, 2017, 12:29:58 PM »
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
Coalition of Advocates for Mineral Museums in Arizona http://cammaz.net/ (link not functional)


1502 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, USA

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Museums / USA, North Carolina, Spruce Pine, Museum of North Carolina Minerals
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 20, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
Museum of North Carolina Minerals

The mountains near Spruce Pine, North Carolina are among the richest in minerals and gems in the United States. More than 300 varieties are showcased in the Museum of North Carolina Minerals, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Because of the Parkway's popularity, this museum may introduce more people to minerals and gems that any other such facility in the country. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals features interactive displays about the minerals and gems found in the region as well as the historical importance of the mining industry to the local economy.

Milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the junction with NC Hwy. 226.
Parkway Maintenance Road 214, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777, USA

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Museums / USA, Arizona, Coolidge, Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum
« Last post by Frank de Wit on November 20, 2017, 10:29:27 AM »
Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum

The Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum boasts an growing collection of exhibits both on-loan and permanent display that tells the story of the earth and its riches especially for Arizona. Numerous people have provided their personal collections to the Museum so people and especially our youth can view the gifts of the earth and show them not only the beautiy of the natural world but also excite them to pursue a career in the earth sciences. The permanent collection is geared to provide a significant learning experience permanent collections.
John Weber Collection

351 N. Arizona Boulevard, Coolidge, Arizona, USA

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