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Frank de Wit

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Re: Belgium, Tervuren, Afrika museum
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 10:05:19 AM »
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Re: Belgium, Tervuren, Afrika museum
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 03:21:37 PM »
I visited the museum last summer for the occasion of its "behind the scenes" exposition that gives access and insights in the basement of the museum (which is absolutely worth a visit!).

Some of the minerals are already on display in the meanwhile, the curator told me however that the nicest and most radioactive minerals have been moved to an SCK containment facility in Mol however because they were too "hot" to keep in the museum. As a side note, the largest piece of Torbernite measures around 80 cm x 80 cm x 50 cm and is so active it is stored in the building of the BR1 reactor at the SCK!

According to the curator, it is unlikely that more minerals will be displayed any soon because of the planned renovation of the museum, which is scheduled to commence in November 2012.

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Belgium, Tervuren, Afrika museum
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 05:57:27 PM »
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika

It has a large and good mineral collection, not open to the public (yet), but it seems visits can be arranged. The U-minerals are in a nice large vault in the cellar ;)

Sophie Decrée, geologist, podcast

Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium

Also see the gigantic (8x8x3 cm ca.) wulfenite attached
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