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Registered member since 5th Jun 2006

Martin Slama has uploaded:
289 Mineral Photos
9 Locality Photos
 
Some short notes about my Person:
I was born in 1982 in Vienna (Austria) and started collecting minerals at the age of 12. My first bought specimen was a red Beryl from the Wah Wah Mtns.
In 2004 I started self-collecting minerals in Austria with a special focus on the Gastein valley and the Felben valley.

From 2004-2008 I attended the University of Aplied Science for Tourism Management.

After some years of collecting Micromounts from everywhere I got a lack of space and I realized that I must be more specific in my hobby. Due to the fact that Beryl and Phenakite are my favourite minerals it was clear that I have to set my focus on Beryllium containing minerals.

Nowadays my collection method is really specific because I only collect Beryllium-containing minerals and minerals from Austria. I`ve no prefered size and I´m not interested to have the best of every Specimen. For me it is important to have nearly all approved Beryllium-containig minerals and to have specimens from different locations. Today I have 98 (analysed) approved Be-minerals. Among these there are really rare minerals like Surinamite, Khmaralite, Babefphite, Glucine (TL and Maine!), Ehrleite and Pahasapaite. Furtehrmore I have about 2000 specimens of my favourite mineral Beryl from nearly 300 locations.

I`ve spend some money on a better photo equipment and a good trinocular. Now I will replace most photos in the course of time.

At this point I would like to say a special thank for their support to Alexander Falster, Franz Neuhold, Franz Bernhard, Wilhelm Niemetz and Uwe Kolitsch. Furthermore I want to thank my wife Brigitte that she accept my hobby.
By reason that I have a son with 3 years I hope that I can do some field trips with him in a few years. Possibly he will share the passion for minerals too.



 

Favourite Photos

QKQ-2ELMalachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

Power station, Sportgastein, Naßfeld valley, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Malachite xls from the Gotelinde tunnel extension in 2006. This specimen was collected in 2008 on the very last dump.
Xls size: 1,34mm
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 247018     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 537   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2007 x 1647 pixels (3.3 Mpix)

HGW-WH2Beryl (Var: Aquamarine) : Be3Al2Si6O18

Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

This is a remarkable Specimen of deep blue Aquamarin. This Specimen was found in 2008 near by a Lapis Lazuli Deposit in Sar-e-Sang. The exact mine where the Specimen was found is unknown.
Specimen size: 9x7cm
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 205216     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 1108   Approval status: User gallery only    Type: Photo - 1826 x 2026 pixels (3.7 Mpix)

WH0-L5CGadolinite-(Y) : Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10

Moos, Böckstein, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

A typical grey Gadolinite-(Y) xl with 0,75mm from Moos. This Specimen was collected in 2008.
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 198102     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 651   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2688 x 1792 pixels (4.8 Mpix)

QGR-71MAeschynite-(Y) : (Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6

Municipal quarry, Böckstein, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

This is a typical Aeschynite-(Y) xl with 1,12mm from the Municipal quarry in Böckstein. Self collected in 2007.
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 186709     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 807   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 996 x 996 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

0VY-UHRPyrite : FeS2

Widy quarry, Gebharts, Schrems, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

Intergrown Pyrite xls from Lower Austria. Analysed by Uwe Kolitsch (SXRD).
Field of View: 4mm
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Collected: May 2008
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 171185     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 527   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1187 x 889 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

UV6-EQHCorundum : Al2O3, Graphite : C

Graphite quarry, Amstall, Mühldorf, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

A for this location well terminated 1,9cm Corundum crystal. Such undamaged crystals with good pink colour are rare in the graphite quarry.
Self-Collected 09.04.2008
Photo and Collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 162370     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 887   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2202 x 1320 pixels (2.9 Mpix)

654-8AYGadolinite-(Y) : Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10

Abichl Alp - Beryller area, Untersulzbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

A very nice Gadolinite-(Y) crystal from the Abichl Alp. The specimen was found in 2005. Crystal size: 2mm
Photo and collection of Martin Slama
Copyright: © mslama      Photo ID: 77250     Uploaded by: Martin Slama   View Count: 806   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 702 x 606 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

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