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Registered member since 18th Nov 2007

Christian Auer has uploaded:
4685 Mineral Photos
672 Locality Photos
109 Other Photos

Christian has written 4 blog entries  RSS Link to blog for Christian Auer
 
Some short notes on my mineralogical curriculum vitae.
I was born 1964 and started collecting minerals 1976. My first experiences were very impressive to me. We were a group of 3 friends who went underground in many different, long abandoned mines in Austria almost every weekend, resulting in a large collection within few years.

After those fascinating years as a newby I realized that I have to specialize in my hobby. I bought a stereo microscope, a simple Euromex from the first money I earned. Funny fact -I still use it for quick overviews over fresh cut material. I also started with precise documentation of my fast growing collection and trips.

From 1983-86 I attended the Mining University of Leoben, Styria, but changed to chemistry afterwards. I`m still very thankful for my working duty during that time in the famous lead mine of Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, (was still active then!) which was a great experience for me.

My collecting method nowadays is very specific and organized. I like to search for unknown places in Austria; places that never have been researched before by a micromounter (we have hundreds of those here in Austria), mainly historic (long forgotten) mines, especially with rare ore-secundary parageneses. I prefer complete systematical collections from such places, I`m NOT interested in the best or the most! My researching leads also to publications in specific mineralogical lierature, mainly in Carinthia II and Steirischer Mineralog.

Normally I don`t attend any mineral shows as its almost impossible to get specimen I like and don`t have already in my collection. In 2011 I was able to buy major parts of two micro collections from Austria (coll.Metzger and Indra - together about 12.000 specimen). Many micros and thumbnails are absolutely unique and I`ll try to add pics from them here on mindat. In 2012 I purchased the large collection of Alfred Pichler, author of those classic books about mining in Carinthia (+/- 5000 TN sized specimen).

In 2004 I bought a better stereomicroscope, a Wild M8 with plan optics which I use as standard scope. I`ve added a Wild M420 photo macroscope with apozoom lense, a Nikon D700 camera and a stackshot rail to make pictures of my specimen.

In 2012 my job situation changed dramatically and I`m working now for the Geological Survey of Austria; main themes are REM-EDS research and our classic ore sample collection.

I`m more than thankful to my wife Eve that she accepts my maniac hobby :-)

 

Favourite Photos

CNW-FTWProustite : Ag3AsS3, Acanthite : Ag2S

St Anna Mine, Annaberg, Mostviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

Field of View: 8 mm

Chris Auer photo and collection, self collected in 1992
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 572096     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 315   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

JDG-6J8Silver : Ag

Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

FOV 12 mm; prae 1900 find from the Anna shaft; Chris Auer photo and collection
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 562022     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 298   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

RY2-V2AArsenopyrite : FeAsS

Straßegg, Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Sixling of arsenopyrit, outstanding for this locality; FOV 5 mm; Chris Auer photo and collection, self collected in 2011.
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 560873     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 363   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

0KF-4TMPyrargyrite : Ag3SbS3

Multiple photos available
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

FOV 4 mm; prae 1900 find; Chris Auer photo and collection
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 546732     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 375   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1280 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

PDD-9NXCalcite : CaCO3, Prehnite : Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2

Gigler quarry, Koschach, Malta valley, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

xtl size 4 mm; Chris Auer photo and collection (ex J.Metzger coll., found 1997)

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 4th Apr 2013
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 521694     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 804   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

FC4-1A4Silver : Ag

Alexander Shaft, Vrančice, Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

FOV 4 mm; Chris Auer photo and collection, self collected in 1992
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 517263     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 374   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1280 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

VKU-KRLCinnabar : HgS

Buchholzgraben, Stockenboi, Paternion, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

xtl size 2,2 mm; Chris Auer photo and collection (ex A.Pichler coll.)
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 490756     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 500   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

YN2-C8TVanadinite : Pb5(VO4)3Cl, Descloizite : Pb(Zn,Cu)(VO4)(OH)

Alt-Stefanie Mine, Kadutschen, Heiligengeist, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Beautiful xtl with 1,9 mm from a find around 1960; Chris Auer photo and collection
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 473409     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 481   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

6Y1-93GTetradymite : Bi2Te2S

Multiple photos available
Arnoldhöhe, Ankogel area, Ankogel group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

Classic from Austria, a very beautiful tetradymite xtl with 1,8 mm from an Alpine cleft; Chris Auer photo and collection
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 442961     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 732   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 959 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

05G-PG1Azurite : Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

Dürrkogel, Veitsch, Mitterdorf, Styria, Austria

xtl size 2,1 mm; Chris Auer photo and collection (ex J.Metzger coll., found 1995)
Copyright: © AC      Photo ID: 420755     Uploaded by: Christian Auer   View Count: 592   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 960 pixels (1.2 Mpix)
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