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Munich 2016 - Live Report

Last Updated: 30th Oct 2016

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.

And for the twelfth year in a row I'm at Munich for the annual mineral show. Let's start the live report!

Big layout change this year with the international mineral pavilion moved to the center of A6 and joined to the special exhibits.

Crystal Classics have the largest booth in the center of the international pavilion.

A brief walk around

Galena after pyromorphite from Kauntenbuch mine, Germany

New find of chrome dravite from Tanzania.


Some things are always the same. Magazine alley with Mineralogical Record, Rocks and Minerals and Mineralogical Almanac.

Rhodochrosite from Greece - Wendel Minerals

Large selection of Mexican amethyst from Cristallli s.r.l.

Saphira minerals

Hubnerite from Peru - Saphira

Great fluorite - from Camissinone mine, Italy

Marcasite on chalk - N.Stotzel minerals.

Bologna mineral show booth and Italian cafe!

Special exhibits are entitled ''Museums Hidden Treasures'. Now I must run in case another website operator gets photos before me :)

Mike Rumsey and Robin Hansen from Natural History Museum London and their display.

Vials from William Wollaston possibly used in the original discovery of the metal Palladium

Tourmaline from Myanmar with the same specimen illustrated in Sowerbys Exotic Mineralogy.

Painite and some of Pain's original Mogok gems and minerals. Next week the Mindat conference will be there!

Various German hematite specimens - Natural History Museum, Dublin, Ireland

Agrigento sulphur from the Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy

Calcite concretions and Goethe booklet (1852) - Natural History Museum of the University of Florence

Russian classics from Swedish Museum of Natural History

Large hyalophane from Busovaca - Croatian Natural History Museum

Marcus Origlieri promoting Tucsons New Mineral Show

Reiner Bode with the new Bode Namibia II book.

We have been given some space on the Colido booth in A6.650 - I'll be demonstrating some new features of mindat at the booth here tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm.

Beautiful large smoky Quartz - Marcus Budil

Rose Quartz on Quartz from Brazil - Crystal Classics

Mindat party! Tomight 5pm here at Spirifer A6.322

Fluorite from Niederechlag mine, Germany. - Freiberg Academy

Lunch break

Tenth anniversary of Mineral Up magazine.

Latest issue is available in English, Spanish and Catalan editions.

French Stolzite - Alain Martaud minerals

New minerals available from Mikhail Murashko

New silver minerals - from Jaroslav Hyrsl

Multicolour fluorite from Peru - Jaroslav Hyrsl

It's the Munich Mineral Challenge! With Marcus Origlieri!

Agat beer!

Next up on the Munich Mineral Channenge - Dmitriy Belakofsky

Some of the transactions that happen at Munich are best not mentioned...

Many talents on show at the Crystal Classics booth today.

Fine Minerals International have, quite unsurprisingly, a fine selection of international minerals.

Ruin/Landscape marble - Lorenzo Gallerini

And the next contestant - Gunnar Farber!

And finally we have Mike Rumsey on the Munich Mineral Challenge! Thank you to all our contestants for being such good sports!

Stunning whewellite - Marcus Budil specimen

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Congratulations to the organizers for the effort involved in preparing an event like this and to offer the repotajes Mindat those who can not attend, keeping us updated information.

Felicitaciones a los organizadores por el esfuerzo que supone preparar un evento como este y a Mindat por ofrecer los repotajes a los que no podemos asistir, manteniendonos la información actualizada.

Jose Miguel Sola Fdez.
28th Oct 2016 11:50am
Congrats to MineralUP !
Fantastic magazine. High quality articles, editors, photo's and paper. Always a pleasure to read.
I wish the team another 10 years plus.

Frank de Wit
28th Oct 2016 12:31pm
Thanks so much for the reports you have done and are doing on the shows we can't visit personally. Nice to see many friends and the minerals of course. Sure appreciate the photo reports you do.

Rolf Luetcke
28th Oct 2016 1:57pm
I hope the Mindatians present at the Mindat party, will drink a glass to the health of these that cannot be there (except in their sprit).

Erik Vercammen
28th Oct 2016 2:56pm
hi Jolyon and Katia!
Good report! I was there on Saturday, but once again I missed you! Were you all three guys there? I saw no photos of Roman! Next weekend there will be a mineral show here in Milan as well, close to the airport Linate! If you want to come here, just you have to let me know.
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

Riccardo Modanesi
2nd Nov 2016 8:25pm

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