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43th Nautilus Fair - Ghent, Belgium

Last Updated: 18th Mar 2018

By Tom Costes

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

This is the third year in a row we’re going to report on the Nautilus Fair. We’re still setting up and several dealers still haven’t arrived. But I’ll be your guide for today.
And Erin... It is on!

One of the councellors of the city has paid a visit to our fair - Jean-Claude Costes with Resul Tapmaz

The crowd is getting quite big

Jarislav has come all the way from Poland for our fair and saying hello to everybody. He’s having an online auction at ghe same time - Geotrader

A nice cassiterite from the Czech Republic - Kracmar Ludek

Nice tincalconite from Baker Mine - Silmarils Minerals

A big piece of kidney ore hematite from Florence Mine, UK - PriceDownMinerals

A terrific azurite from Mexico

One of these is not like the other... - Interkristal

We also have a different room for collectors to sell some excess material from their collections and we’ve places them together with the exposition

Let’s go to the exhibition. I am the one who has put everything together and it is all about one quarry in Belgium: Bierghes. The quarry produce a microdiorite and is known for his great quartzes.

Let us look at some Quartzes... a nice Dauphine with a crook.

A 17cm big crystal from Bierghes, Belgium

Some more quartz

A nicely prepared orthoclase from Bierghes

A whole cabinet filled with strage quartzes

A biterminated clear quartz with Chlorite on the back. This is one of the best pieces from the exposition

And this is the most impressing pieces. Sadly it it had to be glued together but it is still extremely good. 30+cm

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Nice report.
Congratulation for the quartz exhibition...
See you again
member of 4M - Nautilus - CGH - AMI (Italy)

Gerard Declercq
18th Mar 2018 11:08pm

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