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Minerant 2018 - Antwerp, Belgium

Last Updated: 5th May 2018

By Tom Costes

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

And we’re off again. This time we’re in the big city of Antwerp and is organised by one of the largest mineral societies in Belgium. It is a two day event, but I’ll only be here today.

Let us do thing different this time. I’m going to start with the exposition. This year the pieces are all from the Deccan Traps and most of the pieces have been chosen because they are somewhat rarer than the normal material. All the pieces are from the collection of Raymond Dedeyne.

A big single crystal of baryte with stilbite from Chalisgaon

A julgoldite on calcite with chalcedony - Mahodari

A nice sharp powellite from Aurangabad

A smashing piece with intricate growths of quartz, calcite and chalcedony, Mahodari

Very thinly crystallised chaledony from Chakan

Different stages of apophyllite... a clear one from Eklara

Some that are a bit less clear from Sakur and Lonavala

To those very darkgreen-brown apophyllites with celadonite

Ok let’s visit the fair

Some people have too much time
... a pyrite snake

A smashing beryl var. morganite-aquamarine from Brazil. I love the weathering on this piece - Price Down Minerals

For every question about fluorescense you have to ask Axel Emmermann. Here you can let him analyse the spectrum under UV light for determinations

You can also bring in some gemstones to have them analysed

For those who read the mindat articles. This is Antoine Barthélemy that wrote an article on the museums in Paris and has a lovely mindat page.

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Hi Tom,

It was good to see you and your dad.
Have fun.

Paul De Bondt
5th May 2018 11:15am
See you in the UK soon ;)

Jolyon & Katya Ralph
5th May 2018 1:07pm

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