Minerant 2018 - Antwerp, BelgiumLast Updated: 5th May 2018
By Tom Costes
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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 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
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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