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Munich Mineral Show 2018

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

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 it's that time of the year again, the Munich Mineral Show. It opens tomorrow but I'm here today to send some preview images of what's new in the mineral world.

Russian Minerals have a new find of natrolite crystals from Khibiny, Russia.

Also this nice large lump of stichtite from Altai.

Argentotetrahedrite from China. Mineralogist.ru specimen.

Large pyrochlore crystal from the Tatsrskiy massif.

Cuproromeite after tetrahedrite from Spain. Kugler-mineralien.

More Spanish minerals - Tangdanite and Clinoatacamite from Valencia. - MinTreasure specimens

Berthold Ottens showing me his new book on Greek minerals. Looks superb.

Gerhardite on cuprite from DR Congo. - Crystal Classics

Huge fluorite from the Greenlaws mine, England. This was found on a pile of deads in the mine and is known as the Old Man's Gift.

Good selection of Martian and lunar meteorites. Mohammed Hmani

Acanthite from China - Changsha Stone Culture Communications

Jesse and Joan performing

Superb Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Cornwall. Kristalle specimen

Beautiful Dolores I mine Proustite - Crystal Classics specimen

Special exhibit of the elements and their minerals




Copper minerals

Hematite from Cumbria

Albert Russ launching his new book of ice photography.

New find of blue fluorite from Sicily - webminerals.

Amethyst in the display for Silicon.

Austrian skeletal quartz

Smoky quartz

Incredible, but unlabeled, pink fluorite

Finally leaving the show

Roman looking at minerals through the microscope at the Terra Mineralia stand.

New find of rhodochrosite from N'chwanning mine south Africa - Bruce Cairncross specimens

A new book on minerals with type localities in Saxony, here with the three authors. Klaus Thalheim, Thomas Witzke and Andreas Massanek.

The book cover. Published by Bode.

Some general scenes from the show.

Amber etc.

One of the Chinese dealers

Thomas Leitner

Alfredo's booth with John Lucking (right) stopping by.

Amazing big apatite from Bolivia. Alfredo Petrov

Goodbye Munich! And now the long 13 hour drive home.

My next report will be from the Hong Kong Mineral Show next month. The show are sponsoring my travel and expenses for the trip, so please don't worry, no mindat.org funds are going towards that trip. Until then, goodbye!

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Interesting calcite on a rope!

Kevin Conroy
26th Oct 2018 2:43pm

A Dong zhang
28th Oct 2018 9:42am
Thank you Jolyon, I was unable to make it to the Munich show this year but your report "filled me in".

John Attard
29th Oct 2018 5:59am

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