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Christian Brand's Photo Gallery

FLF-VRJBastnäsite-(Ce)

Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Munich Show 2011/10/30: perfectly hexagonal grown Bastnaesite-(Ce) crystal here in gneissic alkaligranitic bedrock found at Zagi Mountain (Zaga Sar, Zagai Sar, Zaguh Sar, Zegi Sar), a continental alkaline intrusion 6.1 km SE of Warsak Damm and about 16.5 km NW' of Peshawar, Pakistan (Mulagori Tehsil, Kafor Dheri).

Mineralien N. Stötzel specimen;
crystal size ca. 1.3 x 0.5 cm
Photo ID: 423140     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 188   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 894 x 891 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

37H-F51Quartz (Var: Amethyst), Calcite

Multiple photos available
Artigas Department, Uruguay

Munich Show 2011/10/28: a breathtaking ca. 0,9 m high geode of wall- and stalagnate-coating Amethyst-xx associated with scattered small and two bigger Calcite skalenohedrons as linchpins grown over the stalagnate. Found close to Brazil's southern border in Uruguay's Artigas department.

Frédéric Escaut exhibit
Photo ID: 423013     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 327   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 669 x 2133 pixels (1.4 Mpix)

X5C-G8CThalénite-(Y)

Multiple photos available
Hundholmen, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway

Dimensions: 8 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm

Munich Show 2011/10/30: a nice thalénite-(Y) crystal embedded in hosting REE-enriched granitic pegmatite; specimen ca. 8 x 7 x 7cm; diameter/length of crystal ca. 1.8 cm
Photo ID: 423008     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 348   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1497 x 1485 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

6T9-TYPKupletskite

Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 16.6 cm x 13.2 cm x 12.6 cm

Munich Show 2011/10/28: a large cabinet specimen of Kupletskite, former D. Lisitsin specimen - mineralogist.ru;
According to his details it's found at Mt. Partamporr in the Khibiny Massif.
(Kupletskite is still not described from Partomchorr).

dimensions: 16.6 x 13.2 x 12.6 cm
Photo ID: 423006     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 420   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2406 x 2121 pixels (5.1 Mpix)

N2E-F2WBenitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce)

Multiple photos available
California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.7 cm

Munich Show 2011/10/29: this is the giant pipsqueak-meeting of three cousins, called the SUSHI piece. John Veevaert collection; tears of joy run down my cheeks as I saw it first time 'live'; many thanks to John for bringing this tiny treasure of mother nature to Munich !
dimensions ca. 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Photo ID: 422806     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 427   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

1MK-RNYAegirine

Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi

Dimensions: 10 cm x 7.5 cm x 5 cm

Munich Show 2011/10/28: a nice scaffold of Aegirine prisms;
Wendel Minerals' specimen, ex Bahmann collection; ca. 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm
Photo ID: 422784     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 155   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1992 x 1695 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

Y7V-UADFluorapatite

Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Munich Show 2011/10/30: another fine Fluorapatite crystal from the Panasqueira Mines, diameter of X ca. 6 cm
Photo ID: 422723     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 158   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2181 x 2418 pixels (5.3 Mpix)

84K-86UElpidite

Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 7 cm x 8 cm x 5.5 cm

Munich Show 2011/10/29: a wonderful Christophe Dubois specimen from Alluaiv Mountain / Lovozero intrusion; ca. 7.0 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm
Photo ID: 422626     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 207   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2469 x 2448 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

HRH-KWLFluorapatite

Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Munich Show 2011/10/29: a dream of a lustrous Fluorapatite crystal, an Erika Pohl-Ströher specimen on loan for the European Treasures exhibition; about 18-20 cm in length
Photo ID: 422623     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 172   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2802 x 2205 pixels (6.2 Mpix)

CPC-M1HFluorapatite

Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Munich Show 2011/10/29: huge ocean-blue lustrous Fluorapatite crystals, a tremendous Marcus Budil specimen on loan for the European Treasures exhibition; about 15 cm in heigth
Photo ID: 422619     Uploaded by: Christian Brand   View Count: 143   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1998 x 2763 pixels (5.5 Mpix)
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