First of all we want to thanks all our customers that visited our stand in the 3 days.... is always a pleasure to meet people in person and talk about minerals.
An now let 's talk What's new at show .... this year our impression is that there was a lot of material to see, the show was very good as offer but slower in demand respect last year refelcting the general crisis of the markets. Anyway visistors were present expecially on Saturday
Our table A5.586
General view of the show on saturday
In our opinion the top news of the show where the Chinese realgars and the minerals from Madagascar expecially Pezzottaite
The realgar on calcite is a new finding and only 3 chinese dealer presented it anyway many pieces have damages so the selection was difficult . About pezzottaite some dealers like us presented several pieces mostly in loose crystals the best matrix pieces were some big loose crystals of red vivid color.
In the picture belowe a huge piece of matrix with shorls and loose pezzottatite crystals that were glued upon it a tremend FALSE !!
One of the tabls with chinese Realgar
Besides Pezzottaite many new finds were presented from this country expecially from French dealers. those finds were made in the last summer and include orange spessartine, almandine and green andradite garnet , Columbite from Mahaiza, Phenakite from Imalo and elbaites from Ambalabe. We were able to obtain a lot of this specimens first hand before the start of the show and we will present them at the middle of november on a new smartminerals section
Spessartina from Ampanivana Madagascar
Elbaite from Manapa Madagascr
Other interesting minerals from this county were the usual calcite and quartz with barite association. Flourites of several colour and stibnite specimens , also a lot of spessartite were offered with an inproved quality. A recently find was the azzurrite and malachite in good crystal of 1 cm
A lot of very nice Tourmaline specimens according to the show theme were presented by several dealers . Pederneira tourmaline were among the best as well the incredible sized 20-30 cm pink crystals showed by Pregi Gemme.
Another interesting new find was the vivianites in nice crystals in association with muscovite.
Huge sized amethyst with calcite were displayed in the Budil stand.
There wasn't any new things or finds . we registred an increasement of dealers from this country but not all with good pieces. interesting combination of pink apatites , double colored beryls and nice bastnaesites on matrix
In hall A4 there were the usual presence of morocco dealers ..but only few of them have many intersting pieces of good quality , above all some sample of toussit azzurrite found about 15 years ago. From central Africa teh only news were some imperial topaz loose crystal presented with usually malachite and carrolite.
From Namibia a new find of dioptase crystals and amethyst toghether with some boltwoodites , shorls and aquamarine from Erongo
From europe there were many classic specimens on display coming out from several collections and museum about the new finds we can remark interesting bicolored fluorites from Carintia and a new strike of elba hematites that was presented by a friend of us at our stand.
From Austria a very nice specimens of coralloid aragonite were also present and a new find of gypsum in crystals of 10,15 cm from cavnic Romania.
From Alps some classic scepter amethyst as well as pink flourites and a last summer find of euclase from switzerland were presented
From Russia no news only some intersting colorless flourite from dal'nergosk and 'fat ' red quartz from teh same place
Our friend Maurizio with his find of Elba hematites
Gianfranco , Beppe and our friend from Pakistan
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