St. Marie Aux Mine Show Report
Also this year other five sunny days
at S. Marie Show. Ill arrive there on Wednesday the day before the
official start with a lot of dealers
alredy set up and visitors too because the entrance is free. Someone after said me that the first dealers were
setting up on Monday
.continuing so in
the next years the show will began a week before.
my short note Ill try to give a view of the main mineral news from Africa
, and America
start with Africa. The main areas that seem to produce constantly
minerals are Morocco
|Gypsum from Morocco
|| Tente 4
Morocco I didnt see anything new but there was
a lot of minerals and fossils from this country . I could be say that the 20% of the
surface show is from Morocco.
All the main dealers are here in S. Marie.
worth a mention some good samples of Hematite in bladed lustrous XX from Atlas mountains
of vanadinites but the quality was lower in
average than last year. Some quite good fluorites from Hel Hammam of different size and
color mailnly green but also pink.
relatively new found of Proustite form Imiter was shown from some dealers but the price was hight
for the quality. Very few anglesite of good quality only in the Theatre some nice
anglesite and azzurrite Another thing I noticed was the quantity of roselite available
!. Most specimens are of lower quality
but there are many that are outstanding.
|Malachite Carrolite Cuprosklowskite
Africa there were many tents showing malachites
samples and the French dealer Gobin had many
interesting brochantite and velvety malachite from the Kabolela Mine in Katanga,
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and also some new specimens of cuprosklodowskite
from the Musonoi Mine . Another minerals shown
last year was Carrolite and also this year there were a good selection of pieces too
find from Mali
were the Vesuvianites in single prismatic XX
up to 2 kg weight. From Mali
also a good selection of black and green andradites.
Africa I notice
interesting amethyst from Magliesberg
which were offered from a dealer in our Tent toghether with classic specimens from the
|Scepter from Madagascar
||Hematite after magnetite from Patagonia
last from Madagascar
there were few interesting things above the
commercial stuff that everybody knows. I
noticed interesting Japan
twin quartz crystals with scepter amethyst
|Giant Elmwood Calcite
USA I didnt notice new things except fine classic
specimens of Fluorite and a monster calcite
from Elmwood .. Rodos from Sweet Home mine and
so on. The first day of the show I met John Veevaert of Trynity
minerals and he had some very nice pieces of benitonites and neptunites in his bag
, I was tempted and I got one for my
America there were remarkable specimens of Brasilian
tourmalines from PEDERNEIRA showed by many dealers in the Theatre.
Peruvian dealer was showing interesting Hubnerites in small nice red crystals
new find that caught my eyes were the Hematite after Magnetite from Chubut
. This is relatively a new find of last year
shown for first time in Denver.
Also a selection of good fluorites and dioptase was available from this country
its all for now enjoy the next coming shows
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