In this section we try to give you some information about mineralogy news or simply consideration about specimens that were present in the show; to facilitate your reading and our work we aggregate our information by different country ( even if it almost impossible see everything expecially in the crowded days ).
In the show there were many things from China, Pakistan , India and Morocco interesting mixed and quality pieces offered by the main european dealers
Let's start to analyze the main
things for each country
rutile & hematite from brasil
Spain Portougal : From la Garda mine very nice Autunnite in yellow green bright crystal. We see a museum piece of abou 50 x30 cm
France - A new find of globubolar green pyromorphyte from Asperies. We saw also interesting fluorite specimens from different locality and in different shape, to underline very showy and bright blue fluorite from Le Burg. The most significant specimens were huge crystal of bournonite St. Laurent le minier in association with crystal of sphalerite. Another new find were good crystal of calcite covered by green Devellina and selenite from Le Canavelle
|Calcite Devellina and Selenite||Bournonite from St. Laurent|
Germany - We saw some nice piece of green Boracite in anydrite matrix and Manganite crystal from Ilfeld. More rare the native Bismut in crystals and some Flourites from Annaberg mine.
Greece - from here we can point out some good samples from Lavrion among these to underline the Annabergite in green round crystal
|Autunnite from Portugal||Acquamrine from Erongo Namibia|
|Morocco - In Saint Marie many dealers as usual spread in different tents along all the show. The most interesting new finds are very nice purple flourite on barite from Guercif and linarite and Brochantite in nice blue -green association from Goulamina. Among the classic specimens to underline very nice Roselite crystals up to 5-6 ,mm and some top quality Erithryte from Bou Azzer mine unfortunatly most of the other material is not so high level, anywhere was possible find some nice vanadinite specimens, and pinkish bright Cobaltocalcite|
India - there was a new strike of the green apophyllites round balls on stilbite , pieces seems more lusters than in past but with the same hight prices
Tunisia - offer by a French dealer nice red barite pieces from Zryba
Ethiopia - interesting new Amazonite specimens in somthimes in associatian with smoky quartz like the most famaous pieces from Colorado but with lower quality
Namibia - from here came out some new pieces from the classic Erongo mountains : Acquamarine of more dark blue color than in past times in association with Schorl and good green Flourites . From Tsumeb very few , but good old classic azzurrite and pink smithsonite.
Madagascar - above the usually pieces of Pezzottaite a new find from the same mine were Chiavennite crystals on very big size for the specie 1-3 mm
|Chiavennite from madagascar||New fluorite on barite from Morocco|
Other African Countries - no many things to sign on other african countries above all the minerals from kalaari manganese mines with poldevardite and sturmantite in exceptional crystals and quality. An interesting zeolite offered in some pieces was the bultfonteinite in association with poldevardite. From Zaire a good selection of Dioptase in crystals up to 1,5 cm.
Pakistan - from this country many dealers with good material but not many new finds , the only one we see were intersting vesuvianite very close to the ones from Italian Alps. To sign some elegant and gem quality acquamarine, topaz and apatites, among the other minerals incredible orange pink Morganites , and gemmy green diopside on quartz matrix.
|Afghanistan - to point out showy gemmy quality muticolour tourmaline matrix free and a couple of Lapis in perfect crystals of 4 , 5 cm . Other interesting pieces were some association of acquamarine , spessartine and schorl and some good crystal of pollucite|
|Myanmar (Burma) - some interesting specimens from this country: high level red tourmaline with rounded termination from Mogok for the first time in matrix pieces , more classic red spinel on calcite matrix and intersting yellow chondradrite.|
|China - The main part of the show was full of Chinese Material , many dealers from China and many others offering chinese material. First of all to sign very nice piece of octaedric fluorite on quartz from Den An mine in all sizes loose sharp Bournonite crystals till 5 - 6 cm, among the other classic specimen some very nice Scheelites of dark color and big Wolframites. The new find were same samples of creedite in trasparent crystal with flourite.|
Russia - no many things from this country, maybe the most interesting specimen were new trasparent Fluorite in dodecahedral crystals and very few of light colour.
Usa from this big country we see some reasonable priced Tourmaline from Pala in several color from pink to green. From California top quality pieces of crystalized native gold on quartz.
|Brasil from this big country another interesting new specimen find: Golden sagenite crystal on ematite blades in different size and very aesthetic. Green Titanites in Crystal up to 10 cm. Other new pieces nice Vesuviante crystal with garnets very close to the old Vesuvio pieces.Finally the claasic tourmaline from Pederneira.|
Australia - At Olivier tent some outstanding new specimens of Crocoite.
Our table in the theatre stage