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... Among the most spec­tac­u­lar finds are the fan­tas­tic light blue calcites from the pit Ju­lia in Bil­bao, which en­rap­tured col­lec­tors' hearts to about the mid-1970s. At about the same time the zinc ore Las Man­fo­ras at Ali­va sup­plied ex­cel­lent, high-gloss Calcite, of­ten as­so­ci­at­ed with the world's bes ... more... Among the most spectacular finds are the fantastic light blue calcites from the pit Julia in Bilbao, which enraptured collectors' hearts to about the mid-1970s. At about the same time the zinc ore Las Manforas at Aliva supplied excellent, high-gloss Calcite, often associated with the world's best red Sphaleriten. ...

... at the forms of calcite the pinacoid is unique as it consists of exactly two parallel and oriented perpendicular to the c-axis surfaces. All other Calcitformen have either six or twelve areas. The pinacoid is an open form, with which it can not really include space; so the pinacoid must accompany other forms on the calcite crystal ...

A mineral portrait offered from Peter Seroka with contributions from Ingo Löffler, Edgar Müller, Rainer Albert, William Waltermann (written in german)
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Now in its 50th year, the Mu­nich Min­er­al Show pre­sent­ed it­self en­tire­ly in gold. All the ex­hi­bi­tions fol­lowed this gol­d­en thread. The show ma­n­age­ment, es­pe­cial­ly Chris­toph Keil­mann, re­al­ly put their backs in­to this gol­d­en an­niver­sary event to give the vis­i­tors an ex­pe­ri­ence which has more than earne ... moreNow in its 50th year, the Munich Mineral Show presented itself entirely in gold. All the exhibitions followed this golden thread. The show management, especially Christoph Keilmann, really put their backs into this golden anniversary event to give the visitors an experience which has more than earned the name "The Munich Show."

The best gold specimens from all over the world impressed the viewers in hall A6. Friends of fossils, alpine minerals, and scientific instruments got their moneys' worth in Hall A5. Hall B5 also displayed almost priceless monstrances together with the raw material used for their finished gemstones.

Even if the dealers could almost be overlooked among the wide range of exhibitions, of course a large selection of ... a show report from Stefan Schorn with support from Alfredo Petrov
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