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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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Sil­ver and sil­ver min­er­als are amongst the most de­sir­abe ob­jects since the be­gin­n­ing of min­er­al col­lect­ing. Sil­ver wires and curls from Kongs­berg and Freiberg are the coro­na­tion of each min­er­al col­lec­tion. Beau­ti­ful pyrar­gyrites and proustites en­hance each col­lec­tor's heat­beat.

How­ev­er, sil­ver is ... moreSilver and silver minerals are amongst the most desirabe objects since the beginning of mineral collecting. Silver wires and curls from Kongsberg and Freiberg are the coronation of each mineral collection. Beautiful pyrargyrites and proustites enhance each collector's heatbeat.

However, silver is not only the essence of high-end collecting but has contributed essentially to the history of mankind. Uncountable remain the millions of greek and phenician slaves, middle age european miners and millions of indios who have left their lives for silver.

Silver is one of the seven metals known since thousands of years, already been mentioned in the bible. Mountains of slag in Asia Minor, Arabia and on the agaen islands prove technologies to produce silver from lead ore; knowledges people had been acquainted with since at least 4.000 year B.C. Since the antiquity silver had been used to make finery and ornaments, however, most of this metal was used to stamp coins. The monetary system of many countries was based on silver; the one, who owned silver, was able to finance wars. One of the main pillars of power of Athens, Rome, the Phenicians, the church, the kings and queens of Castilia, the Austrian house of Habsburg and, last not least, of the Americans had been their control over the richest silver mines and the wars, which they made by paying their soldiery with silver coins.
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